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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...

Feature: What Do You Mean You've Never Played... Rogue Galaxy?

What Do You Mean You've Never Played... Rogue Galaxy?

A rogue's legacy

What was then Japanese developer Level-5's biggest ever project, Rogue Galaxy remains a brilliant action role-playing game. A sci-fi tale of adventure, space pirates, and, of course, an evil empire, it's full of memorable characters, boasts a great battle system, and is set across some gorgeously diverse locales. As far as RPG...

News: You'll Never Guess Who Was Voted Persona 4's Best Character

You'll Never Guess Who Was Voted Persona 4's Best Character

Scandal

Persona 4's stuffed full of brilliantly written characters, so it's always going to be hard picking a favourite. You might adore idol-on-a-break Rise, or you may think that knucklehead-with-a-heart-of-gold Kanji simply can't be beat, but neither of them have taken the top spot on this fan poll. The vote comes courtesy of the utterly...

News: Can You Relate to Any of These PlayStation Memories?

Can You Relate to Any of These PlayStation Memories?

Gaming gold

If you're reading this, then there's a good chance that you grew up making PlayStation memories. The problem with these, though, is that they can't easily be shared. Fortunately, Sony has teamed up with Studio Output and Found Studio to produce an animated video based upon Tweets posted by gamers all around the globe – including one...

News: Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered Attempts to Get Away with Murder on PC, Mobile Next week

Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered Attempts to Get Away with Murder on PC, Mobile Next week

Don't get Cagey

No, we're not going multiplatform – but we have got to cover this. Quantic Dream teased a January announcement late last year, and we immediately assumed that it would have something to do with those PlayStation 4 Trophies for Beyond: Two Souls that leaked eons ago. It turns out, however, that the French firm was alluding to a PC...

News: Watch PlayStation Titles Get Destroyed in the Awesome Games Done Quick Marathon

Watch PlayStation Titles Get Destroyed in the  Awesome Games Done Quick Marathon

Supersonic

It's the start of a fresh new year full of gaming, and to help kickstart it into turbo gear is the bi-annual Awesome Games Done Quick marathon. Running from the 5th to the 10th January on Twitch to support the Prevent Cancer Foundation, an army of titles will be blasted through at speeds that may make you cry. The lineup ranges from old...

News: Find Out How Naughty Dog Conquered PlayStation in Anniversary Documentary

Find Out How Naughty Dog Conquered PlayStation in Anniversary Documentary

Time traveller

If you've got a spare hour this Christmas, then make sure that you watch this documentary on Naughty Dog. Originally shown at the company's 30th Anniversary event, the developer has uploaded the fascinating video to YouTube just in time for the holidays, and it's an absolute must-watch for PlayStation fans – or anyone interested...

Talking Point: What's Your Favourite PlayStation Startup Sequence?

What's Your Favourite PlayStation Startup Sequence?

Setting the scene

Republished on Tuesday, 2nd December 2014: We're bringing this article back from the archives to celebrate the PSone's big 20th Anniversary this week. The original feature follows. Originally published on Friday, 12th April 2013: While it’s difficult to topple the trembling sense of anticipation that comes when you greedily...

Soapbox: Why Are We Arguing Over Holiday Exclusives When PS2's First Year Offering Will Forever Rule the Roost?

Why Are We Arguing Over Holiday Exclusives When PS2's First Year Offering Will Forever Rule the Roost?

Sammy Barker talks system sellers

Exclusives are the gamer’s equivalent of bullets. Venture into the dark recesses of any popular video game forum, and you’ll find format fighters striding into battle, armed with a list of titles that’s sure to ensure victory for their given side. It’s only natural, of course, that people should want to...

News: This Woman Likes Silent Hill Way More Than You Do

This Woman Likes Silent Hill Way More Than You Do

No argument here

This particular author may be penning this article while proudly wearing a Pyramid Head t-shirt – we kid you not – but we’ll happily concede that there are much bigger Silent Hill fans in the world. One such person is Whitney Chavis, who’s just won the Guinness World Record for the biggest – and probably only – Silent...