A Primer: What Are All of These Things?
There are several video game products on the market right now. Here’s a brief look at a few of the more popularas of the delivery of this presentation in January 2007.
The XBox was Microsoft’s ﬁrst foray into the game console market. It was themost powerful of the consoles when it came out, and Xbox was successful inshowing that game consoles could be as effective as PCs in online gaming.
Microsoft XBox 360
XBox 360 is the second generation of XBox. It features HD support and a reﬁnedonline service. The XBox 360, like its predecessor, is geared toward more maturegamers, but it is also gathering a respectable library of family-friendly titles.
The Nintendo DS is a handheld gaming platform that is unique for its touch-sensitive controls. The DS has a very diverse catalogue of titles, and it has seenstrong sales around the world, attracting customers who might otherwise notconsider purchasing a gaming device.ICE 2007 • Part 1: A Primer • Robert Smelserhttp://homepage.mac.com/crysnrob/
Here are the top 5 reviewedgames for each system.Rankings are gathered fromgamerankings.com
•Halo: Combat Evolved•Halo 2•Grand Theft Auto DoublePack •Star Wars: Knights of theOld Republic•Ninja Gaiden Black
•The Elder Scrolls 4:Oblivion•Gears of War•Ghost Recon AdvanceWarﬁghter•Call of Duty 2•Rainbow Six: Vegas
•Mario Kart DS•Castelvania: Dawn of Sorrow•Advance Wars: DualStrike•New Super Mario Bros.•Meteos