PS2

  • Okami on Wii: a match made in heaven, coming April 11

    Okami on Wii: a match made in heaven, coming April 11

    As soon as Okami came out, it was showered with praise as possibly the best Zelda-like game on the PS2, but the real question on everyone’s minds was: when is this awesome game going to come out on the Wii? The paintbrush mechanic, while functional with the dual shock, would be a revelation with a wiimote. It was finally confirmed a little while back that this very port would come to pass… Read More

  • There's still hope for PS2 backwards compatibility

    [photopress:ps22222.jpg,full,center] This month’s Electronic Gaming Monthly has an interview with PlayStation Network director Eric Lempell. Among other things, Lempell wants the world to know that PS3 backwards compatibility isn’t quite dead yet. (The 40GB PS3 killed backwards compatibility.) He says there may be a way through software emulation and other forms of wizardry for all PS3… Read More

  • PX-3000 is a real console but shouldn't be

    [photopress:px_3600_console_2.jpg,full,center] The PX-3000 is a real console that’s based on other real consoles. The PX-3000 also, incidentally, is a piece of garbage. Making the connection, if something that is based on something else is garbage, does that mean the thing it’s based on is garbage? Questions to ponder, friends. px-3600 console fakes xbox, ps2, ps3, wtf? [Technabob] Read More

  • Sony sells more PS2s than PS3s in November (and that's not as bad as you may think)

    Sony sells more PS2s than PS3s in November (and that's not as bad as you may think)

    Maybe people just really love the PS2? How else could you explain November’s sales numbers, which saw the PS2 sell 496,000 units vs. the PS3′s 466,000? (The Wii, despite the shortage, sold 981,000 and the 360 sold 770,000.) Actually, I wonder if Sony cares as much (that the PS2 outsold the PS3) as the inflammatory headlines you’re likely to see suggest. At this point, selling… Read More

  • PS2 still top played console for the year

    PS2 still top played console for the year

    Sony’s PS2 may be seven years old, but it’s still the most played console out there. Nielsen released figures yesterday covering the April-November period that show the PS2 accounted for 42.2 percent of all gaming minutes. The Xbox1 came in second, followed by the Xbox 360 and Gamecube. Wii and the PS3 round out the list. Even though Nielsen never contacted me, I’d day my own… Read More

  • Old school PlayStation shoes on eBay

    Old school PlayStation shoes on eBay

    Well look at these humdingers. They’re up for auction on eBay right now with a current bid of $1000 and there’s still three and a half days to go. They come with some pretty loud purple laces that you can’t see in this photograph, but why not just click on through and see what all the hubbub’s about? Man, these are size 13. I wear size 13. Should I buy them? I can’t… Read More

  • Cabela's 'Monster Bass' now available for PS2

    Cabela's 'Monster Bass' now available for PS2

    As the only CrunchGear writer born and raised in Minnesota, I’m pretty sure I got assigned to write this under the assumption that I enjoy bass fishing. Well, I don’t. I don’t really enjoy any type of fishing. I find the smell, the hand-slicing gills, and the lack of reliable internet access or power sources on the open water to be somewhat of an annoyance. Plenty of people from… Read More

  • NiGHTS into Dreams heading to the PS2 next year

    NiGHTS into Dreams heading to the PS2 next year

    Worst Photoshop in history? You decide. Forget that abomination of a NiGHTS game for the Wii (jkjk, guys), the real one is coming out for the PS2 soon enough. Sega announced that a port of NiGHTS into Dreams, complete with updated graphics and support for 16:9 TVs, will be released for the PS2 in Japan this February. We can only assume—hope, really—that it comes out over here. See, I… Read More

  • EA may cut prices on certain EA Sports titles

    EA may cut prices on certain EA Sports titles

    Uh oh. A guy in a suit is saying that Electronic Arts is going to be slashing the prices on certain EA Sports titles, mostly for the PlayStation 2 although I’d expect some PC-version cuts in there as well. These are the "08" games too like NBA Live 08, Madden 08, and Tiger Woods 08. Fourteen games in all will be price-reduced. Analyst Evan Wilson says that "pre-holiday price… Read More

  • Microsoft wants to keep Xbox 360 around for a while

    Microsoft wants to keep Xbox 360 around for a while

    If Microsoft has its way, you’ll still be happily playing your Xbox 360 into the next decade. Mindy Mount, CFO of Microsoft’s entertainment division, wants to buck the traditional five-year shelf life trend when it comes to her company’s current console, hoping that it’ll perform similarly to the PS2 which has remained popular for the last seven years. Read More

 
  • New lighter PS2 consoles to hit Japan this month

    New lighter PS2 consoles to hit Japan this month

    Sony’s set to launch a slimmed-down version of its 7-year old PlayStation 2 console in Japan on November 22nd. It’ll cost roughly $140 and weighs about a pound and a half thanks in part to the power cord that plugs directly into the unit, eliminating the clumsy brick apparatus. It’ll come in Charcoal Black, Ceramic White, or Satin Silver. Other than that, it’s a PlayStation… Read More

  • Redesigned, cheaper PS2 due out in 2008?

