'The pressure to be up to date with the latest gaming console is immense'

Don't forget the systems you love...

On this week's mailbox we've got James, who thinks we should spend a little more time thinking about the consoles and games of yesteryear.


I've noticed that at school, the pressure to be up to date with the latest gaming console is immense. My sister and I have a PlayStation 2 and an Atari, and for the past few weeks we have been playing The Simpsons Hit and Run over and over, getting quite a few 100% save files.

The PS2 is a great console, with many owners in the country. So why, apart from the FIFA games, are developers overlooking it. It makes me really frustrated, thinking that, with the upcoming release of new gen consoles, in the near future everyone will stop making games for original consoles and people like us will be forced to buy a 360 or PS3 in order tocontinue gaming.

GM says: It is sad to see our old consoles gather dust in the corner. There's nothing like blowing the dust off the Dreamcast, for a razz on Shenmue. But with new consoles comes more power, more choice, and more sophisticated games. Also, the Wii U will cost £240-£280 when it finally arrives, that's about the same as the PS2 asked for when it first hit shelves.

CVG says: It's it sad to see older consoles neglected, but there comes a time when we just have to move on. Fortunately in this current day and age classic games can be given a fresh lick of paint, or re-released on digital platforms. So while hardware might not endure good games won't fade away as quickly. Take comfort in that.