Corporations are releasing two new drugs today, hoping to lure you into the abdomen of addiction. The drugs come in the form of Xbox Live games, cheap-quick 10-dolla baggies of interactive simplicity.
Eets: Chowdown is especially hazardous, a 120-level actioneering puzzle entertainment where you’ll use radioactive ginseng, exploding pigs, and fuming marshmallow contraptions to manipulate the emotions of your avatar.
While Pinball FX is a... pinball game. Yup. It has, uhh, sparkly lights. Plus four player extreme-radical action, and Vision Camera support so you can see every grimace from your opponent. Their shame gives you power.
Also today, hip-hop will be forever changed. And once you hear a hardcore rap-rock-techno ballad dedicated to pinball, you’ll understand why. Stroll here, watch the Pinball FX trailer, and hear an Englishman tell us that we can:
“Watch the flipside, on the worldwide, make the track play, do it your own way.”
Oh yes, we will.
April 24, 2007