Friday, August 01, 2008

Shopping for Video Games

Yes, OK, we know there's a myriad of different computer games systems out there. We also know that there's any number of people willing to try and sell you one, or a game for one, online. That's great, but how do we find one central point to give us all the information we need to work out which one to buy? And at what price, who is going to give us the deal?

That's where ShopWiki comes in. Instead of putting at the top (like so many shopping guides do) those who pay for inclusion in the index, they spider out across the web and thus pick up all of the offers. So you're getting all of the information.

On top of that, and this is the cool bit, they also provide guides to each sector of the market. For examples, here's their video games guide. So to start with you've got a decent overview of all of the different available systems. You can then drill down into the sectors that most interest you. Say, Playstation 3 games, classic console games, or perhaps you're more interested in the Game Wave?

Each further sector gives you another guide and then further refinement under that. And then when you've found what you're looking for, you then get the shopping guide as to who is offering that at the best deal.

And excellent system and one you really do want to try if you're shopping online.

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