The eighth generation of home consoles were met with rabid anticipation after nearly seven years (longer if you don't count the Wii U) of old hardware. Despite the hype and record-breaking sales however, there's still the nagging feeling that something isn't quite right. Like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day, gamers feel like they're trapped in a repeating cycle, experiencing the same trends over and over again. With a new generation comes the promise of technological innovation and a fresh start for developers as well as gamers. This seemed to hold true about the eighth generation, and yet something doesn't quite feel right. Rather than being a fresh start and a leap forward, this new generation of consoles feels like a step back. Large companies like Ubisoft, EA, Activision, and others continue to take advantage of their consumers, triple 'A' sequels are constantly being pumped out on a yearly basis along with more uninspired titles that make us wonder if the last generation ever ended. Meanwhile, the PC gaming sector is stronger than it ever has been, and is actually outperforming the console platforms. Contrary to the popular idea that "PC gaming is dying", it seems as though the opposite is true. With the mobile market overtaking handhelds and consoles like the Wii U and Xbox One are struggling to make sales, it's clear there's a lot of people jumping ship, and you can't really blame them.
Ken was born in 1994, and before the turn of the century, he was already a gamer for life, starting with Pokémon Blue Version. He has a passion for storytelling, especially in the gaming medium. Growing up on a healthy diet of JRPGs and point and click adventure games, young Kenny grew up playing Nintendo and Sony consoles, before becoming a snobby member of the PC Master Race. Nowadays, he resides in a time warp, refusing to believe the nineties ended as he fills up his Steam library with old point and clicks and cRPGs.