We picked up on this earlier this afternoon, but it’s probably worth further discussion – Guardian writer Steve Boxer has claimed that the PlayStation 3 is a “disappointment for gamers” in one of the strangest articles I’ve read on their website. In the piece, entitled “Which games console is right for you?” Boxer says, in addition to the rather bold statement above, that the PS3 is “still too pricey” (at £250, Steve, really?) and is an attractive purchase only for “those with an obsession with the PlayStation brand.”
Tell me, who is he speaking for here? Gamers? Well, I’m a gamer and I’m not disappointed with the PS3, so he’s not speaking for me with that sweeping generalisation (or others). “The Xbox has the edge over Sony’s PS3,” he comments, without further explanation, and PC games “require a powerful 3D graphics card” before following the obvious with “because few Macs have these, most publishers ignore them.” I’m all for personal opinion, but I really can’t see what The Guardian are getting at here with this article. Who’s it aimed at?
Want to read about games on The Guardian? Take a look at Charlie Brooker.