In recent years, right, wrong or just annoying, the expression “game changer” has been hung on everything from Washington, D.C., political maneuvers to James Cameron’s “Avatar” to whatever new toy Steve Jobs is putting out. Bounding into the lexicon, the expression went from sports jargon to adventurous adjective to cliché faster than Olympian Bode Miller blisters down a mountain.
Funny thing about clichés is that they are often true -- and in the case of the videogame "Heavy Rain," that’s a truism game-changing downpour.
Released Tuesday by PlayStation, the dark interactive noir game, produced by Quantic Dream, is already the No. 1-selling videogame on Amazon. In fact, it's Amazon's No. 2 overall videogame product, behind the Wii console. “Heavy Rain” also is moving quickly at retailers like GameSpot.