Retro Wrap-Up: PlayStation Edition

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

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PlayStation 4 | Retro Wrap-Up

So, we’ve finally come to the week of the PS4 launch – well, the North American launch; it will come out in stages throughout the next few months around the world. So, in this Retro Wrap-Up, what better way to celebrate than to look at the pre-launch commercials for the older PlayStation consoles. For your enjoyment, the oprainfall Substitute Commercial Research Team (in other words, me) has found a few videos for this special occasion, leading off with an old school PS1 commercial and ending with the montage for the PlayStation 4 reveal conference.

First up is the original PlayStation.

Next is the PS2, with special guest PlayStation 9 (coming in 2078).

Then there was the PlayStation 3 with the Play B3yond campaign…

…that featured this creepy baby.

And before that thing really imprints on your mind, let’s cleanse the pallet with a good old fashion montage.

And now, the news…

Marth has been confirmed for the next Smash Bros. game. You can see some of our thoughts about it in the latest Smashing Saturdays.

Josh Speer urges you to support Dwarven Delve in the latest Crowdfunding Spotlight.

The latest Club Nintendo rewards for North America have been revealed. Check out what’s in store for this month.

In Atlus-related news, Shin Megami Tensei IV and its DLC are on sale in the eShop until Nov. 11th. Over on PSN, a slew of Atlus games are on sale, including Dragon’s Crown and Persona.

Jonathan Higgins continues to show his love for Cave Story as he talks about Curly Brace in this week’s Building Character.

The Podcast crew tackles the Final Fantasy series in this week’s Downpour Podcast.

Sega has announced that Project Diva f will be coming to North American and Europe.

Gust has announced that Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky will be getting an anime, premiering in 2014.

Two big launch dates have been revealed by XSEED Games. The first is for Ys: Memories of Celceta, which will be coming to North American Vitas on November 26th. The second is for Senran Kagura Burst, which will release on the 3DS eShop this Thursday, November 14th.

Jonathan Higgins reviews the Wii U version of Sonic Lost World, Crystal Baltimore reviews Leviathan: The Last Day of the Decade – Episode 1, and Tyler Lubben reviews Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies.

Finally, Andy Na got a special sit-down interview with composer Nobuo Uematsu at a special panel and signing event on the campus of UCLA. Check it out.

About Jeff Neuenschwander

Jeff has been a supporter of the website and campaign since the beginning. Joining in for E3 2012, he worked his way up the ranks quickly, making it to the Editing Manager post at the beginning of 2013. Jeff has a wide variety of tastes when it comes to gaming and pretty much likes anything that is quirky, although his favorite genres are Action, Platforming, and RPG. Outside of gaming, Jeff is a musician, being trained as a trombonist for Jazz and Classical music, and holds a degree in Sound Recording.




  • Kyle Emch

    Oh creepy PS3 baby. You will never be forgotten. No matter how hard we try.