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Stop calling the original Playstation the "PSone"!

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 4:42 pm
by *
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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:)

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 5:59 pm
by mikeb
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.. ;)

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

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:01 pm
by rossi46
* wrote:
An ugly old plastic shitbox:

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:)

Pha-Q

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:20 pm
by mandelbrot78
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.

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:36 pm
by *
mandelbrot78 wrote:The Playstation does not belong to a retro forum, bec
This thread is about the magazine, not the forum.

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 8:17 pm
by rossi46
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.

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 9:27 pm
by pottyboy
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)

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:51 pm
by Limbrooke
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.
* wrote:An ugly old plastic shitbox...
Yeah, that's a really justified and necessary point. :roll:

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:19 am
by will2097
Calling it a PSone gets my goat.

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

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:25 am
by SirClive
Can't say I am bothered what its called, but biased polls are a bit annoying.

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:45 am
by Dizrythmia
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

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:47 am
by will2097
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.

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:51 am
by RandySparks
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.

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:52 am
by Antiriad2097
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.

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 4:02 am
by will2097
Praystation?