My Tribute to the PS2: Goodbye Beautiful

This has blog post is relayed from my mmosite account

Goodbye Beautiful.

You lived so long it must be your time. You are the last of your kind right now, while your competators died the day their successors arrived, you kept on living. "A decade and beyond" you say, "I can still push one more" is what you are telling me, but your time is up.

I had great times with you and upon my youth you were my foundation. You brought me great entertainment from rolling up random objects and living things in Katamari Damacy, to fighting breathtaking collossi in Shadow of the Collosus. You really had everything I loved. FPS, Real-time strategy, adventure, RPG, Racing, Sports, Music, Comedy..etc. Everything about you was beautiful. Your games had amazing graphics and wonderful depth and design. You made me think outside the box, push my boundaries and brought out my imagination like no other.

Yet it is time for me to step into the new generation where everything seems so foreign to me. People starting using terms like casual and hardcore gaming. I am confused with where I fit in. Everyone is telling each other "Your console is not made for me". Throwing around phrases like "The *** only has games for children" and "the **** is just a gore fest for college frat kids". What happened to the console that accomidated everyone? One that made everyone happy, brought everyone peace. A console that you can grow up with.

There is no happy medium anymore. After your children left you for your successors the void was so deep. So ever deep. It was like a gash in the center of the video game universe that has divided it in two. Where your successors to the next generation would take up sides on who it is made to please. "I am designed for the casual and family" says the one. "I am designed for the hardcore and mature" says the others. "Oh where should I go? I am so terribly confused" says the video game developer. "Will I choose the right one?"

I will miss you PS2. You made everyone happy. Never had we to resort to such differences. The young, the teen, the old, you made us feel special in each and everyway. You were the perfect video game system and I will miss you dearly, but I have to move on. A new decade brings a new beginning and it is my time to get a new console.

Love you dearly,


[Andrew is a strong supporter of the video game industry and wishes the ps2 all the best in its afterlife]

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