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  • alllifeinfate - October 1, 2013 8:14 p.m.

    No, not the flare...!
  • AmigaEngine - September 25, 2013 5 a.m.

    Music Games Mostly buggy Bethesda games receiving 9-10's Mario Galaxy DLC Crazy ass fanboys Those are the things I remember the most :)
  • Oujisama - September 24, 2013 12:06 p.m.

    This is a good list. Everyone can stop adding less important and somewhat irrelevant suggestions now.
  • Scoob - September 24, 2013 8:11 a.m.

    #3 is probably the worst for me. I'd rather just start with all the stuff and play to a certain rank like I did with Halo 2 and 3. It was so much for fun being in games where I wasn't sure if I could win or lose with every game being close and everybody being a factor in the match. Now every online shooter has to be skinner box to compete. Speaking of which, the whole skinner box thing (operant conditioning or behaviour modification) could be a notable miss on this list. At least, it's a more broad stroke than achievements. "Social" games rely on such things heavily, as do most online games. People being hooked in, not because they're having fun, but because many games these days employ psychological methods into their gameplay to encourage replay.
  • sephex - September 24, 2013 4:04 a.m.

    Can't argue with it.
  • nathaniel-neufeld - September 24, 2013 12:14 a.m.

    I find it incompetent that any summary of the seventh console generation excludes the music game genre and the plastic guitar phenomenon. Harmonix's and Acitvision's efforts have likely earned record profit throughout the 7th, with easily Harmonix's library baring admirable badges of DLC. Yet again, another exhibit of Gamesradar's slightly tabloid-esque approach. Covering the subject but missing the thought.
  • sephex - September 24, 2013 4:07 a.m.

    It was a phenomenon, worth probably an eight spot but not higher.
  • JarkayColt - September 24, 2013 4:14 a.m.

    The 'plastic intstrument' craze starting gaining plenty of ground during the previous generation, with Guitar Hero on the PlayStation 2 for example. Whilst it continued a good way into the seventh generation, most of the other things on this list are more firmly rooted in the time period and are more representative of the generation. As you say, it's influence in the seventh generation would come mostly under the banner of DLC more than anything else. GR can't be blamed for ignoring it when there are 7 other, more 7th-gen specific things.
  • g1rldraco7 - September 24, 2013 midnight

    I try not to think about how the 360 will be outdated, but you can't expect things to stay the same. Thanks for reminding me Ryan :)
  • mafyooz - September 23, 2013 11:52 p.m.

    Zombies. There have been games involving the undead since the 80's, but in the past few years it's seemed like every other game has been about zombies, and the ones that weren't have had some shitty Zombie DLC released for them. I don't claim to speak for everyone, but I for one am bored shitless of zombies!!
  • Craza - September 25, 2013 9:55 p.m.

    There's been a zombie craze throughout all forms of media during this time, though. Movies, books, TV shows, online. Not just games.
  • mafyooz - September 26, 2013 7:17 a.m.

    Although that is true, it's particularly saturated the games market. It's not all bad, RDR Undead Nightmare for example was great fun and Telltale's Walking Dead games are absolute gems, but Zombies definitely seem to be this generation's go-to enemy of choice for lazy developers, much like Nazis were last generation.
  • minimaxi - September 23, 2013 6:14 p.m.

    Fighting game resurgence, F2P boom, Everyone wants to be COD (Mainstream) Japanese developers identity crisis/creativity slump
  • sephex - September 24, 2013 4:08 a.m.

    Good ones.
  • SpadesSlick - September 23, 2013 4:02 p.m.

    Motion controls sadly deserved to be number one, but I agree that achievements/trophies should have a place on the top 7. I'll be remembering my gamerscore far more than i'll be remembering generic box art.
  • rainn'sgaydar - September 23, 2013 3:21 p.m.

    Achievements and trophies are definitely contributions this gen will be remembered for. I'm not one to say "you forgot" in top 7's often, but, uh, you forgot. It's okay though because the given entries were still correct and important.
  • GR_RyanTaljonick - September 23, 2013 5:08 p.m.

    Who am i? What is my purpose? (You're 100% correct)
  • GR_RyanTaljonick - September 23, 2013 5:22 p.m.

    Also, expect an entry on the corrections / clarifications section on this week's Radio Radar.
  • rainn'sgaydar - September 23, 2013 6:14 p.m.

    You are quite forgiven, sir!
  • snipes101 - September 23, 2013 12:27 p.m.

    I think "cinematic" would be one word I would associate with this generation. I don't think I ever saw as many cutscenes, QTE's, and scripted events as I have seen this gen. It really became a pissing contest of sorts to see who could one-up the other with the most over-the-top moments.

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