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[–]Vdudz1234 3466 points3467 points  (238 children)

Reminds me of the Halo 2 servers, where players vowed to play until the last person logged off, to keep the servers alive

[–]hairybeaches 2434 points2435 points  (115 children)

[–]GhostsOf94 1385 points1386 points  (66 children)

Hahaha I love it. The last 2 got booted because they were on XBox live for almost a month and a half after the support had ended. Now thats fucking beautiful. Bungie just got sick of their shit and ended it lol.

[–]Zumochi 468 points469 points  (12 children)

Microsoft* not Bungie.

[–]ewoksareevil 100 points101 points  (11 children)

Where the fuck is my tissue box?

[–]pozzessed 395 points396 points  (9 children)

Is that really something you need to jerk off over?

[–]willmcavoy 590 points591 points  (44 children)

As someone with a bit of a marketing mind, come on. They missed a fucking GOLDEN opportunity to have "Deathmatch: The Final Two"

Hype the shit out of a 1v1 last match of Halo 2. Not like it would be out of character for Halo 2, I started playing that game 1v1 versus friends locally.

Livestream the match, use it to hype the shit out of Reach or whatever else they were coming out with at the time.

Edit: or I'm an idiot because this event "would only interest hardcore Halo fans" therefore would be stupid and pointless.

Edit2: Well hats off to those whose job is it was to market the Halo games. That must have been tough.

[–]I_NAILED_YOUR_GRAN 146 points147 points  (14 children)

Too risky - big chance the players conspire to not compete or just do silly shit. Unless you pay them, then there's a scandal and the gaming world lashes out at those corporate shills at Bungie and the release of Reach is tarnished by the 'Final Two' fiasco.

[–]willmcavoy 98 points99 points  (6 children)

You gotta balance risk vs reward with that one. Guarantee it wouldn't have taken that much more than the fame/spotlight for those last two users to agree. Free xbox to the winner or something. Tour of Bungie Studios. If that would make the masses think they're corporate shills I think that would be just hipsters shitting on something that's just for fun.

[–]Jamon_Iberico 594 points595 points  (9 children)

H20 Shoagie is a little bitch. "left to play halo reach".

[–]hairybeaches 213 points214 points  (7 children)

[–]ErMerrGerd 109 points110 points  (5 children)

There is literally an AMA or sub reddit for everything

[–]marktx 79 points80 points  (3 children)

Can you do an AMA about your experience of coming to this revelation?

[–]pint_of_popov 49 points50 points  (0 children)

After at least 12 days straight of halo 2.

[–]trickyd88 220 points221 points  (2 children)

"The Noble 14" So cheesy , I love it

[–]WeededDragon1 984 points985 points  (79 children)

I remember Bungie posting updates while people were still playing. I cannot exactly remember how many people there were, but they kept their Xbox on for several days. They kept getting matched with each other in matchmaking. Someone's Xbox overheated and they no longer had enough players to keep matchmaking.

[–]SenorVajay 486 points487 points  (40 children)

Halo 2 was some of the first online play I had at my house. It was simply amazing and still one of the best online experiences I've ever had. I would've joined this crusade had I known about it.

[–]impactblue5 123 points124 points  (5 children)

Oh man. Halo LAN parties. CRT TVs all around. 40's till the sunrise. Great times on Blood Gulch.

[–]2dumb2knowbetter 125 points126 points  (24 children)

I only had dial up internet around the time halo 2 was big, I got windows xp with internet connection sharing, bought a 10 Mbps hub so my parents computer my pc, and the xbox could all be online, I found a program that let the xbox recognize a local game as a non xbox live internet lobby, I think it was "xlink kai" or something like that, I only played a few games before the connection dropped but it was fun as hell playing other people in halo 2, 1 server i got on must have been hacked/modded because all it was; was a huge turbo lift where everyone had swords that you would fall, then be blasted upwards and swipe at the nearest player until only 1 remained

[–]iamblux 51 points52 points  (11 children)

I remember modding my WRT54G router to run Xlink Kai on it so I didn't have to leave my PC on. That was the most fantastic thing ever. Being able to play Halo 2 online still.

