Crispy Gamer Buyer's Guides
iPhone Buyer's Guide
Nobody expected this from Apple. With a smaller percentage of users than Windows, Mac computers have never been a hotbed of videogame activity. Now, game content, which still feels like a missed opportunity on Apple computers, has made the iPhone and iPod Touch feel like vital platforms that developers have to address. Read more.
Nintendo Wii Buyer's Guide
Welcome to the bandwagon. You've just purchased what's far and away the most popular system of this console generation, with over 45 million systems sold worldwide. Read more.
Nintendo DS Buyer's Guide
With the massive success of the Nintendo Wii, it's easy to forget that Nintendo has been kicking ass and taking names with its fabulously popular line of handheld game machines since 1989. Read more.
Nintendo DSi Buyer's Guide
The DSi, released in North America on Apr. 5, 2009, again refines Nintendo's dual-screen portable with a new form factor, new multimedia features and even a new online shop from which to download new games. Read more.
PC Gaming Buyer's Guide
So you want to play games with the big boys? Then you're in the right place.
Don't listen to old coots that talk about the Magnavox Odyssey and Pong consoles as the origin point of home videogames. The real heart of gaming beats inside a PC; the platform has been the core of gaming far longer than most of you (and I) have been alive. As consoles come and go, the PC always remains. Read more.
PlayStation 3 (PS3) Buyer's Guide
Maybe it was a present. Maybe you bought it for yourself, because of the Blu-ray, because you're a PlayStation loyalist, or because you didn't want to take a chance on the Xbox 360's dreaded Red Ring of Death flashing at you as soon as you got the thing home. Either way, there's a PlayStation 3 in your home now. Read more.
PlayStation Portable (PSP) Buyer's Guide
There have been four major versions of the PSP: the original, the PSP-2000, PSP-3000 and PSP Go. For all intents and purposes, the 3000 and Go are the only two models in consideration now. But we'll give you notes on all four, because the mooted original and 2000 variations have their fans, and can still be found used, often for a great price. Read more.
PSP Go Buyer's Guide
Congratulations on owning a PSP Go, aka the most maligned new gaming system since the Virtual Boy! What does it say about you that you now own this machine?
It says: "I am a free spirit."
It says: "I enjoy gaming, especially when it comes packaged in a slick little shiny black box that fits nicely into my pants."
It says: "I don't care what the press says about this thing, damn it all. I want one." Read more.
Xbox 360 Buyer's Guide
Congratulations, savvy consumer, on your very wise, very savvy purchase! Or, if you received the Xbox 360 as a gift, be sure to give whoever gave it to you a kiss. They did you "a solid," as they say on the street. Read more.