Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th Dec 2012 18:14 UTC
Games "We've joked about its refusal to die before, but today, finally, the console begins its march into the history books. Having sold over 150 million units since its release in 2000, the PlayStation 2 has today ceased shipping to Japanese retailers, meaning once remaining stock is gone, it's gone. The console was first released in Japan on March 4, 2000, and in those twelve years has become - by a longshot - the biggest-selling home video game console of all time." I should play Shadow of the Colossus again.
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RE: Sad
by Wafflez on Sat 29th Dec 2012 22:33 UTC in reply to "Sad"
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These days games consoles require jumping through hoops just to get a game running, let alone the fact that you can't just loan the game disc to your friends so they, too, can enjoy it.

These days I game on the PC, I don't see the point in going for consoles anymore, the appeal is gone.

Unplug internet cable - pop a CD and play. No more patches (although throwing an update is a very good thing in my book). That's for xBox, with PS you will still need to install games because of slow drive.

I still enjoy console gaming more than PC. Not much because of more games or that PC version come like a year later, but because you don't need to jump through the hoops (see what I did there?). Going to sound settings and changing default format, editing .ini files, editing registry, downloading dlls and placing in executable's directory, changing keybinds to ESDF movement for every single god damn game, changing graphics settings to yeld 60 fps, install some wtf software like steam, origin, games for windows live, uplay, NCSoftsomething... Now that's jumping through the hoops.

Edited 2012-12-29 22:36 UTC

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