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June 12, 2008. My first PS3. Do you remember your first?


To love and to hold.

Have you ever been in love? I have. To a machine. Not just a machine, but a PlayStation. Do you remember the day clearly? Your first PlayStation console? Whether you purchased it yourself or with the help of others, that day can never be erased from our memories. The first game I ever invested my time with was Metal Gear Solid. I was a freshman in college in Chicago. Winter break came along and I chose to stay in my dorm room. As my ex-girlfriend and her roommates went home for the winter, I stayed home with the company of Solid Snake and Sniper Wolf.

A couple years later, I’m out of college. I have my first job and I had my sights on a PlayStation 2. First paycheck, I went to my local Toys ‘R’ Us to purchase my second love. So many memories we made. From my first 23-2 game in SOCOM 2, to the endless nights securely transporting convoy trucks safely in SOCOM 3, the amazing final fight with Solidus Snake, the clutch field goal that won it for you in Madden 2003, the drama that unfolded with Ocelot, Volgin, and the Boss; after going through those experiences, I knew, at that moment, I would always be a PlayStation fan.

Through Sickness and in Health.

Fast forward to June 12, 2008. It was a cloudy, cold Thursday morning. I found myself standing in front a building with blue and yellow sliding doors, eagerly awaiting for the moment they open. As time passed, more people joined me. Some young, some old, some still half asleep. The moment finally arrived, and the doors opened. A women dressed in a blue polo shirt and khaki pants directs us straight to the checkout counter. There, waiting just beyond the counter, just a few feet away, was my first ever PlayStation 3.

We all have our favorite games, whether it be sports, action, adventure, or RPG. However, there’s one thing we have in common. We all have a lot of options when it comes to gaming. For some reason, nothing else can compare to the PlayStation 3. But not all relationships are perfect. There are times when I questioned my decisions. The internal clock error, the red blinking light, and now the outage. My confusion turned into fear, my fear resulted in frustration. I almost lost that feeling. In closing, I’d like to remind everyone that no matter where this PlayStation road will lead us, one thing will always be true. We are the devoted, the strong willed, the intelligent, the one of a kind, and lastly.. the strongest.

PlayStation for life.


Written by: PAUL FIERCE - News Contributor


  1. #1 by ZFM12 on May 9th, 2011 [ 1495 Points ]

    That made cry a little. So True

  2. #2 by Ace on May 9th, 2011 [ 23465 Points ]

    You better run for the bunker, because you’re about to see a shit storm of trolls.

  3. #3 by Jay on May 9th, 2011 [ 83111 Points ]

    @Ace: Only if they decide to register. Tosh went ahead and required membership for posting comments lol. Guests can still post in the forums, though.

  4. #4 by Pedro on May 9th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    @Jay I guess desperate times demand desperate measures then… but really, the troll infestation was getting a bit out of hand.

  5. #5 by Jcmdaddy on May 9th, 2011 [ 64797 Points ]

    Nice read!

  6. #6 by xDeFcoN_2FasT4Ux on May 9th, 2011 [ 2160 Points ]

    July 4th 2007!!!

  7. #7 by FooBear408 on May 9th, 2011 [ 17244 Points ]

    the guy is ripping my writing style off. that is all.

  8. #8 by EdEN on May 9th, 2011 [ 142681 Points ]

    November 2009 once the price was right and enough games were available. It’s been the same for me on all of Sony’s consoles. I’m a Nintendo owner first and a Sony owner second. Can’t we all get along?

  9. #9 by Royalty32 on May 10th, 2011 [ 1020 Points ]

    Im filing for divorce. My ps3 hasnt been performing right for 2 weeks now. Its getting lazy at home and im sick of it. It wont let me introduce her to other ppl, all she wants to do is sit at home and play with herself. LOL!!

  10. #10 by Dean147 on May 10th, 2011 [ 359 Points ]

    June 2008 ? pfft. got mine 23 March 2007 =P

  11. #11 by myk26 on May 10th, 2011 [ 1325 Points ]

    A 35y.o. gamer that’s been doing it since I was 5 with my first Atari 2600…

    My first Sony console (EVER in my LIFE) came Christmas of 2010. So my “love” is reserved elsewhere…but I can say (w/o trolling mind you) that my Sony console is appreciated.

    Not to say I havn’t played most of the heavy hitters that I felt I have missed…but none of which I cared for enough to get with Sony till now.

  12. #12 by PAUL FIERCE on May 10th, 2011 [ 11792 Points ]

    Doesn’t it feel good to remember the good times? =)

  13. #13 by EdEN on May 10th, 2011 [ 142681 Points ]

    @myk26: Ah, a fellow Atari 2600 owner! I go back a year and a half before you since I started on one of those “all I can play is Pong” machines… and I loved it!

    @All: Ok, confession time. What was your FIRST console? And don’t be afraid to say an NES because without Nintendo the industry would have needed food, badly.

  14. #14 by Royalty32 on May 10th, 2011 [ 1020 Points ]

    My first console was an N64. The GoldenEye days. I remember me my brother and our friends playing against each other for hours. The came diddu kong racer which to me was an awsome game.

  15. #15 by Royalty32 on May 10th, 2011 [ 1020 Points ]

    Diddy Kong Racing sorry for the typo.

  16. #16 by Pedro on May 10th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    EdEN: @myk26: Ah, a fellow Atari 2600 owner! I go back a year and a half before you since I started on one of those “all I can play is Pong” machines… and I loved it!@All: Ok, confession time. What was your FIRST console? And don’t be afraid to say an NES because without Nintendo the industry would have needed food, badly.  

    Almost, SNES, Super Mario All Stars Pack. Good days.

  17. #17 by myk26 on May 10th, 2011 [ 1325 Points ]

    @EdEN: Yeah, I remember playing that Pong machine. May have actually owned one….not sure, but I do remember playing it in the living room.

    But that memory PALES in comparison to the fun I had on the 2600!!! The evenings were FILLED with Joust and Pitfall! I remember I had this translucent blue joystick with suction cups on the bottom…I just remember the sense that I got sticking that thing on the coffee table and thinking, “An Arcade is NOW in my LIVING ROOM!”

    …good times.

  18. #18 by EdEN on May 10th, 2011 [ 142681 Points ]

    @myk26: Adventure and Crystal Castles!

  19. #19 by Madagasca on May 10th, 2011 [ 6529 Points ]

    I took the day off on the launch of the PS3 in the UK back in 2007. What a day. Got 5 games delivered with it!

    But if you’re looking back at your first console – mine was the Pong machine back in the mid 80’s :D

  20. #20 by EdEN on May 10th, 2011 [ 142681 Points ]

    @Madagasca: Another fellow child of the Pong!

  21. #21 by Kane112 on May 10th, 2011 [ 34232 Points ]

    hmm first console i remember in my house was i think the atari 2600 sti or something along those line, game i always remember on it was Police Quest love that game.

  22. #22 by Wassco on May 11th, 2011 [ 110 Points ]

    First console was the atari 2600, Mother ****en river raid! ftw!

    First playstation probly when i was.. oh 13? FINAL FANTASY 7 NEVER LEFT MY CONSOLE for about the first full year!

    best game ever, always will be (to me)

  23. #23 by EdEN on May 11th, 2011 [ 142681 Points ]

    @Wassco: FF VII was fun. But greatest FF goes to either I (started it all), VI (too awesome for words) or XII (pushed the PS2 to it’s limits, gave us a new way to participate in the FF universe, was very, very fun).


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