Our beloved PlayStation has turned 15, and instead of us throwing the party, it seems as though Sony will be instead.
Awesome. It's nice to see Sony giving back to the consumers who helped make that 15-year mark possible. Thanks Sony! And long live PlayStation!
PlayStation has always been great so many games. I remember when Xbox 1 was announced I told my friend the console name and I got back from him... "What kind of name is a X-Box? is it made out of cardboard and shaped like an X? hahaha" PlayStation sounds alot better
Fanboys you gotta love them always having something stupid to say...But anyways i would love if Xbox did this...Actually if they did there would probably be some kind fee to join the party lol
Can someone clarify when this is occurring and what regions it is in? Maybe PSOne released later in different regions so those regions will get it later? Not seeing this on the Canadian store!
come to think of it, what IS an x-box? lol at least a name like playstation makes sense. Nintendo gained it's name popularity over the years and everyone knows what a nintendo is(gameboy,ds,snes etc...).
Congrats to Sony and The PlayStation Brand, more Awesome years to come for PlayStation Fans and people who enjoy gaming...
@Z777: the XBox was named as such because it was made by a group of Microsoft DirectX developers. it was originally going to be called DirectXBox, but was changed after focus testing.
Zachmo When Xbox Live turned 5 years old they did some kinda "Party" and gave us free gamerpics... That was the only thing given for free or if you want to count the contest they did it was just 1 winner i think and the prize was Microsoft Points aside from that they only did "Game with Fame" which you where playing against developers and thats it your celebration "party" is done. I for one was disappointed with that.
When Xbox LIVE Turned Five, 8 million members had the opportunity to download a free Xbox LIVE Arcade game, “Hexic 2” in Korea, and “Carcassonne” in the rest of the world where Xbox LIVE is available. In addition to this, every active member who joined the service in 2002 received 500 free Microsoft Points. http://www.microsoft.com/Pr... I say this is a little better than a theme but at least it's a pretty decent theme we got on the PS3.
Why did 3 people disagree with me about how the xbox came about it's name? Seriously, how? Straight from Microsoft themselves, that is how the name 'xbox' came about. It was designed by a group of microsofts direct x developers, but their focus tests found that directxbox wasn't liked. Xbox was, so they changed it to that. Seriously, it's like disagreeing with someone saying Sony make the PS3 lol.
no backwards compatibility? only for the lucky ones wiv 60gb
cause I have a 20 gigs black beast sitting rigth there with my SLIM. PEACE AND GAMING!!
Well the 60gb owners deserve it. We sat on the PS3 for almost a year with games like the Godfather and Genji. Resistance saw me through those hard times :P
I have BC but my PS3 isnt a 60 GB.
Yeah, but people who didn't get Resistance at launch missed out! I felt it got less good with each update... And there was also Warhawk, and soon after R6:V, and... Well, I forget! Sure, there weren't that many, but I never regretted getting my PS3 at launch. Unfortunately, my 20gig YOLDed on me... :( Now I have a slim. Don't really miss BC that much...
yeah Resistance single handedly made me play my PS3, the games I had before the good stuff like Heavenly Sword, Uncharted, Folklore, Ratchet, and Motorstorm were: Marvel Ultimate Alliance Madden 07 Rainbow Six Vegas NBA2K7 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 Spider-Man 3 Oblivion Ninja Gaiden Sigma Virtua Fighter 5 Fight Night Round 3 Enchated Arms I couple of those games were OK, but the rest were crap. I'm glad the games started picking up because around launch day, like 1 new game would come out every 2-3 months, most of the time it was multiplat and would get flopped by reviews. Then the good stuff would finally come out and they would still try to flop it "Heavenly Sword too short? no jumping? female Kratos? FLOP" "Ratchet too much variety? Too much stuff to do? Graphics don't look like Killzone 2 trailer? FLOP" "Uncharted is just a male Tomb Raider? Puzzles not as good as Tomb Raider? Cover system just like Gears, but Gears invented the cover system? I don't care what you Sony fans say, who cares about Winback? Gears invented it! Uncharted is a FLOP!" lol...us early PS3 owners went through some tough times, I don't think anyone that's new to N4G will ever understand how bad Sony got it from the media and fanboys a couple of years ago. It was the complete opposite here...
It's exactly as you said. Hell, I remember how bad the PS3 bashing was back then--much, much worse than it is for the 360 now. Every single publication, whether it had to do with gaming or not, was bashing it. I remember a particularly scathing article by Time magazine (wtf do they know about gaming?) where the PS3 even got the cover, with a pathetic insulting headline (unfortunately I can't find the image). The shit was coming down on the PS3 from EVERYWHERE. So naturally us PS fans had to support each other and fight back.
Two overrated features. 1. Backwards compatibility 2. Xbox Live
Damn rights. The original PlayStation is still my favourite console of all time. I dig my PS3 and I love my PS2s and PSPs (yes, plural) but my all time fave games were on the first one. Happy B-day PS, been loving you since January 1996. Game on!
where is this static theme?
Do we know what KIND of stuff this deal now entails?
Hahahahaha I haven't played that game in years. My girlfriend thought it was hilarious.
rub a dub is awesome, should have been free for a week!!!!
15th anniversary huh. Could be time for PSP2 at TGS? I hope so anyway...
this time Sony is really tight lipped...no leak, nothing about the PSP2 only some rumors EDITED^^
mabye they are tight lipped because they have nothing to say?
normally they say something like we dont comment on rumors or speculations, but this time nothing...except that the next iteration will not be download only, like the PSPgo.
