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“beYOOOOOOOW Beyowwwwwwww:” The Story Behind Sony’s Iconic PlayStation Opening Chime

[quads id=10] Got a news tip? Is there something you think we should be reporting on? Email news@usgamer.net. As a huge fan of retro games, certain beeps and boops from systems and titles can trigger a warm wash of nostalgic memories. One sound in particular takes me right back to the ’90s on a bullet train, though: The bzeeeew, bzeeeeeeeeew* hum that signals your PlayStation is coming to life. I’m not the only one who gets a rush from this bit of gaming ASMR, which is probably why Sony’s official…

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Sony’s Epitaph for the Vita and Handheld Gaming: “It’s a Business We’re no Longer in Now”

[quads id=10] Got a news tip? Is there something you think we should be reporting on? Email news@usgamer.net. December 3, 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the original PlayStation, and as such, there’s no shortage of retrospective content out there. Speaking with GameInformer for the anniversary, president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment Jim Ryan gave a brief eulogy for the Vita that suggests Sony sees itself as completely done with handhelds for the time being. In GameInformer’s extensive oral history looking back on Sony’s family of PlayStation hardware, both…

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