The Laymen's Gamer talks about why journalists, vloggers, and bloggers alike should stop using the term next generation when referring to PS4, XB1, and WiiU.
Next Gen until we start playing REAL next gen games. Not last gen ports like Assassin's Creed, COD, Watch Dogs and even BF.
It's still current generation. Using the term to take a stance really isn't going to do anything.
just call it New Gen on the PS4 games like KZ, ISS, DC and the Order really give the new gen feel.
Say what you want, the console generation that's present is what we have, whether or not the games impress you or anyone else. The games have looked great and performed admirably in spite of the criticisms, which will always exist. However, none of this takes away from the fact that using that in articles is poor vernacular right now as... you know... that's what I was debating in this article, not whether or not the current generation's games have impressed me.
And what do these next games have that the last gen games doesn't besides gfx? You do notice infamous as is just infamous with better gfx. People hype up these next gen games like they are doing something different.
Don't all new generations start out with ports from the last one? Just because there are last gen games also on current generation doesn't mean that it isn't current. And now that all three consoles are out, we're officially in the current generation.
Being serious for a second here...arguing how to label something is pointless as you're arguing for the label, rather than any perceived issue at hand. The label is not the problem - it is your perceived quality of games. If this is to be taken seriously, address the point directly instead of tap dancing around it in an attempt to be witty.
That's not how generations are defined. You don't not say your children aren't the new generation until they are a certain age.
Glad you could inject some life into the discussion.
Sup? Someone called?
You win the internet.
We are talking about not calling you for a while and giving you the silent treatment. Its been great but I guess your just to current to be next now... Its not you its me...
I thought you just made that account, too funny! + bubs
Nah, I had this name since 1990 back on old AOL.
No game has done anything next gen yet...
What's your expectation? For the console to do your dishes for you? Whether or not the currently released games have impressed or not... that's not what this article is discussing. This article is talking about the overuse of an improper term to describe the current generation of gaming. If you feel the currently released games for this generation are unimpressive, that's fine, but refrain from calling upcoming games "next-gen" just because they meet your expectations for what "next-gen" SHOULD be.
As much as people hate to admit this, you are correct! There's not one game that's come out that couldn't essentially have been represented on the previous consoles. This is why publishers will continue to put out cross gen games, until that buying market has dried up!
What about InFamous Second Son? That's exclusive to PS4.
I'm gonna get shit for this but that game didn't impress me much. Sure it had the looks but did it have the touch? Now don't get me wrong,yeah I think it's alright. But that won't keep me busy in the middle of the night.
What does this do that's next gen besides gfx. What is this next gen bar that y'all keep talking about because all I hear is gfx
@Chespin Half these people probably weren't born when that song came out. And you deserve all the crap you get for that. I thought it was clever though.
That's what I'm saying. Besides Infamous, Killzone and even Ryse are a taste of what to expect. Third party are yet to truly jump on board. Assassin's Creed: Unity, are using 2 new studios. One for last gen and one for next gen. That's smart even MS Forza is doing that. With that said Not all devs have that kind of luxury.
Let's call it... "Latest-Gen"
There seriously is no pleasing some people! This article is discussing the term and its use, not whether or not currently released games of this generation are impressive.
When the ps3 and xbox 360 will be dead, maybe. But both are still very alive and well, with many important titles coming exclusively for those, like Persona 5 , Tales of Zestiria, Borderlands the presequel etc. ps4 and xbox one are still next, not absolutely current.
Ahh well...at least it isn't as bad as confusing Hard Disk space for system RAM...... Cus that's just a nooblet error.
What I'm worried about is what kind of buzzwords will people toss around when the PS5 and Xbox Two come out. If the 360/PS3 are this hard to kill, the buying public might not jump so quickly at slightly prettier systems next go round. So I'm sure the resolution and fps touting will only continue throughout this generation...
And the PS4 proves you wrong reaching 7million plus outselling its competition the WiiU in a matter of months. People are more than willing to buy a new console with the right hardware at an affordable price. It beats being a company who is still pumping out games in sub HD in 2014 ;)
Wow, you hate the Wii U so much you slammed it in a completely unrelated topic...
Calm down fan girl! Nobody is pumping out sub HD games in 2014. If you knew your technical jargon, then you would know that 720p is HD as well! But people like you are a part of the problem and not the solution when it comes to the misinformed.
Next gen is actually next gen but if you call next gen next gen then what is next gen called?
900p is not next gen.
There is more to a next-gen gaming experience then fps and res. When are some of you people gonna get that trough your heads?
We had 1080p games last gen so nothing this now is next gen, right?
Next-gen! Next-gen! Next-gen! What you gonna do about it?
I'll refer to the 8th as current gen when it starts acting like it. Who gives a bleeping flux anyway except early adopters who want everyone to know they wasted their freaking money and now need something to grasp to.
It will be next Gen until it is the majority.
It's all semantics, which actually don't mean all that much as far as the English language goes. Do you understand what someone means when they say "Next Gen"? Then they can say Next Gen. All that is important is that you understand the reference.
Cu.. Curr... Curren..NEXT GEN
Do people consider the 360 and PS3 Current Gen still? Its been a few months, so even though they are still great systems and very much alive - those are "last gen". We are now on "current gen".
Wow what a pretentious jack-hole way to write an article and talk about journalists (not that journalists dont deserve it). Just because the "Next Generation" exists does not mean that you have to refer to it as the current generation ESPECIALLY since it has not outgrown what most consider the CURRENT generation of PS3 and X360. This only works from one angle and that is speaking from the angle of the ps4 and XboxOne. Just as I am a current generation and my father is last generation and my daughter is the next generation but if you ask her, she is current generation and the next generation hasn't arrived. Until one OVERTAKES the other i.e. Dies or is no longer Supported it will be the current generation. But thanks for the English lesson, too bad that doesn't apply to this scenario since its a RELATIVE term.
Rofl i love this article. On a side note, how long is that Ellen page article going to be up here, i mean she's hot but still...
Cause the games Don't look next gen yet.
I'm not sure if that's even the case. Yeah they are not instantly blowing the 7th generation of games away quickly. But they have pretty textures and effects dialed up to 10! That's just it though, most only feel like prettier versions of 7th generation titles and that's it...
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