The crate has long been held up as a symbol of lazy game art design, a crutch that game level decorators have been falling back on for fifteen damned years. Come to think of it, have you ever actually seen one of those wooden crates in real life? And did you smash it to see if there were bullets and medicine inside?A Gamers' Manifesto: 20 things gamers want from the seventh generation of game consoles. Very good and fun article with lots of should be obvious stuff about games. Must read for developers.