Win a Free PlayStation 4 by Telling Us Your Greatest Gaming Moment

What's your greatest gaming moment?

Sometimes winning stuff is hard, but it doesn't have to be. Here at GameSpot, we want to make it easy for you to win a PlayStation 4. All you have to do is tell us your greatest gaming moment.

Not here in the comments though. You won't win by commenting here. You'll need to squeeze that experience down into a tweet along with @GameSpot and the hashtag #GreatestGamingMoment. And be sure to follow @GameSpot on Twitter as well so we can contact you if you win (don't worry, after the winners are announced, you can always unfollow us).

My personal greatest gaming moment? Getting a five-star rating on EVERY song in Guitar Hero 1 AND 2 on PS2. To everyone who said I could've used that time to learn a real instrument...you were probably right. But if they ever make an instrument controlled exclusively with five colored buttons that you jam in time to notes falling on a screen, I will be a rock god.

Winners for the contest will be picked and announced during our The Lobby live show on August 12 at 2PM PST. Unfortunately, for our international readers, this contest is limited to the US only.

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Discussion

241 comments
jark888
jark888

When experience excellent games(Uncharted 3, God of War 3, & Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition) in HD on PS3 for the first time. I well realized that the contest ended.

kristi654321
kristi654321

When Joel finds Ellie killing David and catch her ,that was extremely amazing (The Last of Us)

jacksisjax15
jacksisjax15

i was really little and my brother who just left for college on wedensday would wake up really early to play superman returns on the playstation 2. One morning i woke up and it was snowing and my brother told me to sit with him and watch him play. After a while he got up to leave to pee and he gave me the remote to play. That was the first time i ever played and the last time i can remember that my brother was nice to me… :'(

immortaltech6
immortaltech6

Anybody win? Couldn't catch the show, can't find a re-run. 

signamullet
signamullet

Beating the first boss in 7th Saga.  That game was epic!!!

signamullet
signamullet

Beating the first boss in 7th Saga for the SNES.  That game was epic!!!

legitnate82
legitnate82

A couple weeks ago me and my family went to a family trip in Duluth, MN. We stayed at a water park/hotel at the Edge Water Park. We had a lot of fun, we went swimming and there was this little arcade next to the water park. Everything in the arcade was free except for this one machine where you had to pay $1 for each try. It was The Balloon Buster (if you dont know what a balloon buster is its basically like a claw machine but you have to pop the balloon to get your prize). Each balloon was covered by a plastic shield with a golf ball sized hole in the center and each balloon had a prize strapped to it (Prizes: Ipod 5, Ipad Mine, PS Vita, Beats Headphones, and a Black op 2 Disk for Xbox 360 with a 3 month gold membership taped to it). In order to win the prize you have to pop the balloons with a needle just slightly smaller than the hole. I had $10 dollars spare at the time so I tried it out and you wouldn't believe what happened. In just 7 trys won 3 out of the 5 prizes, I won an Ipod 5 (3 trys), a PS Vita (2 trys), and a Black op 2 disk for xbox 360 and the 3 months memberships (2 trys). Then i screamed "YEEEAAAAHHH!!!! THIS IS THE LUCKIEST DAY OF MY LIFE!!!".

joshua6775
joshua6775

Believe it or not, my greatest gaming moment happened last Friday, and I've been a gamer for decades...

MLB The Show 14 on PS4. Road to the Show mode. I'm a 3B for the Chisox in my 5th season, my stats are getting up there, so I've been competing for league leads in offense for a while now.  Going into the final week of the year I had the batting average lead by a few points over Mike Trout, I was behind in RBI's by 3 trailing eric Hosmer and 2 HR's behind Crush Davis of Baltimore.   I went on a rampage over the final 4 games and pulled ahead of Hosmer and trout but was still behind in HR's.


2nd to last game of the year I hit a grand slam against Detroit off of Verlander to tie the HR leader. The last game of the year was against Detroit also, my first AB was against Drew Smyly, I dropped his first pitch into the Home Team bullpen to take the outright lead in HR's. 


I won the Triple Crown, League MVP and Hank Aaron award over the final 4 games of the year. I had trailed in HR and RBI all season.  MLB The Show is the greatest sports game of all time. 

siahsan
siahsan

My dad asking me while still a teenager. Why do you like "this" game so much? Which at the time I was playing, Metroid Prime and singing along to it. I laughed so hard and said, Dad you are the one that made me get hooked on Metroid from childhood. Oh I guess, he reply's. A lot of the game franchises I play is because my dad picked those games out for me to play when I was little :).

