Friday, 9 March 2007

Playstation 3 and the next generation of gaming

Gaming is something that a lot of people associate with children. I know my dad has always said "Put those games away and go out and have fun, aren't you a little old for games anyway?"
This statement is becoming less and less true every day. With the release of the Nintendo Wii, the gaming console has just launched into the next generation, with physically interactive games. Which I think is fantastic for a party, or if you are wanting to really immerse yourself into the game, but sometimes you just want to plonk down on the couch and play a game without having to actually sword fight, or drive a car like you really would.

Enter Playstation 3 stage right.
The XBox 360 is I believe doomed to the scrap heap, with the Wii stealing ALL the thunder on launch, the XBox 360 is the poor mans Wii, even though it costs more. The new playstation from Sony is however that next level up from current gaming systems in terms of power. I mean sure the Wii is brilliant in terms of playability, but it lacks power. The PS3 does have this, along with a whole load of other useless features.
The one thing that I am noticing, is that games are becoming simpler. Which I think is brilliant. Take a look at the video below, which shows a new game for PS3 called Little Big Planet. I think it will be a hit, because of its simple game play, and ultra realistic motion and movement.


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