IM PLAYIN asks if this is the last generation dominated by the games console, and if the new technologies, like the Oculus Rift, will be popular enough to change how we game.
"Over the past two decades, there have been a plethora of games consoles that have come and gone, some rather unceremoniously, I’m looking at you Dreamcast. The only ones that have truly stood the test of time are the consoles by Nintendo and Sony, though Nintendo definitely seem on the way out after the somewhat frosty reception for the Wii U. Microsoft have been in the game for a while, though not as long as Sony or Nintendo. The PC, however, has always been there. Nowadays PCs are getting faster, more powerful and cheaper. Plus, there are an absolute tonne of games available on the PC that aren’t available on consoles (and very few the other way around). Steam is giving PC gamers fantastic deals on relatively new games, plus some developers are even giving early access to players through Steam, so that they can help them develop their games as they play, examples being DayZ and H1Z1 (in the very near future)."