Sales of the original Wii may have tapered off to nearly nothing, but it’s still the biggest selling console of the last generation. Many of those new-to-gaming Wii families have packed the things away or thrown them out with yesterday’s trash – but a fair number have seen the light, and want to continue dabbling with the wonderful medium of videogames. It’s those people that Sony wants to buy a PlayStation 4.
Nintendo really can’t catch a break at the moment what with the sales of their Nintendo Wii-U pretty much non-existent and the software sales on the 3DS not keeping up thanks to rampant piracy.
We’ve told you previously that GameSpy’s closure has meant that a host of games will be going offline, perhaps, for perpetuity. Those games include the EA published Crysis games, and the recently-on-Steam-sale Star Wars Battlefront 2. Here’s a list of 48 more EA games that’ll have their online functionality severed at the end of next month.
The era of the faux plastic instruments that littered your living is over, as music games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero are relegated to history. Also going the way of the dodo is DLC for Guitar Hero, so if you still want to get rocking, you’d best hurry.
The Court of Justice of the European Union has now decided that it’s okay to circumvent the software protecting a console from being cracked wide open is ok, as long as you’re not using it to play pirated games. Essentially, they’ve determined that homebrew is find and dandy.
The time has finally come - the top ten games of this generation. We are expecting your bile and vitriol; not everyone will agree with us, but it's important to remember that this list was based on what made us all happy to be gamers this generation. Not based on sales, scores, fancy metrics or algorithms, we fought it out to make this list, and we hope it just goes to show how many fantastic games we had in this generation.
Finally, we made it to the top 20 - and these are some fantastic games. I don't think anyone can argue with us about them, although you all probably will anyway. But we don't mind - they still made us happy during this gaming generation. As usual, the disclaimer is in place; this list isn't based on scores, sales or metrics, just on our discussions, bickering and threats against each others' loved ones.
Three more posts and we're done with the generation. Hard to believe it! So many fantastic games - it has been really hard ranking all of these. No, that's a lie, we just made our list and Gavin told us we were all wrong. In any event, here are the games that made us happy to be gamers this generation - no sales, scores or metrics were used to create this list.
Are you ready for our top 10 games of the generation? Well, you can't have them yet! We're only at 31-40 - but there are still some fantastic games on this list. At least, we think so. Again the usual disclaimer - these are the games that we liked from this generation of gaming. You may not agree - these aren't based on scores, sales or metrics, just our ability to stab each other for a spot on the list.
Can you believe it, we're in the top half of the list! Have you agreed with us so far? Are you excited about the games we've yet to name? Or do you just know we're going to troll you all anyway? Nah, not really. Just remember that these games are selected because they made us happy this generation of gaming - nothing to do with sales, scores, metrics or other mumbo jumbo.
Wow, almost halfway through our list of games that defined this generation in gaming. Well, maybe not defined, but they certainly made us happy. Remember, no metrics, scores or sales used to make this list - just a lot of bickering and threatening of each other's wellbeing.
We hope you guys are enjoying this as much as we are. It's been a difficult process, making this list. Mostly, we've just been beating each other with Wiimotes and bowing down as Gavin made random demands. Remember - this top list isn't about sales, metrics or scores; it's about games that shaped the generation, or maybe just impressed us.
Oh yeah, moving up the list now! Again, our disclaimer - this isn't based on metrics, scores, or sales. Rather, these are 100 games and franchises that made us happy or intrigued. Also, we are a weird bunch and you may not agree with our taste. Sucks to be you.
It’s the next bit of Lazygamer’s top 100 games of this generation. Once again, we have to reiterate that this list was compiled not just based on scores, or sales, or some sort of weird, magical metric. Rather, it’s a look at 100 games and franchises that shocked and amazed us, or made us stare out of the window, thinking about stuff. And honestly, some of us have pretty weird tastes, so you might see a thing or two that goes against the grain, or even pisses you off.
This one stems from a Twitter conversation I had earlier his week. Muslim Ron Perlman affirmed an undying and everlasting love for Assassin’s Creed 2’s Ezio Auditore, proclaiming him to be the best gaming character this generation. I disagreed, saying Mass Effect’s Mordin Solus and Portal’s GLaDOS and Wheatley would take umbrage to that. It spawned a whole long conversation about who the best or most endearing characters in this generation of consoles are.