10/08/2013, With the next generation of video game consoles inching ever so closer to being released, we have a feeling you’re going to be putting your older consoles out to pasture. But before you do, consider what Dan Shanks did with an old PlayStation 2 he received from his manager at work. Instead of just throwing it out to become just another video game console in a large landfill, he repurposed […]
05/06/2013, If you still have a PlayStation 2 and have been on the fence whether or not you should trade it in for the $7.23 GameStop will probably give you for the aged console, then you have less than a month to decide if you should part with it or not. GameStop has started to display a message at its stores that say they will no longer be accepting PlayStation 2 […]
02/18/2013, This week is a pretty big one for gamers around the world as Sony is expected to announce its PlayStation 4 on Wednesday, which we’ll be there live to give you as much information as humanly possible. Leading up to their big event, Sony has been teasing the upcoming unveiling of the PlayStation 4 by highlighting previous versions of the console in their “Evolution of PlayStation” video series.
01/07/2013, We reported last year that by the end of 2012, the Sony PlayStation 2 would have stopped shipping to Japanese retailers. Since there was no mention of retailers around the world, we assumed that eventually Sony would stop shipping the aged console to them as well, and it looks like we were right. Sony has confirmed to The Guardian that after 12 years and with 150 million units sold worldwide, […]
12/28/2012, The PlayStation 2 is one of the legendary consoles out there, especially having sold about 150 million units since its launch in 2000. However it seems that all good things must come to an end as reports have it that the console will no longer be shipped to retailers in Japan, meaning that once stock has run out, that’s pretty much the end of it. We assume that similar practices […]
01/24/2012, Fans of the Grand Theft Auto franchise will most likely have played Grand Theft Auto 3 and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City on the Sony PlayStation 2, and if you were looking forward to seeing either of those games make their way onto the PlayStation 3, you might be in luck thanks to a recent ESRB rating which revealed that both games were being re-rated for a PlayStation 3 release.
07/25/2011, Abee Japan has just announced a new slim form factor PC casing that will no doubt turn heads (assuming you get to bring it out of the house or you get people back to your home to check it out) with its sexy looks and sleek build. Called the ACUBI A40, this computer housing resembles a PlayStation 2 that’s standing on its side. It stands 623mm tall, and supports Mini […]
07/08/2011, If you thought your PlayStation 2 video game collection was huge, wait until you see Ahans76′s collection. Ahan76 is a member of playstationcollecting.com and is to their knowledge the only collector in the world to have a full library of NTSC PlayStation 2 games. Yes, every single NTSC PS2 game in existence – and that’s not the best part. Every game has yet to be opened and remains in its […]
02/24/2011, If you’re a fan of console mods, you’re gonna love this one. A modder from England has recently turned his PlayStation 2 into a portable console. It wasn’t described how or what he did to achieve the mod, but from what we can see, it looks pretty impressive. It’s much too bulky to be brought around everywhere, and the lack of a battery pack basically forbids you from doing so […]
06/23/2010, Think that Sony’s PlayStation Portable doesn’t offer enough gaming prowess to satisfy you? You could always try and mod your PlayStation 2 into a portable console on its own, which is what this user has done, cramming the PS2 hardware into a portable case. It started off with an electronic toy which served as a casing, and eventually ending with it sporting a nice paint job, a lighted case fan, […]
04/23/2010, Do you find the built-in controls of the PSP clunky and hard to use? Why not hook it up to a full blown controller from a PlayStation 2? That’s what someone has done. The good news is that the hack didn’t require any hardware alternation to the PSP or the controller, rather a plug-in was used on the PSP firmware, and the controller and the PSP were hooked up via […]
04/16/2010, It is only a matter of time for the inevitable to happen – Sony could very well discontinue its PS2 console soon, and for those who keep track of pricing will realize that when it reaches the $99.97 price point at store shelves, it would mean Sony will not produce any more PS2s. Hats off to a wonderful console that has provided hundreds of thousands of hours to gamers worldwide.
08/21/2009, Sony has decided to put a lid on the PS2 backwards compatibility. What was once a “killer feature” against the Xbox 360 is now gone, and “it’s not coming back”, according to Sony’s John Koller. Why do you ask? My short answer is: too much trouble for what it’s worth – from Sony’s point of view, of course. To understand it fully, you have to understand how backwards compatibility works. […]