Microsoft had a Windows Vista games section. Notice the green square of astro turf. Get it? Vista... grass...
Who needs booth babes?
What can one say about the new Mortal Kombat game? If they had put either of the last two in the kiosk and told me
it was new, would I have spotted their deceit? Is it out of the realm of possibility that they did exactly that and
haven't yet realized it? Why are the kiosks padded with sheep's wool? Is this part of the Vista theme? Are we meant to
feel like we are hearding sheep atop a rolling green hill when we play these games? Or is it a subtle hint at the return
This game was called Prey. I don't know what it was about. I'm not sure I remember what it looked like either, but I'll
hazard a guess that it was an FPS. I have about a 60% chance of being right, these days. Microsoft's custom hoop-shaped
kiosks looked very expensive. But they didn't make me feel _Vista_ like the wool and the grass.
Too Human looked terrible. It could have been a 3DO inside there. I will give them the benefit of the doubt and assume it was about
only 2% or 3% done, but I suspect I'm setting myself up for further disappointment.
More WoW tomfoolery. I only now noticed the Disney's Meet the Robinsons booth behind it. I looked that up and found
this synopsis: "Boy genius invents a machine that recovers forgotten memories, and inadvertently travels forward in time, where he encounters a family whose survival depends on his ingenuity."
It seems to me that either a memory machine or travelling to the future could sufficiently fill the plot of a 90 minute movie. What other combinations await? How about,
"Destitute woman wins the lottery but accidentally ends up in Peru where she must solve a string of 2000-year-old murders using remote viewing"?