Woo-hoo! The original PlayStation launched in North America 20 years ago today! To commemorate the big day, I thought it might be fun to crack open a sealed original PlayStation system — something I haven’t done since I was in middle school.
I was in Tokyo, already enjoying my PlayStation as it had launched over nine months earlier in Japan, December 3, 1994, and I am sure I was still chasing the final black racer in Ridge well into 1995. By the time the PlayStation launched in North America on 9/9/95, I was splitting my time between Tekken and Battle Arena Toshinden and trying to get a US copy of ESPN Street Games (incidentally, the first game I worked on at SCEI to localize for the Japanese market.)
Here we go! We are mere hours from the big show. Whether you’re watching live here, on PlayStation.com, via Twitch or YouTube, or on your PS4 or PS3 using the Live Events Viewer application, you can follow along live starting at 6:00pm Pacific Time. You won’t want to miss it!
Powers, PlayStation’s first ever scripted original series, delivers an exciting season finale today. Since the inaugural episodes launched on March 10th, the response from the PlayStation Nation has been every bit as awesome as we had hoped.
I grew up playing the King’s Quest games at my uncle’s house, and it remains my favorite game series of all time. I still remember the simple joy of typing in “eat carrot” and discovering that Graham would actually respond.