joeyboy00
joeyboy00

playing uncharted game is fun to play and i hope i can play the upcoming uncharted 4 on ps4 :)

jean_pierrelr
jean_pierrelr

Playing Red dead Redemption I had one horsey all the way through.  It was my mate, with me through the good times and the bad.  Really felt for the thing, so on one mission I parked horsey at the top of a canyon and snuck down to the bad dudes at the bottom.  Once I had my way with them I signaled for horsey to come get me but in hindsight I may have signaled him a couple times to many.  Horsey freaked out and came down the quickest route he could find,  Straight off the cliff.  Horsey jumped down and died at my feet.  I burst out laughing...and the laughter turned to tears.  Twas a sad day :'(  


jdajt911
jdajt911

I grew up in Ecuador at the time in which kids best times was playing soccer or being outside, i finally made it to the US and my neighbor's kid had an N64, afterwords i ended up having one and was introduce to once of the the best games i will ever known to play, the legend of Zelda occarena of times. years later i followed and played the coming games and followed the stories mythology. the story was so good i decided to write a story basely on the hero of time which got me a 1st place 1000 dollar creative writing contest in high school, which led me to collage as a creative writing major in which this NOV 2014 i will graduate :). to sum it all up coming to America and playing this one game the legend of zelda was the greatest game moment which changed and sculpted my life.

zedris
zedris

Getting Server First LK Heroic 25 and getting Invisibles reins on the first Shot and 24 people yelling at my luck on vent. Best gaming feeling ever :)

itsadriel
itsadriel

When I did a barrel roll in Star Fox.

Keaze_
Keaze_

I was at an amusement park.  There was this building called "The Nintendo Dome" or "Nintendome".  During the age of the Nintendo 64.  I spent hours in there everytime I went to that park.  Anyways, this one time, I come in and see that they are holding a special event.  There is a contest, 10 players play side by side on N64s the game "Major League Baseball feat. Ken Griffey Jr.".  It's a homerun competition.  How many homeruns can you do in 10 pitches.  I was a huge baseball fan, and had that game and played it a lot back then, so I signed up to play.  Now, there is a cheat code in the game, a combination of buttons you press while you're waiting for the pitcher to throw the ball.  It's an auto-homerun cheat.  It's like 10 button presses you have to do; I knew them by heart.  I used the code on every pitch, and made homeruns on every pitch.  Everyone in the place was amazed at how well I was performing.  I ended up winning and got a giant Mario teddy.  Noone found out I was cheating. Heh.


It was a great feeling at that age.  


I'm Canadian so won't win the PS4.  I'm just telling this story to apologize to people that could have won the Mario teddy that I robbed from them lol.  Sorry people.

krazyaj7
krazyaj7

All I have to say is EARTHBOUND. One of the greatest RPGs of all time. This is where I beat my 1st game and from that point I knew I was a serious gamer cause I re played it and wanted to beat it faster and get extra points/lvl/etc. So my father who watched me play since I could crawl and mash buttons said from this point every game you beat I will buy you another one. It didn't last long, but he tried. To keep his promise he bought me a game anytime his wallet allowed then right before he pasted away recently It made me pull out my SNES and play it once more in remembrance of him. Earthbound Is the beginning of not just that Amazing gaming moment, but it is also the beginning of that life lasting bond that I shared between my father.

ogbeebe710
ogbeebe710

Playing the Atari before everything got real literally 

phillywarrior
phillywarrior

my best gaming moment was in battlefield 3. I was a sniper and shot a driver flying down the road with the truck full of players, I shot the driver in the head, and the truck kept driving straight over a mine, and blew them all up. Only if it was a ps4 so I could save that clip.... im not gonna lie, I was just aiming for any of the players because it was so hard to hit a moving target that fast, and it was a totally lucky shot

slipz_
slipz_

playing FF7 and wanting to be just like cloud. wanting a buster sword and in every class making comic sketches of FF7 and how i wanted to make the next FF game. also playing wind waker and link 4 swords with friends was a blast 

lilchris2014
lilchris2014

My gaming moment was when I won my first quick scoping mach

DireBane_SXE
DireBane_SXE

Being summoned to a friend's game in Dark Souls PC...

matthollywood
matthollywood

Easily my best gaming moment ever...I was about 7 years old and had never beat a game in my life.  It was something that was just seemed so out of reach.  But then one day I learned the legendary Konami code for the NES game Contra.  Because of that cheat to gain 30 lives, I was able to finally beat Contra.  I will never forget finishing off the final boss, then watching as my helicopter escaped that exploding island and finally I was greeted with a screen of text congratulating me on saving the universe and that I should consider myself a hero.  Well 7 year old me was beaming.  I had chills throughout my entire body, and I truly felt like a hero.  Best feeling ever!

coneman1
coneman1

I believe it was when my grandson sat down next to me while I was playing one of the Ace Combat  series of games. And for the first time I saw in his eyes the excitement and surprise of what he was seeing on my big screen. That was a couple of years ago, he's been playing video games with me ever since. I truly believe it's made us a lot closer. Even though this may be not directly game related,I think it was a very real and important moment.

aj1grant
aj1grant

For me it was the first game i ever played. Super mario for super nintendo..

mehmetdk
mehmetdk

When I completed the first God of War on God Mode in my old PS2 Slim. I would never be able to do it when I was a kid, but then I tried completing it last winter. The feeling was amazing when I beat Ares senseless. So many restarts...

rs182
rs182

When I played Sega CD games.....oh so horrible! Or buying my N64 with Zelda ocarina of time(I thought it was even more awesome because of the gold cartrige) and spending time at the lake hylia fishing pond.

marianojeda
marianojeda

my greatest moment was when i was 8 beating the first silent hill with my cousin

tylercb101
tylercb101

Cod 4, Getting home from school and jumping right on xbox....till bed time. i knew the maps like i know the back of my hand and i was amazing.

lorenzo802
lorenzo802

I can't choose a certain one... there's 3 reason why I love video games. That moment you just loose yourself and you ARE living the game. When you team up with a random person and become great friends while killing zombies. And those moments with friends that just make you laugh and drop to the floor laughing. My favorite gaming moment is every moment, except when I'm playing COD :(

canuckbiker
canuckbiker

I would find it impossible to pick just one.

pittboy1
pittboy1

My greatest gaming memory is doing all the glitches in cod 4 with friends.

