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Submitted by djeronimo 866d ago | opinion piece

This Generation’s Defining Characters for Each Console

"This generation of game consoles is finally starting to reach the end of its life, with Nintendo already having released their new Wii U console. The expectations are that Microsoft and Sony will at least announce their next generation consoles within the coming months, which means that it is time to start reflecting. " (3DS, Halo 3, Halo 4, Master Chief, Nintendo, PC, PS Vita, PS3, Sony, Super Mario Galaxy 3, Wii U, Xbox 360)

prototypeknuckles  +   866d ago
Nintendo=mario, no duh
Microsoft=masterchief,no duh
Sony=Drake,no duh

personally id rather have

Nintendo=link
Microsoft=?, maybe kameo
Sony=Cole
omi25p  +   866d ago
What would the PC Have? Steve from MineCraft comes to mind.
Allsystemgamer  +   866d ago
Maybe the brute from amnesia?
A samurai from shogun?
Steve is a good one kudos but its also on 360
A planet side character?
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   866d ago
PC would have Gabe Newell.
narked  +   866d ago
Gordon Freeman
Blackdeath_663  +   865d ago
@narked
Gordon Freeman is a good one
CapsLocke  +   865d ago
JC Dendon?
guitarded77  +   865d ago
The title says "THIS GENERATION". Mario and Master Chief are from gens past. Mario defined the NES, Chief, the XBOX. PC is harder to define, but if you go based on common chip architecture, you'd be better off looking at games like Crysis and Bioshock which while they are both multi-platform games, they got their start on PC and have defining characters. Maybe characters from Warcraft for PC. I think Gordon would probably be from the previous generation... but he would be an obvious pick if we consider him this generation.

PS3 - Sackboy or Nathan Drake
XBOX - Marcus Phoenix
Wii - ? Difficult because the most recognized Wii games have iconc characters from the past as the lead.
PC - ? Difficult, because there is no defined line for a PC generation.
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Y_5150  +   866d ago
Kameo is the reason I almost bought a 360!
Kurt Russell  +   865d ago
Mine was for all the ladies... It has been one in one out since.
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TheFallenAngel  +   866d ago
For Playstation is Kratos.
pandaboy  +   865d ago
for playstation is a car from gran turismo smoking pot.
RockmanII7  +   865d ago
I was thinking Kratos for a moment, but I'd have to disagree. Not counting the yet to be released God of War: Ascension there has only been one GoW game on the PS3. Drake has had 3 games with one of them being arguably the best game this generation, he's more deserving.
USMC_POLICE  +   865d ago
Nintendo link
Xbox Marcus phoenix
Sony Cole or Nathan hale
b_one  +   866d ago
it is hard to pick only one face of PS3
Ezz2013  +   866d ago
i was about to say that
ZodTheRipper  +   865d ago
Yep. Personally, when someone asks me to "name a Playstation character" my first answer is Kratos. Then Drake and then Sackboii. Sony did a good job this gen.
b_one  +   865d ago
True, Kratos, Drake, Sackboy(ultimate magnet for girls - they love this game)

funny is that i was not a gamer before ps3(Vice City on PC only), just saw GOW3 lets play on YT - instant love, bought ps3, all gow games...

when i saw Uncharted bundle... told myself - wtf is Uncharted never heard of this...same was with Infamous... superb titles.
Cam977  +   866d ago
MS: I've no idea, there aren't many.
Sony: SACKBOY, Nate, Kratos or Ratchet.
Nintendo: Link or MARIO.
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omi25p  +   866d ago
Xbox:

Alan wake
Master Chief
Marcus Fenix
Banjo

PS3:

Nathan Drake
Kratos
Cole Macgrath
Sackboy
Ratchet

Nintendo:

Mario
Zelda
Metroid

PC:
Steve from minecraft

Multiplatform:

