November 30, 2000
Interactive Television is Here: It's Called the Game Console
During the decade-long search to "interactivate" the television with the holy grail of the "set-top box," another set-top box has created a revolution all its own. The console game is alive and well and interacting with your television set. Next-generation console games promise to bring cinema-quality, real-time virtual reality into the home at affordable prices. As the quality of these systems matures, so will their content and audience. Can traditional TV keep up, or will it be lost in the dust of dazzling new interactive games and stories?