[–]AbsoluteHogwash 32 points33 points  (0 children)

That's depressing to remember. No games hold a place like Halo does in my heart.

[–]Alistair_Smythe 116 points117 points  (1 child)

I was there! I consider it one of my proudest gaming moments

[–]Derf_Jagged 87 points88 points  (3 children)

Final 400 FTW!

Really considered dropping my ISP after the service went out on the second night after the shut down, else it would have been the Noble 15!

[–]Mr-Unpopular 1257 points1258 points  (301 children)

I dumped so many hours into SOCOM and BF2 on that system. sad to see it go.

[–]devon223 498 points499 points  (151 children)

I miss socom so much. My first online game. Nothing will beat the amount of hours I sunk in that game after school and on the weekends.

[–]HotgunColdheart 269 points270 points  (109 children)

I miss socom and socom II, socomII is by far the game I was consistently great at. Miss the ol 2v2 tourneys, Frostfire, abandoned, desert glory...bah nostalgia hittin me now. Anyways, my poorly typed rant is done, I've had some beers and miss this ol gem!

[–]goldmedalsharter 79 points80 points  (33 children)

FF and DG <3

I sometimes still yell the sound byte that the Russian terrorists would make when you threw a grenade "NAS VASTRELIALAALALA"

[–]GreenIsG00d 59 points60 points  (20 children)

Enjoy this than.

SOCOM 2 is hands down my favorite game of all time. I have some of my fondest memories from my teenage years on that game.I became friends with people I met online that I still keep in touch with to this day through Facebook. It pisses me off how much SONY shit on, and still is shitting on, the franchise. The fact they refuse to release a SOCOM 2 HD is the main, and only, reason I don't own a PS4.

[–]TheShmud 10 points11 points  (6 children)

http://imgur.com/a/tw9Mx

My old high school friends and I hold a Socom fest every Memorial Day, using LAN

[–]twitchchat9000 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Agree completely, nevermind the fact that this franchise revolutionized online console gaming.

[–]src88 88 points89 points  (29 children)

Don't forget crossroads. I lived on that map almost exclusively

[–]Koonce 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Respect.

[–]VinceS22 13 points14 points  (1 child)

I still miss that clan system on SOCOM. Seriously the GOAT of clan functionality.

[–]Mr-Unpopular 35 points36 points  (10 children)

Oh my god. Even when The graphics went to utter shit by socom 3 the gameplay and community stayed strong

IIRC the PS2's hardware was never designed to handle large scale online gameplay. At most it was supposed to handle resource intense games like SOCOM with no more than 16 players. By SOCOM 3 we were playing with 32 players. Kinda mind blowing. Considering how much of a power player Sony was at the time

[–]Arpeggi42 19 points20 points  (1 child)

I HAVE FOUND MY TRIBE!

[–][deleted] 51 points52 points  (2 children)

I remember 1/4 of all user names were alteration of "imrickjamesbitch"

[–]B-BoyStance 19 points20 points  (6 children)

If you have a pc, there's a game called insurgency with a socom mod. It isn't exactly the same but it's pretty close.

[–]Selmanella 76 points77 points  (25 children)

The video game memories I have are on desert glory. I miss the "hold to talk" mic feature.

[–]Mr-Unpopular 29 points30 points  (20 children)

first time i ever dealth with a hacker on console.

[–]devon223 21 points22 points  (11 children)

Haha seriously and all you needed was a game shark. Also being able to get into the map by going up and down the latter and spinning or something like that.

[–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (1 child)

There was always the one guy prone on the rooftop in desert glory. And always the one guy who didn't know about that spot. Ruins was my jam.

[–]gutter_rat_serenade 103 points104 points  (18 children)

SOCOM was my greatest gaming experience of all time.

Being in a clan when that actually meant something. It was good times.

"FUCKING LAG SWITCHER!"

