Nerds with Words: Games of the Generation

This generation of gaming is quickly coming to an end, and if you are a fan of our Dual Wielding podcast, you’ve no doubt seen we’ve started a mini-series of “Games of the Generation” podcast which will run through the launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in November.

While I do love producing and sharing our show, I love hearing from fans even more. Like we do every year with our big shows, we’re going to open all means of communications for you fine folks to share your thoughts on this current gen of gaming. .Call, e-mail, Tweet, drop us a Facebook message. It’s all up to you.

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And you can talk about any and everything related to this generation, but we always like to help guide our more shy fans. Below, you’ll find a list of questions that you can use as guidance or answer when you send us your submission.

For the purpose of our “generation”, we are counting Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, DS and PSP. Also any PC or smartphone game released between November 2005 and November 2013.√ā¬†


  • What was the first console you picked up this generation? Which did you have by the end?
  • What were your thoughts on the 3 major consoles? The 2 major handheld devices?
  • What are your thoughts on the emergence of mobile/smartphone/browser gaming?
  • What about the rise of indie games and digital platforms?
  • What was the first title you played from this generation?
  • What game made you know that “next-gen” had arrived? (Next-gen referring to last gen and you see why it’s a terrible term)
  • What game do you think has “defined” this generation?
  • What was your favorite game?
  • What was your most overrated game? What was your most underrated game?
  • The game that surprised you the most? Game that disappointed you the most?
  • Any game that you thought would make a bigger splash but didn’t? Any game you were shocked by its success?
  • Did any sequels to pre-existing franchises (before this gen) usurp older versions to become your favorite in the series?
  • What was your favorite new IP/franchise? Favorite continuing IP/franchise?
  • What was your favorite series?
  • Any series you fell off the bandwagon of this gen?
  • What was the most influential game of the generation?
  • A game/feature that you wished would have been copied more?
  • What concept of game design/implementation do you feel best summarizes the generation?
  • What was your favorite genre? Least favorite?
  • What game(s) had the best soundtrack?
  • What game(s) had the best graphics/art style?
  • Which game(s) had the best story? Characters?
  • Most emotional moment of the generation?
  • Most shocking moment?
  • Most exhilarating moment?
  • Biggest “WTF” moment of a game?
  • Favorite Boss battle?
  • Favorite Battle system? Most satisfying gunplay?
  • Did you ever suffer from the RRoD or YLOD? How many consoles did you replace this gen?

There you have it. This is an open forum so questions will be added (or deleted) depending on feedback from people. And remember only a guide, not a survey!

Earl Rufus

The owner of this little chunk of the internet. Enjoys having a good time and being rather snarky!

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