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Posted by fisk0

Just hooked up my PS2 again and found that there were still over 60 people online playing Battlefield 2. That was one of those games that got a simultaneous 360 and PS2 release, funny enough, the 360 version can't be played online anymore, but the PS2 version still works.

Posted by Fishdingo5

Solid backward compatibility with PSX made the best game system ever! Especially for RPG fans. I will have it hooked up to my TV for years to come.

Posted by BoricuainExile

RIP PS2

Posted by Lactose_the_Intolerant

I actually picked up a ps2 slim a year or two after I got my PS3 slim because I wanted to build a worthwhile ps2 library. And I'll still probably use it unless they remake ALL of the PS2 titles I own.

Posted by devilzrule27

World Destruction League, NHL 2001, and Smugglers Run were the first three games I ever bought for the PS2. Going back and playing them now, damn that system came a long way.

Posted by Kepler

I was so fucking hoping they would release Persona 5 on this. Oh well.

Posted by Terramagi

Thus dies the last of the OGs.

Posted by I_Stay_Puft

Now is this a good time to play some Green Day's "Time of Your Life" ?

Posted by Aarny91

A long, great 12 years.

Posted by Apparatus_Unearth

I seriously never even realized that the PS2 was still on shelves.

Posted by bkfountain

the best game console with the best, most varied library ever.

I really need to pick one up again to build back up my collection, but brand new slims were going for like $150 with it being discontinued. I can probably find a decent deal on craigslist if I tried.

Posted by Rekt_Hed

@probablytuna said:

-Salutes-

Thank you PlayStation 2 for all the awesome memories.

This. Thanks PS2 and thankyou Sony :) 12 years of amazing times.

Posted by Geo888

And what a 12 year run it was!

Posted by probablytuna

-Salutes-

Thank you PlayStation 2 for all the awesome memories.

Posted by mracoon

Many of my favourite games ever were on that system: MGS3, FFXII, Shadow of the Colossus, RE4, Psychonauts, God of War 1/2, the list keeps going. With the way exclusives have gone this generation, I can't see any future console having such a unique line-up.

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Posted by MikeGosot

@Alex: Wait, the PS2 died in 2012 or 2013? The picture says 2012...

Posted by Kadeemluvmusic

Does this means the North American PS2 is finished and deceased?

Posted by thehideousshrew

@Nightriff said:

I made my ship with the GameCube, probably was the wrong choice at the time.

Nah. It's everyone else who was wrong. IT HAD A HANDLE!

Posted by Doppelgamer

The PS2, SNES and Genesis were home to so many great memories... I love you guys!

Posted by kollay

What an amazing console it was. Cheers, PS2.

Posted by ProfessorEss

@Zero_ said:

@msavo said:

That pretty much sums it up for me too.

Posted by Ravelle

It wouldn't have lasted this long if it wasn't for movie license game and kids games I believe with a couple of Japanese RPGS as exception.

Edited by Kosayn

> You decided to spend time with the PS2. Since you have Logitech, a Controller of the Wireless Arcana, you might get along with this console...

Posted by Rokkaku

I'll add my congratulations to the system for being the greatest there has ever been, my best memories are Ratchet 1, all the GTAs (especially Vice City) and all the Metal Gears. Here's to you old friend.

Posted by antoniothedeadly

Man, now I'm worried my old PS2 is going to die and I'm going to be left spending extra money to get a replacement. I still have a ton of uncompleted JRPGs on the system.

Posted by SharkEthic

Best console ever?

Best console ever.

Posted by Zero_

@msavo said:

Posted by oasisbeyond

Max Payne on ps2 for life? Wow, the worst version ever lol. I love the ps2 for it's exclusive, but the Xbox handled pc ports way better, the frame rates were just so much better. But, overall the ps2 had some amazing games.

Posted by xyzygy

I really should get myself one of these.

Posted by crithon

I feel the need to stock pile a dozen PS2 in case mine break in the future, emulation onto PS3 HD remakes are pretty poor if this continues.

