Yes, we certainly know how the PS3 got popular because of its ability to install Linux and from the recommendations from the people doing just that.
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Then you should really take a look at the games being published by Paradox Interactive. Classics such as the Europa Universalis-series and the Hearts of Iron-series are great strategy games. They're also publishing several other games in the same genre and I'd strongly suggest taking a closer look for games that play well and don't need a brand new gaming rig.
Yes, we all know how you determine directionality from an icon like: <->.
It's a good thing they made sure that the electroncs doesn't go off in the second dimension.