about the competition among the 3 main video game companies...Nintendo, Sega, and Sony

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Video games are a big market these days. Within the past few years, the industry has boomed into a very large business. Within this business, there are three big companies are fighting to be the best. Nintendo's N64, Sega's Saturn, and Sony's Playstation are the three main systems in this huge market. Because there are so many games for these systems, and because it is such a big business, stores specializing in only these games are opening everywhere.

A few days ago, I walked into one of these stores. My friend wanted to purchase the new nintendo machine. According to the reviews, the system was supposed to be able to have amazing polygon graphics. Video games coming out these days are considered good if they consist of many polygonal graphics moving at a smooth and fast speed. From what he said, I thought that no other video game system could compare with it.

When I entered the store, the walls were covered with many games for different systems. On one wall, there were Nintendo's games, on another, were Sega's games, and on the last, were Sony's games. Surprisingly, Nintendo's new games didn't look much different than the other two companies'. On three corners of the room, there were television sets displaying the latest and greatest games for each popular console. While watching these new games, I was in awe.

When I was younger, I remembered playing what those times considered, 'high tech' video games. During those years, the games had little blocky characters who looked more like a blob than a human being. The music wasn't even music at all. It was more of a bunch of beeping at different pitches. These characters walked around and jumped over other blocky characters in a two dimensional environment. The new games that...