Is the console going the way of the dodo?

Bloomberg reported yesterday that cable companies AT&T, Verizon, and Time Warner are all exploring the possibility of delivering HD gaming to subscribers through their cable box. 

The Nintendo Wii U, frankly, looks uninspiring.

At the Tokyo Game Show, Sony was very excited to debut… the umpteenth iteration of their six-year-old system.

Who the hell knows what Microsoft is doing?

Mobile gaming and social gaming are growing. Console gaming is shrinking.

There are almost no exclusives. Mario, Kratos, Master Chief; just a handful.

From the lofty perch of this Wednesday morning, it’s easy to imagine a future without consoles. Do we need them? What do you think?