The Gen That Was is a series where host Ben Moore and a rotating panel take a look back on the lifespan of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on a year by year basis, with each episode covering a specific year. The show takes a conversational approach alongside accompanying b-roll and gameplay footage.
The show first premiered to the public on October 19, 2020 during the week-long Patron Party 2020 event. All subsequent episodes were made available to $1 and up patrons one week early and then released to the public.
The show was initially produced on a biweekly basis in order to accommodate both the show as well as next-gen coverage and major reviews coming up. The final episode of The Gen That Was premiered for Patrons on March 19, 2021 and went public a week later during EZX Digital '21.
Each episode is split into three parts.
A snapshot of events is provided to give context for each particular year.
Five games are selected for the panel to discuss in greater detail.
One of the five games discussed is played, challenging their memories and opinions of the title.
2013 – A look back on how Sony and Microsoft's E3 announcements set the pace for the entire generation. Then they examine some of the standout games that launch with both machines. (October 19, 2020)