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PSX Extreme's "We're Thankful For..."

The season of giving begins with the giving of thanks, and we at PSX Extreme are thankful for a number of different things. Of course, our family and friends top the list, as should be the case for all of us, but we be a video game site and hence, we've got a slightly different take on the "be thankful" list. :)

And so, here you go: I AM THANKFUL FOR...

...the games that call to us from across great distances

Picture your favorite titles; your most memorable gaming experiences. When you had to take a break from playing and go to school or work, the game would call to you...it would wonder why, with a plaintive cry, you've abandoned it for far less entertaining pursuits. You'd hear it and wish the day would end sooner; you'd forsake stopping for gas on the way home, dinner was nothing more than a hastily constructed sandwich, and you almost hoped it would be pouring outside. Lest we forget, this is perhaps the biggest reason why we all keep gaming today: the games that call to us, and will always call to us. You know, like FFT. Does it to me all the damn time.

...video game gals

This can apply to the gals within and the gals without. It may seem like a bizarre thing to be thankful for, but many of us grew up during a time when girls and gaming were like oil and water. They just had no business being together. Now, there are hot girls in games and - perhaps contrary to popular belief - hot girls who play games. And even if they're not hot, at least it's comforting to know that we men have allies in this hobby that was one predominantly ours. Sure, devs go a little overboard and we can see why women could get upset over the next impossibly designed female form in a game, but so what? We only had sprites! The only thing that would distinguish males from females back in the day was a few extra pixels! And chicks are playing Guitar Hero in GameStop! It's a brave new world.

...Hideo Kojima, Tim Schafer, David Jaffe, etc, etc, etc.

Essentially, we are thankful for the visionaries who have delivered some of the finest game productions in history, and feel free to add your own set of names. These are just three that sprang to mind, and there are many more. Without these guys; without their skill, ambition, and perhaps above all else, love of games, the industry would be a much darker place. Remember, not only do these people create wonderful games, they raise the bar of an entire entertainment venue. What they do is so remarkable that other developers use their work as a measuring stick, and this is exactly the way things progress.

...publishers who like us

Like all major gaming sites, we at PSX Extreme get stuff from publishers all the time, and the "givers" are typically the biggest publishers around. But there are a few who just ignore us, and for the most part, we don't care...to hell with you, anywho. But you gotta love it when the Fed-Ex guy drops off a package full of stuff; hell, I've gotten bookbags, action figures, collectible figurines, t-shirts, art books, even golf balls (HSG: OoB) and a mini survival kit (SOCOM for PSP). But hey, before you even make the implication, not a one of these little extras has ever made me say, "gee, this game sucks but I got cool stuff from the publisher so I'll score it higher." I do have some integrity left, and I'm not about to lie to the readers. Hellz no.

...pie

Just because. Pie rules. If you want it to fit better into this list, eat pie while playing a game, or something. Apple pie and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night? Yum.

...the PSXE readers

Because in all seriousness, without you guys, I'd be back doing high-profile interviews for celebrities for the obscene freelancer fee of $50. Didn't find out till later that if I had sold such interviews to certain magazines and not the damn newspapers, they would've been worth a looooot more. But I digress. We love our readers, 'cuz they comprise the single best community anyone could ever find at a gaming site. Granted, we work hard to keep out the riffraff, but our loyal visitors are smart, relatively laid-back, willing to contribute, and display their love of gaming at every turn. I've said it before and I'll say it again- you guys are the reason I get up in the morning. ;)

Happy Thanksgiving all!

11/27/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (46 posts)

Random_Steve
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 11:20:45 AM
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Damn right you thank us lol

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CH1N00K
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 11:25:50 AM
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Well I'm from Canada, So our thanksgiving is already done with..but what the hell...we're thankful for PSX too. I mean if it wasn't for you guys, I wouldn't have anything to distract me from my job..And that would suck! :D Anyways, Keep up that good work. and Thanks!

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killzone100
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 11:31:37 AM
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I'm from the UK so is thanks giving what you guys call christmas?

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John Shoemaker
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 11:33:14 AM

Wiki it.
We still call Christmas, Christmas.

