Regardless of your thoughts on the various merits of each of the games consoles jostling for the top spot, the XBox 360 has the upper edge for me every time. Yes, the Nintendo Wii is amazingly addictive, but the Wiimote is often jittery and lacks accuracy at times (why bother with skill when you can just waggle your wrist and get a series of killer moves with a sword?)
The success of the 360 is not down to the fact it beat the other competition to market by a long way. It is the success of the community that you can instantly plug into, interact with and play against. XBox Live is a triumph and the XBox Live Arcade (XBLA) produces some of the most fun playable quick-pickup games on the platform.
Joystiq have mentioned the fact there is a Scene It demo on Xbox Live now. It is their final paragraph that brought a smile to my face when they said:
The full Scene It is expected Nov. 6 and will retail for $60, which includes the four big button controllers. There is currently no other announced use in the future for these controllers beyond Scene It and its guaranteed XBM expansion packs. We’re just going to go ahead and say it again: We want XBLA You Don’t Know Jack!
You Don’t Know Jack was one of my favourite games, which only had one UK release as far as I’m aware. This is a shame as the format was superb. Go try the recently released episodes on the website to get a flavour if you’ve never had the pleasure. It’s the perfect game for parties as its just so silly.
So an XBox Live version of You Don’t Know Jack? On the cards? Probably not, but come on Jellyvision, get it sorted!