This is an open letter to the suckers. Who are the suckers? They are those fools you see lined up in the front of your local Target or Best Buy store waiting to get a Play Station 3 (PS3) being released.
Some have been there for days; some have quit their jobs to wait in line; most are planning on selling their purchases on eBay for thousands and not one of them are going to get a PS3. Not a single one of them.
I should firstly state that I am a PlayStation 2 owner and lover. I also owned and loved my first PlayStation more than life itself, so I am not an unbiased person when it comes to this subject, but even I have no plans to purchase this new evolution in home gaming technology.
There really does come a point where enough is enough and these new systems have just leapt past that spot. I mean, the graphics of the Xbox or PS2 were light years beyond the Intellivision I grew up with, yet the game play remained fairly the same.
It is still running, driving, shooting, and saving things. It is just a matter of how graphically intense the images are. I personally prefer the cartoonish appearance of video game violence over photo-realism.
For me the PS2 is perfection, but that is just me so why am I calling these PS3 dreamers suckers today? Well, because they simply are. The PS3 has too many issues to be "THE" system worthy of everything one must put up with.
The first problem with the PS3 (and the Xbox 360) is simply the format it uses for its DVD player. As most people do not know, there are two competing formats for the next-gen DVDs: Blu-ray and HD-DVD.