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CH1N00K
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 2:26:58 PM

Thanksgiving was originally a celebration by the first Pilgrims who had landed in North America.(Plymouth Rock) After almost surviving their first year, The rumour is that they had drawn up a peace treaty with the natives and had a feast consisting of the bounty the land had provided after the harvest.

Unfortunately the years that followed, it was to celebrate the victories the pilgrims had over their enemies (the natives)

Somewhere along the way it became known for being a great weekend for getting drunk, watching college football and getting great deals on crap at the mall. Oh and eating a lot of turkey.

It is also celebrated in Canada just in October instead of November

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Reccaman18
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 11:55:38 AM
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Im thankful you guys made this site. Otherwise, I'd have to read all that biased garbage that is IGN and 1up. lol


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pavlovic
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 12:02:27 PM
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Thanks for all of the above and for PSXE.

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FLYING_APE
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 12:51:24 PM
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emotional momemt for ben, i bet he crying

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shaydey77
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 1:50:53 PM
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Thanks guys from your number one irish fan!!Thas right im a fanboy for PSXEXTREME!!lol

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Wage SLAVES
Friday, November 28, 2008 @ 4:22:20 AM

Me Too!

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shaydey77
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 1:51:22 PM
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And if i get banned for admitting that it was totally worth it!!

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GoldenShadow
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 1:59:39 PM
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Thanks to Ben and Arnold and anybody behind the scenes for this site, happy Thanksgiving

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Riku994
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 2:01:34 PM
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...pie

Just because. Pie rules. If you want it to fit better into this list, eat pie while playing a game, or something. Apple pie and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night? Yum.


AMEN to that! Im from Canada too, like Chinook, and my ThanksGiving is gone and past too, but I'm still grateful to you guys, you do a great job!

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dillonthebunny
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 2:39:35 PM
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Happy Thanks giving everyone!

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King James
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 2:59:27 PM
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And I thank you PSXE.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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Aftab
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 3:05:09 PM
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Happy Thanksgiving, Ben, John, Arnold, and to rest of the crew here at psxextreme and all across the world.

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Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 3:55:08 PM
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......... I'm british.

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Reccaman18
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 4:24:46 PM

Im German-American. :D

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dillonthebunny
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 4:15:08 PM
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^ have a cookie.

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Aftab
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 8:39:49 PM

Or perhaps you would prefer a "bisquit"?

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DeadReaper
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 4:55:07 PM
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Happy thanksgiving americans

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Scarecrow
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 5:04:15 PM
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Thanks PSXE and its staff for being truthful and honest with their endeavors and to their readers.

Really awesome to have interacted with many of you through the commenting space here.

And best of all, thankful for all the great games this year. And those old GREAT games which we still have and love.

PS: Thank you Capcom for bringing back the best fighting franchise ever. Street Fighter is back to kick ass!

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Reccaman18
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 8:48:10 PM

Did you get Street Fighter 2 turbo HD remix? Its freakin sweet!

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Scarecrow
Friday, November 28, 2008 @ 12:13:57 AM

Hell yeah I did, looks amazing...
And plays amazing too of course

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tlpn99
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 5:55:46 PM
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Happy thanksgiving to those that have it and happy I dunno happy gaming to one and all.

Ben your thanking us nearly made me have a tear in my eye. It is nice to be appreciated. I repeat I did say nearly have a tear lol.

I have said it before and I'll keep on saying it from time to time, great site guys, please please please fix the forums again. I just started getting into that and then it went down.

I would like to say a thanks to some of the people who comment on here sometimes the things people say make me laugh so much with their comments etc, apart from the idiots but you do a good job of keeping them out :)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 6:50:10 PM
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Much thanks to all the funny commentators here, you guys keep me laughing.

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BigBoss4ever
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 7:16:15 PM
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Hail gaming, Hail Sony and PS, hail PSX!!!

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Robochic
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 7:21:50 PM
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Happy Thanksgiving to all everyone from the USA, i'm from Canada so we've had ours. Enjoy u're holidays.
Oh and i would be thankful for this website, i love it.

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Bugzbunny109
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 7:59:42 PM
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I dont want to seem like the "Buzz kill" but what is great about pie?

