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The console war summed up in imperfect analogies

Analogies help us make sense of life. They can take a complex, confusing set of variables and couch them in familiar terms. So for instance, when a major publisher compares the Wii to "two Gamecubes duct taped together," the listener gets a clear picture of the unfamiliar system vis a vis the...

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The console war in analogies

A quick post over at Nintendo-loving site Infendo compares the next great console war to the battle for supremacy over American roads. The author (an admitted Sony hater) suggests that the PS3 offers overpriced power that consumers don't want, much like an American gas-guzzler, while Nintendo's Wii...

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Kojima loves analogies

The latest issue of Official Playstation Monthly featured a short interview with Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima. After comparing the three next-gen systems to food in a rather famous quote a year ago, Hideo now has a new view on the subject. "Now, the PlayStation 3 is like a movie theater...

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