Spotlight: First impressions, a 3DS 3D model, top 25 PS3 games, and more

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The Community Spotlight features some of the best unedited articles that didn't quite make the front page. This week, we consider the importance of a game's first impression, consider one gamer's list of the top PS3 games, check out a fan-made model of a 3DS, and more. Join us!

The importance of first impressions
By Trevor Hinkle

Trevor argues that a game's introduction is the key factor in whether he finishes playing through it or not. What entices you to complete a game? Should a first level be the best part?

The top 25 PlayStation 3 games, part 1
By Jason Rose

Jason's taking a stab at listing the best PS3 games in the system's long lifespan. This entry contains his choices from 10 to 25. Take a look and see if you agree. (Personally, I'd put Infamous higher!)

Sweet satisfaction?
By Trevor Hinkle

Having discussed the beginnings of games above, Trevor now tackles endings. He writes: "There are some games that cannot provide a quality ending, often ruining the experience for the player." Have you ever had an enjoyable experience spoiled by a lousy finish?

Nintendo 3DS XL — 3D model
By Jan Neves

Our 3D artist-in-residence is back with a pretty great computer model of Nintendo's newest handheld. He's even got all that fine print on the back of the device that nobody reads! Nice work, Jan.

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