As incredible as this sounds, PlayStation is 20 years old today in America. (It hit Japan back in December 1994). My first encounter with the original PlayStation wasn’t on launch day, but rather, the machine’s first Christmas. It was nearly a total disaster, too, with two kids on the verge of tears for hours.
Currently available as a free download on the European PlayStation Store, the PlayStation 20th Anniversary theme for the PS4, PS3 and Vita adds a little PSone to the sound mix.
Sony Europe released this tribute video today, a stylized look at 18 years of gaming with PlayStation consoles on that continent. Wait a minute, this dude has lived in the same room for 18 years?
Approaching Wednesday's reveal of the next PlayStation, Sony looks back at the first three, beginning with the PSOne.
A classic PlayStation title appeared in the PS Vita store overnight, kindling hopes that players would now be able to enjoy their classic games on the go. Alas, the game is not actually playable, but its appearance does indicate that perhaps the anticipated feature is nearly ready for prime time.
Japanese Resident Evil fans received a very posh box set for the PlayStation 3 earlier this month, stuffing 15 years' worth of zombie horror history—across five core Resident Evil games—in very slick packaging. See its horrors unboxed in the video above, for getting your hands on it might be a challenge.
Atlus Faithful fan club members received a bizarre mailing today in the form of a newsletter dated June 23, 1999. What's significant about that date? Why that's when the only Persona game not to hit North America was released in Japan. How odd.
In today's Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter SecretMoblin openly admits to never having played the PlayStation classic Chrono Cross, and wonders if it's even worth playing. It's education time!
Sony has another PlayStation-powered product coming in the form of an unusual Android-based tablet device, reportedly dubbed the "S1." Like the recently (and finally) confirmed Xperia Play phone from Sony Ericsson, the rumored gaming tablet will also play PSone games.
Four classic titles from Squaresoft (now Square Enix) have been rated by the ESRB for release on the PSP and PS3, indicating an imminent release to the North American PlayStation Store.
Fifteen years ago Phillips, Sega, and 3DO were struggling to get North American consumers to accept CD-based gaming. On September 9, 1995, Sony came along and showed them how it's done, changing the face of gaming as we knew it.
One of the experiences that unites gamers is that so many of us have picked up a plastic gun and pointed it at our TV. History has given us dozens of light guns. Here, a gallery of greats and not-so-greats...
Muscle-bound side-scrolling shooter Cho Aniki is coming to the PlayStation 3, according to a new rating from the Entertainment Software Ratings Board. That's good news for fans of Speedo-wearing studs who fight similarly ripped, nearly naked dudes.
Isn't $710 a bit much for a crummy PSOne demo - seemingly worthless when it was handed out 12 years ago? The collector who won the bidding for NBA 2-Ball thinks he got a steal on the price.
It didn't come close to breaking records set recently by other rare titles, but NBA 2-Ball, a freebie PSOne disc given out at the 1998 NBA All-Star game, probably set a mark for demos.
At the 1998 NBA All-Star Game, fans received discs with the demo for a PlayStation game called NBA 2-Ball. The game was pretty bad - possibly defective - but it's extremely rare. So a surviving copy may be extremely valuable.
Who doesn't love it when golden oldies get a re-release over the PlayStation Network or Virtual Console? Game collector, that's who. MTV Multiplayer examined collectible game values and saw many nosediving after getting a reboot on the current generation.
Namco's Pac-Man Ghost Zone never made it to retail, never saw the inside of the more than 100 million original PlayStations that Sony eventually sold over the console's lifespan. But it was playable, at least by a select group.