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This console generation is going on to be one of the longest
generations we have ever had. And I have been happy with the results so far.
The industry has evolved into making video games more deep and complex in nature.
We have seen some of the most memorable IPs in games like Mass Effect, Gears of
War, Resistance, Uncharted, infamous, and the list just goes on. Heck, we are
even seeing the return of Duke Nukem. With all that said, do we need a new
sure at one point or another every gamer has thought about what comes next.
Will the new xbox be shaped like a top hat, will the next Wii be called the Wii
Wii, or will the Playstation 4 cost more than a house?
Now, I think we all know this generation is going to last
another 2 or 3 years before any announcements are made. Still, do we need a new
generation sooner? In my professional opinion,
I say short answer no-ish. Is that a word? Now, that may sound confusing, but that only
means it is working.
is nothing wrong with the consoles we have right now, but let's run down some
good aspects of that a new generation of consoles good bring. Remember this is
all my, 100% correct, opinion.
know the term is graphics, but I hate that word so we're not using it. There is
no denying that current games are working in overtime to continually impress
everyone visually. Naturally with a new generation of consoles greater
horsepower under the hood is a given. More horse power, more chances to make
more immersive experiences. There is an unfortunate downside to this however.
When new consoles release visuals don't see any insignificant increase usually
for a few years. I do think the tradeoffs of a few inconsistent years of bad
visuals are worth the eventual consistent eye bleeding visuals down the road. I
would especially like to see Nintendo have some actual horsepower under the
hood, because who doesn't get tired of hearing "It looks good for a Wii game"?
( The future, looks like this...)
Improvements to Online
is especially important to me. This factor decides where I spend most of my
money and time. A good example would be the current generation we are in now.
Now, I loves me Ps3. If the Ps3 where a woman and I were single I can tell you
I'd be all over that... mya. Like mustaches on Issac Clarke. That being said, I
loves me xbox 360's online much more. I find it smoother and more easily
integrated with everything else. So, with a new generation of consoles, maybe
companies like Sony (or Nintendo *cough*) could improve the design of their
respective online services. I personally would love to have a smoother online
experience with Sony. Heck, I would even like to see a capable service on a Nintendo
for a change. I would even like to see cloud gaming more predominant in the
next generation of consoles.
( I want to love your online, really. It's not me, it's you.)
may sound moronic and completely arbitrary. To those who say that *slap in face
repeatedly* it's my freaking list! This may sound surprising, but I think the Wii
is the best looking console. When I see the Wii, I honestly see the plastic
version of Natalie Portman. Sadly the
Wii does not have the talent that Natalie Portman does, so that comparison is
now jumped out a window with its femurs sticking out it. Yes, design is
important. I can't tell you how many times I look at my original Ps3 after a
weekend of neglecting it and seeing the innumerable piles of dust that stick to
it. I personally like having things that
look good in my house. I bought many of my furnishings because they looked good
in my home, so design does matter to me. With a new generation of consoles I
want to see even better looking systems, better yet customization. I would love
my home console to be upgradable like my PC. How awesome would it be to have a
fully decked out Playstation or xbox?
( I wanted to use a picture of Natalie Portman, but this is serious business people. No time to oggle over beautiful women. No matter how gorgeous and talented)
Cody Gilley: Yes, irritating
voice in my head.
Reader: New IPs can be released at
Cody Gilley: True,
irritating reader whose words sting like a salad fork in the eye. It is true
that new IPs can come out at
any time during a consoles lifetime. That being said, a developer is more likely to release
a new IP for a brand new system of consoles. Think about it, what games
dominate the landscape now? Almost all the heavy hitters were starting out during
the current generation's early lifecycle. If we had a new generation I bet we
would see a new group of IPs.People do eventually get tired of the same, though the sells of CoD may say otherwise. What's a better time to introduce new IPs? New console make the landscape a much more even battlefield. Crap, now I can't stop thinking about Battlefield 3. I thought I was really in the zone for a moment there, oh well.
(What number are we on now?)
of Motion Controls and 3D Technology
The motion controls are nothing but gimmicks to me that a
few buttons could easily replace. Still, if everyone insists on having motion
controls, let's build our systems to fully maximize them. I mean right now the Wii feels outdated, the
Kinect does everything but play decent games, and the Playstation Move looks
like an erotic toy. If you insist on me jumping around to play my games, let's
just start from scratch. Having a new generation of consoles ensures that
everyone has all the proper controls, but could make them more central to the
gaming experience. Gameplay could become more immersive if Motion Controls and
3D were implemented properly, instead both are just afterthoughts most of the
(Who doesn't want proper 3D utilized in our games? Just me? Darn it...)
are just a few good ramblings I can think of at the moment. Now that we have
seen some possible good, let us delve into the possible craphole.
in currently having an influx of quality software at any given moment. This is
the first time in my 16 years of gaming that I can't keep up with everything. I
try to get my hands on every title, but this is just getting ridiculous. I can
only do acts at questionable hotels with suspicious characters so many times a
week. Let me run down my shopping list
so far this year, this should be fun.
did my math right, I have spent 800$ dollars so far this year. This is with all
discounts and everything. That is a $%!^ ton on moolah I have spent. All these
great game means that gamers are consistently broke. I couldn't even get a 3DS,
let alone a new home console. With such
a consistent amount of quality titles, I find it hard to justify getting a new
console. Now a smarter shopper wouldn't buy like me, so a smarter shopper may be
ready for a newer console. I personally don't know how I could afford all the
great games coming out as well as a new console this year. There is just not
enough money to make in robbing elementary school kids like there used to be...
(This is how good I am with money people)
Wasted Motion Control
mostly applies to Kinect and the Move. Nothing against Nintendo, but I think we
have seen the most from their wagglemote. Both the Move and Kinect are relatively
new to the market and neither one has a single must have game. Sure, the Kinect
can perform brain surgery and makes Killzone players less accurate, but nothing
stands out. Having a new generation of consoles would just make the Kinect and
Move both feel like wasted potential.
(Insert creepy child related joke here)
Elder Scrolls V isn't
Really, that's all I have to say about that.
More Focus on
Utilizing the Tech We Have Available
This goes directly with the "More Consistent Quality Titles",
but when a new console releases the games are usually steaming piles. Take the
recent 3DS, almost all the games are just average at best. I can even go back
to the xbox 360 launch where the best games we Call of Duty 2, Kameo, and King
Kong. The Playstation 3 had just Resistance for the longest time. The Wii...
actually had a pretty decent line up, brave Nintendo. In all seriousness, do we
want to go through that 2 year drought with every new console? Eventually we
have to, but should we just get it over with?
(Do we really need a few years of these?)
That was a long post. I feel though I should make a joke
involving pixie dues, a giraffe, and 3 dwarves, but I won't. Instead I will
leave you with a question. Do we need new consoles? What are some of the pros
As always thanks for your time, I'm Cody Gilley aka thatdudewithbluehair