- Video Games

A video game console is a dedicated electronic device designed to play video games. Here we have a list of the latest 7th generation most popular video game consoles.

  • Nintendo Revolution (2006)
  • PlayStation 3 (March 2006 release)
  • Xbox 360 (November 2005 release)
  • PlayStation Portable (2005)


    Many high school graduates are unprepared for the work world or college according to a recent surve

    Many American high school graduates are unprepared for the work world or college, according to a recent survey, and at least one education association says a shift in high school programs, challenging curriculum and continued focus on a federal vocational education, training designed to advance individuals' general proficiency, especially in relation to their present or future occupations. The term does not normally include training for the professions Development Prior to the Industrial Revolution, the apprenticeship system and the home were the principal sources of vocational education. grant are some solutions. Two in five recent high school graduates say there are gaps between the education they received in high school and the skills, abilities and work habits that are expected of them in college and work, according to Achieve Inc.

    's 2005 survey, Rising to the Challenge: Are High School Graduates Prepared for College and Work? A Study of Recent High School Graduates, College Instructors and Employers. Fewer than 25 percent of graduates feel they were significantly challenged in high school, the survey says. The National Association of Secondary School Principals say this isn't a surprise. "We have been for some time saying that a real concerted effort needs to be made to improve America's high schools, which have been the sort of neglected stepchild of the school reform movement in the last 20 years," says Michael Carr, NASSP spokesman.

    While President Bush is calling for more high school testing, Carr says that's not the solution. "More testing doesn't tell us anything we don't know," he says. "We need real strategies.

    The model of the American high school no longer needs to exist." School is still built on the agrarian society in terms of the school year, generally, from late August through June, and it is still four years long. But Carr says some children can graduate in three years while some need five years.

    Carr says NASSP does support Bush's emphasis on Advanced Placement and international baccalaureate programs. "We believe academic rigor in high school needs to be significantly increased," he says, through more challenging curricula. But Bush's request for deep cuts to the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act will hurt a successful program for students that work after high school, Carr says. Bush wants to replace it with a new $1 billion block grant program, Secondary and Technical Education State Grants.

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    XBOX 360 vs. PS3: An In Depth Look
    by Tony James

    All gamers are awaiting the release of the Xbox 360 and the PS3. This article takes an in depth look at how the two systems compare.


    Everyone has seen an Xbox and a PS2 in action and we are all waiting to see which of the two next generation consoles for the two systems will have the edge when it comes to graphics. We have all seen the screenshots of the games on the two systems but what about actual gameplay graphics. Despite the hot debate, when you look at the numbers the two systems use a different but equally effective method of delivering graphics processing power. The XBOX uses a custom ATI processor with 48 graphics pipelines and the PS2 has a custom NVIDA graphics processor with an estimated 24 pipelines. The numbers are misleading because the PS2 piplines are more powerful than the XBOX pipelines. In the end the two different graphics processors will deliver about the same amount of power, we can expect to see impressive results from both sides.

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