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Your Top 5 PlayStation Moments

Such a category is immensely subjective in just about every way; hence, the title "Your Top 5 PlayStation Moments."

I'll be kicking things off with my top 5 moments from the three PlayStation eras. As PlayStation is celebrating its 15th birthday, it only makes sense to pay homage.

5. Uncharted 2

It's a moment in and of itself. I loved the first but the sequel took everything to another level; a level I honestly didn't expect to see from video games just yet. With Hollywood-caliber performances, almost unparalleled visuals, and an adventure that was beautifully paced and a pleasure from start to finish, Naughty Dog outdid themselves. I have to say it's my favorite memory of this generation. For the record, I'd also like to add that I really like the addition of demos to the gaming world...if we had had the opportunity to sample before playing from the comfort of our own homes 20 years ago, that would've been amazing.

4. Nailing down 200.6% in Symphony of the Night...without looking at the map

I suppose quite a few people managed to net the maximum map coverage in the best Castlevania ever, but I'm wondering if any have managed to do it without once looking at the castle map. It requires knowledge of every last secret area, plus hoping you utilized the wolf well enough in the water to open up the tricky spots. Still one of my favorite games ever, I didn't really plan this feat; it just sort of popped into my head one day a few years after it came out. I play the game at least once a year and I realized I really didn't need the map, anymore...the only question was whether or not I could get absolutely everything without double-checking. Well, it has been done. And I reveled in that end theme song afterward. :)

3. Wandering through Liberty City in GTAIII

In all honesty, I wasn't sure about all the hype. But when I got it home, I just started to wander around and explore...and I will always remember that. It was a living, breathing world, the likes of which we really hadn't seen up until that time, and it just kept getting bigger and more dynamic as one continued to explore. I think I spent hours just driving around looking at everything. It wasn't like the MMOs that already existed; it was a modern city that actually felt like a virtual city. Today, it would appear dated and archaic but Grand Theft Auto III really did something special, especially for me.  Just so mind-blowing.

2. Taking down the WEAPONs in Final Fantasy VII

When I first played through it, I was only interested in exacting revenge for Aeris' death; i.e., Sephiroth had to go down as fast as humanly possible. But the next time through - and every time through after that - both Emerald and Ruby needed to die. It required a lot of time, patience, and a good deal of checking guides and FAQs, but it was oh so worth it. And don't try to tell me all that Chocobo-related work for Knights of the Round was possible without a few hints; it was just way too obscure; especially the breeding part. Of course, you can beat the WEAPONs without KotR but I always wanted to be all powerful in my RPGs, so it wasn't an option. I needed to be a God.

1. The perfect save in Final Fantasy Tactics

Now, bear in mind that this is my definition of a perfect save. For me, I maxed all the Job classes with the five characters I would always have in my party (not maxing every Job for every character in the game, which is entirely pointless), did all the side-quests and found all the secrets (Nelveska Temple, Deep Dungeon, Cloud, etc.), and of course, made my party invincible and diverse. Technically, a couple Wizards with Math Skill and some Mimes are probably the most powerful, but what fun is that? No, I wanted to take advantage of the Job variety and still be unbeatable. It actually took me some time to get the exact save I wanted. :)

Now, what's yours?

9/10/2010 Ben Dutka

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Comments (150 posts)

Nickjcal
Friday, September 10, 2010 @ 9:43:06 PM
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Well i dont really feel like thinking of 5 but heres my numb 1. Trading in my xbox 360 for my ps3 and turning it on for the first time haha

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Scarecrow
Friday, September 10, 2010 @ 10:28:18 PM

lol, that's a great feat right there

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TheCrazyMerc
Friday, September 10, 2010 @ 10:34:52 PM

Dude u and me both, I had the same moment too. And I gotta tell ya, it was wonderful.

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Nickjcal
Sunday, September 12, 2010 @ 8:44:46 PM

that might be the highest number of thumbs up ive seen on this site hahaha

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Riku994
Friday, September 10, 2010 @ 9:49:29 PM
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I don't know what order to put mine into except for number one.

Getting 3 perfect files in Sonic 3 & Knuckles on Sonic Mega Collection + (Sonic & Tails, Knuckles, and Tails, all super emeralds found), fully completing Kingdom Hearts (and like, 99% of KH2, I couldn't be bothered to level up pointless summons), unlocking the full dragovian armor in DQ8, defeating Nine-Tails in Megaman X Command mission, and of course...... Legend of Dragoon. Anyone who reads my posts knows I'm obsessed with it, and obviously for good reasons. I play the game at least once a year, like Ben with Symphony of the night, and my overall time always gets better. My combination of Dart, Rose and Haschel never fails, and I always get one step closer to mastering all of their additions. I truly adore that game, and unless FFv13 is the absolute masterpiece I hope it will be, LoD will always be my favorite game.

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mexgeo86
Friday, September 10, 2010 @ 10:08:51 PM
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1) Purchasing ps1 with Gran Turismo
2) Multiple playthroughs through Legend of Dragoon and Legend of Legaia (on ps1 & ps3)
3) Getting a ps2 with GT3
4) Being able to play online multiplayer for the first time via the PSN
5) Using the ps3 for more than games: online browser, music player, blu-ray player

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godsman
Friday, September 10, 2010 @ 10:16:09 PM

Something tells me GT5 will hit your top 5 list when it releases

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Riku994
Friday, September 10, 2010 @ 10:17:53 PM

Thumbs up for LoD.

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manofchao5
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 11:31:24 AM

1. owning a playstation
2.enjoying spyro and tomb raider
3. playing the jak/daxter series and truly understanding the ending
4.gran turismo 3/4
5. buying the ps3 completely with my own money and loving the hell outta uncharted 2

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Sancho
Friday, September 10, 2010 @ 10:15:13 PM
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I'll just say my #1 experience with Playstation, was when a female gamer I met playing online got on the PSN chat and pleasured herself for me.

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Riku994
Friday, September 10, 2010 @ 10:19:40 PM

.....Well then....

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, September 10, 2010 @ 10:26:35 PM

How can you be certain it was a female?

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GuernicaReborn
Friday, September 10, 2010 @ 10:27:26 PM

Wow, same thing happened to me in a taco bell.

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Scarecrow
Friday, September 10, 2010 @ 10:30:12 PM

And please don't say "she sent me a picture"

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, September 10, 2010 @ 10:41:17 PM

...not sure we needed to know that. LOL

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Shams
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 12:13:57 AM

"It's a trap!!!"

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bigrailer19
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 1:56:10 AM

Good times.

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Sancho
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 7:17:57 AM

Lmao, no pictures, in fact she was very paranoid I had my system hooked up to a recording device. Actually I do have a picture of her face on a sackboy costume in LBP now that I think about it. I saw vageena World she was definitely female ;)

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Pandacastro
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 3:17:01 PM

LOL you were doing that in a kid's game

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Nlayer
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 9:17:13 PM

The Playstation 3 really does let you do everything! :D

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, September 10, 2010 @ 10:26:04 PM
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So hard to choose but I'll try.

5) Finally leaving behind the idea that Nintendo or Sega would ever dominate my gaming world again and embracing the PS1. The N64 and Saturn got sold off after that.

4) Realizing that we had actually reached a point where home gaming consoles consistently beat out arcade games in graphics. Although this led to the ultimate demise of arcades, it was a telling PS2 moment.

3) GTAIII, like Ben said it was a living breathing modern city in which I could do whatever I wanted no matter how horrible. This game introduced me to what real social gaming is, not some multiplayer over-the-internet crap but a few guys passing the controller around between drinks and bong hits to see who can get the best police chase going.

2) Getting my PS3. Sure I was like 26, but I asked for it for christmas for a specific reason (besides being a broke college student). Opening a gaming system on Christmas has always been a fun moment, and my PS3 made me feel like a kid again, if only for a moment.

1) Final Fantasy VII, it had been a while since I had been into RPGs. Or games for that matter, a couple times in my life I spent time away from games just living life but when I played FFVII it changed my life. No kiddin' round. It made me think a lot. Ever since I can find wisdom and philosophy in just about anything.

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Scarecrow
Friday, September 10, 2010 @ 10:32:07 PM

Thank god consoles hit a point where Arcade machines were inferior.

Was never into the whole Arcade scene at all. It wasn't fun at all, wasting a lot of quarters, and the games were purposely made to be twitch-gaming experiences. Sorry to say but some games were made to empty your pockets as quick as possible. Though the fighters were legit, most of them anyway.

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Qubex
Friday, September 10, 2010 @ 10:38:26 PM

World, you should have kept your Sega and Nintendo hardware as collector's pieces.

I think you sell them off at a decent price today. Collectors love these old machines, especially if you had looked after them. I understand though, you may had to sell them to get into the PlayStation world...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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main_event05
Friday, September 10, 2010 @ 11:14:07 PM

Arcades are one of the main reasons I plan on moving to Japan. I wish we had more of them in the states other than those complete excuses we have in the malls. But the Arcade to me was a place where you could go and just be surrounded by seeming like minded people.

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Scarecrow
Friday, September 10, 2010 @ 10:35:11 PM
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5 is just way too short of a list...

1. Playing MGS1, breathtaking in every sense of the word

2. Burning the streets of Gran Turismo (all of them)

3. Street Fighter (no need to say anything else)

4. Final Fantasies (minus XIII, that's not even a FF)

5. ps3 and its games, it's just a whole new level beyond anything seen.

