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Is the PlayStation 3 nostalgic to you?

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No. Besides its copious and frankly embarrassing technical limitations, it's the one console I've owned that just feels like a product; a means to an end, if you will. There's no soul to it. If it weren't for the fact that knowledge of its technical decrepitude isn't widely disseminated for whatever reason, I think I would have bought a 360, whose power still holds up impressively to this day. And I have no innate fondness for Xbox, so that tells you a lot right there.

 

Best I can say is, the DS3 is the best controller in the PS family. All the franchises that died a death or died aborning on the platform should clue you into something. If they were to remaster the four-five exclusives worth keeping it around for on this very day, I'd put it up on eBay within ten minutes. Well, maybe not. I'm lazy. But it's the principle of the thing, you know.

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Still play mine regularly, and recently picked up some classic games that I had never played before (Ezio Trilogy, Fallout 3 and New Vegas, Skyrim and a couple more).

 

Have about 10 PS3 games left to platinum, then will look at getting a PS5 and resubscribing to PS Plus :) 

 

I don't think it is nostalgic as a PS1 or 2, as it doesn't have something like the iconic startup sounds of the prior two, that is an immediate reaction that even non owners are aware of. It does the great trophy pop sound tho which is so much better than the quiet PS4 one.

 

For me personally, getting a PS3 in 2009 at 10/11, right as MW2 came out and just first experience of online gaming was incredible for me. Hearing some dude from Brazil blast Black Eyes Peas through a shitty headset, and everyone throwing fun insults at each other was hilarious. I guess that era of gaming (online, the start of youtube and game capture, console wars) is more nostalgic than the physical consoles of PS3 and Xbox 360 themselves.

 

 

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The PS3 was the first console that made me love games more than I already did. and it was the first console that i experienced online gaming on.

Before the PS3 i had a PS2 and some games on a IPad i used to have but the online aspect of games on PS3 really changed it all for me.

 

It was my first experience with online games and meeting people that loved gaming as much as I did, games like Playstation Home, Littlebigplanet 2, Modnation Racers, I have so many fond memories from the online section of these games and made many friends.

(All which haven’t logged in for years but I’m grateful for the time with them)

 

And trophies of course, it’s where my love for trophy hunting started.

 

Online aside, the generational jump was huge and there are so so many good games even without a online mode.

 

The multifunction aspects of the console was a huge thing at the time and still is if you ask me. 
 

The startup sound, enough said.
 

This might not exactly define the PS3 but it’s a feature that I have yet to see anywhere: the set timezone feature, showing the earth and showing the exact place where you select the timezone. Hadn’t seen anything like it and still haven’t! 
 

Also the life with PlayStation application was really cool to me at the time.

 

The PS3 was a huge part of my childhood and the nostalgia of it is unreal for me so the answer to your question: Absolutely Yes.

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On 8/8/2022 at 11:24 AM, KenjiCBZ said:

I still use it almost daily, so no.

God damn bro

good for you

i havent touched mine since the killzone servers went down

i really gota sort through my backlog some time and see what ill keep and what ill delete, this day in age, everything i once purchased was just a kind donation to devs

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It certainly is. It was my first glimpse into the world of online gaming and trophies. I cant possibly live without it

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Not really. Having owned consoles since the earliest days of the industry, it's certainly not a first. Games felt significantly slower in the PS3 generation.

 

But the biggest gripe was that this was my first exposure to patches, and truly broken games. Oh, I know games have been broken in the past, but rarely have my big-budget, AAA purchases needed so much after-purchase patching up (looking at you, PS3 Skyrim that still doesn't work well).

 

It's memorable for giving me Souls games, and for getting me to stop buying games day 1, except in the most exceptional of circumstances.

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Somewhat, it wasn't my first console or the most remarkable one I had, it was however the one I most spent time on (I even used last year and I have it since 2007) and I definitely have very fond memories in it.

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It was my first 'hardcore' console after being a pc player for 2 decades. With 'hardcore', I mean that I had ps1, psp and x360 before but, somehow, I played them quite casually, from time to time.

 

But somehow I felt really masochistic. I prayed to the old and new gods.

 

- oh gods pls gimme pain in vein. Hardest game evaer but at least AA budget looking, with a gameplay I can enjoy.

- ...

- pls gods

- ask and will be given. Play demons souls. Ppl say it rox. Grab a ps3 u masterrace loser, pcs are for word and excel lol

- wait aren't you the sony president...?

shuhei yoshida: it doesn't matter besides you're a friggin' agnostic aren't you!!!!

 

And so I played and played and the PS environment left my ass broke because I played too many games.

 

But my old ps3 broke. And I bought a 2nd hand... and its lector broke. So now I can't play it's physical games. Why. Is this because I was a pc gamer?? Is this why life is punishing me?? I'd like a new one. A NEW one. Not another 2nd hand one that breaks because the guy that fixed it used chewed gum in order for it to resist a few hours more.

 

Shuhei you damn b*stard I hate you. But demons souls, the original one, rox.

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Since i got all my Consoles and Handhelds as a Kid from prestent / gifts, the Playstation 3 wasthe first one i have buyed myself.

No one would spend the crazy 599.- Sony was willing for this Monster who was a entire PS2 and LINUX PC Inside :D

Not to mention i was one of the first one in my Village to have a Blu-ray Player in the House and a brand new LCD TV....

 

...anyway i play sometimes on it for Clean up or Backlog Events so it feels kinda retro and nostalgic but im playing still on it.

Back to PS2 or PS1 would giving me that feeling for sure.

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It is not nostalgic, but I loved playing on my PS3 slim, I got it in early 2012 but really started getting into it only in 2013 and up till ~2018 it was my main platform. I loved coming home from work and turning it on with DS3. I loved hunting PS3 trophies periodically, now I cringe at this hobby, you would have to pay me. I would say that my PS2-PS3 era which was 2011-2018 was my best years in gaming. Nowadays I have less time for gaming and I'm older with less energy for games. PS4 is nice but I recently upgraded my PC. PS2 and PS3 are sitting on my shelves and reminding me of the glory days.

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