So Long, PlayStation 2, It Was Nice Knowing You

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Laptop Adapters...

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iplayoneasy

Always respected the juice the consoles can put out for the hardware they have.

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TrollBot5000

I saw this article yesterday when it first came up but I always feel weird for some reason to be the first commenter so I waited. I regret selling my ps2 in a garage sale with all of my games and logitech controller for 60 bucks. Not that I'd really play many of the games anymore but I always seem to want to give Resident Evil 4 another spin. That and the ps2 was backwards compatible so now I can't play Final Fantasy VII for old times sake. I couldn't part with FFVII or the ps1 memory card so now it just sits here collecting dust. I think it was at E3 2009 or 10 I believe (Could be wrong about the year) that Sony said they were still committed to their ps2 customers with the slim model. Which was good of them considering microsoft didn't have the same level of support for the original xbox. I guess all things have to come to an end as I didn't expect the ps2 to be manufactured forever. It's had a good run but yeah it's time to say goodbye. Just thinking back to all the good times I had with it. Resident Evil, Grand Theft Auto, Gran Turismo, Splinter Cell, Final Fantasy X, the list goes on.

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noobstix

My cousin has both the original "fat" PS2 as well as the "slim" model although the former was modded to play "discless" games *wink wink*. Both consoles surprisingly still worked after all these years. I can remember my cousin buying a handful of memory cards to hold all of our saved games and the fact that we had to scramble to find ones that had enough free space on them. But now I play on his PS3 which isn't so bad.

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vrmlbasic

I'm not sad to see the PS2 go. As others have said, it was more useful as a DVD player than as a game console. I'm saddened that the PS2 survived for so long as Sony was so dishonest with its marketing; the graphics paled compared to the Dreamcast. I'm not sure that I remember playing too many games on the PS2 with detailed, textured 3d environments. Most models were simply colored, often with large monochromatic parts, as Sony's vaunted GPU was infamously weak on texturing (and everything else, honestly).

As a gamer I can't forgive the PS2 for ruining great titles like Deus Ex (the PS2 couldn't handle the PC version and the dumbed down port deterred many of my console friends from playing it for years) and hyping up the garish bloom effect (Ico).

Luckily Sony seems to be getting a touch of comeuppance for their dishonest marketing, underhanded competition with SEGA & its superior product and causing gaming to regress by keeping crap hardware alive for far too long with the comparatively poor PS3 sales.

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kixofmyg0t

Awww look it's someone who never heard of Shadow of the Colossus, God of War, Black or Metal Gear Solid 3.

Aren't you just the cutest thing.

Plus, remind us again what "superior" console was forgotten about the minute the PS2 came out? Oh yes the Dreamcast.

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myh1tlist101

While it's arguable that the Dreamcast (a remarkable system that never got its chance) is better than the PS2 don't forget all the great original IP's that the Playstation had (unfortunately many of which didn't receive sequels). Ratchet and Clank, Sly Cooper, Jak and Daxter, God of War, Devil May Cry, but I digress. While not as numerous as Dreamcast or Gamecube (both of which are criminally under rated) exclusives these were still great. If the PS3 had continued this trend I probably would have bought one (good thing it didn't because it allowed me to get a Wii and PC gaming). Looking back this comment seems to be a completely pointless excuse for nostalgia but what the hell.

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Damnlogin

Why was the Gamecube under rated? The only games that looked good on it were Zelda, Mario, Metriod and Pacman -.- Oh and Soul Caliber :P
The only thing i didn't like about the Dreamcast was the remote.

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firefox91

I had no idea they were still making the PS2. I thought they stopped shortly after the PS3 came out. I still have the original v1 PS2 that I got for Christmas in 2000. It was incredibly hot shit then and everyone wanted one and none were to be found. My friend worked at Toys R Us and held one for himself which he ended up just letting me buy. Of course it got more use as a DVD player than a gaming console. PC gaming is where my heart is.

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Architek9

you served honorably PS2

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Sir Hobbes3

haha, the only reason i have a console is because i have a PS2, all my games are on my PC.

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jedisamurai

Emulate? You want to buy a $3000.00 PC to emulate a $50.00 PS2 and a $30.00 Dreamcast? I guess that's enthusiasts for you....

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Caboose

Well, if you're spending 3k on a PC, you're going to be playing some current PC games as well. Unless you have more money than brains. In that case, buy a Mac.

I emulate all my "classic" consoles on my HTPC. I've ripped all my disc based games to image files that live happily on my file server. Disc gets loaded in emulator over gigabit lan.

Hell, my HTPC cost about $400 and does a damn good job of emulating all the cartridge based systems, as well as PS1, PS2, and GameCube.

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kitsunekaji

Yep, you can always emulate the PS2 -even though you need a pretty powerful system for some games. Dreamcast is also a great system to emulate.

There were some great titles for PS2 though, epic stuff.

Can you say Space Channel 5!? lol

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Peanut Fox

PS2 emulation is amazingly poor even on a modern day high end PC. Frame rate, texture, and audio inaccuracy are persistence across most of the systems games.

Even doing emulation on a system like the SNES requires speed hacks and other tricks just to get a number of the games to play correctly.

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Damnlogin

Snes was a breeze to emulate. For some reason my PS2 won't cough up the damn BIOS -.-

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Caboose

Google it.

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vrmlbasic

Powerful? I was emulating it and the superior Dreamcast years ago with a single-core AMD processor on gen-1 DDR RAM and a piece of junk Nvidia GPU that might have actually predated Unified Shader Architecture.

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Caboose

I emulate PS2 games pretty good on my HTPC. GPU is a passive Radeon 5460 1GB, and I have a dual-core AMD CPU w/4GB DDR3 RAM.

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Jacob Stanbery

It's ok. There's still always PCSX2.

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