Tag: PS3

Mar 26

New Game Console May Dethrone Popular Consoles


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The war on game consoles may just go a notch higher with Palo Alto’s entry into the market. Palo Alto’s new system, OnLive, is poised to enter the market as the new console to contend with because of cheaper cost and easier access for gamers.

Unlike popular game consoles such as the Wii, PS3, and XBox 360, OnLive streams top-end games to your television or computer. It is a small set-up box that can be plugged to your TV/PC and a broadband connection. It will provide players the same top-end games with no install time, no download wait, and the ability for continuous upgrade. With upgrading mainly software-based, you may never be stuck with obsolete hardware again. It even offers a replay feature which you can record and send to your friends.
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Oct 12

Wii 2 in the Works for 2011

Rumors have it that a next generation Wii (Wii 2 or Wii HD) is currently in the works which is targeted for release in 2011.  Allegedly, it will be based on the original Wii architecture but it will have high definition graphics of 720p or 1080p.  It will also have more storage compared to measly capabilities of the current model.
While the Wii has won the console wars with more sales and consumers still having difficulty buying them off the shelves due to shortage, it is still a known fact that hardcore gamers still prefer the Xbox 360 and the PS3.  The Wii is still no match to the quality of the other 2 consoles.  The selling point of the Wii is that it revolves around family-oriented games — games that the entire family will enjoy playing together.
Upping their specs a notch higher to match the 2 other consoles could make them eventually edge out Sony and Microsoft in the console market.  Well, 2011 is still a long way and while Wii is trying to catch up, there is no doubt that Sony and Microsoft are also making headway on their own.  By the time Nintendo matches the quality of both consoles, these 2 may already be miles away again with the specs of their own console development.
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Jul 03

Video Games Survive the Impact of Recession

Despite the plummeting price of real estate and the skyrocketing cost of gasoline, video game sales seem to be surviving the slump. Even while everyone is trying to make ends meet, it seems that everyone still feels the need to play video games to relax and enjoy life. Why not? If we are going down the drain, why not do it while having fun? Besides, I believe we are able to find solutions to our problems when we are not too uptight about them. Creativity is spurred better when we’re not stressed. ( Read more )

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