Nothing is immortal to the passage of time. This is especially true in the world of gaming, a world of change and advancement at a blistering pace. Look over the horizon, and you’ll see new games and developers and ideas destined to replace the old. Blink, and one generation of consoles is preparing to give way to the next.
So, what video game trends were lost during this modern era? What patterns phased out after the Wii and PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 have burned through 6-7 years of their momentous life cycles, lying now on the precipice of becoming the Wii U and PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720/Durango/8/Infinity.
We thought of 13. Some, we’re sad to see go. Others sting to be reminded about. But their scope can lie anywhere: a genre; a subject matter; patterns of philosophy, behavior or design.
So have a look. Reminisce or revel. If you think there’s something we missed or have something to say, stick around and let us know in the comments below.