FireWire hub to support 6 players
It has been announced today that IOGEAR has released a new FireWire hub that will support up to 6 players and will be titled the i.LINK Battle Hub. This will allow players of the PS2 to link up multiple machines for multiplayer use. Games that have been listed as i.LINK compatible are Gran Turismo 3 and Unreal Tournament, along with all future games with this ability.
"Half the fun of home gaming is being able to fight your friends in direct competition," said Kevin Luong, senior channel sales manager at IOGEAR, Inc. "IOGEAR's i.Link Battle Hub is just the tool for PlayStation 2 gamers who want to battle their buddies for the top position."
Along with these capabilities, the i.LINK can be attached to such running computers as Mac OS X or greater and Windows 98, 98SE, 2000, ME and XP. The product is IEEE 1394 / 1394a compliant and supports hot swapping. The unit supports a 3-year warranty and retails for $99, It should be available now at most stores that carry PS2 peripherals.
8/20/2001 Matt Stensrud