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Submitted by godfree 501d ago | opinion piece

What is “next gen”?

Gamertag Radio writes: "With the upcoming next generation of gaming consoles, Godfree claiming the WiiU is next gen, and a friend who will not give a game a shot if it looks 16-bit, I felt the need to ask myself a question. What is next gen? It is obviously something new and improved over a previous product, but we are always quick to draw a line in the sand. I propose a standard line based on my following opinion. Before I get started, I want you to tell me if I’m right, wrong or even crazy, this is an opinion piece after all. Hopefully it opens up some healthy discussion on what the term “next gen” means to you. With all that said, let’s begin." (Microsoft, Nintendo, PlayStation, PS3, PS4, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

nintendoleso   501d ago | Spam
HyperBear  +   501d ago
Next-Gen is short for: Star Trek The Next Generation

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ijust2good   501d ago | Trolling | show
Jek_Porkins  +   501d ago
Next gen is just the order in which a console is released, nothing more, nothing less. Has absolutely nothing to do with power or features, just the order it's released.

That's what it's always meant to me, and the technical term as well.
KrisButtar  +   500d ago
Next gen is just the order in which a console*

^this^

I have never really understood why people think different, I've known this since I started gaming
Ducky  +   501d ago
... baby don't hurt wii
don't hurt wii
no more.
Axonometri  +   501d ago
:|
ZoyosJD  +   500d ago
WiiU WiiU WiiU

*over megaphone*

"Axonometri, put the rubber ducky down and come out with your hands up."
Axonometri  +   501d ago
Try figuring out the Generation definition on iOS platforms!
hennessey86  +   501d ago
Erm
The generation after the previous one or the one before the next one................:/
GiantFriendlyCrab  +   501d ago
leap in innovations; the hardware, gaming software, and features,
BlackWolf  +   501d ago
Errmm... succesion order?
KillrateOmega  +   501d ago
What is “next gen”?
The generation after the current one.

You're welcome.
PopRocks359  +   500d ago
Thank you. Bubbled up for intelligence.
Jayjayff  +   500d ago
How do you ask the meaning of something that is self explanatory?
The name is a description and it's not using some obscure form of English, and of course it is relative depending on the console, just because Nintendo is not following the usual/common/general step that the others are does not stop the product from being a successor to their previous console.
ThatCanadianGuy514  +   500d ago
It's called playstation 4.
YourFlyness  +   500d ago
Next Gen Does What Nintendon't..

lol sorry I had to do it
jcnba28  +   500d ago
Nintendoes what PS4 and 720 can't...

lol sorry I had to do it
MasterCornholio  +   500d ago
Well it isn't the Wii U that's for sure. Nintendo chose to miss next gen by focusing all their research on that controller.

Motorola RAZR i
insertnamehurr  +   500d ago
Next gen means new and fresh jizz.
thawind  +   500d ago
UM......Let me see(Goes into deep thought)Ah ah I have came to an conclusion"MY NUTS"
level 360  +   500d ago
Wii U is this-gen.

PS4 and XBox ( Infinity/Fusion ) is next-gen..

..once both Sony and Microsoft get released it will be the default present-gen and then Nintendo will become last-gen.
yugovega  +   500d ago
capt. obvious here with a special report. N64 is officially declared more powerful then the playstation one. yet both are in the same generation. xbox and gamecube are both more powerful then the dreamcast yet they are the same generation. so that makes wiiu, ps4, and xboxwhatever next gen. wait next gen began last year so ps4, and nextbox are late to the generation. next gen is about 8 years away.

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