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2012-12-30 12:53:31 PM
GOOD farkING RIDDANCE!!!*

*Please note: This is intended solely for the 30000 and 35000 "Fat PS2 models". Your stupid farking screw assembly on the laser meant the machine had an almost 100% failure rate, Sony. I can't tell you how many people brought those things into my store (ran an EB/Gamestop in 2005-07). It didn't matter if it came back from the company HQ as a "refurb" - 30k and 35k models went straight in the defective pile. It was always the same story - After a few weeks, PS2 games wouldn't read. Then DVDs. Then finally PS1 games wouldn't read.

The "Slim" PS2s - 50000 and up - were gorgeous, however. I just wish they'd figured out a way to connect a hard drive to the slim model.

Thankfully, we'll never have to worry about retarded memory cards ever again.
 
2012-12-30 01:45:13 PM

UNC_Samurai: GOOD farkING RIDDANCE!!!*

*Please note: This is intended solely for the 30000 and 35000 "Fat PS2 models". Your stupid farking screw assembly on the laser meant the machine had an almost 100% failure rate, Sony. I can't tell you how many people brought those things into my store (ran an EB/Gamestop in 2005-07). It didn't matter if it came back from the company HQ as a "refurb" - 30k and 35k models went straight in the defective pile. It was always the same story - After a few weeks, PS2 games wouldn't read. Then DVDs. Then finally PS1 games wouldn't read.

The "Slim" PS2s - 50000 and up - were gorgeous, however. I just wish they'd figured out a way to connect a hard drive to the slim model.

Thankfully, we'll never have to worry about retarded memory cards ever again.


History repeats itself. "Phat" PS3's are dead or dying because of tin solder wiskers and a very under-engineered heat dissipation system. They can get up to 90-100C, pop the top and it's all crappy aluminum heat sinks with a tiny bit of copper and one huge fan. Burn baby, burn!

The slims are much better designed, and run much, much cooler. But if you have a Phat, the first good trade in deal you see, do it. Went through two Phats before I wised up. Luckily I traded in my working YLOD unit and grabbed a slim for a nice $100 instead of $350.
 
2012-12-30 01:45:37 PM
The PlayStation 2 was the worst system ever.  In my opinion, the top-rated systems are:

1) Xbox 360 with Kinect, which brings interactive entertainment into my home like no other, whether I'm searching for cooking recipes with Bing, watching Gangnam Style on YouTube, talking to my friends on Facebook, or playing Call of Duty: Black Ops II on Xbox Live.  Wow.  What a lineup.  We're moving Xbox into the future.  Soon, you'll be able to follow along with all your favorite television shows, movies, and games by using SmartGlass, a revolutionary new way to watch your favorite shows.  Allow me to demonstrate.  Xbox.  Xbox Bing.  Movies.  Harry Potter.  Play movie.  Confirm.  Wow.  How amazing like that?  It's experiences like these that will make Microsoft products the forerunner of home entertainment.
 
2012-12-30 02:02:04 PM

Mike_LowELL: The PlayStation 2 was the worst system ever.  In my opinion, the top-rated systems are:

1) Xbox 360 with Kinect, which brings interactive entertainment into my home like no other, whether I'm searching for cooking recipes with Bing, watching Gangnam Style on YouTube, talking to my friends on Facebook, or playing Call of Duty: Black Ops II on Xbox Live.  Wow.  What a lineup.  We're moving Xbox into the future.  Soon, you'll be able to follow along with all your favorite television shows, movies, and games by using SmartGlass, a revolutionary new way to watch your favorite shows.  Allow me to demonstrate.  Xbox.  Xbox Bing.  Movies.  Harry Potter.  Play movie.  Confirm.  Wow.  How amazing like that?  It's experiences like these that will make Microsoft products the forerunner of home entertainment.


Nice.
 
2012-12-30 02:09:15 PM
Ps2 ain't got shiat on the nes. The weird shoebox nes was shiat though.

Nintendo didn't want to have their console associated with Atari 2600 so they went with a design that was prone to breakage.

And that's why marketing divisions should not design the product.
 
2012-12-30 02:16:33 PM
around the same time as the psp vita then
 
2012-12-30 02:19:29 PM

Mike_LowELL: The PlayStation 2 was the worst system ever.  In my opinion, the top-rated systems are:

1) Xbox 360 with Kinect, which brings interactive entertainment into my home like no other, whether I'm searching for cooking recipes with Bing, watching Gangnam Style on YouTube, talking to my friends on Facebook, or playing Call of Duty: Black Ops II on Xbox Live.  Wow.  What a lineup.  We're moving Xbox into the future.  Soon, you'll be able to follow along with all your favorite television shows, movies, and games by using SmartGlass, a revolutionary new way to watch your favorite shows.  Allow me to demonstrate.  Xbox.  Xbox Bing.  Movies.  Harry Potter.  Play movie.  Confirm.  Wow.  How amazing like that?  It's experiences like these that will make Microsoft products the forerunner of home entertainment.


