Eurogamer posted its "Top 50 Games of 2008
" list last week, and was immediately scolded
by EA boss Peter Moore for daring
to exclude FIFA 09
. This story was picked up by numerous sites, but one detail that wasn't so heavily reported were Moore's views on the game that came tenth, World of Goo
. Moore said he was "surprised to see [World of Goo
] up so high," despite ... not having played it.
For their part, 2D Boy (former employees of EA, no less) described the remark as a "compliment," and said they were "honored that World of Goo
has crept this far into mainstream awareness." The pair
have also confessed to deriving a "sick pleasure" from an "industry bigwig's indignant, self-righteous incredulity," though we suspect tongues were firmly placed in cheeks at this stage.