A PlayStation Ad That Will Make You Feel Old
By Malik Forté on October 21, 2013
Nostalgia…. Not exactly what I expected to feel while watching a PlayStation 4 advert, but the folks at Sony Computer Entertainment have a way with using our long relationship with their brand to tug at our heartstrings. PlayStation has been around for 19 years this November, meaning it’s been around for a sizable percentage (68% of mine), if not the entirety, of many of our lives. It is with this tidbit of fact that I’ve come to this realization: I am getting old.
But you’re not off the hook there pals, because if you’re reading this, it is my duty to share this feeling of mine and make you feel old too. The video below takes us back to 1995, when the original PlayStation launched, and travels through the next two decades through the bedroom of a dedicated PlayStation gamer. If you were around when 989 Studios was the hot stuff and Crash Bandicoot was eyeing down Mario for the platformer crown, then this video will certainly resonate with you.
Poor Samuel, always getting his gaming sessions abruptly ended by his mom’s calling on him. His situation is almost reminiscent of Grandma’s Boy, minus the stoning and chronic masturbation. Yeah, I might’ve over-analyzed this video a tad bit. In any case, this video did a great job capturing the essence of the PlayStation brand over the years. For those of you living under a boulder, keep in mind that the PlayStation 4 launches on November 15, here in the U. S. of A.