Wow, it's been a long time since I joined the PlayStation family. I can't remember my age but I was old enough to remember when my big brother got his PSX. He never really thought much of it, only playing sports games on it from time to time. Then one day he got "Crash Bandicoot 2", the first game I ever got to play. From then on, I was hooked. Haha, my brother couldn't keep me away from it! A year or 2 later my dad ended up getting me a PS One of my own. Immediately went and picked out every game I saw like "Tomb Raider" and "Rayman". That good ol' machine lasted a while so it was a sad moment when it finally gave out. Then one Christmas after I had opened all other presents, there was one last gift siting under the tree. As there was no name on it, I mistakenly thought it was for my brother. To my surprise, it was for me and guess what was inside: a brand new PlayStation 2! You can imagine my excitement as I quickly hooked it up to the tv and started playing with my old PS1 library.
Eventually, My PS2 library grew larger than my PS1's ever was. I enjoyed countless hours upon hours playing games like "Ratchet and Clank" and "Jak and Daxter" not to mention all the multiplayer fun I had with my family and friends. Then came the sad day when my PS2 had it's last moment. I believe the last game I ever played on it was "Shadow of the Colossus" (now playable on PS3 ). So on a Christmas morning, I was amazed to find a shiny new PS3 similar to when I discovered my PS2! I remember myself now playing "Motorstorm" saying, "Wow, these graphics are so incredible!" Alas, my happiness was short lived. My original PS3 died almost 2 years later (I guess from me playing it so much ). I went into a gaming break (sort of, I still had my PSP xD) until I was gifted a brand spankin new PS3 Slim back in 2009. Since then, I’ve enjoyed titles such as the "Uncharted", "Killzone" and "Infamous" series and my library hasn't stopped growing since. Even though I am now in college, gaming is still apart of me thanks to my PS3 (and my soon to be PSVita ). Sony, I don't even care about the $50 right now, I just want you to know how much I appreciate all of you and hope you continue bringing those exclusive experiences and memories only found on PlayStation.