Timmy Yih and Dibo Thomas

Video gaming is a huge thing that has been growing for the past few years. By now everyone wants next-gen games and consoles. Many of the games being released this year will be great, but which ones are really next-gen?

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
I’m sure you’ve heard of the famous Call of Duty franchise. After this many games, 2014 will surely be a break, right? Wrong! This summer, Activision is bringing out a new game, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Advanced Warfare is the embodiment of the future with optic camouflage, laser tanks, and hoverbikes. But will it really be good? Everyone hopes that this game will be one of the better Call of Duty games out there.

Watch Dogs
Now, here’s one that most of you probably haven’t heard of. Originally set to release late 2013, it has been postponed to release late 2014. Watch Dogs is the ultimate hacking experience. You play a Aidan Pierce, a professional hacker in an open world environment. The fact that you can hack pretty much everything in the game is amazing. Added to that, is a multiplayer to singleplayer integration. While playing the game, you can choose to hack into another person’s game and steal data from the character. If you complete it successfully without being caught, you get a boost in your game. If you don’t and they catch and kill you, they get a boost. Truly a game that might be considered next-gen.

Destiny is the first post-Halo game being made by the newly independent studio Bungie. This also means the first non-Xbox exclusive game in a very long time. Destiny is another sci-fi first person shooter but is an ambitious, massive, constantly growing, online persistent world for you to shoot your way through either alone or with your friends.

There are plenty of other games that are coming out which will also be great, and I highly recommend looking them up if you’re interested. I just thought to put some of the few ones that stand out more than the rest. Game on!