Posted by ExplodeMode

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Posted by beard_of_zeus

@WMoyer83 said:

First game I owned was Gran Turismo 3. A end of a era.

Randomly enough, the first PS2 game I ever bought was a copy of Gitaroo Man on clearance sale at a Circuit City (remember when that was a store that existed?!?!). I had no idea at the time that it would end up being one of my favorite PS2 games. Such a crazy (and crazy good) rhythm game. It's a bummer that new fangled TVs have killed such super-precise rhythm games.

This song took me literally an entire summer of practice to beat; it's probably my greatest gaming accomplishment. Fare thee well, sweet prince.

Posted by nintendork666

One of the all-time greatest. R.I.P. PS2

Posted by Tebbit

PS2 was a beautifully designed piece of hardware.

If you ignore all of those disc read errors.

Posted by BawlZINmotion

It's because the PS4 is coming this year and Sony won't manufacture/market/sell three (home) consoles. PlayStation 3 will take the place of the PS2 come this fall.

Posted by HisDudeness

I'm on the verge of tearing up dude.... so many great gaming memories, all my favorite games are ps2 games.

Posted by Spiritof

@vegetashonor said:

This is old news. Last weeks to be exact.
Posted by Eselhut

This news comes just days after I decided to start up Final Fantasy X one more time. Here's hoping whatever comes in the future can match the quality of this system.

Posted by Manos

I had older systems, going all the way back to the SNES but my teen years were all about the PS2. I played so many great games like Bully, MGS2, Ratchet and Clank, etc. This makes me want to hook up my ps2 slim right now as I look at it as it sits on my bluray player.

Posted by LiquidPrince

@mracoon said:

@LiquidPrince said:

Just bought a brand new PS2 slim from Toy R Us in Canada for $29.99 plus a copy of Toy Story 3 in light of this news. Damn that was cheap. If anyone wants one before they become super rare and overpriced, try Toy R Us.

Super rare? There's over 150 million PS2s out there, I doubt it'll be hard to find one for a long time.

They're already pretty hard to find new. I mean a simple search on Ebay prices them anywhere from $130 to $200. So I thought $29.99 was a good deal and wanted to share.

Posted by fanvice

o o ps2 but ps1 is first playplaystation choose ps1 over ps2

Posted by Hardywells

@rolanthas said:

Fuck it, I'm a PS2 fanboy.

Not Sony though, just PS2.

My lovely, FAT, PS2.

You mean Phat. Max Payne on the PS2 for life.

Posted by JamesJeux007

The Playstation 2 is the console I probably spent my entire childhood playing, and a lot of the games I love are on this system. Take care, old friend, after all these years of entertaining millions, you can finally go to rest.

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Posted by mracoon

@LiquidPrince said:

Just bought a brand new PS2 slim from Toy R Us in Canada for $29.99 plus a copy of Toy Story 3 in light of this news. Damn that was cheap. If anyone wants one before they become super rare and overpriced, try Toy R Us.

Super rare? There's over 150 million PS2s out there, I doubt it'll be hard to find one for a long time.

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Posted by LiquidPrince

Just bought a brand new PS2 slim from Toy R Us in Canada for $29.99 plus a copy of Toy Story 3 in light of this news. Damn that was cheap. If anyone wants one before they become super rare and overpriced, try Toy R Us.

Posted by Vampir

@championfetus: @championfetus said:

@Rmack said:

One of the best ever, if not the greatest.

...and we play and we play and we play and we play

Everyday, everyday, everyday, everyday

I'm going to miss the PS2 even more than uncle Chaaarles.

Posted by siln

Of all the souls I've encountered in my travels, his was the m-most... human.

Posted by championfetus

@Rmack said:

One of the best ever, if not the greatest.

...and we play and we play and we play and we play

Everyday, everyday, everyday, everyday

Posted by NTM

I don't care what anyone else says, I'd love an FFXII HD version on PS3 that runs at 60 frames. That game had fantastic visuals, a fine soundtrack, and a nice atmosphere.

Posted by Vrikk

Semper Fi, little console.