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Gone
Friday, September 10, 2010 @ 10:37:11 PM
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1. Getting all of the licenses from GT1.

2. Finishing FFVII after playing on and off for 10 years (school got in the way).

3. Giving up on SNES for the PS1.

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kevinater321
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 8:35:33 AM

I litteraly lol'd when you said that school got in the way, not it got in the way of school.

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CharlesD
Friday, September 10, 2010 @ 10:38:39 PM
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I greatly enjoy the completion of any game. However, my top 5 moments are hard to choose but I'll give it a rough guess.

5. Gallivanting around in GTAIV doing exactly as I pleased. This can be traded out w. the wide open expanses of RDR (similar experience)

4. All the crazy kills from Call of Duty multi-player, - Challenge: "Omnicide" - Kill entire team within 10 seconds. - (no camping :)) Gas Mask (kill enemy with throwing knife while blinded by flash-bang) no scopes, M9 30kill max in free-for-all etc.etc.

3. KZ2 bridge combat in the campaign. Very intense, definitely a great time. Best AI of it's time and a total blast

2. Heavy Rain completing it discovering a bunch of the story branches, getting to know the characters and really getting into the game

1. Tough call, but I will have to pick one of my favorite games and spending all the hours delving into the incredible story and amazing adventure of Uncharted 2.

The completion of MGSIV or FFXIII both belong somewhere in the extended version of the list.


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THEVERDIN
Friday, September 10, 2010 @ 10:39:57 PM
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The first Tomb Raider when you see the alien that mirrors your moves. I remember seeing it and started shooting and my wife said somethings killing you and it was me shooting the alien that was priceless, also when the dogs came through the window in RE.

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Temjin001
Friday, September 10, 2010 @ 10:42:04 PM
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Wow, what a toughie.

I think the absolute best time was the day when I finally got my PS3-Slim.
My phat-PS3 died in November of 2010. When I finally had enough free money to buy a replacement PS3 in February/March( I can't remember which month) I couldn't find a PS3 anywhere. They were so scarce. Gamestop even had long waiting lists. I routinely made phone calls to stores such as Best Buy with no luck. Days went on... After another downer round of phone calls, including Best Buy claiming nothing would come in for days, I decided to go to Best Buy anyway just to check out all their stuff. And to my complete and utter surprise they had a whole isle lined with PS3 Slims--an unexpected direct drop shipment. I was so over-joyed I walked around with a PS3_Slim in hand with a huge smile staggering around in disbelief.

Another great moment was beating one of the United States top 100 ranked Tekken 5: DR players online (I think he was lvl 81). It was a complete random match-up and he had a few thousand more matches under his belt and a great winning average. After a long 5 round match, I came out on top with the win WOOT!!! Too bad my respect for the guy went down the tubes when he sent me a hate-message for having beat him =p




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rossinator_99
Friday, September 10, 2010 @ 11:52:02 PM

are you from the future? november 2010 hasn't happened yet... lol hello, mcfly!

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Shams
Friday, September 10, 2010 @ 11:54:03 PM

Dayum! Who's your Tekken character of choice?

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Temjin001
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 2:26:43 AM

rossinator, doh, my cover is blown and my flux-capacitor is broken. suck =/


Shams, Heihachi is my main man. I'm okay with several others, too. While I've been playing Tekken since the original, T3 at the arcades is when my competitive years began. At our local arcade I competed in a couple T3 tournaments taking 2nd and 1st place respectively for the two I entered. Having gained employment at this arcade I was no longer allowed to enter future tournaments, but that didn't stop me from training a friend of mine who went on to take first place in a following tourney =p

Granted, the general diversity and skill level of the typical Tekken player back then is generally not nearly as good as many of the PSN players I fight with. I really should give T6 some more time, there's a lot left for me too learn. All these other dang games are so distracting.

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Shams
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 3:44:37 AM

You totally deserve the title "master" then. Actually, something higher than that, like "sensei" or "seephu". By the way, Heihachi is pretty much the hard-hitting style i liked, though I tended to use Kazuya more so in T5:DR. I liked Dragonov, and Law, and I wanted to learn King, but discovered that Tekken was taking we too much of my time, so sadly, i left it :( I never got around to playing T6. What's your feeling about that one?

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Temjin001
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 10:33:40 AM

Yeah, Heihachi is a greet blend of speed and power. I also tend to prefer more direct fighting styles over the exotic ones of someone like Eddie etc.
I like T6, overall. It's great seeing the characters more detailed with all the kind of effects we're used to seeing from this gen of console--but what's with the low res? The animation is smoother, expanded moves list, and there's a healthy increase of characters to the roster. It's definitely a Tekken game.

T6, however, went a direction I'm not a big fan of: heavy emphasis on elaborate juggles. Basically, fighters that put too much weight on memorized button sequences that happen after a launcher are less my style. T6 definitely went more in this direction. Granted, it's hard getting much more than 70-90pts of damage on a single juggle outside of special and rarer circumstances, but I prefer the more balanced and down to earth approach in games like VF, the non-tag-SF games, and various prior Tekken installments.

None-the-less, Tekken 6 is Tekken, and it plays and feels like one. Namco has traditionally tinkered with combat formulas, often finding and refining what works best from the past and combining it with the new to make future installments. I'm sure T7 will fit their M.O. nicely.

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Superman915
Friday, September 10, 2010 @ 10:43:27 PM
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Off the top off my head...

-hearing Prodigy's Firestarter in Wipeout XL for the first time

-that scene in MGS 1 when that old guy hits Snake with his cane and you feel the Dual Shock vibrate

-beating my first Colosuss

-riding around in my Bike Deebo-style in San Andreas

-Finding out who the killer in Heavy Rain was

What an amazing 15 years.

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Gone
Friday, September 10, 2010 @ 11:00:13 PM

A few PS1 games you could put into a CD player and listen to the music - Wipeout XL, Jet Moto, Destruction Derby and a few others.

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Shams
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 12:04:29 AM

The Wipeout franchise is one of my biggest reasons as to why i heart the ps brand. XL was by far the most nostalgic experience. Not to underrate the other experiences...it's just a measure of how much i love those games...Uncharted 2 did for me on the ps3 what the Wipeouts did for me on the ps1.

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Temjin001
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 2:33:06 AM

Yeah, Shams I played WipeOut XL on the PSX until my eyes strained red. I loved the game--and where is it and T3 on PSN?!
I still like WipEout a lot but I feel the series sort of stagnated after XL. I didn't play 3, and Fusion was different, but I still liked it a lot. Then the series went on a several year hiatus.

WipEout HD is awesome. I just wish the game had some larger more open tracks. I think my twitch'n abilities just aren't up to snuff these days as I can't help but bounce into walls more than I'd like.

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Shams
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 3:56:46 AM

Once again, Sensei Temujin, my thoughts echo your own. I loved Wipeout. I adored XL. Wip3out was still awesome, Fusion might as well had been from an entirely different franchise, but was pretty fantastic. Pure was as much a return to the series as we could expect, and was my reason for picking up a PSP. Pulse was my first multiplayer addiction. HD/Fury was my secret reason for opting for a ps3 (that and the other sleeper hits that Sony is known for bringing to the table). Alas, we didn't get a disc-full release, but it still ranks as one of my favorite games this gen, and they were plenty of other titles that thankfully won my heart.

The game requires a lot more practice than the previous iterations, requiring tweaking the control settings, and a broken-in controller, and a lot more accuracy and timing. But being a Tekken champion, your reflexes are more than sufficient.

Tekken 3, after wipeout xl, also saw the most time in my ps1.

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Temjin001
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 11:29:28 AM

Yeah, maybe I should tweak my controls. What's your favorite vehicle class? The game can be so fast.

I really wish for a full-blown WipEout; I'd love to see in-cockpit view--though, it'd probably limit viewing too much.

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Shams
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 1:19:27 PM

My favorite ship throughout the series probably was AG-Systems, however, Piranha in XL, even being weaponless, was of course the beast, and the best. In HD/Fury, i currently prefer EG-X, but Icarus is of course the choice of weapon for setting new records. AG-Systems is still rad, and shape is a hidden stat that it also has going for it, as you can pass it through chicanes more easily. Goteki-45 is pretty insane, too, because of it's best acceleration stat.

Cockpit view is definitely most exhilarating (especially when performing roll-boosts), but since it's harder to gauge the distance between your ship and the edge of the road, it's a harder to do combat while negotiating turns, but it's an advantage if you wish to set records. For multiplayer, i prefer close-up version of 3rd person view.

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Shams
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 1:29:21 PM

Keep the airbrake (l2 and r2) buttons sensitivity settings to 0 or close to it (which actually means keeping them most sensitive), and do the same with the acceleration button (x) (though i think the setting works inversely or opposite in the buttons case, meaning you have to boost it to 100% if i recall correctly)....other wise your fingers are going to hurt after long sessions, especially if you controller isn't broken in.

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Shams
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 1:32:33 PM

Oh, yes, and you may want to enable the motion controls for tilt, in certain situations. I know that for me, it was absolutely necessary for the beating-zico trophy.

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GuernicaReborn
Friday, September 10, 2010 @ 10:47:41 PM
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5- Playing Twisted Metal 2 at my friends house, it was my first experience with Playstation.

