The Empty Space

While the world may be continuing with their gaming lives, pwning noobs and whoring trophies, I’m slaving away with deciding what to and what not to take with me for my first year of university. It’s been a tough decision, and a clash of opinion from the rest of my family, but the PS3 is coming with me to Wales. I’ve now passed the day of disconnecting it in preparation for its massive journey across Britain, and there’s an unsettling dystopian feel to my room, with an empty space where the dust hasn’t gotten to, sitting next to my lonely TV.

The PlayStation was disconnected earlier this week, and withdrawal symptoms are already kicking in. My Blu-rays are already collecting spiders, and I’ve been selling off a few of my games for profit on eBay. It was only by removing all this next-gen miracle tech from my room however that helped me find my slim PS2 hiding behind it all, with wired controllers and 8MB memory cards. I had some sort of tiny flashback to my childhood, playing “Croc: Legend of the Gobos” (which still to this day holds the best game theme ever). A certain member of my family responsible for my negative portrayal of gaming found the original PlayStation in their room, and requested to throw it away.

Out of morals and dignity, my immediate answer was “no”. But what’s the reason behind this? PS1 games now play on the PS2, PS3 and even PSP. No, I won’t let them. That grey box must stay in my room. You know, just in case.

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So here we go; my PS3 is moving to Wales. I’ll be online with the MAG beta once I get back on the PSN on the other side. It’s actually taken me about three days to write this, what with all the hectic packing, emotional disconnecting and slave buying of ‘for-life’ items I never thought I needed. Everything’s gone now in my room. Even my avatar online seems to have temporarily gone for a walk. My laptop’s battery indicator is now red, with the charging cable packed safely in the depths of one of many bags. So the only thing left is to switch off, shove it in another bag, and leave the country.

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