If you’re thinking about buying a video game system, what are your best choices this year? It’s hard to say; there are so many good systems! But we’re going to go out on a limb here and say for most family gamers, we think it boils down to eight choices (in alphabetical order): a computer, the Nintendo Wii U, the Nintendo 3DS, the PlayStation 3, the PlayStation 4, the PlayStation Vita, the Xbox 360, and the Xbox One. Many gamers buy more than one system; some gamers buy them all. Read More
When you buy something online, how do you know it’s a trustworthy product? What if it’s a cheap imitation of the real thing? What if it’s going to break in five minutes, or worse, start a house fire?
First, you should know that there is a difference between an official product, a knock-off product, and an off-brand product. A gaming accessory is official if it is made by the same company that made its associated console. For example, a 3DS stylus is official if it was made by Nintendo, because Nintendo created the 3DS. These products will always have their brand name and logo displayed prominently, and they are almost always the highest-quality option for gaming accessories. They are also almost always the most expensive option.
Sony has a new PlayStation console out this holiday season, but it’s not last year’s PlayStation 4, nor is it another handheld system. Instead, it’s the PlayStation TV, a new device that offers a low-cost way to enjoy hundreds of downloadable and retail games already on the market—albeit without some of the functionality found on the more expensive PlayStation consoles. Thinking about bringing the PlayStation TV into your home? Here’s the lowdown on what to expect from the diminutive machine. Read More
When I was six, Santa Claus gave my family a Nintendo 64. I still remember unwrapping it on Christmas morning, tugging the plain white tissue paper off the box. I was already bouncing with excitement (because Christmas), but the moment I laid eyes on that familiar logo, I knew that I was experiencing a moment of great importance. It was the beginning of something big for the Holmes family.