Can the PS2 be considered "Retro"

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Is the PS2 Retro?

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Post by James Bond » Tue Sep 18, 2007 7:47 pm

Retro? no way.
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Post by JetSetWilly » Wed Sep 19, 2007 3:53 am

what buggers have clicked yes?

this question is like comparing a sandwich toaster to a toilet seat: both open up but i wouldnt sit on a sandwich toaster
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Post by Scooby1970 » Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:38 am

PS2 retro? I find it hard to class my Dreamcast as "retro"!!! Still play PS1 and PS2 games regularly on my PS3.... Damn! Dont even find the PS1 to be that "retro".

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Post by GarryG » Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:21 am

Randall Flagg wrote:Hmmmm...When did "Official" support for the DC stop??? PS2 is still officially supported so how the hell can it be retro???
Why would it matter when ‘Official’ support stopped?
Nobody ever talked about ‘official support’ for the Spectrum or Commodore 64, as being the benchmark of its lifetime.
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Game Cube - no
Dreamcast - no
I have them al, and none of them can be seriously called 'retro', and won't be for at least five+ years.
The Master wrote:The Dreamcast and (especially) the GameCube look retro, though...
Eh, how do they 'look' retro, they have a lot of the same games as the PS2 and Xbox, and they look more or less identical!?!?!?


Two people think the PS2 is retro!?!
WHY!!! :roll:

Do you think the 360 is ‘retro’ because the launch date has passed?
Do you live 20 years in the future and just pop back here on occasion?
Have you any idea what the word ‘retro’ means?

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Post by nwosteve » Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:17 am

This is, without a doubt, the most stupid question ever asked in the history of stupid question asking.
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Post by The Master » Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:20 am

GarryG wrote:
The Master wrote:The Dreamcast and (especially) the GameCube look retro, though...
Eh, how do they 'look' retro, they have a lot of the same games as the PS2 and Xbox, and they look more or less identical!?!?!?
I meant the shape of the consoles, not the graphics...

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Post by GarryG » Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:47 am

The Master wrote:I meant the shape of the consoles, not the graphics...
LOL Not a particularly good way to judge if something is retro or not then ;)
I still think some real retro machines look quite 'futuristic' looking :shock:

Still, I'm not quite sure how the DC and Cube 'look' retro ???
I suppose they are 'Top-Loaders' :lol:

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Post by will2097 » Wed Sep 19, 2007 12:45 pm

Another 'Nope'. The PS2 is still playing host to the best games of the past 2 years. It's still in Dixons. It can still take on the 360, Wii and PS3 even.

The DC is only retro-ish because it features so many last generation arcade style games. Sega Rally 2, Virtua Cop, Daytona, etc. Even Crazy Taxi. It was a modern game but felt very retro, even at the time I thought.

The Gamecube isn't retro either. Way too modern.

The PS1? surely it's retro? It's been around 15 years. Bless it's little cotton socks.

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Post by Dudley » Wed Sep 19, 2007 12:52 pm

GarryG wrote:
Randall Flagg wrote:Hmmmm...When did "Official" support for the DC stop??? PS2 is still officially supported so how the hell can it be retro???
Why would it matter when ‘Official’ support stopped?
Nobody ever talked about ‘official support’ for the Spectrum or Commodore 64, as being the benchmark of its lifetime.

That's because you didn't need to get permission to release a spectrum or C64 title legally.
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Post by RetroENZO » Wed Sep 19, 2007 1:14 pm

Isn't there a new special limited ceramic edition of the PS2 coming out too?

Sony still make them, they're planning a new model. What's the problem?

However, I would seriously like to hear the reasons for why the two people have said that the PS2 is retro. And if they were joking, I think the mag should publish the first ever 100% pie chart poll!!! :lol:
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Post by oli_lar » Wed Sep 19, 2007 2:36 pm

To me 2D is retro while 3D isn't. There might be some exceptions to the rule but it is normally the case.

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Post by bonerlaw » Wed Sep 19, 2007 3:04 pm

Man, you guys are so easy to wind up! Of course the PS2 isnt retro, but it was worth clicking yes just to see the OTT reactions that would occur!!!

Ok........I said it was a joke.....................please............put down the bat.................OW! That bloody hurt! :shock:
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Post by MC1 » Wed Sep 19, 2007 3:52 pm

bonerlaw wrote:Man, you guys are so easy to wind up! Of course the PS2 isnt retro, but it was worth clicking yes just to see the OTT reactions that would occur!!!

Ok........I said it was a joke.....................please............put down the bat.................OW! That bloody hurt! :shock:
Ok the other one was me.

I just did it for the crack as well.
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Post by Dudley » Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:01 pm

There's plenty of games on PS2 that count as retro. One of them was a main feature in RG just this month.
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Post by StarEye » Wed Sep 19, 2007 5:52 pm

I just recently found a copy of James Pond: Codename Robocod on the PS2. I count that as retro. But the PS2 a retro console? Nope, not at all.

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