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

my greatest gaming moment is when I fapped to the lara croft nude patch. now where's my ps4? oh that's right, I already have one I was joking.

kezz12345678
kezz12345678

US only contest again Gamespot?  Thanks for disrespecting your Canadian fans again.

christiaan1996
christiaan1996

My dad teaching me how to play Monster Truck Madness 1  on the pc back in 1998...I was 2 years old then...my dad is the BEST dad EVER!!!!!!!!!!! He is a gamer as well, but more casual than a few years back! I still enjoy Monster Truck Madness on my older pc that I put in a cabinet with all my old famicom systems and cartridges...the original DOOM, The Sims 1, Unreal, Command & Conquer, DBZ Ultimate Battle 22, 4x4 Evolution 2, Test Drive Offroad 2 are all games I grew up playing...I Don't have TWITTER!!! Wish that gamespot would do something and just send a few consoles to my house in South Africa, P.O. Box 2468, Komani, 5322, Queenstown, Eastern Cape South Africa...would give my buddies something cool for Christmas or the holiday season in September....

Dimebag_Darrell
Dimebag_Darrell

My greatest gaming moment had to be a few years ago when my extended family was over for a family party. A bunch of the kids were around including the "What's an Atari? Can it connect to my smartphone?" generation. I had pulled out my old NES a few weeks earlier for some classic gaming. It was still out with a pile of cartridges sitting next to it. The kids saw it and got curious, so I grabbed a multiplayer racing game off the cartridge stack and pulled it in. 

At first, they were bored by the whole experience, but then they started getting into it and fighting over the controllers for who got to go next. By the end of the night they gone through four or five of my old multiplayer games, including a good hour of head-to-head Duck Hunt. It was just great watching all the millennial having so much fun with my old, dusty NES like it was any other modern system.

zipzipdude
zipzipdude

Teaching my little sister to play Pokémon Ruby, seeing her smile when she evolved her first Pokémon (Mudkip), and then having to trade her my Groudon after she released hers for "not having a Jolly nature". FML

jasonbrown1982
jasonbrown1982

Don't have one because I cannot afford to buy a console!!!!!!!!!

paperwarior
paperwarior

I've shilled worse on social media. I don't care because I don't really use it. At least I get to share an anecdote here.

RElKO57
RElKO57

this wasn't my entry, but in MLB the show 14, in RTTS, my rookie pitcher got to throw game 7 of the world series, against yu darvish... it was a pitching duel down to the 7th when i hit my only homerun of my career, a two run shot, got taken out in the 9th but my runs were the only of the game and the deciding factor. since then (4 seasons), i've never been back to the world series. my entry was the time i blew up 7 CTs with one grenade in a clan match on counter strike source, i'll never forget it. we planted the bomb at b in de_dust2 and i stood in the plant area, threw a grenade into the tunnel, it was only me and one other guy left, he was sniping to my right and i saw him go down as i threw the nade, teamspeak went apeshit, it was legendary

Blk_Mage_Ctype
Blk_Mage_Ctype

Ugh, always with the Twitter... I don't have one and I don't want one either, I've already given into peer pressure in the past and opened a Friendster, Myspace, and Facebook account that I never use, so I'm not falling into that trap again just so that in 2 years from now whatever new social networking fad site can crop up and I'll have to start one of those as well.


But hey, if you even need an epic online moment, there's one for ya, me not opening yet another account on another pointless social networking fad site that nobody will even use anymore 2 years from now.

papezonejr
papezonejr

I've always struggled with MLB the Show, but I love baseball so I get it every year. I consistently have a horrendous record and my batting average is probably around somewhere like .170. That all changed when I played MLB the Show 14. I didn't adjust the sliders to cheapen it or anything. I went out there and pitched no hits, no walks, no errors into the 7th inning. At that point, I decided to start streaming the game to Twitch. Sure enough, I completed a perfect game on my very first time playing. It was awesome. Needless to say I got back to sucking after that....

Tranula
Tranula

Realizing in Far Cry 2 I was supposed to be taking Malaria pills after I died from a red screen.  Needless to say I quit playing after that.

turtlejoe
turtlejoe

@immortaltech6 Use the link above in the last paragraph to get you straight to the episode in question. They announced the winner in the last few minutes. Can't remember the Twitter handle but I think the first name was Ryan.

canuckbiker
canuckbiker

They probably couldn't point out where we are on a map anyway.