4- Getting 100% on Crash Bandicoot. It was the first game I owned for PS, and it took me, my brother and two of my friends about a month and a half to get 100%. While we were in the process of getting 100% we would have the game and the memory card with us at all times just in case.

3- Buying a PS2 at Sears with my own money that I made working 20 hours a week at 5.15 an hour. That was a good day. I took it home, hooked it up to my 13 inch TV I had in my room, and played Gran Turismo for hours.

2- My best friend and I were huge resident evil fans. RE came out in 1996 and the story of RE was set in the near future when it came out. So one day we pop the disc in and start a new game. We absolutely freaked out when the intro came up and it said July 1998, because at that moment it was July 1998.

1- MGS. It was easily the best experience I've had with playstation. No other game has sucked me in as much as that game did. There was just so much to do that it never got old. There was always something new. It also has my favorite boss battle(with Vulcan Raven, running through the big crates). Hell, I wasted hours just messing with the guards in the very first part of the game.

I noticed I don't have anything from this gen in the list. Its not that this gen hasn't been good or anything, I just have much fonder memories of gaming as a kid than I do as an adult. I think I just look at it differently. I still love to game, just not as much as I used to.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, September 10, 2010 @ 10:57:56 PM

Playing Twisted Metal 2 at a friend's house - constant co-op - would've been #6 for me. :)

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FatherSun
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 8:05:14 PM

When I usd to throw parties I always set up a room with a big screen where we would have unofficial tournaments. I had a club level sound sytem for the music and I would disable the ingame music in the and raise the sound effects crazy loud. It was madness. Lose a match pass, the controller. Street fighter! Then Twisted. In more ways than one

Talk about having friends over.

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Jawknee
Friday, September 10, 2010 @ 10:49:56 PM
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1. Defeating the Weapons in VII.
2. Defeating the Weapons in VIII.
3. Metal Gear Solid 4.
4. Uncharted 2.
5. God of War III, only because I never played a God of War game until I new III was coming out. There were to many oh sh!t moments to count.

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Temjin001
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 2:11:05 AM

Yeah, GoW3 was a huge deal. It ranks real high for me, too.
I have to say both Uncharted 2 and GoW3 were some of the more recent big wow moments. Largely because those were the first two games to really make me say, "WOW" again for the existing console generation. It's almost as if a newer more powerful console launched inside of the PS3.

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GuardianMode
Friday, September 10, 2010 @ 10:52:42 PM
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Tough, very tough to think just 5. Yet here goes.

5) Playing FFVII and heading to Jeuno for the first time. I thought to myself"That is one BIG Cannon." I still chuckle when I think about it.
4)In Legend of Dragoon finding out who Darts father was. I was like O M G! That hit me from left field.
3)Parasite Eve...The battle on the Nimitz....enough said.
2)FFVII....Aeris death......(sniff) I hit me hard and I still remember it clearly to this day.
1) Tomb Raider......T-Rex battle.......O.o! I did not expect that and it surprised me greatly.

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Riku994
Friday, September 10, 2010 @ 11:07:17 PM

I am going to thumbs-up anyone who mentions LoD. Any friend of LoD is a friend of mine :D

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main_event05
Friday, September 10, 2010 @ 11:08:02 PM
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Playing Resident Evil Outbreak File 1 online, and at the part in Scenario one where you have to jump across the rooftops, the guy I was playing with jumped short and was hanging and instead of trying to help him, I shot him, causing to fall and die.

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Shams
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 1:30:52 AM

LOL!

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main_event05
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 2:29:09 AM

other events include obtaining the Big Boss rank in MGS 4, earning the title of main_event in MGO, and becoming a Priest in Maplestory.

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Kiryu
Friday, September 10, 2010 @ 11:43:04 PM
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5.God of War ending The fight with ares was just perfect.

4.Metal Gear Solid 3 Ending was just so surprising and so emotional in Japanese!
That scene will stick with me forever

3.Yakuza 1 and Yakuza 2 wandering on in the city and completing superb side missions and dating hostesses and fight of bad guys and Playing the Endings.The Endings were just Awesome!I still can't stop playing these games

2.Metal Gear Solid 1 Ending when Master Miller reveals his true identity and i should Fight Rex and gray fox scenes.

1.Shadow of the Colossus and Ico.These games are so memorable.The Endings for these games are so emotional and memorable which made it so awesome.For me These games have the best endings in any game.

These are my top 5 but i also can add Uncharted 1 and Uncharted 2.These games have such a great journey and you really feel connected to the characters and the endings are so perfect.
And also Infamous Ending.That Just shocked me.Kessler Reveal.Infamous 2 will be awesome!


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Shams
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 12:21:35 AM

SOC was by far my favorite and most memorable ps2 experience (though I only got a chance to play it on my ps3 via b/c). I didn't manage to get my hands on Ico, but here's hoping for the Ico/SOC HD re-release on the ps3.

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Scarecrow
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 12:54:20 AM

It's not good I can't do it!

God, that game is a freaking masterpiece!

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Kiryu
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 1:19:58 AM

@Shams I really suggest you play Ico.Phenomenal Game!I really don't understand y people have played Shadow of the Colossus and not Ico.Ico is the game that started it all!
Also please play The Last Guardian which is more like Ico!

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ABUrabad
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 3:35:06 AM

I aslo keep saying that MGS3 has the best ever ending of all video games
im crying at this moment because of it again
(just kidding)

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laxpro2001
Friday, September 10, 2010 @ 11:48:08 PM
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5) Getting 100% Completion in Spyro the Dragon (or was it 101%?)
Basically I was pretty smart, or rather decent at problem solving for a 9 year old. Yes there were other games I 100% completed but this was the first and the most memorable.

4) My first RPG Experience; Legend of Legaia

3) Getting Dynasty Warriors 3 from my aunt and uncle, not knowing much about it, being confused how to play it, learning how to play it, loving every minute of it since. <3

I still have fond memories of the first time me and my brother played and beat a stage in free mode, the yellow turban rebellion. Took us what felt like forever but felt so accomplishing.

2) Emerging from the prison on Oblivion (first PS3 game) and just being stricken with awe at the beautiful vistas around me. (keep in mind this was my first HD game and I was used to Morrowind)

1) Kingdom Hearts 1. A game that had a story that honestly captured my heart and hasn't let it go.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 2:59:51 AM

don't be choked up brothers, I cried.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 12:26:46 AM
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The ultimate number 1: Omnislash on Sephiroth :()

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Shams
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 12:39:18 AM

Satisfying revenge for the murder of you-know-who. Speaking of you-know-who, her death scene probably ranks as #2 on account of the emotional impact that was never-before-delivered in a video game experience. I remember feeling awfully depressed.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 12:46:34 AM

Me too, and I had to stop playing at that point for sleep. The fact that the disc ended too was like wow what a punch in the gut.

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Shams
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 12:57:09 AM

I'm not gonna lie: i did get choked up.

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Highlander
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 1:37:21 AM

If you're referring to who I think you are referring, I was replaying that game a few months ago... I hit that scene (which I had forgotten about), and you know, I haven't played the game since, and won't. Yeah, I choked up. I won't play it any more though.

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main_event05
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 2:15:26 AM

I had had read that a few times cause I kept seeing Onimusha with Sephiroth. Being tired sucks.

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Alienange
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 1:01:26 AM
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In no particular order:

Completing Wetworks on Veteran with a friend.

The ending of SotC

Surviving Shock and Awe Extreme

Bringing home Dragon Quest VIII on day one

Pulling an all-nighter to play GoW from start to finish.


Honorable (non PS) moments:

The ending of Baldur's Gate II

Feeling extremely guilty for what I did to the Village of Mist in FFIV (2 on Snes)

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Lucifer
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 1:46:01 AM

I have to agree on defeating Wetworks. It took me and a friend nearly 50 tries one night to get that damn thing beaten, and at the end of it, relief.

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Hezzron
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 3:57:15 PM

Wetworks on vet drove me to drink.....but at least it's done.

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johnld
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 8:46:36 PM

i beaten wetworks on vet by myself. i actually beat most of the spec ops missions on vet by myself. the hardest part is the breaches. everything else i just decided to lure enemies into choke points like stairs. since the enemy count is set, i didnt need to think about endless enemy spawns. the only missions i had problems with was the mandatory 2 player missions (didnt find good players in the beginning) and the juggernaut mission at that shanty town. i did the other 2 juggernaut missions myself though, although i did spend a bit of time beating each level. i got tired of waiting for a second player who is pretty good and have good online connection. right now i'm just helping out people on my friendlist with spec ops missions.

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Underdog15
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 10:12:05 AM

I found the 2 jug missions easiest. I just cheesed them. lol. In the favela 10 jug explosives and knives only level, To the far left of the level is a room I locked myself in. I used two controllers by myself. One character lay on the ground where the jugs cant get them, while the other stands in the door way. Sure the guy in the door always dies, but his body blocks the jugs from getting in. I just constantly revive with the prone guy and shoot while still alive with the one in the doorway.

Cheap, but it works!

For the 15 jug on wetworks, I just kill the first one normally, then spawn the next one, sprint back to near the start, and snipe them as they round the corner.

Wetworks on vet i did solo in 1.5 minutes after a couple tries. Since there's a set amount of enemies that can stay alive, I only kill enough to open a path and sprint past everyone else. If you can get to the last breach with most enemies still kickin' around behind you, there will be NO enemies inside the final breach.

