Was the last decade really that great for gaming?

GB writes: "So there you have it, another decade is over. Fairly obvious this, I suppose, but the noughties (as they are affectionately, albeit irritatingly) known, have been the most significant period for gaming EVER!"

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movements4225d ago

It was an awesome decade for gaming. I have a feeling things will only go up from here though:

Think of the inevitable PS4, Next Xbox, New Wii, 3D gaming, Motion Tech, Onlive, and then think of said innovations accompanied by great franchises like:

Uncharted, Halo, Gears, God of War, Metal Gear Solid, Killzone, Modern Warfare, Gran Turismo, Forza, the list is extremely long:

Bioshock, GTA, Resistance, AssCreed amongst a long host of others and our conclusion will be united.

The best years of gaming are ahead of us, yes in the future!

dirthurts4225d ago

I just wish we had more platformers.
I have a feeling with motion tech we'll be seeing more of these. Can't wait to find out.

Saaking4225d ago

imo, yes. The PS2 and Dreamcast are up there on my list of favorites and they both released during this decade. Not to mention all the amazing current gen games. It certainly was a great decade. Better than the 90s? Well, that's debatable.

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execution174225d ago

its a tough question when you've been gaming for over 20 years, and yes i'm 25. yea well i'd have to choose this decade compared to last decade that also had awesome franchises that died or just went downhill when the new systems came out

Mista T4225d ago (Edited 4225d ago )

of course, games like the Sims, MGS, Half Life 2 episodes 1 + 2, Deus Ex, UC2, the GT series, Halo series, Timesplitters series, etc.

really a great decade

the only thing I don't like is the death of local split screen multiplayer

zootang4225d ago


With games becoming more social, you would of thought that local split screen multi player was the last thing you would want to lose as a developer

knifefight4225d ago

Couldn't agree more.
I loved splitscreen shooters as well as some fighters, Bomberman, and co-op sports games in times gone by. Now, with games like Call of Duty 4 (still haven't gotten around to MW2), there are splitscreen modes, but there's no cool co-op stuff. Splitscreen is taking a backseat to online.

There's nothing wrong with online; just sometimes I wanna have that kind of experience with people IRL.

nogolis4225d ago (Edited 4225d ago )

In terms of appeal, absolutely. In terms of innovation and revolutionary gameplay that wasn't done the decade before, no. We even had motion controls before this decade in a sense, (SERCOS, anyone?) I am grateful for Jak & Daxter, Ratchet & Clank, Ico, Shadow Of Colossus, Uncharted, Little Big lanet and God of War, though. Aside from them games, not much else.

ReBurn4225d ago

Bubbles for you. Couldn't have said it better myself.

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