Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles -The seventh generation rolls along and Microsoft holds a sneak attack on everyone and released the Xbox 360 a year earlier than the PlayStation 3. -I'm here to start you on a journey into the future of entertainment. That future starts right here, right now. -So, a year goes by with Xbox 360, the only next gen HD console on the market. And people started go into it. -There's four things that the Xbox 360 probably should be recognized for in history, one is that Xbox Live. -Double kill. -The idea of popularizing an online service with console game of the old play against each other and with each other, or to download copies of Minecraft to share world together and Xbox Live has been a huge force in gaming connect. It didn't really lead to any great game but the idea of jumping around in front of your television it made the game even more of a mass appeal like to the achievements. -We've also added a new concept called Achievements. Now, these are sort of a record of everything you've accomplished across your entire library of game. -People loved that idea. People would play the worst games ever just so that they could raise their achievement score. You can download NetFlix and you can stream movies to your console. -Without realizing it, Sony is giving them and Sony was giving them the real thinking they'd hang themselves, I think. -PS3, they sort of came in arrogant and they came in saying, you know, you're gonna get a second job to be able to afford the system. Meanwhile, Sony thought that they could come out and rest on their laurels, be the PlayStation brand and get everybody back, but it can't, they don't have anything with it. They double down, right? Oh, well, they PlayStation 2 sold well because of DVD, so now the new one will Blu-Ray. -With so much space on a single Blu-Ray disc, the only thing you'll need more of is time. -But again Sony is betting on technology, people don't even have the technology for you. How many people when the PlayStation 3 come out have an HD TV at that time and so the PS3 was not a very good machine for a couple of years. -I had everything under control until they blew up the boat. -Then Sony got smart, they recognized other ways, they found humility, they redesigned the machine and slimmed it down. And the PS3 in the long run after a slow start turned out to be a quite an enjoyable machine to play games on. You have a really wonderful array of games. -So, what you got? -What do I got? Two words; Montage. -Now all of this has happened, the HD twins are colliding, ducking it out. Sony is losing and again in the background there's [unk] for a week. -We would like to play. -The Wii came out kind of out of nowhere, it was a console that everyone could play. That's where largely I think such a popular, popular hit. -So many people throughout the industry, myself included, we'd see it and say, "Oh, why would anyone wanna play a game that way? Why would anyone wanna do this from their playing instead of doing this?" And it just took the world by storm. -This was the biggest Trojan horse I think anyone has ever pulled off. Nintendo sold it to the gamer but they brought it in with this [unk] sports game that they knew people would come in and seeing it on the way by, and that's what you see articles write up. -Oh, man every retirement home has got a Wii now, people love bowling, we have baseball. -This retirement community in New Jersey, you'll find cards, music but the main attraction here is video games. -For more than a year, more than a year, you couldn't walk into a store and buy a Wii. -And more bad news for holiday shoppers, nearly a year after the Wii's debut Nintendo is still have supply problems with the video game console. -And you're like, "What is happening with video games right now?" There are these two expensive HD devices literally destroying each other and then over here sprinting away from what everybody else is doing, Nintendo is winning, and I'll guarantee it they didn't pay out to gamers in the end, right -Loved it, they sold it, ton of them, but they used it primarily to do one thing which is to play Wii sports. This brought me back to the old days before the Atari 2600 where everyone just had pong machines. -You're watching the most exciting game you will ever see on your TV set. -Or you just hook this thing up to your console and it could do one thing, it could play pong. -Suddenly third party developers see look how many units are in people's houses right now, I'm like, "Let's make all-- stop what you're doing, put all of the crazy ass mini games you can on the discs and let's get them out to these Wii, you know, Wii families," people want to play bingo, people want to do this, they want-- and suddenly like there's a lot of Nintendo Wii games and a lot of them are shoveled. -Cruise around the world as you perform tons of different dance moves. -And you get this bad taste in your mouth that once again Nintendo is only playing with the toys in their sandbox and alienating everybody else. -This is the seventh generation of gaming, it's not just important for gaming but it's also important for how much more these consoles prove that they were able to do it. It really became a generation of entertainment as much as it was of gaming. -And now of course we come to the eight and final generation. The generation that makes my back hurt, makes me feel old, makes me feel pretty cool, Wii U, PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. -You've got Microsoft versus Sony right now and I think without that type of rivalry I think things would get stagnant very quickly and you wouldn't see the advances that you're seeing today. -And then it has definitely caused every fan boy out there to decide, you know, why to get for; is it terrible or the Xbox is just-- One is the just the worst system ever. -Well, [unk] one thing, it's $100 cheaper. -I think the Xbox overall is a more valiant system. -Microsoft stands on a lot of personal rights issues of probably the wrong way. -The PS4 cannot match the teams that Microsoft has. -In the end really, it's not apples to oranges, it's apples to apples. They are video games and they're great, and each one of them has all some exclusives and each one of them has a number of problems. -Of course always on the periphery and potentially always ready to up end everything is Nintendo and who knows who else is trying to come in and basically challenge the idea that a PlayStation or an Xbox is the thing that you should be playing games on at home. -The current generation of consoles have a big question mark hanging over there, existence really. -There are valid questions out there as to whether these boxes are still the things that make sense to be playing games on even onto your television. In an era when you can have portable like an iPad or something like that, that can help to your TV. -Odyssey. -So, you know, games started off as toys for kids, to machines that have created experience that I think people recognize as a fundamental part of American and world culture. -You can compare us to other popular forms of entertainment and see the same fight scene, right? D. Snyder testifying in front of Congress for freedom of speech. -Clear evidence of twisted sister's music became completely misinterpreted and unfairly judged by supposedly well informed adults. -Suddenly video games have to do the same thing, and Grand Theft Auto come out and say all this stuff. -Could send, shivers down your spine if you hear these three words; Grand Theft Auto. -Grand Theft Auto, Modern Warfare 2. -Mass effect. -Kids in the video games? -No. -Okay. That's a good thing. -You're starting to see an era where even the way games are rated by the press is starting to become more and more similar to the evolution of how films have been rated. -And now you are seeing a generation of people who have been raised with video games in their living rooms, in their lives, on their phones everyday of their lives. Video games have been around long enough, now we're at the tipping point. -And then we're all dead and gone, people will be looking back on the video games like the most important type of entertainment that ever existed because it was interactive entertainment and it wasn't passive. -Imagine the generation right now who their first video game console is the PlayStation 4, is the Xbox One. What are they gonna be making in 30 years? That's the future of video games, that there is no limit, there is no end, there is no way to predict what will happen next. -What's gonna happen? Are people just gonna use their Smartphone's to play games? Are people gonna go back to using their computers to play games? Are boxes gonna shrink in to nothing and just be embedded in your TV? I don't know, all I know is when I get out of bed in the morning my back hurts. I'm old, there has been a generations of consoles. What more do you want?