RIP OPS2M

It’s the 100th issue of the Official PlayStation 2 Magazine this month, but in a bizarre twist of fate they start the magazine by announcing that it’s going to be the final issue.

Poor sales are likely to blame – the magazine has become a bugger to find over the last few months and a lack of new demos can hardly help. The original PlayStation Magazine (OPM) managed to survive until issue 110, if memory serves. They still owe me a PSone peripheral pack for getting ‘Star Letter’ in the final issue.

The future of the PlayStation 2 is looking surprisingly rosy for an eight year old machine though – Lego Batman, Sonic Unleashed, Tomb Raider Underworld, Ghostbusters, Ferrari Challenge, Yakuza 2, Star Wars: Force Unleashed, Mercenaries 2 and the annual Harry Potter, Crash and Spyro updates are all due out before the end of the year. That’s not a bad little assortment, is it?

Matt Gander

Matt is Games Asylum's most prolific writer, having produced a non-stop stream of articles since 2001. A retro collector and bargain hunter, his knowledge has been found in the pages of tree-based publication Retro Gamer.

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