Sony's PlayStation Portable is the first handheld gaming device to survive a battle with Nintendo, but is it worth your money? On paper, it seemed like such a good idea. [UPDATED for the pre-NGP/3DS era.]
The Nintendo DS is the most successful portable gaming machine on the planet. More than 100 million of them are out there. Should you get one, or wait for the Nintendo 3DS? [UPDATED for the pre-3DS shopping season.]
The Xbox 360 was the first of the current generation of home consoles to launch, all the way back in 2005. If you haven't decided to buy one by now, is there any reason to buy one, well, now? [UPDATED for the holiday season of video games.]
The PlayStation 3 got off to a slow start when the console first launched in 2006. Since then, it has picked up some serious steam and has come into its own. Is now a good time to take the plunge? [Updated for the holiday season of video games.]
The Nintendo Wii exploded off store shelves when it first launched back in 2006. Is it too late to hop on the Wii bandwagon, or has Nintendo saved you a spot? UPDATED for the holidays.]
The iPad is a magical device, at least according to Apple, but is it a device worth buying to play games on? [UPDATED for the holidays.]
The iPhone and iPod Touch may not be the most successful smartphone and multimedia devices in history, but they're certainly the ones with the biggest buzz. [UPDATED for the holidays.]
So often, we get asked for advice on what to buy - not games, necessarily, but major purchases. Hardware. This week, Kotaku published its first series of buyers' guides, delivering our whys and why-nots for all major consoles and handhelds.
To buy or not to buy, that is the question we're most commonly asked.