The crippled hard-drive less X-Box 260 can be found for the same price as a Wii, but that's a pretty dumb thing to buy.
And, um, yes, something that is tied for the lowest price is, in fact, 'pretty cheap' by any sane person's conception of 'pretty cheap'.
And you will notice I pointed out two reasons to get a a Wii. They are priced 'pretty cheap' and they have the kind of games that you can't get on a PC or other consoles, casual multi-player games. (Whereas you can get the same kind of games on the PS3, Xbox, and the PC, although not always the exact same game. The exception might be Guitar Hero style games, which are only on consoles, but, hey, only need one of those.)
The thing there is that claims made in the Mirror rarely have any basis in reality or to put it more bluntly they pull figures out of their arse.
As a general rule whenever the mirror says "scientists have found" or some such without naming any names or research establishments then it's almost certainly something written in the PR department.
When they do name names and research establishments it's also normally bullshit but gets followed by denials from the researchers in question that their work has anything to do with what is reported in the mirror.
I'd propose that perhaps they meant *per year* but even that would make no sense as it would put your odds of surviving cancer until the age of 10 a little on the low side.
Hell lets try comparing their odds of dying of cancer with their figures for deaths on the road.
They claim 2500 people die per year from traffic accidents in the UK. Reasonably close.
They call that 8,000 to one odds.
They give cancer 2.5:1 odds.
If you take that 2500 and multiply to figure out how many people would have to die of cancer in comparison it translates to about 8 million.
Which is ballpark figure, very rounded about as many as will die over the next generation.
So what's happened is they've taken the *per year* traffic deaths and compared them to the *lifetime* cancer deaths because apparently the column writer Matt Roper is a massive retard.
C'est magnifique, mais ce n'est pas l'Informatique. -- Bosquet [on seeing the IBM 4341]