In 2001, Hideo Kojima pissed off countless fans with a simple twist. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty did not star everyone’s favorite rugged action hero Solid Snake. Instead, players spent most of their time playing as Raiden, a whiny rookie who didn’t know his ass from his head. It was perfect and still is.…
It’s the best-selling home video game console of all time. So yeah, the PlayStation 2 has some good games. But which of them are the best?
Oni was an action title released in 2001. It was the only game made by the short lived Bungie West studio. In spite of mixed reception, it turns out they were working on a sequel. Thanks to an intrepid archivist, we finally can see what it was like.
The Aku Aku Mask’s looking great on this heavily modified Playstation 2.
If you’ve been playing video games for any amount of time, odds are pretty high you have at least one console in your entertainment center doing nothing, and that sucks. Don’t let your old friend sit there and collect a gross film of dust and grime, give it a new life—or find someone who will. Here’s how.
If you ever need inspiration for wedding invitations and like JRPGs, here’s a good place to start.
After its debut in Japan, Sony’s PlayStation 2 arrived in North America on October 26, 2000. Its launch roster featured over 20 names—games like Volition’s Summoner, Rockstar’s Midnight Club, or Eidos’ TimeSplitters. Happy 15th to all of them.
Kikopa Games has just released a game called Minkomora. It’s an exploratory game, a soft floaty little thing - but the best thing about it is the game manual.
Happy 15th birthday, PlayStation 2! Sony launched their second home console in Japan on March 4, 2000, with games such as Street Fighter EX3 and Kessen. Eventually, the PS2 became not only the best-selling console of its generation, but the best-selling console overall, with over 155 million units sold worldwide.
During January's sojourn to Kotaku headquarters in NYC, I stopped by the fabled Video Games New York, where I picked up a scratched but serviceable PlayStation 2 for $80. Today GameStop announced it is once again accepting trade-ins of the best-selling game system of all time. My timing sucks.
The PlayStation 2 was so beloved by its owners that a man in Britain legally changed his name to PlayStation 2 and looked into marrying his system. Did You Know Gaming's latest video looks at this and other weird facts about the best-selling console of all-time.
Gaming Heads has announced the follow-up to their Jak and Daxter figurine from last year. The new figure, which is based on the Jak II version of Jak and Daxter, is priced at $210, and limited to 850 pieces. For an extra $10, you can also grab the exclusive version, which is "painted in a special bronze finish."
Mangled bodies, pierced and tattooed newborns, panty sniffers and twisted mutations — this is how advertising agency TBWA sold the PlayStation 2 in France.
Found by Redditor Hulk_Pants in Egypt, this GTA V bootleg has everything on its cover (even Patrick Brown's art and the helicopter on the top left side!). According to him, it is GTA: San Andreas for the Playstation 2, with modded Trevor, Franklin and Michael skins. That's just too much effort for a bad knockoff!
China's game console ban might finally be lifted, so it's a good time to look back at the case study that was the PlayStation 2. During the course of the 13 year-old console ban, the one home console that was allowed to be sold, albeit for just a short time, was the PlayStation 2.
It's been 10 years since Drakengard (Called Drag On Dragoon in Japan) was released for the PlayStation 2 and 8 years since the release of its sequel, Drakengard 2. Now, Drakengard 3 is on the way, and according to producer Takamasa Shiba, it's the perfect time for it.
Something is only worth what people will pay for it. And these days, they'll pay more for a PlayStation 2 in Japan. Capitalism!
A couple of months ago, I wrote about how the Japanese PlayStation 2 has one unreleased game left. For the longest time, this title, Final Fantasy XI: Seekers of Adoulin, had been simply labeled as "Release date: 2013." Now, at last, it has an official release date.