Recent reports saying that Nintendo may launch its next-generation game console, the Wii, ahead of Sony's PlayStation 3 (PS3) is no surprise because the Wii is not as complicated as the PS3 or Microsoft's Xbox 360 in terms of specification and functions, and therefore, is much easier to produce, according to sources at Taiwan-based game console components makers.
Nintendo has stated numerous times that its next generation video game machine will be less expensive than the competition. Now it appears that it might be on store shelves considerably earlier than many were expecting as well.
The Xbox 360 gets its first Lord of the Rings videogame with the release of Electronic Arts' "The Battle for Middle-earth II". The company said that it has begun shipping the game to stores nationwide today and expects the game to become available for purchase on 7 July.
The Battle for Middle-earth II slide show
If there is one thing that video games are not particularly good at doing, it is convincing storylines. If there is one thing that the video game industry likes to think that it is good at meanwhile, it is raising a pot of boiling hype around even the most lackluster of games.