In 2006, I marched into my then-workplace and crowed that I had finally purchased an Xbox 360.
A coworker was suspicious. “Is this so you can play Geometry Wars at home?” he asked.
I glowered. “Yes,” I said quietly.
In short, I own a 360 so’s to download things.
Last Wednesday, Crayon Physics creator Petri Purho announced he had purchased a 360 specifically so he could buy and play Braid. Is there any more glowing a compliment?
Yes, there is. Earlier in the day, Purho wrote:
...[A]fter playing the game I got somewhat depressed because of it. So if you’re an aspiring game designer and you think you know something about game design, don’t play this game. You will get depressed, sad, and fanboyish towards [lead designer] Jonathan [Blow].
There is nothing so bittersweet as loving something so much, you wish you had made it yourself.