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My fondest memory of Playstation. Chrono Cross. That game had so much going on at times it was always fun. When I was younger I would sometimes reset the game just to preview what characters I could get. Changing the discs back then was my only concern due to me being a kid I might forget things. I moved throughout the game and each time I would challenge these mini side quests, I didn't have access to internet at the time. I had to figure and when I got tired of fighting these monsters to fight I would just say screw it, find a save point. But I admit that games elements helped me appreciate games more due to different endings, you could only get this character this way, some dialogue choices, and the ambush effect. However the one thing that always gets me is the opening Scars of Time. However I do wish there was a bit more to the endings. I loved Kid and our Protaganist, Serge. Although I admit, sometimes I wish like now we have more ways of character endings like a later game which I'd say is Radiata Stories or Record of Agarest War. Nonetheless I played multiple RPGS and Chrono Cross was one of the first. I picked it up for $20 from my cousin, I spent countless hours just trying to figure things out and it really helped me out when I was younger trying to understand games. However each genre had a similiar concept and application. Thanks to Chrono Cross was the first game I owned legitimately mine so I didn't have to worry about borrowing which I played countless hours on and I don't regret it one bit. I was just so confused about the story but it kind of dragged me on to want to know more and if there were terms I didn't know I'd look it up or ask. This was when we still had only PlayStation (or PS1) by the way. Throughout that whole game I was so ticked off fighting a character I liked. Like oh dang I want that element attack, oh there's combos. Ah that character is recruitable!? So cool! The monsters and artworks was nice. However I admit that the route shown for some endings kinda blew me off. However I grew and learned from it. It was truly something that gave me something to look forward to after school everyday. It made me study, get stuff done, and because of it, it also helped me move forward through some things in my life. Truly I appreciate it because of that. Everytime I got a new game, a new rpg, a shooter, or anything that catches my eye it was always a memorable experience. At times you see similiarites and you begin to appreciate the character. Disgaea hour of darkness was my first intro to turn systems that was fun and overlord wrath all the way to kill Baal I seriously spent over 999+ hours just to get there. Then there was the crossing of games and companies to make outstanding games. Coop or versus, arcade games. Now also at your home, even better online gaming. I even went to do for the first mmo ff11 but I didn't last long, the membership was pricy and back then it was all a bit slow and you had to make so many phone calls. It was a pain but a few years later, it took a while we all hyped things changed. It was not just square enix, there was atlus, level-5, tecmo, koei, bandai, NIS(Nippon Ichi Software) and more companies I could list that made great games and they were enjoyable. Not because they wasted my time, they were more like for me who have friends and a busy life a way to connect or get away from stuff. Now let get me on the case, every piece of art work was also appreciated, even limited editions. I remember going to EB games, game crazy, Game Stop, Best Buy, ebay, and buying them. I was so into them, that it just become to me a good way of treating myself to a good time. Star Ocean till the end of time made me think and above it all thanks to these games they open more than just you playing something to pass the time, they helped me learn, grow up, think differently, opened my mind, interest and concepts. If it wasn't for some games many people probably would not have heard of it or got an interest if it didn't have a certain something going for it. However my story is that I never traded any of my PS games because they were what some would call our real trophies. Not the show offing just the proof you know that you beat that game and if you want to, get right back into it.
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My fondest moment of my gaming while on the Playstation is probably when I was 11, I spent a week at my uncle's house because my parents were out of town. Metal Gear Solid 4 had recently come out and my uncle had bought it. I remember I wanted to play but he said I should play solid, sons of liberty, and snake eater first. Now my uncle is a pretty chill guy and bought me 2 12-packs of mtn dew, and a four pack of red bull and agreed to let me play all the games, lets just say I barely slept all week. My uncle owns Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence, and now Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. In that week I killed both 12-packs, all the red bull, and beaten all of Metal Gear Solid, Sons of Liberty, and Snake Eater. I didn't actually get to play Metal Gear Solid 4 that week but I really did enjoy playing the Metal Gear Solid Games. Yes my uncle did help me some but only in guiding me he let me play the whole time. I think my favorite boss in the series was The End, and my least favorite character was Raiden. Good times. Since then I did get a chance to play and beat Metal Gear Solid 4 and I thought it was really good, but my personal favorite is still Snake Eater, Naked Snake (eventually Big Boss) is a badass.
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My dad bought a second hand Playstation 2 off a shady guy while working night shift at the gas station on Tuesday. He didn't have a chance to show it to me until the end of the next day before he left and I came home from school (elementary school). My mom wouldn't buy me any games until the weekend so I wasn't able to play it. To express my love to the fat old PS2 I slept with it every night for three nights. Before you ask, yes, we did in fact spoon. It was completely consensual. I do not expect anything out of this, I just wanted to share my story. Of love. Always use a condom/ don't stick your dick in electronics.
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Playing Kingdom Hearts on the playstation is one of the top 3 best memories of my childhood, kingdom hearts always gives me the warmest feeling inside I've ever had, whenever I was upset, happy, angry, excited, I'd go and play kingdom hearts, the tears, the laughs, the huge grins that it brought me and my brothers when we were younger is something that i'll cherish for the rest of my life. Sony and Kingdom Hearts is what brought me so much into gaming, the fantasy world, and gave me happiness in a slice of my childhood. Here's to looking forward this year for the release of Kingdom Hearts 3 (cross fingers)
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A while back when I was obsessed with a tropical paradise, I always thought of Hawaii for some reason. I would obsess over little things like whether or not I should add mango or even bananas to my booster juice. This gave me the thought hmm...bananas sure look like hammocks. I soon came to look at hammocks as bananas and bananas as hammocks. This turned one of my gaming names to BananaHamic. Then, there was this one day where I dreamed of sleeping on a hammock. This was also the day my parents got me a PS3 for my birthday. First thing I did was make a PSN. I thought it was cool to spell my name backwards (Ace) and hammocks/bananas were in my head so...my first PSN was EVAHaMiC (I spelled Ace backwards wrong and didn't know how to spell hammock at all). I still look at that day and laugh every now and then. Although, it was quite amusing when people online would try saying the name in many ways like: eevuh ah myk, ehvah ay mik, etc.
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Posted 1/13/15
At All the Amazing PS2 games of my childhood memories.

