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June 10, 2013.....a day that will live in infamy....

Wow. Just Wow. How do you put into words a moment when thousands of gamers, many in LA, more watching from parts unknown, collectively smiled so big, you could feel it over the internet and across the world? That was my experience during the Sony Press Conference on night 0 of E3, 2013. Microsoft had spent the morning trying to make us forget that their new console, the confusedly named, XBox One, had quite the dark side. It must report into its master once a day, lest it be deactivated by the Microsoft overlord of licenses. Used games, well, that's complicated, see pages 235 thru 490 of the Official Microsoft Tome of Rules and Regulations. Rental Games, that is not....Nope, ain't happening. Lending a game, maaaybe once, if you follow the 34 step licensing transfer protocols. Oh, and you aren't getting it back, so actually when i say "lending", i mean "giving". The point. The XBox One was mired so deep in feelings of disappointment and confusion, Microsoft was already filling us with dark clouds. Could they be losing the "console wars", Sony hadn't even said a word, yet. But then Sony did. They slow played their hand. They let us stew in our own anticipation for what seemed like hours. Games were introduced. Speakers spoke. Trailers sizzled, but would it matter? I was already resigned to my fate of being left out of the next gen console revolution. I was refusing to spend 500 dollars on a box that had more control over my games than my mother did when i was 8. Expect the worst and never be disappointed, i always say....well, not always, but tonight. Then it happened. The PlayStation 4 rode in on its magnificent white steed, sleighed the dragon and stood there and basked in the glow of a grateful gamer nation. The console wars, which were just beginning.....were over? Probably not for long, but for now....for E3. Sony had given us exactly what we needed to believe the next gen will be even more fantastic than the last. That's all i really wanted...to believe the best was yet to come. How about you? Are you still smiling? I am. Thank You Sony