Since its inception, the video game has advanced far beyond a ball and a paddle. Nearly every game that is released today would have been impossible on yesterday’s hardware, but those advances have started to slow recently. Many of this generation’s most impressive games could have been developed for the Playstation 2 and would still look very impressive. Granted, we do have some games that really push the hardware of these new consoles. Santa Monica has stated that to render Kratos’ character model in God of War III, they would need the processing power of no less than four Playstation 2 consoles, and that number may be skewed by memory. Naughty Dog has also bluntly stated that Uncharted 2 couldn’t run on Xbox 360, let alone Xbox. Then again, Metal Gear Solid 3 was originally intended for the Playstation 3, but then became one of last generation’s finest titles. So, that begs the question, what has this generation of consoles accomplished?