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16 video game songs in one minute

- January 10th, 2014
Video Game Theme Classical Guitar Medley

Chad Neidt plays the theme to “Street Fighter II” in “Video Game Theme Classical Guitar Medley.” (VIDEO SCREENSHOT)

Are you a fan of video game music? If so, then you’ll love this medley by YouTube user Chad Neidt, where he takes refrains from 16 different video games and plays them on a classical guitar. All in a single minute.

The tracks vary from classics, such as Pacman and Legend of Zelda, to more recent titles, such as Red Dead Redemption and Skyrim. Even Portal and Halo make an appearance.

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The 10 most addictive games

- December 22nd, 2011

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You might as well face it, you’re addicted to games.

According to press release issued by Gamasutra in partnership with GamePress, 63% of gamers surveyed said they feel “addicted” to gaming, 42% admitted they often missed out on social events in the name of leveling up and 82% said they regularly missed out on sleep because of video games.

There are, admittedly, worse things to lose sleep over than enjoying a favourite pastime, but as someone whose been stood up for a date because of Everquest, I beg of you, don’t do that. It’s douchey.

Here are the 10 console games respondents said they were most addicted to. I’m a bit bummed that machine-gun toting bros beat out dragon-slaying nerds for the top spot, but it warms the cockles of my heart to learn that Tetris is still ruining people’s friendships and health after 27 years.

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 – 73% of gamers who said they’d played said they felt ‘addicted’ to it
  2. Skyrim: The Elder Scrolls V – 70%
  3. Halo 3 – 68%
  4. Final Fantasy VII – 63%
  5. Grand Theft Auto IV – 58%
  6. Oblivion: The Elder Scrolls IV – 56%
  7. The Sims – 55%
  8. Red Dead Redemption – 46%
  9. FIFA 2012 – 42%
  10. Tetris – 39%

So what games can’t you live without?

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