What game console should you buy in 2007?

The next generation of gaming is finally upon us. The PlayStation 3, the Xbox 360, and the Nintendo Wii. They're all available for purchase, each with a massively different price and a whole slew of different features. It can get to be quite overwhelming, especially with the misinformation people spread over the Net (not to mention the BS of the fanboys). And that, my dear test-taking friend, is why I created this test.

Maybe you're looking into buying a next-gen console and can't decide which one to get. Maybe you know which one you want, but are wondering if you made the wrong choice. Or maybe you're just really freakin' bored. Regardless, all you have to do is answer some questions about your situation and what's important to you, and I'll tell you which game console you're best suited for. And in case you were wondering, I myself do own all three consoles, so I have at least a bit of an idea what I'm talking about. And I'm a huge nerd, besides.

Created by: Abby
  1. First things first. Are you even a gamer?
  2. Interesting. Now, how much of a factor is price to you?
  3. What about graphics? Do your games have to look state-of-the-art?
  4. Do you own an HDTV?
  5. What about broadband Internet? Do you have that?
  6. Does being able to play high-def movies (either Blu-ray or HD-DVD) matter to you at all?
  7. Would you be connecting your console to the Internet wirelessly? And regardless, would you mind paying extra for an adapter to connect to the Net?
  8. Multiplayer. What are your thoughts?
  9. Would you pay for online multiplayer?
  10. Okay, forget high-def. Do you want your console to play DVDs and CDs?
  11. Is backwards compatibility important?
  12. Which older console has the most games you'd like to still be able to play?
  13. And which console did you have last generation? (This doesn't correspond to your results quite as obviously as you might think, by the way.)
  14. Would you buy a console that's known to be very unreliable?
  15. Would you be willing to buy extra cables if you needed to, or would you rather it all come in the box?
  16. Do you want your controller to vibrate? Eh heh, eh heh...ahem. Sorry.
  17. And what about motion-sensing controllers? Are they cool, or gimmicky?
  18. Do you want to stream music, pictures, and video from your PC?
  19. What about playing your own music during games? Will you go on game forums and whine a lot if this feature is missing?
  20. How hard are you willing to look for your console of choice if you can't find one?
  21. And last but definitely not least, the games! This IS what you buy these things for, after all... Okay, which of the following lists of games sounds most appealing to you? This has more of an impact than any other question so far, so choose carefully.

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