My god, I can't believe it's been that long! Anyone remember that T-Rex thingy on the demo that came with the PlayStation?
Mine also came with an under water stingray thingy demo ^_^
Super rub a dub?? didnt ign give that their 2nd lowest ps3 score ever? which means its worse than lair
Yeah it was scored that low because whoever reviewed that was smoking crack. The game was actually fun, and surprisingly fun at parties.
Dude, Super Rub A Dub is a fantastic game.
I liked Lair!
I agree. Super Rub-a-dub? Seriously? They're celebrating their 15th anniversary with that?
LOL dead cell reporting me for trolling in a playstation post, bitch.
But whoever did I owe you a Kudo. Get a Life.
jack burton a bubble to you
Super rub a dub was a great tech demo. It's too bad they released it as a game.
:)) lol funniest, mildly retarded game ever,.. Must buy ,.. When friends are around,.. they just shake their heads,..WTF re u dooin bro? :)) U need some serious wrist skillz though,.. those sharks will fu up,.. should be free,.. but I guess it because of online traffic,..
RUB A DUB FOR LIFE. lol :P great party game disturbing sound effects tho for sure.
Sound good but I expect the 15 year anniversary at the end of the month in Europe will pass unnoticed or get less than what is on this list.
I for one will be having a party :D
Thank goodness for the PS or I may have given up gaming for good. I only own a 360 now, but that's not out of some corporate loyalty. Enjoy your playstations folks, perhaps one day I'll rejoin the fold.
god bless you playstation , i have been with you since the very first day the console was launch in NA , i still remember the first time i played Ridge Racer !!!! , anyways i have played some truly amazing experiences throughout all those years and i hope that doesnt change anytime soon , well im almost certain that wont change this generation for sure ( i still have to play The Last Guardian ) , looking forward to the next 15 years !!!!! oh and hurry up with the psp2 with full psn functionalities (PSN friends list on the GO )
Hugs and kisses PS! Been some great 15 years so far! :D
10 or 20 dollar PSN redeem codes for this i guess..
It's also the Dreamcast's 11th anniversary. But whereas those consoles are unfortunately not selling anymore (loved that little thing!), the PS2 is. Crazy.
I didn't know today was Playstation's 15th anniversary. It's only 3 days after mine. Happy birthday Playstation. I remember getting my first playstation on my 5th birthday. All my friends always came over to my houst to play Twisted Metal and Crash Bandicoot. Those were good times. The PS1 is the reason I got a PS2,PSP and a PS3. I'm so glad I have smart parents who got me a playstation and not a N64.
This is why I love Sony <3
It's PlayStation's birthday.... and WE'RE the ones getting the presents? I LOVE PS! (PS: Happy Birthday!)
Whoa whoa, hold on, discounts on the oh-so-wallet-breaking ten dollar PS1 originals? Ohh, Happy birthday to EVERYONE. Right on, Sony. Love you right back. Been a lovely fifteen years!
What is this shit, 2008? Give us a dynamic theme!
left PS3 at home. happy bday fr teh playstations =3
is it only playstations birthday in the US? can't seen anything on the eu store lol
I'm in the US and I don't see anything either. I'm on the psp store since my ps3 died.
Ah memories, the Playstation was the first console I had (after I tried to get a N64 for God knows how long)Happy B-day Playstation, now let me go and get some stuff.
I remember standing in a store watching Wipeout on the TV as I'm constantly leaning from side to side. That was an absolutely stonking game in its day. I bought it there and then, 1 day after release and me on a measly wage. I also got Battle Arena Toshinden but mostly demo'd the dinosaur CD to people to show the power. So many memories and all brilliant. 2 PS1's, 1 PS2, 2 PS3's and a PSP original. I could have been a salesman for Sony after talking so many people into buying one.
Does anyone know where the discounted PS1 games are? I been looking on the store but I see nothing of the sort. Edit: OK they JUST put it up. Crap I already have Suikoden :(
Cool that Sony is doing this, as for the random joke about Xbox nice. I can remember my dad saying that once. Anyways I think the first Xbox should have look like a X, kind of like what it looks like in DOA XBV.
Happy B day PlayStation to another 15 years... http://www.youtube.com/watc...
OH snap thats bob narly. Gonna check out that theme. And hopefully Resident Evil 2 will be on discount. and Medievil.
I LOVE my Xbox, but could any of you guys actually see MS doing the same thing? Don't think so, so Congrats Sony :)
I still have my PS1 from back then. Brings back good memories of MGS1 and C&C Red Alert.
don't no body here knows why rub a dub??? this little yellow canary has been the star of tech demos for every iteration of the playstation home console brand and they finally decided to turn the tech demo into an actual game!!! Thats why super rub a dub for the 15th aniversary is given a discount!
Wish they'd give discounts on something I actually wanted to buy.
It really does feel like the Playstaion brand has been around forever to me. I still remember going around to a pals house after school and seeing Destruction Derby and Resident Evil for the 1st time - I was just blown away! I had a Playstation within a week of seeing Resi for the first time :) I think this was the first time I was hooked on something other than Sensible World of Soccor on my trusty Amiga! Thankyou Sony, you have provided me with countless hours of pure entertainment.
Viva la Playstation! I'm liking the free anniversary theme.