Take Initiative recently posted an article on the use of color in games:
Pink has also been used more in games over the past ten years. Pink has mostly been associated with fun and baby girls but recently more people especially men have been adopting more pink products. Games companies have even used this colour to their advantage by colouring their consoles in a variety of shades of pink to help widen their market and sell their products to young girls who previously would not have touched consoles. So pink is definitely having a bigger impact on the world.
Within actual games pink, like white has been used to make certain objects stand out to players and show that they are not a part of the norm. In Halo 2 and 3 pink (and other exotic colours) are used to signify aliens weapons like the Needler.
– Colour within Game Design: Colours with Meaning @ TakeInitiative.com
Speaking of pink:
Philip K. Dick wrote about “pink laser beams” and other pink light phenomena as a means of beaming huge quantities of information into a man’s head … a man such as Philip K. Dick himself.
Perhaps the world is ready for a Philip K. Dick videogame?
Left: VALIS cover art, which I absolutely love. Beautiful and relevant.