Those Were the Days: The PlayStation Era Arrives

Gamervision writes:

''When I was growing up, my parents weren't really crazy about the whole video game craze. My brothers and I were the last kids on the block to have a Nintendo Entertainment System, and by that point, the Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis were about to launch. Because of this, our house was completely untouched by the 16-bit generation. Oh, sure, we played Sega and SNES games at our friends' houses, and the NES in our living room certainly got a lot of love over the years. However, there were times when we felt left out, as if our system was a thing of the past.

However, things all changed in 1995, the year that the first PlayStation launched. I don't even know how, but we somehow convinced our parents to get us one for Christmas, and they delivered. On December 25, 1995, we unwrapped the new system with glee. And it wasn't just the system-it came in a bundle with two brand-new games, NBA Jam Tournament Edition, an entertaining basketball game, and Street Fighter: The Movie. Yes, that's right, a game based on a movie based on a game. The bundle also came with a demo disc for several other PS1 games, including Jumping Flash! and the first WipEout game, which we played as much as if it was a regular game.''

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juuken3591d ago


Without Nintendo or Sony, the XBox or the 360 wouldn't have existed.
Take your bitter hatred elsewhere.

wray773591d ago

so not agreeing that this was the best system is bitter hatred? Those are some strong words. I think you might want to do something about your blind love for a corporation.

juuken3591d ago (Edited 3591d ago )

I do not harbor *blind love* for a corporation as you so put it. I acknowledge Nintendo and Sony's accomplishments in the gaming industry because without them, this industry wouldn't have evolved and we would have been stuck playing pong on the Atari.

That is not *blind love*. That is a form of respect.

The first Playstation is one of the best consoles of all time. If I could find my copy of FFVIII right now, I'd be playing it on my 60GB PS3 because that game was a classic along with Parasite Eve and FFVII.

Like I said, take your hatred elsewhere. Even if you disagreed, then at least have some kind of a respect.

EDIT: I will give Microsoft some credit for pushing Sony to do better with the PS3 but other than that?


wray773591d ago

So you're saying Microsoft hasn't evolved the industry?

Winter47th3591d ago (Edited 3591d ago )

My god man Microsoft fanboys are the worst.

You really think the whole universe revolves around you and your little white box don't you..

wray773591d ago

And sony fans seem to be the most insecure. I can't have a different opinion? And yes it all revolves around my white box, and not a playstation logo like it does for a lot of people around here.

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Sir_Ken_Kutaragi3591d ago

And the PlayStation Brand is STILL the BEST!!!;)

wray773591d ago

the brand? oh boy. I'll take the connectivity pioneering of the dreamcast and xboxes any day over this lonesome console. I guess this is great if you love cgi girls though.

Chug3591d ago

Lonesome console? PS1 had so many great games, definately far from lonesome. As far as the dreamcast, I still love that console as well. Xbox on the other hand...Hmm

juuken3591d ago


Take your bitter hatred elsewhere.

Hentai3591d ago

Wray77 just started gaming this generation. He would never understand why ps1 is the greatest game console ever

wray773591d ago

My first system was a bally astrocade which came out in 1978.

Sir_Ken_Kutaragi3591d ago

'I'll take the connectivity pioneering of the dreamcast and xboxes any day'
;-D ;-D ;-D ;-D
Thanks for the Laugh!!! ;-D
Er Take'em!!! They ALL FAILED!!! ;-D

Yep!;) The PlayStation Brand is FANTASTIC!!! ;-P

xaviertooth3591d ago

lonesome console? how old are you kid?

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Mcrmarcher3591d ago

The original Playstation, one of the best consols of all time. for me looking at this picture brought back fond memories =)

Monchichi0253591d ago

I gotta disagree. That era was the era I stopped gaming because the lack of excitement with the systems involved. If it wasn't for the Dreamcast, I probably wouldn't have become a gamer agin. But like I said, each his own. That's just my personal experience.

TheColbertinator3591d ago


You did'nt like the N64? It was an amazing console back in the day.

AAACE53591d ago

The main thing I remember about the Ps1 is that it had alot of collectors games. Mainly RPG's and it seemed like they all came on multiple disc.... For that reason alone, I quit frowning everytime I heard a game had multiple disc!

Monchichi0253591d ago

No. I had the N64 but it didn’t do it for me either. I don’t know why, it just wasn’t as exciting as the original Nintendo, SNES or Genesis.

TheColbertinator3591d ago

I see.However,the Genesis was something special.I played since the NES days and the Genesis made me the hardcore gamer I am today

gaffyh3591d ago (Edited 3591d ago )

Playstation 1 was one of the best consoles ever, if Sony hadn't joined the console makers and pushed the industry forward who knows what kind of crappy looking stuff we'd be playing now (...Wii). On top of the graphics, it had an amazing game library that only the PS2 has beaten.

I was the same as this guy, I had a Sega Master System 2 when the Sega Genesis (Mega Drive in UK) was out. Then ~2 years into PS1's lifecycle I managed to convince my Dad to get us a PS1 second hand (me and my bros had to save up ~£50 ourselves, which took a while). First game I played on it was Doom (gave me a very bad headache, but it was worth it!!!!)

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Winter47th3591d ago (Edited 3591d ago )

Had an awesome series of greatness, Tekken, Final Fantasy, Dino Crisis, Resident Evil, Gran Turismo, Vagrant Story, Crash, Tomb Raider, Ace Combat, Driver, Medal of Honor, Ape Escape, Ridge Racer, Wipeout, Broken Sword, Silent Hill, Metal Gear Solid and the list keeps on going.

Hell, most of its games set new standards for the genre and the gaming industry.

ericnellie3591d ago

I remember playing all those games. Those were the times when if you had a Playstation, you were the man and everyone wanted to be your friend. LOL!

wray773591d ago

I'll take the dreamcast over the ps1 even with it's dramatically shorter list of games.

Maldread3591d ago

So true. Two of my all time favorite games in MGS1 and FF7 was on the PS1. I never got to play Vagrant Story, so hope they do a PS3 remake some day. Or at least a FF7 remake ;)

wray773591d ago

It was good for it's time, but every system after it has been better.

staub913591d ago

Obviously, because technology always gets better.

However, I think that PS One was the bridge to next-gen gaming.

And as Winter47th has pointed out it had some killer games.

wray773591d ago

My future in-laws bought me this system for my birthday. So I do have fond memories of it, but it isn't my favourite. I had more fun with the 3d0 :)

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