Posted on 20 June, 2009 by suttondagger
by Sutton Dagger
©2009 Steven Sutton
At OXCGN we are first and foremost gamers. Even though we run a dedicated Xbox platform site, we all play and own various other consoles. While some console specific sites maintain their user base by downplaying the good aspects of the ‘competing’ systems, at OXCGN we like to recognise the great features that make each system unique. Without further ado, OXCGN presents the 3 best features of each console.
No console war here boys . . . >
Filed under: 1st Party Titles, Console gaming, Editorial, Game Industry News, Handhelds, Microsoft Games, Wii News, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 News, Xbox Originals, XboxLive Marketplace | Tagged: Casual Gamer, console war, Console Wars, First Party studios, OXCGN, oxcgn news, Playstation 3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360, Xbox Live Arcade, Xbox Originals, XboxLive | 27 Comments »
Posted on 3 January, 2008 by dkpatriarch
The Next Gen Wars . . . . are Gamers still Loyalists . . ?
“This little piggy went to the market (okay, perhaps too early judging by the RROD problems), this little piggy stayed Home (Playstation Home has indeed stayed home, delayed despite being in the works since early 2005), this little piggy had roast beef (tones of quality titles to play), this little piggy had none (well not many anyway….), and his little piggy went Wii Wii Wii all the way home…..”
Ah the good ol’ console wars. I remember the ancient battles between the Sega fans and the Nintendo fans. Then the Sony fans versus the Nintendo fans (the Sega side had of course withdrawn from the war after the ill-fated Dreamcast). Then the Xbox, Sony, and Nintendo conflict, (with some PC loyalists thrown in for good measure) which still rages today, in the great Next-Gen War.
Of course ‘next gen’ is now ‘this gen’ but the marketing gurus all thought ‘next gen’ was the way to talk about this coming era in gaming. The truth now is that many gamers are no longer loyalists; the more affluent or lucky among us have multiple consoles and brightly claim that we are Swiss; we don’t take sides and we like the games more than the platform anyway. We can be wooed by any of the sides and are attracted to all of them, given the right incentive. There are still ‘xbots’, for example, and there are ‘real gamers’…..real gamers supposedly being those who support all consoles and the PC too.
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