Submitted by xHeavYx 468d ago | opinion piece

Parents Finally Cave And Buy 33-Year-Old Son PlayStation 1

Having refused to purchase the video game console since its introduction in 1994, local parents John and Melissa Gionda confirmed Thursday that they had finally caved in and bought a Sony PlayStation 1 for their 33-year-old son, Daniel. (Culture)

GentlemenRUs  +   468d ago
I found it quite funny :P

But... The Parents look like snobs... Snobs are the worst of people...

EDIT: I think there might be a little Satire built in to this article...
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Ezz2013  +   468d ago
best time i had with gaming was with ps1
Dino crisis,RE,FF,Silent hill,007,Syphon filter,Crash etc
damn i miss those days
but ps3 did awesome job and ps4 look like it will bring the ps2 era

so i can't complain :)
UltimateMaster  +   467d ago
Bad parenting, just bad.
Where the hell can he find PS1 games?
On PSN for PS3, fail.
Skate-AK  +   468d ago
The Onion makes satire articles.
FunkMacNasty  +   468d ago
Of course it's satire!! It's The Onion-have you never heard of them before? If not, check out their website and lookup some of their printed publications. They are a completely satyrical news agency and their stuff is hilarious!
Back-to-Back  +   468d ago
PS1. One of the best systems ever. That system was littered with awesome jrpg's.
Anon1974  +   468d ago
This article is from the Onion so it`s probably not true, but thought I`d share.

My parents would never purchase games for me after my Vic-20 which they bought for me and my brother when I was six or seven. When they eventually picked up a Commodore 64 for us, instead of buying us games they would buy us a copy of Compute`s Gazette magazine which often included game code and say "If you want a game, enter the code" so I spent a good part of my childhood entering and debugging code on a C64 and figuring out how to modify the game when I grew bored. We picked up a used Atari 2600 at some point at a farm auction that had a few games but my sibling didn`t have a game console until I bought them a TurboGrafix 16 for Christmas when I was away at my first year of university. Today I`m retired from the brokerage industry and attempting to make my way with a game studio I started.

The point of my story is my parents were cheap bastards.
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Ripsta7th  +   468d ago
I had to cry to get pokemon Ruby back in the days, is not that my parents were cheap is just that they would never buy me video games. They had gotten brainwashed by the media
Anon1974  +   468d ago
There's always that too. Video games were just as bad as Heavy Metal, D&D and Rap Music for corrupting the youth. It's funny that many still think that despite all the evidence out there to the contrary. And by funny, I mean depressing. I don't care if they thought that in private and left the industry the hell alone, but they've always got to harsh our buzz, man.

On a side note, my parents bought us a 1541 disk drive for our C64, only to pawn it a year later and promise to buy us a new one which they never did..you know...because they needed smokes. Looking back, I'm amazed we had a Vic-20 or C64 in the first place. They were cheap bastards. Ah, a trip down white trash memory lane...
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B-radical  +   468d ago
Lol that sucks lucky for me my dad is a pc gamer so he always knew the importance of video games he still plays command and conquer to this day
frostypants  +   468d ago
"Probably" not true? C'mon people...
Salooh  +   468d ago
My parent were ok with gaming since the 90's :) . They didn't see anything wrong with it as long we commit to study and pray.

Actually , i think that gaming was a tool for them xD. The more we sit in home the less they are worried lol .
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01animeking  +   468d ago
well atleast he got it
CalebZachary8411  +   468d ago | Funny
Lucky SOB. I'll trade him my PS4.
Kevlar009  +   468d ago
I want my N64 dammit

Had to wait from SNES to GC. Child abuse I tell ya (jk)
Ripsta7th  +   468d ago
Wth? Why not a Ps4 instead
Edit-just noticed lol though it was serious
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Starbucks_Fan  +   468d ago
It's The Onion...
Fil101  +   468d ago
My god that box brings memorys back some of my best gaming memories came from the ps1 tomb raiders, resi games ff7 plus mgs to name but a few. And next friday it will start agn I've been with the ps brand since the very beginning and have had every new console on release
Blastoise  +   468d ago
He's gonna have a blast
FlyingFoxy  +   468d ago
From the past..?
nevin1  +   468d ago
PS1>>>>>>> ; PS4/Xboxone

What a gift.
Majin-vegeta  +   468d ago
If i wanted something.i had to get up from my lazy ass and go work in the grapes to earn my money.
Nujabes_  +   468d ago
Might put a [Satire] tag in the title.
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frostypants  +   468d ago
Nah...anyone who can't immediately tell this is satire...from the clearly fake image, to the fact that it's the Onion, to the freaking story itself...has issues.
FunkMacNasty  +   468d ago
sure, might put a 'satire' tag...

but don't you think its more fun to scroll through the comments and laugh at all the tards that thought it was serious?
Nujabes_  +   468d ago
Nujabes_  +   468d ago
Might put a [Satire] tag in the title.
mitford  +   468d ago
and they didn't even get him resident evil now that's a travesty
ELCUCO  +   468d ago
PSone>Xboxone there can only be one.
kydrice  +   468d ago
If this was true, he'd at least have an enormous library of great classics to play.
cl1983  +   468d ago
If he can find them now.
WeAreLegion  +   468d ago
Haha. I KNEW this was The Onion. All the other satire sites suck.
kewlkat007  +   468d ago
That has to be the luckiest guy with probably one of the best game libraries ever...
HappyWithOneBubble  +   468d ago
You got me a again onion news.
TXIDarkAvenger  +   468d ago
Phew, if this was real, I would be speechless. The man is 33 years old with a kid, surely he could buy his own console.
AceBlazer13  +   468d ago
Must have cost a pretty penny to get a brand new ps1. They cost $400+ on Amazon.
wenaldy  +   468d ago
Is satire allowed in this site?
Kydawg  +   467d ago
Why don't you ask your profile picture?
Kydawg  +   467d ago
Back in the day my dad gave me the choice of ether a PS1 or a Virtual Boy. I picked the Virtual Boy. Now I can only see in Black and Red. True story.

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