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In the before time, there were things called PS2s. I had a brief encounter with one Monday last when I was trying to ensure that some recent acquisitions were working right.
For two, maybe three whole minutes (a lot more than I care to admit), I fumbled with turning on the PS2. Fumbled.
I thought the power was out. Discovered it wasn't. Pressed the power/reset button. Still dark. For a moment, the problem was that I didn't remember how to turn on a PS2.
Wasn't there a switch in the back?
I felt around for one and only came across it on the second time searching. So there I was, a goof, thinking it was actually no longer functioning and it wasn't just me. Turns out — It was just me.
To make matters worse, I fumbled to switch off the thing because I instinctively thought, "...well I'll just press this PS button here and get back to menu and..." oh.
It's official, everyone: I don't even know what it is I did before the PS Button became a thing.
In other embarrassing tales of woe, I also don't know what I did before the internet became a crutch. My nephew has taken to watching videos about glitches, and got me triple crown lives in Super Mario 3D World. On accident he also discovered you could pop into a Koopla-less Shell in and kick yourself around.
He's finding secrets I never knew about.
So, Thanks Internet, Moving Technology and 8 year olds. Don't know how I lived before you.
TAY *ahem* Fellow Canadians, Japanese and you few Americans, For today's Suggested Topic(s):
- Your favourite, accidental (or not) trick and/or glitch you've found in any game. Tell us your favourite gaming secrets and moments of discovery.
- What did I do before the PS Button was a thing? Theorize. I'll crown a winner.
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