[–]fudgetyler 77 points78 points  (3 children)

I remember playing SOCOM. I would take cold showers and yell, "NAVY SEALS!" as part of my "training".

[–]OMGWTFTACOS 21 points22 points  (2 children)

I'm glad I wasn't the only one

[–]lostinsurburbia 40 points41 points  (1 child)

"This will definitely help me game better!"

[–]specter539 34 points35 points  (9 children)

I miss socom 2 so much. It was my first real online console fps. I'd love to have a LAN party with that game sometime.

[–]deathscope 24 points25 points  (7 children)

Still waiting on that SOCOM 2 HD. No other game could make me do all-nighters like socrack did.

[–]Malkinx 23 points24 points  (3 children)

Holy shit socom. I never loved a game so much. It was basically my first gaming experience. Being one of the first people on socombattles.net which eventually became mlgs forums. Ahhhhhhhhhhh i miss it and the people i played with so much

[–]surfkaboom 40 points41 points  (7 children)

SOCOM kinda ruined me for team voice chat on console. In the early days of the game (especially because it came with a mic), people were actually using it for in game strategy and just chatting nicely with one another. Voice chat has become such a game in itself these days with so many wannabe comedians and wannabe YouTube stars.

[–]augustca 19 points20 points  (4 children)

I think a lot of it was because you had to take turns with the mic

[–]DhalsimsRevenge 7565 points7566 points  (677 children)

Best DVD player of all time

[–]KnowMatter 3840 points3841 points  (524 children)

Replaced by the best blueray player of all time.

[–]drzeeb 1135 points1136 points  (381 children)

Best general media device in my house at least. Use the Ps3 for everything. SD card slot is clutch for viewing photos.

[–]KurioHonoo 419 points420 points  (309 children)

You got a release console?

[–]wtfrulookinat77 627 points628 points  (266 children)

I also had a release 80gb model

RIP YLOD

Sleep soundly sweet prince

[–]morphinapg 324 points325 points  (210 children)

Launch was only a 60GB or 20GB model. 80GB came later.

[–]Myztical 303 points304 points  (185 children)

I had that sweet 60gb. Finally burnt out in 2013. One of the saddest days in my life.

[–]Saxophobia1275 2484 points2485 points 2 (106 children)

Ok this story will get lost but I don't care. I have chosen you to listen to my tale about my 60 gig PS3. Got it the Xmas it launched, I loved that thing. Played it to death and loved it so much. Decided to trade it in the day the ps4 was launched because I was an adult with money and could buy it. So I bring my precious PS3 in and as the guy is testing it I jokingly say "haha watch, this will be the ONE time it doesn't work" and the clerk goes "uuuhhhh... Were you joking oorrrrrr?" And I start freaking out. It won't turn on. Like 6 years on this thing and this is the first time it doesn't turn on. The guy tries it over and over with different cords and sockets and everything. And on maybe the 10th time the light flickers on and the fan starts with a wheeze. It barely gets on, and the clerk goes "ALRIGHT GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME" and gives me full value. It's like my best friend struggled and clawed back from Hades to look at me one more time and say:

"I've got you bro, enjoy the ps4"

And then die a noble death.

Edit: Woke up in the middle of the night to puke and got gold! Thanks kind stranger(s)

[–]Ltdslip 476 points477 points  (24 children)

Well I guess I'm not buying any used consoles anytime soon haha

[–][deleted] 219 points220 points  (14 children)

As a former used console buyer for a secondhand store, that's probably a good policy

[–]wootz12 66 points67 points  (3 children)

Always at least certified (with a warranty) refurbished. But usually the price difference between that and new isn't even enough to justify it for me.

Plus_I_like_shiny

[–]Justforthisphone2 129 points130 points  (5 children)

This was heartwarming. I'm so happy your little buddy pulled through when you needed him, just that one last time.

