Time's history of video game consoles stirs up memories, rivalries

Picking your trench in the console wars used to be a much simpler affair. You could go with Nintendo and their pair of Italian plumbers, or you could side with Sega and their totally radical hedgehog with an attitude. It's been a while since that rivalry really mattered, but this installment of Time's look back at the first four generations of gaming consoles stirred it right back up. Let's go, Sega Genesis nerds! Fight me in real life!

Just kidding, we're all friends now. Besides, I was always jealous of you all getting to play Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Time's next installment in the series is due Thursday, December 26, which should be plenty of time for PlayStation fans to finish a batch of popcorn and reminisce on their console of choice's decade of domination.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.