(I couldn't find this posted on here) If you have some free time (26 mins), this presentation is one of the most thought provoking arguments I have seen in a while. I have so much to say on the subject. I am sure you guys do too, and I would like to hear what other people think. The presentation suggests that disruptive technology (smartphones, and our beloved iPhones) is making console gaming obsolete, just like console gaming made arcade gaming obsolete. The presenter, Ben Cousins, puts forward a good argument, heres the link. http://kotaku.com/5892836/the-best-26+minute-argument-that-game-consoles-are-dying Over the past year or two, I have been aware, and I am betting you have too, that our beloved industry is in a slump. Poor console sales etc. It is no surprise that smartphones are the cause for this, but replacing our home consoles, putting an end to our ten hour sessions on Uncharted or COD or (insert AAA title here)?? Surely not, I didn't believe it, until I watched this. Maybe I am being impressionable. But it makes me feel a bit sick all the same. I love how things are, I don't want it to change. I can see the next generation (PS4, Nextbox) being the last gen of consoles as we know them, a move to cloud based gaming is surely coming, but beyond that. Is the iPad and iPhone really the way forward? What do you guys think?