The 2011 Guinness Book of World Records: Gamers Edition recently released its list of the top 50 video game characters of all time. While the complete list is sprinkled with names like Lara Croft, Kratos, Sackboy, and Nathan Drake, the top five characters are mostly vintage staples. Which is your favorite? Check out the top five according to Guinness, and vote for your number one in this slideshow!
- Sony has just announced a Final Fantasy PS3 Slim which will be released in Japan on Dec. 17 — CrunchGear
- Phew. Twitter's soon-to-be-announced location-based tweets will be opt-in only for security reasons — Mashable
- Motorola's line-up of pre-loaded apps for the Cliq is actually quite impressive — Engadget
- AT&T will start offering MMS for the iPhone tomorrow — Wired
- Some skateboarders in San Francisco put neon Tetris shapes on their head and made this neat video — Switched
- It's giveaway and game time on GeekSugar! Be sure to log in and play our Best Video Game Ever bracket! — GeekSugar
Japanese video game company Square Enix — the creators of Final Fantasy and the Dragon Quest series, is stepping into new territory by offering new non-games for the Nintendo DS. According to Joystiq, Square Enix now offers DS "Yoga Lessons You Can Start Today," "Flower-Blooming DS Gardening Lite," and "Why Not Listen to Classical Music On DS"? They are also planning to launch a line of travel guides for Italy, Hawaii and New York. As much as I love a good game, these new programs are going to be great!