PlayStation 2 broadband network gaming will offer PS2 console owners the possibility to play a selection of online enabled titles with gamers across Europe.
To connect a PlayStation 2 to the internet you'll need a PS2 Network Adapter, which plugs in to the expansion bay on the back of the console, and connects via an ethernet cable to your broadband modem or router.
Sony have partnered up with a number of Broadband ISP's to provide the service, including Telewest Broadband, BT Openworld, BT Broadband, NTL and Freeserve.
Currently the network isn't live, although open-ended consumer trials are now complete and the service is due to launch on June 11th 2003. Using the service will involve paying £24.99 for the Network Adapter, and having online compatible games such as SOCOM: US Navy SEALs.
Official website: http://uk.playstation.com/networkgaming/home.jhtml
UK online launch date: June 11th 2003.
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