    Redesigned, cheaper PS2 due out in 2008?

    The PlayStation 2 is no doubt one of the most successful consoles in video game history. After recently celebrating its 7th birthday, the PS2 will now undergo yet another redesign in an effort to build-in the system’s power supply and continually trim the overall design down. In addition to a new design, the new PS2 is expected to take a price cut down to $99, making the system affordable to… Read More

  • Halo 3 helped sell 450K Xbox 360s in September

    Halo 3 helped sell 450K Xbox 360s in September

    Confirming what everyone in the world already knew, or assumed to know, a Wedbush Morgan analyst has said that Halo 3 was at least partially responsible for moving 450,000 Xbox 360s during the month of September. In dollars-and-cents, the game generated some $200 million for Microsoft. (All of these numbers are the analyst’s predictions; verifiable NPD numbers should be released within the… Read More

  • Guitar Hero 3 gets 16 new tracks

    Guitar Hero 3 gets 16 new tracks

    Activion is pulling out all the stops on Guitar Hero 3. They’ve just announced 16 more tracks for the guitar wielding rock fest. I just wish I didn’t suck at it so much because Sunshine of Your Love by Cream is the shiznit. The Sonic Youth, Dead Kennedys, White Zombie, Aerosmith (!), Bloc Party, Disburbed and The Killers (why? wtf!) have joined the stacked lineup. Hit the jump for the… Read More

  • Rock Band set to rock and roll this year

    Rock Band set to rock and roll this year

    Get ready to rock! Pricing and launch dates have been announced for Guitar Hero’s closest rival, Rock Band. The MTV and EA mashup will be available on the PS3, PS2 and Xbox 360 platforms with varying kits that include guitars, drums and mics. The Xbox 360 and PS3 versions will begin shipping November 23 for $169.99 and will include the aforementioned accessories. The PS2 version, which was… Read More

  • When LEGO Meets Guitar Hero

    When LEGO Meets Guitar Hero

    You can build just about anything out of LEGOs if you’re crafty enough. A dinosaur, a spaceship, or a working PS2 controller that’s in the shape of a Gibson Explorer guitar. In this case, it’s the latter and this LEGO guitar for Guitar Hero actually looks better than the standard guitar controllers. Shred, anyone? It works for PS2 and no, you can’t get one. But you can make… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Back on the Gridiron

    CrunchArcade: Back on the Gridiron

    It is hard to believe it is August already. That means summer will soon be turning to fall. Kids go back to school, the weather gets cooler and the leaves change color. But most of that doesn’t matter to a lot of guys, because fall means football season. But in the world of video games you don’t have to wait until September for the kickoff. The games are already here! This week we look… Read More

  • Teenager Buys PS2, Gets Lotsa Cash

    Teenager Buys PS2, Gets Lotsa Cash

    eBay can be an interesting place. You never quite know what you’ll end up getting when placing a bid. This is the case of one British teen who bought a Playstation 2 off eBay, only to receive a package full of $90k worth of euros stacked inside. Talk about an awesome freak accident, considering the teenager only spent about $195 on the auction. But like all things good, a problem arose. In… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Sony is Ready to Play

    CrunchArcade: Sony is Ready to Play

    Traditionally known for the longest press conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo Sony Computer Entertainment hasn’t been one to “leave them wanting more.” And despite the scaled back E3 this year the company still managed to have an event that clocked in a tad bit on the long side, but with plenty of great news it was worth every minuteā€¦ almost! Here is a look at what… Read More

  • Sorry, Sony: Girls May Suck But PS2 Probably Sucks More At This Point

    Sorry, Sony: Girls May Suck But PS2 Probably Sucks More At This Point

    Nick at TC found some weird Sony PS2 ads that came out in India which essentially say that your girlfriend sucks and that you should play your PS2. While the concept is clever and edgy, I think the message isn’t quite as clear as it could be. Perhaps they should have a young man with his girlfriend tied up in a box while he plays God of War. Why stop at low-level misogyny when you can really… Read More