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Column: Xbox One, Playstation 4 - and Apple? - in the Age of Convergence

Microsoft's Xbox One video game console is shown

Microsoft's Xbox One video game console is shown in this undated file photo. (Credit: Microsoft)

Can the new gaming consoles win out over the biggest trend in consumer electronics?

I know you kids think you're "too cool for school," streaming the new season of "Arrested Development" from Netflix on your Apple iPad.

But let me tell you what they were like in my day.

When I was a kid and wanted to watch a movie, my mother would drive me to the video store and she'd pay $3 so I could watch "The Goonies" on a VCR that probably cost more than her beat-up Oldsmobile station wagon.

And needless to say, our 19" tube T.V. did not have Retina display.

How about music?


Full story at Minyanville.

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