So Guinness World Records has compiled a list of the most influential video games in history, but wow, they're dead wrong.

First, there are only a few options for the top spot: Pong, Super Mario Brothers, Tetris, Legend of Zelda. So which was it? Super Mario Kart! Come on. How can a derivative game be more "influential" than the game that inspired it? That's stupid.

Tetris ranks in at number two, according to the list, and the original Grand Theft Auto is in the number three spot. Where does Super Mario Bros. turn up? Way down at number 17, beneath Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

Legend of Zelda itself isn't even on the list, but several of its sequels are. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is on there, but not the original. Super Metroid but not Metroid. Etc.

The list was made by people who either don't know anything about video games, or don't know what the word "influential" means.

(HT: LM.)

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