This is a rant post about how sad the ps2 scene is.
Looking @ the xbox scene and how it flourished with the only rivalry showing between the modchip developers.
Everything from Linux to homebrew games and applications was made with appreciation. No matter how small a contribution to a scene and no matter how plain or unpolished something was, The big sites xboxhacker.net xbox-scene and many others were there to show thanks and to cover these creations.
Software, Hardware as well as opinions and thoughts were something that pushed the xbox into the ultimate entertainment system for home.
A media centre that's rivals the compatibility of a PC full of codecs and a functions that rival an expensive home entertainment system.
A games machine that emulates the following consoles perfectly.
gameboy, gameboy advance, NES, SNES, Sega master system, Sega megadrive, Atari 2600, Neo geo and also those wierd and wonderful consoles you might night of heard of.... Aari lynx, wonderswan, neogeo pocket turbographix pcengine.
Emulation of Computers has been ported.
Amiga, commodore 64, Amstrad, even X86 :P
pocketpcs also .... windows CE
LOL there are also a lot of web servers around the net that are actually realy xboxs
100's of tools and applications have been developed. both for the pc and the xbox.
I've only just started getting into the ps2 scene and was shocked to see all the bickering.
PS2OWNZ is a disgrace.
i can not believe these guys having a news item asking for donations for developments. Expecially ones that obviously already existed.
I have never ever once seen a scene ask for money to develop something. The only time i have ever witnessed this was an Unemployed University student by the name of SHALLAX (porter and developer of the GENTOOX, linux specifically for xbox) wanting to help create combatibility of his work to newer xbox systems (xbox v1.6). He had nothing to gain from this and everyone supported him.
PS2OWNZ writes "On a related NOTE, we find it quite humerous that some self-proclaimed 'scene' sites diss us for accepting donations to further advances in PS2 development for ALL. It can only be assumed such sites are ran by kids who do not understand that when you get older TIME is MONEY"
What kind of an excuse is this?????????????
I wonder how many of their Operating systems or how many applications were actually purchased.
If money is to be spent on any coding @ all.... SPEND IT ON THE PRODUCTION OF THE GAMES WE LOVE.
sorry bout the rant... and i do appreciate ps2-scene for showing some backbone and enlighting ps2ownz what a scene is realy about.