The Eighth Generation Gamer: An Introduction To A Velocity Gamer Exclusive Series
Yes, it’s yet another editorial from me. If you follow a lot of my writings on this site, typical, you may say – but this particular editorial just so happens to be an introduction for a new series of written gaming editorials exclusive to Velocity Gamer: The Eighth Generation Gamer, as it is titled. Allow me to elaborate further. It’s no secret that this year, a big part the industry’s attention is seamlessly spiraling into the rapidly approaching gaming phase of the more-than-just-near future. The whole gaming hustle and bustle of 2012 has brought upon us a lot of curiosity and speculation as to how we will transmute into the upcoming period of newer gaming technology, game enhancements and all-round fresh experiences; the eighth generation of gaming.
Basically, The Eighth Generation Gamer will be a regular opinion tidbit on the site, covering majorly vast aspects, speculations and just basic matters involving the next generation in gaming. Now, you may be going “Oh, great idea. The only eighth generation console we officially know about is the Wii U. So, what’s the big deal?” Well, my avid gamer friend, here’s a bit of advice for you: don’t be so darn blinkered. It may be true that the Wii U is the only officially announced eighth-gen console we know of, but that just leaves for worlds more opportunities of thoughts and questions to cover on other aspects of it. We have speculations to gather on the general fate of the future PS4 and Xbox 720, not to mention where PC gaming might be headed while all this will be happening.
Other possibilities to delve into could be the welfare of gaming on other debatably non-standard gaming platforms – take Android and iOS, for rather obvious examples. While mainstream gaming is advancing, we’re sure as hell not going to be stuck at current mobiles and tablets forever – in fact, with modern developers looking into the possibility of bigger and better things using these platforms as a gaming basis, we’re practically advancing as we speak. I know some of you may argue that the Android and iOS platforms may not really be considered gaming per se, but look at it this way; others do, and others are enhancing it as such. Wouldn’t it be interesting to question their considerable success, and explore the various possibilities and probes of the future with these kinds of conceivable changes into the industry? Well, I don’t know about you, but I sure would. You can never be closed off to a certain part, even if a small and debatable one, of the gaming industry. You might as well be closed off to the entire trade, if so.
I like keeping these kinds of things as short and spunky as possible, so I’ll round up this introduction right about here. The new generation is approaching fast, and soon, our current home consoles will be quite obsolete when we’re throwing cash at retailers for the next console of our respective choice. The Eight Generation Gamer aims to spark conversation and debate between avid gamers of various kinds on what we could and should be looking forward to in the coming couple of years. You may agree on what the articles may say; you may disagree.
But that’s exactly what we want; for gamers to voice out their own opinions as well. I don’t know about you, but from my views as a future eighth generation gamer, I am excitedly anticipating the next phase in gaming – hence starting this new series right here.
Stay tuned to Velocity Gamer for the first entry into The Eighth Generation Gamer series; it’s bound to be a good one.