I stumbled upon the critically-acclaimed Psychonauts in a branch of Game the other day. I’ve been looking for it for ages without success, and I know that although it’s an Xbox game, my 360 will run it. Better still, it was four pounds. Four pounds!
Game in, dashboard says there’s an update, update installs, system restarts… can’t play the game. I have the wrong cable. The game needs PAL-50 and the cable doesn’t support that.
Balls! Giant dangly balls on toast!
This has happened before – Half-Life 2 springs to mind – and it’s one of those little details that makes the difference between console love and console hate. I don’t even know whether I still have a cable that’d let me play the game, and if I do I can’t be arsed looking for it. So today I have console hate.