Side-Quest 98. Consoles: The Next Generation

Hello and welcome to another Side-Quest episode of Talk This! It’s Dangerous to Podcast Alone! This week, we talk about video game console generations, starting from the earliest days and moving on up to our current PS5/Xbox Series X situation.

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The Topic

What defines a console generation? Which generations stand out as important- or are they all equally important? What are some of the major events and advancements of those generations? Will generations continue as we move forward into the next one? Or is that concept losing meaning now?

The Actual Discussion

We marvel at how far games have come and talk about the importance of the advent of save data. Generations have become less clear-cut over time, so we talk about what still defines a generation. We wonder whether any new companies could really enter the Nintendo-Sony-Microsoft fray now. There’s plenty of walks down memory lane for us too.

Enjoy the episode! Tell us what you think in the comments or on social media. Make sure to check out last week’s episode and look forward to next week’s where we’re talking about Dark Cloud and Ghostrunner.

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