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The Basics Of Gaming Systems

Mar 21, 2008
If you have a gamer in your family, they are making a list of what games they want for Christmas. With all the choices in video games lately, how do you know which is which? I'll provide you with a cheat sheet to learn the ins and outs of the systems. What are the most popular gaming systems? For those gamers on the go, a Nintendo DS is a great choice. It comes in three colors, pink, black, and white. It has a touch screen equipped with a pen or you can use your fingers. It also has Wi-Fi capability, dual screens so you can see your game on the top and check your progress on the bottom. The Nintendo DS offers a variety of games. These include Brain Age, a fun game that challenges you to think and teaches you logic skills, WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2008, Tiger Woods PGA Tour '08, and many of the classics you think of with Nintendo such as Super Mario Bros.

They also offer the new Game Boy SP which is a great updated version of the classic Game Boy. Some of the games offered by this system include Super Mario Kart, Dogz, Disney/Pixar Cars, and various others. The Game Cube is a great gaming system. It can connect to the Game Boy SP and has some great games such as Ratatouille from the Disney/Pixar movie, Pac-Man World Rally, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Paper Mario, and much more.

For the ultimate in gaming, check out the Nintendo Wii. It utilizes virtual reality by equipping the system with controllers where you control how the games works by your movements. The controllers are the Nintendo Wii remote and the Nunchuck. It hooks to both your television and the internet as well as is compatible with the Gamecube. Some of the games available on Nintendo Wii include Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Resident Evil 4, Ratatouille, Super Mario Galaxy, and much more.

There is another gaming system out there that any gamer would just love. It is the Playstation from Sony. They offer the Playstation and Playstation 2. The Playstation 2 not only plays games, but also DVD's. It has such games as Guitar Hero, Madden NFL 08, and Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles. The Sony Playstation Portable of PSP is a portable gaming system that has a wide variety of games. It has a 1GB memory stick, and headphones, a remote control,, battery pack, and an AC Adaptor. The games include Star Wars Battlefront, Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, and Sonic Rivals 2.

The Playstation 3 offers the latest in gaming technology including a Blu-Ray Disc player, the highest in High-Defition technology. To get the Hi_def effect, you need a High-Definition television. It offers some of the latest games such as Call of Duty 3, Ratchet & Clank Future: Tool of Destruction, and Grand Theft Auto IV. The XBOX 360, the next generation of gaming systems is like Playstation 3 in it also utilizes Blu-Ray technology. Also like Playstation 3, you need a High-Definition television to get the desired effect. They offer many games like Halo 3, Assasin's Creed, and Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock.

These systems can be found at a variety of stores such as www.bestbuy.com, www.circuitcity.com, www.wal-mart.com, and www.target.com
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