Parents finally cave and buy 33 year old son playstation 1

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#1 Posted by mrintro (1354 posts) -

KENOSHA, WI—Having refused to purchase the video game console since its introduction in 1994, local parents John and Melissa Gionda confirmed Thursday that they had finally caved in and bought a Sony PlayStation 1 for their 33-year-old son, Daniel. “It has some violent games I still don’t approve of, but I know it’s something Daniel really wanted, so we finally figured, ‘Why not?’” Melissa Gionda said shortly after purchasing a bundle package containing the PlayStation console, a 1-megabyte memory card, and copies of Crash Bandicoot, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2, andSpyro The Dragon for the 2002 college graduate and digital marketing analyst. “We’ve always felt that video games would have been a huge distraction from his schoolwork and first four jobs after college, but Daniel has been patient and waited long enough to get a PlayStation. As long as he doesn’t sit around all day in front of the TV, it’ll be fine. And we got him an extra controller, too, so he can play it with his friends or his son Mark.” Despite buying the video game system, the Giondas confirmed that they still refuse to buy the 33-year-old a copy of the 1992 Megadeth album Countdown To Extinction.

http://www.theonion.com/articles/parents-finally-cave-and-buy-33yearold-son-playsta,34640/

#2 Posted by Xaero_Gravity (8536 posts) -

You don't know what The Onion is do you?

#3 Edited by lundy86_4 (41673 posts) -

Why are you posting an Onion article? The image is photoshopped FFS.

#4 Posted by kingtone85 (47 posts) -

wow. he need to find a rope or go to a bridge and jump immediately.

#5 Posted by TheTruthIsREAL (631 posts) -

LMFAO

#6 Posted by silversix_ (12562 posts) -

lool looks at the weather in the top left corner


32°
Icy winds ruining hair, freezing it that way
#7 Edited by SolidTy (40438 posts) -

He earned it.

#8 Edited by Wutabi (19 posts) -

"Local Teen Walks In On Family Masturbating" Lmfaoooooooo

#9 Edited by Krelian-co (9133 posts) -
#10 Posted by DefconRave (502 posts) -

The Onion is my main source of news. Screw other media outlets, the onion is the only voice of truth.

:)

#11 Edited by good_sk8er7 (4235 posts) -
#12 Posted by AppleFan1991 (2927 posts) -

#13 Posted by bobbetybob (18876 posts) -

...why are people saying he doesn't know what the Onion is? Maybe he was just posting it because it's funny and related to games. Not appropriate for System Wars, but doesn't mean TC thought it was real.

#14 Edited by PhazonBlazer (10985 posts) -

It's funny cause Playstation put it on their Facebook lel

#15 Posted by worknow222 (1394 posts) -

What!!! he still Doesn't have Countdown to extinction Geez get with the times man.

#16 Posted by psymon100 (6138 posts) -

The Onion is my main source of news. Screw other media outlets, the onion is the only voice of truth.

:)

Agreed. People claim that it's satire, it's really not.

Anyway thank you TC for this human interest piece. I for one am glad he finally got to play what I'd considering one of the greatest consoles of all time.

#17 Posted by drekula2 (1667 posts) -

most of the people in this thread are like Daniel

#18 Posted by mrintro (1354 posts) -

Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 was an amazing game. The new generation of gamers totally missed out on this franchise.

#19 Posted by lundy86_4 (41673 posts) -

TC, go away.

Moooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooods, lock!

#20 Posted by senses_fail_06 (6727 posts) -

@mrintro said:

Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 was an amazing game. The new generation of gamers totally missed out on this franchise.

So true. I know some people were partial to 3 and THUG, but 2 was just ultra revolutionary for its time. In my top 50 of all time.

#21 Posted by Heil68 (40600 posts) -