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#20YearsOfPlay - Lasting Memories Of The Original PlayStation

Matt Gardner
Playstation, Podcast, PSOne games, PSX, Sony Computer Entertainment

#20YearsOfPlay - Lasting Memories Of The Original PlayStation

This has made us all feel very old, you know.

Twenty years of PlayStation is a milestone that deserves to be celebrated. And to think that the original PlayStation might never have come about had Nintendo not made the most colossal douche-move of their existence.

Of the course of nearly an hour, we look back on our first dealings with Sony's little grey box of tricks, and reflect on the gaming experiences that have stayed with us over the years. We pick apart the top ten PSOne games list I ran a few days back, and look at some of the titles that didn't quite make the grade, before looking at the legacy of the original PlayStation and how, even twenty years ago, Sony were espousing their #4thePlayers mentality.

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X10  Dec. 5, 2014 at 08:17

What move was it that Nintendo made to bring about the rise of the Playstation?

JonLester  Dec. 5, 2014 at 09:56

In a VERY short version: Nintendo commissioned Sony to make them a new console disc solution, then pulled out of the deal at the last minute leaving Sony out of pocket and humiliated with only a prototype to show for it. Admittedly this was partly due to the contract giving Sony too much control, but the way they handled it was seriously underhanded.

So rather than taking it lying down, Sony decided to use their manufacturing and licensing capabilities (plus knowledge that many devs were sick of cartridges) to give Ninty a bloody nose in one of the most brutal corporate revenge stories in videogame history.

I've GROSSLY oversimplified that, btw.

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