The C|Net Crave blog has up an article exploring the history of console gaming
, and wonders aloud about the pecking order of the various systems
. "Gaming is so subjective that there is no single "greatest" system ever. It might sound like a cop-out, but it really depends on what standards you're using and what generation you grew up in. I loved the SNES, and would personally call it the greatest system of all time. However, the NES and PlayStation could both easily be called the best, based on the standards they set and the advances they presented to gaming."
The Guardian follows up this piece, noting that the article's rose-colored recollections of the SNES days may not be entirely accurate
. Subjective or not, it's a good question: which consoles have a valid place in history and which ones should be forgotten?