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Information about PS2

October 27, 2009 Leave a comment

The PlayStation 2 (shortened to PS2) is a video game manufactured by Sony. It is the successor to the Playstation, and the predecessor to the Playstation 3. Many analysts predicted a close three-way match up between the PS2 and competitors, Microsoft’s Xbox and the Nintendo Gamecube. However, the release of several blockbuster games during the 2001 holiday season maintained sales momentum and held off the PS2’s rivals. In addition to PS2 software, the PS2 can read both CDs and DVDs. It’s backward compatible with PlayStation games. The PS2 also supports PlayStation memory cards (for PlayStation game saves only) and controllers, though they work with PS1 games and the controllers may not support all functions for PS2 games. The PS2’s Dual Schock 2 controller is essentially an upgraded PlayStation DualShock. Like its predecessor, the DualShock 2 controller has force feedback, which is usually called the “vibration” function. The standard PlayStation 2 memory card has an 8MB capacity and employs Sony’s MagicGate encryption. This requirement prevented the production of memory cards by third parties who did not purchase a license for the MagicGate encryption. Memory cards without encryption can be used to store PlayStation game saves, but PlayStation games would be unable to read from or write to the card – such a card could only be used as a backup. The PS2 has undergone many adjustments, some only of internal construction and others involving ample external changes as well. Some PS2 games include ACE Combat, All-Star Baseball, American Chopper, The Ant Bully, Catwoman, Family Guy etc.

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Difference between PS2 & PS3 Game

October 19, 2009 7 comments

The demand for video game consoles has skyrocketed of late with the availability and awareness on gaming technology. Sony, well known as a leader in consumer electronics, has also joined the race for supremacy in the war of gaming consoles.

Sony has up to now released two popular consoles: Play Station 2 and Play Station 3. With so many getting released, people have started comparing the performance of various gaming consoles, and those from Sony are not an exception to this. Let us have a look at the main differences between the two consoles: PS2 and the PS3.

The PS2 arrives with a massive collection of games and is also reverse compatible. This means that it is possible to play all the older games. PS2 also supplies a DVD player that is somewhat cheaper compared to other regular DVD players. It is also compatible with both DVDs and CDs. Meanwhile, with the PS3, you will have to buy a HDMI cable for plying Blu-ray movies.  Although the PS3 gives better processing speed and extensibility across the Internet, it is high on price and its Blu-ray feature is not good enough to beat the quality of HD-DVD. Also you will have to spend further on supplementary hardware.

While the Play Station 3 was a much better product compared to its predecessors; it didn’t add any new feature for people to talk about. The difference is mainly the improved graphical power offered by Play Station 3 with respect to game character responsiveness and awareness. However, for the time being, PlayStation 2 does seem to have a big lead over PS3. Surely, Sony has to do something about it or else the PS2 will continue to stay on top despite newer releases.

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Advantages of PS2

October 17, 2009 Leave a comment

What are the Advantages of PS2 Sony hWhat are the Advantages of PS2 Sony has surely made a big impression in the video game world, particularly for a company which never had any prior experience in the primitive game systems. With the success of PS2, Sony now has an opportunity to secure its position as the world’s leader in Game console development. Sony’s plan with the Play Station 2’s launch in 2000 was to maintain its iron grip on the video game market. It was a great decision by Sony, and PS2 did beat its competitors by offering some fantastic gaming performance with features such as DVD media, reverse compatibility, and the 128-bit Emotion Engine processor. Obviously, with DVD media you can store much more data than with an ordinary CD. It is also faster and thus improves game loading time in a big way. Apart from all that, the highlight is the astounding audio offered with AC-3 and the Dolby Digital. The Reverse compatibility feature allows you to use CD media as well as the usual DVD media. This is possible as there is a lot of connections in the technologies of DVD and CD. Another reason for this being feasible is the use of Sony’s old PlayStation processor for I/O in the new PS 2 console. A key advantage is the higher computing power offered by the 128-bit processor. This is so fast that your gaming will almost resemble the speed of action in latest movies, thereby helping it to be more realistic. With such impressive advantages, the PS 2 truly has what it takes to become the king of gaming consoles. However, the gaming console industry is also one of the most competitive, with many others in the race. Nevertheless the PS2 is the most popular console for the time being. The latest news is that Sony has dropped the cost of PS2 from $ 149.99 to $ 129.99. This will surely help more people to buy the PS2 console and experience its amazing performanceas surely made a big impression in the video game world, particularly for a company which never had any prior experience in the primitive game systems. With the success of PS2, Sony now has an opportunity to secure its position as the world’s leader in Game console development. Sony’s plan with the Play Station 2’s launch in 2000 was to maintain its iron grip on the video game market. It was a great decision by Sony, and PS2 did beat its competitors by offering some fantastic gaming performance with features such as DVD media, reverse compatibility, and the 128-bit Emotion Engine processor. Obviously, with DVD media you can store much more data than with an ordinary CD. It is also faster and thus improves game loading time in a big way. Apart from all that, the highlight is the astounding audio offered with AC-3 and the Dolby Digital. The Reverse compatibility feature allows you to use CD media as well as the usual DVD media. This is possible as there is a lot of connections in the technologies of DVD and CD. Another reason for this being feasible is the use of Sony’s old PlayStation processor for I/O in the new PS 2 console. A key advantage is the higher computing power offered by the 128-bit processor. This is so fast that your gaming will almost resemble the speed of action in latest movies, thereby helping it to be more realistic. With such impressive advantages, the PS 2 truly has what it takes to become the king of gaming consoles. However, the gaming console industry is also one of the most competitive, with many others in the race. Nevertheless the PS2 is the most popular console for the time being. The latest news is that Sony has dropped the cost of PS2 from $ 149.99 to $ 129.99. This will surely help more people to buy the PS2 console and experience its amazing performance

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