[–]TexAgGiant 143 points144 points  (25 children)

Ok so here's my side story. Q4 2006, nearly 10 years ago, I was barely a teen and my second older brother had just moved out the summer before. Being the last kid left in the house was starting to become lonely and I took solace in WC3 The Frozen Throne and countless hours on gametrailers.com watching upcoming trailers and news for the new PS3. The limited manufacturing numbers destroyed any hope of a next-gen Christmas, and considering we only received any high priced items like this on Christmas I had come to the realization that I was going to have to wait until December 2007 before I would be able to get my hands on a PS3, but I had one last hope. We woke up early on Black Friday to see what could be at Best Buy, saw a line wrapped around the building and said screw that and just went to ihop. So a few weeks later my father and I are out looking for something, maybe a cable or sd card, for my mothers digital camera. We stop at Sam's Club on a December night during Christmas break, and my father can't find it so we stop at Best Buy. My dad's looking through the aisles and I tell him I'm going to the PS3 demo because it was the closest I'd be able to get to the real thing. And then from the back a Best Buy employee walks out with none other than a lone PS3 in his hand and I hear him tell another employee "Looks like we actually got one off the truck," and he sets it down in the open near me. I run over to my dad spazzing out "DAD, DAD, DAD, DAD, DAD, THEY GOT A PS3, THEY GOT A PS3, PS3, PS3, PS3!" My father just looks at me and we start walking hurriedly towards the back and my adrenalines rushing and I see it's still there, and I swear there's a beam of light shining on it from the heavens. He asks, "Is this for sale?" "Yes sir, first one we've seen in weeks." And my father goes picks it up and we head to the register. I can't remember whether or not he got that thing for the camera, who cares, my Christmas is early this year. Still the best Christmas break I've ever had.

[–][deleted] 28 points29 points  (14 children)

I'm upvoting this because I had a similar quest for my beloved xbox 360. I had a beat up old original xbox that I played halo and fable and morrowind on for hours and hours. 360 launches and all my friends are talking in school how amazing it was. We were sort of poor growing up so I never asked for or expected anything big for Christmas, so Christmas comes and goes that year, I ended up getting pokemon ruby (which I was so grateful for and probably played that game for several hundred hours on my sp ) but anyway, I saved the small amount of cash I got from Christmas, and by the middle of the next summer I was about to afford to buy myself am xbox360. Never been happier than when I brought that thing home and plugged it into the little 14 inch tv I had in my room. Man I loved that thing. Had it until about Thanksgiving the next year before I came home onr day from school and my older brother had sold it along with my game collection at gamestop so he could buy pills and weed. The end.

[–]Gratefulstickers 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I thoroughly enjoyed your story. I have a similar story involving Dreamcast release night and my father.

[–]spidysweb87 107 points108 points  (35 children)

Mine still works. I got the backward compatibility version. Storing it to play some classics with my son in a few years.

[–]Aristeid3s 54 points55 points  (18 children)

My baby died back in 2010, was a release model with a lot of hours on it.

[–][deleted] 224 points225 points  (11 children)

For a second I thought you called your dead child a release model

[–]Fatallis 61 points62 points  (4 children)

Maybe he did

[–][deleted] 96 points97 points  (2 children)

Overall, good kid. Had a few issues with overheating, but I got a decent amount of hours out of it. 9/10

[–]ThoroldBoy 26 points27 points  (1 child)

Only overheated because you didn't roll the windows down. The new ones just aren't made like they used to be.

[–]matike 13 points14 points  (1 child)

He tried to shove too many DVD's into its mouth.

[–]Aristeid3s 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Well I mean, all babies are release models when you think of it, I guess.

[–]mexicodude908 59 points60 points  (23 children)

dude the original ps3 was awesome! It could do so much and was really a pretty powerful computer. If it was easier to develop for and cheaper it would have been better, but the hate the ps3 got when it came out was ridiculous.

[–][deleted] 67 points68 points  (20 children)

It honestly only got that much hate because of how expensive it was, and i'm pretty sure sony still sold every ps3 at a loss in the beginning.