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Riku994
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 8:01:43 PM

Pie is amazing and you don't mess with it! Tell him Ben! lol

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Aftab
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 8:42:07 PM

Here, Bugz, lemme show you. Take a closer look...Splaaat!!! Delicious, huh? Happy TG, Bugz.

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Bugzbunny109
Friday, November 28, 2008 @ 9:21:41 AM

lol @ Riku

Thanks @ Aftab! :)

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eLLeJuss
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 8:01:24 PM
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aww.. thanks psxextreme :D!! woohoo!! more power to you guys!

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 8:58:41 PM
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Thanks guys! And I refuse to expound on the reasons why pie rules. It just...DOES. I had four different kinds of pie a few hours ago, and don't think for a second I didn't take a bunch home with me! ;)

Sometimes I forget we have readers who aren't in the U.S., too, so thanks to you guys for acknowledging us. Contrary to popular belief, we Americans really DO give thanks on Thanksgiving; we're not all hatching some evil plot. Well, the liberals are, but that's nothing new. Heh. ;)

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Advent Child
Friday, November 28, 2008 @ 2:05:03 AM

Ah Ben you really make me laugh ^_^

Oh, and Ben feel free to share the stuff!

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Wage SLAVES
Friday, November 28, 2008 @ 4:30:30 AM

Yeah, not only the liberals...almost every politician... The true Americans aren't like Bush so don't worry. Im from Texas and I think he's the most stupid Texan ever so don't judge them either.

Happy Thanksgiving!!! Especially to our extended PsxExtreme family members across the Globe!

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QuasarSquirrel
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 9:48:12 PM
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I'm thankful I had to work today. It means I have a job and can pay rent and buy new toys, like games for my recently acquired PS3 :D Also, food, and my wife, who by the way makes the best pie crust ever!

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infekt
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 10:14:03 PM
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Thank you PSXE crew for bringing some "crunk" into our lives. And thank you Sony for helping me through high school, university, and now through professional life. I couldn't have made it this far without you. :)

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Frenchy17
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 11:27:37 PM
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Happy Thanksgiving to all! You guys are all a bunch of great posters and make for great reading breaks during the work day :) Thanks to Ben, Arnold, John, and the rest here at PSX for running a great community and keeping us informed!

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Jed
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 11:47:01 PM
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I am thankful for pie...

And we are thankful for you PSX extreme. What would we do without your news, reviews, and class-A editorials?

The fans of this site are awesome too. I hate other websites were you have to sift through houndreds of comments from stupid fanboys. It's the only website were you can actually talk to other intelligent individuals.

I'm thankful for my wonderful PS3, and especially pie.

I'm not thankful for influenza however, it can really make thanksgiving crappy.

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JaXXX
Friday, November 28, 2008 @ 1:08:29 AM
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Dear Ben,
Thank u very much Ben and PSX and Happy Thanksgiving!!!!
Sincerely Yours, your #1 fan from Laos(South East Asia) JaXXX)))

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Advent Child
Friday, November 28, 2008 @ 2:06:13 AM

Oh wow your from Laos? I just spent the last like 4 weeks studying the Hmong culture (and obviously that has to do with Laos, and for those who don't know what I am talking about you need to learn!)

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ceedot
Friday, November 28, 2008 @ 6:15:22 AM
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You have a good site. I come on everyday. Sometimes I think it's a bit bias, but that's because the 360 is in fact shit.I realise how much to an extent now that I have one. Good job.
-ceedot.

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JaXXX
Friday, November 28, 2008 @ 8:51:07 AM
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Yeah Advent Child i'm russian living in laos my whole life(imagine that !!!!) I can see by ur picture that thats a thai woman standing right next to u right?

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MetalHead09
Friday, November 28, 2008 @ 12:03:02 PM
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thanks ben, we are thankful for you to and this website. ive bin thinking of trying to do a website thats videogame related somehow. i have a couple idea but i cant put them to use yet.

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Daedusian
Sunday, November 30, 2008 @ 11:37:08 PM
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I know it's late and everything, but ty PSXE and to all of the commenters here. This really is a great site and it just makes my day... well... everyday. And happy late TG all! lol.

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