Archive for the ‘Playstation 2’ Category

Techdirt: Do First Person Shooter Gamers Enjoy Getting Killed?

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

Mike Masnick over at Techdirt posted an interesting article on the emotions that first person shooters evoke in players. The part worthy of mentioning is the possibility that players actually enjoy getting killed. Apparently, hunting other players increases players’ stress and dying acts as a sort of relief mechanism.

Check out the original post for the rest of the story.

SNK Arcade Classics: Volume 1 does the classic compilation right

Monday, January 21st, 2008

Volume 1 does classic compellations right

We are so used to classic compilations consisting of three or four shoddily ported games, and costing an arm and a leg - but not so with SNK Arcade Classics: Volume 1, bringing 16 awesome SNK games to the PS2 and PSP. There is plenty of variety in this pack with games ranging from 2D platformers to fighters to sports games. The best fix we have on a release date is the first half of this year. Check after the jump for a full list of the games.

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Silent Hill Origins PS2 port

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

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Recent sightings on major retail sites have provided confirmation of a PS2 port of Silent Hill Origins. Previously it was rumored that Climax were working on the port, and the latest box art on Amazon and Gamefly seems to further substantiate this. Both sites have the PS2 version listed as a March release. Konami have still refused to comment on details of the port, leaving this as our only lead.

via Games Radar

Iron Man trailer

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

The new Iron Man game is looking pretty spectacular in this newly released trailer. I’m going to call it here and say that this could be one of the best movie/comic adaptations yet.

via GameTrailers

PCSX2 - PS2 emulation gets serious

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

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PlayStation 2 emulation has been improving in leaps and bounds of late, thanks to the PCSX2 team. They have recently released PCSX2 0.9.4, with over 741 titles are verified as fully working. If you’ve got a beasty rig, you can crank up the anti-aliasing and upscale the resolution and make your favorite PS2 games a whole new graphical experience.

If Sony don’t hire all these guys to work on software backwards-compatibility for the new, Emotion Engine-less PlayStation 3 models, they’re crazy.

Memor 32 memory card modchip for the PlayStation 2

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

PS2 memory card modchip

The Memor 32 affords you all the convenience of a modified PS2, with none of the usual soldering. All you need to do is plug it in, and you can load and unload games/saves/homebrew through a USB cable connected to your computer. This doesn’t come cheap though with the unit costing £33.49 (US$70) from MrModChips. Pretty pricey compared to conventional modchips, but at least it won’t void your warranty.

via Engadget

Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Zombie Ninja Pro-Am trailer

Monday, November 5th, 2007

Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Zombie Ninja Pro-Am arrives in stores today, and to whet your appetite we have a new trailer. This game really can’t lose unless the control scheme is terrible, as an incoherent plot and dodgy graphics will just mean the game is being faithful to the TV series.

via Gaming Today

Target/Best Buy selling Guitar Hero III with wired guitars

Monday, October 29th, 2007

Both wired and wireless Guitar Hero III bundles available

A word of warning to all those who are planning on buying a Guitar Hero III bundle - check the box first. It has been brought to our attention that Wal-Mart and Target are offering different versions of the bundle, some with the newer wireless guitars, and some with the older Guitar Hero II wired guitars.

You’ll save $10 on a wired bundle, but you’ll kick yourself once you lay hands on the far superior newer models - trust us, they’re worth waiting/driving long distances for.

via Joystiq

SNK to release two new 2D fighters for the PlayStation 2

Monday, October 1st, 2007

Neo Geo Battle Coliseum

SNK Playmore is set to release two more games for the Playstation 2 this month, Neo Geo Battle Coliseum and The King of Fighters XI.

Neo Geo Battle Coliseum is a tag team based fighter with what seems to be one of the most bizarre tongue-in-cheek plots ever. The player must battle it out in typical ladder style glory to fight the leader of an organization called “The Warez Conglomerate,” a man hell bent on putting an end to all of Neo Geo’s “most powerful warriors.” Players are offered the choice of characters from one of the many Neo Geo franchise such as Metal Slug, Fatal Fury, King of the Monsters to name a few.

The King of Fighters XI is the expected fare with a few new features and content thrown in for good measure. The new features come in the form of new character switches called Quick Shift and Saving Shift.

Neo Geo Battle Coliseum is set to be released on the 28th of October, with The King of Fighters XI due on the 4th of October.

via Destructoid

PS2 Guitar Hero controller built from scratch

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

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Ever thought Guitar Hero needed a little more…MacGyver? You’re clearly not the first. One particularly crafty chap has gutted two old PlayStation controllers, nicked out to the back shed, and returned triumphantly with this bad boy - a fully-functioning Guitar Hero controller for his PlayStation 2, built from scratch. Video and instructions after the jump.

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