What has this generation of consoles accomplished?

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?

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Joule2541d ago

They have accomplished FPS dominance and motion controls

firefoxprime2541d ago (Edited 2541d ago )

don't forget intrusive casual games. And...remakes galore. Oh, and death of many devs/publishers.

decrypt2540d ago

Consoles are dead this generation. the only real console this gen is the Wii.

Both PS3 and xbox are essentially locked down PCs. Their control though lays in the hands of their masters Sony and MS.

Iroquois_Pliskin2540d ago

well, you could say DLC oh yeah, sweet sweet expensive DLC.

dangert122540d ago (Edited 2540d ago )

This Console Gen

-Has managed to turn what would of before been a free update Into payed for DLC

-Selling you content on the disc more then once

-Banning people for fixing there ROD prone consoles or replacing fans

-Selling digital copies more then Retail copies

-Static prices for years on end

-Price Increase twice £40 for a new game now Its £45/£50

-Selling you outfits

-Selling codeless cheats

- Depsite driving the prices of games up twice they Insist you buy the game brand new or get an online pass for It

- Fraud

- Deception

-smaller campaigns

- cock blocking

- lazyness Never heard port so much until this gen

ironfist922540d ago

Sure we get some pretty awesome, epic, and amazing looking games, but its DEFINITELY not worth it compared to your list.

PS2 was the best gaming era.

Aery2540d ago (Edited 2540d ago )

This is the best generation EVER about gaming.
You can have nostalgia from other generation (that I used to love), but take a look at the list of the games across all platform and you can easily spot incredible game and new franchise.
Sure, it's full of casual game, but fortunately not everybody jump on the Wii boat and they prefer to invest a LOT of money in hardcore game.
Disagree mean only a poor knowledge about games, because a real gamer know the truth.
Sure, there is the dark side of industry (some overpriced DLC for example ... ), but nothing new under the sun.
Have fun.

SweetIvy2540d ago

I cannot agree more with you :)

Titanz2541d ago

Something along those lines.

mcstorm2540d ago

I have to agree with you on this one. But the thing I like about this gen over others is all the have been successful in terms of console sales and it is now looked at if you want the best games and console experience you need to own all 3 and with the motion control, digital media social experience they are all offering different things and not going down the same road.

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lorianguy2540d ago

Improved games, motion controls, taken publishers down a peg or two, some good HD remakes, online capabilities.

Overpriced DLC, online passes and generally ripping consumers off.

Drazz2540d ago (Edited 2540d ago )

Oh, and Uncharted.
*edit*I disagree with this disagree....

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