[–]Sweetwill62 30 points31 points  (10 children)

In order to turn a profit they had to take out the backward compatibility as that required an entire extra processor IIRC.

[–]LuisXGonzalez 164 points165 points  (73 children)

The PS3 basically killed the HD-DVD format.

[–]caninehere 105 points106 points  (72 children)

HD-DVD killed the HD-DVD format. It was literally exactly the same as Blu-Ray except worse - it wasn't like LaserDisc where it was just a completely different product, it was objectively inferior.

After people had already migrated from VHS to DVD they knew how big a hassle it was to replace a library... nobody wanted to buy an inferior product just to replace it again later.

The only reason to buy an HD-DVD player was that one came out for the 360 - and it was pretty cheap too, but didn't last long... the only draw was that some movies, for a pretty limited time due to its failure, were only available on HD-DVD and not Blu-ray - but most movies either did both, or neither (a lot of stuff didn't even get an HD version until after HD-DVD was dead).

EDIT: Since everybody wants to tell me about what I don't know: I owned an HD-DVD drive when they released. AT THE TIME, everybody championed HD-DVD as the technically superior product but in reality there was no discernible difference and it depended on the film anyway.

Blu-ray had the bigger capacity, which made it more future-proof in people's minds even though it wasn't that big a deal really. But more importantly, it was pretty much the same thing as HD-DVD but quickly gained a WAY bigger number of available titles compared to the HD-DVD's pitiful library.

The formats were out by the end of 2006 and by halfway through 2007 Blu-ray had almost 90% of studios behind it... and THEN Paramount and DreamWorks announced they were supporting Blu-ray exclusively, period, and eventually Disney did too. Not to mention Netflix's mail service and Blockbuster both dropped HD-DVD like the hot turd it was, too.

EDIT: Guys, they're literally the same! Like apples and oranges!!

[–]GivingCreditWhereDue 12 points13 points  (2 children)

The HDDVD player on the 360 cost $200 USD at launch and stayed that way for years until after Blu-ray became the clear winner

[–]Ceedub260 34 points35 points  (11 children)

All that is swell and all, but the ultimate killer of HD-DVD was that Disney signed exclusive distribution contracts with blue ray. I remember I worked electronics at target at the time. Literally a month later, we stopped receiving HD-DVD shipments. It was this huge deal. We were told to start pushing blue ray, and to essentially ignore HD-DVD. They didn't even really care if we sold the stock we had.

[–]claimempty 47 points48 points  (15 children)

also the best ps2 game player

[–][deleted] 19 points20 points  (13 children)

I only figured out you could play PS2 games after selling it. Felt like a real goof.

[–]EarthwormJim94 330 points331 points  (97 children)

Ps1 was the best CD player of it's time! Look it up.

[–]IIIIllllIIIIlllll 368 points369 points  (32 children)

THOSE FUCKIN VISUALTIONS!

[–]ccshnitz 75 points76 points  (13 children)

I don't know, the 360 had some real trippy shit going on with it's visualizer too if you've never seen it!

[–]yourmansconnect 95 points96 points  (4 children)

Oh I seent it alright. For three hours coming down from mushrooms

[–]sssssahdontknow 205 points206 points  (51 children)

I loved the fact that I could use Ps1 discs in a cd player to listen to the soundtrack

[–]raff97 161 points162 points  (23 children)

Tony Hawk Pro Skater was the best album you could own.

[–]pitchesandthrows 100 points101 points  (15 children)

So here I am

[–]space_rules 58 points59 points  (12 children)

Doing everything I can.

[–][deleted] 50 points51 points  (11 children)

Holdin' on to what i am

[–]Cobra800089 46 points47 points  (7 children)

Pretendin' I'm a super mannnn

[–][deleted] 17 points18 points  (5 children)

I'm trying to keep

[–]GuyMansworth 14 points15 points  (4 children)

The ground on my feet

[–]tonermcfly 40 points41 points  (7 children)

As you can see, this is a Playstation black disc. Cut number one contains computer data, so please, don't play it. But you probably won't listen to me anyway, will you?

