Hello and welcome to today’s blog on Stephen Niven – Mainly about video games! In this blog post I am going to be reviewing the PlayStation 2 (PS2) console; which was a home console system that was originally released back in 2000.
Before the main review, I have decided that I will tell you some information about the PS2 home console; with the first fact coming from that it was first revealed in the last year of the 20th century. Secondly, the console was within the sixth generation of video games, and mainly rivaled with Microsoft’s debut Xbox Console. Thirdly, the PS2 would have backwards compatibility for the first time, which meant that the system could be able to play PS1 games. Finally, the PlayStation 2 is the best selling system ever.
My tale with the console that I am reviewing today goes back a long way, and actually to the year of 2006. This was the year of when I got my original PS2, and over the years since, I have collected over two-hundred and fifty games for the gaming system. While for all that however, the PlayStation 2 wasn’t just based around games, as it could also handle the multimedia capability of playback through both DVDs and CDs. As reported about earlier, the console had backwards compatibility for the first time, and with this it allowed for the use of original PlayStation games, as well as it’s accessories. Software inside the console uses the custom-designed Emotion Engine CPU, which is 6.2 GFLOPS.
In actual fact, I have actually owned two different PS2’s, and the reasoning for this is because my original console broke in the year of 2012 – but that doesn’t affect the fact of that the PlayStation 2 is my favourite ever gaming system. Regarding online play for the console, users had the option to play select games over the internet, through using a network adaptor and broadband internet connection. However, in today’s timeline, most of these online servers have been shut down; as many ran on third-party devices. More than 3,800 titles have been released since launch, and the console was still made until early January 2013; and this shows how and why the PlayStation 2 is the best console ever created.
So in conclusion, I can say that the PlayStation 2 system in my own opinion, is one of the best video game consoles of all time. When reading what I have wrote about the PS2 above, I think it’s quite easy to see what my feelings are on it; and from the choice that I have at the moment, it is quite obvious that the PS2 is the main winner. Not only was the system unique and simple, but it also had a collection of absolutely great video games; for instance Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and the original Ratchet & Clank.
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