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THE CONSOLE WAR!!!
Yeah, I still have my PlayStation 2. I would love to have a PlayStation 3 so I can keep up with the rest of the gaming world, but I'm still with my PS2. I am still happy with what I have even if people have moved on to the PS3. Most of you know I'm a Gran Turismo fan (or did you?). You can only get this on the Sony consoles. Sometimes, I do imagine wanting an original XBOX or an XBOX 360 just to play Forza Motorsport titles. Crazy thing is, you can't have XBOX gaming without XBOX Live. I am not an online gamer, so it's unlikely you'll see me in any all-night gaming fests against others, not to mention having to deal with smack-talking fools from across the nation or around the world. Even I have thought the original XBOX was a PC converted into a game console in the past. But still, I've had a fondness for XBOX racing games. I love the Project Gotham Series as well as Forza Motorsport.
It used to be that the battle for supremacy would be among the Super Nintendo (or Super Famicom) and the Sega Genesis (or the Megadrive). There were those who either sided with Mario or Sonic (I was on the Mario fence and still am). So what makes this generation different? You have various message boards, online smack-talking, more people feeling like there should only be one supreme console... that kind of thing. It just seems more pronounced than ever before.
If you're a TRUE gaming fan, get all current hot consoles and enjoy (or at least try to) each console rather than hate on others because they aren't like your favorite console. Every console delivers every possible experience. Think of exclusive titles and exclusive experinces only those consoles can provide. Now at times, you have multiplatform games where one game is best experienced on one console compared to others. It's really pointless to only consider one console better than the other. I still remember watching a video on YouTube where a guy who WORKS FOR MICROSOFT posted a video saying that Gran Turismo fails as a franchise only because they're not releasing their content to compete with Forza. See? This is my problem with gaming fans. It's okay to love a game and a game console. Thing is, just don't let other people know what you consider the better console like you can buy only one console. Diff'rent strokes for diff'rent folks. And think about it like this- if you have one console, you have no competition. No competition = no market = monopoly. Do you want that as a gamer (and as a consumer)? Well, neither do lots of other video gamers! So STOP THE CONSOLE WARS!!!
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