When Will Josh Create His First Videogame?

Microsoft announced this morning that they are releasing a suite of tools to make it much easier to create videogames on the Xbox 360 game system.  Regular readers of this blog know how big a fan I am of letting the user be the creator as well as the consumer.

But to be honest, I never thought that videogames were on the table. If they are (and I have no idea how simple the new tools are to use), then this is going to be a big deal.

I remember when I was in high school and a friend of mine and I created a football game on the TRS80 computer. It wasn’t very good but we built it and we played it.

When Josh and his buddies can create a NFL 2006 game of their own, with their own rules and players, then that’s what they are going to do. I am not saying they won’t play the games from the publishers, I am sure they will. But I think they’ll have more fun creating games of their own and playing them.