PS2

  • The Sony PS2 Surpasses 150 Million Units Sold

    The Playstation 2 is eleven years old and just hit the major milestone of a 150 million units sold. Impressive? Yep, that’s more than even the Game Boy and DS. Read More

  • DI-Someone else: Wireless motorized mountainboard (with remote!)

    Details are sketchy (but there’s lots to learn if you read the comments), but here’s another college student DIY project. Yes, I know it’s a little old, but it’s Sunday, and this is one of those “in case you missed it” things. Anyway, a college student mounted a snowboard on wheels, added a motor, wireless remote via a PS2 controller, and made a project… Read More

  • The PS2 is 10 years old today

    It’s the PS2‘s 10th birthday today in Japan (where’s it’s already Friday). It was originally released on March 5, 2000. Bill Clinton was still the president, Triple H was the WWE Champion, and reality TV didn’t even exist yet. The iPod was still a year and change away, and Mac OS X wasn’t even in open beta yet. Windows XP was still months away. Twitter… Read More

  • The Audiovox VOD10PS2 uses a PS2 to babysit ADHD kids on roadtrips

    Tuners and posers have been putting PS2s into cars for as long as the system has been out, but Audiovox is targeting a completely new crowd. Its new VOD10PS2 system combines the gaming system that can also play DVDs with a 10.2-inch 16:9 LCD screen and packs it all into a roof-mountable package. Plus, the system comes with two wireless controllers, two fold-flat IR wireless headsets, two… Read More

  • Sony patent shows surefire method of PS2 emulation possible on all PS3 models

    Think back to the autumn of 2006, right before the big PS3 launch. Expecting someone to pay five-hundred-and-ninety-nine-U.S.-dollars was (rightly) considered ludicrous, but the ability to play the entire PS2 library on the system somewhat lessened the blow. But then Sony removed the Emotion Engine chip from the PS3, thus rendering it unable to play PS2 games. (More recent models, like the… Read More

  • There will be a Silent Hill 1 remake for the Wii this fall

    Here’s the latest proof that the entertainment industry is creatively bankrupt. Konami has confirmed that it will remake—or, rather, “re-imagine”—the original Silent Hill. The guys who developed Silent Hill: Origins will be responsible for the game. It’ll come out for the Wii, PS2 (?!) and PSP this fall. Oh, boy. Read More

  • Sony to offer PS2 for less than $100 starting April 1

    I recall picking up my PS2 on launch day back in 2000 and I sure played the hell out of that thing. I must have played Ridge Racer and Madden for hours on end, but it wasn’t by choice. Heh. There weren’t too many titles that interested me at launch, but I played the heck out of Sunny Garcia Surfing and SoCom. I hope it still works. Read More

  • PS2 at $99 on April 5: Reasonably sound rumor

    If we’re to believe some guy working at Kmart (and why shouldn’t we!), the PS2 will finally drop to $99 on April 5. So, if you’re planning on picking one up in the next week, don’t! At least wait till April 5 comes and goes to see if this rumor holds up. Read More

  • "Playstation 2 Portable" on eBay

    Homebrewer Ben decided that existing handheld systems just weren’t cutting it, so he went about creating a portable version of that venerable PS2. However, instead of hacking a controller onto a display and putting it all together, he appears to have put his PS2 Slim in a bag with a battery and is selling it for $500. Read More

  • Latin America is next on Sony's PlayStation radar

    Put yourself in Sony’s shoes for a moment. You’ve conquered the three biggest gaming markets out there in Japan, North America and Europe. (The slow start of the PS3, and the still perceived lack of “any” games for it doesn’t appear to lessen Sony’s chances of selling 10 million units by the end of its fiscal year.) Where do you go next? The answer, in… Read More

  • Tokyo Game Show: Developer talks Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World for the PS2 (video)

    The video was shot by and provided to CrunchGear first by DigInfo Tokyo. Everyone agrees that the Dragonball trailer looks pretty crappy, but at least Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World, a fighting game based on the famous Japanese anime/manga, looks pretty decent. Namco Bandai promises the game, one of the biggest crowd pleasers today at the Tokyo Game Show, will hit stores worldwide on December… Read More

  • Logitech announces the Wireless Microphone for rocking good times

    I was actually excited to see this announcement from Logitech until I saw which games it supported. Sadly, it only supports Boogie, High School Musical, Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore and Rock Band. Well, I guess I could use it for RB1. And RB2 and GH: WT come with wireless mics, so I guess I don’t really have anything to complain about. Logitech’s Wireless… Read More

  • Mortal Kombat: Kollection ships: Three games for $30

    So, who still likes Mortal Kombat? Bless your heart, then, for a new three-game collection has shipped to stores nationwide. It’s called Mortal Kombat: Kollection, and it includes 2004′s Mortal Kombat: Deception, 2005′s Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks and 2006′s Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. It’s for the PS2, as you can plainly see right there. In truth, none of these… Read More

  • PSA: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 in stores today


    Just a friendly reminder that EA’s TW09 is in stores today for the Xbox 360 ($60), PS2 ($40), PS3 ($60), PSP ($40) and the All-Play version ($50) is available for the Wii. Read More

  • Sony hopes to kickstart India’s gaming market with a new PS2

    Sony recently announced it will release the fourth version of the PS2 in India and Russia in late October. The new model will be slimmer and have a built-in AC adapter. Sony hopes that by continuing to support the PS2, it will help strengthen the developing gaming markets in those areas. They are still marketing the PS3 but Sony feels that most potential gamers in that market will be more… Read More

  • Atlus announces Persona 4 (I'm excited)

    You may have read my recommendation of Atlus’ monster hit, Persona 3: FES in a not-so-recent CrunchArcade column. It’s a great game, and as you can guess from the “3″ in its title, part of an ongoing series. Atlus just announced the next entry in the series, unsurprisingly titled Persona 4. I thought I’d mention it in case you hadn’t taken my advice… Read More

  • Sony has ‘no plans’ for downloadable PS2 games on PS3 Store

    Sony has shot down the “PS2 games on PlayStation Store?” rumor. For now. The rumor started after last week’s big Sony press conference where it announced a PlayStation movie store. Some of the screens on display showed PS2 games as being on the store, but Sony chalked that up to a mistake. At this point, we haven’t made any announcements, and there are no plans for… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Rock Band for PS2, $100 at Amazon

    If you’ve got a PlayStation 2 and you’ve been waiting to pull the trigger on Rock Band, then I can safely tell you to pull, dammit! Pull! Amazon.com has the PS2 Rock Band Special Edition bundle for $99.99, which includes free shipping. This same bundle sells for at least $140 just about everywhere else. Again, pull! via dealnews Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Red-colored PS2 debuts in Japan next month

    Ding ding ding d!ng…… Sony’s releasing a red-colored PS2 in Japan on July 3. It’s gonna cost you ¥16,000, or around $150, for the eight-year-old game console. Nowhere is it suggested that this model of the PS2 will be released here in the U.S. :-( And yes, in lieu of a PS3, I still have a PS2 connected to my TV, thank you very much. Read More

  • CrunchArcade: The Column


    CrunchArcade is a weekly column in which the week’s gaming news, reviews, and other games-related tidbits are collected and augmented for your pleasure and convenience. This week in CrunchArcade: iPhones, controversy, Master Miyagi vs. Pac-Man, and Japanese high-school kids blasting their spirit-brains out in Persona 3: FES. Read More

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