I am a Helpless Consumer Whore

Barely have the press conferences passed, and I’ve already preordered them both.

PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360

Both seem to have spectacular hardware that will certainly lead to equally spectacular games and the fact that, if you believe Bill Gates’ comments in Time, we’ll have Halo 3 and a next-gen GTA at the same time, it’s going to be an incredible time for all gamers. I’m still trawling through the videos from last night in an attempt to get all the good ones down my 512k pipe before the American schools kick out and the bandwidth spontaneously combusts but from what I’ve seen, Sony could actually have a generation where they have the most advanced hardware and the most comprehensive library of games (PS3 already has a lot on the way, but it can play PS2 and PS1 games as well). It’s ironic that Microsoft have made so much of the dawning of their “HD era” but it’s only the PS3 that will support all games in 1080p. On two displays. At the same time.

As for Revolution, it certainly looks nice but I can’t help but feel that by not competing with the others in terms of raw power they’re missing the same boat that they missed with CD-ROMs in the 32/64-bit days and online play in the current generation. Digital distribution is very intriguing, though.

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