So sad to see the GAP community shut down. I still have a GAP T Shirt that was sent to me.
Wait, you got a shirt?? Where was my shirt? All I have to show is the Card and Certificate, lol. On topic though, bring back GAP!!
Still miss it. =/
I actually used my GAP stuff like the binder, etc for classes all those years ago. Drove my old teacher crazy since I actually went out and bought college ruled paper small enough to fit.
As for the cards, my crash bandicoot card and the blue silver card are somewhere in my socks. Seriously, having that card fall out of your wallet was silly back in the day.
Hmmm, I was in the first wave of GAP when it first came out, but due to problems on Sony's end (I had to call in over the phone to activate my membership and they spelled my email wrong), I ended up "falling out." But then, about a year or two later, I was re-invited and was able to sign up.
To be honest, it was okay, but nothing great. Heck, I received more demos from the Playstation Underground days than from GAP.
At least I got a cool hat.
A similar thing happened to me back in 2002 though it was problems with their web site at the time and I ended up giving up after several tries and my moronic dad trhow the letter away, and unfortunately, I didn't get re-invited back.
I agree with you Ozma9999. I wish they would bring back the GAP too. I have been there about 5 years. I miss alot of the things you have mentioned and think that Sony will miss out on all that we brought to them too. And like you Ozma9999 I have been gaming about 30 years also. My 1st gaming system was the Atari 2600 & THAT'S when I fell in love with gaming! I went through different systems after that until I got my 1st Playstation in 98 & was hooked on them ever since. I became a member of the Playstation Underground in 2001 & I too remember the PS mag ( still get it!) with the PS1 demos in it every month. There was one thing I didn't like however about the GAP that one person mentioned in here & that is that some people (maybe not you Ozma9999) didn't take too well to "newbies" & I really wanted to fit in. At first they made me feel at home by writing about 100+ replies to my "Hi, I'm a Newbie" introduction thread but later I found out they were just "talking to "eachother" and not me. Anyway, so there were "Groups" that thought they were better then others in the Gap & if you wanted to fit in - they did everything they could to let you know you were "unworthy" even trolling (like that one guy said) in your personal blog to make you feel bad. I DON'T miss that. Infact I left for awhile because of that but then I thought WHY should I let them ruin the GAP for me?? So I came back and NOW it's gone.... I hope it comes back soon because it was a really good place for us "Gamers" to meet and share. And there WERE some "nice" people there too.
Just signed on today to see if GAP was still around. Sad to see it isn't. I still have my stuff in mint condition hidden away in my filing cabinet. I got the Binder.