Time magazine, masters of the high-brow "top XX" list, are back this week with their take on the top 50 inventions of 2008. The vast majority of them don't apply. To us, at any rate. We don't really cover the retail DNA testing industry, or the daily comings and goings surrounding the (awesome) global seed vault. No, we do games, so we're interested in the one, single video game that managed to make the list. And that game was...wait for it...yes, Spore, which came in at #20. Dubbed "the everything game" by the magazine, calling it "blasphemy, brilliance or both". Oh, and deviant commenters will be thrilled to see that disemvowelling came in at #42. 50 Best Inventions 2008 [Time]
LittleBIGPlanet is more innnovative and unique than Spore. Spore just does more of Will Wright's past games. What out there can actually compare to LittleBIGPlanet?
Seriously, LittleBIGPlanet is ridculously different than anything out there but no reason to argue. Non-gaming related mags always get it wrong.