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For six years, the Internet Nexus served as my technology blog, but I've since started blogging at the SuperSite Blog instead. If you're looking for the blog, please head there. --Paul
Monday, April 09, 2007
Choosing a Video Game SystemMe, in SuperSite for Windows:
While Microsoft got a jump on its next-generation video game console competitors when it shipped the Xbox 360 (see my review) in late 2005, it's only now, over a year later, that we're able to soberly evaluate each of the key systems and determine which offer the best value. That's because, as of this writing, consumers can now choose between three modern video game systems: the Xbox 360, Sony's PlayStation 3 (see my review), and Nintendo's Wii (see my photo gallery). As with the previous generation of consoles, each offers unique benefits and will appeal to certain kinds of users. But the dynamics have changed dramatically this time, with each of the system makers taking their consoles into entirely new markets. Here's how they compare.Needless to say, the Nintendo fan boys have come racing out of Mario's castle like those flying monkeys in "The Wizard of Oz." But nothing--not even its surprisingly strong sales--can sugarcoat the fact that the Wii is a joke. It's not for serious gamers at all.
Related: Game consoles are evil, in which we learn that Richard Stallman, the high priest of Free Software, believes that video game consoles are unethical. What a guy.Permalink ]