Theoretical Logic

A collection of Trevor Parscal's illustrated theories, some more plausible than others.

Xbox 360

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Theory: Xbox 360 is the worst game console on the market.

An Xbox 360 is like a pet parakeet; expensive, noisy, fragile and less clever than you’d hoped for. In the tradition of its predecessor, the Xbox 360 is yet another example of Microsoft’s lack of attention to detail, shameful quality control and ignorance in the craft of industrial design. The user interface is clumsy and obnoxious; a literal patchwork of advertisements and poorly conceived menus that warp you to arbitrary locations in a maze-like environment. I reluctantly bought an Xbox 360, despite previous bad experiences with Microsoft hardware and software, because I wanted to play some specific first-person shooter games with my friends online. However, my distrust in Microsoft has only been emboldened by this experience and I’d like to tell you why.
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Good Platform Video Games

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Theory: Most platform video games are rubbish.

NES Gameplay Dynamics

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Theory: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the Nintendo Entertainment System is the most difficult video game ever made.