sigourney beaver wrote:Had mine come today and I've got to say I'm really enjoying it (especially after only paying £200 for the premium eddition thank you for that balls up amazon) played zombiu the most pretty good and probs won't play nintendo land too much, just waiting for a decent game that isn't already out on another platform now
I'd say the tech debates were just as lively back then... Was the PC Engine a "true" 16-bit console and thus next-gen, or essentially just a tuned-up 8-bit console? Was the Neo Geo a "24-bit" console? Why was the SNES more powerful than the Megadrive, even though the SNES had a slower CPU? "Blast processing" - WTF?
All of the many 16-bit systems ranging from the mid-'80s launched Amiga / Atari ST to the MegaCD in the early '90s were considered part of the same "16-bit" generation. The Sega Master System was released in 1985, but was always considered to belong to the previous 8-bit generation, since it was technically undoubtedly an 8-bit machine.
I think technically the Wii U could be said to belong to the same generation as the PS3 & X360, as it most likely is much closer in specs to those machines than it will be to the Orbis & Durango. The term next-gen has tended to imply a clear-cut and very significant increase in graphical power - taking it to a whole new level.
Spider82 wrote:I am an Xbox and PS owner peeking over the fence. Hoping to get a glimpse of something shiny and seductive, all I see is a Wii HD without the fun....7 years late I might add.
theideal wrote:People will argue over anything. Does it really matter what constitutes a 'gen'?
It varies depending on who you're talking to anyway, it may be technically one thing but commonly another, everyone seems to have their own interpretation. For example; Internally here, at the company I work for, all 'Next Gen' is is another category to lump a couple of similar consoles together to make referencing them easier. In the last 'gen' it just referred to 360 and PS3, Wii was it's own thing. It was originally Next Gen, Wii, handhelds. For years now it's been HD, Wii, handhelds. It may as well be Group 1, Group 2 and Group 3. Who cares?
stealth wrote:Barry316 wrote:It was easier when the bloody consoles said 16bit. I had no idea what it all meant but by crikey it didn't half look good on the box.
It was easier when nobody cared and we all just gamed with reckless abandon
stormchasing1000 wrote:well i've been playing it last few hours once all updated,great console mario U peeps stop moaning and enjoying seeing as i've,played all 2d mario games whoever said its like mario world is spot on.any seasoned mario veteran will be able to tell the music even some set up of maps and levels,its like doing a puzzle all the way, as for the graphic great deph in the colour not much black or grey like u get in some game pure colour Mario U 9/10 easy,browser much better than it the past,not tried everything but Nintendo for the next 5 years or so is going to be just fine