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The Besties 78: Our fondest memories of the generation

Chris Plante co-founded Polygon in 2012 as editor-at-large and is now editor-in-chief. He also created and occasionally teaches NYU’s Introduction to Games Journalism course.

To send off the current generation of consoles, we decided to do something a little special.

There are no winners or losers this week, just our fondest memories from one of gaming's longest console cycles. I had a nice time recording this episode. Like Justin and Griffin, I started covering games professionally during this generation. I can plot my entire career alongside its big releases, studio openings, studio closures, small conferences, big conferences and comic conferences. When the Xbox 360 came out, I was still in college. That's strange to think about.

Share a few of your best memories from this generation in the comments. Let's have an old-fashioned reminiscence.

  • 4:00 - Watching Nintendo reveal the Wii
  • 13:15 - Being an early adopter of Rock Band
  • 25:00 - Halftime - Call of Duty: Ghosts
  • 37:00 - Finishing Portal 2
  • 42:00 - Playing through Oblivion with the McElroy clan
  • 1:01:00 - The winner is everyone!

Theme song by Ian Dorsch

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