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    Will it be when Microsoft started consols.
    Or when the first decent wireless controler was made.
    Or will it be remembered as Sony's finest hour.
    Or something compleatly different.
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    The mourning of Sega

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    Yeah. Microsoft and Sega's exiting stage left.

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    When gaming went extremely commercial.
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    For sure microsoft will be one of the big things. The death of the sega console business would be another. How about the extreme violence that has truely been put into games this gen (I dont have a problem with that btw), like GTA. Consoles going online for multiplayer gaming would be something else I would remember as well.
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    Gaming really, seriously broke out into the mainstream this era. Nintendo T-shirts are trendy, and local papers covered the PSP launch and E3. Everyone is always reminding themselves that it's a billion dollar industry. It's gone from being a hobby for geeks and children to grudging acceptance by the "norms".

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    I second the sudden jump in extreme, viscious violence in games. GTA and Halo will be THE games that are remembered from this generation.

    As for gaming going mainstream, I actually think that happened with PS1. That's when the college kids really picked up on it, and they've grown into the "adults" that make up most of the market.

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    If you mean the PS2, Xbox and Gamecube generation then it's for being too short.

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    The usage of video games for entertainment purposes.
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    In this 'gen', videogames started to get regular coverage in the newspapers in my area which, I think, is quite significant. There is a columnist who writes articles about the "latest and greatest" in the videogaming world in my city's paper. From where I come from, this is bizarre. If I had woken up one morning in my youth and found the front page of the entertainment section was featuring Castlevania III for NES or something, I would have spit out my cereal all over the floor.

    For better or for worse, gaming is now mainstream. (Oldtimer alert: I choose 'for worse').
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    The era of physics and sandbox game design.

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    Bringing console gamers online. Sure other systems have tried it to some degree but all three of the current systems were designed with this in mind. This is the first step in the changing players mindset about downloadable games (and other content) and turning a video game console into more of a entertainment console.

    I should end this by saying I don't have a GCN and I'm not really familiar with how well Nintendo's forray into the online gaming biz went.

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    I share the same opinion as Milk and Gaijin. Imagine gaming exposure last gen, say, 1997. Then, imagine it now. I don't have to list all the ways it's expanded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Morbis
    In this 'gen', videogames started to get regular coverage in the newspapers in my area which, I think, is quite significant. There is a columnist who writes articles about the "latest and greatest" in the videogaming world in my city's paper. From where I come from, this is bizarre. If I had woken up one morning in my youth and found the front page of the entertainment section was featuring Castlevania III for NES or something, I would have spit out my cereal all over the floor.

    For better or for worse, gaming is now mainstream. (Oldtimer alert: I choose 'for worse').
    I would say gaming was very mainstream in the NES' time. The big difference is that back then it was a market geared toward children.

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    This is slightly related but...
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    That isn't really saying a lot but on the other hand I think it kinda gives us a little view into the history of the future.



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    It will be remembered as the stepping stone to the next generation.

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    A part of me wants to be jaded and say that it will be remembered for the parting of Sega from the console market. Yet another part of me wants to be ugly and say it will be known for bringing games into the casual gamer, and away from the dedicated gamer. I think each system will be thought of for different things. The X-box will be remembered for being the system of online prefrence, Halo, and more Halo. The PS2 will be remembered for the lil game no one expected, yet everyone loved, Katamari Damacy. The PS2 will sadly always be thought of as Nintendo's lil kid machine dispite having a number of titles that are mature and well beyond anything fit for children to play. The GBA, as the re-release system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam
    The era of physics and sandbox game design.
    Ooh, good choice.

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