20 years of PlayStation - "At least I can say... I've lived"

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What's your favourite PlayStation game/series?

Metal Gear Solid
18
28%
Resident Evil
8
12%
Final Fantasy
9
14%
Tomb Raider
4
6%
Gran Turismo
5
8%
Tekken
3
5%
Crash Bandicoot
6
9%
WipEout
4
6%
Ridge Racer
2
3%
Spyro
4
6%
Syphon Filter
0
No votes
Dino Crisis
0
No votes
Colony Wars
0
No votes
Parappa the Rapper
0
No votes
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
2
3%
Parasite Eve
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 65
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PostRe: 20 years of PlayStation - "At least I can say, I've lived"
by Ad7 » Mon Sep 07, 2015 10:24 pm

Greatest console of all time :wub:

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PostRe: 20 years of PlayStation - "At least I can say, I've lived"
by gamerforever » Mon Sep 07, 2015 10:25 pm

PsychicSykes wrote:
gamerforever wrote:They fully deserve to lead the industry, because they made it. Without playstation i doubt many of us would be gaming, so we should respect sony for that! Thank you sony!

You really do post some rubbish.


And as a moderator i would expect objectivity or are you 10 years old and only know xbox?

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PostRe: 20 years of PlayStation - "At least I can say, I've lived"
by Dual » Mon Sep 07, 2015 10:31 pm

gamerforever wrote:
PsychicSykes wrote:
gamerforever wrote:They fully deserve to lead the industry, because they made it. Without playstation i doubt many of us would be gaming, so we should respect sony for that! Thank you sony!

You really do post some rubbish.


And as a moderator i would expect objectivity or are you 10 years old and only know xbox?


How old are you?

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PostRe: 20 years of PlayStation - "At least I can say, I've lived"
by Dual » Mon Sep 07, 2015 10:32 pm

I hope the age on your profile is a mistake

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PostRe: 20 years of PlayStation - "At least I can say, I've lived"
by Minto » Mon Sep 07, 2015 10:32 pm

The state of this thread now :dread:

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PostRe: 20 years of PlayStation - "At least I can say, I've lived"
by PsychicSykes » Mon Sep 07, 2015 10:33 pm

That post about Sony making the industry is objectively untrue if that helps?

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PostRe: 20 years of PlayStation - "At least I can say, I've lived"
by gamerforever » Mon Sep 07, 2015 10:34 pm

The current industry it most definitely is. If nintendo and sega battled it out we would have given up gaming years ago.

Edit - remember, that shiny xbox one under your hd ready tv wouldn't exist without sony.

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PostRe: 20 years of PlayStation - "At least I can say, I've lived"
by NickSCFC » Mon Sep 07, 2015 10:49 pm

True, Microsoft saw Sony's success with the PlayStation as a possible way to get Windows into living rooms.

A generation with Saturn vs N64 wouldn't have expanded the market at all and we our kids would probably still be playing nothing but platformers today.

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PostRe: 20 years of PlayStation - "At least I can say, I've lived"
by Buffalo » Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:09 pm

As if you two are ever going to have kids. Take a look at yourselves.

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PostRe: 20 years of PlayStation - "At least I can say, I've lived"
by HSH28 » Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:26 pm

gamerforever wrote:The current industry it most definitely is. If nintendo and sega battled it out we would have given up gaming years ago.

Edit - remember, that shiny xbox one under your hd ready tv wouldn't exist without sony.


They didn't make the industry any more than Apple made the mobile phone industry. Its simply an untrue statement.

If what you meant was that the industry would probably be in a very different place if it wasn't for Sony, perhaps that's true...but then you could say the exact same thing about Atari, Nintendo, Sega and even Microsoft.

As for PlayStation being the reason most people here are gaming, I don't know, but I suspect its complete nonsense. I'm sure quite a lot of people here were gaming well before Sony came anywhere near thinking about designing a videogame console.

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PostRe: 20 years of PlayStation - "At least I can say, I've lived"
by NickSCFC » Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:37 pm

To be fair to Apple, the smartphone industry wasn't heading anywhere. If it were left to Microsoft, Blackberry and Symbian it would probably still be a niche market.

