It’s a happy time to remember memes, frustrations, first times, twisted sexual fantasies, and virtual triumphs we cherish for real.

Everyone woke up this morning to find #PlayStationMemories trending on Twitter — and #PlayStationMemory not far behind for those with iffy powers of recall. It’s brought out a sentimental streak in cynical game journalists and super-busy game developers alike. And as we tick off the minutes before Sony pulls back the curtain on their latest — and possibly last — console, we collected a bunch of those funny, thoughtful, and occasionally thoughtless memories created during PlayStation’s 18-year history.

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