Best Consoles for Christmas

Winter time more often than not means plenty of TV and plenty of gaming. Games consoles have come a long way in the past couple of decades. It is not long ago the Nintendo Gameboy was the lord of the consoles and we all sat in front of our Sega Master System’s waiting for a new Sonic the Hedgehog adventure in 8Bits.

However, we’re now in an age of super gaming – one where consoles come with umpteen processors and enough power to send a man to the sun. So, which are the best consoles on sale for Christmas this year and what separates them from each other – aside from the promo code.

Nintendo Wii

Nintendo have been in the console gaming scene since God was playing with his Lego. The Japanese company has contributed many gaming highlights to the world from the NES, to the Game and Watch, to Super Mario, the Snes, Nintendo 64 – we could go on.

The Nintendo Wii follows along this line of innovation and offered a first in gaming when it arrived with its motion control. Continue reading

Playstation 3 Vs Xbox 360: Analyzing The Two Best Gaming Consoles

Often it is difficult to choose between two gaming consoles of reputed brands. The article compares some of the features of Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.

There have been lots of confusions whether Sony playstation 3 is better than Microsoft Xbox 360 or the other way round. Both consoles boast good indy support with games like Braid on XBLA and PixelJunk games on PSN. Both are available with big titles like Street Fighter HD and Mega Man. So, what are the differences between the two consoles?

CPU:

The CPU of Xbox 360 has vector processing power and a dot product instruction. The console also has three general purpose CPU cores and each core has 128 vector registers per hardware thread with a shared 1 MB L2 cache and a dot product instruction. The CPU of Sony Playstation 3 allows an environment where 87.5% work is DSP calculation and 12.5% work is general purpose computing.

GPU:

The GPU of Xbox 360 is more powerful than that of Sony playstation 3. Continue reading