Four hundred and twenty-five pounds. Not wishing to sound like Lorraine Kelly on the LK Today sofa, but "Ooohhhh, that's very expensive". A sum like that could pay my council tax for half a year, gas and electric bill, or even a luxury trip to New York. Well that's the price Sony has announced for its next generation console - the PS3 below - and to be honest, I find the news incomprehensible.
THERE'S nothing more satisfying for a gamer than to find yourself pleasantly surprised by a title.
THE start of a new year can be a little depressing. You ate and drank more than you intended, you still haven't made it down to the gym, and you have already completed all the games you got for Christmas. January 2007, however, marks the arrival of an exciting new game for the Xbox 360 which gamers have been waiting for with bated breath. Lost Planet: Extreme Condition (£49.99, HHHHH) hits the shops on Friday.
TWAS Christmas Eve, and not a PlayStation 3 in sight (it's not coming out until March). The Wii arrived and promptly sold out in the shops, so what about our old friend the Xbox 360? Well, the oldest of the next-generation consoles has been out for a good while now, but there are a couple of peripherals in the shops this yuletide which make the 360 even more cutting-edge.