UPDATE 10/25/13 - Head to the back of this gallery for the top 10 picks from the community!
How do you judge a console generation's worth? Do you tally up how many games you bought? How many headlines caught your eye? The aggregate sales figures posted by publishers and manufacturers? Doubtful. What really matters are the individual moments that defined the generation--the ones that will stick with you, long after you've gotten over the excitement of the new consoles. Whether it's a scene within the context of a single game, a reveal that rocked the whole industry, or a personal experience shared by many, these are the moments that we'll always remember.
As the excitement for the Xbox One and PS4 comes to a head, it's starting to sink in that the current generation will soon come to a close. But we won't forget what the seventh console generation had to offer, and the many glorious memories that came with it. Take a look back with us as we recount our 50 favorite moments from this soon-to-be-legacy console generation, and don't feel ashamed if you get a little misty-eyed.