“I actually am baffled by it,” said founder of Atari Nolan Bushnell to The New York Times, regarding long lines for the Wii U.

 “These things will continue to sputter along, but I really don’t think they’ll be of major import ever again,” he says. “It feels like the end of an era to me.”

In his article Nintendo Faces a Changed Video Game World, Nick Wingfield analyzes the impact Nintendo, the Wii, and now the Wii U had, have, and will have on the future of video games and possibly the world.

Will the Wii U show the everlasting passion of video game fans, or will it be the sign that the era of consoles is gone? Nolan Bushnell and many other golden age video game fans witnessed a video game crash. Will they witness another?

Will they witness a digital revolution after another crash? Will we avoid a crash and make video games as popular as ever with 3D, motion control, and other hardware?

Check out the article on nytimes.com for what may be the biggest crossover in our generation.

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