when I got my first ps2 console in 2006, my first game was Crash Bandicoot series it amazing , My Third favorite is WWE Smackdown series , second favorite is Timesplitters series, after that I've has 71 ps2 games, but my number one ps2 game is GOD OF WAR 2.
My first M-Matured video game, A+, Best game I played. Memories!


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She hAh Playstation I've had a Playstation since I was 5! Sony is like family to me. My fondest memory would be back a long time ago my cousins came to lincoln (my city) and stayed with me and my family. I was about 11 at the time. I had a ps2 and dark cloud. But I had just lost my memory card so I couldn't find the save for it. We ending up bench playing it all the way though over the corse of the time they were here. XD we kept the Playstation 2 on the hole time and at least one of us were alway at it playing. It was a blast and the most time they ever spend playing with me. also another memory I have (both of these are very dear to my heart.) I played ten pin alley (it was a bowling game with the Animintics cast) with my mom and dad on the ps1 and I'm really little like 8 and I got a perfect score against them and I was so proud of myself! lol here's a picture so you know what I'm talking about
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I feel like I told this a hundred times.

My fondest moment, was when we had our first ever game was Star Ocean Second Story on the PlayStation. Despite it being an RPG, it was that one game that my brother & sister were united. Sure my bro has been a gamer ever since but my sister who is 10yrs older than me, had only played Mario & Battle City way before and never really played the new games at that time, only with Star Ocean I was able to game with her. lol. Well, it was fun times, we had schedules playing it, 4 hours each. We criticize and tease each other while playing and how to deal with boss battles. I still remember we kept saving since a lot of times, games freezes from overheat and other stuff... And those accidental overwrites on a save file was one of the best moments. Star Ocean have a lot of characters so each of us went for different characters. We get to see each others stories/route. It was like a bonding moments to us. I particularly love the voiced battle in SO2, it might be one reason I stuck with it, since I get bored easily before & I was more of a Fighting-kind of a gamer. Until to this day, I still have my save file, original PS1 CDs and a copy of the PSP version. Recently, my sister mentioned she is willing to play the new SO2 in her son's PSP. ^_^v
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Posted 1/15/15 , edited 1/15/15
I was looking through some of the other posts and wasn't gonna enter because i don't have anything that emotional. I was thinking that I do have kind of a story. Well I was basically raised by my aunt and uncle, My mom left for work early in the morning and came home while i was sleeping so i basically didn't see her too often.
When i was spending time with my Aunt we would play dress-up. When i was with my Uncle we would play video games :3
I wasn't allowed to go outside so basically playing video games was my way to explore and have adventures.
I didn't get my own system until i was about 10 years old but my mom thought that the system came with game on it.. she was sadly mistaken >_< I went for about 1 and a half years without ever even having a game.fast forward a few years and now i'm a hardcore core gamer ^_^
This is my PSN, my Prized possession. I recently got into trophy hunting so my level should be higher.
here: http://psnprofiles.com/Em0SceneStabr
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Fondest memory..actually im not very good for talking about my past memory but why not.
The only thik i can remember in the past about playstation ist the first few game who attract me so much to play video game on ps1.
I rent some game like this one:

