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Old 31-12-2012, 12:29
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Old 31-12-2012, 12:35
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Ah il live i did love my ps2 alot ALOT but tech is always moving forward
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Old 31-12-2012, 12:48
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Not really a blow, just a landmark, but what a run it's had! For any piece of technology to have been in production for near-on 13 years is incredible. The fact that the system was supported with software for almost all of that time is even more remarkable.

Incidentally, all iterations combined, more Playstations have been sold than iPhones. It's an odd comparison I know but it's easy to forget just how influential the platform has been (especially when so many people like to throw proverbial s*** at it on the internet).

Incidentally, and apropos of nothing, my beermat-maths from a quick browse of Wikipedia has Nintendo on about 280m units of five home-consoles since the NES, compared to Playstation's 320m units of three consoles.
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Old 31-12-2012, 12:54
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PS2, a true gaming legend.
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Old 31-12-2012, 13:23
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Old 31-12-2012, 13:32
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How is this a huge blow for gaming? This is the most common games machine on the face of the earth. Everyone and their nan has one.
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Old 31-12-2012, 13:37
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^^^see what I mean? I can almost smell the contempt from across the county.
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Old 31-12-2012, 14:28
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A huge blow for gaming is if consoles became illegal
I had some great times on the PS2 and remember when i picked up my first one. It was a GTA III console bundle and my dad had to come with me as they wouldn't sell the 18 rated game to me.
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Old 31-12-2012, 14:44
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I still remember the days of taking over Vice City, taking out the God of War, saving the world in FFX (we'll almost saving the world) and so many other classic moments

In my opinion though PS3 has surpassed the PS2 in so many ways with games such as uncharted, the mass effect games, heavy rain and numerous other games that just wouldn't of been possible on PS2, so this feels more like finding out about a distant friend you haven't spoken to in years passing, for a moment you feel sadness and then you just move on
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Old 31-12-2012, 14:58
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How is this a huge blow for gaming?

I didn't realise Sony still even made it, and I'm surprised it wasn't killed off long ago. We've had the PS3 for five years!
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Old 31-12-2012, 15:32
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The PS1 and 2 were fantastic. And the games developed for them were wonderful. The scope and imagination is not rivalled by today's curent crop, who have mostly decided that shoot 'em ups are the only way to go, so we have those and not much else. And each one goes on and on, with endless sequels and then of course prequels. The whole gaming industry has become so big budget now that I don't think developers can risk bringing out something new that might not create much return. So I really miss the earlier days.
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Old 31-12-2012, 15:49
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We have 7 Playstation games machines here, 6 in use (1 is a 2xYLOD don't dare to use it anymore after transfering to 320GB Slim)
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Old 31-12-2012, 16:13
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^^^see what I mean? I can almost smell the contempt from across the county.
Heh, no contempt. I have some great memories of the PS2, in fact I love the little machine. Just pointing out the fact it's as common as muck and quite obviously not a huge blow for gaming.
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Old 31-12-2012, 16:50
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Didn't know they were still making it tbh, thought they'd stopped eons ago
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Old 31-12-2012, 16:55
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Over reaction much? They've only ended production for Japan. It will still be made for, and sold in, other parts of the world.

For example, the PS2 only launched in Brazil in 2009 for a whopping $460. Selling new consoles in that sort of economy is unfeasible, so it is going to be sold in countries like that for some time yet.
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Old 31-12-2012, 16:57
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How can anyone think this is a huge blow for gaming?
Op you do know what year it is dont you?
I thought the ps 4 or xbox 720 was going to be delayed by several years or ea had bought out all games companies. Ps2 ending production is insignificant to gaming.
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Old 31-12-2012, 17:34
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the only thing i remember about the ps2 was the diskdrive constantly conking out ... they were almost as unreliable as the xbox360. (i must have had 3 or 4 of the bloody things)
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Old 31-12-2012, 18:41
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Who doesn't love a huge blow ey!

Interesting point they make about the PS4 though. I do wonder if they shall be using the production space for the PS4!
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Old 31-12-2012, 19:18
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Really don't see what the fuss was/is about, some great games but usually every console has it's great games.
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:37
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the only thing i remember about the ps2 was the diskdrive constantly conking out ... they were almost as unreliable as the xbox360. (i must have had 3 or 4 of the bloody things)
Really? I wasn't aware of that. I've had my PS2 for over 12 years and it's never broken down, despite heavy use. My daughter still buys games for it and plays them.

A great bit of kit. The same can't be said for my Xbox 360 which didn't last even a quarter of that time before needing major repairs.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:04
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Really? I wasn't aware of that. I've had my PS2 for over 12 years and it's never broken down, despite heavy use. My daughter still buys games for it and plays them.

A great bit of kit. The same can't be said for my Xbox 360 which didn't last even a quarter of that time before needing major repairs.
Yep ... The PS2 was notorious for having a crap DVD drive ... It truly was the 360 of the day.
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:17
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Yep ... The PS2 was notorious for having a crap DVD drive ... It truly was the 360 of the day.
That's going a bit far, some of the drives crapped out eventually but not to the extent Sony had to admit an inherent fault and extend all warranties.
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:34
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How is this a huge blow for gaming? This is the most common games machine on the face of the earth. Everyone and their nan has one.
I never had one and its a pretty well known fact that Nans didn't have consoles until the Wii came along
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:43
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...and its a pretty well known fact that Nans didn't have consoles until the Wii came along
Nope... Various Nans were filmed playing stuff like Lemmings and Sonic in the 90's on GamesMaster. Think it even made BBC news... Old Folk Play Video Games, Shock! Horror!
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:54
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Blow for gaming? No, this is progress.

Be honest, when was the last time anyone posting here actually played a game on their PS2?
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