Thursday, May 18, 2006

Console Wars Episode I

It seems like us gamers are faced with an ever changing world to contend with. PC gaming is now my favorite entertainment media, but it is hard to get away from my childhood roots with the good old console. It is, in my humble opinion, a far superior method for everyday casual gaming, especially for good multiplayer when the fellas are over.

However, the next-gen consoles are constantly changing into something "more." No longer are they just videogames, but multimedia hubs. Yes, these advances are amazing, but at the end of the day I just want to _play_ games.

I was hardcore leaning towards getting a PS3 when they come out (eventually) but after hearing its launch price, I took a step back. Granted, I can easily afford the machine, but do I really wanna drop $600+ on a console? I can build one heck of a gaming PC for that. Or that new MythTV box I've been wanting to do....

And now comes all the info about the Nintendo Wii. I think I've found my answer friends! The Wii is innovative, fun, and it will definitely be less expensive than its competitors. So, I may have to replace the "Reserved For PS3" sign on my entertainment center soon.