Long Live Play PSN Community Spotlight

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Long Live Play PSN Community Spotlight

It’s Saturday morning, which means it’s time for another PSN Community Spotlight! Powered by your stories on the PlayStation Community Forums, it’s your chance to be get your PlayStation story featured on the PlayStation.Blog. Remember, if your post is selected, you’ll be getting a $50 PlayStation Store voucher code.

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This week’s spotlight is from PSN member IMA_BEAST_AT_IT, who tells the story of finding love from being a PlayStation gamer. Check out his story below, and share your thoughts in the comments!

Long Live Play.. and Love?

It was about 3 years ago when I got my PS3. The first game I played on it was Heavenly Sword, and boy was that game amazing. (Still hoping for a sequel). But I have to say that the game I spent the most time on was Call of Duty 4. Countless, countless hours went into that game. But I had never thought of how gaming on PlayStation could lead to one of the coolest moments of my life.

I was in the 11th grade at the time and one day after school I was in the library. I was on the computer just browsing different gaming sites. Then this girl sat at the computer next to me and when I glanced at her… she was the most beautiful girl I’d ever seen! I wanted to talk to her so bad, but I was so nervous. I sat there for at least 15 minutes trying to gain enough confidence just so she could realize I existed. As luck would have it, her phone rang, and I heard her speak. She said something like, “No, I already ate. When I’m done, I’m just gonna head home and play LittleBigPlanet“. It was now or never.

I asked her how much she was into games and it turned out, this girl was just as much a gamer as me! We spent nearly an hour talking about games and she invited me to her house for the weekend. We talked about games almost everytime we were together. She wasn’t really into action games, but I got her hooked on God of War.

As we started hanging out more we became close friends; but I knew we were meant to be more than that. I wanted to ask her out, but well, there went my nerves again. It wasn’t until about a month of hanging out when the idea hit me that would give me the courage to ask her out.

I borrowed LittleBigPlanet and spent about an hour creating my own level. I invited her over the next day and told her to play a “super awesome level” I created. All sackboy had to do was walk from one end of the screen to the other. But it’s what was on the background that stood out. I put in big bold letters “Would you like to go out with me?” She couldn’t stop smiling and she finally said yes. According to her, it was the cutest thing she had ever seen.

Our first date went perfect. We actually found out we had a lot in common. We went to a park, then a restaurant, then played some good old-fashioned games on the PlayStation 3. We went out a few more times after that before officially becoming a couple.

Fast forward to present day, and we are still together, and yes we both still love PlayStation games. We both were so excited when they announced God of War: Ascension! I am in love with this girl, and she is in love with me. All this is thanks to PlayStation. Without that, I can honestly say I would have never met my soulmate. Maybe in 3 years, I plan on editing that level I created on LBP, but instead it will have to say, “Will you marry me?”

Thank you PlayStation. For everything.

So what are your thoughts on IMA_BEAST_AT_IT ‘s story? Ever found true love through your own love of gaming? Share your thoughts in the comments on this story, and please keep comments central to this post. Congrats to IMA_BEAST_AT_IT, who is now the recipient of a $50 voucher redeemable in the PlayStation Store! Send in your stories here, and feel free to read IMA_BEAST_AT_IT ‘s original post here.

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