Will Gamers Remember the Tragedies or the Solutions of this Generation?

Ryan Johnson | GoozerNation

This generation of consoles has seen two major tragedies: The Red Ring of Death and the current mess with Sony's online services. Both companies had quick reactions to their problem as well. So what will people remember more: the tragedy that started it all, or the service that was provided to fix them? Ryan Johnson of GoozerNation gives his opinion. Read in to find out!

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Wenis2711d ago

Probably the tragedies. People only like to focus on the negative. Kind of how like instead of every news article being about how the Mavericks won the NBA finals, they were all about how the Heat lost.

DualConsoleOwner2711d ago

come one... 55 percent failure rate is as bad as PSN going down for 2 weeks?

JokesOnYou2711d ago (Edited 2711d ago )

True but in todays fast paced news hype world even the biggest tragedies become old news very fast. Folks will move on and game on just like they did after the Kobe Bryant scandal, and just like they did after both micro and sony's previous failures this gen and last gen. Bottom line is winning(Kobe) or making a good solid product(micro & sony) will always beat your critics and haters= which will ultimately make you successful. On the other hand *IF you continue to lose(Lebron) or outright fail with your product(Sega Dreamcast) then yes you will always be remembered and *laughed at for your shortcomings.

nopunctuation2711d ago

I think the negatives will be forgotten in time. No one really talks about how PS2 used to eat discs anymore and RROD isnt mentioned nearly as much as it used to be. The negatives are reserved for consoles that really failed to pick up in the industry.

Nes_Daze2711d ago

Fanboys will remember tragedies the most, as for me, I will remember just about how fun I had this gen with the PS3, a bit of Wii and Xbox360. I lost my first 40GB Ps3 to the ylod, which to this day I still blame on myself for not watching the room temp and the dusty furniture. I still remember the day I got it and how entertaining it was. Hopefully my slim model keeps on strong..

news4geeks2711d ago (Edited 2711d ago )

lol... don't blame yourself for the ylod. Oh noes... room temperature .5 degrees too high for ps3! Get the frozen peas!

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rabidpancakeburglar2711d ago (Edited 2711d ago )


From what I've heard the 40gb was a disaster so it shouldn't really be a shock

Nes_Daze2711d ago (Edited 2711d ago )

Lol trust me my room can be an oven around summer time, plus the dustiness around it, it was just there at the wrong place/time. Although the 40gbs I've heard can be a bit unreliable. I guess karma caught on to me for laughing at so many of my friends for their RROD troubles. :(

Rainstorm812711d ago

are you serious?

Negelect CAN lead to YLOD and RROD.

Ive seen hot rooms and poor system placement lead to both.

nopunctuation2711d ago

I got the yellow light on my original 60gb ps3 and so did several peopel I knew who had the same problem. I dont think it had anything to do with room temperature, it had to do with those giant nanochips they used. My new ps3 is a 160gb fat and its much quieter but still gets a little warm. I try to take better care of it though by keeping the cats out of my room and turning off the ps3 every few hours.

Itt02711d ago

The Next Xbox will share the same fate. More powerful than PS4? LOL. Just hope it doesn't burn down a house like the original xbox and RROD 53% like the 360.

death2smoochie2711d ago (Edited 2711d ago )

Funny. That's what gamers said of the PS2 when it was launching based on the faulty disk drive in the PS1 and over heating that caused the drive to warp (how many gamers said they hope Sony would not repeat that mistake with the disk drive in the PS2 after the PS1 issues?)
Seems you forgot that ;-)

Btw. The first Xbox had no major hardware issues. It was built rock solid. It was just HUGE.
During that generation it was the PS2 that had the hardware issues. DRE...and the PS1 also had hardware issues the previous generation.
Moreover, outside of the PS3, Sony's two other consoles (PS1,PS2) WERE NOT the most powerful systems during their respective generations.

So "LOL" saying that the next Xbox might not be more powerful than the PS4 is foolish at best because based on history, Sony is 1-3 for the most powerful system they have released. (And if MS wants to spend the cash to build a powerful system, they have more capital than Sony to do so. Money is not a factor for MS if they want something. They spend billions to buy companies)

And if the new Wii launches before this generation ends with the rumored specs, then Sony ends this generation NOT with the strongest console.
As of NOW, the only system SOny has released that can claim the most powerful system console is the PS3.
Not the PS2 or PS1.

Itt02711d ago (Edited 2711d ago )

Dude, what's your problem? I said hope it doesn't end like those. Or you rather have 50% RROD and buy second and third console? Well, be my guest :) More powerful to overheat your console and burn down your house? Good luck finding a new home dude ;)

Rainstorm812711d ago

The Wii U is a next gen console.

The Wii is a current gen console.

Just because the Wii U will be a port monster doesnt mean its a current gen system. Nintendo always has the least powerful hardware and with them starting the next gen it will hold true.

As far as the next xbox and playstation only time will tell.....thats where the true arms race is

hilyou2711d ago

i hope da ps4 will be based on ps3's cpu, cuz sony would be stupid 2 not include the cell in the ps4 since they spent millions on da cell. ps4 should hav a faster, more-efficient and powerful cell than da ps3. also sony would be stupid cuz nd, and alot of other devs hav gotten used 2 da cell. the new cell also should be mmore dev friendly.

death2smoochie2711d ago (Edited 2711d ago )


"Just hope it doesn't burn down a house like the original xbox"

Was that not the power cord and not the console itself...



"Nintendo always has the least powerful hardware and with them starting the next gen it will hold true."

Name me another system outside of the Wii that Nintendo released at any given time that was the LEAST POWERFUL during its generation?
I will give you a hint: None.

The NES AND SNES were on par or more powerful than its direct competitors.
The N64 was more powerful than the PS1.
The GameCube was more powerful than the PS2.
The PS2 last generation was the LEAST powerful system.
Nintendo only released ONE system that was least in power and that was the Wii.

Rainstorm812710d ago (Edited 2710d ago )

Are we talking theoretical power or what the systems have shown....

Xbox was more powerful than GC.

N64 was a 64 bit console and PS1 was 32bit but i think that was equalized by the Cartridge and disc media.

Then there's the Wii and Wii U

NES and SNES is where nintendo had power and it showed.

Oh and BTW Dreamcast was the weakest last gen.

But you are right they havent been the "weakest" but its even rarer for them to be the strongest. This is a gaming thing not sure why you are only comparing sony a grudge or something?

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VampiricDragon2711d ago

I am remembering the lack of risk, originality, diversity, quantity of this gen

Kee2711d ago

I don't know about you guys, but I'll remember the games. That's for sure.

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