Stop calling the original Playstation the "PSone"!

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What do you call the original Playstation?

PlayStation
28
35%
Playstation 1
11
14%
PSone (GAHHHH STOP IT!!!!!!!!!)
5
6%
PSX
14
17%
PS1
19
23%
Ugly old plastic shitbox
4
5%
 
Total votes: 81

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Stop calling the original Playstation the "PSone"!

Post by * » Thu Oct 25, 2007 4:42 pm

If you're stuck with this poll, here's a few handy pictorial examples to help you pick an answer:

A PSone:

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A PSX:

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An ugly old plastic shitbox:

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Post by mikeb » Thu Oct 25, 2007 5:59 pm

Heh.. I admit I've started doing this in the Arcade Inspections beacuse it's so much easier to write and scans better IMO but if you want me to stop.. ;)

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Re: Stop calling the original Playstation the "PSone&qu

Post by rossi46 » Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:01 pm

* wrote:
An ugly old plastic shitbox:

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:)

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Post by mandelbrot78 » Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:20 pm

The Playstation does not belong to a retro forum, because it simply isn't retro. You can call it the shitstation for all I care.

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Post by * » Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:36 pm

mandelbrot78 wrote:The Playstation does not belong to a retro forum, bec
This thread is about the magazine, not the forum.

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Post by rossi46 » Thu Oct 25, 2007 8:17 pm

I consider the Playstation to be retro enough. Was playing Moto-racer the other day and getting the nostalgia feeling for when I originally played it, back in 1997 or whenever. The memories of meeting my partner, remembering a time when I seemed to have more disposable income, the people I worked with, songs I listened to, etc.

It fits my criteria of a retro console.

Don't be dissing the mighty Saturn, though.
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Post by pottyboy » Thu Oct 25, 2007 9:27 pm

rossi46 wrote:I consider the Playstation to be retro enough. Was playing Moto-racer the other day and getting the nostalgia feeling for when I originally played it, back in 1997 or whenever. The memories of meeting my partner, remembering a time when I seemed to have more disposable income, the people I worked with, songs I listened to, etc.

It fits my criteria of a retro console.

Don't be dissing the mighty Saturn, though.
To me that is also very true, especially as I was 11 in '97! For me, the PS1 brings great memories because it was such a big leap from the likes of the SNES!

Anyways it is retro because it is no longer commercially supported (with the exception of downloadable PS1 games through Sony's online store)
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Post by Limbrooke » Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:51 pm

Here's how it boils down, over time of course.

First it was fan named PSX, then PS, then came the PSOne and obvious mention that it was to be succeeded with the PS2, therefore came the PS1 note. Since it is not officially known as PSX (since there is already a Sony console by that name) you can call it either PlayStation, PS, or PS1, while making a side note if you own a PSOne variation. PS1 could represent PSOne since PS without numerics can only mean the original or 'first'. Basically anything that's not PSX.

Personally, I refer to it as PS1 or PlayStation while rarely treading 'PS' grounds.
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Yeah, that's a really justified and necessary point. :roll:
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Post by will2097 » Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:19 am

Calling it a PSone gets my goat.

And once he is here - he won't like it either.

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Post by SirClive » Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:25 am

Can't say I am bothered what its called, but biased polls are a bit annoying.
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Post by Dizrythmia » Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:45 am

I'm SO GLAD someone pointed out the difference between the PS1 & PSX. I thought before clicking on this thread that people would be pushing for that. I just call it "Playstation" as apposed to PS2 & PS3

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Post by will2097 » Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:47 am

PSX was the Playstations codename, was it not? I remember seeing the launched big-box PSX on display in Japan. I wish I had bought one.

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Post by RandySparks » Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:51 am

I prefer "PS1", but these days Sony refers to the original PlayStation as the "PS one" - just check the PSN store. So if we're to follow the official line, PS one it is.

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:52 am

will2097 wrote:PSX was the Playstations codename, was it not? I remember seeing the launched big-box PSX on display in Japan. I wish I had bought one.
Not officially. It was termed that by journos and it sort of stuck. I imagine its codename was something odd and Japanesey.
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Post by will2097 » Fri Oct 26, 2007 4:02 am

Praystation?

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