It’s hard to define progress, but there’s no doubt the things we leave behind are an integral part. Where many industries and enterprises are unfortunately equating dying trends with dying times, gaming still carries itself with that classic escapist optimism – the sense that, though never perfect, the best is just an insight or innovation away.
Our list isn’t always pretty – much needed remedies go hand-in-hand with unfortunate casualties – but from World War II to escort missions to memory cards, the trends that fizzled in this generation are a veritable record of how far we’ve come. They also warn that what we think we know at the dawn of a new generation could be out-of-style, 3D-style, by dusk.
Ranters, what’s your take on our 13-fold list? Is there anything to add or take away? What trends do you think we’ll see disappear in the next generation?
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