or this one:



or even this one:



I like so much to play them that i rent them a lot of time before buying them in the past
My brother as ask for the Ps1 when he release it..not me i was more like thiking get nintendo 64 at that time..I was so wrong because of all this good Rpg game on ps1 :
Anaway after that I play so a lot of game that i can not count them on ps1, ps2, ps3, im now playing ps4 of course.
So thats it. Best of luck to everybody about this contest
Posted 1/15/15
I can't remember my history well with the Playstation console other than it was around 1997 I believe when I picked one up. If I had to guess it was likely Final Fantasy VII that got me to buy one. From there, I wound up with titles like Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Dino Crisis, and Chrono Trigger.

It wasn't until I got the Playstation 2 did I really start creating a library and my path to my favorite all-time game series Dynasty Warriors 3 and Samurai Warriors. I did spend a bit of time with Resident Evil Outbreak and Grand Theft Auto Vice city. Had a real blast with Devil May Cry 3. The way the system rewarded stylish dialog when you combo'd in enemy in the the most brutal fashion was entertaining to say the least. There were moments were I wanted to throw my console out the window when I got owned by Vergil and him taunting me about my defeat.

When Playstation 3 came out, I bought the launch version (lucky for me it still works with no problems as of today!) I amassed an even larger library so much that I bought a 5 shelf bookcase dedicated solely to my Playstation collections consisting of both PS1, PS2, and PS3. As of today it holds all that plus my PSP, PS Vita, and PS4 titles.

By the look of it, one might say I'm quite the fanboy. I am, and proud to be one. I wouldn't had been able to play Uncharted, Dynasty Warriors 6, 7 and 8 an addition to Warriors Orochi to the 48 hours I spent lost in Tales of Vesperia (PS3 of course), Tales of Graces F, and the insane grindfest with Disgaea 4 A Promise Unforgotten to the shining star of the Playstation 3 Valkyria Chronicles which I think should have been awarded game of the year.

With so many titles out and many more to come, I continue to look forward spending quality time with my Playstation 4 and Vita.

Congrats Ken Kutaragi, you've stolen my soul to your platform.

By the way, I should announce Kazuo Hirai was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 66th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards.

http://emmyonline.com/the-national-academy-of-television-arts-sciences-to-honor-kazuo-hirai-with-lifetime-achievement-award-at-technolgy-engineering-emmy-awards

Congratulations to him and the good folks at Sony for delivering one of the greatest advances in mankind :D

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To be honest, i don't really remember much of my childhood time. I probably spend a lot of my time playing PlayStation and finishing games without knowing a single dialogue or the plot since I didn't learn English til I was teen so I don't really remember much about them.

However one game that really stands out in my memory is Play station is one of the Crash Bandicoot game. I am not sure which one in the series it is because i don't even know English as i mentioned above but lucky for me, it is a game that me and my cousins love to play because of it's over the top hilarious things that happen in game. The gameplay is fairly simple, the sound effects are funny. There is not much dialogue either so I enjoyed it a lot more.

