The shelf life of a video game console is a very fickle mistress. Some systems, like the Dreamcast, seem to have all the potential in the world, but succumb to a variety of outside sources and are gone before you know it. However, other systems claim to be able to withstand a 10 year shelf life. How that is possible in a world where technology is evolving faster than anyone can keep up with it is a wonder in and of itself. Therefore, several developers are starting to voice their opinions, and concerns, about the inevitable 'next generation' of video game consoles, but are those comments to be taken seriously or they just a case of developer verbal diarrhea?