Console Review: The Immune™ System


When I first heard about this system, I was excited about its potential. It’s the only video game device designed specifically to cut down on viruses, spam, and malware. It’s a revolutionary work of technology whose concept has evolved and changed many times over the years. However, due to its extremely specific objective, it lacks in the department of functionality.


 The Immune System has a lifetime warranty, though most will need some sort of repair during its tenure. It has a neat, compact design, and should fit into the central body of any home entertainment system. The resolution and graphics are quite realistic. It comes standard with a first-person shooter game called “Allergy Season,” which I frankly found frustrating and monotonous.

This system is marketed prominently as an anti-virus device. None of the other consoles I’ve used approach gaming with this objective, so it’s difficult to rank its quality based on comparison. The virus detection and elimination software is spot-on, and rarely lets any malware go undeleted. The problem with this unique device is that the anti-virus software sometimes hinders the actual function of the gameplay. The removal and destruction of bugs comes at a price. For instance, dust particles will cause the system to spasm and rapidly eject air to clean itself out, or the system overheats when destroying viruses, forcing the player to let it rest awhile before resuming normal gaming. The benefits and the disadvantages of the Immune™ System are symbiotic; you can’t have one without the other. I found myself having to purchase supplemental patches and add-ons to compensate for these; player favorites are the multivitamin plug-in and the antihistamine software patch.

Sometimes, the console overexerts itself and attacks its own program instead of the viruses, which prevents it from performing the most routine functions (hardcore gamers call this “inflammation.”) This may be an automatic response to certain games, or collection of dust in the air vents. Consoles manufactured from Congenital Inc. are most likely to have flaws and should be taken in to a professional. It’s unfortunate that such advanced technology must be so unpredictable. A forthcoming Edward Jenner update promises less interference from the bug-destroying software.

The Immune™ System is rife with shortcomings, but if you can overlook the obvious flaws, it fulfills its intended purpose nicely. Personally, I would wait until a more efficient model comes out, but for the price and the unique capabilities it has to offer, it’s not a bad system.


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