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Highlander
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 1:20:28 AM
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In no particular order

PS2 - Completing Xenosaga Ep1, 2 and 3
PS2 - Driving the Nordschleife in GT4
PS3 - 101% on Burnout Paradise
PS3 - Uncharted 2 (lots, train, monestary tower collapse, tank takedown, and many more...)
PS1/PSP - Replaying Final Fantasy VIII on the PSP and enjoying it *more* the second time around.

There are tons of other massive moments, but these are the ones that come to mind.

Other gaming moments of note...

N64 - Pod Racer. I've never played a faster racer of any kind.
PC - Doom, the first game, there was a level with a maze of corridors through a computer center, it's dark, and there are only occasionally flashes of light, and you're playing in a darkened room. One of your friends waits until you turn the corner and run into an enemy before jabbing you in the ribs.
Atari 2600 - A 8 hour marathon game of Missile Command.
Arcade - the original vector graphics Star Wars game, I got my best score ever and beat the top score on the machine. I can't remember how long it took, but I ended up just flying into obstacles because I couldn't face continuing. No matter how many times I played again, I never came close to equaling that performance.
BBC Micro (8-bit home computer) Elite - becoming E-L-I-T-E.
Atari 800 computer - Rescue on Fractalus.

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Shams
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 1:29:58 AM

I'm gonna try out Burnout:Paradise, then.

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frylock25
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 2:04:24 AM

burnout paradise is one of my favorite games this gen. i was put off at first by the lack of menus and what not but it really works. the free roaming did wonders for this series. the fact that it was so wonderfully taken care of after it came out is also another reason.

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JDC80
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 1:35:22 AM
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1.Leaving the Nintendo camp back in 1997 for a PSone and around Christmas of 1999 I got pretty much the sports games I asked for but got Resident Evil Director's cut from that moment on I got hooked on the series.

2. Beating Virgil in one try in Devil May Cry 3, got my girlfriend hooked to video games when I rented Kingdom Hearts and let her borrow it.

3. Grand Theft Auto San Andreas: I love Vice City but if you had to chose which one was better i would pick San Andreas for these reasons you can customize CJ and certain cars, travel to four cities and you can fly a plane.

4. Red Dead Redemption: What more can I say?

5.Uncharted 2: Proves why I waited for the first PS3 price dropped instead of getting a Xbox 360. Story, voice acting, great gameplay and graphics.

Bonus running the gauntlet of mini bosses on the final level of Ninja Gaiden Sigma without using health ups until running into the final final boss.

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Lawless SXE
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 1:56:06 AM
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The ending of MGS4 ranks up there. I cried in that graveyard.

Putting the last hundred dollars on my PS3 and taking it home. Ten weeks and a thousand dollars to pay it off, I was amped.

God of War III in HD. Only the second game that I played on the big screen and it blew my mind.

GTA: LC on the PSP. The same reason as Ben for GTAIII.

Finding PSXExtreme. Such a great site.

I've only been involved in gaming really for the last five years, so obviously recent memories. I'd probably think of some better, but I'm wrecked at the moment.
Peace.

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Highlander
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 2:27:49 AM

"Finding PSXExtreme. Such a great site. "

^^^^
THIS!

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FatherSun
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 10:22:55 AM

PSX Extreme. The first and only website that inspired me to not just comment but to also continue to do so and look forward to reading everyday. Bravo. Admins with brains and balls! Dont dare shutdown guys.

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frylock25
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 1:56:15 AM
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5. metal gear solid 4 most of the game itself but the part where you drive rex was so much fun and i never saw it coming.

4. ffvii was my first rpg. just sitting down and playing that game having never played an rpg before i was blown away. hooked and i had vii to play viii was out and ix was on the way. x came out before i could finish ix but i got the rest.

3. Uncharted 2 is an amazing game and really blew me away with the story and gameplay. the co-op was a lot of fun and really pulled me into online play.

2. MAG. playing a game on this scale and getting real people to actually listen to you as well as winning the game is a real challenge. the social part where i am on there with my friends even more so.

1. GTAIII was in its day unmatched for gameplay. i remember countless hours everyone getting a turn after the last person got arrested or killed. tryin to fly that stupid dodo, usin the tank cheat code, health armor and weapons and rollin out to take on the cops.


Little Big Planet is close probably at #6. only reason is the rest have more to do with strictly the gameplay. watching my kid play this game and playing with her is so much fun. i want her to get older and better so she will under stand it more. she is so excited for lbp2.

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bigrailer19
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 2:00:45 AM
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Theres too many good memories I guess 3 of the 5 though would be just egtting my very first PS1, then the PS2, and then the PS3.

After thats its all up in the air. I loved Socom on the PS2. I think I logged more hours into that game than any other, there was just nothing like it at the time with MP, and squad based gaming on a console. But God of War hit me with a bang as well. Then MGS4 was an epic way to go out in style. Uncharted 2 was simply an experience of a lifetime. While I never got so emotional towards a video game, with so many mixed feelings when ***SPOILER*** Marston was shot down towards the end of RDR! I know RDR is multiplat but it had such a huge impact on me, its ranking up there anyways!

I know I left stuff out but thats why im stopping here, see the list is to great. That just shows what Sony and the gaming industry has done.

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LittleBigMidget
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 2:03:41 AM
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1. Final Fantasy 7
2. Spider-Man PS1
3. MGS1
4.GTA SA
5. LittleBigPlanet

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7merida
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 2:14:06 AM
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I never owned PS1 Console but here is my 5 top playstation moments

5. buying my first playstation console which was a PS2 for my birthday n never looked back to nintendo

4. Playing my first and my favorite Final fantasy which was FFX and the reason why its my favorite not only it was a awesome game but also it introduced me to the Final Fantasy Franchise

3. Playing GTA San Andreas which was my first time playing a GTA game and loved how you could customize CJ

2. Saving up for 2 years to buy a ps3 and when that day happen it felt like the day i bought my first sony console and got back the feeling that how amazing playstation can be.

1. The MGS series: Psycho Mantis in MGS1 was one my favorite boss battles of all time, MGS2 my least favorite of the series but i like the last boss battle with Solidus, MGS3 the series that introduced me to the franchise and overall one of the best titles for PS2, MGS4 first PS3 game and my favorite game of all time, MGS PO one of the best games I have played in the PSP

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faraga
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 2:21:50 AM
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5: Back in 2004, I got my first PS2, with Driv3r. I know it's a crappy game, but I always used to play the first Driver over at a friend and now I was able to brag about having the third one.

4: NFS Underground 2, boy did I love that game. I even bought it a second time, because it was scratched and I wanted to play it over again.

3: F*cking around with cheats on GTA: San Andreas, damn, that game had a lot of those.

2: Burnout Paradise, with the highlights in chronological order: Getting the Platinum trophy; Getting the P12 Diamond (for completing all MP challenges); Getting every last trophy (including those of DLC that didn't count to Platinum); Completing the game 102%.

1: GTA IV. This is the one game in my collection that I put most hours in. I had a lot of fun with it, but the best part came when I went on a holiday to the USA, to a half sister who lived in DC, I also got to got to NYC on my own for a night (as a 16yo) and compare it to Liberty City.
Then, when I got back home in the Netherlands, the Episodes just came out, which included a mod for the Rotterdam Tower (ingame Empire State Building) that made it possible to stand on the very top. I spent about half an hour just standing there, only touching the right thumbstick, and zooming in on my sniper rifle every now and then.

Another great gaming moment I had was playing Roller Coaster Tycoon, which unfortunately only exists for the PC. I might just have spent more time playing this game than GTA IV, but I'm not sure.

Edit: I just noticed I forgot putting in getting my PS3, connecting it to the internet and playing Motorstorm, being blown away by its graphics.

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Qwarktast1c
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 2:56:38 AM
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I'm a little late to the party but here it goes!

I'm gonna start with an honorable mention first.
LBP takes this cake, because I just love how you can make almost anything

side note: I have an awesome Mortal Kombat level based on Deception's konquest mode in the works, but I might wait till LBP 2 comes out to release it. just to put some more bells and whistles on it.

Hope you guys keep an eye out for it :D


and now the real list:

#1. Final Fantasy X.

My first FF. It was an amazing experience, and is still my favorite FF out of all the ones I've played (VII,VIII,X-2)
I have almost EVERYTHING in that game, as a result off many hours poured into constant fighting. I still remember when I beat Nemesis at the monster arena. The only thing that I never achieved was getting the Jecht shot 2, even though I had I think a perfect record in matches :)


#2 Ratchet & Clank

I loved this game and every one of its sequels (why else would my name be "Qwarktast1c" ?).
I remember when my brother had gotten a demo of the first R&C in the mail from PSU or something, and I played that demo for hours! And when I got the real game it was no different. Just hours and hours of Ratchet goodness.


#3 God of War

This game... idk man... this game f****d my s***. I mean when I first played I was like "WOAH this is amazing!!! OH he just made that hydra's head into a shish kebab!!" LOL
All of 3 of them were awesome.


#4 Kingdom Hearts 1&2

Fan-freakin-tastic. I mean come on. It's disney and FF kicking some heartless ass!! Pretty much completed both fully (unless you count Gummi ship stuff).
I'd say the highlight of both of them was beating Sephiroth, especially in the first one, cause he was freakin hard! >:(


#5 Getting my PS2 for Christmas

This makes the list because it was the first game system
I had that was mine. Had some memorable gaming moments with that machine, and it still works.
My PS3 is kinda like a runner up for this, but still an amazing moment. Sadly though my first PS3 had to be shipped off to Sony, then my refurbished one wich lasted a good 2 years got YLOD. Even though I fixed it a couple times, it just finally bit the dust. So now I have my Slim.


to quote Maechen from FFX,
"And that, as they say, is that."

