The Top 7 Things You Didn't Realise The PS2 Did First - Gamesradar

Gamesradar: "The PS2 did tonnes of shit first. It was the first console that allowed you to play those sexy-ass digital versatile disc thangs. It was the first console to be a direct sequel to an older machine. And, it was of course, the very first video game box of tricks to be backwards compatible. Frankly, though, all this stuff has been written about more than trapped South American miners. That’s why we’re shining the light on some of the other pioneering features of the PS2 that deserve the limelight, to coincide with the fact the console was released almost a decade ago (give or take a week) in the States."

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muzzy3140d ago ShowReplies(4)
imoutofthecontest3140d ago

First console I attempted to have sex with.

HolyOrangeCows3140d ago

PS2 is only about 10 years old. Go get 'em, Chris.

Kinect, "losing features" trolls....what are you idiots doing?? GTFO.

Most important first: standardizing dual analog sticks. Where is the heck would we be if that hadn't happened?

Psycho_Mantis3140d ago

I swear, the thing never told me its age!!


*Makes a run for it*

tacosRcool3140d ago

either way PS2 FTW!!!!!!!!

Malice-Flare3140d ago (Edited 3140d ago )

the hard drive bay and linux support...

i should know, i have a fat PS2 with the Linux kit, and a bought a Slim too...

jneul3140d ago


Garnett3140d ago

PS2 was out before $Xpensive box 360, go back to VGChartz

jneul3140d ago (Edited 3140d ago )

lolz i will mention one thing sega cd add on another console to lose features due to being unsuccessful, so no ps2 was not the first to lose feature i was just giving examples.
ps3 had linux os removed big deal, no one uses it, if you want linux get a pc:-D

toaster3140d ago (Edited 3140d ago )

Nobody probably used it because it was a shit platform to use as a computer.

Unknow_Master3140d ago (Edited 3140d ago )

well if you want linux so bad why dont you hack you ps3 and stop complaining

Theonik3140d ago

Nah, the Sega Megadrive/Genesis was first. It lost the Headphone jack and volume control on its revision as well as its snazzy Yamaha sound chip in later units.

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Ocelot5253140d ago

the PS1 was the first to lose a feature: the parallel port for gameshark devices was removed in the PS1 slim

Defective Bot3140d ago

Yeah I remember I used to have this device that let me play boot leg games and foreign games but it wasn't removed in the PS1 slim, it was removed before the PS1 slim came out.

No FanS Land3140d ago

actually, there was a "kind of" linux support on PS one, called net yaroze it was a special black PS one capable of coding indie games.

Sony3603140d ago

To be the weakest of the three but to have the most sales. Also the "graphics aren't what matter" people quickly changed their tone in the next generation, didn't they?

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Shadow Flare3140d ago (Edited 3140d ago )

The pressure sensitive buttons on ps2's controller was used well. Best used in metal gear solid 2 I think. If hid in a locker, and lightly pressed R1 you could slowly move your head towards the view grills to look out. But if you pressed R1 too hard, Snakes head would smash the locker door and alert the guards.

They were also used well when you aimed a gun in mgs2. If you held square you aimed. If you let go of square quickly, he'd shoot, but if you let go lightly he'd drop his aim.

In gran turismo it was also used well if you used the buttons to accelerate and brake and reverse. Depending on how hard you pressed the button depended on how much the car revved. And I'm sure ps3's controller does this too

Perkel3140d ago

and they are still in sixaxis or DS3.

Even L1 L2R1 R2 and xcross also are analog..

Article says otherwise (fail)

acky13140d ago

...and MGS3, lightly holding circle would grab an enemy then holding it harder would slit their throat :)

Wonderful wonderful buttons.

harrysmith3140d ago

Yep that is the PlayStation brand 4 u

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