PSGF Mailbox Ė Edition #2
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- I've searched all over the web, but can't find the answers to
these PS2 hardware questions... Does the PS2 have component
video outputs? SVHS? RGB? Just composite? Will the US machine
output 480p video from DVD movies and/or games? Does it have
both stereo analog and AC3 digital audio outs? Thanks for the
Component = Yes. I think by SVHS you mean S-Video, which is Yes
also. RGB - yes to that also. 480p is. Digital audio and analog
outs I believe so. (not sure about 480p and AC3, however.)
I was just woundering, what is the difference between the
original Resident evil 2 and the dual shock version. My friend
told me that the original one doesn't have the extrem battle
mode (survivor mode) and the dual shock one does. Is it true?
and by the way, you can still play hunk the forth
survivor and tofu on the original one, right?
that's true about the battle mode and yes you can still play as
Do you know of any web sites where I could buy a copy of the
unreleased Playstation game Thrill Kill?
Joe: You can search
long and hard but chances are that youíll come up with nothing
but mirrored warez sites. About two years ago when the game was
cancelled you could find some bootleg copies on the Ďnet, but
since then the game has disappeared off the edge of the earth.
So no, I do not know of any sites with it hosted.
please respond 2 this query as soon as u can. I am desperate 2
know if the ps-2 accepts and plays pirated cds of ps1.My dad is
leavin for japan in a week if there is some mod-chip available
could u give me some details abt it as 2 where can i get it
please please respond quickly.
Joe: No, the PS2 does
not play any CD-R games whatsoever. In the future Iíd imagine
that a mod-chip would be available (there are probably some out
right now, as a matter of fact) which will allow you to play
Notice, however, that
VGF in no way promotes piracy of videogames at all. It's one of
the largest crimes in the industry today, and in the end no
party really wins.
in WWF smackdown 2: know Your Role, what type
of new matches are there? And any new wrestlers,
if so who?
Joe: There are tons of matches in Smackdown 2.
New to the game are the Hell in the Cell match,
Ladder match, Table match, Iron Man match,
and a hidden TLC (Tables, Ladders & Chairs)
match. Man, if Smack-2 came with just those
matches itíd still be worth purchasing! As for
the roster, that too will be getting an update.
Tazz, Lita, Kurt Angle, Chris Benoit (!), Too Cool,
Saturn, Eddy G. plus many more will be
implemented into the game as well.
say in your GT
2000 preview it will still have about 500 cars. I've heard
it may not since the more detailed cars take longer to make.
Where did you get that number and how sure of it are you?
you're right. At the time of the preview the total number of
cars had still been in speculation, but now that Gran
Turismo 3 (more on that in a sec) is further into
development, the car count has been greatly minimized to a point
between 150-160 cars. This is due to the fact that the visual
improvements and advancements over the original PSX GT2 car
models take a much longer time to create (possibly multiple
weeks) as opposed to under a day's time on the PlayStation GT2
Now, as I
said before GT 2000 has been renamed to Gran Turismo 3. Taking
into consideration that the game won't be hitting shelves until
early 2001 this is a no brainer on Sony's part for marketing
was thinking if i should buy dreamcast or wait for psx2, is it
worth it, or do you think dreamcast is better? i have psx and i
dont know if i will just be wasting my money on psx 2 or not?
what do you think is a better system? thanks alot!
Joe: Man, if
only it was simpler to answer this...
Well, it all
depends on your tastes. Naturally it would be easy to say that
each system has a certain set of games you might like, but
Sega's Dreamcast has just about everything you could imagine in
terms of quantity of games.
The DC has
the best fighting game in the world (Soul Calibur) best sports
games (NBA/NFL 2Kx), some of the best racing titles (Crazy Taxi,
Sega GT), plus many, many, many more great games in other
PS2's early launch looks kinda lame, the future for PlayStation
2 software is very bright. Every known developer is on board to
make a game for it, so you will see some high-quality work on
the machine in 2001.
the best system right now is *gasp* the Dreamcast. It has
unbeatable quality games and a very good price. The PS2, on the
other hand, is not a waste of money. It plays CDs, DVDs, and a
lot of good games will be out for it late this year and into
next year. Neither are wastes of money, though. Hope this helps
does Sony have in store for pack-ins on launch day? Iím so
skeptical about the launch games so Iíd at least like to have
a demo CD to try them out before I buy them. Thanks
some reason, Sony has chosen not to include a demo disc. While
the original PlayStation featured one, the PS2, oddly, is very
plain when it comes to specialties. No memory card, no demo
disc, nuthiní Ė just the machine itself and a controller
(plus wires, of course).
opinion, I believe Sony should have at least included a disc
with, for instance, a movie of Metal
Gear Solid II: Sons of Liberty. What better way to show off
your hardware than with Konamiís next game thatíll change
the way we look at games forever? Iím betting that Sony
thought of that, but considering a mystery MGS game was
announced for Microsoftís XBox (most likely a port of MGS II)
it wasnít a final selection. Also, Sony should have included a
DVD with possibly a few snippets from various flicks to show off
the capabilities of the PS2ís internal DVD player. But what do
I know? Iím just a game journalistÖ
Iíve heard that squaresoft isnít going to develop for the
PS2 anymore and that they are porting FFX and FFXI to the
gamecube or even the Xóbox! Is this true?
calm down there. Square isnít leaving anytime soon Ė Sony
has a leash over them (or at least Square has a leash over Sonyís
wallet) so donít expect this tandem to be breaking. However,
it has been rumored that some head-honchos at Square are indeed
interested in Nintendoís Game Cube and the Xbox.
that Sony should listen to game journalists more often.