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SMPS.Net Presents: The Top 10 Cartoons of All-Time! (by EVERYBODY)
Thirteen brave souls are here to tell you all about the animated pieces of work that you should be filling your eye holes with.

SMPS Top 25 Games of All-Time: REDUX (by EVERYBODY)
Pat came to me one day and was like, "Yo, we needa do diz shiz, shorty." And I was all, "Why the hell are you talking like that, dude?" After a 2 hour explanation about how his life had changed for the better after buying the latest 50 Cent CD, we came to the agreement to get people together and write about some games! And the fun we did have, boy howdy.

SMPS Top 10 Worst Games of All-Time ver. 2.0 (by EVERYBODY)
The second version of the list had a much bigger turn out than it originally did a few years ago. You'll find a mix of old and new here and a whole lot of hate to go around.



The Top 218 Games of the 5th Generation (by The SnS Forum)
218 games and approximately 215,000,000,000 words, this is the final word (THE FINAL WORD!) on the best games of the 5th generation of consoles.

The Top 129 Game Boy Games Ever According to SnS (by The SnS Forum)
This list now brought to you with the amazing power of portability and four shades of pea soup!

The Top 153 Sega Genesis Ever According to SnS (by The SnS Forum)
You can all thank Rhete for planning, tallying, and editing this one together. Perhaps the greatest 16-bit console of its generation finally gets its due in this mega five-part bit of Blast Processing.

The Top 158 NES Games Ever According to SnS (by The SnS Forum)
We did it again, only this time there's a whole hell of a lot more games and they're 8 bits less. Enjoy!

The Top 115 SNES Games Ever According to SnS (by The SnS Forum)
An SNES-Week '09 list of the 115 best SNES games compiled from lists and comments generated by users of the Sliders n' Socks Forum. You love lists, so you'll LOOOOOVE this one!



July 2nd, 2015
Let's Re-Think That: God of War
Polly looks back at one of the first games she reviewed for the site ten years ago and wonders just how much her opinions and thoughts on the game have held up over time.

January 1st, 2015
Sockscast Crew's Expanded GoTY 2014 Lists! (by listed below)
     Polly's Games of the 2014 Thing!
     Crono Maniac's Games of the 2014 Thing!
     Rhete's Games of the 2014 Thing!

January 1st, 2014
Socksmakepeoplesexy.Net's Games of the 2013 Things! (by listed below)
     Polly's Games of the 2013 Thing!
     Crono Maniac's Games of the 2013 Thing!
     FreezingInferno's Games of the 2013 Thing!
     Rhete's Games of the 2013 Thing!
     Pat's Games of the 2013 Thing!
     PaunchoSmith's Games of the 2013 Thing!
     AcidReign's Games of the 2013 Thing!

December 31st, 2012
Socksmakepeoplesexy.Net's 2012 Picks For Games of the Year (by listed below)
Another year winds down as four of Socksmakepeoplesexy.Net's finest give their critiques, awards, and raspberries to the games they played this year.
     Polly's Game of the Year 2012 Thing
     Rhete's Game of the Year 2012 Thing
     Crono Maniac's Game of the Year 2012 Thing
     FreezingInferno's Game of the Year 2012 Thing

September 14th, 2012
Polly's 11 Commandments of Let's Playing (From A Let's Play Viewer's Point of View)
If you think you're going to be the next YouTube Mega Star with millions of subscribers and LOADSAYOUTUBEMONEY, you may want to read this first.

February 11th, 2012
heavymetalmage goes all Valentine's Day On Your Ass (by heavymetalmage)
Awww, well if it isn't time for the LOVELIEST Holiday of 'em all! Love Guru, heavymetalmage, has all the Valentine's Day-related media to help get your love life kick started on what some may call the lonliest of holidays.

December 31st, 2011
Socksmakepeoplesexy.Net's 2011 Picks For Games of the Year (by EVERYBODY)
A vigilant crew of eight Socksmakepeoplesexy.Net contributators bravely choose their personal games of the year for 2011 that weren't necessarily released in 2011!

