Video Game Consoles
At an MTV televised unveiling of Xbox 360, Microsoft has
finally confirmed the rumors that game fanatics have been
Available this holiday season in Europe, Japan, and North
America, the Xbox 360 is now smaller and smarter-looking
than its predecessor, and the front panel can be customized
by interchangeable faceplates.
At the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles
California, new tidbits of information on PlayStation
3, as well as prototypes, were showcased by Sony Computer
Launching in Spring 2006, PlayStation 3 will engage in
a console war against Microsoft's Xbox 360, and is powered
by the Cell processor which is jointly developed by IBM,
Toshiba, and Sony.
Nintendo Revolution is the codename for Nintendo's fifth
video game console and the successor to the Nintendo GameCube.
The system was unveiled at Nintendo's 2005 E³ press
conference, and while a release date has not been confirmed,
it is expected to be released sometime during 2006.
The PlayStation Portable is Sony's third installment in
its successful PlayStation line of video game consoles
and their first entry into handheld systems. The PSP was
first announced during E³ 2003 and was unveiled on
May 11, 2004 at a Sony press conference during E³
2004. First released in Japan, its official retail release
date was December 12, 2004. It was released in North America
on March 24, 2005. The PSP launched in South Korea on
May 2, 2005 and was followed by a joint launch in Singapore,
Hong Kong and Taiwan on May 12, 2005. It will be released
in Europe and Australia on September 1, 2005 . Sony
had delayed the European launch (originally set for March)
to meet demand from other regions.
|Max Shooter XBOX & PS2 Keyboard
& Mouse Adapter Review
The third and latest XBOX/PS2 keyboard & mouse adapter
to hit the market is the Max Shooter. Before this adapter
was released there was a good chance that the guy destroying
you in Halo 2 was using a regular XBOX controller and
not one of the previously released keyboard & mouse
adapters. Enter Max Shooter stage right. Now you should
be afraid, very afraid, as the Max Shooter basically turns
the console FPS into a PC FPS with all the accuracy that
that entails. After spending a good few days playing Halo
2, Socom II, and Unreal Championship 2 there is little
doubt that FPS games were mostly made to be played with
a mouse and keyboard.
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