On IRC earlier we were discussing those games that we've all spent countless hours with friends and family playing over the years... you know the ones. They aren't the greatest stories ever told or even necessarily the deepest of gaming experiences, they're just damn fun to play. Here are the guidelines: Here are a few examples of the sorts of games we want for this essentials list: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time, Super Smash Bros, Twisted Metal, Contra, Left4Dead, Marvel vs. Capcom, etc. It doesn't matter if it's your favorite game or not, things such as Final Fantasy, Paper Mario, The Legend of Zelda and so on aren't what we're looking for. It's about mindless (group) fun, not epic storylines and content. Ideally this list will lead to an influx of Retro Reviews and perhaps even some retro and/or multiplayer game nights via emulators and online connectivity. I'll start us off with Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time (Arcade, Super Nintendo).