December 18th, 2011
heavymetalmage goes all Christmas (And New Year's) On Your Ass (by heavymetalmage)
The journey continues with everyone's favorite holiday where you get free stuff and give others free stuff! heavymetalmage has got the skinny on all the great Christmassy media to brighten your room just a little lighter in case the warm glow of your monitor just isn't cutting it this year.

November 19th, 2011
heavymetalmage Goes All Thanksgiving On Your Ass (by heavymetalmage)
heavymetalmage's year-long odyssey through an entire calendar of holidays continues! Time to get you nice and plumped up for the slaughter with this fine selection of Thanksgiving holiday media.

November 8th, 2011
15 NES Games With Under-Appreciated Music
There's lots of great NES music out there, but it seems people only wanna hear or acknowledge the same stuff over and over. In this article, we have a look at 15 NES games whose soundtracks are woefully under appreciated.

October 27th, 2011
heavymetalmage Goes All Halloween On Your Ass (by heavymetalmage)
heavymetalmage's year-long odyssey through an entire calendar of holidays starts here! This article will be moved to the Features portion of the site soon.

October 24th, 2011
In Defense of Bad Graphics (by Admiral Maxtreme)
New Guest Contributator Admiral Maxtreme takes a maxtreme look at graphics. With his eyes. Because that's how we experience graphics. With our eyes. And he uses words. Not entirely sure why!

July 5th, 2011
You And Me Are Through, Nintendo (by Vanor Orion)
They say that all good things must come to an end, and that also includes innocence. So disenfranchised by Nintendo's latest actions, as well as the seeming failure of Operation Rainfall, a relationship of beautiful love and sales figures comes to a swift end.

January 26th, 2011
Hunters: Relic of Stars PREVIEW
Socksmakepeoplesexy.Net gets an exclusive first look at the new hotness coming from i Productions in this preview of its upcoming new game IT WAS TOTALLY A LEAK JUST LIKE EVERYTHING IS THESE DAYS RIGHT GUYS?

January 20th, 2011
Lost Odyssey: A Vital New Understanding of the JRPG (by Dan Hunt)
Dan Hunt embarks on his very own Lost Odyssey in search of that JRPG magic from long ago. Will he make it back to us alive or ever be the same again? Only one way to find out.

January 15th, 2011
Achieve This!
Oh dear god, Polly's out there ranting and raving again about things she can't change! This time she's in Hissy Fit Level 4 Mode about Achievements and Trophies and why they're so stupid and why you're so stupid for having to continue collecting them! FUN FOR EVERYONE! RIGHT?

January 8th, 2011
Nintendon't Ever Go On Sale
POLLY MAD! POLLY MAD AT NINTENDO! POLLY WALLET ALSO MAD AT NINTENDO! RAR!

November 5th, 2010
10 Villains I'd Go Gay For (by Fat Kakashi)
Inspired by one of his innermost thoughts being verbalized in his Secret of Mana Let's Play, Fat Kakashi lets fly with all of his most homoerotic desires for the fictional manly men that light his love fire.

October 10th, 2010
Dueling Analog
Dual-Analog controls suck ass. Polly agreed, don't bother her about it.

October 5th, 2010
Left 4 Dead Survivors (by Alex Hill)
In this two-part expose, Alex Hill gives us his opinions on Valve's Left 4 Dead franchise, but most importantly the Survivors that help shape both games' loose narrative.

April 13th, 2010
Hitchhiker's Guide to Algol (by FreezingInferno)
        Hitchhiker's Guide to Algol: Prelude

March 5th, 2010
Robot Masters Rundown (by FreezingInferno) PART 1 | PART 2 | PART 3 | PART 4 | PART 5
In this multi-part article, FreezingInferno has a look at the world-renowned Robot Masters of the Mega Man series and comments on each of them. Everybody loves Mega Man, so you shold be reading this article!

