15 Ways PlayStation Changed Everything

In celebrating the 15 years of PlayStation today, NowGamer looks at the many ways it has changed gaming forever...

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fastrez3331d ago

So many memories. Such a real turning point for the industry.

nix3331d ago (Edited 3331d ago )

i remember saying 'meh' to PS2.. and then one day went and picked up PS2 on a lark! along with Prince of Persia 2/3, NFS and God of War... i picked up GOW just for the heck of it because it was just there on the IGN top games of PS2.

oh.. that was the greatest decision i ever made!

MikeMichaels3331d ago

Using actual bands/musicians in a video game. Up until then music was always done in-house by the respected developer. Sony successfully brought the music industry on board with the PS1.

....i have some really fond memories of playing the original Ridge Racer with Rotterdam blazing in the background.

blackbeld3331d ago (Edited 3331d ago )

Great read and so true. I remember my first Playstation one bought it at launch with Tekken 1. Awesome!

Later on Granturismo, Resident Evil 2 and Metal Gear Solid. Wow those games were all really good and fun! Better then I could imagine in that time.

After PS1 comes PS2 and PS3 it was so obvious to buy, cause of MGS series and GT series.

RageAgainstTheMShine3331d ago (Edited 3331d ago )

1 Gran Turismo
2 Resident Evil
3 Metal Gear Solid
4 Castlevania Symphony of the Night
5 Tenchu
6 Tomb Raider
7 Final Fantasy VII
8 Dragon Warrior VII
9 Tekken
10 Tony Hawk Pro Skater
11 Dino Crisis
12 Crash Bandicoot
13 Twisted Metal
14 Medal of Honor
15 Guilty Gear!!!

Acquiescence3331d ago

Who can forget playing launch title Wipeout for the very first time. That moment for me really felt like the future of gaming.

Kurt Russell3331d ago

Wipeout, Die Hard Trilogy and Tekken 2 were my starting trio into the world of Sony. PS2 let me down a bit, I felt the games were just sequels to what I has played on PS1... And converted to the xbox brick with Conkers and Halo CE.

Feckles3331d ago

PlayStation not only made gaming cool, but made games and the games industry a viable business for the 'big boys' of computing. PlayStation showed Microsoft that there was money to be made here.

Therefore without PlayStation, there would be no Xbox.

Elimin83331d ago

Those are my first games too..

tacosRcool3331d ago

Gots a PS2 (2 of em) and a PS3. When the PS4 comes out (even though my next PC build will still own it) I'll grab one on launch day. Love live Sony and the Playstation brand!!

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Feckles3331d ago

Still my favourite console ever. How many of today's most popular franchises started out on the first PlayStation? Resident Evil, Tomb Raider, Gran Turismo... It was a new beginning in so many ways.

Acquiescence3331d ago

and it's not just down to nostalgia. A lot of the classics that came out on the PSOne are still to this day bonafide classics. And there's tons of them.

Kurt Russell3331d ago

I still vote Dreamcast for my favourite console. Had a lot of great and original titles that fell under the radar, I thought it was a shame it died :(

Jdoki3331d ago (Edited 3331d ago )

Agreed, Kurt.

I've been playing games a very long time, and for me the Dreamcast was an awesome beast of a console and is right up there as one of my faves.

A lot of the features of the Dreamcast have been influential in the industry.

PS2 was awesome though, and the PlayStation brand as a whole has been responsible for turning the games industry in to a legitimate and (almost) respect business.

StarCSR3331d ago

My favorite will forever be the SNES.
Then we have PS1 and N64.

tinybigman3331d ago

my top 5 are


Jdoki3331d ago

Hmm difficult one...

For me:

ThanatosDMC3331d ago

It only does everything....

Letros3331d ago

I put so many damn hours into the GT franchise, GT5 is going to be epic.

sonicsidewinder3331d ago

The playstation lies safely, dormant under my bed in the case of mass devastation to the modern game industry.

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