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Sessler's Soapbox: A Decade of Gaming

Posted: December 30, 2009
Sessler's Soapbox: A Decade of Gaming
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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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  • kochache

    true I had to look at a guide just to feel comfortable to play it.

    Posted: September 2, 2011 11:05 PM
    kochache
  • advent-seph@hotmail.com

    I guess, now that I think about it, gaming advances have really changed the way we play games. Motion sensing and 3D may have existed since earlier times in gaming history but this would be the first time they've attained mainstream status.

    About five years ago games were only played with wired controllers but now we no...t only have games being played with motion-sensing controllers but also with webcams such as the Playstation Eye and Xbox's Project Natal. These changes in gaming will definitely lead to innovative, intuitive, and creative ideas for games. They will definitely leave a mark for years to come just as the N64 and PS2 did.

    Posted: May 18, 2010 10:38 PM
  • advent-seph@hotmail.com

    I guess, now that I think about it, gaming advances have really changed the way we play games. Motion sensing and 3D may have existed since earlier times in gaming history but this would be the first time they've attained mainstream status.

    About five years ago games were only played with wired controllers but now we not only have games being played with motion-sensing controllers but also with webcams such as the Playstation Eye and Xbox's Project Natal. These changes in gaming will definitely lead to innovative, intuitive, and creative ideas for games. They will definitely leave a mark for years to come just as the N64 and PS2 did.

    Posted: May 18, 2010 10:32 PM
  • MyLittle1UP

    I'm only 10 and I'm sooooooooooooooooooo pissed. When im 13 i get to get M games wich i always play now cuz my bro 15, but da only games i cant get are gta games. P.S. San andreas da best

    Posted: April 25, 2010 9:41 AM
  • rasieralma

    Indeed I don't see the controller leaving gaming for quite sometime. Maybe not even ever. Especially for the shooters. More than anything.

    Posted: January 13, 2010 7:59 AM
    rasieralma
  • cazugmr

    As always, Adam great commentary. I would hope that instead of switching gears to a new console generation, we could get some milage out of our systems. To me, with the PS3 Slim & the Natal System for the Xbox is gonna give the industry an extra boost or second wind. I hope for the next 3-5 years we can just settle into some great games to play. We have the systems now, lets see what they can do.

    Posted: January 11, 2010 8:52 PM
    cazugmr
  • Schweiny91

    i cant wait till a games story and single player alone can reach over 100+ hours of playtime, and graphics will only get better :D

    Posted: January 7, 2010 12:44 AM
    Schweiny91
  • silverten

    Sorry it's a bit late... But it's still valid for future generations :>

    I though you would not have fallen prey to this... What century are we in? 21st - not 20tth... What is that? We haven't changed the decade yet. I hope the end of 2010 is much better when we can really celebrate the change of the decade at the beginning of 2011 - not 2010...

    Just to settle the argument about this... What Millennium are we in? 3rd not 2nd... What Century are we in? 21st not 20th... Why is that? Maybe there wasn't a year 0.... There was a 1 BC and a 1 AD but no 0 AD so; a decade is from 1 to 10 not 0 to 9. Don't take the age argument into this mess cause it's a different thing... The ought s are also a different concept (00' through 09') Decades, like centuries, like millennium all start from 1 not zero otherwise we would have a 0 of January...

    Posted: January 6, 2010 9:05 PM
    silverten
  • XXXSpartan118XXX

    Wouldnt it be cool if G4 was on the radio as well? Anyway i cant wait for the things to come this decade.

    Posted: January 5, 2010 5:03 AM
    XXXSpartan118XXX
  • Cutebrute

    It's interesting that Adam mention the half of the decade being a time of rapid advance and the second slowing down and polishing what was there, because I see the same thing happening this next decade as well.

    Right off of the bat in 2010 we'll have:
    Gem and Natal with new Wii Motion+ support and rapid motion control advances.

    Onlive and other forms of digital distribution will really kick off and begin moving the industry to a more evenly split dlc/retail system.

    True 1080p HD and 3d TV support is just around the corner. (2010-2011)

    The big 3 all have new in the 1st half of next decade (presumably 2012-2013)

    Online gaming has already kicked off, but we have still only begun and there are plenty of revolutions to be made there, many in that first 5 years.

