Gaming behemoths ready for battle

Written by Jason Cundall

May 16, 2005 | 12:59

Tags: #nintendo-revolution #playstation-3 #xbox-360

It's that time of year again, and Los Angeles is bracing itself for an influx of gaming geeks as E3 kicks off this week. Of course, all eyes will be focused on the Console Triumvirate - Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo - as the later companies unveil their champions to square up against the formers already outed XBOX 360. This from the Beeb:

The big names in the video games business are gearing up to do battle in Los Angeles at one of the most spectacular trade shows in the world.

Tens of thousands of people are expected to descend on the city for the Electronic Entertainment Expo, E3, which runs from 18 to 20 May.

This year Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo are all due to reveal details about the next wave of video game consoles.

The machines are expected to hit the shops over the next year and a half.

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It's going to be a bloody, hard fought battle - Sony may have won the console equivalent of WWI, but this is going to be closer to call.

In (semi) related news, There's been rumours knocking around the net that the Big S has been in secret discussions with Cupertino, along the lines of making the Playstation 3 iTunes compatible. Now on the face of it, this sounds far fetched - but as certain posters to a item on Mac Rumours 'Page 2' News pointed out, Sony have already announced iTunes compatible hardware this year in the shape of the NAS-CZ1... We'll have to wait and see - but it'd be an interesting development if it pans out.

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