GamePro: Ten years ago today, the videogame industry had reached a turning point, and so had I.
I was in the middle of my first semester of college, just two months removed from the unspeakable tragedy of 9/11. I was beginning to get an inkling of what life had to offer. I had just started dating the girl that I would still be with ten years later.
Two new consoles launched that week; one was an attempt to redeem past mistakes, and the other was an attempt to build a foundation for the future. One of the most controversial sequels in gaming history was also released, which would be a turning point of its own.