PS2 User Blog

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

455d 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.

464d 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

464d 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

519d 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

525d 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

561d 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

578d 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?

597d 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

609d 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

611d 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...

E3 2013 Predictions

616d ago ... E3 predictions that aren't too absurd (like Jak IV and a new Syphon Filter, Versus 13, and Agent) SONY: Shows much needed support for PS Vita, including always welcomed console ports along with some fresh new IP's that I believe will change peoples minds. I think they will update the firmware with some handy new features as well. On the PS3 side of things, they will give Ubisoft some more sho...

And Now for a Word on Backwards Compatibility (Part 2)

667d ago ... Continued from http://n4g.com/blogs/details/520849 And now to end my two-part blog post on the importance of backwards compatibility in gaming by addressing the most common argument against it: that it's unnecessary because those older games we love so much can still be played, all we have to do is purchase the proper console. Sure, the Wii U can't play Gamecube games like the Wii, but that'...

Is the FPS dominance stamping out creativity?

686d ago ... As most people know (assuming you've been gaming for the past 4/5 years), the FPS genre has really taken off in the past few years thanks to the initial success of Call of Duty: 4 Modern Warfare back in 2007. Following the game's success, we have seen a yearly release from the series, numerous successful - and unsuccessful clones as well as various spinoffs from big-name competitors. So, due to...

Where is the GTA 3 HD Collection Rockstar?

689d ago ... HD Collections and games being HD'ed have become a big thing at the end of this cycle. Game companies seem to be trying to capitalise on a little to no work ratio, where they can appease a number of fans. Which as a fan, like me, would gladly pay. Right this second I am eagerly awaiting the release of Okami HD on PSN. I longed to play that game at launch on PS2 but due to similar circumstanc...

My ps2 vs ps3 experience

750d ago ... The playstation 2 was king of its day and almost everyone had one. Every time I went to gamestop I got excited about a new game that came out I had no idea about. Whether it was metal gear solid 3: snake eater, a new lord of the rings game, or even when I found out star wars battlefront was in stock after I had been waiting for months to play it (even though I had already had the second game to...

Final Fantasy 7 is NOT overrated

783d ago ... Seems these days there's always an user in a Final Fantasy 7 related article commenting how the game is overrated and whatnot. In my opinion these are probably people whose first console was a sixth generation console (ps2/xbox/gamecube) or maybe old n64 fan boys that were unable to play Final Fantasy 7 way back when. First of all lets do the visuals, Final Fantasy 7 came out in 1997, 15 yea...

Switchin' Over

808d ago ... I've always been a Playstation man. Even when I was not a man. When I was but an infant, I rejoiced in having days of fun, running through the jungle as the little orange Bandicoot known as Crash. Memories of shedding actual tears as the evil Sephiroth took away one of my beloved Final Fantasy party members, while the most heartbreaking music played in the background. Then I witnessed the tr...

Why Wii U might not be a repeat of the Wii

831d ago ... So E3 2012 has come and gone and following Nintendo failing to set the world on fire, this will take a look back at the good things they showed. As you can tell by the title I don't believe Wii U will be a repeat of the Wii. Neither in success or support. But what do I mean by "support"? Read on to find out. Time and time again in markets assumptions are made. The biggest assumption being 'i...
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Xbox ruined gaming

846d ago ... No, I'm not trying to rustle your jimmies but hear me out. I own an Xbox and have nothing against the system personally, so you may be asking yourself where this sudden inflammatory comment is coming from. But if you allow me to explain myself, you'll understand where I'm coming from and perhaps you'll see the my point of view. Think back to the last generation of gaming, a little bit befo...

Top 10 Games You Forgot You Loved as a Kid.

896d ago ... All of us had games we played as a kid, and we all remember some of them, but not them all. Some Games Shaped your lives, and decided who you were as a person. There are obvious games, easily remembered, such as Goldeneye or Banjo Kazooie, but here are the Top 10 Games You Forgot You Loved as a Kid. 10. The Bouncer; PS2 The Bouncer is a beat 'em up game for the Sony PlayStation 2 video...