The USB ports on the front panel of a PlayStation 2 are used to connect peripheral accessories to the console to enhance its functionality. Just like with a computer, hard drives can be attached to a PlayStation to save game data. They can also be used to connect special controllers, headsets, webcams, and even a keyboard and mouse, which effectively permits converting a non-slim PlayStation 2 into a Linux computer.Continue Reading
Some PlayStation 2 games include USB accessories, such as a buzzer for the game Buzz! and microphones for Singstar and Harmonix Rock Band. Both these accessories come in wired and wireless versions, and both connect to the system via USB. Another popular USB accessory is the EyeToy, which allows players to record videos and take pictures, letting them put their photo in a character model's face. There is also the Dance Dance Revolution dance mat, which has a USB and controller port version.
Even though the USB ports are supposed to be used exclusively with PlayStation 2 accessories, they have been successfully used with other accessories not designed by Sony.
As the PlayStation 2 has been mostly replaced by its successors, the PlayStation 3 and 4 as of 2014, development of new accessories has been declining steadily.Learn more about Gaming Consoles
The freezing of PlayStation 2 games can be caused by a dirty or scratched disc or a faulty console. Usually, a simple cleaning of the game disc solves freezing, skipping or loading problems on the PlayStation 2 console.Full Answer >
PlayStation 2 games can be played on the personal computer with the use of a video game emulator such as the PCSX2. With the PCSX2 emulator, the player can choose to play with the original PlayStation 2 game disk or an ISO plug-in.Full Answer >
To clean a scratched PlayStation 2 game, buff it with disc-repair solution, wipe off the cleaner with a damp rag, spray window cleaner on the disc, and polish it with a dry cloth. Supplies needed are latex gloves, disc-repair liquid, cotton rags, window cleaner, water and a towel.Full Answer >
A PlayStation 2 game disc can be adequately cleaned without a commercially available disc cleaner by using rubbing alcohol or window cleaner solution, a soft cloth, and cotton swabs. Dirty PlayStation game discs can affect the performance of the game and might cause skips and freezes while playing.Full Answer >