For as long as I can remember there has been a life cycle to the way in which video game consoles come and go. A console is traditionally announced, released, enjoyed for 5 or 6 years, and then the next big thing is revealed, signaling the obsolescence of the current model. You buy the shiny, powerful new model and place the older console on a shelf to collect dust and it’s games to go unplayed. This is the way that it’s always been and the way that most of us thought that it would always be. But recent trends show things may be changing, and after some initial reluctance I’ve come to conclusion that this shift in console philosophy is actually a good thing and couldn’t come soon enough.
I think I finally came to terms with this reality when rumors began swirling a few weeks ago about a possible…
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