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How PlayStation 2 changed the world

OPM: We look back at some of the ways PS2 changed the gaming landscape and the world in general. From DVD’s to motion control, singing to sales. Here are the marks the PlayStation 2 made.

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Karpetburnz1244d ago

PS2 = the greatest console ever created.

HarryMasonHerpderp1244d ago

It's definitely up there with the best.

flankhim1244d ago

Yeah because it had Backwards compatibility! I only played ps1 games on it. I hope ps4 has BC so I can play my ps3 games on it!

BattleAxe1244d ago

The PS2 and the NES were the two best consoles of all time. I have a tough time choosing which one was actually better.

Shadow Flare1244d ago (Edited 1244d ago )

Personally I think the ps1 was better then ps2.

It was ground breaking for me, the jump from sega mega drive to ps1. 2D to 3D. Sonic the Hedgehog to Crash Bandicoot. Massive jump, and had way more of an impact on me then ps1 to ps2.

It also gave birth to and had some of the greatest games of all time like Final Fantasy 7-9, Gran Turismo, Metal Gear Solid, etc.

I've been playing Final Fantasy 6 recently and it deepens my appreciation even further of just how massive a jump Final Fantasy 7 was. Going from years of 2D sprites, and the limitations 2D had and then to start playing FF7 and watching its intro is truly underwear exploding stuff. Then you enter a fully animated 3D battle with full animations. Massive leap.

I think kids today who never experienced the change from 2D to 3D have missed out on something special. The run of the mill COD crud doesn't hold a finger to experiencing Crash Bandicoot for the first time

Watching the intro to Gran Turismo 1 still sends shivers down my spine. Because its just telling you, "Get ready to play something that you've never experienced before". The start of a legendary franchise.

PS1 all the way for me

morkendo231243d ago (Edited 1243d ago )

anyone besides me get that sick feeling back of your mind for few seconds when reading rehashed OLD article retitled.

seem to me every other week old article resurface on n4g.com

it is getting boring now.
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"REHASHED OLD ARTICLE'S FOR GAMERS" .COM

Picnic1243d ago (Edited 1243d ago )

That's an awful lot of agrees considering that the N64, Dreamcast and even Megadrive, SNES and Gamecube have so many fans.

It's the N64 that really make me think. Rare made some epic games on that. The N64 even got Resident Evil 2.

But the PS2 just happened to catch the likes of Silent Hill. Its games were more frequently cinematic than the competition (the Gamecube was technically more powerful but wouldn't have had the memory in its discs to have much FMV). It's the sheer number of niche games that all go towards making the PS2 special and some of them stayed exclusive to the PS2.

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EddieNX 1244d ago

Well everyone had a DVD player/console combi that was the huge selling point. Blu ray didn't work out like that because most people are/were fine watching normal DVD's. However in the next few years Blu ray or HD dvd is going to become more prominent.

I loved PS2 and can see why many would believe it to be the best console. It's definitely not my favorite console though.

contradictory1244d ago

mere words cannot express how much time i wasted on mine
i just hope RE4, Rogue Galaxy, P3FES, P4, every SMT
and a shitton of other ps2 games would come to EU psn store

ambientFLIER1244d ago

So, I read the article and STILL don't understand how a console "changed" the world. It was a good console...sure. But it sounds like this article was written by the head of Sony himself...

chrissx1244d ago

I don't think sony can reach the heights it did with the ps2 again

izumo_lee1243d ago

I don't think anyone can, it was lightning in a bottle when you are talking about the PS2. It came out at the right time when many games went mainstream & became public knowledge.

The PSone introduced gaming to the masses when before it was considered a 'kid' thing & the PS2 took that & ran with it. The thing had over a billion, BILLION in software sales!! That's crazy!

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