ps2 network adapter- impossible to get?

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  1. JasonKrol

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    Brett and I were discussing the fact that if you havent preordered the PS2 Network Adapter from a retailer before August 20th (im sure date varries) that you will have difficulty in obtaining the adapter on launch day (Wednesday, Aug 28th [or tuesday if your lucky])

    Anyone else not bother preordering? Preordered and not getting it on launch day? Worried? etc.

    I for one preordered mine from EB on June 20th, so Im as good as online!!

    Thanks!
     
  2. Dave E H

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    I'd not be worried about it. I would think that if you didn't pre-order, you should hit places like Target, Best Buy, Circuit City, etc. I'm a pre-order as well, but I can't imagine a stampede to get this, but then again, Sony _COULD_ have a shortage...
     
  3. DonRoeber

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    I'm not sure how much of a hurry I am in to get this. I'm definately going to have it for Final Fantasy XI, but I hear that game requires the HDD as well. And I'm not really sure what's up with that. Last I saw, the Network Adapter and HDD were one and the same, and now it appears that they're not.
     
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    FFXI required the HDD & network adaptor.

    Originally, the two were to be bundled together, but following delays/cost issues, they're now seperate purchases.
     
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    I didn't preorder becuase I thought it wouldnt be a big deal but today I decided to try and preorder it. I should have done it earlier. All eb and gamestops in my area(6 of them)said they are all sold out for when it arrives. I realized though that as long as you go to best buy, target, wal-mart and those types of stores that will have it but wont advertise it that you should be able to find one. I plan on going to best buy at least an hour before they open on wednesday.
     
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    only reason for me to purchase this would be for Final Fantasy 11, but there is also a PC version planned for that as well. I'll wait and see.
     
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    I have been playing Madden online for a couple weeks now with my PS2 and I don't own the PS2 modem. This is not a slam against Sony but simply to let people know that in this one case you do have options if you cannot find the Sony adapter (or want to pay less).

    Chris
     
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    There's an article on IGN about the HDD and it mentions this:
     
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    Chris,

    What options???
    I guess I am gonna have to go to walmart early wednesday morning...I didn't think this would be a big deal either...

    maybe FYE is gonna get some, I have pretty good rapport at my local one, better check today...

    Thanks for the heads up guys


    dan
     
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    I talked to two local walmarts and both of them said they would NOT be getting it on Aug 27th and they were expecting it late december. Now how true this is, but it did come from one manager and the electronics managers.
     
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    I think what Chris is referring to is that there are a few USB adapters that are available that you can use with your ps2. A few people that I know have used these to play Tony Hawk 3 when it first came out.
     
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    ...such as this one:
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    Linksys USB100TX
    -Dave
     
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    Dan Keefe,

    Sorry about not getting back to you sooner but I was waiting for the person who gave me the information to jump in first (did not want to steal someone else's thunder). The usb ethernet card Dave mentioned will work - assuming that you have broadband of course.

    Chris
     
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    will that work with all games, or only those that support it (ie Tony Hawk etc)

    I know that NFL 2k3 says right on the website that "pop any usb adapter in" and your ready to go online. So it doesnt come right out and say that you need the official PS2 Network Adapter. But, i wonder if games like SOCOM will work with that linksys adapter etc.

    either way, the cost of the linksys is probably close to the cost of the Official Network adapter no?
     
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    Chris, Brett and Dave,
    Thanks...If I strike out tomorrow I know what I'll be looking for...[​IMG]
    dan
     
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    Most of the upcoming online games will only support the official network adapter.
     
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    yes, Brett and I had a long brainstorming session on where and how to get the adapter for those who do not have a preorder.

    i for one did preorder, and since today is the official release date for the adapter, I will be calling my local EB every hour on the hour seeing if they received it early etc. if not, i will just get my hands on it tomorrow (but today would be sweet huh. . .)

    good luck everyone trying to get one!
     
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    To everyone...

    In order to help others out who are trying to get the adapter, please post your success stories over the next few days. If you can please provide location, quantity, and any other tips. I'll be looking over the next few days so I'll let ya know - I'm heading to Target in a few minutes!
     

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