In 2012, our dear friends and partners at thatgamecompany brought a transcendent, award-winning game to the PlayStation universe that has connected gamers worldwide. Journey is a game that truly encapsulates our imagination and emotion into an experience like no other. If you’ve ascended the mountain, you know exactly what I mean.
On July 21st, Journey will descend onto PS4 more stunningly beautiful than ever. If you have yet to discover its wonders, or desire to soar above the ruins and glide across the sands once again, this is the perfect time. Additionally, Journey will support cross buy. If you have digitally purchased it already for PS3, you can download it free for PS4. #OurJourney — What Did Your Journey Experience Mean To You?
I could pen 5 pages of poetry to describe Journey, but this is a game that has meant something different to everyone. We’d like to call upon PlayStation fans worldwide to share “What Your Journey Experience Meant To You”, and watch it come together at journey.playstation.com.
• Grab your phone, turn it toward you, record, and share your video testimonial on YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. • Tag it with the hashtag #OurJourney
Visit journey.playstation.com where we’ll feature many of the memories and emotions that have impacted us all during our journey.
So, what did your Journey experience mean to you? If you can’t answer that question yet, then you certainly can on July 21st.
Finally, if you happened to miss it, you can still pre-order the Journey vinyl featuring the Grammy-nominated score from composer Austin Wintory, in a stunning 2-disc LP set from our friends at iam8bit.
Thank you to developer Tricky Pixels and creators thatgamecompany for bringing the experience of Journey to PlayStation 4.
Aaron Kaufman - Community Strategist, Santa Monica Studio
It was nearing midnight as the Impala sped down another nameless road as you and Dean made your way back to the bunker, nothing but Dean’s tapes playing through the silent cab.
It was one of Dean’s quieter mixes, the one’s he saved for the long nighttime drives, or after a hunt had gone wrong, when the thought of silence was maddening and AC/DC just didn’t feel right.
As one song ended, the next began; the soft tappings of a classic 80′s keyboard filling the car. You smile. You were a sucker for corny, romantic, rock songs, and this was one of your favorites.
As the voice of Steve Perry drifts through the speakers, you hum along, your fingers tapping to the beat along the armrest of the passenger door.
Highway run into the midnight sun Wheels go round and round You’re on my mind.
You close your eyes, letting the music relax you into the leather seat, ignoring the shooting pain in your lower back from being tossed across a room by a vamp.
As the guitar picks up, your hand balls into a fist, drumming along in the air to the beats as the tempo quickens.
They say that the road Ain’t no place to start a family Right down the line It’s been you and me.
As you feel yourself drifting away to the music, your eyes bolt open as another voice accompanies Perry’s.
“Circus life. Under the big top worlddddd. We all need the clowns, to make us smile.”
Your eyes shoot to Dean’s, your gaze pulling his away from the road to meet yours.
You had never heard Dean sing before. Hum–all the time–but never full out, actually sing like he was now. Your eyes go wide as his voice matches Perry’s note for note, shocked to find badass, legendary hunter, Dean Winchester, has a secret talent; singing.
A smile spreads across his face, carefree wrinkles forming in the corners of his eyes.
“Through space and time, always another showwwww!”
As your mouth hangs open, Dean just shrugs at you, his eyebrows raising in a silent, “why not?”
“Wondering where I am, lost without you.”
Steve Smith bangs on the drummers, bringing the beat back up.
“And being apart ain’t easy on this love affair.” You sing at him. “Two strangers learn to falllllllllllllllllllllll in love again,” you throw your head back. “I get the joy of rediscovering you.” You reach out towards Dean. “Oh, boy, you standddddd by me.” Dean laughs, shaking his head as you keep your arm outstretched towards him.
“I’m forever yourssssss.” He joins in with you, his eyes jumping back and forth between you and the road. “Faithfully.” You quietly finish, the guitars and keyboards slowly taking you to the end.
“Whooa, oh-oh-ooh.” You sing to each other.
“Whooa, oh-oh-ooh, oh.” Both of your voices growing louder, competing for the lead vocals.
“Whooa, oh-oh-oh, oh-whoooooa-oh!” You shout at each other, each of you desperately holding the note as long as you can, your voices cracking as neither of you can hold on for much longer.
Dean breaks first, his chest heaving as he gasps in air. You burst out laughing, falling over yourself as Dean coughs, trying to catch his breath.
Faithfully I’m still yours
“That was perfect.” You wheeze in between your laughs, unable to remember the last time you were able to enjoy something so simple, but so much fun.
“You tell Sam about this and your dead.” He warns with a finger pointed in your direction, his lips upturned and his voice holding nothing but this small moment of happiness with you.
I’m forever yours Ever yours
“Promise.” You cross your fingers over your heart and his lips purse as he tries not to laugh at you.
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It is a mistake to separate love from those who carry it. How can I trust love in itself? It is a mixture of human, accompanying the flaws, and God, in its mystery.
Love is interconnected with so many parts of ourselves. It’s like a monolithic hybrid that refuses to be pinned down or explained. Thus, It takes a lot of understanding and forgiveness of oneself and others to expand the scope of feeling, to feel anything other than bitterness and to let love rush in without constraint. It is a journey of trials and triumphs.
All I know is that even if love has become terrifying, escape is not the way for healing.
Growing up in rural southeastern Ohio, I always knew that I was gay, but I resented that part of myself. I wanted to be “normal,” to be like everyone else. In 1996, at the age of twenty, when I encountered a church that assured me that God could set me free from my same-sex attractions, I latched on.
Over the next 13 years, I began seeking God’s direction and forging my own path in my effort to live out this life of being an ex-gay.
I’ve been doing a lot of research about veganism, being vegan, what it means for me and you and animals and the planet. It’s not even a choice….it seems obvious. There are books and books written about the positives of a plant-based diet, and zero written about the negatives. That fact alone….and it goes completely with everything I believe in and consider important. How can I continue to be part of a process that results in so much destruction and fear? And the animals I used to eat, they lived in fear and died in fear, and why would I ever want to take that on myself by eating that? That fear then becomes a part of me. And if the mind/body/spirit connection is true (and I believe it to be true, know it to be true), I’m not just doing this to improve my health and that of the planet’s, this is for my soul and my mind. The reason we’re here is to become as conscious as possible, consciousness is God. And we each hold that spark of consciousness that makes each one of us God. So I want to see if I can make that spark burn brighter. I haven’t committed to anything permanent yet, I’m being patient with myself and letting this process of letting go happen as it will. I’m done with meat entirely, and dairy. However, eggs will be harder for me to let go and I’ll most likely be consuming them occasionally. But this is a big step for me in terms of coming closer to my authentic, true self and letting everything else that isn’t true or harmful or toxic just fall away. Everything I’m looking for is already existing inside of me; it’s just a question and process of letting everything else go.