Adam from Awesome Games writes: 'Seven long years. Who’d have thought it?
On the 22nd of November, 2012, the Xbox 360 will reach the unthinkable achievement of celebrating its seventh birthday in the same console cycle. Microsoft’s nearest rival, the PlayStation 3, is just one year younger; two ageing giants creaking under the constant expectations of their clamorous masters.
And then there’s the Nintendo Wii. Ridiculed for being an entire generation behind to begin with, Nintendo’s next-generation of hardware, the Wii U, has already been unfairly brandished as the black sheep of the family – seen as nothing more than a reimagining of the experiences we’ve been enjoying since 2005.
But throughout this generation, whether you’ve stomached the underpowered capabilities of the Wii, witnessed the Red Ring of Death, or bemoaned the lack of PS2 backwards compatibility on future PS3 hardware, one thing’s for sure: it’s been one hell of a ride. And remarkably, some of the biggest games are still yet to come.'