Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006

Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis (for Xbox 360)

They must have been drinking something other than hot coffee (get it? get it?) over at Rockstar Games — best known for its ultra-violent Grand Theft Auto series — when they committed to a ping-pong game. Except wait, it's actually good. The jangly caffeinated back-and-forth rhythm of ping-pong is oddly adrenalizing, and there's enough shot and spin variations to make this a real heads-up strategic battle. The visuals are spot-on-love those dreary high-school gymnasiums, complete with spooky gym acoustics. Plus, it's cheap. Please, gaming gods, let them port this to the Wii.