John Marston
Commander Shepard
Ezio Auditore da Firenze
Big Daddy
Niko Bellic
Gordon Freeman
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Summons75  +   866d ago
For me it's

Master Chief for MS
Link/ mario/ pikachu (or some Pokemon) for Nintendo
Ratchet and Clank/ Jak and Daxter (ps2 gen) Nathan Drake/ Sackboy (ps3 gen) for Sony
Big Daddy/ Isaac Clark/ Dante (original) for Multiplatform games
TheFinalEpisode  +   866d ago
Quote from the article:"The Super Mario Sunshine games on the Wii took the 3D platformer to a new level after Mario Sunshine provided a lot of more of the same on the Gamecube."

Made me lol
cpayne93  +   866d ago
Not even sure what to make of that statement. I hope this article was google translated, because the grammar is atrocious.
mamotte  +   866d ago
And suddenly, portables are not consoles.

Where are Layton or Phoenix for the DS?
Or the Patapon army for PSP?
Bellcross  +   866d ago
Ps3 = Sackboy
Xbox = Masterchief
Nintendo = Mario
lilbroRx  +   866d ago
I nominate Travis Touchdown, Meta Night and the generic Mii for Nintendo.

In fact, I would have to say that the Mii is the character that most defined Nintendo this gen.
Hingle_Mcringleberry   865d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(2)
-Gespenst-  +   865d ago
The Big Daddy and the Assassins are generation defining across platforms I think.
FuzzyPooka  +   865d ago
XBox: Chief.
PS3: Damn. Sackboy vs. Nathan Drake...
Wii: Mario
PC: Steve!!!
Multi: Ezio DA AUUUUDDDIIITOOOREEE DA FFFIIIIRRREEEENNNZZZZZEEEE!!!!
Root  +   865d ago
"Sure, there have been characters like Cloud from Final Fantasy 7 on the PSX and the girls of Final Fantasy 10/X2 on the PS2, but when it comes to first party games, they have always struggled."

Crash, Spyro, Squall, Zidine, Gabe Logan, Tombi, Lara Croft (all at the time on the PS1)...Jak and Daxter, Sackboy, Kratos, Rachet and Clank, Cole...I could go on
TXIDarkAvenger  +   865d ago
When I think PS3, I think of Snake even though the MGS series isn't exclusive, MGS4 is.
Tontus  +   865d ago
Kratos is Sony's most iconic character, he's by far most popular and has appeared in more games/TV as a cameo or parody than all of Sony's other characters combined.

For proof that Kratos is MUCH more popular than Nathan Drake or Sackboy just look here http://www.google.com/trend... . Even Sackboy is more popular than Nathan Drake.

PS3 = Kratos >>>>>>>&g t; Sackboy >>> Nathan Drake.
Wii = Mario >>>>>>>&g t; Link >>>>> ????
360 = Master Chief >>>>>>>&g t; Marcus Fenix >>>> ????
BladerunnerZX  +   865d ago
For Playstation : Nathan Drake , Kratos and Cole.

For Nintendo : Samus Aran

For Xbox : Cortana , she is the Only truly interesting character in the Halo games especially Halo 4 - Masterchief is a two dimensional faceless character with no personality.
Marcus Fenix and the whole cast of gears of war act like a bunch of drunken fratboy bro this and bro that types, shallow as shallow can be.
Belking  +   865d ago
lol...BS...Master Chief is THE character for the halo series. Without him there is no story.
jrbeerman11  +   865d ago
master chief is a much better character in the novels, cortana was all the personality in the games
MrCrimson  +   865d ago
Xbox has to be captain price. can't deny what the COD franchise has meant to the XBL brand this generation.
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nosferatuzodd  +   865d ago
This is a good article I think,very Nicely put ..
urwifeminder  +   865d ago
Xbox 360 the chief,nintendo has to be mario,ps3 Guy fawkes.
Deku-Johnny  +   865d ago
Could Microsoft actually have anything other than Master Chief?

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