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Dante399
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 3:15:07 AM
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Okay here's my list:
5) In SOTN Castlevania The moment I discovered the other castle after playing the dmn game for about 5 times before.
4) When I played Resident Evil 2 the demo
3) The moment I got the Golden Chocobo in FF7 XD
2) The time I slayed the Rathalos in Monsterhunter 1
1) The time I got Tekken 5 : )

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ABUrabad
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 3:26:03 AM
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#1 when my Mom came back from the US as she was holding our play station one
#2 finishing metal gear solid 3
#3 buying metal gear solid 4 just after buying my ps3
#4 watching my Mom wrecking my Ps2 in front of me by mistake (which was my worst moment)
#5 killing Reddek at Killzone 2 at the hardest level (it was so f***ing hard)

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ABUrabad
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 3:47:30 AM

beside that I have a lot of great memories like finishing GT1, playing burn out paradise its the longest game i have ever played (145 hours i think of gameplay even after getting the 101%), winning against my friend at PES at PS1 in a 9 games match after he were winning in 4 winning streaks at the beginning,getting my first game by mail (which it was alone in the dark inferno )which ment that i can buy ps3 games over seas for much cheaper price than here at my country at retailer stores,finishing crash bandicot 3 with a 100%save , and when bunch of my friends came at my home to play my ps3 for the first time

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Snaaaake
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 4:22:52 AM
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1) Bought a console to call my own, the Playstation 3.

2) Playing Shadow of the Collossus, I was in awe at the game for the whole time.

3) Final Fantasy X, my game of the decade. My biggest "WOW" moment was the first CGI I saw for the PS2, when Tidus was resting before his Blitzball match. Then suddenly "Otherworld" plays and my jaw dropped until Tidus fell down.

4) First time play God of War and I was shocked at how violent it was, but I got used to the violence eventually and that shock became a love for violent video game. And no, I'm not a mindless killer that goes on a rampage.

5) Finally defeated a level 4000 Baal in Disgaea, I spent over 200 hours on this game.

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Snaaaake
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 8:49:19 AM

It's been a long time since I last played it so I don't remember that line.
Ahh, the good old days of Final Fantasy.

FFX was a contender for game of the generation yet FFXIII is doubtful for game of the year.

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___________
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 5:06:11 AM
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5th would be getting 100% in crash 3, i mean everything including the hidden crystals in the secret room.
4th would be getting 100% in CTR, nitro oxide was so freaking hard!!!!!!!
3rd would be finishing KZ2 on elite. now that one was a b*tch, second hardest thing ive ever done!
2nd would be beating goro in MK2 i think it was.
1st would be beating goro, kintaro and shao kahn in mortal kombat shaolin monks WITHOUT THE HEALTH UPGRADE!!!!!!!
now that was seriously hard, by far the hardest thing i have ever done!
most people finished it by going into the secret dungeon and lifting the health upgrade, that way once there low on health during battle they can just collect it.
i did not, i took the mans way out and defeated 3 of the worlds hardest bosses WITH ONE BAR OF HEALTH!
i was bragging about it for weeks......... still am!

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Vivi_Gamer
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 5:13:49 AM

Ahhhh but to complete Crash 3 fully you have to get 105% ;)

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Vivi_Gamer
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 5:13:19 AM
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1. Witnessing the Final Fantasy VIII introduction for the first time!

2. Multiplayer on Crash Team Racing

3. Resident Evil 3: Nemisis - I was in the cop station and Nemisis burst through the window, i ran into the U shaped hallway running away from him, then suddenly the camera changed and i was in the middle of a pile of 7+ zombies! whilst being eaten by then Nemisis was still relentlessly after me. he chucked one of the zombies out of the way followed by another, then got out his rocket launcher and fired, hit it another zombie! I managed to fight one of but then Nemisis got his rocket launcher again and hit me, very intense stuff!

4. My 1st playthrough of Heavy Rain.

5. MGS3 Online - oh how i miss it.

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ChronowerX_GT
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 5:32:43 AM
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My top 5.
5. Trying out the dual shock controller for the first time. 13 years later and the design is relatively unchanged. A testament to how good the design is.

4. Metal Gear Solid. I've never played a game quite so epic and engrossing. You actually just play this to watch the beautiful cut scenes and engrossing storylines.

3. Logitech driving force pro. I've gotta say it really made GT so much more realistic and fun. I wouldn't mind a G27 though.

2. The first time I experienced GTA Vice City. I hadn't played GTA 3 before that but that living breathing city, 80's radio stations, the characters and just the most amazing atmosphere. Defiantly one of my fondest memories. Crusing the streets in a Phoenix whilst listening to Blondie :P GTA IV brought the game up another notch. Combine GTA IV with Vice City and you've got a winner.

1. Playing Gran Turismo for the first time back in '97. I was just blown away with how photo-realistic the whole thing looked and the huge selection of cars. Sure, it may not look that great now but it paved the way for the most awesome racing series every. I'm still playing GT4 and absolutely can't wait till November the 3rd.

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JackC8
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 7:02:15 AM
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5) Drakan The Ancient Gates - my very first PS2 game. Those analog sticks made the action so much more fast paced and fun!

4) The gambit system in Final Fantasy XII. That was the perfect gameplay mechanic - 20 hours to learn, another 80 hours to master. It was simple at first, and grew more complex at the perfect rate so that I could understand it. Kept my mind wonderfully occupied for the whole 96 hours. Watching my party members do what I wanted them to do - and having it work - that was so cool.

3) Spending about 200 hours with Need For Speed Shift. The core gameplay was just so darned fun - learning all those tracks, racing in hi-def for the first time; I just couldn't get enough of it.

2) Playing through Dead Space. Alien and Aliens are basically my favorite movies of all time, and that game is like being in one of those movies. Just loved every minute of it.

1) Back in the PS1 days, I didn't have the internet or read any gaming magazines, so I just bought whatever game had the biggest display in the store. A few years later I finally got the internet and looked up some game reviews. That made me get Fear Effect 2: Retro Helix. Wow! What a quantum leap beyond anything I'd experienced before.

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tridon
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 8:01:27 AM
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What a cool and unique idea! I have six favourite ones out of my HUNDREDS of PS memories. These are the ones most frequently in my mind...

6 -- Going into work the day after finally completing 'Shadow of the Colossus' and telling everyone who played video games about it. It kinda went like this: "Who sleighed the two-story-high colossus? This guy right here! Oh, yeah!!!"

5 -- My Mom picking me up after school because she needed to go to Zellers to get something and she was in the area. While in Zellers, I asked her if I could go look at the video games (I had just bought my PS1 a few months prior). She said I could. After a while, she came to get me because I was taking too long. I was still staring at that glorious PlayStation cabinet. She asked if there was any games in there that I wanted and I said there was at least two and that they were both on sale. She said that if I buy one, she'd buy the other for me. I bought 'The Fifth Element', a semi-fun game at the time that I ultimately ended up getting rid of because the cheap deaths within it drove me nuts. My Mom bought me 'Spyro the Dragon'. That was the first PS1 game that I still own today. I ended up buying the entire trilogy. That was a good day for me.

4 -- When I was growing up, my parents owned a small convenience store in the country. I remember asking my Mom if I could sell my PS1 games that I didn't like in the store and she told me that I could as long as I didn't mix my money in with the cash register. So here I was, 15 or 16 years old, with a display of PS1 games for sale sitting beside the front door as you left the store. I sold every single one of them. Made around $5-10 more selling them than I would trading in each copy at EB. I took all my money and went pre-order crazy the next day.

3 -- In the fall of 2001, I was now done in high school but my brother and sister were still there. I remember after getting off from my classes in college, I went and picked up my pre-ordered copy of 'Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty'. After I held it in my hands and stared at it for a few moments, I drove past my old high school at the end of the day to pick up my brother and sister. When all my brother's friends came outside, I started to honk my horn at them and wave my copy of MGS2 out the window. They were all SUPER jealous! When I eventually got home, I played that game every spare moment I had for three days straight. It wasn't as good as the original game, but it was still the best-looking game I had ever played up to that point.

2 -- In the summer of 1998, I finally did the impossible; I talked my parents into letting me get a PlayStation. Yes, I had to buy it with my own money, but we already had a bunch of Nintendo systems in the house and they were skeptical of inviting another one in. We went to Wal-Mart to make the purchase. I had enough to buy the console, an extra controller, one full-priced game and one $30-priced game. The worker took the system out of the cabinet and asked me which games. Being a huge Marvel fan, I chose 'Fantastic Four' as my full-priced game. It was a fun game when playing multi-player, but I ended up getting rid of it once it was beaten. The cheap game that I chose was 'Crusader: No Remorse'. What a pile of dung that ended up being. Safe to say, both games ended up in my parents' store for sale. My Dad was astonished that the NASCAR franchise was on the PlayStation, so he purchased 'NASCAR '98' himself. He also bought the second controller so he could play with me. We went home and hooked it all up. We ended up going through the demo disc that came with the system first. My parents were amazed by how crazy the graphics were compared to the Nintendo. I think all of us were hooked on that system for the weekend. I played mostly, but everyone else was watching. One of my best gaming memories ever, and the one that made me the PlayStation-fan-for-life that I am today.

