Category Archives: consoles

Video games have come a long way since the days of pong and the Atari 2600. This subject looks into the industry of gaming and the dedicated gaming systems.

Non-Next Gen Gaming: Android Gaming Consoles

OUYA Game Menu

Game Menu from the OUYA Console

There is much discussion about the next generation gaming consoles that will be released in the US prior to the holidays. While there is some impressive features and graphics with both of these systems, the costs are really starting to be a bit of a concern. Starting prices are expected to be between $400 and $500 for the standard edition consoles. Then there is the availability issue for anyone that didn’t happen to be lucky to get a preorder in already.

As more and more people move to smartphones and tablets, there has been an explosion in gaming on these devices. This has put both Sony and Nintendo in some trouble for their dedicated mobile gaming devices. Android is the primary operating system and now a number of companies have put together mini-consoles that are based around the operating system to provide inexpensive and accessible gaming. This article takes a look at a few of the devices available now or coming soon. Continue reading

Nintendo 2DS – A Smart Move By Nintendo

Nintendo 2DS

Nintendo 2DS

Nintendo has been facing a lot of pressure in the mobile gaming market with the rise in smartphone and tablet sales. Their 3DS portable gaming system has done well when compared to the Wii U but it has the problem of being just as expensive as many 7-inch tablets. Add to this the cost of the games for the system being around $40 compared to many games being free to play on Android and iOS or being under $10 and the system looks downright expensive. To combat this problem, Nintendo has released the new Nintendo 2DS which is priced at just $130. Many people may scoff at the product release but I actually think that this was a very shrewd business decision especially to capture more of the younger demographic.
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