Playstation 2: Great Gaming Console

by : Alden Jerry



The Playstation 2 or the PS2 is a video game that is popularly called the successor of the Playstation and the predecessor of the Playstation3.The console was designed and developed by Sony. The console was introduced to the users with the latest and the advanced features. The latest features comprises of the console comprises of DVD playback feature, USB support and the IEEE 1394 expansions port.

The playstation is capable of reading CDs as well as DVDs. The video playback feature of this playstation is another striking feature. The device has the ability to support Playstation memory cards that are used or meant for saving the playstation games. This PS also supports Playstations controllers.

The new version of the PlayStation 2 is very lightweight and the player can carry it anywhere and play games anytime. The PS2 have undergone certain revisions, some on the internal construction and the others involve the substantial external changes. The console comes with an integrated Ethernet port for the network gaming. The new smaller model of the PS2 has further been reduced by about 75% while their thicknesses have been trimmed down to 2.8cm.

The PS2 has created a craze among the consumers. The electronic gaming process is developing everyday, that every new gaming console that is launched has certain special features associated with it. However, in case of the PS2 it was not only the technology that was developed but also the quality of games were also improved. The graphics, music and the whole atmosphere of these games had advanced that the consumers would surely experience the difference.

Electronic games have also improved the creativity of the skilled players. Earlier, these games were regarded as indoor sports but now it grew to a full fledged gaming community that contains groups and clubs that are developed solely to play games competitively. These clubs also permit the player to pick up the game of their choice. Further the increased accessibility to the internet facilities have allowed the players to communicate and compete with each other across the globe.

This electronic game keeps the player gripped throughout the gaming process, and since they spend much of their time playing these games they gradually learn tips and tricks to improve their gaming experience. This has further inspired to develop Playsation 2 game cheats. The users can find in magazines, books and articles both offline and online and know about how to improve their skills and cheat at playstation required for any game.

The PS2's DualShock controller is essentially an upgraded PlayStation DualShock: the analog face, shoulder and the D-pad buttons have replaced the digital buttons of the original. The DualShock 2 controller has a force feedback, which is usually called the "vibration" function. The memory card that comes with the standard PS2 is of 8MB capacity and uses the Sony's Magicgate encryption. This feature prevented the production of the memory cards by the third parties who do not purchase a license for the Magicgate encryption. This memory card has the ability to store and save the PlayStation games but cannot read from or write to the card- it can only be used for the purpose of backup.

The console also features the USB and IEEE 1394 expansions ports. The compatibility with the USB and IEEE 1394 devices are dependant on the software that device. For example, the PS2 BIOS will not boot an ISO image from a USB flash drive or operate a USB printer, as the machine's operating system does not include this feature. By contrast, Gran Turismo 4 is designed to save screenshots to a USB mass storage device and print images on certain USB printers.