The designers at Criterion, makers of the “Burnout” series, understand a part of gamer psychology that is rarely discussed: gamers are thrilled by wanton destruction. Call it “physics porn.”
If you’ve never had the pleasure of playing the Burnout series as one example of destruction being a good thing, then you’re doing yourself a disservice.
Most crashes are pretty realistic in Burnout, but check this one out on youtube; unbelievable…but fun!
Read Wired news about the heart-stoppingly beautiful art form of virtual destruction and why we love it.