Submitted by TGM 1181d ago | opinion piece

Has the current generation gone on too long?

The Xbox 360 turns seven in a few months, and the PlayStation 3 six. With such an unprecedented age, old hardware and no clear successors, it begs the question: has the current generation gone on too long? (Dev, E3, Industry, Next-Gen, PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)

StrongMan  +   1181d ago
Not at all. More and more games are using multiple DVDs these days though. The DVD is an ancient storage medium causing devs who don't want to pay for multiple disc to cut content from games in order to squeeze it onto one DVD making the Blu-Ray version suffer. Other than that I don't see any problems with current gen gaming.
ChunkyLover53  +   1181d ago
Its gone on too long obviously. New hardware gets people excited, new hardware brings out new software.

Also, how many games have been released this generation? hundreds? thousands? I think I own 7 Xbox 360 games that came on more than one disk. Considering every generation since the PlayStation 1 launched has had games on multiple disks, I don't think its hampered the generation at all.

When you look at games like Skyrim, and see such a complete game and when its done right, disks don't matter.
Persistantthug  +   1181d ago
To people that don't have a realistic perception of the WORLD and game industry, perhaps.
What alot of people just can't seem to grasp,
Is that the world crisis has been kicking everyone's ass....not just consumers, but retail, to developers, to publishers, to the console makers themselves. So many devs and publishers have been going bankrupt and shuttered in record numbers this gen.
New tech, with new next gen graphics costs more $....significantly. If you want more of them to go out of business sure....bring on new consoles in a worldwide crisis and recession.

The bottom line, I don't want to see that, So if they need 2 or 3 more years to shore up their profits to become more healthy financially, then, I say, GIVE IT TO THEM.

In the meantime, I'll just have to make due with THE LAST OF US, BEYOND 2 SOULS and WATCH DOGS.
Woe is me. 0_0
dcbronco  +   1180d ago
Oh, Strongman. You one bubble bastard. You so crazy.

So many games use more than one disc. Like almost 10% of them. Okay, maybe not that many.

The vast majority f games won't use more than a disc this generation. Let's be honest. Blu-ray was just Sony pimpin' it's fans. That's why they were looking at dropping it in the PS4.

What...disagrees? What'd I say.
StreetsofRage  +   1180d ago
BluRay version suffers? What sony exclusives has used the almighty bluray to its fullest? Twisted Metal? Starhawk? Infamous? Playstation All Stars? Resistance? Killzone? Uncharted? These last 3 games were simple point A to point B games.

How about GT5? The one game that really should of used the extra storage but only had about 20% of cars that were ps3 worthy. Everything else was ps2 worthy.

Only exclusive's and games that I can think of that use the bluray are games that have TONS of cutscenes.

Tell me why didn't Sony release a game as BIG as Skyrim or GTA4 and use the full power of the bluray?
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SleazyChimp  +   1181d ago
Well heres to the Wii U coming with a free CAT scan! Cuz you need it. No seriously, you need to have that melon checked out, I don't think every thing is working up there the way that it should.
Gridloc  +   1181d ago
For MIcrosoft it has. They tend to stop supporting old hardware once new hardware is released. We will see how shady they are next year...
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hellvaguy  +   1180d ago
MS had a nasty legal battle (and well documented if u google it) with Nvidea which is why they had to end support soon. However they did keep the Xbox 1 online networks up and running for like 4 years after the 360 was released.
Gridloc  +   1180d ago
Really. No new games because of nvidia. Google that... First party is nearly non existent now ( besides kinect and arcade of summer ) oh yeah gears, halo and forza. We'll see if third party continues support (doubtfull). First party will be kinect only. Six months tops.
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Skateboard  +   1180d ago
I rather save my money then buy a new system. I'm sorry, but the PS3 is too awesome for me to move on.
mysterym  +   1180d ago
You probably didn't have the ps3 on day one either? Come on be honest......
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chrisarsenalsavart  +   1180d ago
i am 100% with skateboard ln that one.
sony machine still has a lot of untapped power and original new titles to come within the next two years.
Microsoft also has few sequels worth playing like halo4, gears4.
So for me, the next gen wont on my shopping list anytime soo.
mysterym  +   1180d ago
And how exactly do you know it has untapped power? Are you a dev? Perhaps Sony can enable the hidden cell that nobody knows about and unleash all that untapped POWER.

The current console are toast post q2-q3 2013 as devs switch over to the next gen consoles. Software sales have declined 20+%, with 20/20 hindsight they would have hit this year.
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JBSleek  +   1180d ago
Name 1 "original" title coming to PS3 that warrants two more years?

Also untapped power? What??
omarzy  +   1180d ago
Stop making sequel after sequel and this generation will last a lot longer.
goldwyncq  +   1180d ago
For Microsoft and Nintendo, yeah.
StreetsofRage  +   1180d ago
Console gaming is currently WAAAAAY behind PC graphics. You look at the future of current gen like The Last of Us than you look at games like Watchdogs, StarWars1313, Battlefield 3 PC max settings, and all them juicy Crysis real mods... and you can clearly see that console gaming is outdated.

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