Some fans of space are so dedicated that they can tell you the names of the astronauts for all seventeen Apollo missions–as well as the names of every cosmonaut who went to Mir. But the public remains unenthused…until last night. That’s when people gathered at parties across the country, held in planetariums, universities, convention centers, and even in Times Square, to watch the landing of the rover Curiosity on Mars.
I’m a PS3 gamer (Uncharted FTW), with minimal experience with the Xbox. Xbox players have the advantage if you want to play Halo, Fable, and a slew of dancing and Kinect games. But Kinect Star Wars aside, there hasn’t been a game that has made me want to convert. Until now.