Venturing into console gaming!

By Zen ยท 62 replies
Jul 8, 2011
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  1. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    Just mentioning PS2 brings their wrath... :dead:
  2. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 861   +50

    Hypothetically speaking, if I was to mention the words "Playstation 3" would they be as angry, as mentioning a "Playstation 2"? :blackeye:
  3. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    Your sarcastic reply is not lost on the PC Gaming gods. There was nothing "hypothetical" about it.
  4. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 861   +50

    Ok, I'll move away from the "hypothetical" and venture forth into "literal"!

    The PC gaming God's are only angry with me, for they have lost a once serious hardcore PC gamer, who has now allied himself with the console gaming world.

    Hay Gaming God' something for you to check out......


    God's, doesn't that just burn you up! :grinthumb

  5. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    It is a dark path you tread my friend... Who has deluded you so???
  6. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 861   +50

    Well I guess my friend Craig has had some serious input in regards to my new founded Playstation 2 purchase. He has had one for 9 years now, takes a licking and keeps on ticking, his still works. Plus he knew I am saving up for a painfully expensive move here real soon, but I wanted a console all the same. He's the first person in my life that recommended a Playstation 2, as a "filler" in between not having a system and owning a Playstation 3.

    Craig said....go cheap, buy everything for it "pre-owned", save a bundle of money, have enough money to not really worry about buying for the Playstation 2, if it's used, "it's cheap"!

    Kind of nice, I got the console and many extras for it, like accessories, and little over 67 games, and I probably have only come close to, or maybe gone slightly over the price of a brand new Playstation 3 system , that only comes with one controller and maybe one game bundled into the deal. I've come out "way ahead" going the Playstation 2 route. Excluding about 3-4 various accessories for it, I've got em all! :)

    So I'm getting my video game fix, for bottom basement prices! If I keep going pre-owned with everything for it, I will come out way ahead, even with a big move and all. :)
  7. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 861   +50

    Some New Goodies.....

    Thought I would pop in here real quick as to update things. Unbeknown to me, for this past week my own Mother had been playing some minor bidding wars in regards to trying to get me some new gear for my Playstation 2 system. I had no clue what she was up to, but she handed me a box this afternoon, it's shipping labels indicated it had come from e-Bay!

    So here's the new goodies she got me, not bad, just for around $10.00 I got the wheel and two games, kind of a bundle deal.


    So there it is, my new pre-owned Logitech NASCAR force feedback steering controller, with floor pedals. The two games she got in the deal was "Dance Revolution 2" that uses my Official Sony Playstation 2 "Eye-Toy" and she got me NCAA Football 2003.

    I tried out the new wheel with Gran Turismo A-Spec and it works like a charm, not one gosh darn problem, other than maybe the force feedback is wicked and powerful.

    There we go, the update is now complete! :)
  8. specialjuice

    specialjuice TS Rookie

    I really have enjoyed my ps2, it's one of the fatter ones, not the slim. I've had it for quite some time and surprisingly it still plays really well. I have a multitude of random games (a lot of fighters and whatnot). But my favorite thing to play has always been Dance Dance Revolution. I purchased the game with two dance mats. I've had a lot of fun with it with my friends.
  9. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 861   +50

    Just wanted to pop in here real quick and update something! Today I went out to lunch with my Mom, while at the restaurant and trying to kill time by needless babble waiting for our food to arrive, my Mom practiced the old art of "loss lips sink ships'! She started asking some random questions as to what I knew about the Playstation 3 console. She also asked if some or most of my Playstation 2 games and gear would work with a Playstation 3 system, in my mind this was turning into something very obvious, either Mom or the Family are looking into a Playstation 3 system for me, maybe some sort of a house warming gift when soon I move into my new place. When she detected that I was kind of getting smart to the questions, she quickly changed the subject and it wasn't brought up again. Maybe a future Christmas gift sort of thing is being thought about here for me, I don't know, but this raised a "red flag" to me, that either if I buy it for myself, or it's a house warming gift, or Christmas gift, either way a Playstation 3 unit is not to far away on the horizon. :)

    If they do get me one, the darn thing better be the backwards compatible kind, if not, it's a waste!
  10. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    Uh oh - depends on the version. Highly unlikely that you'll be able to get one that has backward compatibility, those were available with the initially released PS3s and some of the second series. Here's a great chart to let you know what to expect -
  11. RealXboxMaster

    RealXboxMaster TS Rookie Posts: 139

    All of my systems are modded. I recently started doing retro consoles, like Sega Genesis adding S-Video/ RCA jacks.. Etc. Just finished Turboexpress region switchless mod , and Sega Nomad LCD replacement mod. I am one happy retro gAming mod master.... Lol
  12. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 861   +50

    Thanks for chiming in here Papa, by the looks of things and your report that the backwards compatible models were introduced upon the Playstation 3 initial release, doesn't bode very well for me. Trust me, if my family does this I'm thankful, even without backwards compatibility. But now I'm poised with possibly of having to have two Playstation units, the 2 and 3, side by side, sharing one television. I could have a friend of mine place a special chip inside the Playstation 3 as to allow backwards compatibility, but I declined his offer and advised that the Playstation 3 Network searches for modified units and in most cases, if an altered one is detected, it won't be allowed to play the on-line games.

    To be honest, if this does become a reality, at a friends house about 2 months back he was playing this killer looking game called "Just Cause"! It looked like a very huge and vast version of some sort of Grand Theft Auto thing. That game will be first on my list to buy!

    Getting excited.... :)
  13. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    I'm 99% sure you cannot add backward compatibility with any mod chips to the newer PS3s. Someone provide links if you know differently.

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