Dkpatriarch writes, "Ah the good ol' console wars. I remember the ancient battles between the Sega fans and the Nintendo fans. Then the Sony fans versus the Nintendo fans (the Sega side had of course withdrawn from the war after the ill-fated Dreamcast). Then the Xbox, Sony, and Nintendo conflict, (with some PC loyalists thrown in for good measure) which still rages today, in the great Next-Gen War. Of course 'next gen' is now 'This Gen' but the marketing gurus all thought 'next gen' was the way to talk about this coming era in gaming."
"The truth now is that many gamers are no longer loyalists; the more affluent or lucky among us have multiple consoles and brightly claim that we are Swiss; we don't take sides and we like the games more than the platform anyway. We can be wooed by any of the sides and are attracted to all of them, given the right incentive. There are still 'xbots', for example, and there are 'real gamers'…..real gamers supposedly being those who support all consoles and the PC too."