next-gen

Lets be the first to talk next gen

  Game consoles have been group by generations for quite some time, however there seems to be some confusion of whether the Wii U is a ‘next gen’ system. As of writing it is not. The Wii U is the current generation. To clarify Wii, PS3 and 360 are last generation. The Playstation 4 and next Xbox will join the Wii U in this current generation. Nintendo console generations usually last either 5...

Can Nintendo win the console war for a second consecutive time?

I asked around yesterday in a speculative report for G4. Here’s what my quotables had to say: A lot of people wonder what the new console might mean for not only console gaming, but for Nintendo in general. Can the company win the “console war” for a second consecutive cycle in the wake of Wii, like it did post-NES with the Super Nintendo? Ormond says no. “I think Nintendo is too pride...

10 things Nintendo needs to get right on their next console

With the launch of the 3DS getting closer, it got me thinking of what I want in my new Nintendo console and eventual Wii replacement. I’ll be the first person in the room to tell you the Wii is a great console, but I’m certainly going to be the first person in line at Best Buy when they start selling whatever it is that Nintendo has up their sleves to be the successor to the Wii. That being sa...

Survey: Smart phones “fast outstripping” stagnate gaming handhelds

Interpret, a leading entertainment, media and technology market research firm, today released its Interpretations report, The Phone Gaming Revolution: Do the DS and PSP Stand a Chance?, which found the number of consumers playing games on their phones increased dramatically, while gamers appear to be abandoning their DS and PSP devices. Interpret’s New Media Measureâ„¢ data shows 43.8% of th...

Is the Wii phenomenon finally over?

Gaming Age Forum-goer Entrement started an interesting discussion yesterday, in regards to Nintendo Wii becoming cold product. “This is not a qualitative analysis, or whether you like the Wii or Nintendo games,” he writes. “But the future doesn’t look too bright,” he says, for the following reasons: The 3DS: Nintendo is not a big company. They have small, dedicated in...

The future of gaming is a Gears of War 8/10 rating

The collective piling on (one could use much more graphic, vulgar terminology) that the review community has done with Gears of War has gotten my cynical side thinking again, and by that I mean more than the usual 24 hours a day. But instead of attacking GoW, I am going to use its popularity to show how the Wii is arriving at precisely the right time. First off, GoW is a great game. It is an actio...