Nov 212012

My, my. We’re nearing the end of the seventh generation of consoles. The future is uncertain and many wonder if consoles are a dying breed. While that’s an argument for another day, I will point out that without such easy and specific boundaries set in time it will be far more difficult to catalogue the history of gaming. No longer would we be able to easily determine gaming eras as we have been doing for the last thirty years, and that’ll be too bad if it comes to pass.

For example, we wouldn’t be able to look at the worst of a generation without, well, generations. And what fun it is to do that. So let’s look back at what have turned out to be the worst game disappointments since 2005. (Note that PC games are included in this list, despite not being bound to console gens)

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Oct 312012

Perhaps the only upside to extended periods of time disconnected from my constant stream of information is the joy of getting it all at once in bulk as soon as the periods of time end. Yes, it was not long after I opened up my laptop in a designated safe area after almost two days with no electricity thanks to the delightful harbinger of badly timed disasters, Madame Sandy, that I found the internet abuzz with news about what I had previously considered an impossible notion. There will be a new Star Wars. Yes, Disney has grown a few feet at the waistline thanks to this new deal, and this is a rather important fact when examining and predicting the future of a new set of SW films. But the cause, in this case, is outshone by the effect. There will be a new Star Wars. Hot damn.

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