It is true indeed

1 : Anonymous2021/04/06 19:30 ID: mljo6z
It is true indeed
2 : Anonymous2021/04/06 19:33 ID: gtlsnii

Mine got dropped like 10 times. Still works

ID: gtmd2f0

My friend found his in a ditch years ago, bought some cords and worked fine

ID: gtmk003

like an actual ditch in the ground?

ID: gtmnnlt

I would always hike as a kid and play ds in random places, left it on a rock and couldn't find the rock for like 6 months. Found it eventually and it still worked after countless days of snow and rain.

ID: gtlv7q9

Mine wouldn’t even read the blue discs

ID: gtmglc9

The blue discs were CDs, so the CD laser burned out

3 : Anonymous2021/04/06 22:03 ID: gtmcrl8

Oof right in the feels.

Me too mate.

4 : Anonymous2021/04/06 21:14 ID: gtm6o4k


ID: gtmo1cr

First ps2 game I ever bought. Such a great game.

ID: gtmittb

U.S Navy Seals.

ID: gtmnozq

I had a Socom game on PSP. It was called Fireteam Bravo or something. It was sooo good. I didn't know it was a tactical sort of game when I asked my mom to buy it but I really enjoyed it anyways.

ID: gtms021

socom 2 online was mindblowing for the time

ID: gtmqtpb

You can still play online through an emulator or PS2.

5 : Anonymous2021/04/06 20:15 ID: gtlykqf

Lol they removed linux on PS3 because sony was afraid hackers will exploit it and jailbreak the system leading to piracy

ID: gtm34g8

The PS3 originally came with (much better) Linux support and was quite popular for cheap HPC applications. I think CERN or someone build a cluster of hundreds because they were so cost effective.

ID: gtmjxd7

It was the Air Force, they used 1700 PS3s with Linux to build the Condor Cluster at AFRL.

ID: gtmi3bw

Cost effective, because console manufacturers sell them for 1 price over the course of (for the argument, let's say) 5 years. During these 5 years, the manufacturing cost will probably go down and the console manufacturer will earn a kickback per sold copy of a game, so they sell the console at a loss. At least for the first few years. Eventually they'll break even when parts costs go down and when the console is >3 years old they'll start making money on the sales of the consoles.

Even it out over the years and they're ok. But in the early years it might happen some company buys a ton of consoles because they're cheaper than the parts they contain.

ID: gtm7hf4

Well they were right. It was still a stupid idea though because they didn't bother removing it until well after the system had already been hacked by which point removing it did nothing except piss off people who liked it for linux.

ID: gtmm1xp

The problem wasn't hackers, in fact you couldn't access all the hardware using the Linus kernel. The problem was people buying them to make supercomputer clusters. Sony lost a little bit of money on the hardware and wanted to stop this non-gaming use.

ID: gtmpu02

Yea, the Air Force bought a few thousand and used them as a supercomputer

6 : Anonymous2021/04/06 20:35 ID: gtm1ak7

It was a best seller in part because at the time everyone wanted a DVD player and they weren't that much more than the basic models. Super easy to convince parents to buy them.

ID: gtmkars

Same with the PS3. Remember convincing my parents to get one because it was a relatively cheap Blu ray player at the time

ID: gtmlbcu

That's how I convinced my wife to buy one at the time, heh. We needed a Blu Ray player

ID: gtmnka6

They were the cheapest blu-ray player for a long time, and even after that they were the best value for quite a while because Sony had better software support than the early models, in addition to a better upscaler so that DVDs would look better on their shiny new HDTVs.

ID: gtmnr52

Sort of the same for the Xbox One S and its UHD bluray player, I know some people that bought it just for that

ID: gtmkp8k

That's why I originally bought one. I wanted a DVD player and though I might as well get a PS2 instead.

7 : Anonymous2021/04/06 23:21 ID: gtmm5i9

But does it come with a handle for portability?

This message was brought to you by the Gamecube gang.

