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Will PS2’s Online Gaming Gamble Pay Off?: The video and digital gaming industry is closely watching Sony’s push to move PlayStation 2 game c…

Will PS2’s Online Gaming Gamble Pay Off?: The video and digital gaming industry is closely watching Sony’s push to move PlayStation 2 game consoles into an uncertain online future. Sony is taking a different approach that Microsoft: Unlike Microsoft’s Xbox Live service for its game console–under which the software giant will maintain all network infrastructure and collect subscription fees–Sony is leaving the details to game publishers. Individual publishers will be responsible for maintaining the resources to put their games online, and–at least for now–they’ll be doing it for free.

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