Ah, K-Lo, we finally dodged the issue last Christmas by buying neither a Playstation nor an Xbox nor a Cube. Instead we got the kids to settle on a Yamaha electric keyboard with countless sound effects–push enough buttons, and the eight-year old sounds like a five-man band. (To himself. After listening to the cacaphony for about ten seconds, I decreed that anyone wishing to use the keyboard would have to turn off the sound and wear earphones. And–a point I’d better not overlook–continue to practice each day on the real piano.)
But the keyboard dodge exhausted our imaginations. So this Christmas? Well, K-Lo, I’ll rely on you to tell me which game console to purchase.