I almost bit on this one. I am not proud.
/Don't FARK while sick!
 
2012-12-30 02:35:00 PM

TyrantII: UNC_Samurai: GOOD farkING RIDDANCE!!!*

*Please note: This is intended solely for the 30000 and 35000 "Fat PS2 models". Your stupid farking screw assembly on the laser meant the machine had an almost 100% failure rate, Sony. I can't tell you how many people brought those things into my store (ran an EB/Gamestop in 2005-07). It didn't matter if it came back from the company HQ as a "refurb" - 30k and 35k models went straight in the defective pile. It was always the same story - After a few weeks, PS2 games wouldn't read. Then DVDs. Then finally PS1 games wouldn't read.

The "Slim" PS2s - 50000 and up - were gorgeous, however. I just wish they'd figured out a way to connect a hard drive to the slim model.

Thankfully, we'll never have to worry about retarded memory cards ever again.

History repeats itself. "Phat" PS3's are dead or dying because of tin solder wiskers and a very under-engineered heat dissipation system. They can get up to 90-100C, pop the top and it's all crappy aluminum heat sinks with a tiny bit of copper and one huge fan. Burn baby, burn!

The slims are much better designed, and run much, much cooler. But if you have a Phat, the first good trade in deal you see, do it. Went through two Phats before I wised up. Luckily I traded in my working YLOD unit and grabbed a slim for a nice $100 instead of $350.


I have a launch 20GB PS3 that is still running. Eventually it will YLOD, and I'll pay to get it fixed, because I really like having a PS3 that plays PS2 games.
 
2012-12-30 02:37:31 PM
I sold mine after the Veiwtiful Joe demo ate my memory card. 100% Gran Turismo 3 save into the ether. :(
 
2012-12-30 02:39:20 PM
It's not quite entirely dead yet.

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2012-12-30 03:23:14 PM
I have 2 original PS2 consoles that refuse to die. Even after leaving them on pause for days on end and using them as my DVD player. I refuse to upgrade. In fact, I just bought Bully and Manhunt last week.

/Got a little tired of Vice City, Madden 2004 and MLB 2006.
 
2012-12-30 03:28:37 PM
Microsoft pretty firmly ended the original Xbox with a year of the 360 coming out, while Sony let the PS2 go on and on. Xbox never got to 25 million units is why. Today over 150 million PS2s have been sold, more than 360 and PS3 combined.
 
2012-12-30 03:30:15 PM

devilskware: I have 2 original PS2 consoles that refuse to die


I've got one as well. As long as it still works, I don't see a need to buy another console (most of my gaming is PC, only things I do on console are fighting (MK, SC, DBZ, etc) and racing (Need for Speed).
 
2012-12-30 04:16:49 PM
Yes, the fat PS3's are awful. We actually went through the trouble of taking it apart TWICE to do the whole process where you heat the processor with a heat gun to re-solder it (Cant remember what the term is for doing it). Both times, would last about a month and a half and then that farking yellow light again.

The first time we didn't mind cause it was already broken and wanted to see if we could do it so it was a neat learning experience. The second time we realized just how big a pain in the ass it is to do and the novelty had worn off. The last time that yellow light came on, we said fark it and smashed it office space style
 
2012-12-30 04:18:28 PM
I love my PS2. It's my third or fourth one, but if it were to die, I would still want a replacement.

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Plus, it plays PS games, and while I only have about half a dozen, they all get replayed once every few years (except FF7 - the blocky "graphics" kill the game for me). You can pry FFIX from my cold, dead hands!
 
2012-12-30 04:34:44 PM
Was that article actually trying to slam the PS3? i guess even article writers can troll.
 
2012-12-30 04:38:20 PM
Still have a PS2 hooked up in the living room now.  Great machine.
 
2012-12-30 04:49:34 PM

Banacek: I really like having a PS3 that plays PS2 games.


This.

If the PS4 were backward compatible through "2", I'd get one. Otherwise, fark you, Sony.
 
