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Gaming Machines by Mind Map: Gaming Machines

1. Wii

1.1. Pros

1.1.1. 1 On-line Gameplay utilizing Internet WiFi Access

1.1.2. 2 Affordable in price

1.2. Cons

1.2.1. 1 Least powerful of the major home consoles of its generation.

1.2.2. 2 It can not play DVD videos or DVD audio discs

1.3. Hardware

1.3.1. Released November 19, 2006

1.3.2. Smallest home Console to date

1.3.3. includes Wii sports game

1.3.4. slot-loading optical media drive that accepts both 12 cm Wii Optical Discs and 8 cm Nintendo GameCube Game Discs.

1.3.5. The Wii console contains 512 megabytes of internal flash memory and features an SD card slot for external storage

1.3.6. Two USB ports are located at its rear and an SD card slot hides behind the cover on the front of the console.

1.3.7. Controllers with built in speakers

1.4. Sources



1.5. I choose the Xbox 360, I play that more now and I enjoy it!

2. Xbox 360

2.1. Pros

2.1.1. The Xbox 360 has a detachable hard drive that can range from 4 gigs to 250 gigs.

2.1.2. The 360 is the first gaming machine to make the human body a controller to play video games, this is possible because of Microsoft's Kinect that was released November 4,2010.

2.2. Cons

2.2.1. Have to a monthly subscription to play online: $10 for one month and $60 for one year.

2.2.2. "Red Ring of Death" has been a major problem since the first release of the 360.

2.3. Hardware: Xbox 360 uses the triple-core IBM designed Xenon as its CPU, with each core capable of simultaneously processing two threads, and can therefore operate on up to six threads at once. Graphics processing is handled by the ATI Xenos, which has 10 MB of eDRAM. Its main memory pool is 512 MB in size.

2.4. Services that are avaiable in the 360 are; Stream Netflix,, Sportcenter, Zune Marketplace (Buy or stream movies and TV shows).

2.5. The Xbox 360 was released on November 22, 2005. Then Microsoft released 360 Elite that was all black and came with a 120 gig hard drive. On June 15,2010 Microsoft released the 360 slim; it was Kincet ready and had a 250 gig hard drive.


3. PC

3.1. Cons

3.1.1. Hackers are very common on PC games because it is easier to modify than a console. This can ruin gameplay for some.

3.1.2. Game files can be extremely large, World of Warcraft for example takes up to around 15 gigabytes once you install all of the expansions.

3.2. Pros

3.2.1. You will be able to upgrade it whenever you want with the better hardware being released every few months

3.2.2. Hands down the best graphics possible. Because you are able to upgrade the hardware constantly, the PC can handle a LOT more than any console on the market and still run fantastically.

3.3. Hardware

3.3.1. RAM Expandable up to 64GB

3.3.2. CPU Intel i7-990X Extreme Edition

3.3.3. HDD As much space as you want

3.3.4. Graphics Card Nvidia GeForce GTS450 ATI AMD Radeon HD 6990

4. Nintendo Entertainment System

4.1. Pros

4.1.1. Revitalized the US video game industry following the video game crash of 1983

4.1.2. The single greatest video game console in history by IGN

4.2. Cons

4.2.1. The force of pressing the cartridge down and into place bent the contact pins slightly, as well as pressing the cartridge’s ROM board back into the cartridge itself

4.2.2. 10NES lockout chip frequently resulted in the blinking red power light, in which the system appears to turn itself on and off repeatedly because the 10NES would reset the console once per second. The lockout chip required constant communication with the chip in the game to work. Dirty, aging and bent connectors would often disrupt the communication, resulting in the blink effect.

4.3. Hardware

4.3.1. Front-loading zero insertion force (ZIF) cartridge socket

4.3.2. ROM cartridge

4.3.3. Ricoh 2A03 8-bit processor (MOS Technology 6502 core)

4.3.4. 2 KB of onboard work RAM

4.3.5. Custom-made Picture Processing Unit (PPU)

4.4. Best Selling Game:

4.4.1. Super Mario Bros. (40.23 million as of 1999)

4.5. Release Date:

4.5.1. July 15, 1983- Japan

4.5.2. October 18, 1985- North America

4.5.3. September 1, 1986- Europe

4.6. Sources:


5. My choice is Xbox360 -Amber Cook

5.1. Because can play disc and connect online

6. Matthais Jackson: I choose the Xbox 360 because it offers so many features right out of the box.

7. Daniel Fleming: I choose the Xbox 360 simply because it is amazing. If you do no understand, play it. You will.

8. PSP Go

8.1. first handheld video game console to use an optical disc format, Universal Media Disc (UMD), as its primary storage medium.[10][11] Other distinguishing features of the console include its large viewing screen,[12] robust multi-media capabilities,[13] and connectivity with the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, other PSPs, and the Internet

8.1.1. PSP !000 USB 2.0, UMD, Serial Port, Headphone Jack, Memory Stick PRO Duo 802.11b Wi-Fi, IRDA 32 MB, 32 MB System Software

8.1.2. PSP 2000 USB 2.0, UMD, Video Out and Mic Port, Headphone Jack, Memory Stick PRO Duo 802.11b Wi- 64 MB, 64 MB System Software

8.1.3. PSP 3000 USB 2.0, UMD, Video Out, Microphone, Headphone Jack, Memory Stick PRO Duo 64 MB, 64 MB System Software

8.1.4. PSP Go (model # N1000) All in One Port, Headphone Jack, Mic, Memory Stick Micro 802.11b Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR 64 MB, 16 GB User and System Software Shared 3.8" 16:9 Color TFT at 480 × 272 Sliding Screen

8.2. Pros

8.2.1. Size: The point of a handheld system is so that you can take it virtually anywhere. The Nintendo DS and original PSP models are sized to do that, but the psp go truly offers pocked-sized convenience. It's smaller by about 1.5 inches in width than the PSP and weighs over an ounce less than the PSP-3000.