1 -- Shocking that buying my first PlayStation isn't #1, eh? No, number one is the day that I purchased the best game of all time; 'Metal Gear Solid'. It was Christmas 1998 and I had MGS on my Christmas list (along with a bunch of other games, of course). MGS just came out in November and I was going to buy it myself, but I decided to wait for the holidays. Come Christmas day and yes, I received a lot of things that I asked for (game-wise, I received 'WWF War Zone' from parents and 'R4: Ridge Racer Type-4' from my sister), but there was no MGS to be found. I told my parents that I loved my gifts but since I never received MGS, I would like to go buy in on the 27th (stores were actually not as greedy back then and stayed closed on Boxing Day). Come the 27th and there I was at Wal-Mart once again. I bought MGS and went home. I played through that game non-stop. It was literally the best game I had ever played. The story and voice-acting were something that I had never experienced before, and the gameplay was overly addictive. To this day, it's still my favourite game only second to 'Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots' (come on... Shadow Moses as a level... how is that not deadly?). And that, my friends, is my #1 PlayStation moment.

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Snaaaake
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 8:23:04 AM

Thanks for sharing with us, looks like this ain't just your best playstation moment, it's also you best memories.

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Simcoe
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 1:50:19 PM

Zellers! Man alive, how many Hosers do we have here?!

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 @ 12:16:29 AM

tridon,
Now, those were some truly awesome moments worth reading
!!!(not to say that all the other weren't)!

Thanks for sharing!!!!

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packersfan66
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 8:29:30 AM
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1-5 - EVERYTHING

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Snaaaake
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 8:40:36 AM

Great answer!!

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Fane1024
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 2:14:30 PM

It only does it.

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Danny007
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 9:55:36 AM
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The best moment of Uncharted 2 was watching E3 09 and seeing the gameplay video and going HOLY CRAP!! This is the gameplay?!

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SubjectiveTruth
Sunday, September 12, 2010 @ 8:31:05 AM

That was definatly pretty awesome, but not top five for me.

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SubjectiveTruth
Sunday, September 12, 2010 @ 8:31:29 AM

That was definatly pretty awesome, but not top five for me.

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www
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 10:06:11 AM
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1. GTA III, Vice City & San Andreas : To me the best things that ever happened in videogames.

2. Final Fantasy X : The storyline, SOUND and graphics blew me away.....

3. Uncharted 2 : Best exclusive ever!

4. Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater : My first MGS. With an epic story.

5. Hating on the PSOne because I was a Nintendo 64 fanboy :P
But now I don't back no console, I give credit where credit is due.

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Underdog15
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 10:27:38 AM
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Hey Ben,
The chocobo sage in FF7 over time will tell you exactly how to breed a golden chocobo. You just need to take info back to the girl in the choco farm. She'll record it, and ask for more info.

Eventually with the combination of the sage's wisdom and the girls break-down, you learn how to get a golden chocobo.

Edit: Basically, you need to fly from the sage's house to the chocobo farm back and forth... back and forth... a bunch of times.

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FatherSun
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 10:50:28 AM
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I wont number my choices.

FFVII. This was not a game. It was an experience. It made me actually feel for the characters. The first game to do so. Didnt think it was possible.

Purchasing my PS3 day 1 with and opening the box and finally getting connected. Downloaded every demo from the PS store. Took forever but just knowing the potential of the system was all I needed.

Uncharted 2. My whole family watched me play this game. Wife 2 boys and daughter. Anything we do together is great especially if it involves my favorite pastime.

Debating as a kid if I should buy the SEGA master system or the NES. Got the SEGA but wasnt sure if I made a mistake. Got home and my mother had the Nintendo waiting for me. She was psychic! Enjoyed both machines.

Metal Gear. Nuff said!





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Underdog15
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 10:54:45 AM
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5. I was saving up for an N64. Then my cousin visited from Ontario (grew up in Nova Scotia) and brought his PS1 and FF7 over. I tried out FF7 for the first time on his PS1, and in my first sit down, played 8 straight hours! An amount of time I'd never played straight before in my life! (I'd already played FF6 (FF3) on my SNES)

I put my savings towards a Playstation.

4) Getting the Un-Official PS magazine that always came with a demo disk! Oh so many titles I got to try!!

3) Xenogears. That experience alone was greater than any RPG experience I've ever had. I became obsessed! I bought the soundtrack, even!

2) Camping outside an EBgames with my friend starting at 9pm the night before to nab myself a pre-order of the PS3. My friend didn't want one, but he came along for a second PS3 we split on and sold on EBAY. We managed to sell our pre-order a week before release for a WHOPPING $3,200 on EBAY! We split it down the middle. (People did the exact thing the year before for the XBOX360, so we figured we could do the same thing!) I used my profits to pay for my PS3, some games, and accessories. It also paid for my books the next semester of university!

1) Every single RPG experience on the PS2. From Kingdom Hearts to Dragon Quest 8 to FFX and many many many more. The PS2 was a giant for RPG's. Best video game era for me ever!

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Skatejimmy5
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 11:35:50 AM
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In no particular order:

- Completing EVERYTHING in Oblivion (including all factions, sidequests, the main quest, the arena and exploring EVERY cave and cavern, reading ALL the books and maxing out to level 56 or something like that). You don't want to see my play time... :P

- Trying out the SIXAXIS for the first time in Call of Duty 3.

- Receiving the first PlayStation on my 8th birthday, along with Gran Turismo 5 and Mickey's Wild Adventure.

- The disappointment when my mother forbid me to play GTA at the age of 9.

- The excitement when I turned 15 and I finally was allowed to play GTA and such titles.

- Getting my first platinum trophy (Fallout 3).

- Playing Guitar Hero for the first time, which turned into a big loss. I got about 40% or something. :P

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SolidFantasy
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 11:38:08 AM
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5)Trying to find and solve the strangest and most difficult side quest on FFVIII

4) Watching my cousin's older brother play FFVII for the first time and being dumbfounded at what and expansive and beautiful world games can provide. (and later on getting the game my self and hearing the calming theme to Aeris's house in Midgar)

3) spending day after day in the hot summer in my Grandmother's basement playing Twisted Metal 2 co/op with my cousin.

2) Hours on hours of co/op mode with all the cheats including mega damage in TM3 with my best friend... man I can't wait for the new TM.

1) MGS2: Once I got into Arsenal Gear as Raiden and the story took an exponential plot twist and started to screw with my head. That was point that reminded me once again that video games really do have a lot more to offer society.


Nice article Ben. I'm a big fan of nostalgia so there are probably some moments in this generation that could make the top five, but there not classic enough yet.

Just a thought: PSX should do a top 10 video game quotes article. I could through some in there.

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LightShow
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 11:41:24 AM
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5) playing Jak and Daxter (EDIT the precursor legacy) for the first time. The first thing even close to an open world i'd played, and the environment and music cemented it as a classic for me. I still play through it 100% every christmas eve.

4) playing Uncharted in front of my ever-frugal dad on christmas day and having him say "i always used to think your playstations were toys, but THAT. Thats awesome."

3) Flying down the BIG mountain backcountry in SSX3. My little brother still plays it often.

2)Playing Ratchet and Clank ToD and having my mom sit down on the couch with some popcorn, only to ask "wait, we are watching a movie, right?"

1) Beating Kingdom Hearts 2 100% on expert. Kingdom hearts was a big deal for a long time for me and my brother (and most of my relatives), none of them ever matched me. you cant buy those bragging rights.

inFamous gets an honorable mention here as my all time favorite PS3 game. you cant top it in my book.

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sunspider13
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 12:31:28 PM

#2 is so awesome.

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Scarecrow
Sunday, September 12, 2010 @ 3:33:45 PM

Man I really like your taste in games. Love the hell out of Precursor Legacy.... I still wish they would have made another Jak but without guns, instead of that racing game they made after Jak3.

Anyway, great memories right there

Oh yes! SSX3 was awesome. If only it had more characters. It had plenty, but I wanted more! I also wanted more levels...

Love snowboarding games..., really miss the Cool Boarder series. Sony should bring it back....imagine real next-gen snow!?

SSX was cool, but Cool Boarder was the real deal!

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Random_Steve
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 11:42:02 AM
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can't name 5, but opening up my PS1 on christmas with Crash Team racing has to be the best

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A2K78
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 11:44:09 AM
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as much as I like my Playstation consoles, they would never replace the NEO, Saturn and Dreamcast as the definative place for hardcore gamer.

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Underdog15
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 12:33:54 PM

so, you have no top 5 playstation stories?

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Simcoe
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 12:00:16 PM
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1. GTAIII, the whole reason I became interested in video games again after my NES.

2. Burnout Paradise, completed it to 102%. Never had as much fun with online gaming as I did with Burnout Paradise.

3. Replacing my 19" tube tv for a 24" 1080p LCD...wow just wow!

4. Uncharted 2, stunning graphics, beautiful scenery, especially that tiny Himalayan village (Chapter 16).

5. MGS4. Need I really say more?

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Highlander
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 2:43:20 AM

How often do you go back to it? I pop the disc in every now and again for a bit of Nostalgia. It's still incredibly fun despite the fact that I know that game so well I could almost drive it blindfold. LOL!

