Linked by Mohit Ranka on Wed 2nd May 2007 10:25 UTC
Games The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun wee) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. The console is the direct successor to the Nintendo GameCube. Nintendo states that its console targets a broader demographic than that of Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation 3, but it competes with both as part of the seventh generation of gaming systems.
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ewright
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2005-07-21

The Xbox has a heck of a lot going for it beyond PS3.

It has great digital media capabilities, such as the ability to connect to your PC to stream photos, music, and video (including protected content). It also acts as a media center extender if you have a Media Center PC or a Vista PC. And it upscales DVDs.

It has a +lot+ more next-gen games, including some great exclusives like Gears of War.

In a few days (the May update) it will also support Live Messenger, so that PCs can use voice and video to chat with you while you're in a game. Imagine watching a DVD in your home theatre and getting a "toast" popup when a friend is looking for you.

The fact is that the digital hub of the home theatre, your console, should have great software capabilities including interoperability with Windows and the web. Can Sony deliver great software and go beyond mere appliance-building? As a frustrated former MiniDisc user, I say +no+.

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DaaT Member since:
2005-10-21

Imagine watching a DVD in your home theatre and getting a "toast" popup when a friend is looking for you.


I'd hate that actually ;)

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