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when we play action games on ps2 as compared to pc games where we use the mouse to move around for eg in max payne 2 and splinter cell can this functionality of mouse be used on ps2
Yes, you can use a Mouse and keyboard for some games on the PS2 as far as I'm aware. PSone first used a keyboard and mouse for games like Comand and Conquer Red alert. PS2 has a USB port which can be used to plug in a USB keyboard and mouse (like on iMacs). However check the game box to see whether it supports a keyboard and mouse becuase its farily rair to find one that does. A few games that support a USB keyboard and mouse (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005AFV9/026-9266061-2694047) include:
EverQuest Online Adventures, Half Life and Unreal Tournament
PS2 Keyboard (I didnt write this)
This is a standard US layout keyboard for use with the Sony PlayStation 2 game system. Now that InterAct is out of business and the SharkBoard keyboard is no longer available there aren't many choices of keyboards for the PlayStation 2.
Compatible with Action Replay and GameShark
Use to enter new codes into your Action Replay and/or GameShark.
Compatible with the hottest PlayStation 2 Online Games including:
Soldier of Fortune
Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force
... and more!
Black keys with white text in a black housing.
USB Connector to plug directly into PlayStation 2 system.
JUST A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE KEY BOARD
The only games on the PS2 I could fathom using a keyboard and mouse on are "point and click" type games. Not using the controller would kind of ruin the individuality a console has compared to a PC.
Blu-ray: It Starts
by Greg Bergen
After the long awaited months for the next generation of disk formatted movies, Blu-ray has finally hit the market.
Best Buy has included Blu-Ray movies and players in their catalogs as well as on their website (www.bestbuy.com (http://www.bestbuy.com)). Currently they are offering Sony and Samsung Blu-Ray players for $999. However, the Samsung HD Blu-Ray and DVD Upconversion Player (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=7772822&type=product&productCategoryId=pcmcat87100050011&id=1142289574588) not only plays BD movies, but DVDs and CDs as well. This set up not only gives you more bang for you buck, but is great for those who want to watch DVDs not yet converted into Blu-Ray movies. To be specific, the Samsung player supports: BD-ROM, BD-RE, DVD+R/+RW, DVD-R/-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-RAM, CD, CD-R/-RW and CD-ROM. It also supports MPEG-2, VC-1, H.264 and HD JPEG DVD.
Most Blu-Ray movies Best Buy has for sale are in the $25-30 range. A relief to those who thought Blu-Ray movies would cost upwards of $50.
There's no doubt that Blu-Ray is expensive. A HD-DVD player costs half as much as a Blu-Ray player as well. Yet if we recall back to when DVD players launched, we noticed DVD players cost $1000 as well. A majority of the major movie studios support Blu-Ray. With the help of the Sony PlayStation 3, Blu-Ray will see early popularity and perhaps sell faster than most expected. It's fair to say that Blu-Ray is very well on tract to becoming the next widely accepted movie format.
ps3 Wanna be
I have to be honest Greg: I was quite disappointed with this article.
I had to make a lot of edits for it to flow properly. It also felt like you hadn't researched some stuff correctly (and just read it off the Best Buy website).
For example, Blu-ray players can't play MPEG-2, VC-1 and H.264 - they are the codecs that the movies on Blu-ray discs are encoded in.
Don't feel this is an attack on the entire article - you had the content, but it was rushed and wasn't written well.
I hope you take a bit more time over your articles in future. Be sure to read through what you've written 2 or 3 times, because I'm sure you'll agree that some sentences (like the first one) don't read professionally and succinctly.
Anyway, I've made the edits and it's Live.
Yeah, it's definitly far from my best work...I had to rush it because I had to get to work.
Anyways, thanks for the wake up call.
ps3 Wanna be
No problem Greg. I appreciate the fact that you've understood what I've said.