PS2 User Blog

PS4 doomed to have only few games? Worrying trend

461d ago ... PlayStation has a library of 2,418 games and PS2 had 3870 games. It took $5-$10 million to develop a PS2 game versus $0.8 million-$1.7 million for the original PlayStation [source: sciencedirect] . In June 2009 Ubisoft reiterated that major titles for PS3/X360 cost $20-$30 million to make and that games for the next-generation may exceed $60 million [source:edge-online]. It is common sense t...

An Xbox-only Gamer's Move to Playstationation

470d ago ... As the sun sets on the current generation, I reflect on the last 7 years of my gaming life. I was a spritely 14 year old when I got a 360 in 2006. I saw some great times with the 360. I think about my love for the fable series (fable III is a myth), the friends I made playing the gears series, and hell, I was just playing halo 3 the Thursday before PS4 launch. I've also had brief run ins with P...

The 5 best Horror games to play this Halloween

490d ago ... You really can't beat a good ol' Survival Horror game, cautiously wandering the lonely, creepy, creaking corridors, pre-emptively cringing as you open a door or turn the corner, and conserving your health items and ammunition for whatever unspeakable horrors may lay waiting just ahead. Of course none of these moments match the sheer terror brought on by actually coming face to face with the stu...

Injustice proves it isn't set in stone

513d ago ... Today came some ground breaking news. The news that Injustice is expanding it's horizons to other platforms and is even gracing itself on PS4 the very first day. It is also on Vita. Wii U is glaringly missing but much of the content already exists to Wii U owners who have, or are getting the game. What is more suspicious though is that the game is missing in action on the 360's successor the Xb...

Console Contradiction

521d ago ... This is my first blog post, actually its my first post period. So please bare with me. I'm about to talk about the 2 next gen consoles. With Gamescom, TGS, and E3 all finished, I think its fine to compare the consoles now. Of course with new information coming out each day, we can never know what to expect. The PS4 could suck with one post, vice versa with Xbox One. So here's my story. My...

The Term "AAA Game" is Fundamentally Pointless Now

527d ago ... I'm not a big fan of Destructoid's Jim Sterling. In some of his writings, I think he has been immature, overzealous, arrogant, antagonistic and just downright unpleasant. His reviews feel knee-jerk, unintelligent and at times dishonest with the objective points made. However his Jimquisition videos are something to behold. Much better with politics in the game industry and very much on the dime...

Gaming in Japan: What does the PS4 release date mean?

541d ago ... Sony recently announced at a press event that the PS4 would release during February of 2014 in Japan, 3 months after the Western market release in November 2013. The represents a big shift from every other Sony console release, all of which have launched either before or simultaneously to Western markets. Yet the strategy is symptomatic of a broader trend in the Japanese gaming market that...

The most annoying developments this gen

577d ago ... 1080p, or lack thereof When the 360 and PS3 were announced, much fanfare was made of their ability to do ‘Full HD’ gaming. Both supported 1080p, both would, at some stage we were told, have 1080p games. What did we get? A handful of showcases (thank Polyphony for GT5!) and PS2 HD re-releases. Many games were upscaled to 1080p, but the lions share were 720p native, or even less. All-in-all,...

The Game Console that i will be buying this generation is..?

618d ago ... I am not a fan boy I am a vagrant core gamer I have in the past owned ; a PS3 ,a Xbox360 ,a PS2 , a Xbox, a PS1 ,a N64 , a SEGA Mega Drive , Nintendo Gameboy , An Atari ST , Spectrum ZX and 5 different Gaming PCs . My loyally to any particular brand is not guaranteed. I will choose the console which best suits me . So which console will I buy this Generation? The last generation I bought on...
akr

Holiday Season 2013 ~ The Start of the 8th Generation - My Thoughts

622d ago ... . . . Technically speaking, the full 8th generation of video game consoles started in 2011 with the Nintendo 3DS. But the official start of the home console category - when ALL 8th-generation home systems are out in the wild - doesn't happen until the end of this year; Holiday Season 2013. This will indeed be an interesting time. There's going to be a whole lot of flack being blown from all...

