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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."

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HyperBear1606d ago

Next-Gen is short for: Star Trek The Next Generation

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Jek_Porkins1606d 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.

KrisButtar1606d 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

Ducky1606d ago

... baby don't hurt wii
don't hurt wii
no more.

ZoyosJD1605d ago

WiiU WiiU WiiU

*over megaphone*

"Axonometri, put the rubber ducky down and come out with your hands up."

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