Sessler's Soapbox: A Decade of Gaming

Posted: December 30, 2009
Sessler's Soapbox: A Decade of Gaming
Adam takes the opportunity to look back at the past decade of gaming and what made this such an important time for interactive entertainment.

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  • A-Bittersweet-Life

    I may not be a fortune teller but I do know one thing...games will only get better.

    Posted: December 30, 2009 7:37 PM
  • TheLegendMurdock

    Sess is the amazing

    Posted: December 30, 2009 7:20 PM
  • sewageking

    In the next 10 years, video games will only become bigger. I think they will diversify, and more and more unique sub-genres will be created. I think it will get to a point that the industry will be big enough that smaller niche audiences will be catered to more and more, sort of like how the music industry is now. For example, I listen to metal, so I go on metal-related websites. I don't go on websites that will tell me about music in general, because that doesn't interest me. 10 years from now, I can definitely see video games in a similar position. And that, of course, is a good thing.

    Posted: December 30, 2009 6:52 PM
  • grek176

    great soapbox couldnt have said it better myself

    Posted: December 30, 2009 6:12 PM
  • naughtydoggus

    I was really excited about this last decade.
    Super Mario Galaxy
    God of War
    Legend of Zelda Windwaker
    Ratchet and Clank Up Your Arsenal
    Uncharted 2 Among Theives
    Super Smash Bros. Melee
    Halo Combat Evolved
    Jak II
    Sly 3 Honor Among Theives
    Little Big Planet

    Yeah, not all my top ten favorites were all that origional. They were just plain fun the first time I put them in. And that's what it comes down to.
    F is for... no never mind.

    Posted: December 30, 2009 5:44 PM
  • TheLegendMurdock


    Posted: December 30, 2009 5:38 PM
  • chantler

    I think the last 10 years have shown that games are/can be more then just toys and can tell a story that can rival anything Hollywood does. I look back at games like Call of Duty, Gears of War, and Mass Effect and Halo and I see that games are coming into the mainstream more than ever.

    Posted: December 30, 2009 4:40 PM
  • DisappointedIdealist

    It was an interesting decade. I started it in my mid teens and ended it in my mid 20s. There are many good things to say about the decade but I have one thing that personally stands out for me.

    That is the Source engine. I know now it isn't cutting edge now but when I first saw it I was in awe. That is really what started my obsession with physics in games.

    On another note, I personally hope motion control doesn't take hold until it is perfected. Natal and Sony's controller look promising but I just can't yet picture myself gaming as effeciently with motion controls as I can with a standard controller. Oh well, here's to another great decade in gaming.

    Posted: December 30, 2009 4:35 PM
  • DownwithBigBrother

    Something else he didn't touch on was PC gaming. The rise of World of Warcraft and MMOs along with Blizzard. EA taking over Command and Conquer and the Total War games which are some of the greatest strategy experiences I have ever had which is probably the future of RTS campaigns ex: Starcraft 2 and the new way you choose missions. A last event in PC gaming, the collapse of the Age of Empire series. At least when you described the shooters, you put in PC as one of the platforms instead of forgetting like almost everyone has forgotten PC games.

    Posted: December 30, 2009 3:16 PM
  • guillermo316

    ign and gametrailers make fun of g4 why?

    Posted: December 30, 2009 2:57 PM
  • napkinshower

    ha always excited to see this video everyweek. this and the feedback videos. just good old fashion game talk. i agree sess man. i do think that, slowely but surely, there was progression in the gaming evolution. and next decade all we can do is cross our fingers and hope for the best

    Posted: December 30, 2009 1:03 PM
  • cmdluke

    so will this soap box in ten years be brought to us by sesslervision online?

    Posted: December 30, 2009 12:27 PM
  • CurtDogg85

    Sure is completely ignoring anything Nintendo has done the past decade around here...

    Apparently the only games/advancements that really matter are shooters! Truly those are the games that are worth a damn.

    Posted: December 30, 2009 12:21 PM
  • Psalmy

    B-but I don't know what nomenclature is! (For those like me: a set or system of names or terms, as those used in a particular science or art, by an individual or community, etc.)

    I have to agree, "Gaming" will probably become a split term. Also, with workable 3D now in theaters and experiences like Avatar, I'm guessing we'll be getting 3D in no time. The next console cycle? ...if they (Microsoft, Sony) wait 'till 2014, maybe, but I can't imagine there would be enough people nabbing 3D TVs before then.

    Good stuff.

    Posted: December 30, 2009 12:21 PM
  • MasterNoble6

    Twas a fun decade. like you said hopefully the next decade is even more fun. but i dont believe we will go controllerless this decade, in fact i will be making a big purchase for the next GranTurismo, a 900 degree gearbox racing wheel. thats a pretty big controller...

    Posted: December 30, 2009 12:19 PM
  • Bomblord

    First what?

    Posted: December 30, 2009 12:17 PM
  • masterrank

    masterrank's comment is abusive and has been removed.

    Posted: December 30, 2009 12:16 PM
  • chantler

    Aww the Sess reminisces.

    Posted: December 30, 2009 12:13 PM
  • Bomblord

    This was bothering me the entire time I was watching that video what the heck is that white thing on the wii in the background

    Posted: December 30, 2009 12:11 PM