Yesterday I marched into Best Buy with an uncertain future. Either I was going to leave with a shiny new 3DS and Ocarina of Time, or I was going to leave with something else entirely.
Ladies and gentlemen, you are looking at the product of my Best Buy gift cards. Yes, the ones that were supposed to go towards a 3DS and Ocarina of Time.
Can you tell I’ve been missing a certain console?
I’ve had this conversation with a few of you already— but holy balls on a stick—I didn’t realize how much I had missed the PS3 until I started playing inFamous. In fact, I think I’m starting to become a bit of a console fangirl. Eep…
It’s always been weird to me when people declare their “allegiance” towards a specific console. I’m not talking about when raging, senseless fanboys that have a “whose corporate dick is larger” competition in online forums (I’ll never understand that) but when well-informed people within the industry REFUSE to play another console because of whatever silly reason they have. I’ve never understood it, because I’ve never favored one over the other.
…until now, perhaps?
I wrapped up a Dragon Age binge this month (I’d been playing Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age 2 since freakin’ February) and the first console game I played in FOUR (repeat: FOUR) months was Portal on the Xbox360. Guys, I’m not gonna lie—it felt like sex to have a controller in my hand after months of abstinence. In fact, it felt SO good that I ended up completing Portal in one setting. Then I was hooked. I needed to play another console game STAT. And seeing how the next game on my list of things to dominate was inFamous, I fired up the good ol’ PS3.
As soon as I held that DualShock 3 controller—this will sound cheesy as hell, but bear with me—magic happened. Pure, heavenly magic. The blinds opened, sunshine penetrated (haha…penetrated) the windows and flooded my living room, birds began singing a summer tune…
I TOLD YOU IT WOULD SOUND CHEESY.
But it was like, hey, THIS is what I’m familiar with. THIS is what I used to spend countless hours gaming on back in the day. And you know what? The same equation still works. Same buttons, same triggers, same analogs.
To be honest, I’ve always had a soft spot for all of Sony’s consoles. I grew up with the PlayStation and PlayStation 2, and to me, the PlayStation 3 is just another extension of what I’ve become familiar with and grown to love. The Xbox360 is something that has only been recently introduced into my life (a little over three years ago), and I’ve been dinking with Sony’s toys ever since I was what, 7, 8-years-old? C’MON. Given that scenario, I’m totally allowed to play favorites. ;)
…and I think that’s pretty obvious given the choice of games I purchased!
So for now, I’m not going to go as far as to say I’m a Sony fangirl and sacrifice my first born in their honor…yet. Maybe Uncharted 3 will push me over the edge. >) NATHANDRAKENATHANDRAKENATHANDRAKE.
Would you call yourself a “rational” fanboy/fangirl?