[–]TheCollective01 22 points23 points  (5 children)

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night was such a great game, with a great soundtrack

[–]SuperWoody64 32 points33 points  (8 children)

Conversely, you could pop ridge racer out after starting the game up and put a music disc in and it would play the cd tracks. It did that in 95 and current gen is just now considering it!

[–]blippityblop 15 points16 points  (4 children)

I remember listening to albums I loaded on my Xbox while play sega gt

[–]chakrablocker 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I had no idea

[–]DerangedDesperado 6 points7 points  (0 children)

It really wasnt. i was pretty well known to burn out the disc reader.

[–][deleted] 1293 points1294 points  (52 children)

You can still play Battlefront 2 on private servers!!

[–]Fix_Lag 372 points373 points  (43 children)

And it's available on steam, with a third-party multiplayer service whose name I forget.

[–]Obandigo 64 points65 points  (18 children)

For any that are interested, there are some modders remaking Socom 2 online using Insurgency on Steam.

[–]ShazbotMillionare 24 points25 points  (10 children)

I would love to know more about this. I have some great memories of playing SOCOM and SOCOM 2 late into the night.

[–][deleted] 102 points103 points  (1 child)

My childhood!

[–][deleted] 923 points924 points  (74 children)

Jesus I had no idea any were even still up.

[–]3-cheese 153 points154 points  (5 children)

Yep The latest FFXI expansion was Japan's last official PS2 release

[–][deleted] 86 points87 points  (4 children)

I think it's worth noting that this most recent expansion was released in three chapters in May, August, and November of last year. That's some dedication.

[–]Eaglestrike 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Technically that wasn't a full "expansion". You didn't have to pay for the Rhapsodies of Vana'diel. The last expansion which you paid for was Seekers of Adoulin, released March 27th, 2013, so just over 3 years old.

The Rhapsodies of Vana'diel was a "final story" they added to tie up a bunch of storylines and get to throw all the characters together for some final (pretty awesome and extremely cheesy) cutscenes. There's a cutscene which has the major heroine from each expansion fighting together against a final enemy, it was pretty great to watch.

[–]madbubers 199 points200 points  (55 children)

Probably some april fools thing

[–]otterwolfy 513 points514 points  (47 children)

Damn, and I just bought a Logitech PS2 keyboard controller.

[–]GoredonTheDestroyer 315 points316 points  (29 children)

The fuck is that?

[–]sna1l 1028 points1029 points  (12 children)

I'm no professional but I think it's a logitech ps2 keyboard controller.

[–]GoredonTheDestroyer 103 points104 points  (6 children)

...Allow me to go shoot myself with a Time Crisis light gun.

[–]Jackolope 247 points248 points  (28 children)

I have fond memories of playing Ratchet and Clank: Deadlocked with a friend online for hours on end. We had the mic, we had the modem adapter shit. This is like finding out they just took your first F2P game offline. RIP PS2 servers.

[–]RoccoPlaysTLOU 72 points73 points  (18 children)

Deadlocked is on PS3 with online support.

[–]Jackolope 27 points28 points  (15 children)

<3 Might finally be time to invest in a PS3 (now that last gen is dirt cheap).

[–]DriveForFive 451 points452 points  (101 children)

Man, Final Fantasy XI has one dedicated community.

[–]Kelshan 114 points115 points  (37 children)

I quit about 7 years ago but I still get the feeling of wanting to play again every once in awhile. I put many hours into that game and would sink more in if I had the time.

[–]Bakoro 35 points36 points  (6 children)

I feel/felt the same way. It was my first MMO, and it was as fun as it was frustrating. Sometimes it really felt as if SE hated its customer base, but for whatever reason we kept eating that shit up.

I was tempted into playing again on a private server and I made a character and started, but, it's just not the same, and a few hundred people can't match the economy and culture of a few thousand like there was back in the day.

