I can’t believe that my trusty, ole PS2 is now a decade old and still runs strong! The first ever PS2 was released on October 2000 and last month marks its 10th year in the gaming industry and 10 years is a lifetime in this industry considering that most consoles last for only five years or less.
Check out this article regarding this remarkable achievement for my favorite console of all time — the PlayStation 2: http://ow.ly/39FOM
I remember arriving home from the office. It was a tiring day and I’m ready to hit the sack early. Until I saw a tiny slip of yellow paper wedged inconspicuously in the screen door of my apartment. My heart skipped a beat! I hurriedly took the paper and ran back to my car in record time. I still had some few minutes left and I might actually make it.
My heart was still racing as I parked my car in the postal office parking lot and ran straight to the entrance. Inside, I gave the yellow slip to the guy behind the counter and he disappeared . After what seemed like an eternity, he reappeared carrying a box. That was it — my most-awaited item was inside that box!
The year was 2000. I was still working for a big trading company in the US during that year. It was sometime before the dot com crash and after the big hoopla that amounted to nothing (Y2K Bug). And inside that box was a machine that would forever change gaming as we know it – the Sony PlayStation2 (or just PS2 for short)!