Did you ever do a speed run to 100%?

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Simcoe
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 9:13:21 AM

To be honest, it has been quite some time since I last played it (sometime prior to this past June).

Regarding a "speed run" do you mean seeing how fast you can complete the offline game? No, I never did try that, a combination of reasons, but it mainly came down to time, I just didn't have a lot of free time, especially back then. What was your fastest time?

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sunspider13
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 1:11:28 PM
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Better late than never.

Runners up (five? can't do it, lol)

10. FFVIII. Don't get me wrong, I do like VII, I wouldn't have done everything if I didn't. But VIII had me from the opening.

9. Hunting for rare drops in C:SotN.

8. Getting DMC3 day it came out, getting home putting it in and not stopping until I had to be in to work in 3 hours, lol.

7. Putting in Uncharted 2 and my jaw dropping when I saw Chole for the first time. And everything else.

6. Playing Dead Space. Favorite parts? Going into vacuum and only hearing your footsteps and your breathing.

The good stuff...

5. Hearing the radio for the first time in Silent Hill. By myself at night, volume up. Played until 9am THEN went to sleep.

4. The load sequence for MGS4. And the start up screen. The music, the camera pan, seeing Snake. Then advertising! The whole game is brilliant.

3. The start-up screen for the original PS. Seeing that for the first time made go, "...ooh shinny". Haven't looked back since.

2. Playing Omega Boost and loving every minute of it. That game convinced two of my friends to get a Playstation.

1. The GoW series. Everything. For a mythology nut like me this was a dream come true.

Thanks Sony for contributing to some good memories and experiences.

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j howlett
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 2:13:16 PM
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just some random moments in my playstation history. completing the 99 ninja challenge in bushido blade. playing the mgs demo over and over till i got the game and not getting into the game for awhile till an older friend in highschool came over and i beat in 2 and a half days. i rented blood omen: legacy of kain from a video store a few times in a 2 week span and beat it. i later got the game for free through a promotion for buying another game. i finally got a copy of mark of kri. i loved the last stage when i finally got the axe and spun through the level. i went back through the game with all weapons unlocked and got the extra skins that i could use when i later got the sequel. playing socom 2 online. playing GOW 3 and saying to myself that sounds like kevin sorbo and hercules steps out.

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Underdog15
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 4:07:46 PM

That's freakin' creepy. My last name is Howlett. My wife's name is Jessica.

Jess, .... do you secretly play my PS3 when I'm at work??

(btw, my avatar is 3 generations of Howlett. me, then my dad, then my grandfather)

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j howlett
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 9:20:40 PM

it's just a screen name i picked awhile back because i was just reading a comic book before i posted somewhere and kept using it. i'm not your wife, jess. or am i? either way yes there is secret ps3 playing when you're not around.

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Fane1024
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 2:30:32 PM
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I have to go with six:

6. Getting my first PS2 for Christmas, then running out to the store to return FFX-2 in favor of FFX (and Madden).

5. Feeling a sense of vertigo when looking off the edge of a cliff in Ico. Wow.

4. Walking down the path at the beginning of SH2 and hearing *something* moving around in the fog. What the f*** was that? Later, expecting to see Pyramid Head every time I opened a door in real life.

3. Inadvertently hitting pedestrians while driving down the highway at the beginning of GTAIII and feeling a combination of guilt and elation.

2. The moment when playing Rock Band when the crowd first started to sing along with our band. Serious chills.

1. Finally finding a PS3 for sale at the SonyStore in February of 2007 (also a bad moment since it cost me almost $750).

...plus one bad one:

Realizing that FFVII didn't live up to the hype. :(

p.s. Sorry for all the edits, but I thought of another one.

5a. Walking through my basement in real life and thinking "It looks like I could shoot out that light bulb." Splinter Cell fans will understand.

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Underdog15
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 4:09:47 PM

lol @#4

Funny how that happens, eh?

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Pandacastro
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 3:28:04 PM
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My top 5:
#5.Mgs4 First game I play on ps3
#4.Lbp First platinum and great experience
#3.The ending of Sotc when I turn into a collusus only to find out I cant kill those guys.Then turning small and trying to get to that girl only to find out I cant get to her :(
#2.All rpgs from FF to sukoiden
#1.Gta 3 first game I ever play

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Fane1024
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 5:48:43 PM

Dude, spoiler!

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Hezzron
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 3:54:22 PM
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5 - Rigging up my PS2 to be able to experience some SOCOM 2 online with a headset.

4 - Experiencing what the fuss over the first God Of War was.

3 - Getting my first of many Platinum trophies....Bournout: Paradise City.

2 - Red Dead Redemption's story.....particularly the ending.

1 - Hours of Modern Warfare 2 online with friends.

Off the top of my head, those are my favorite MOMENTS (not necessarily GAMES, there is a difference!).



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swapnilgyani
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 5:10:24 PM
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5. Smacking the bloody hell out of Zeus at the end of God of War III (and indeed, the sheer brutality with which Kratos handles all the Gods after they have fallen)

4. Hearing the sweet 'bing' of a platinum trophy for the first time

3. Seeing the brilliant faithfulness with which they created that ruined city of Nepal in Uncharted 2

2. Sitting on the throne as the new God of War

1. Turning on the Playstation 3 for the first time

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Very close to making the list would be:

The entire pub level of Heavy Rain

The slow camera pull back from John Marston's grave and seeing Jack Marston put on his father's hat in Red Dead Redemption

Agro's sacrifice in Shadow of the Colossus

The cinematic in God of War when Kratos butchers his family and gets their ashes fastened to his skin

"That's almost impossib...ah you made it!"

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Sky_Genesis
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 5:13:07 PM
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Number 1 : Playing the First Demo that came with the psx the one with battle arena toshinden,Metal gear 1,Gta 3,FFVII,FF Tatics

#2 Enjoying the good roster that the Ps2 Had metal gear solid sons of liberty And FFX

#3 Beating the weapons in FFVII That was nerve wreacking


#4 Just Cause,Red faction,Dead space,COD Drakes fortune and assassins creed

#5 Syphon Filter and Splinter Cell and God of war trilogy

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FxTales
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 8:51:34 PM
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Demo disks on the ps1. I spent many hours playing them as if they were full games.

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Scarecrow
Sunday, September 12, 2010 @ 3:36:42 PM

Me too....
God I miss those demos, they were so fun.

Still remember playing the Blasto demo a lot

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AntDC
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 9:54:12 PM
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1. Discovering the chilling truth to Mary's demise in Silent Hill 2.

2. Collecting the last gem in Spyro the Dragon. Hey, it was a big achievement when I was 10!

3. Completing the Slippery Slope level in Crash Bandicoot back in the day. That level was BRUTAL.

4. Demo Disc 1. 'Nuff said.

5. Finally saving enough money in Gran Turismo 3 for the Polyphony F1 car.

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maxpontiac
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 9:59:39 PM
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Excellent topic Sir!!

5 - Seeing Marshall Faulk (St. Louis Rams) on the cover of Madden 2003. Being a Rams fan during the 80's and 90's was all but forgotten when the Rams became a Super Bowl team, and one of theirs graced the cover of Madden.

4 - Becoming the Madden Champ and defending it at steel plant I worked at in 1999-2002. I lost a few here and there, but when the tourney began, I took my game to another level. And no, I just didn't use the GSOT Rams either.

3 - Getting 100% on Gran Turismo 4. The sheer amount of time required for this something I have never done before. Not much can top this from a gaming perspective. Sure, I have invested a few hundred hours here and there, but none of them came close to GT4. I am ready for another journey come Novemember 2nd with GT5.

2 - Playing Heavy Rain with my wife. I am a married man of 18 years, and for 17 of them, my wife really had no interest in experiencing my hobby. Quantic Dream's masterpiece changed all that, and now I LOVE seeing the excitement of my best friend coming with me to pay off the Playstation Move and doing her research on it. Good times.

1 - Playing online with my sons on COD 4 MW. It was the first time we did that, and it was a blast. I was proud and protective all in the same. Now, there is certain games I have no chance against them in, and vice versa. Regardless, instead of making my decisions on what my friends do, I consider what we can do together first.

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Temjin001
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 10:03:51 PM
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Oh, I remember a great one. Warhawk, hehe oh man it made my day. I got that GPS laser guided bomb weapon (Think hammer-of-god from Gears). I saw a dude from afar running to a nearby Warhawk craft. I figured he'd commandeer it and take to the air. Pre-emptively, I started the laser countdown on the Warhawk while he was making his way to the craft. Just as he entered the cock-pit and was lifting off the ground... BOOOM! his craft slammed to the ground destroyed--yeah, good stuff indeed.

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gumbi
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 10:25:06 PM
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Wow, top 5 eh? I don't know if I can do this Ben. But here goes:

5. Sitting on the floor with my two best friends, in the dark, playing silent hill. Every time we'd hear that damned radio static we'd get so tense. That feeling is forever etched into my memories.

4. The first level of the first God of War. I'd never seen anything like it. That hydra fight set the tone for what would come to be one of my favourite Playstation franchises.

3. Battling the bird colossus in Shadow Of The Colossus. The game had already blown me away and my emotions were building to a crescendo when I leapt out onto his wing and was swept away up in the air. I couldn't believe what I was seeing, hearing, and playing. It just kept getting bigger and better and more epic. The stunning visuals and remarkable score just totally immersed me into that adventure. I realized as I was soaring up on that birds wing that I'll probably never, ever experience anything quite like this again. Can't wait for Last Guardian to prove me wrong.

