Well, Christmas is right around the corner and I’m sure a lot of you would like the latest and greatest video game console. But there are so many to choose from now. Which one is the best? I don’t want to bore you with a lot of technical jargon, so I’ll just give you an idea of what each one offers so you can make an educated decision. Below are the three most popular consoles on the market today.
So which one should you buy? That really depends on what kinds of games you like to play. They all offer a wide selection of games and even online multiplayer games.
The Wii is fairly new, being launched in September 14, 2006. The Wii offers more family-oriented, more kid-friendly games. And with the innovative controllers, you don’t just sit there twiddling your joystick. They have Golf, where you actually swing your controller to hit the ball. And Baseball, where one player will “throw” the ball with his controller and the other will bat by swinging the other controller. There are also a lot of other fun titles, like Tennis and Boxing. Plus, the Wii is backward compatible with the GameCube and Nintendo DS. And because of the popularity of the console, there are more and more games being added every day.
The Xbox 360 was released on November 22, 2005, in the United States, Mexico and Canada. A prominent feature of the Xbox 360 is its integrated Xbox Live service that allows players to complete online and download content such as arcade games, game demos, trailers, TV shows, and movies. The Xbox Live service costs about $50 a year. There are a wide variety of games including RPG’s, arcade games, action games, music/dance games, and flight simulation. There are also plenty of E for Everyone rated games, such as Scooby-Doo! Unmasked, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Codename: Kids Next Door, and many others.
The PS3 was first release in Japan on November 11, 2006. Successor to the PlayStation 2 and Playstation, it is backward compatible with both units. The PlayStation 3 features a slot-loading 2x speed Blu-ray Disc drive for games, Blu-ray movies, DVDs, CDs, and other optical media. The PS3 seems to be for more hard-core gamers that like shooter games, war games, and RPG fantasies, although I have seen some games rated E for Everyone. These include Hannah Montana, Little Big Planet, Trivial Pursuit, Cars (from the movie Cars), and several sports games like Tiger Woods PGA Tour, Madden, and others.
Games are not just for kids. Everyone needs to let off some steam once in awhile, or exercise their brain with some strategy games or trivia. Or maybe you just want to get lost in a fantasy and forget about the screwed up world we live in. Whatever you like, games can probably give it to you. Even if you just want to talk to somebody, with online games that allow you to chat with other players, you can become a part of a virtual world without ever leaving your living room.
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