Despite receiving a few complaints from critics concerning gameplay shortcomings, Will Wright's latest brain child, Spore,
was recently chosen as one of Time Magazine's 50 Best Inventions of 2008. Finishing in 20th place
, and credited as "The Everything Game", Time remarked on the ambitious nature of the title, labeling it as "blasphemy, brilliance or both."
Other "inventions" listed include "The Direct-to-Web Supervillain Musical
", Hulu.com, and 23andMe's home DNA test
, which garnered top honors. The Large Hadron Collider, the "world's most expensive science experiment", made an unremarkable 5th place finish -- Time cited the machine's failure to follow through on its promise to destroy humanity as the reason for its disappointing placement on the list.
[Via Big Download