At last Sony have started the next generation of the console wars. This is a long awaited announcement that sets the ball in motion for a whole year of hype and press conferences from Sony, Microsoft and plenty of developers wooing us with their shiny, fancy new wares.
I am personally quite excited about this launch later in the year. I used to be quite a die hard Nintendo fan having owned all their previous consoles, but I feel a little let down by the Wii and its lack of power and even though it had some pretty strong dedicated games (e.g. Mario Galaxy 1&2, Zelda) the console has really struggled to keep up with the superior offerings from Sony and MS. As I get older I spend less and less time gaming and end up using my consoles as much for watching video and TV as I do for playing games. I am not a massive fan of online multiplayer, but do enjoy the high quality graphics and more adult content that the serious consoles provide. To add to that Nintendo have released a console with a controller that is almost as big as the original Xbox controller which required a bungie around the neck to be able to hold for more than five minutes. Not great…
So for me what were the most exciting things about the launch event? Well there was quite a lot to be excited about. Continue reading