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Kotaku's Buyer's Guide: An Introduction

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To buy or not to buy, that is the question we're most commonly asked.

And it makes sense. After all, here at Kotaku we spend our days writing about, talking about and playing video games. So who better to ask about whether now's the time to pick up a Playstation 3, grab an Xbox 360 or Wii?

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And what do you do after you buy one of those consoles or a portable? What are the best games to purchase for someone new to the system?

Instead of answering all of your emails, and explaining the system to all of our relatives, we've decided to create a permanent place that people can go to get their answers: Kotaku's Buyer's Guides.

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Our Buyer's Guides, will be updated regularly with Team Kotaku's group thinking on whether now is the time to buy a particular console and what you do after you've picked one up.

Kicking off today, the series of guides are meant to be not only a terrific jumping off point for people considering taking the plunge into a new gaming platform, but a way for current owners to stay up to date on the system they love.

So bookmark this page and make sure to check it out and send it around to anyone considering getting a new system because it will become the regularly updated single post that tells you everything you need to know about that system.

We'll be posting our team thoughts on the DS, iPhone, iPad, PSP, Playstation 3, Wii and Xbox 360 in a series of posts this week. Expect the first updates to begin hitting shortly after the dust settles from Apple's World Wide Developers Conference and E3.

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Also make sure to let us know if you think there is a platform or system we left off but should include. We're still debating the PC, which is most certainly a gaming system, but is so diverse, so constantly updated and updateable that we're not sure it should have a guide.

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DISCUSSION

To buy, or not to buy: that is the question:

Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer

The slings and arrows of outrageous fanboys,

Or to take arms against a sea of trolls,

And by opposing end them? To die: to game over;

No more; and by a game over to say we end

The heart-ache and the thousand bioshocks

That flesh is heir to, 'tis a consummation

Devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to game over;

To game over: perchance to continue: ay, there's the rub.