No Psychonauts, no peace

"Psychonauts running on Xbox 360 would be just about the coolest thing in the world, wouldn't it?" So says Tim Schafer, and he's a little biased: he made the game. "You know, I have an Xbox 360 and I love it. I wish I could spend every living moment of my life playing it," said Schafer in a news post on his studio's home page, "My wife and I have discussed it, and we've agreed to name our first child 'Geometry Wars.%26rsquo; The only thing that could make my Xbox 360 any better is if it would just play this game we made called Psychonauts."

Many fans feel the same way, but Schafer's rallying cry is far more overt. "I want you to get up. I want you to walk over to your window right now. I want you to open your window up, and then I want you to stick your head out, and then I want you to take in a nice breath of fresh air, and then I want you to close that window and walk back to your computer and click on this link and send Microsoft a heartfelt message. Something to the effect of, 'I am a 9-year-old boy in the hospital, dying of consumption, and my last wish is to play Psychonauts on my Xbox 360!' (Please, try to make up your own disease.)"

Yes, that e-mail link works. If you want to see Psychonauts playable on Xbox 360, join the chorus. Maybe it'll even happen.

June 15, 2006