Rather than too many consoles hindering the development of future technologies and eating into profits, we're now faced with a situation where two behemoths, Sony and Microsoft, enjoy near total domination of the market.
Sure from what we've seen the PS4 is slicker, faster and packing more power, but the Xbox One demands you to feed it blood every 24 hours so it can grow and understand the Earth before it lays waste to mankind...
Aliens: Colonial Marines begins with an ostensibly abandoned ship, the U.S.S. Sulaco, recovered in orbit around LV-426. Players lead a group of highly trained United States Colonial Marines as they board the deserted craft to uncover the fate of the crew.
The track selection is a lot of fun - my particular favourite is Carrier Zone which is based on the classic arcade game of my youth, Afterburner. You get to drive a car and fly - what more can you ask for?
Gaming moves at a pace that means in but a few months this article will most likely seem ridiculous. But, like a digital Nostradamus, I shall offer my thoughts and remember anything that may come to appear false is simply a code for a greater truth.
20 years ago - where were you? I know where I was: lying on the floor of my seedy Harajuku apartment, getting to know the world's most famous hedgehog. I think my daughter was born about then, too. But my memory of her is sketchy.