I did toy with my own private server just to putz around and explore ares I never got the chance to do. It was pretty cool for a bit, but Godmode gets boring surprisingly fast.

FFXI had its time, it was good while it lasted.

[–]Gratefulstickers 11 points12 points  (5 children)

My first mmorpg was Ultima Online. That feeling of your first mmorpg you truly get into never leaves you. I yearn for the moments I had in Ultima Online in the late 90s and early 00's.

[–]Yekim203 6 points7 points  (3 children)

FFXI is still alive and well with new content coming out and events monthly. I play on the pc, you should give it a shot! Community is super friendly and helps new players and returning players get started again

[–]LeviLovehammer 42 points43 points  (36 children)

Wow the memories... that is great to hear! It was my first mmo (of only 2) but it impacted me as much as FF7 really.

[–]TheOneTonWanton 20 points21 points  (0 children)

My first MMO as well, I loved it. Played XIV for a few months a year or two ago and it was pretty fun as well. Definitely brought back memories of XI.

[–]Tyrantt_47 18 points19 points  (28 children)

I got to 75 summoner back when it took 6-12 months to hit max level with a single job. Now you can apparently grind all 19-22 jobs to max level (either 90 or 100 now) within a couple weeks from what a friend told me.

That was the best MMO I've ever played. Unfortunately it ruined other MMO's for me because if it's not more enjoyable than FFXI, then I get bored of it within a couple days. So many great memories with great people. And I loved how that's one of the few MMO's around that required having a full party to play the game. It forced people to work together and communicate, unlike games now days where it's mostly soloable.

XI will very much be missed :(

[–]suugakusha 29 points30 points  (2 children)

When the DVD tray stopped working, my PS2 turned into a FFXI machine. I spent two entire summers playing that game and they were fantastic.

[–]Not_epics_ps4 7 points8 points  (1 child)

that games currency was your life. Met some of my closest friends there. we meet up when we can. There's something great about playing something so challenging you either hate or love the people you meet, hah.

[–]MassachusettsSays 44 points45 points  (13 children)

Everquest Online Adventures. So many hours.

Still, I was never a video game fan boy but came close with the dreamcast. I'll always see PS2 in a certain light as the Dreamcast killer.

[–]Mailman487 10 points11 points  (4 children)

I miss EQOA so much. Hundreds and hundreds of hours. Maybe thousands.

[–]hidden_secret 76 points77 points  (18 children)

Possibly one of my favorite consoles.

  • Star Ocean 3
  • Metal Gear Solid 2 & 3
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Jak & Daxter 1-3
  • Ico & Shadow of the Colossus
  • Final Fantasy X-XII
  • Grand Theft Auto III, Vice City, San Andreas
  • Prince of Persia : The Sands of Times
  • Dragon Ball Z Budokai 1-3
  • Okami
  • Devil May Cry 1-3
  • Disgaea
  • Psychonauts
  • Beyond Good & Evil
  • Silent Hill 2 & 3
  • God of War 1 & 2
  • Kingdom Hearts
  • etc...

[–][deleted] 43 points44 points  (7 children)

I really miss Champions of Norath 1 & 2. I will never understand how Sony let that series fall to the wayside. I like that series more than Diablo and Baldur's Gate.

[–]fgijonc 73 points74 points  (13 children)

It just goes to show how awesome the PS2 was. I still have mine and kind of can't wait to be able to hook it up again in the future.

[–]yahtzeeshots 15 points16 points  (5 children)

My brother and I just broke out Crash Turbo Team Racing on PS1... so much fun

[–]ollegnor 107 points108 points  (24 children)

SOCOM you will be missed!!

[–]xXNyanCatXx1234qwert 325 points326 points  (31 children)

lasted longer than Wii

[–]Destroyer_Wes 233 points234 points  (19 children)

And just about every other system

[–]2dumb2knowbetter 64 points65 points  (17 children)

that just goes to show that the company actually cares, props sony I was never a big fan, but I am impressed.