It is a game that will always be in my memory because of the fun times i had with my family and Crash himself. I know Crash's personality through his actions, and there is no language barrier stopping me from having fun and understanding the plot.
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One of my earliest and funniest memories with Playstaion would have to be the time I stumbled across FF7 by confusing it for another game. It all started when my friends and I got together for the weekend to hang out and do some gaming. We usually did our gaming on the N64 since it allowed for more players, and where planning to find a game to rent that all of us could play for the weekend. That was the plan we had, but we could not find any good game to agree on to get for the n64. That's when one of my friends spotted the cover of FF7. He said it was a pretty awesome fighting game and suggested we should get it . A few of us were skeptical at first, but his brother backed up his statement. With that we decided to get the game. You would think the number of discs the game had would have given us a hint, but we weren't the smartest of kids. We got the game an headed to my house to play it on my new playstation, which I had gotten for Christmas, getting ready to do a fighting rotation, the usual with us and fighting games. Of course, after popping the game in we found out that it was entirely different game from what any of us were expecting. You would think that would turn us away from playing the game and moving on to something else, but surprisingly we were hooked. There we where one of my friends on the controller, me looking through the manual and reading the mini walkthrough it had for the beginning of the game and fighting the first boss, and everyone else watching and commenting on what was happening in the game. Turned out to be a fun night. I should probably mention that since it was a new system, I did not have a memory card for it. Despite that we pressed on in the game and each us passed out one by one. I was out bout mid way. The next morning those of us that had stayed up the latest filled in the rest of us on what had happened after we passed out and how the hated turning the system off. This got the rest of us hyped and we put the game back in, we figured that we could get were they left off in half the time since we knew what to do. Yup we were not the brightest bunch, lol. Still, that one of the best weekends we had, and introduced a lot of us to rpg games. A couple of us had already been semi introduced with Chrono Trigger, but as far as we knew that was the only game that was like that. Funny how things turn out. Go to get a fighting game and get something else completely unexpected. That has to be one of my earliest and fondest memories with Playstation. Just goes to show that life can be full of interesting surprises brought by confusion and coincidence.
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Probably one of my best memories was with my bestfriend that i met in 1st grade and am still friends with to this day! (we are both 3rd year of college)

My friend and i loved playing games together! whichever game we could get that had like a multiplayer/splitscreen type thing....games like LOTR: return of the king, Army Of Two...things like that, we would pretty much try out any two player game just for the ability to play together.

So my friend and i were thinking about what game we should play next, until he remembered that he had this game he hadnt tried out yet....it was Champions Return to Arms. Now this game was a huge rpg type game with a really awesome (and competitive) loot and leveling system. We made our characters, both chose the same lizard type mages (iksar shaman) with different looks of course, and then we were on our way! Everything went pretty well at first, but soon realized this game was really damn tough! As we kept going through the levels, we died more and more and relied on the other to get to a save point to revive, and on top of that we started getting playfully competitive with the loot! as soon as monsters were killed, we both mashed square to get the loot and for the first time ever we started arguing over who should get what loot and had to develop a chest system where we each took turns taking the next chests. This is pretty typical stuff, but we have never been so competitive in a game before! it was like we were playing a full on mmo! we were both trying to be the best player and do the most damage.


this game is pretty damn long and can get VERY challenging as you get up into the higher levels. As we keep getting higher and higher up into the game, the loot stealing continued, and both of us were still in such awe of how this game was sooo damn big and had a multitude of different levels and places you would visit. The game had very creative boss fights, including fighting cyclops on islands, a giant red dragon in this machine/lava pit, a shadow warrior coliseum type thing, snowy forests, and these crazy demons who would sprint at us and knock us out in one shot! It was pretty hilarious how one of us would het knocked out and the other had to run alllll the way back to the save point with the demon hot on their heels! and those bastards lunged at you if you werent careful! We had TONS of sleepovers and all nighters because of that game, but the day we both played it for the first time was the best. That game brought tons of arguing, laughs, happiness, and overall made us closer as best bros.


We didnt ever finish the game (it was too hard at the time for us and soooooo long) but we eventually came back to it when we were in high school and ended it! and rest assured, the loot arguing CONTINUED! xD..we have been talking about beating the game again recently and will probably do another play through together...hopefully this time we wont kill each other for an extra potion and a rare battleaxe xD OH! fun fact added to my story is that on the red dragon boss, I discovered my first game glitch! I had no idea what was happening but it allowed us to beat the dragon that we were stuck on for the longest time...while my friend kept just screaming to keeep blasting it with magic...while i was just nervously hitting him making sure he doesnt start moving again for his revenge!

SORRY..i wrote WAY more than i expected, or wanted to, but the memories kept flowing so i just let it go haha xD everyone has awesome stories! glad people took part in this idk if i made it or not but i figured id just post a story anyway :lol:
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Alright, that is it for submissions. Thank you everyone Now to go through them all.
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