04-08-2012 03:33 PM
It all started in 1998, when I was over at a friend’s house and played for the first time in a psx, the game was twisted metal, and from that day on, I was hooked. I asked my parents for a psx, but they said times were rough, that they couldn´t afford it. But then at Christmas, I saw a big box under the tree, in it was my very own psx, my parents bought it with the game crash bandicoot. I would come back home from school every day, do my homework as fast as I could, so my mom would allow me to play for a while (I was very young). To this day I still have my working psx, and from time to time I like to plug it in and play some crash (even though I did not finish the game until recently), which will forever be my most beloved game.
Then in 2003 I got the ps2, It was once again Christmas and me and my cousins played downhill domination that holiday like there was no tomorrow. With the ps2 I became a more serious gamer, and I actually finished the games I started. The first game I ever finished was downhill domination, then I played devil may cry, and with it... Everything else, from god of war to need for speed, I played every genre I could, although I could only play on the weekends, I felt like my whole life was transformed, I was thinking about it day and night, videogames were always with me.
Then I hit a rough patch in middle school, but in 2007 I got a psp, it was my best friend, everywhere I went, the psp was with me, I was lonely, but in the games, I did not feel that way, with my psp I got the game I have spent the most time with Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology. My psp was with me everywhere, music in the bus, games when I felt lonely, music while I rode my BMX bike, it was with me everywhere.
Then my whole life had a rough turn, when my parents got divorced, I stopped seeing my dad for a while, and those where hard days, I moved away and changed schools, this was actually a blessing, as my social life grew and I was no longer lonely. Then in about september-october, 2008 I saw my dad again, and he brought me a brand new flaming 40gb ps3 with unreal tournament 3, he has been with me since, I am always playing with my friends, and as they all started getting their ps3s (like seriously it’s the best console available why wouldn´t they) we started a trophy war which I am currently winning with 800 trophies.
I have to say, as I grew with play station, play station also grew. It has never stopped evolving, it never stops amazing me, and it always becomes bigger and better. From crash, to uncharted 3, one of the most important play station studios, naughty dog, has never let me down; this is one of the examples of why I have always chosen my play station.
04-15-2012 05:57 AM
God.. I truly loved your story, as I was reading it... I couldn't help but shed tears, and it kind of reminded me of my past "do my homework as fast as I could". Gamers truly are equal. Long Live Play my friend!
04-15-2012 07:30 AM
Hello Yupi! Just wanted to say I thoroughly enjoyed your "story." You are quite a good writer. I grew up loving to play games, but could never find anyone that shared my passion, or that would play with me; that was before consoles were invented, lol.
The first time I saw Pong I was enthralled! It was the coolest thing ever, and I could never have imagined what that, beginning of gaming, would evolve in to. Eventually I had two boys of my own and raised them as a single mother. We weren't able to afford much, but thanks to a supportive grandpa, my children were provided their first gaming console. Although they loved to play Mario Cart, my first real love in console gaming was "The Legend of Zelda." It was an amazing game that I could spend hours playing, and didn't have to rely on anyone else, but AI, to join and enjoy the game.
Most of the early games I missed out on because I was busy working, and when not working, I was shuttling my boys to football or baseball practices and games. But finally when my boys grew up and I was left with an "empty nest," as they say, I finally purchased MY very first gaming system...the PS3. It was ALL MINE! LOL! It probably seems like a strange thing, a more mature person as myself being so enthralled with gaming, but it is finally my chance to indulge in a love I've had since I was a little girl. It was a love that to many seemed insignificant, but to someone with a true heart and love of gaming (you know if you are one,) it is a lifetime of pining...and wishing...and dreaming of that love finally being filled. That is what my PS3 has meant to me for the last 4 years.
I have enjoyed many hours of gaming since then, and have played everything from GOW to Blade Kitten. And now, with the wonderful ability of the PS3 I've also been able to find many good friends through the social world of PS Home. I originally told people that it was practicality that I was buying a PS3, because at the time you couldn't buy a Blue Ray Player for under $500. Why not just pay less and not only get the Blue Ray Player, but a console to play games...that was just a "perk." Most of them didn't know the extent of my love for gaming. Now, I have FULFILLED my dream to be a gamer, which is kind of a fitting ending to your "birth and development" of a gamer too... *wink, wink!*
04-15-2012 01:40 PM
same here man on "I was lonely, but in the games, I did not feel that way" i am still very young im matt and im in 7th grade. alot of kids would pick on me and say i have no life because i like to play games. the characters in the games are me all rolled in to one.
05-02-2012 10:19 PM
I am sorry for my delay in answering, I am currently doing lots of projects and studying for exams so i´ve been busy lately, thank you for your feed back, and taking your time to read my story.
VideoGamer35: Indeed all of us gamers are like brothers from another mother hahaha, LONG LIVE PS
boxer_lady: Indeed it is, what an amazing story you have, are you looking into getting a vita to go with your ps3 any time soon, the vita is like the Jesus of videogaming (not really religious just a cool analogy) came from the gaming heaven to be a #gamechanger
MazeRaTii_MaGiCc: what a hard name to write ahahah... I know its hard around that age, but trust me everything will work out on its own, but also you must remember that video games, are video games, and just that, they can not replace human interaction, so why do you not look around your area for people with the same passions as you?