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Cool custom-designed game consoles

In Feature on January 30, 2013 at 7:52 pm

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A console is more than just a mere tool for playing computer games. These pieces of hardware can take on their own iconic status and on certain evidence can be seen as an area of opportunity for inventive new custom art design.

If a particular game, franchise or even a kitchen appliance comes close to someone’s heart they may choose to reflect that passion on to the game consoles they use to play.

Here is a just a selection of some of the coolest examples of custom-designed game consoles both retro and modern.

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Remembering the Playstation 2: The weird and the wonderful

In Feature on January 23, 2013 at 11:08 pm

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You may or may not have heard already, but just before the end of 2012 the news broke out that Sony was finally ending production of the Playstation 2 (PS2) console.

In a way the console itself had already become an irrelevance some time ago, after all its successor (the Playstation 3 of course) was first launched over six years ago. However within the first three years the Playstation 3 became available, the Playstation 2 managed to outsell that and other consoles representing the “next generation”.

In total Sony is believed to have sold over 153 million PS2 consoles worldwide in total, from the moment it first hit stores in Japan back in March 2000, before arriving to Europe later on in November the same year.

On top of that impressive feat it’s also estimated that 11,000 different game titles have been released for the Playstation 2.

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