My Tech Buyer's Guide from 2000 Is Pretty Hilarious

Nine years ago, as a young tech reporter at Time Magazine, I co-wrote a buyer's guide with the latest and greatest gear known to man. Today, it sounds ridiculous. » 12/18/09 4:20pm 12/18/09 4:20pm

Woah, This Samurai Warrior USB Gamepad is All Kinds of Freaky

Seriously, those green LED eyes would stare questioningly, deep into my soul while I tweak its switchable analog/digital nipples. It's modeled after the DualShock controller, and supports the PS3, PS2, and PCs. It looks bizarre, and I like it. » 10/16/09 9:50am 10/16/09 9:50am

PS2 Compatibility Never Returning to the PlayStation 3

Sony pretty much implied that backward compatibility was dead when they released the PS3 Slim (without PS2 support), but just in case, Sony's John Koller put a few nails in that coffin during two recent interviews. » 8/21/09 10:10am 8/21/09 10:10am

Use Sony's DualShock on the Nintendo Wii, Then Giggle Like a Super…

Why buy Nintendo's fancy Wii Classic Controller or humiliatingly turn the Wiimote sideways when your old PS/PS2 controllers are perfectly fine? Import this DualShock to Wii adapter for just under $20 and no one will even notice. [Gametech via Kotaku] » 6/25/09 8:56am 6/25/09 8:56am

The Gaming Revolution Sparks Very Non-Revolting T-Shirt

"The Gaming Revolution" shirt foretells the day when the proletariat will rise up and seize control of the government using advanced military skills developed through endless hours of Call of Duty. [Threadless Thanks Paul!] » 4/14/09 12:40pm 4/14/09 12:40pm

The PlayStation 2 Drops to $100 for April Fools

Oh Sony, you fooled the internet! Everyone thought (and still hopes) that you were going to announce something big and important today. Instead, the PS2 will officially drop to $100 starting tomorrow. [PlayStation Blog] » 3/31/09 8:03am 3/31/09 8:03am

Sony: We're Not Cutting PS3 Prices Tomorrow

In response to rumors today that the PS3's price could get dropped (along with the PS2's, down to $99), Sony officially confirmed to Joystiq that they're not budging on the PS3 pricetag: » 3/30/09 5:21pm 3/30/09 5:21pm

PS2 Dropping to $99 Tomorrow?

There have been plenty of murmurs regarding a PS2 price drop as part of Sony announcements tomorrow, and now Kotaku looks to have confirmed it with some Kmart SKU data. But Sony, we said we wanted a PSTHREEEEE price drop, not two. [Kotaku] » 3/30/09 11:34am 3/30/09 11:34am

Tupperware Arcade Stick Throws Hadoukens, Totes Sammiches

Can't afford Mad Catz's ridiculous Tournament Edition SFIV FightStick? Just build your own out of cheap fake Tupperware. Plus, it'll tote a sammich over to your friend's house, though I'd avoid tuna salad. [TechEBlog] » 3/23/09 11:40am 3/23/09 11:40am

Sony Patent Teases Power Ring LED Wiimotes

Remember that crazy, bulbous PS3 motion controller spotted in a Sony patent app? Well a newly uncovered Sony application is slightly less Requiem for a Dream and slightly more Captain Planet. » 3/17/09 4:40pm 3/17/09 4:40pm

A Forensic Account of What Really Killed the Sega Dreamcast

Eurogamer has an enjoyable, relatively compact "forensic" detailing just why the Sega Dreamcast, a console years ahead of its time, failed. They argue that it wasn't Sony who defeated Sega; it was Sega. » 2/02/09 10:22am 2/02/09 10:22am

PlayStation Cases, The Tools of International Espionage

Harold Nicholson was a CIA operative convicted of espionage for selling CIA identities to Russia. Since 1997, he's been in jail. But allegedly, his son Nathan has carried on the family business... » 1/30/09 12:20pm 1/30/09 12:20pm

Audiovox Co-Branded Playstation 2s Coming to Cars

Audiovox will be releasing custom PS2 consoles for cars.Apparently Sony has handed over PS2 hardware to Audiovox (surely through some sort of co-beneficial licensing agreement), who has then re-cased the hardware and added their own tweaks like wireless outputs (allowing the whole car to share one system). Available… » 1/07/09 2:45pm 1/07/09 2:45pm

America Still Plays More PS2 Than Xbox 360 and Wii Combined

Sometimes it's easy to lose perspective amidst marketing. Case in point: Nielsen measured that gamers, on whole, spent 31% of their time on the PS2 in 2008 (more than the Xbox 360 and Wii combined). » 1/02/09 8:24am 1/02/09 8:24am

Jog Controller Forces You To Run in Place While Gaming

PB&J, tables and chairs, liquor and swimming, jogging and gaming—these are matches made in heaven. Fortunately, the Jog has you covered with the whole jogging and gaming thing. » 12/04/08 6:00pm 12/04/08 6:00pm

PlayStation 2 Goes Open Platform

Designing a game for consoles is much tougher than PCs, if only for the costly certification testing process that can be daunting to development studios who are accustomed to grabbing extra ketchup packets at lunch just to make soup for dinner. But Sony Europe has completely removed the PS2 certification process in… » 10/29/08 10:30am 10/29/08 10:30am

PS2 Gets 1:1 Swordfighting Game Using EyeToy

It looks like the PS2 is going to beat the Wii MotionPlus » 8/14/08 3:20pm 8/14/08 3:20pm to market in delivering one-to-one swordfighting. It's using the EyeToy-the camera peripheral released in 2003-to map your motions with a toy sword onto actions taking place on the screen. You'll get "first person gameplay" where "you are the hero of the game,"…

John Carmack Says iPhone As Powerful as Dreamcast, More Powerful Than…

We're all for making hyperbolic statements about how powerful the iPhone is as a gaming system, but John Carmack's taking things to the next level. As you remember, Sega has previously said that the iPhone is as powerful as their Dreamcast system, and EA has previously said that it's more powerful than the DS, but… » 8/04/08 11:52am 8/04/08 11:52am

LEGO Batman PS2 Bundle Comes With Game and Justice League: New Frontiers

Coming this Fall to North America is the LEGO Batman PS2 bundle, which includes the LEGO Batman game and the Justice League: New Frontiers flick for $149. I would buy this machine if it had a Batman logo on it, especially if it was released in the next two days as my Batman slobbering becomes fully torrential leading… » 7/15/08 3:12pm 7/15/08 3:12pm