For six years I've been streaming music to my PlayStation 3 using the same old trio of launch visualizers, which is a sadness. This week Q-Games makes me happy again, with a new PS3 app simply called Visualizer.
Having sights to go with my sounds has been important to me I installed my first CD drive. All of this trippy computing power, combined with music, should equal a psychedelic light show the likes of which teenage me, sitting alone in his room with a strobe light halfheartedly blinking along to Love and Rockets, could only imagine.
At one point I owned more visualizers for WinAmp than I did music.
Consoles have been letting me down since the 3DO. The PlayStation 3's original offerings, also created by Q-Games, were nice enough, but it was capable of so much more.
Q-Games' PixelJunk 4AM was going to be that so much more, but it became a music game that required the PlayStation Move and Eye. Visualizer finally gives people without Moves or Eyes something to look at and dance to.