Thursday, July 13, 2006

Reviews - a new online magazine and a new toy

Helix :: a new Speculative Fiction Quarterly

SF - Review

Wii - will an underpowered(?) but cheap nintendo new game system make it? Lots of unique features at a less than $250 price point.
And that's the main reason I'm certain the Wii will do so well: it's aimed at casual gamers, a large group of people that Microsoft and Sony have pretty much ignored, instead greedily going after the smaller, more moneyed, hardcore-gamer market.

Combine these things with the unique, you-just-gotta-try-it controller and the new Virtual Console, which will allow people to play older games from the NES, SNES, N64, Sega Genesis, and TurboGraphix 16, and you've got a console people will be dying to get their hands on. Nintendo read the market, saw how the big guys were shunning a huge number of people, and created a product designed to give them everything they wanted and more.
When I first saw the picture I thought Apple had gone into the game machine market.

IROSF is also out.

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