As the yanks are gradually realising, the obligatory $39.99 PS2 network adapter is a bit of a misnomer for those keen to get online. A number of third party USB Ethernet adapters are quite sufficient, reports indicate, although we've yet to see a proper list. However, Sony does reserve the right to make it quite impossible to use them at a later date. In the meantime though, those of you in the US of A with a USB NIC to your name needn't blow $80 to get your SOCOM. Half should do the trick. Of course, it's impossible to say how this will affect SCEE's plans for PS2 online, because there would first have to be some.
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