Last month Kotaku luminary Kirk Hamilton kicked off a whole four weeks of manic scribbling by the same front-line gaming blog/news-stand/cruft-hole with a piece entitled “The Best And Worst of the Last Generation of Gaming“.
True, that it doesn’t gather together anything from handheld, what is described as “mobile” or desktop PC areas; Kotaku aren’t normally where massive Rock, Paper, Shotgun-style diatribes are found. RPS kinda got that covered…
The event in question that sparked this collection of pointed textual (and text-based) squeaks is the release of the PS4, slated for general release across the US on November 15th (two days before this very article was written!). Time will tell if Sony‘s post-finger pointing release speeches (including the briefly discussed “we won’t include include DRM” shenanigans) further support the quality over their main competitor Microsoft‘s Xbox One (released across 13 territories on November 22nd). Considering first thoughts are a little sketchy and hardware errors are already making waves, who knows.
Back to the past; Mr Hamilton goes on to write:
Favourites so far (one from each of the above) are: The Games That Defined The Last Generation (for the big three consoles only…) and Overheating Consoles Were the Worst Problem of Last Generation. I’m sure many of you will agree; don’t all cheer at once.
In a close second, come This Was The Generation Of Increasingly Silly Game Names and Console Games Have Helped Save The PC. Hint, hint; Valve.
Knowing Kotaku there will probably be more words released before the XB1 arrives, so bookmark both the tags if you care that much.
- Sony clarifies: No crackdown on disc trading, but online DRM is possible (computerandvideogames.com)
- MS surprised by ‘how negative’ reaction was to Xbox One DRM (computerandvideogames.com)
- The list of faulty PS4′s continues to grow (vr-zone.com)
- Sony investigating reported pre-launch PS4 hardware issues (polygon.com)
- Last-Gen Heroes (kotaku.com)
- Last-Gen Zeroes (kotaku.com)
- PS4 Reviews And The Real Launch Of Next-Gen (noplatform.wordpress.com)