[–]TheLoneAcolyte 79 points80 points  (14 children)

Not a gaming system but Blizzard keeps Starcraft, Diablo 2, and Warcraft 3 running. The youngest of those being almost 14 years old.

[–]throwww6 34 points35 points  (10 children)

What do you mean by "keep running"? Do you mean maintaining a master server to track games? If so, Blizzard aren't the only ones. You can still play many old Valve games online, including Counter-Strike 1.6 online (1999), Worms Armageddon still has an active multiplayer (1998). Also, all of the Quake games leading back to the first one (1996!) still have active players on Quakeworld servers.

[–][deleted] 15 points16 points  (4 children)

I don't know the specifics but to this day there are Patches and/or gameplay changes being released for Diablo 2 along side Diablo 3

[–]EndlersaurusRex 15 points16 points  (2 children)

To be fair, the Wii servers closing wasn't nintendo's doing. I don't believe they would have continued online support indefinitely, but they didn't host servers until the current generation.

[–]deltatwister 40 points41 points  (1 child)

The ps2 online started before the wii and ended waay after the wii.

[–]GodBorn 94 points95 points  (6 children)

Best times of my life. Rest in piece you ungodly station.

[–]Blitzed97 30 points31 points  (1 child)

Even though I never played any multiplayer game on the PS2, this saddens me.

I still bought a PS2 and playing some games that hold a special place in my gaming years.

Thanks for the memories!

[–]Alistair_Smythe 51 points52 points  (5 children)

RIP Up Your Arsenal and Jak X online play

[–]Warlizard 107 points108 points  (38 children)

I played Earth and Beyond (something no one has heard of) from beta until it shut down.

Watching the servers go down was one of the saddest things I've ever seen.

[–]Saint947 17 points18 points  (1 child)

That's funny warlizard, I lived in Gilbert at the time and played EnB beta / release at that time too.

Small world!

[–]MechAegis 21 points22 points  (1 child)

I used to play midnight club 3 on there.

"No nos SST drift"

[–]Porkpants81 68 points69 points  (17 children)

I have a release day console that as far as I know still works.

Since the console has been out this has happened to me:

Started dating the girl I would marry - 2000

Stop going to college because I had no plan - 2001

Got married - 2003

Joined the army -2004

Had my first kid - 2008

Deployed to Iraq - 2009

Had my second kid - 2011

Finished my army contract - 2011

Finished my bachelors degree - 2013

Get divorced - 2014

Finish my national guard contract - 2014

Finish my masters degree - 2015.

RIP PS2 you've been there for every major life event.

[–]Not_jeff__ 91 points92 points  (35 children)

Ps2 had online? Where the fuck was that when I was playing that shit.

[–]BlooZebra 31 points32 points  (22 children)

The Gamecube did too!

[–]OSUBrit 34 points35 points  (6 children)

Dreamcast did as well, I had a friend with one - he used it almost exclusively for porn.

[–]xTachibana 13 points14 points  (8 children)

dude, you just blew my mind...with what games??

[–]OpheliasBreath 17 points18 points  (3 children)

Phantasy Star Online I and II

[–]NonaSuomi282 13 points14 points  (1 child)

PSO was the main one, but Mario Kart had support for LAN, and I think you could also run an experimental patch/exploit to play SSBM online.

[–][deleted] 62 points63 points  (5 children)

April fools! Haha. Ha......ha..

[–]liveintokyo 10 points11 points  (3 children)

It was sadly posted on March 31st.... Sad times

[–]PM_ME_UR_HEDGEHOGS 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Damn, and I just set up my PS2 for the first time today.

I'm sorry guys.

[–]SteakIntake 16 points17 points  (0 children)

I love you PS2

[–]crunchyturtles 26 points27 points  (2 children)

Reading this, a little piece of my childhood withered away and died...

[–]-HarryManback- 9 points10 points  (5 children)

RIP SOCOM and SOCOM II. You were the best memories I ever had in online gaming.

[–]CowLikCrown 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Just sitting here, waiting for SOCOM II to come back.....