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News: PS2 Games Are Coming to the PS4, Sony Confirms

PS2 Games Are Coming to the PS4, Sony Confirms

Live in your world, play in ours

That didn't take long, did it? After yesterday's reports, Sony has told Wired that PlayStation 2 games are coming to the PlayStation 4 via emulation. However, while the firm confirmed the feature, it stopped short of sharing any specific details. "We have nothing further to comment at this point in time." See you...

News: PlayStation 2 Emulation All But Confirmed for PS4

PlayStation 2 Emulation All But Confirmed for PS4

And it sounds awesome

Back when Sony revealed that the Darth Vader PlayStation 4 bundle would include three Star Wars games from the PlayStation 2 era, we assumed that they'd be getting the remaster treatment. While there have been many rumours regarding PS2 emulation on the new-gen system, the promise of Trophy support and improved visuals led us...

Soapbox: Gaming's Greatest Fireworks Display Still Resides Inside the PS2

Gaming's Greatest Fireworks Display Still Resides Inside the PS2

Sky lights

Republished on Thursday, 5th November 2015: We're bringing this article back from the archives to celebrate Bonfire Night today. The original text follows. Originally published on Wednesday, 5th November 2014: It's currently Bonfire Night here in the UK, a bizarre annual event in which wooden figures are burnt at the stake in order...

Push Scare: The Resident Evil 4 Cabin Encounter That Totally Redefined Survival Horror

The Resident Evil 4 Cabin Encounter That Totally Redefined Survival Horror

Inkredible

Republished on Saturday, 31st October 2015: We're bringing this article back from the archives to celebrate Hallowe'en today. The original text follows. Originally published on Monday, 27th October 2014: My first taste of survival horror came courtesy of Trip Hawkins' ill-fated 3DO. Our family gaming room was one of approximately six...

Talking Point: Is the PlayStation 2 the Greatest Games Console of All Time?

Is the PlayStation 2 the Greatest Games Console of All Time?

Live in your world, play in ours

Republished on Monday, 26th October 2015: We're bringing this feature back from the archives to celebrate the PS2's big 15th Anniversary in North America today. The original text follows. Originally published on Saturday, 29th December 2012: It was evident from the moment that the PlayStation 2 first arrived on...

News: PlayStation Dominates EDGE's Greatest Ever Games

PlayStation Dominates EDGE's Greatest Ever Games

Cream of the crop

World regarded rag EDGE has compiled a list of the 100 greatest ever video games – and PlayStation has secured four of the top five slots. Dark Souls topped the list, with Grand Theft Auto V, The Last of Us, Bloodborne, and Half-Life 2 rounding out the top five. Sony must be rubbings its hands over that lineup – especially...

News: Could the PS4 Be About to Score PS2 Games?

Could the PS4 Be About to Score PS2 Games?

Dark Chronicle! Ape Escape 2! Twisted Metal: Black!

There's no doubt that Sony loves a remaster, but if it can make a few extra pennies by re-selling old PlayStation 2 games, you can bet your bottom dollar that it will. Fortunately for the format holder, it looks like some kind of compatibility with the last-last-gen console may be on the cards,...

News: A New Dynasty Warriors Game Is in Production as Series Celebrates 15 Years on the Market

A New Dynasty Warriors Game Is in Production as Series Celebrates 15 Years on the Market

That's a lot of square pushing

Love it or hate it, Dynasty Warriors is here to stay for the foreseeable future. Koei Tecmo's hack and slash franchise has always been a big hit in Japan, while also managing to gather a loyal audience here in the West. Today, the series celebrates its 15th year on the market, and the publisher's dished out a rather...

News: Suikoden III Stretches Its Legs on PlayStation 3

Suikoden III Stretches Its Legs on PlayStation 3

Geddoe know

Expecting a typically witty write-up? Sorry, office RPG enthusiast Robert Ramsey is away, which means that it's down to this clueless scribe to compose 100 or so words on Suikoden III. The classic PlayStation 2 title originally released in Japan and North America back in 2002, but is receiving the PlayStation 3 re-release treatment...

News: These PS4 Fans Really Want a SOCOM 2 Remaster

These PS4 Fans Really Want a SOCOM 2 Remaster

Tango down

Ah, remasters: some loathe 'em, some love 'em. Whichever camp you fall into, it doesn't sound like they're going to stop anytime soon – especially when people are campaigning for more to get made. SOCOM 2 is the latest target of fans, as a group of military aficionados rally around the forgotten franchise to get its second instalment...

Weirdness: Man Arrested for Robbery with DualShock 2

Man Arrested for Robbery with DualShock 2

Sigh

While we were all getting giddy over The Last Guardian, one Brazilian man was attempting a robbery – with a DualShock 2. The perpetrator – arrested for the second time in four months – was caught wielding a cordless PlayStation 2 controller, pretending that it was a weapon. He was also found to be in possession of stolen money and a...

Talking Point: What One Game Do You Always Come Back To?

What One Game Do You Always Come Back To?

The one and only

Addiction is a strong word, but that's how many would describe their need to play one single game time and time again. A title that you've never really been able to put down, something that your mind always wanders back to, whether it's because you're bored and unsure of what to play, or because you simply enjoy it so much. It may...

News: A Very Happy Birthday to You, PlayStation 2

A Very Happy Birthday to You, PlayStation 2

The third place

Seeing as Sony ceased production on the PlayStation 2 a little while ago, we assumed that we were done celebrating the system's birthday, but what the heck – pour one out for the old guy. The black behemoth turns 15 today, if you take into account its 4th March, 2000 launch date in Japan. Those were certainly heady days, as not...

News: The PS2 Rises from the Dead as Retailer Accepts Trade-Ins Once Again

The PS2 Rises from the Dead as Retailer Accepts Trade-Ins Once Again

The console that won't die

If you've been looking to sell off a dusty and possibly decrepit PlayStation 2, you may be in luck as GameStop is once again accepting trade-ins when it comes to Sony's last-last-gen console. The best-selling home console of all time is apparently wanted due to high demand from consumers. As you'd expect, though, you...