The gaming industry seems to have forgotten the board games and have turned everything over to the video game market.Some people are defiant and believe they can keep their children away from video games but are they really doing the kids a favor?Eventually they will be visiting friends and watching in awe as their friends play these wonderful real life games on consoles like the xbox 360,nintendo wii and playstation 3 wondering why they werent allowed this luxury.
Gaming is so much more fun on the consoles and can be enjoyed with friends,family and people from around the world all from the comfort of your living room.Are they dangerous and mind warping to young people?I guess that depends on who you talk to.They can actually be quite educational depending on what type of games are being played.There is a huge selection of video and pc games available from cartoons to war games.Some people feel that they’d rather their kids play the violent games rather than act out the violence in real life.We will provide you with a brief review on the top three video game consoles below.If this is your first time buying a console be sure to compare and review all the features of each video game console before deciding which system is right for you.
The two most popular video game consoles at this time are the xbox 360 slim and the playstation 3(PS3) with nintendos wii not far behind.
Xbox 360 Slim:
The xbox 360 was overdue for an update and the new design of the Slim looks and performs great.Microsoft has finally included wifi within the console which is a big plus for consumers as they no longer have to dish out an extra hundred dollars for an adapter.The xbox 360 Slim also runs much quieter and comes with a 250 gb hard drive.I wouldnt advise consumers to purchase the console with a 4gb hard drive as you’ll have to upgrade right away which will cost you more in the long run.If you are in the market for a new console you wont be disappointed with the new xbox 360 slim and all its features.
The PS3 includes Blu-Ray, DVD and several audio file formats which make it stand apart from the xbox 360 slim and nintendo’s wii.PS3 also has a very impressive games library which is due in part to its built-in backward compatibility. If you are looking for a console that provides broad multimedia functionality, the PlayStation 3 may very well be the video game console for you.
Nintendo Wii was the first to develope the interactive video game play with xbox 360 kinect and playstation 3 move following close behind.Nintendo Wii has and continues to place an emphasis on game development rather than multimedia and online gameplay.Many video gamers prefer online gameplay to the interactive, movement-based nature of Wii games ,however parents prefer this option of video games for children.PS3 and Xbox 360 have both entered the interactive video game scene and time will tell which console comes out on top.