ID: gtmycw9

And those cute little disks

8 : Anonymous2021/04/06 20:35 ID: gtm1a64

Ah the good old days... No need to install games & worry about hard drive space, no updates, no paid DLC. If you bought the game, you own it forever. No network connection required for single player. Modern gaming is fun too but I would trade some fancy graphics for some simplicity in a heartbeat

ID: gtmcsog


ID: gtmxww4


And that's when you realize they only sold you one disc

ID: gtm3yvm

That's indeed true fellow comrade , I do miss those days, I'd give anything to go back in time and feel myself again. "I don't really want to play old games anymore, I wanna feel how I felt playing them years ago", now this hits hard

ID: gtm8mu1

My favorite is when you buy a physical copy of a game that has a 40 gig day one “patch”.

ID: gtmmmta

feel myself again


ID: gtmplp3

Get a PS2 or SNES or N64 or something and play it with your kids. My kids always want to play Mario Kart Wii with me, and they're actually getting good at it.

ID: gtmqa3d

I don’t know why, but Valheim hits like playing an old classic for me.

ID: gtmnbpn

You own the game only until it's too scratched to be read!

ID: gtmbh6h

If there was a drug that let you go back, but with more money so you can buy all the games, I’d do it.

ID: gtmf0xd

Ps2 had thousands of broken shovel ware games that remained broken forever. Even before that you could pay up to $80 for a cartridge that would be broken without any way to patch it.

Don't get me wrong I loved that era's simplicity, but gaming has always been this busted industry of false advertising and broken software since atari.

If anything you get less broken games now, it just seems far worse because of all the "games as a service" micros and early access bullshit.

9 : Anonymous2021/04/06 22:37 ID: gtmgutq

The PS2 was peak Playstation to me and that's not just nostalgia, since I played on the 3 and 4 just as much. There have been great games on latter consoles, but they were just too much hollywood for me personally. The Ps2 introduced and improved absolute bangers like: Shadow of the colossus, Shin megami tensei, silent hill, Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, Okami, Ratchet & Clank, Ico, Jak and Daxter, Viewtiful Joe, Bully, the budokai series etc. etc. And most of those were actual exclusives lasting over the entire generation. Whenever I thought about the PS2 there was a wide array of colourful brands that came to mind.

ID: gtmkgud

Ahh i remember playing ratchet & clank on the ps2 of my friend. Also the reason why i downloaded it on the ps4 when it was for free recently but console isn't my thing anymore so i only played a few minutes. Still brought up good memorys

ID: gtmuvoj

Not to mention 3 different GTA games coming out in the span of 3 years.

10 : Anonymous2021/04/06 21:17 ID: gtm727k

Got one for my birthday when FFX came out, played it for a good day before realizing I had no memory cards and therefore couldn't save my data. Called every store looking to buy one, nope sold out. "Welp, here I am playing a giant RPG with no ability to save. You might have wondered how I got to this point..."

Also the same console that died on me the day FFX-2 released and I had to send it to Sony for repairs that took a month.

ID: gtmlfjy

When I was a kid my mom refused to buy memory cards because she thought I’d get too invested in games if I saved them...

ID: gtmmeul

Would be a great speedrunner origin story

11 : Anonymous2021/04/06 20:52 ID: gtm3mh9

Point #4: The PS2 is aged enough for reposts.

12 : Anonymous2021/04/06 21:38 ID: gtm9qo3

Just re bought one about a month ago. Best purchase in a long time so much fun.

13 : Anonymous2021/04/06 22:37 ID: gtmgx7x

Me and my brother played the shit out of darkwatch and coldwinter on ps2.

14 : Anonymous2021/04/06 22:20 ID: gtmeusc

Another fact: the startup sound doesnt exist anywhere! Its just random sounds looped, reversed, sped-up, slowed-down etc. This was supposed to show the power of the sound chip in the ps2.

15 : Anonymous2021/04/06 23:53 ID: gtmpvae

Backwards compatible to all PS1 games + an amazing oibrary of games in its own right.

Played DVDs at a time when dedicated DVD players cost about the same as the console.

Best Console Ever.


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