Itâ€™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 itâ€™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 â€˜Star Letterâ€™ 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. Thatâ€™s not a bad little assortment, is it?