2012-12-30 05:04:58 PM

UNC_Samurai: GOOD farkING RIDDANCE!!!*

*Please note: This is intended solely for the 30000 and 35000 "Fat PS2 models". Your stupid farking screw assembly on the laser meant the machine had an almost 100% failure rate, Sony. I can't tell you how many people brought those things into my store (ran an EB/Gamestop in 2005-07). It didn't matter if it came back from the company HQ as a "refurb" - 30k and 35k models went straight in the defective pile. It was always the same story - After a few weeks, PS2 games wouldn't read. Then DVDs. Then finally PS1 games wouldn't read.

The "Slim" PS2s - 50000 and up - were gorgeous, however. I just wish they'd figured out a way to connect a hard drive to the slim model.

Thankfully, we'll never have to worry about retarded memory cards ever again.


I have a day 1 PS2 that is still working like a charm as my backup dvd player in a second bedroom. My xbox 360, however, is a pile of non-functioning electronics in a closet somewhere. Little too much luck on the PS2 and not enough on the Xbox, I suppose.
 
2012-12-30 05:21:01 PM
we still play PS2. It has so many fun games, it's just an all-around good system. I just old off all my Wii stuff (I'm not 8 years old) but keep the PS2 going.  I was only using the Wii to stream Netflix, and I canceled that because any time I wanted to stream something, it wasn't available as streaming, anyway.   But the PS2, that thing is awesome.
 
2012-12-30 05:27:29 PM

Banacek: I have a launch 20GB PS3 that is still running. Eventually it will YLOD, and I'll pay to get it fixed, because I really like having a PS3 that plays PS2 games.


i have a fat 60, had to replace the optical drive, everything else works like a charm, worth every penny

here's to another 10 years!

*cheers*

i do wish the new dualshock 3 controllers were as durable as the old 2s :(

of course if Sony keeps cutting corners, we'll have to cut their nuts off, but until then, best console line ever!

looking forward to the next gen
 
2012-12-30 05:29:53 PM

devilskware: I have 2 original PS2 consoles that refuse to die. Even after leaving them on pause for days on end and using them as my DVD player. I refuse to upgrade. In fact, I just bought Bully and Manhunt last week.

/Got a little tired of Vice City, Madden 2004 and MLB 2006.


It took being left on 24/7 for who knows how many months in a dank basement by my brother after I gave it to him to finally kill my launch day PS2 back in 2009. Ten years from now those things will probably still be running.
 
2012-12-30 05:39:27 PM

serpent_sky: we still play PS2. It has so many fun games, it's just an all-around good system. I just old off all my Wii stuff (I'm not 8 years old) but keep the PS2 going.  I was only using the Wii to stream Netflix, and I canceled that because any time I wanted to stream something, it wasn't available as streaming, anyway.   But the PS2, that thing is awesome.


Haven't sold my Wii mainly for virtual console games and want to play a LOT of Skyward Sword, but other than that, that thing is getting traded in, especially if I get a Wii U. Replaced my PS1 with a PS2 though, would get a PS3 if i can find a PS2 compatible model that still works, and for cheaper as well.

\Also has Atari, SNES, Dreamcast, Saturn, N64, Xbox 360 and Sega Genesis/32X/CD
 
2012-12-30 06:10:18 PM
R.I.P., last machine that hosted a plethora of JRPGs.
 
2012-12-30 06:16:11 PM
guidesmedia.ign.com

The best PS2 game, Killer 7
 
2012-12-30 06:21:03 PM

Counter_Intelligent: R.I.P., last machine that hosted a plethora of JRPGs.


Nintendo DS. Thank me later.
 
2012-12-30 06:36:55 PM
My Xbox360 just red lighted. the lower right corner of the circle thingie. Now i have to go out and by a new DVD player. I heard it could play video games but I didn't own any. DVD's and linking to my music server was it's only purpose.
 
2012-12-30 06:48:01 PM

Nem Wan: Microsoft pretty firmly ended the original Xbox with a year of the 360 coming out, while Sony let the PS2 go on and on. Xbox never got to 25 million units is why. Today over 150 million PS2s have been sold, more than 360 and PS3 combined.


The original Xbox was always going to be a sunk cost. Microsoft took a loss knowing they would be able to improve and put out a next-generation console. Considering how well they've sold the Xbox, it was a wise investment.
 
2012-12-30 06:53:15 PM
Thanks for reminding me that I still have about 20 PS2 games I haven't even played yet.
 
2012-12-30 07:12:17 PM
I use my PS2 just to play Espn NFL 2k5 and MVP baseball 2005, both of which are the some of best sports games ever.
 
2012-12-30 07:18:46 PM
The PS2 has given me years of entertainment. Such an amazing game selection. Only the SNES gets more love in my eyes overall.