February 19th, 2010
Amiga Article (by Adam)
A while ago the Polly reviewed Cannon Fodder for Amiga and made a lot of off-the-cuff comments about the Amiga and its place in Britain Land. Adam helps put all this back into perspective with this article.

January 24th, 2010
Left 4 Dead vs Left 4 Dead 2 (by Traitor Magnus)
Traitor Magnus, an old SMPS.Net friend, gives you the 4-1-1 dealio on how Left 4 Dead stacks up against Left 4 Dead 2. It may be the most descriptive article title EVER!

January 22nd, 2010
FreezingInferno's Innovation Rant (by FreezingInferno)
Back again for another dose of gaming articlism, Frezpot takes a look at innovation in video games and draws some interesting comparisons in the process.

January 20th, 2010
Black Sheep: Why Do We Shun Them? (by FreezingInferno)
...And it's not because we're racist, lemme tell you that much! No, in this article, SMPS.Net pal FreezingInferno investigates the black sheep of gaming and why we ostricise them. Should we? Shouldn't we? Ol' Frezpot's got all the answers right here.

August 26th, circlenine
Video Game Evil Overlord Top 100 (by Robert Greene)
HG101 Contributator and recently added new friend of the SMPS, Robert Greene (perhaps best known to some as BionicCommando83) drops all the knowledge about what it takes to be a damn good and proper video game overlord in this astonishingly thorough list of dos and don'ts.

June 5th, circlenine
Polly's Awesome SNES Moments
What made the SNES so awesome? Well, I can tell you it was more than what's contained in this article, but I'm sure you'll agree that everything in here holds a special place in SNES history regardless.

June 5th, circlenine
8 Easy Bits: The SNES Week Exclusive (by Pitchfork)
Pat done went and made a special comic just for SNES Week circlenine. It's a little too close to the truth if you ask me...

June 5th, circlenine
SNES Did It Better Part M (by Ether)
Hey look! It's Ether's first official article!

June 1st, circlenine
These Are The Voyages... (by Irish)
Read all about Irish's five years and beyond SNES journey. It's almost better than flank steak.

October 21st, 2008
The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past Is Overrated (by Wolf)
Is it can be two "overrated" articles in a row tiem nao? Indeed it is, and Wolf has a bone to pick with one Link to the Past for SNES.

October 19th, 2008
Top 10 Overrated Weapons in Videogames (by Ed)
So many weapons in videogames, so many of them overrated, so little time...but enough time for a Top 10 list!

October 6th, 2008
Irish Presents: (Too Cool For) SEGA Genesis Week (by Irish)
        SEGA Ads: Precursor to (Too Cool For) SEGA Genesis Week
        (Too Cool For) SEGA Genesis Week Introduction
        SEGA Rocked
        Top Five SEGA Games You Never Played
        Uniquely Sega
        Phantasy Star Retrospective Finale

July 30th, 2008
10 Reasons Crusader of Centy is better than Zelda: A Link to the Past (by Kazlo)
Kazlo loves him some Crusader of Centy and in this piece he'll not only tell us why, but also why it's better than your other favorite action/adventure game.

July 29th, 2008
SEGA Genesis Is Gay (by The Hutch)
The Hutch waxes gay about gay ol' Sega Genesis and how gay it is. OH GOD THE DICKS!

July 29th, 2008
Retrospective on 5 Obscure Genesis Games That Shaped My Love For It (by Ed)
Ed professes his love of soccer, oiled up men rollin' around on the floor, and dinosaurs all within the space of one little article. Can he keep it under control? Well why not read and find out?

July 28th, 2008
SEGA Genesis Did It Better
In this five-part article, I share my opinions on what the Genesis did better than the SNES and why. Feel free to disagree, because Polly don't care! :D

July 28th, 2008
The Genesis: When SEGA Was More Boring and Less Evil (by TheArchVillain)
TheArchVillain seems to take great offense to me and my little Genesis Week hub-bubbery and in this article he gives us some pretty good reasons why.

