PlayStation turns web browser

A PlayStation2 enthusiast has found a way to turn the games console into a web browser.

Web designer Martyn Brook has discovered that the console can be made to view almost any webpage instead of just those associated with Sony's online gaming service. Mr Brook has created a homepage that acts like a familiar web browser and lets PlayStation owners navigate around the web. Already his specially designed website is getting steady traffic from testers and players of Sony's gaming system.

Gaming and browsing

Sony launched its online gaming service in the UK in early June. It gives players to the chance to play with or against other PS2 owners over the net. Like other operators of online console services, Sony is keen to encourage players to visit its gaming homepage when you log on. But PlayStation2 (PS2) enthusiast Martyn Brook has found that it is possible to change the net address the PlayStation first looks for, allowing players to view almost any website. It's a bit of a hack really," he said.

View: Martyn Brook's Webpage

News source: BBC News

Update: I added the link to Martyn Brook's site so you guys can bug him about the details.

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