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3 years and still going strong

  • Jan 13, 2006
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Playstation 2 is a hard system to beat... and trust me I have had almost all of them. Starting back in the early 80's with the Intellivision and then I moved on to a Nintendo (old school variety), Sega Genesis, Playstation 1 and so on. Of all of those system only the original Nintendo has had the staying power of the PS2. There are literally thousands of games for you to play!

Does the system have flaws? Of course, but so did the Intellivision (I remember I used to have to "blow" into the games or even take the game apart and clean the contacts with a pencil eraser). Nintendo games wouldn't always play, and when they did you had to write down HUGE passwords in order to continue/save. Then Zelda came out with its internal battery/memory so you can save on the game...this was great until the battery wore out a year later!

What are the Playstation problems - well they can be a bit moody and it may suddenly decide to reset itself (all of the other systems did this as well). Mine will not read the cursed "blue discs" (these are discs with a blue backing instead of the standard silver), and a few other minor annouyances, but nothing too big

What is great about PS2? Almost everyhing else - first there is an amazing array of games - from "Kingdom Hearts' (one of my favorites) to "Friends" (a trivia game based off of the tv show - my wife's favorite) to the dancing game with the camera. Next, thegraphics and sound play are also outstanding. While some complain that it may not be on the level of the XBOX or the Gamecube - all I have to say is that it they beat the crap out of the Intellivision and the Nintendo (both of which I logged many, many enjoyable hours on).

In summary, while some of you may want to wait in the huge lines and pay the incredible amounts of $$$ for the Playstation 3 or the XBOX 360, but for me (at least for now) my trusty PS2 will work just fine!

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PlayStation 2's 300 Mhz processor delivers enhanced clarity and mesmerizing graphics. What's more, the PlayStation 2 doubles as a CD/DVD player. It also plays most of the original PlayStation games.Step into the 128-bit universe brought to you by PlayStation 2. You'll enjoy the look, sound, and feel of unbelievable, near-cinematic realism as you play. PlayStation 2 offers the most advanced games across every genre, DVD video playback as a standard feature, Dolby Digital 5.1 theater-quality sound, and the ability to play the immense catalog of PlayStation games. So, what are you waiting for?
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Brand: Sony
Category: Video Game Consoles
Developer: Sony Computer Entertainment
Release Date: October 26, 2000

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