GamesAreEvil writes, "Here we go again, gamers! Blizzard has reportedly talked about plans that it's working with Microsoft on the next Xbox (and then denied them all the same!) That got me thinking - nay, worrying - about the next generation of consoles. Allow me to explain.
First of all, the economy is certainly not going to be helpful. Sure, the next generation won't come out for at least another year and a half, which might give us enough time to right this sinking ship. However, how much more cautious are people going to be about their spending? Will we have learned - as the society at large - to not be frivolous in our spending? If that is the case, will the manufacturers respond in kind? The issue here is the business model and the negative impact it could have for the 'core' gaming market..."