First off, we’d like to apologize for what happened with the previous Mini-Poll, which accidentally overstayed its welcome by one month. Believe it or not, we got so wrapped up in site work and external work (including the exam craze that many of us are currently embroiled in) that we more or less forgot about the poll completely. The good thing is we weren’t the only ones who did. So… surprise!
But we’ve now taken care of that, and we’ve got a new poll for you guys! Read on if you’re interested in advancing the cause of science by even more than two centuries. No mantis DNA included - we’ll leave that for our scientific journal mini-polls.
Our third ever monthly Mini-Poll (which will definitely close on time, after one month has passed) asks: “How important are game graphics to you?”. It’s a pretty pertinent question, with 6 possible answers. A question that you can answer by heading to the sidebar directly to the right of this text. You’ll find the poll window just below the “Recent Comments” area. Head on down, and rock the vote – it only takes two mouse clicks. And a thorough analysis of your retinas. Don’t worry, it won’t hurt! It’ll sting. Really badly.
Let’s also do a quick run-down of our previous mini-poll, which asked which gaming platform/system you disliked the most. Here it is:
The poll accumulated 1,681 votes in total. As you can see, Microsoft’s XBox 360 came in first, with 395 votes, representing a 24% margin of the overall votes. Next up was Sony’s PlayStation 3, with 288 votes, for 17% of the votes. Then came the iOS device library, with 270 votes, for a solid 16%. After that, Nintendo’s Wii, with 213 votes – 13%. Next, the Mac OS X barely snuck by with 210 votes, also for a 13% margin. Then came the Android OS library of devices, with 71 votes, for just 4%. Right after that, we have the two main handheld systems: Sony’s PlayStation Vita, followed by Nintendo’s 3DS. Surprisingly, the Windows PC was next, with 52 votes - a 3% margin. That was followed by the “other handheld” option, which encompasses the various tablets and handhelds currently on the market, with 40 votes, for 2%. Last, and least hated was… Sony’s PlayStation Portable, with just 34 votes, for just 2% of the votes.