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Sony: PS2 Turns Nine Years Old, System's Life Cycle to Continue 500°
October 28, 2009 // 7:54 pm - The PS2 turns nine years old this week, which Sony originally launched in the US sporting a $299 price tag.

The slimline PlayStation 2 console, introduced in 2004, still remains available on store shelves for a retail price of $99.

According to Sony Computer Entertainment America, the console has a worldwide installed base of nearly 140 million, with a library approaching 10,000 games having sold more than 500 million copies combined.

Although Nintendo's GameCube and Microsoft's original Xbox ceased production years ago, Sony today declared that the PS2...

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Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier Hits PSP & PS2 on November 3 100°
October 9, 2009 // 8:32 pm - Sony's Software Marketing Associate Product Manager Cristian Cardona has revealed today that Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier will be hitting store shelves on November 3, 2009 for both PSP and PS2.

To quote: With the PSPgo now on shelves, many of you may be wondering what new games are available on the 'Go'.

For all you Jak and Daxter fans out there, we're happy to announce that Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier will be available for purchase on the PSPgo, PSP-3000 and PlayStation 2 on Tuesday, November 3.

To help build excitement for the November...

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Sega Leak Reveals PSN to Bring PS2 & DreamCast Games to PS3 700°
September 22, 2009 // 4:09 pm - According to Edge Online (linked above), Sega has leaked a confidential document (removed now) of a meeting with SCEA held in August by accidently uploading it to their public FTP site.

Among other things, the document states a March 2010 release for Sony's new Motion Controller in Japan with the ambition of selling 4-5 million units world-wide. No Prices or Bundles are mentioned though, yet.

Furthermore, and for many of you maybe even more interesting, the document states that...

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Backyard Football '10 Hits XBox 360, Wii and PS2 in October 50°
September 8, 2009 // 8:51 pm - Today Atari announced Backyard Football '10 for the Xbox 360, PS2 and Wii... stating that it will ship in October, 2009

Backyard Football '10, featuring NFL players as kids, combines realistic NFL plays and strategies with wild arcade style power moves and comical scenarios so gamers of all ages can learn the fundamentals of football while having fun.

Multiple levels make it easy enough for beginners, yet challenging enough for even die-hard football fans.

To quote: "Featuring NFL players as kids gives youth gamers a unique and friendly environment...

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Video: Devil Kings 3 / Sengoku Basara 3 Trailer for PS2 out! 350°
July 19, 2009 // 7:37 am - The announcement of Sengoku Basara 3 may lose some people, but the US title for the series is Devil Kings 3 and it's on the way. Capcom recently released this new trailer slating the game for a 2010 release.

Visually similar to the Samurai Warriors series, Sengoku Basara takes place during the Sengoku Period, or Warring States Period, during which Japan was split into many minor states battling over power and land.

The game features two historical warlords as the main characters: Sanada Yukimura and Date Masamune. Devil Kings' main character is the Devil King (Oda Nobunaga...

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Patent Shows PS3 to PS2 Backwards Compatibility - No PS2 Chips! 750°
June 30, 2009 // 6:21 am - PlayStation 2's use the emotion engine as a processor, which was removed from PS3s to save money.

This killed off PS2 backwards compatibility, but Sony has a new software solution.

A patent filed by Sony has a method for the cell processor to emulate the emotion engine which can bring PS2 backwards compatibility to all PS3s.

To quote: There are two main ways to emulate hardware. Interpretation is when target code is decoded and converted into a language the host can understand. The other strategy is to decode and recompile programs in the host's language.

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PS2 CaseMod Made from Jack Thompson's Book 400°
June 16, 2009 // 12:27 am - Recently Mattigus, a user on the Halflife2.Net forums has converted a library book (which evidently was never checked out) he bought used off Amazon into a functional PS2 console.

To quote: He's "almost positive" someone else has thought of it, but whatever, he's the only one providing pictures. Below you can see his Limited Edition Jack Thompson Out of Harm's Way PS2 plugged in, and running.

The cell phone is on the book because the cover won't close under its own weight.


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SingStar Take That is Heading to Sony's PS3 and PS2 Consoles 50°
June 6, 2009 // 2:06 am - Featuring a collection of new and classic tracks from their multi-million album selling career, SingStar Take That is packed full of those tunes that will tug on your heartstrings and have you delivering the performance of your life.

Grab your Wireless SingStar Microphones and get your mates together for a harmonious performance of uplifting, chart topping single Shine - or serenade your loved one with the heartfelt Back for Good and Could it be Magic.

Press Release: Let it Shine with SingStar Take That!

London, 5th June 2009: Sony Computer Entertainment...

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