So you'd like to play a video game. In order to use video game software, you're going to need a platform to play it on. Thankfully, there are a lot of options that range widely in cost, quality, and type. While you can spend as little as $200 on a current-generation video game software console - and less if you want to get something older - you can also purchase a high-end console for $500 or even spend thousands on a personal computer. In addition, you can also use the computer you have to run video game software, but you'll need to check out the minimum specifications first.
Using video game software on your PC is likely the easiest place to start because most people already have a computer at home. The first thing that you need to do is determine the specifications of your computer. Most people will want to right click on the "My Computer" icon; this should be located on their desktop. Once there, check to see see what type of processor you have and how much RAM you have available. Then, find out what kind of video card you have by going to the "Hardware" tab and clicking on the box that says "Device Manager". Once inside this new window, you'll want to look under "Display Devices" to find out what kind of video card you have. Once you have all of this information, keep it in mind when you are shopping for video game software in your local store, as the game's box will inform you of the minimum requirements are for the game.
As far as video game software consoles go, there are three main choices. You can play video games on a Nintendo Wii, a Microsoft XBox 360, or a Sony Playstation 3. The Nintendo Wii can use video game software that uses motion controls, so while you're playing a video game, you can also get a workout. This console is the most affordable, currently priced at $200. For people that consider themselves "hardcore gamers", the best choices are the Microsoft XBox 360 and the Sony Playstation 3. These consoles range from $200 to $500 in cost, varying due to different hard drive spaces. Although games can be played with limited hard drive space, some games require more, and you may run out if you have lots of video game software. This is something to consider when you have a particular game or video game software in mind.
However you plan to use your video game software, just remember to have fun!