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Top PS2 games are arriving for PlayStation 4 tomorrow

Top PS2 games are arriving for PlayStation 4 tomorrow

The PlayStation 2 was incredibly popular during its time, and fans far and wide fell in love with titles released for it. Time moved on, of course, and many of those titles were left behind with the console. That changes starting tomorrow, at least for some games, with Sony announcing that a number of PS2 games will be available for the PlayStation 4 starting Saturday.

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Sony confirms PlayStation 2 backwards compatibility for PS4

Sony confirms PlayStation 2 backwards compatibility for PS4

While Microsoft's Xbox One has just gotten the ability to play over 100 Xbox 360 titles, its looks like Sony is working on bringing backwards compatibility for PlayStation 2 games to the PS4. This was discovered with the release of a PS4 console bundle this week that includes the new Star Wars: Battlefront, along with four classic Star Wars games from previous console generations, including three from the PS2. In an email to Wired, Sony confirmed that they are working on making more games compatible.

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CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America Jack Tretton stepping down

CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America Jack Tretton stepping down

In a bit of a surprise announcement this afternoon, Sony has made clear that Jack Tretton will be stepping down from his role as President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America. As of March 31st, 2014, SCEA will have a new President and CEO, as the company and Tretton have made a "mutual agreement" to "not renew their contractual relationship."

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Sony stops shipping the PS2 in Japan

Sony stops shipping the PS2 in Japan

We all knew that eventually Sony would have to kill the PS2 despite the fact that it still had a decent sales numbers. The original Sony PlayStation 2 launched in March of 2000 and quickly became one of the most popular game consoles ever built. It looks like the PS2 is ready to head into the sunset.

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Final Fantasy Ultimate Box collection heading to Japan

Final Fantasy Ultimate Box collection heading to Japan

Square Enix has pulled the veil off the Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Ultimate Box, a massive collection spanning most of the main series. Sadly, spin-off titles such as Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles and Final Fantasy Tactics seem to be missing from this compilation, but all of the main series games to Final Fantasy XIII are present. It sounds like the perfect collection for die-hard Final Fantasy fans, but it's going to cost quite a bit of money if you want to take one home with you.

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Sony BRAVIA KDL22PX300 integrates PS2 and 720p HDTV

Sony BRAVIA KDL22PX300 integrates PS2 and 720p HDTV

Sony has quietly begun sales of an integrated HDTV and PlayStation, though the BRAVIA KDL22PX300 does only give you a PS2 rather than a PS3. Available in the UK for a bargain £199.95 ($312), the 22-inch set runs at 720p-friendly 1366 x 768 resolution and has four HDMI ports and three USB ports (two of which are apparently USB 1.1).

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Sony PlayStation 3 Could be Backwards Compatible Again, Thanks to Peripheral

Sony PlayStation 3 Could be Backwards Compatible Again, Thanks to Peripheral

It's no secret that the original versions of the PlayStation 3 from Sony were backwards compatible. You could enjoy plenty of PlayStation 2 titles, right from your shiny new next generation console, without actually having to own a PS2. But, with the revamp of systems, new hard drives were introduced in different size capacities, and with them, backwards compatibility went to the wayside.

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X-Arcade announces PS2 to Xbox 360 adapter for X-Arcade controllers

X-Arcade announces PS2 to Xbox 360 adapter for X-Arcade controllers

One of the things I remember most about arcade gaming when I was a kid was the big beefy controllers that the arcade games had. You could really pound away at the controls for games like Pac Man and Donkey Kong and playing the games on a gamepad today just isn’t the same. X-Arcade makes a full line of old school arcade controllers for the PC and PlayStation but the Xbox 360 has been left out, until now.

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Audiovox unveils VOD10PS2 PS2 rear seat gamign system

Audiovox unveils VOD10PS2 PS2 rear seat gamign system

I remember when I was a kid one of my friends had a van that with an Atari inside for us to play while we drove. That was back in the day when having an Atari at all was a big deal. Audiovox has announced something that is sure to find its way into vans and SUVs today called the VOD10PS2.

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PS3 Slim never getting PS2 game support confirms Sony

Sony have confirmed that the PS3 Slim will never get PlayStation 2 backward compatibility.  According to Sony’s director of hardware marketing, John Koller, PS2 compatibility is “not coming back, so let me put that on the table”, as well as suggesting that “it’s not as big as a purchase intent driver as you may be hearing.”

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Sony finances still dire: PS3 and PSP sales crash

Sony have announced their latest financial results [pdf link], and given their last set of figures revealed a dire 95-percent crash in profits a quarter ago, all eyes are on the Japanese giant to see if they’ve managed to turn things around.  Unfortunately, it’s still not looking good: sales decreased 19.2-percent compared to the same quarter 2008, and an operating loss of 25.7bn yen ($268m) recorded.  That’s 99.1bn yen down from the previous year.

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Sony planning PS3 Emotion Engine emulation for retro gaming?

Sony planning PS3 Emotion Engine emulation for retro gaming?

Sony have filed a patent for a system whereby the PS3's Cell Processor could emulate the hardware of a PS2, opening up the older console's back-catalog.  The patent describes how the Cell Processor would emulate the Emotion Engine chipset that was included in the first-generation of PS3 hardware but then removed midway through 2007.

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