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242w ago - According to Siliconera.com (linked above), Sony Japan has officially filed a patent for an adapter to make PS3 backwards compatible with PlayStation 2 titles.

To quote on the PS2 to PS3 adapter patent: "Japanese message boards are buzzing about a patent filed by Sony Computer Entertainment Japan for a new generation to previous generation console adapter.

We checked the Japanese Patent database to verify and a patent indeed exists.

A schematic of the proposed adapter (200) shows the device has its own processor, a DVD decoder/emulator, sound processor, and graphic processor."

Sony Files Patent for Adapter to Make PS3 Backwards Compatible

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#22 - shdwghst457 - 242w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by tonybologna View Post
I honestly can't believe what I read sometimes. Might as well put the handcuffs and chains on us and send us to prison. Let 'em do it! We'll just "Jailbreak" out! This is really getting ridiculous! I was going to get a spare PS3 to use offline but why give Sony anymore money?

I felt the same way when faced with leaving my CECHA01 on 3.15, and Sony deserves nothing. Bought an under-warranty slim 120GB for 175 because the BD drive wouldn't take the disc. so not only did I not help Sony profits, they paid to fix my machine!

#21 - booniemiller - 242w ago
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Couldn't someone who knows what they're doing peek/poke, whatever, on an 80gb console to find where bc is enabled/disabled. Like remote play. Likely could be enabled on all non hardware bc consoles, Sony waiting for the ps2 sales to drop off before enabling it.

#20 - SwordOfWar - 242w ago
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I'll just use the homebrew emulator.

#19 - A2theC - 242w ago
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I remember when we had something similar to this... I think they called it a ps3... come to think about it, I bought one...hmm, why the hell would I buy something to make my ps3 enabled to do something it already does... oh yeah, they took that "feature" away because people dont like ps2 games... seriously though, 60g-full 20g-full 80g-emulated-wtf?! NEXT innovation please...

#18 - Pcsx2006 - 242w ago
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Maybe this patent is for PSP2 emulating PSP.. maybe even PS2 emulator for PSP2.

#17 - tonybologna - 242w ago
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I honestly can't believe what I read sometimes. Might as well put the handcuffs and chains on us and send us to prison. Let 'em do it! We'll just "Jailbreak" out! This is really getting ridiculous! I was going to get a spare PS3 to use offline but why give Sony anymore money?

#16 - wwywong - 242w ago
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Not affecting me, Sony. I still got my ps2 upstair, although not connected. I can hook it up anytime I want it. But do I really have time to play ps2 games versus all the ps3 greater games? Nah. Fail for Sony +1.

#15 - tripellex - 242w ago
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Oh wow Sony, what a great idea! Except...YOU ALREADY HAD A USABLE PS2 SOLUTION! My freaking CECHA01 Fat model plays PSOne and PS2 games just fine. First they break the friggin' wheel...then the whole dang car....and now they wanna try to put a spare tire back on? Hey Sony: It's not gonna go very far when the other three wheels are STILL ON BLOCKS and the car has NO ENGINE.

Seriously....Sony is becoming the Lindsey Lohan of the video game world...one freaking trainwreck eff-up after another. They took our OtherOS away to prevent piracy....and we see how well that worked...yet they haven't made any effort to say "oops...okay we screwed up, here's your OtherOS back, didn't help as well as we thought it would". Then they strip the Slim of PS1/PS2 disc playing...memory card reader...two USB ports, yet still charge the same bloody price for the flipping thing..oh yes, let's pay more for less, great idea.

Dear Sony: Please learn to start making game systems again, or go away for good. I'm sure the makers of the 3DO, WonderSwan and N-Gage could use the company.

#14 - SuperDre - 242w ago
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We'll have to see if the homebrew port of PCSX2 (or whatever it's called) will run smoothly on the PS3 with RSX, if it does that would really be a slap in the face of sony and their claims that it isn't possible without extra hardware.. But I would also like to see a bette PS1 emulator for the PS3, because the current one that ships with the PS3 itself isn't great and doesn't run all games correctly (can't play X-files because it is corrupted, but the PCSX version does run it perfectly)...

#13 - Drunk Vegan - 242w ago
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A day late and a dollar short, Sony finally starts to try to give its users what they want.

Sadly, it's too late for Sony, as its programmers are now mostly obsolete now that the PS3 has been exploited and homebrew is a reality.