Dean Takahashi: As a new video game console war kicks off, no one is happier than IBM, which is selling ammunition to all sides. It ousted Intel from Microsoft’s Xbox 360, which is set to make its debut in the fall. IBM also will supply chips for the next-generation Sony and Nintendo consoles that go on sale in 2006. “It’s a master stroke for IBM to get into every console,” said Jon Peddie, president of Jon Peddie Research. “Just like that, Intel is out of the console business.” More here at San Jose Mercury News.