Hey. It’s that time again. You know that time—the time where we look at some numbers. What are contained in these numbers? Music. Cool music. Music of a quality that could be denoted as “high.” SiIvaGunner provides elite listening material for those who choose to seek it out. 20,000 videos in, I have dwindled it down to ten—for the seventh time—to show you what is higher than high: highest.Continue reading “Top 10 Highest Quality SiIvaGunner Rips (2023 Edition)”
Category: Top 10
Top 10 Favorite Films I Viewed in 2022
Ah, films! I forgot about those. Despite how it may seem by the relative lack of film reviews/articles on the blog front this year, I’ve actually seen many, even outside of the March of the Movies block. 75 films, to be exact (including some online content that Letterboxd recognizes as “film”). Although last year I saw “over 100,” so maybe I have been slipping somewhat…
Regardless, as it is within my nature to chronicle, sort, and analyze, it is the time of year in which I can look back and reminisce on the best of what I indulged in. While compiling this list, I found that there were quite a few within a specific range of quality that made it somewhat hard to choose between the middle portions, so assume they’re all pretty even in my head (meaning “Very good”). Yet the top spot is the top choice without question, so don’t tune out too quickly!Continue reading “Top 10 Favorite Films I Viewed in 2022”
Top 10 Favorite Video Games I Played in 2022
Lookie here! I haven’t done one of these types of posts in a little while. Now that I am out of games journalism, I’m free to sort of peruse my way through whatever I care to try out at any given time. Even so, I didn’t play too many games this year—a little over twenty was the final count. Even so, there were more than enough titles played that I think are worth shouting out. And because content is content, this at-one-point-yearly list shall see life anew.
Disclaimer: Please note that this is not a traditional “Top 10 Best Video Games of [Year]” list. Rather, this is a list of the best video games I played in 2022, as in it did not have to be released this calendar year to make it, only that I had to have finished (a majority of) it in 2022.Continue reading “Top 10 Favorite Video Games I Played in 2022”
Top 10 Highest Quality SiIvaGunner Rips (2022 Edition)
Hello. Welcome to another Top 10 list detailing the highest quality of SiIvaGunner rips I’ve found. If you have never read this before, know that SiIvaGunner is a channel dedicated to supplying your eardrums with magical gaming memories that will last you the rest of your days. As of writing, the channel has over 19,000 videos, most of which are high quality rips.
With so many to choose from, it’s astounding to think that I, alone, can go through everything in order to ascertain quality to make these lists. Alas, I must admit: I listen to maybe ten to twenty new rips within a month’s span, ’cause ain’t nobody got time for that. Nevertheless, many new rips have supplied themselves into the chambers of my memory bank, nestled firmly in place with love and affection.
There are no specific ruleset to make this list; I simply have to adore the tracks. Though this is a “2022 list,” it does not have to have come out in 2022 to qualify. (I’m pretty sure zero tracks I’m going to cover were published in 2022.) This also isn’t meant to insinuate that these tracks are better than others I’ve documented previously. Consider it ten new high quality tracks for a full new year.Continue reading “Top 10 Highest Quality SiIvaGunner Rips (2022 Edition)”
Top 10 Films I Viewed in 2021
2021 was one full of video games for me, personally. Working full-time for KeenGamer for a large majority of the year meant I didn’t have too much time to really focus on anything else, outside of perhaps attending Twitch streams or setting aside time to watch films with friends. In part because of the latter, as well as my annual March of the Movies block, I saw over 100 films during the course of 2021, which allows me to be able to comprise a list of the best of the best. Who doesn’t love a good Top 10?
For those who didn’t register the title of the post, this is a Top 10 of the films I viewed during the course of 2021, not films specifically released in 2021. Frankly, I don’t think I could even list ten films I watched that released in 2021… Nevertheless, there will be a (yeah, singular) film from 2021 on this list, so I suppose that counts for something.