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PostRe: 20 years of PlayStation - "At least I can say, I've lived"
by gamerforever » Tue Sep 08, 2015 6:34 am

Apologies if i upset anyone - i do genuinely feel sony made gaming mass market. Yes, nintendo may have done eventually or even sega, but remember how backwards they were/ are. Sega saturn was meant to be a 2d powerhouse, not a 3d gaming console originally...

It was really the ps2 era that gave me my best gaming memories imo - just a crazy number of great titles from gran turismo 3 to the amazing gta series, plus more. It feels like the ps4 is heading back to those days and the bad memories of the the initial ps3 launch are gone.

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PostRe: 20 years of PlayStation - "At least I can say, I've lived"
by Ad7 » Tue Sep 08, 2015 6:48 am

Nothing will ever blow my mind again like it was when I played demo 1 in currys on launch day and played this for the first time:

Skip to 1:05


Incredible stuff. In that moment I went from playing sonic 3 to that :wub:

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PostRe: 20 years of PlayStation - "At least I can say, I've lived"
by suzzopher » Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:12 am

Sony didn't make the industry, but the PlayStation certainly was the starting point for what we have today. The game industry like any medium has different eras and you could argue that PlayStation was the start of the modern era of gaming we have now.

It's why I don't really class PlayStation retro.

Although you could argue that the modern era is a hybrid of what PlayStation did and Xbox Live did to the industry.

Talking console gaming here, we all know PC gaming has always been on the cutting edge.

Unless you define mobile games as modern gaming then blame the DS and Wii.

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PostRe: 20 years of PlayStation - "At least I can say, I've lived"
by Moggy » Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:29 am

gamerforever wrote:
PsychicSykes wrote:
gamerforever wrote:They fully deserve to lead the industry, because they made it. Without playstation i doubt many of us would be gaming, so we should respect sony for that! Thank you sony!

You really do post some rubbish.


And as a moderator i would expect objectivity or are you 10 years old and only know xbox?


He is probably more like me and remembers that the 8 bit (Spectrum, C64, NES, Master System) era and the 16 bit (Amiga, Atari ST, Megadrive, SNES) era came long before the Playstation era.

Sony did wonderful things with the Playstation, but it is crazy to suggest that they made the industry, especially when many of us were gaming long before Sony tried to make a CD drive for Nintendo.

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PostRe: 20 years of PlayStation - "At least I can say, I've lived"
by gamerforever » Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:31 am

I genuinely thought the mods were 10-16 years old. I'm sure someone mentioned this on here, but could be wrong.

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PostRe: 20 years of PlayStation - "At least I can say, I've lived"
by Moggy » Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:41 am

gamerforever wrote:I genuinely thought the mods were 10-16 years old. I'm sure someone mentioned this on here, but could be wrong.


What? :lol:

Karl is 12 but all of the others are old old men.

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PostRe: 20 years of PlayStation - "At least I can say, I've lived"
by gamerforever » Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:44 am

Moggy wrote:
gamerforever wrote:I genuinely thought the mods were 10-16 years old. I'm sure someone mentioned this on here, but could be wrong.


What? :lol:

Karl is 12 but all of the others are old old men.


Oh i see. :oops:

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PostRe: 20 years of PlayStation - "At least I can say, I've lived"
by HSH28 » Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:02 am

suzzopher wrote:Unless you define mobile games as modern gaming then blame the DS and Wii.


That's a bit of a cheap shot.

I really think you've got to give Nintendo some credit for the current era of gaming as well though. Remember the PS launched with a controller that had no analogue sticks, you could argue it was the N64 that really pushed 3D gameplay with analogue control to the fore.

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PostRe: 20 years of PlayStation - "At least I can say, I've lived"
by suzzopher » Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:01 am

HSH28 wrote:
suzzopher wrote:Unless you define mobile games as modern gaming then blame the DS and Wii.


That's a bit of a cheap shot.

I really think you've got to give Nintendo some credit for the current era of gaming as well though. Remember the PS launched with a controller that had no analogue sticks, you could argue it was the N64 that really pushed 3D gameplay with analogue control to the fore.


I wasn't thinking about control inputs, I was thinking in terms of the sort of games we play, Metal Gear Solid, Gran Turismo, Resident Evil etc these sort of games changed things in a bigger way than 3D movement did.

If you can credit Nintendo with anything in the current gaming industry it would be the console FPS genre, Goldeneye was the one that really got the ball rolling.


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