Thursday, May 28, 2009

Why do people still use the marketing phrase "Next Gen"?

So... this term "next gen." Isn't this basically something a marketing shill at Microsoft or Sony thought up, and then everybody working in the gaming industry kinda picked up and started using because well, they're amicable folk and somewhat relegated to accepting whatever tripe they're fed? Something like that, I think. Cause it's not a term I ever used. It sounds unnatural. I mean, every new generation is technically the next generation. So the N64 used to be next gen, when people played on SNES. But who the hell ever called their N64 a next gen console? With next gen graphics?

Now we come to the 360 and PS3. How the fuck can people still refer to them as next gen consoles? Last time I checked, the Xbox 360 and PS3 have been out for years and years. That would make them this current generation. They are not next gen. Next gen implies that they are in the future. Like hey, we're stuck in the 23rd century, and Harry Mudd is trying to sell me tribbles. Boy, I wish we could travel to the 24th century, when Klingons are actually our friends. I bet that would be The Next Generation. Boy howdy, that would be something to look forward to, right? Something out there... in the distance. The future. Not something we have right now.

Start calling your 360s and PS3s current gen consoles, it makes a lot more sense.

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