I remember the first time I saw the PS2. Was at my aunts house with all the family one boxing day. And my cousin had just got a PS2 and GTA 3 on Christmas and it was set up in the front room. So the whole family sat around and watched as me (aged about 14) and my younger brothers took in turns going on killing sprees and beating up prostitutes (and then we played GTA3).
I remember seeing it in CVG in the newsagents and laughing at all the Sony fanboys at school about how it looked like an 80s video player, the controller was the same, and how bad ISS looked compared to NBA 2K.
Took playing the MGS2 demo that came with ZOE and the demise of Dreamcast to change my views.