One of the most important elements of any video game is arguably that it ends in a strong fashion - a memorable final boss is just one way of doing this. Yeah, it's a bit of a cliche topic, but I've been on a bit of a Dark Souls trip lately, and the final encounter got me to thinking - the most memorable aspect of a game is how it ends, isn't it? I mean, everything in the game's been building to it: at this point, all the chips are down, and you're throwing everything you've got at your foe in a desperate effort to achieve victory. That's how it should be, anyway. Today, I'd like to take a look at a few of my personal favorites - a few of the best final bosses in video game history.

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Get out your virtual hard-hat and grab your favorite hammer because it's time to get building! Today I have a great list of the ten best free city-building games that are leading the way in 2013.

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These are some of the most tragic, hard-luck characters in gaming.

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Oftentimes, the most memorable thing about a narrative won?t be the heroes, or what they accomplished in the face of impossible odds. It?ll be the folks they were fighting against ? the villains.

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The protagonist isn?t always the good guy. Sometimes, the exact opposite is true: whether as a result of the game?s narrative or the player?s own choices; the central character ends up being a vile, irredeemable monster no matter how you swing it. They are, in every sense of the term, the villain.

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The traitors on this list play everyone around them ? usually, that even includes the player ? like a fiddle, stringing them along until it?s time to pull the rug out from under them.

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Writing a good story isn't easy. In spite of this; developers have, over the few years that the industry?s been around, woven some downright incredible tales. Here are just a few of the ones I've encountered.

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We?ve compiled a little wall of shame, commemorating some of the most poorly written, stereotypical, and downright irritating female characters in gaming.

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We're not saying it's easy to write a compelling story, but these one's are just flat out head scratchers. Leaving you to discern what in the bloody hell just hapened!

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Some of the most legendary builds to ever bless Minecraft.

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Our list of the best gaming comics you can find on the internet.

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In honor of Halloween we wanted to take a look at the most disturbing moments we could find in gaming.

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Here?s a tribute to a few of the most manipulative, most intelligent, and most effective villains from throughout video game history.

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We?re going to look at some of the most memorable, ear-popping, adrenaline inducing boss music to ever make its way onto the digital screen.

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Here?s just a few of the most bizarre first and third party controllers that have ever stumbled their way onto the market.

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Game development?s become one of the most popular careers in the world of late. It makes sense, if you think about it: if you love something enough, naturally you?re going to want a job where you?re involved in creating it. It?s pretty basic stuff, really. Unfortunately, what a lot of people don?t understand is that, while development might be a dream job for some, it?s still a job.

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