Yes, while I have absolutely no time for gaming these days
(especially console gaming), I still constantly trawl through the
'Net looking for news and info on the next gen. consoles. I don't
know why, as I don't seem to have much time to play console games
But in any case, today marks the official start of the Next
Generation in the console wars. Microsoft's XBox 360 officially releases
today. In addition, Sony announces that the price of the PS3 will debut at about $300-400,
contrary to the earlier rumors that the pricepoint would be closer to
$500+. At $500+, I definitely wouldn't get one. At
$300-400, for a Blu-ray player, I'd probably pick one up.
I've been debating on whether it's worth it to get an XBox
360. I didn't get the first XBox, even though there were some
great games on it. But I've got a nice, big HD set at home just yearning for the Next Gen. systems. Oh who am I kidding, I don't have the funds for it in any case :P.
Meanwhile, I've also been reading about the poor manufacturing quality control for the first batch of XBox 360's.
Apparently, there have already been some "casualties" with the XBox
360's in circulation. From what I've read, it's primarily a heat
issue. This makes me worry somewhat as the Nintendo Revolution's
CPU is also being produced by IBM and the Rev. will be in a much
smaller form factor. If it's using a similar architecture, then
it could be an issue.
Speaking of the Revolution, news on that front has been pretty
mum. My wife was playing Monkey Ball on the GC last night (I
dunno what would compel her to suddenly want to play it, but she hooked
up the GC and sat there basically all night playing it). I sat
there watching her twisting and turning her whole body (to no avail) as
she guided here little monkey around the course. Man, Rev. is
going to rock sooooooooooo hard.