8.2.2. Games are downloaded: Sony has decided to go the iTouch and iPhone avenue with the PSP Go by making games solely downloadable. With the absence of a UMD drive, players must purchase and download games and other content from the PlayStation Network Store. A 16 GB internal memory is in the system to handle those downloads. Now you don't need to worry about lugging around a bunch of UMDs to play games.

8.3. Cons

8.3.1. Not every PSP game is available for download I can understand the issues behind the UMD transfer scheme and its non-appearance. But if I can't transfer my games to PSP Go for free, I'd at least appreciate the option of buying them. However, not all PSP games are available on the store at present and the full catalogue may never make the leap onto the PS Store. This presents a problem. I now can't sell my old PSP 3000 (as I originally intended) as that would mean losing some of my favourite games.

8.3.2. Downloading games takes a long time You may well be completely at ease with the downloading revolution. It's probably one of the reasons you're contemplating buying the new system. It's unlimited, it's on your terms and it's simple to do. But there's no escaping the fact that here you have to download anything you want to play - and that means waiting.

8.4. Source




9. Nintendo 3DS

9.1. Pros

9.1.1. A built-in motion sensor and gyro sensor can react to the motion and tilt of the system, players can twisting their systems side to side or move them up and down, their motion-compatible Nintendo 3DS games respond instantly.

9.1.2. Comes with Stereo cameras that enable users to take 3D photos that can be viewed instantly on the 3D screen

9.2. Cons

9.2.1. Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi games will be displayed in 2D graphics. Nintendo DS system are not compatible with the Nintendo 3DS system.

9.2.2. Nintendo has publicly stated that the 3D mode of the 3DS is not intended for use by young children, citing possible harm to their vision.

9.3. HardWare

9.3.1. Nintendo 3DS system Nintendo 3DS charging cradle Nintendo 3DS AC adapter Nintendo 3DS stylus SD Memory Card (2GB) AR Card(s) (view the cards using the outer cameras to play supported AR games) Quick-Start Guide Operations Manual (including warranty)

9.4. Release Date

9.4.1. March 27, 2011

9.5. Source


10. Playstation 3

10.1. Pors.

10.1.1. Incredible Graphics. The PlayStation has the best on-paper specs and the demos have looked outstanding. Plus, it comes with an onboard Bluray DVD drive, which can hold more information than a standard DVD disc (the Xbox 360 supports HD-DVD, Bluray's main competitor, but not out of the box, and game support for HD-DVD discs is expected to be low or nonexistent).

10.1.2. With a host of all-star developers, Sony's undoubtedly going to have some killer games for the third PlayStation. Take, for example, the Halo killer Resistance: The Fall Of Man. Developed by Insomniac (who, coincidentally, will be releasing their next Ratchet & Clank game on the PS3), it’s gorgeous, smart, and awesome. Sony’s always been great at getting 3rd parties involved, and this generation of gaming should be no exception.

10.2. cons.

10.2.1. Very expensive. It's hard to imagine a tremendous demand for a product that costs from $499-599 (the higher price is for a larger hard drive and better video specs). And, if there’s less demand for the system, there will be less games for said system. Think like a developer: why devote time making games for a system with a small group of users, especially when the Wii's low price and innovation practically guarantees its success?

10.2.2. Hard to Program

10.3. Hard ware

10.4. http.

10.4.1. New nodDesigned for use with and requires the Playstation 3 game console Includes PlayStation Move motion controller, PlayStation Eye Camera and Sports Champions game Your every move is translated on-screen with absolute precision Your every movement is registered by the motion controller's advanced motion sensors and the PlayStation Eye USB Camera. Become the star of a PlayStation Move title and use the motion controller as a blade to slay foes, a bat to hit the winning home run, or a brush to groom your fluffy pet. Expand your gaming abilities even further by using two motion controllers to track movement with both hands. Punch and jab in the boxing ring, Block and attack in the gladiator arena, or draw your arrow and release in an archery tournament. There are so many possibilities when actions from both controllers are being tracked. The motion controller's Color changing sphere and built-in vibration feedback react to your actions and movements to create engaging experiences that are not only reflected on-screen, but also delivered directly to the palm of your hand. Watch as your sphere lights up when you cast the correct spell or mix the perfect paint color. Feel the timer run out or the recoil of your smoking gun. Advanced motion sensors precisely track both fast and subtle movements HOP off the couch and get moving in the most immersive gameplay ever experienced on the PS3 A new way to control your game directly from your body movements Fun, active and social gaming experience for everyone