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« on: December 14, 2006, 06:20:28 AM »

I dislike the term "next gen". I think it's generic, lazily thought out, and, unless stopped, will be used for every successive console release until the end of time. So I thought to myself, "well, why the hell not just come up with a better term for next gen? Surely it can be done. Can't it?" And then I thought it'd be interesting if we came up with a better phrase that actually caught on. How cool would that be? Come up with some reasonably more intelligent/creative/modern expression, then pimp the hell out of it on the GT site, use it whenever you're talking about the consoles elsewhere on the net, and see if it catches on. And more importantly, cathes on without being mocked to death, a la the Star Wars Kid.

I'm half joking, and half serious. I can't tell if it's just the stupidest, lamest idea ever ... or a potentially strange claim to fame for GT.


And on that note ....... does anyone else know how many "generations" there were before the NES? That's my own personal console benchmark, my marker stone on the video game timeline, and I'm curious to know how many groups of consoles - Atari, Colleco, etc. - there were beofre it. Because now, the current "next gen" consoles are all tied to Nintendo's fifth generation. So what would that make this one, overall? Gen 7? Gen 8?

Since the 360 came out last year in 2005, you can't really call this G06 or anything like that. And since the Wii doesn't have HD support (idiots), you can't call it the HDGen. Can't tie it to wireless control, or internet support. Any other features that could be singled out?

Ha, what about the "Brick Generation"? That fitting enough?
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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2006, 02:01:09 PM »

Heh....good idea, but it'd be hard to get the other press folks to sign off on it.  We could use the naming convention that we use here at work - just add "new" to the front of everything.  Its great a few revisions down the road when you have to look for a program that is on the "New S5" server, not the "Old S5", and certainly not on the brand new "S5" server.  I need a roadmap...
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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2006, 02:09:55 PM »

Boo Boo Kitty F@#K?
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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2006, 02:35:39 PM »

I think that was Boom Boom kitty-f$#&.

And no... I think this generation's connectivity is the common-ground. Even though it's not as good as it could be, this is the online-gen. Or Wi-Fi gen.
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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2006, 02:39:28 PM »

Quote from: Dafones on December 14, 2006, 06:20:28 AM

does anyone else know how many "generations" there were before the NES? That's my own personal console benchmark, my marker stone on the video game timeline, and I'm curious to know how many groups of consoles - Atari, Colleco, etc. - there were beofre it.
The NES/SMS is either third or fourth generation, depending on where you start and what constitutes a "generation".  IMO:

1st Gen - Magnavox Odyssey, Coleco Telstar, various Pong games
2nd Gen - Atari 2600, Bally Astrocade, Mattel Intellivision
3rd Gen - Atari 5200, Colecovision
4th Gen - NES, SMS, Atari 7800

Wikipedia combines the 2nd and 3rd generations into one (though since they span nearly 10 years, I think that's too long), and some don't count the pong games at all.
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« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2006, 02:53:02 PM »

Wait... all  "next gen" consoles have wireless controllers coming standard (except the 360 gimped).

Wireless-gen?
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« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2006, 03:12:02 PM »

How about Expensive Gen? 

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« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2006, 03:22:30 PM »

Quote from: Purge on December 14, 2006, 02:35:39 PM

I think that was Boom Boom kitty-f$#&.

And no... I think this generation's connectivity is the common-ground. Even though it's not as good as it could be, this is the online-gen. Or Wi-Fi gen.
No its definitely Boo Boo  icon_biggrin

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« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2006, 03:35:14 PM »

This is definitely a next gen idea and requires some next gen thinking processes.
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« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2006, 05:43:56 PM »

Quote from: Louis Cypher on December 14, 2006, 03:22:30 PM

Quote from: Purge on December 14, 2006, 02:35:39 PM

I think that was Boom Boom kitty-f$#&.

And no... I think this generation's connectivity is the common-ground. Even though it's not as good as it could be, this is the online-gen. Or Wi-Fi gen.
No its definatly Boo Boo  icon_biggrin

Yes, it was absolutely boo boo kitty-f&*$
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« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2006, 04:19:53 AM »

The Vertical Gen: All 3 systems can be positioned vertically.

Done!  icon_biggrin
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« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2006, 06:18:57 AM »

That's it? You guys are no fun. (Or, my idea is stupid  icon_neutral  ...)

I'll just have to be happy thinking to myself that these are the G8 systems.
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« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2006, 06:20:10 AM »

Quote from: Farscry on December 14, 2006, 05:43:56 PM

Quote from: Louis Cypher on December 14, 2006, 03:22:30 PM

Quote from: Purge on December 14, 2006, 02:35:39 PM

I think that was Boom Boom kitty-f$#&.

And no... I think this generation's connectivity is the common-ground. Even though it's not as good as it could be, this is the online-gen. Or Wi-Fi gen.
No its definatly Boo Boo  icon_biggrin

Yes, it was absolutely boo boo kitty-f&*$

Correct.  I am an expert on this subject.

gellar
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« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2006, 08:13:18 AM »

Quote from: gellar on December 19, 2006, 06:20:10 AM

Quote from: Farscry on December 14, 2006, 05:43:56 PM

Quote from: Louis Cypher on December 14, 2006, 03:22:30 PM

Quote from: Purge on December 14, 2006, 02:35:39 PM

I think that was Boom Boom kitty-f$#&.

And no... I think this generation's connectivity is the common-ground. Even though it's not as good as it could be, this is the online-gen. Or Wi-Fi gen.
No its definatly Boo Boo  icon_biggrin

Yes, it was absolutely boo boo kitty-f&*$

Correct.  I am an expert on this subject.

gellar
hush boo boo........
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