I must have done something right in a past life because I have the first gen PS2 and it still works (at least until last year when I put it in storage).
 
2012-12-30 07:22:13 PM

Mike_LowELL: The PlayStation 2 was the worst system ever.  In my opinion, the top-rated systems are:

1) Xbox 360 with Kinect, which brings interactive entertainment into my home like no other, whether I'm searching for cooking recipes with Bing, watching Gangnam Style on YouTube, talking to my friends on Facebook, or playing Call of Duty: Black Ops II on Xbox Live.  Wow.  What a lineup.  We're moving Xbox into the future.  Soon, you'll be able to follow along with all your favorite television shows, movies, and games by using SmartGlass, a revolutionary new way to watch your favorite shows.  Allow me to demonstrate.  Xbox.  Xbox Bing.  Movies.  Harry Potter.  Play movie.  Confirm.  Wow.  How amazing like that?  It's experiences like these that will make Microsoft products the forerunner of home entertainment.


This is the reason I joined Fark all those years ago. Fark needs more of this man/woman.
 
2012-12-30 07:58:27 PM

UNC_Samurai: Nem Wan: Microsoft pretty firmly ended the original Xbox with a year of the 360 coming out, while Sony let the PS2 go on and on. Xbox never got to 25 million units is why. Today over 150 million PS2s have been sold, more than 360 and PS3 combined.

The original Xbox was always going to be a sunk cost. Microsoft took a loss knowing they would be able to improve and put out a next-generation console. Considering how well they've sold the Xbox, it was a wise investment.


Kinect actually has been the better investment for them. Cheap to make, popular, and instantaneously profitable. Question really is, after having to put away $3 Billion to (do the right thing) and cover RROD's, can we say they're in the black? Not that it matters, as shareholders don't seem to be worried.

Sony should have done the same thing, but they won't (nor couldn't) eat a loss like that. In fact, the playstation brand / division was the only thing profitable in the entire company last quarter, and they moved it under they home electronics division to make their LCD losses look better.
 
2012-12-30 08:36:14 PM

UNC_Samurai: *Please note: This is intended solely for the 30000 and 35000 "Fat PS2 models". Your stupid farking screw assembly on the laser meant the machine had an almost 100% failure rate, Sony. I can't tell you how many people brought those things into my store (ran an EB/Gamestop in 2005-07). It didn't matter if it came back from the company HQ as a "refurb" - 30k and 35k models went straight in the defective pile. It was always the same story - After a few weeks, PS2 games wouldn't read. Then DVDs. Then finally PS1 games wouldn't read.


LOL. I used to "repair" these. 10 min. with a screwdriver and they worked good as new. Got a few free ones by people tossing them out.
 
2012-12-30 08:47:09 PM

TyrantII: UNC_Samurai: Nem Wan: Microsoft pretty firmly ended the original Xbox with a year of the 360 coming out, while Sony let the PS2 go on and on. Xbox never got to 25 million units is why. Today over 150 million PS2s have been sold, more than 360 and PS3 combined.

The original Xbox was always going to be a sunk cost. Microsoft took a loss knowing they would be able to improve and put out a next-generation console. Considering how well they've sold the Xbox, it was a wise investment.

Kinect actually has been the better investment for them. Cheap to make, popular, and instantaneously profitable. Question really is, after having to put away $3 Billion to (do the right thing) and cover RROD's, can we say they're in the black? Not that it matters, as shareholders don't seem to be worried.

Sony should have done the same thing, but they won't (nor couldn't) eat a loss like that. In fact, the playstation brand / division was the only thing profitable in the entire company last quarter, and they moved it under they home electronics division to make their LCD losses look better.


You're right about Sony, but remember: Kinect doesn't exist without Microsoft taking the hit to get into the console market in the first place.
 
2012-12-30 08:49:18 PM

ArcadianRefugee: If the PS4 were backward compatible through "2", I'd get one. Otherwise, fark you, Sony.



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(hahahahaha)


Yeah. I'm going to just keep my fat PS3. I have no intention of repurchasing games via PlayStation Store. Ever.
 
2012-12-30 08:53:25 PM
Yay, I can finally retire the ps2 developer support website. One less thing to worry about.
 
2012-12-30 09:00:53 PM
R.I.P. turn based RPG machine, I pour out some malt liquor in your honor.