Why it's good for one console to dominate (But not too much)

622d ago ... When I look at the current sales of the X360 and PS3, they are neck and neck with the PS3 recently beating it. Now I look back at the PS2 days, and how it dominated the market. When I look at the pros and cons of the two generations, I think it is good for one console to dominate but not by too much. When the PS2 dominated there was a lot less fanboys, hardly issues of friends not getting a...

The battle for your subscription money.

631d ago ... For me the major bombshell from E3 was that Sony are going to start charging to use their online gaming network. I’m not exactly why this sticks in my throat as much as it does, after all I’m already a PS+ subscriber and I can’t see myself giving it up anytime soon. I guess I just feel that making it mandatory somehow cheapens the great value I get from the service, anyway I digress... Sony...

E3 - showfloor day one

631d ago ... Going to your first E3 is exciting and after the announcement of PS4 and Xbox One is EXTREMELY exciting, from a gamer's perspective. PLAYSTATION 4 Of course I had watched the live conferences on monday and my first stop was at the Playstation area. I wanted to take a close look at the PS4 and I have to say that's really slick. My first impression, during the live conference, was (and it wa...

(Parody) No BC: Why I Refused to Buy SNES, N64, the Gamecube, and Now PS4

685d ago ... I am absolutely outraged. Appalled! Another system has chosen to not have Backwards Compatibility. That is completely unacceptable and practically unheard of! The PlayStation 4 will not be playing copies of previous Playstation games. They make excuse after excuse, but we know better than the developers of the system, am I right!? A Ps3 chip would probably only cost them 3 cents to incl...

Who Will Win the Next-Gen? Here's the Answer

692d ago ... So here we go, Sony and Microsoft have been against each other in the console wars since 2005 when the first Xbox came and competed against the PS2. Then, a couple of years later, the PS3 came out and was right against the Xbox 360. Now here in the year 2013, this past February on the 20th, the PS3 successor has been announced and is known as the PS4. With so little time left until E3 2013,...

PS3: Weak Start...Strong Finish

728d ago ... With the launching of Sony's new Playstation 4 console later in the year, many people feel the era of the Playstation 3 is coming to an end. Now its no secret Sony continues to support their consoles well after the successor is released so by no means does anyone believe the PS3 will be simply retired after November, however beginning in 2014, Sony's main focus will shift over to the PS4....

Marketing For PlayStation Meeting Has Been Superb

744d ago ... It would be an understatement to say Sony's recent marketing has been poor. From the early PlayStation 3 (PS3) commercials to the lack of any marketing push for certain titles (ex. Sly Cooper Thieves in Time), the company has struggled to get a grasp on how best to market many of its products. As I discussed last week, Sony has a unique opportunity on their hands with this week's Futre of PlayS...

What's up with the bad approvals on this site lately?

764d ago ... N4G has its share of problems that would take an entire blog post to write out. Stuff like how easy it is to lose a bubble, but how nearly impossible it is to gain one, or the seemingly random nature at which some comments are incorrectly flagged in some fashion. Today is a day I noticed a problem I'm sure many of you have noticed a lot already. That being that there are submissions that fai...

PS3 passes 360: M$ wins the generation

776d ago ... Recent reports suggest that the PS3 has passed the Xbox 360 in sales. On N4G we've seen articles saying that it really doesn't matter, and we've seen users disagree. This blog is meant to explain all of these articles that all have titles along the lines of "PS3 passes Xbox, so what?" Back in 2005, it was common on the internet to see the fanboys of the day raving about how the Xbox 360 woul...

Features the PlayStation 4/Orbis should have

778d ago ... With the PS4 rumored to be releasing this year, and on the verge of being announced, I thought it would be cool to produce a list of features it should have. Feel free to add/modify, comment, etc... Backwards Compatibility (PS1, PS2, PS3, PSP/PSV?) A problem the PS3 has been struggling with, and a problem it looks like the PS4 will be struggling with as well. It was hard for the PS3 to emul...