|Posted by Platinum on April 9, 2012 at 12:55 AM|
When ever I get to thinking of all the changes the videogame industry has gone through in this generation, I'm reminded of all the things I remember changing the gaming industry.
I like to call this the HD generation for obvious reasons, for the first time gamers were able to experience the High-Definition realms. There is no doubt in my mind that the seventh generation of consoles helped usher in newcomers to the digital and high-def era. For the first time, gamers have been able to download some of their favorite older games on their newer consoles. Online play makes splitscreen seem like a thing of the past. Corded controllers seem like antiques to us now. Hard drives have become common in consoles. Motion control has become a major factor in production. Next thing you know, we won't even have discs to play game on...
Whenever I think of the past, i begin to wonder what I'm going to tell my children, and grandchildren in the comming years...
"Hey kiddo, did you know we never had analog sticks at one point"?
Can you imagine what younger generations will think? Cartridges based games? What is a cartridge? What is a load time? You had games on CASSETTES?.............What's a Cassette?!
How about 2D games? I doubt it would make much difference, but I can already see the looks on the faces of future generations to come when they see the original Star Fox or Battlezone and compare them to today's games.
Finally to add insult to injury, memory cards are pretty much already dead in gaming, save for the SD cards the Wii uses. I have a strange feeling that data loss won't be as rampant as it use to be for me on the older memory cards of back in the day.
All I can say right now is that I'm ready to see what the next generation will bring us. We have had one heck of a great show this generation, and I feel the next one will be a good one as well.