One of the greatest hobbies in the world is gambling. There are many forms of gaming in the world, from cards to game consoles. For most people, gaming means playing video games on a specially designed game console or PC. So that’s the issue.

According to Wikipedia, we are in the 7th generation of consoles and there are 3 main competitors: Microsoft’s minimalist Xbox 360, Nintendo’s little white motion-controlled cube the Wii, and Sony’s big black powerhouse the PlayStation 3. While the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 thrive on games that have very high quality graphics, Wii focuses on fun, games can be played over and over again, and creating a Mii avatar is a pretty cool feature. There is a downside though, the games are not for the hardcore gamers who want to blow things to smithereens with a wide array of powerful weapons or for those who want to launch exotic cars against exotic trees at exotic speeds. The Wii’s graphics are comparable to the PlayStation 2, so it’s not good for a game that needs a high level of detail and with an 800 MHz processor it can’t handle the graphics of the other two consoles. However, he is resourceful and has motion control which, when drunk, can be credited in some YouTube videos. What I don’t like is because it’s a “universal remote”, I assumed it wouldn’t need any modification to make it a gun, steering wheel, golf club, etc. The Wiimote has an attachment for every type of game available on the Wii, which is just plain expensive to buy them all. Backward compatibility works from what I’ve heard, all connections are present for memory cards, controllers and discs for the Nintendo game cube, but unfortunately there’s no room or slot to play a Game Boy game on your TV again, which is a shame. The memory can be expanded to create more data and Mii avatars, the controller vibrates, has sound and is motion sensitive unlike its competitors, it’s as reliable as a wood burning stove and best of all its very low price and cheap games make it a good choice. option for players who just want a little fun from time to time and don’t have pockets full of gold. The Wii only comes in one color so far in the UK, which is a shame because black looks a bit better than its sad white counterpart that we have to buy from our stores.

Moving on, we have the Xbox 360, aimed more at a mid-range of gamers, it has a lot of blasting games, a few puzzles, and one or two games that younger gamers might appreciate. However, its appearance is a bit bland. It doesn’t have a shiny exterior like the Wii and PlayStation 3 and thus has a toaster-like appearance with a large power button. It has a huge catalog of games available since it came out a while ago and the graphics are hitting the best on Xbox so the games look pretty good right now. Unfortunately, backwards compatibility isn’t great, most older Xbox games don’t seem to work well, if at all, regardless of whether they’re played in the Elite or Premium packs. It’s a shame because there were a few Xbox exclusive games that would be good to play on the 360, including Half-life 2, Psychonauts, and Project Gotham racing. I’m not too sure if those games work or not, but I’m hesitant to try it because I don’t have an Xbox 360 to test it with, and besides, the 360 ​​tends to be temperamental about whether it works or not, and someone who has the guts to play it an Xbox or 360 title may have to be sent to a repair shop because it explodes in a big ring of red LED sky. Yes, the 360 ​​has proven to be unreliable and I’m led to believe the 360’s failure rate has been a massive 65%, which by any standards is way too high. Also, because there are no Blu-ray discs (yet), games are taken up by high-quality graphics, and there is little room left for movies, storylines, or other essentials for a game. It has some old technology, more so than DVD games. An eject drive tray that’s easy to break, no rechargeable batteries unless purchased separately, no HDMI support in the now deprecated Core package, wireless controllers eat up batteries like it’s the last day of sales of January batteries, it’s as loud as an 18 Wheeler in a small tunnel and breaks down if it gets the slightest hint that it wants to be used. More than that, the players are mostly idiots who abuse the bollox of anyone who dares to be better than them. I admire the 360, it’s a good console, lots of games, good drivers although it’s a bit hard to get used to and Microsoft promises to make your rota 360 work like new, or just work, in a few days free of charge.

Now we move on to the PlayStation 3. Sony’s third installment of their amazing game console. Unfortunately the PS3 is off to a very poor start with its £425 price tag and limited number of games, it looks like a poor choice when the 360 ​​has all the best new games. However, I have this big black colossus and I thought it was fantastic. We only have the 60GB and 40GB models in black in the UK, but that doesn’t matter when the console works the way you want it to, when you want it to. It was actually less expensive and more efficient than the Xbox 360 when it was new because you didn’t have to buy every available device to play HD-DVDs and have wireless connectivity. The PS3 has everything under one roof, even if it’s quite large. It has motion-sensitive controllers, but they haven’t been put to much use yet other than flying around and balancing some guy on a log. The graphics still aren’t the best the PS3 can produce, as its inner workings involve some kind of wizardry that the developers haven’t mastered yet. Also where the Wii falls short on graphics, the PS3 has good graphics and where the Xbox 360 falls short on disk space, the PS3 makes up for it with the long-awaited arrival of Blu-ray. These can hold up to 50GB on a dual layer drive and a possible 200GB drive is in the prototype stage. With this huge space on a disk, the graphics don’t have to take up 7 eighths of the disk and games can be played for hours and hours on the same story with good graphics, smooth gameplay and loads of other features that keep players happy for a long time. longer than before.

Speaking of gamers, hardcore gamers will be the only people who will buy this console. There aren’t a lot of hugely compelling games out there yet for the PS3, so it’s selling with future potential, including being the best Blu-ray player on the market, the promise of GT5, MGS4, GTA4 and, interestingly enough, Little Big Planet. The creation of “Start” is also a great help for the console. Another player can see your achievements and the games you play in a full 3D environment instead of looking at a screen full of text and numbers. It is quite a similar feature to Habbo Hotel but in full 3D mode with a wide selection of features available such as clothes, houses, skins and furniture. Sticking with the Dual Shock-like controller was a good idea for the PS3 rather than the hideous boomerang-looking… thing that shipped with early PS3 images. Unfortunately, with the addition of bluetooth wireless controllers, mini/micro USB support, and motion sensitivity, the vibration features have been removed. So it’s no longer a dual shock controller, it’s now a SIXAXIS controller that weighs less than the dual shock, doesn’t have to be aimed at the console to work, and has the largest wireless range. Finally, there is the XMB or Cross Memory Bar, which is similar enough to the PSP that PSP owners will feel right at home with it, as they will also be pleased with the ability to use the PSP as a controller.

My personal favorite is the PS3, with the Wii in second place and the 360 ​​in last place. I’m by no means a fan, I know in some ways the 360 ​​and Wii have the PS3 beaten, but I know Sony wouldn’t release a game console that didn’t have a trick up its sleeve. Looking at the current situation and the rumors about a Blu-ray 360 drive or a new console and the fading Wii craze, I think the PS3 is about to have its day, just like the PS2 in the days of yore. .

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