Illustration “inspired” by one hilarious photo of the Penny Arcade chaps.
By all accounts, 2006 was a banner year for video games. Two brand-spankin’ new systems launched, existing consoles and handhelds started rolling out their second-generation titles and loads of new functionality, and, generally, the triple-A titles flowed like water. Yet, while everyone else is predictably compiling their “Best Darn Games of 2006″ lists, I’m struck by an entirely different development in gaming that was much more significant to me:
2006 was the year it became more fun for me to listen to people talk about games than it was to actually play them.