I can think of two specific instances of my manic lust for console polygonal conquering:
The First was when I found out, through my usual sources, that Half Life 2 was going to be released for XBOX!!!! Notice the lack of a numerical representation of degrees at the end there. Yeah, Original Black Pillow-of-Plastic XBOX.
The Second was just recently. A Certain sequel to a game known for requiring Level 6 Retinal Entry Clearance at Langley just to view the damn load screen. I could only speak of the visually unparalleled Crysis.
(_;YOU CAN NOT PLAY ME ;_)
And Crysis 2 was coming out for my dinky little PC as a Console. YES! I needn't look any deeper into it, I put that reserve down, son! A few months later and I must say, it does look fantastic on the aged box. With stereoscopic 3D support to boot! The gameplay for the story mode was excellent if a tad repetitive towards the end. The multiplayer, well, is butt. And that takes it so many notches down, for me, that this 9.5 just became a 7.5-8.0. Those pages for people who choose their selections solely from a chronicle in descending numeric pffft. I apologize for all those who don't covet the aforementioned metarankics.
But I digress,
I don't think I will ever quench the lust for high-poly, high-fps, high-anti-aliasing, high hoping NEED to seek that shit out. I will post more examples as I can think of them.
I want to end on a slight tangent:
MY FAVORITE 360 ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCK EVER!!!
Was it getting 100% in Liberty City? Was it Unlocking the Recon In Halo 3? Getting Every Achievement in Braid except that one that involves perching on a cloud for several REAL hours?
No, no, no. It was Crysis 2. When I beat the game on Hard? No. Easy? NO!!
It's quite simple. After you start the game and go through its little intro movie you are presented with a little level and suddenly you see a familiar green rectangle pop up on the screen to ask you:
CAN IT RUN CRYSIS?