I will also note that I’ve made individual posts or reviews for most of the films that will be listed here, so this will be pretty to-the-point. Should people want to know more, I’ll link to the place where more of my stupid words are available in a non-stupid fashion.Continue reading “Top 10 Films I Viewed in 2021”
Top 10 Favorite Christmas Songs
What may be contrary to popular belief is that I am not an apathetic curmudgeon when it comes to the holidays. Christmas is my favorite holiday—the cheeriness, the romance, the snow; I’m privy to the “magic” that comes around this time of year. Much of that is owed to the type of music played, which can range from wonderful to “Please, God, make it stop.” In the spirit of the holidays, I wanted to detail my ten favorite Christmas songs ever, because why not?Continue reading “Top 10 Favorite Christmas Songs”
Top 10 Favorite Games After Four Years With KeenGamer
I mentioned last year that my productivity in terms of titles reviewed was fairly low. While I cannot remember the exact number, this past year was pretty low, as well—only twenty games. This would imply that the ten games I cover today will make up a clean half of the games I’ve reviewed between September 30th, 2020 and the same day, 2021. Nevertheless, there’s a solid selection of titles I’ve come across that make up the best games I’ve played in year four of my KeenGamer career.
No personal input from me this time around; life’s been relatively good. Work has been steady and I have no major complaints. If there’s been any reason for the lack of games reviewed, it could just be the increased responsibilities I have now that I work for Keen full-time. That said, I’ve already published a Metroid Dread review since the cutoff and will likely have another review out in the coming days. Off to a good start for next year!
Small and maybe unwarranted note, but I don’t receive review copies for everything I review. Also, since I’ve formally reviewed all games in the following list, I won’t go into substantive detail here.Continue reading “Top 10 Favorite Games After Four Years With KeenGamer”
Top 10 Favorite Yu-Gi-Oh Card Artworks
Like many youngsters in the early 2000’s, I was quite fond of this new card-game phenomenon by the name of Yu-Gi-Oh. Complete with super-censored anime adaptation airing at the time, my interest peaked pretty early, only to slowly dwindle as the different generations rolled around (mid-way through GX for me, personally). Still, if there was one thing I could harbor a deep affection for, it was the super rad artistic aesthetic of the collectible cards.
Yes, I was one of those people who would collect the cards to stare at the cool artwork and not actually play the game.
A random urge recently came over me to re-visit some of those old artworks that titillated my younger mind. In time, that urge to simply view transformed into an urge to rank, to assert my opinion in a structured fashion that speaks to me on a spiritual level. Now, here we are; these are my favorite Yu-Gi-Oh card artworks, based solely on how rad I think they are.Continue reading “Top 10 Favorite Yu-Gi-Oh Card Artworks”
Top 10 Games I’m Looking Forward to After E3 2021
I truly missed E3. After being cancelled last year, 2021 returned with all the lovely game announcements and surprise reveals that I once cherished as a gaming connoisseur. While my tastes and standards have shifted since 2019, I still viewed the Wholesome Direct, Xbox/Bethesda Showcase, and Nintendo Direct in full, and otherwise kept a pulse on the E3 “hype train” on social media.
So many games… I can barely keep my head on straight (not that I could before). Now that most of the celebration is done and gone, what’s there to look forward to? What games am I, specifically, foaming at the mouth to get my hands on? These are the ten games that I’m most looking forward to post E3 2021.Continue reading “Top 10 Games I’m Looking Forward to After E3 2021”
Top 10 Highest Quality SiIvaGunner Rips (2021 Edition)
I have decided to bring back commentary this year. That’s what you all come here for, right?
SiIvaGunner is a parody account of noteworthy video game track uploader GilvaSunner. Multiple times a day (in infrequent periods), they will upload tracks that take the entirety or a portion of a (usually) game soundtrack and edit it in a way that makes it a joke. Should you need any examples, feel free to look at my 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 lists. What will be making my list will be the “highest quality” tracks, those that I can listen to unironically as music that makes me swoon, joke or not.
Please note by the big parentheses in the title of this post that this is an annual thing that occurs on this blog that shouldn’t be construed as a be-all, end-all list of the best rips to ever grace SiIvaGunner. This is just my own opinion, and if you disagree, you should make your own list, credit me with inspiring you, and tell me I’m wrong.Continue reading “Top 10 Highest Quality SiIvaGunner Rips (2021 Edition)”