More Reviews
REVIEWS The Last of Us Remastered Review
Sony and Naughty Dog have revisited the PlayStation 3 opus to bring an enhanced vision of the game to PlayStation 4, but should you return to Joel and Ellie’s story so soon?

God of War Collection (Vita) Review
God of War brings its PS2 heritage to Vita, and the results are more than a bit baffling.
More Previews
PREVIEWS UemeU Preview
Giving the power to the players to build the games they want to play, UemeU opens up the sandbox to a larger degree than previous games, with intuitive tools, cooperative building, and very few restrictions.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES CounterSpy
Release date: 08/19/14

Tales of Xillia 2
Release date: 08/19/14

Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
Release date: 08/19/14

MotoGP 14
Release date: 09/01/14


LATEST FEATURES Buy, Try, or Die: August 2014 Release List
Sacred 3, Disgaea 4, inFamous: First Light, Madden NFL 15—what will you Buy, what will you Try, and what needs to Die?

The Best Cosplay of Comic-Con 2014
Comic-Con is the premier convention for cosplayers, and we've got more than a hundred shots this year. Which are your favorites?
MOST POPULAR FEATURES Picking Your Gender: 5 Industry Professionals Discuss Queer Identity in Gaming
Women from Naughty Dog, ArenaNet, Harmonix, and Gamespot unite to talk about what they want from games in terms of diversity.
 
Coming Soon

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP oneshotstop
Call of Duty will never be the same
By oneshotstop
Posted on 07/28/14
       We've all been there. Everyone remembers that mission. You and your partner are climbing up the mountains in the snow, striving to pull some slick clandestine operation about getting some intel on a bad guy, or something similar (because let's face...

MEMBER BLOG

Squiggy Squiggy's Blog
PROFILE
Average Blog Rating:
[ Back to All Posts ]
Stop saying 'Next Gen'
Posted on Saturday, March 7 2009 @ 07:57:28 Eastern

Okay this is a little personal gripe I've had for a while. Everyone keeps saying 'next generation' despite that its not 'next generation' anymore. The current lineup of consoles seem to have taken on that moniker since before they came out a good number of years ago.

Years ago. And everybody still calls them "Next Gen".

The term was only valid before they released, because they (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii) literally were the next generation after the then-current lineup of consoles (PS2, Xbox, Gamecube). The term has been used before on previous generations, describing the ones next in line (Gamecube, PS2 and Xbox were the 'next gen' systems during the end of the N64/Playstation era for example). And they stopped calling them that as soon as they came out and replaced their predecessors.

For some reason, the current systems, Xbox 360 and PS3 (and to a lesser extent Wii) have all retained the 'Next Gen' branding throughout their life on the market despite now being the 'Current Gen' systems rather than the Next. Even game companies like Sega are still calling them next generation, despite that its been years since they qualified for that term.

They are not Next Gen systems anymore. They are Current Gen. We are no longer in the previous generation of systems, and we haven't been for going on three years now. The only systems that can be called Next Generation are the successors of the Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii, whatever they may be.

There. I said it. I've been wanting to for a long time, so there you have it. Stop calling them Next Gen systems when they're not the next generation anymore.

comments powered by Disqus

 
More On GameRevolution