2. The first level of God of War 3. My 100" HD home theater was still new to me and for those 20-30 minutes my mouth was a wide open grin. I distinctly recall the mixed feelings of disbelief and amazement. THIS is how it was meant to be!

1. When Lavitz died in Legend of Dragoon. I called in sick... for four days straight as I set out with a madman's resolve to avenge him. In the end, it turned out to be among the greatest video game experiences of my life. If I was forced, at gunpoint to narrow it all down to just one favourite game, this is it.

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Sol
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 10:56:38 PM

I know a guy who nearly cried when Lavitz died, and refused to play Final Fantasy VII for months when he saw the missable scene involving Zack (before he was re-killed in detail).

Currently he is refusing to play Valkyria Chronicles because watching a video on a battle he was stuck on revealed the immediate death of one of his favorite characters because he had to watch the cutscene after.

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Sol
Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ 10:51:30 PM
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Not counting actualy getting the systems...

5. Carefully aiming my sniper rifle in CoD:MW2 to get a headshot through a wall. Not as easy as it sounds, but so worth it (I feel bad for the guy if he saw his killcam).

4. Beating Melbu Frahma and Faust (if you don't know who they are, then Winglies rule the earth).

3. Beating Sephiroth's incarnations from Ehrgeiz(I've still got it), FFVII, and Kingdom Hearts 1 & 2.

2. Seeing the plumber from Resident Evil Outbreak being eaten by a shark on the last scenario from a distance(dumb injured CPU went for the first aid spray on the wooden bridge, I was too smart to fall for that one), and seeing the Security Guard getting yanked through the window on the first.

1. Look up trapdoor spider... I used a similar technique in Metal Gear Online using a cardboard box. He ran past me when I sprung out, grabbed him and dragged him into the dark, then killed him without ever alerting another enemy. I changed my location and did it again too.

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Godslim
Sunday, September 12, 2010 @ 6:22:11 AM
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1. The mgs series- just epic!
2. playing cod4 and realising it is the best mp i have ever played
3.uncharted 1an2 = just brilliant i luv drakes personality
4.playing online in general and having a right laugh online on various games with my mates
5. the god of war series how epic i luved the first and second didnt see em being that good either back in the day

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SubjectiveTruth
Sunday, September 12, 2010 @ 8:26:04 AM
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I don't have time to write my list but I gotta say that PSI-Ops the mind-gate conspiracy would definatly be in the top three and that should mean something coming from a huge MGS fan. I think MGS2 would take the top overall because it was the first MG I played and the first game to really blow me away on a deeper, storyline level.

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Simcoe
Sunday, September 12, 2010 @ 10:17:49 AM
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Ben, I would like to say, what a great engaging article and topic you've provided to us. I find it quite interesting to read about those moments in Playstation gaming that made a lasting impact for the readers of psxextreme.com.

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Quincho
Sunday, September 12, 2010 @ 8:31:42 PM
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5)getting the ps1 for X-mas.. it was a surprise, I almost faint hehe

4)Jak and dexter over and over again!!!

3)the ending of MGS4... the microwave tunnel... speechless

2)plaing ressisstance 1 online for the first time

1) the most EPIC ps moment was wen i bougth the ps3 a week before it was relesed... i searched everywere and we found 5 of them in a circuit city. it was mission imposible but we did it!!

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, September 12, 2010 @ 9:19:48 PM
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Awesome contributions, peeps. I should add that Heavy Rain cracks my top 10, and +1 cookie to anyone who mentioned FFVII in their lists. ;)

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maxpontiac
Sunday, September 12, 2010 @ 11:55:10 PM

Hey, it was an excellent topic!!

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Robochic
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 12:31:17 AM
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5 eh? well here I go.

5) opening up my ps1 on christmas from the EX with 20 games :)

4) saving up and getting a PS2 with Kingdom hearts

3) playing through Baulders gate 1 and 2

2) Me and my husband staying up all night playing diablo 3 on our 2nd date

1) standing in line for my PS3 on launch day even though it was flip'n cold well worth it :)

I have plenty more like finally finishing UC 1 and 2 during Mat Leave, finishing Heavy rain and going DAMN that was the best game ever.

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Highlander
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 2:48:44 AM
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Regarding the village in Uncharted 2 and the Nepalese city too. There was a documentary on Discovery (I think it was Discovery) about trying to save cultural treasures in Afghanistan and other places in that region.

What was incredible to me was that there were so many tiny details that were in uncharted that are really there in the towns, cities and villages of that region of the world. I mean it was just incredible how closely the guys at Naughty Dog has replicated the look and feel of their locations. The Temples and huge statues and all the other elements in Uncharted 2 were there. If I can find the information on the show, I will post a link.

All I can say is that if your jaw dropped playing the game, prepare for your jaw to drop again.

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Amazingskillz
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 8:49:21 AM
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Hmmm... a truly tough task to list only 5. Anyway, here we go in no particular order:

A. Tombraider 2 - The trampolines, Lara swimmng with sharks, Lara's looks and athleticism, and that snowmobile jump across the ravine. Incredible game! Best Tombraider ever in my opinion.

B. Buying the PS3 taking it home and setting it up. I couldn't believe I could access the internet on my TV!

C. Finding the Jet Pack in GTA San Andreas. The whole lead up to getting it and getting out with it was just brilliant. I had no idea that was what the whole mission was for. That was too sweet.

D. GTA Vice City period! I live in Miami so I was really, really, feeling it.

E. Multiplayer deathmatch in Uncharted 2. Didn't know it was so addictive. Still playing it. Oh yeah, new Chloe skins. Still to this day I haven't seen a sexier booty in a video game.

Just a few that come to mind. There are many more.

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Hyrgola
Monday, September 13, 2010 @ 2:22:24 PM
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Before, I must clear something, I live in Colombia where it's very difficult to buy consoles and games for a fair price, Sony Colombia is a "little bit" greedy.

Ladies and Gentlemen, and the winners are

5. I absolute feel fear with Resident Evil 1 & 2

4. Play Megaman 8 with its beautiful music

3. When I realized than Revolver Ocelot was The mind behind.

2. Superstar Dust HD, when I played its demo a thought crossed my mind ... Asteroids reinvented ..., my favorite Atari 2600 game in a awesome presentation.

1. Unbox my import PS3 bought on-day-one, a bundle with BD-Talladega Nights :(, but with a unknown new brand game ... RESISTANCE: FALL OF MAN :), Do you imagine how many strings I pulled?

Of course, to buy a PS3 let opened doors to many others moments, Uncharted 1&2, Finish God of War 1,2&3 on the same weekend, to be incapable of distinguish between Real-life photos and Gran Turismo 5 ... aahhh ... too many moments ...

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 @ 2:04:24 AM
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OK, for me there's just way too many happy moments to mention, but here's just a few off the top of my head in no real order.....

The PS Underground:
I just loved being a a PSU member, and waiting by my mailbox every month for the magazine with all of it's free playable demo discs(all of which I still own). BTW, if the mailman was late, the waiting was pure agony.

PS1:
Finding out I could can make Abe fart in OddWorld

PS2:
Finding "Syphon Filter".

PS3:
Finally getting my used 60 Gig PS3 years late. (Hey, I know, I know, but it's still better late than never).
MGS4: The 4 wolves who cry out & come to you after you've beaten their master.
inFamous: the reveal to good Cole of who the last boss really was.
The Saboteur: the highest jump into the smallest pond. Also, an honorable mention goes to all the real vertigo I kept getting while climbing high rooftops, in which Saboteur was the only game to ever give it to me.

But my all-time #1 moments would have to be"
The day I decided to become part of Sony's Playstation family.

I do have to give out some Honorable mentions to these games I have on other consoles though.....

360:
GTA4: Stealing the Ambulances & Firetrucks to go joyriding with the sirens on & watching everyone swerve out of my way. Also, lane splitting at high speed through all the other cars & trucks driving by or stopped at red lights.
Hell, every time I wind up playing GTA4 till late at night, I have this yearning for days to lane split the traffic at every red light or crowed street all the way to work, in real life.
Also, I like to pick up taxi fares & then run red lights & sideswipe other cars, just to get my passengers reactions.
Also, the radio station in GTA4 called "The JOURNEY", has got to be my all-time favorite in-game radio station.
Plus I was blown away to hear them play a song by Jon Michele Jarre, one of my top all-time favorite musicians.

Panasonic FZ-10 3DO:
The highly addictive "Icebreaker" game with 150 levels, but 600 levels if you played it on easy, medium, hard, & then insane. And although I own 1500 games spread across numerous systems, "Icebreaker" is "STILL" my all-time #1 favorite game today!

Intellivision & Colecovision:
Burgertime, Donkey Kong, Stampede, Pitfall, kaboom, keystone Capers, & River raid.
Need I say more?

Dreamcast:
Seaman, it was hard as hell to keep the insects & food constantly going to let Seaman grow to full term. And Seaman was the very first game where I used a mic to talk to a in-game character. Plus Seaman would most always make some kind of cool smart-a$$ reply to you. BTW, I felt both, elation, & sorrow helping Seaman to escape & go free in the end. But it all winds up as "good times" because once a year, I still go back to the forest & have another nostalgic chat again with my Seaman.

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