How one question sparked an industry revolution: "Are you going to sit back and accept what Nintendo did to us?"
Brilliant article.Getting my hands on a PSOne way back when, is still one of those defining moments for me. I can honestly say it changed the course of my gaming life. And I probably would be a much better guitarist today if not for those 10,000hrs+ that I poured into playstation instead. Happy Days! 😎
My first console was PS2 (gifted) and there is no console like PS2 till date today in my humble opinion. Number of franchises that started on PS2 and hidden gems like Shadow Hearts, Okami etc is unparalleled till today. I think PS3 is better console compared to PS4 if you count Sony's first party titles during PS3/4 life cycle. I hope PS5's less than 1 month dev time means more titles to play from devs but games are getting complex and complex. PS2 was all about fun and technicality, now every dev is talking about 4k/60fps...I just want games which are fun and Playstation has always been at the fore front :)
Yeah man, I had all of them. My PS2 days were definitely up there. I still remember playing GTA 3 for the first time; Metal Gear Solid 2, Manhunt, Ico, FFX, Jak and Daxter, Timesplitters and so many others. The list would just go on and one really, if I listed all those great PS2 moments. I honestly think PS2 era was better than PS3 era, but that's just me.
PS1 was my first console and it'll always hold a special place in my heart.
Still my favorite console of all time. Mainstream 3D games were in their infancy. Developers were testing the waters so you would constantly get original game ideas. The main target demographic was the people who grew up with video games who were an older audience at this point which gave way to a more mature approach for games. The competition between consoles was vicious so they would constantly strive to top the other console. It was an overall renaissance of gaming. Yes some of the older 3D games have aged horribly. But the charm of the era is undeniable.
Console Wars. Read the book it is a brilliant retelling of the war between Sega and Nintendo in the 90s and how it directly lead to the creation of PlayStation. One of my favorite reads of all time. The documentary version that just launched On CBS All Access only focuses on Sega and Nintendo mostly of the Sega side. Still a good watch.
If you consider yourself a gamer, you should watch From Bedrooms to Billions. Kids these days won't realise how this industry was shaoed. Into what it is now. Great watch.
I remember getting a ps1 in the summer of 98, what a wonderful time
They got stung and bit back. Built on a philosophy of innovation and value for money. Jumping Flash, Battle Arena Toshinden, Ridge Racer were all fantastic games to release a console with. I got mine from a local importer who put a MASSIVE mark up on it - the internet was still in its infancy. I paid $1,300 Au and around $160 a game - bare in mind the Aussie dollar was in good shape back then, not so much now. I lent it to the local EB games as they had never even heard of it, mates borrowed it - literally everyone that saw it was blown away. Absolute game changer and knocked a few companies into oblivion.
The local eb games hadn't heard of the playstation ? It only released a year after Japan worldwide... I was reading articles about the console in magazines way before it released, that's really weird.
When you go to EB or any store similar today do they know what they're talking about? Not usually in my experience. I was surprised too when I asked when they were getting it in? I was met with a blank stare. Next day I brought it in, hooked it up and demoed it for a few hrs.
I'll repeat my comments from before on this: No denying Playstation opened up gaming to a lot more people (that might not of been interested before). I still remember seeing Wipeout being demoed in a local shop and being blown away by it, and I had been gaming since late 70's early 80's I would of said Sony managed to hit the right generation at the right time and with the right attitude/marketing, putting Playstation booths in dance clubs for instance. Have DJ's make music for games (Wipeout) etc.
Man 20 years later since I bought my ps1 and it still works great up to this day. I can't even believe it would last this long.
Has it been sitting at a 30 degree angle all this time lol
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