/*tilt*
 
2012-12-30 09:05:04 PM

Mike_LowELL: The PlayStation 2 was the worst system ever.  In my opinion, the top-rated systems are:

1) Xbox 360 with Kinect, which brings interactive entertainment into my home like no other, whether I'm searching for cooking recipes with Bing, watching Gangnam Style on YouTube, talking to my friends on Facebook, or playing Call of Duty: Black Ops II on Xbox Live.  Wow.  What a lineup.  We're moving Xbox into the future.  Soon, you'll be able to follow along with all your favorite television shows, movies, and games by using SmartGlass, a revolutionary new way to watch your favorite shows.  Allow me to demonstrate.  Xbox.  Xbox Bing.  Movies.  Harry Potter.  Play movie.  Confirm.  Wow.  How amazing like that?  It's experiences like these that will make Microsoft products the forerunner of home entertainment.


i621.photobucket.com

Nothing more to add.
 
2012-12-30 09:06:45 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Banacek: I really like having a PS3 that plays PS2 games.

This.

If the PS4 were backward compatible through "2", I'd get one. Otherwise, fark you, Sony.


So much farking this. If Sony tries to even play that BS about "why would you want to play PS2 games on your new PS4" crap....cya Sony, I'll switch to the nextgen XBox in a heartbeat.
 
2012-12-30 09:07:10 PM
Does this mean that Sony will put backwards compatibility back into the PS3? One of the reasons why they took it out was because with the price cut, it would be about the same cost to buy both a PS3 and PS2 as it would be to buy a backwards compatible PS3 pre price cut.
 
2012-12-30 09:09:16 PM

Swoop1809: I use my PS2 just to play Espn NFL 2k5 and MVP baseball 2005, both of which are the some of best sports games ever.


Espeically MVP Baseball 2005, the best baseball game ever. Sorry fans of "The Show" and the MLB2K series, but neither of them have come close to the fun and challenge MVP Baseball had.
 
2012-12-30 10:03:06 PM

Relatively Obscure: Still have a PS2 hooked up in the living room now.  Great machine.


This. The wife and I still play ours, and we'll continue to do so until it dies, and then I'll have to find a new one. It's a great system, and my favorite right after the SNES. (Which I also have and still play.)
 
2012-12-30 10:05:47 PM

razyjean: I love my PS2. It's my third or fourth one, but if it were to die, I would still want a replacement.



Plus, it plays PS games, and while I only have about half a dozen, they all get replayed once every few years (except FF7 - the blocky "graphics" kill the game for me). You can pry FFIX from my cold, dead hands!


Great collector. The ps 2 and snes are king shiat of fark mountain
 
2012-12-30 10:09:23 PM

El Morro: The PS2 has given me years of entertainment. Such an amazing game selection. Only the SNES gets more love in my eyes overall.

I must have done something right in a past life because I have the first gen PS2 and it still works (at least until last year when I put it in storage).


Same. My is a little loud noe though. I think not using it as a DVD player is the key. Or keeping bit in its side.
 
2012-12-30 10:12:32 PM

Stinkyy: The best PS2 game, Killer 7


WRONG!!!

Simpsons Hit n' Run was the best PS2 game
 
2012-12-30 10:17:37 PM
I regret selling my PS2. I have as many crappy games for PS3 as I had good games for PS2.

I only use it for netflix and as a media server, which it's pretty damn poor at. Plus 90% of PS3 games are third-person-hold-forward action games.
 
2012-12-30 10:30:33 PM

moothemagiccow: I regret selling my PS2. I have as many crappy games for PS3 as I had good games for PS2.

I only use it for netflix and as a media server, which it's pretty damn poor at. Plus 90% of PS3 games are third-person-hold-forward action games.


It's one of the unfortunate things about the ever-increasing cost of producing traditional disc-to-store titles: When every game is $40-$60, you lose instances of developers taking a chance on games.
 
2012-12-30 11:33:40 PM

UNC_Samurai: GOOD farkING RIDDANCE!!!*

*Please note: This is intended solely for the 30000 and 35000 "Fat PS2 models". Your stupid farking screw assembly on the laser meant the machine had an almost 100% failure rate, Sony. I can't tell you how many people brought those things into my store (ran an EB/Gamestop in 2005-07). It didn't matter if it came back from the company HQ as a "refurb" - 30k and 35k models went straight in the defective pile. It was always the same story - After a few weeks, PS2 games wouldn't read. Then DVDs. Then finally PS1 games wouldn't read.

The "Slim" PS2s - 50000 and up - were gorgeous, however. I just wish they'd figured out a way to connect a hard drive to the slim model.

Thankfully, we'll never have to worry about retarded memory cards ever again.


I still have my original PS2. Works fine.
 
2012-12-31 12:13:27 AM

Stinkyy: [guidesmedia.ign.com image 590x314]

The best PS2/Gamecube game, Killer 7


there ya go
 
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