April 12th, 2008
cack Presents: 25 Or So Bad-Ass Moments In Gaming (by cack w/contributions from Mega64ums)
These people think they've unearthed all the bad-ass moments in videogaming! Can you believe the nerve? I know I can't, but I read it anyway, because I had to edit it!

July 27th, 2007
Ten "FUCK YOU" Moments In Polly NES History
I bet she says "FUCK" a lot in this article.

July 27th, 2007
The OTHER NES Rant (by Pitchfork)
Pat confesses his love for a little grey box.

July 24th, 2007
Screwing Over A Franchise: Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (by Scott)
Zelda II may be the bastard red-headed stepchild of the Zelda series in many gamers' eyes, but it doesn't care because it gets all the love it needs from Scott. Zelda II: The game only a Scott could love!

July 23rd, 2007
It Seemed More Fun Back Then (by Travisty)
Travisty introduces multimedia reviewing and gameplay commentary to SMPS and humanity pays dearly for it.

September 17th, 2006
Pitchfork's KOF Tribute Extravaganza Part 6 of 25 - (by Pitchfork)
The longest one-man article in SMPS history (until Spydakween decides he wants to completely decimate whatever storage I may have left on this site with the power of his walls of text alone). Seeing as how it's written by Pat, you can be rest assured that it drones on for HOURS and is probably about 2D fighters.

July 7th, 2006
Chimpo's NES Week Part Deux Comic (by ChimpoMcCrazypants)
Gentlemen, BEHOLD! Chimpo made a great sprite comic for NES Week 2006!

July 5th, 2006
Scar(r)ed by Dragon Warrior: The Spydakween Story (by Spydakween)
He's got a lot to say and he doesn't care if you're listening! Spydakween's all up in this bitch to show you guys how hardcore he is for surviving Dragon Warrior at such a young age.

July 4th, 2006
The NES Rant (by Pitchfork)
Pitchfork goes all LiveJournal on us and cries a river over videogame history long past. Well, he's not really crying, but I do so love mocking him at any opportunity I get. Fag.

July 3rd, 2006
Still Ahead, A Look Back -or- Mario And The Flying Carpet (by Jaq)
Mr. Jaq's contribution to NES Week Part Deux. A recollection of his overwhelming fondess for plumbers, sand, and weird little guys in masks who spit things at you.

July 3rd, 2006
Human Reviews (by Peaches)
Peaches' contribution to NES Week: Part Deux is a bit of an original one. Sensing that game reviews are boring and so are the people that write them, he did one better. Reviewing PEOPLE! If I did this on a regular basis I'm sure I could get this site taken off the web for breaking some kind of web decency policy.

August 26th, 2005
Google: The Next Microsoft? (by decoy octopus)
A tech-related article by decoyoctopus examining the current hype over the newest super-power in the world, everyone's favorite: Google.

May 26th, 2005
5 Reasons Why The N64 Doesn't Suck (by decoy octopus)
Find out why the N64 doesn't suck. Since they're dirt cheap now, as are the games, I wholeheartedly recommend taking all the recommendations in the article and experiencing a nice warm slice of yummi gaming pie.

May 22nd, 2005
Fifth Floor: Menswear Guest Comics
The Precursor to The Adventures of Pat & Polly, perhaps. As evidenced by the lack of funny and the sheer amounts of STUPID. These are guest spots I did for decoy's site back in the day.

June 17th, 2003
Ninja Cop vs Ninja Clown
The 2nd article originally posted on an older site I used to have. This was a great way to waste a Sunday. It's a true test of "Who Rocks More" when the stars from two unfortunately named games go at it head to head. This one dates back to June 17th, 2003 and has also been modified from its original form to appear in uniform to this site, and as with the Cheetah Men article, all content remains unchanged.

June 16th, 2003
The Cheetah Men Saga
An article I posted on an older site I used to have documenting my experiences in playing through what could possibly be called the shittiest games of all time. This one dates back to June 13th, 2003. It has been modified from its original form to appear in uniform with this site, however all content remains unchanged.




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