    Heck, I think Harmonix may have one or two major innovations for the music genre up its sleeve next decade (which is good, 'cause those games need it)

    Posted: December 31, 2009 6:27 PM
    Cutebrute
  • V_Translanka

    Yay for world gaming culture becoming a bit more like Japanese gaming culture...?

    Posted: December 31, 2009 10:58 AM
    V_Translanka
  • NOFINGERPRINTS

    Woo!!! The Sess mentioned my home town of Palmdale. I was there for that 360 launch and it was amazing to see so many people there and I remember it was two guys from Mississippi who got their hands first on the 360 and it was amazing that they drove all the way out here for it. It was great to see the Sess and thoes guys on the front page of the local newspaper the next day. There is no doubt that this was a great decade for video games. The advancements in technology made games better then we could of imagined at the start of the decade and the possibilities are endless to where they can go in the next decade. Come back to Palmdale Sess you are the man!!!

    Posted: December 31, 2009 8:14 AM
    NOFINGERPRINTS
  • JitteryJordan

    I don't think in 5 years kids will say if they see you playing a video game with a controller, "You mean you have to use your hands? That's like a baby's toy."

    Posted: December 31, 2009 7:05 AM
  • CamperHunter1

    Good year for gaming no doubt, but one thing I really am not a fan of is the emergence and popularizing of the regenerating health/shield system for first-person shooters most notably brought about by Halo.

    Don't get me wrong, I don't hate it completely, some titles use a hybrid of it very well, like Crysis and Borderlands, however I am not a fan of a system that is purely based on one regenerating bar (visible or otherwise).

    I dunno, maybe I'm old fashioned, but the main reason as some may have heard me ranting about in the past is because of the sense of mortality. Shielding systems make mistakes erasable, which in turn eliminate difficulty. Now you can artificially inflate the difficulty to compensate, but its a balancing act that can make the gamer dread an area instead of looking forward to it. This is why I will always be grateful games like Half-life will be around which stick to the original health and armor systems. Instead of just moving from one shooting gallery to another where your only goal is to survive (regenerating health), you have to take care of your character so that tougher areas won't easily overwhelm you due to losing too much health or armor in a previous fight. It helps immerse the gamer by making the situation slightly more believable and keeps them from being too reckless, because the gamer's skill and how well they look after their character plays a huge role in determining how hard the area will be.

    Posted: December 31, 2009 5:00 AM
    CamperHunter1
  • Spybreak

    The joy of getting into this industry is that it will always be around. People love entertaining themselves via an interactive medium. The creativity and possibility are just crazy, 3D seems like a minor step in the games industry's potential. Will people be playing their games on a TV with a gaming streaming service, yeah prob.

    Posted: December 31, 2009 12:49 AM
    Spybreak
  • goricky

    10 years from now, all of us will be saying to our kids(or any other from of young adult that is present at the time): "oh, i remember the good old days when we just had the nintendo 64 and super smash bros." and said young adult will say: "What's a nintendo 64?"

    Posted: December 30, 2009 11:25 PM
    goricky
  • Dudimus24

    Sessler's Soapbox is my favorite thing on G4, website or tv station.

    Posted: December 30, 2009 10:55 PM
    Dudimus24
  • Turducken

    I believe that the future of "Controller-Free Gaming" Lies in the balance of Project Natal, in the last (and hopefully the next) decade has shown the most promise and features (so far) for any alternate control option. And also on the subject of 1st half games, I always thought that the Sly Cooper series provided a very in-depth storyline, graphics, and gameplay for it's time, and I hope to see advances in controller free gaming and who knows? maybe even Sly Cooper 4.

    Posted: December 30, 2009 9:10 PM
    Turducken
  • Onikinou

    I wish Morgan stood next to me. >_>

    Posted: December 30, 2009 8:36 PM
    Onikinou
  • zenmastersamuraimonk

    um does anyone think adam sessler looks like alton brown from the food network, ok never mind i doubt there are any cross over g4 and foodnetwork fans. good decade for gaming though.

    Posted: December 30, 2009 7:56 PM
    zenmastersamuraimonk
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