PS2 or XBOX

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  1. snofseth macrumors member

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    I will be getting a PS2 or XBOX pretty soon which one should I get?
     
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    get both.... the prices will tumble come christmas/new year time (if you can be bothered to wait)... especially the PS2 as Sony are losing money like a sieve holds water.
     
  5. dr_fate macrumors member

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    GAMECUBE! If you don't already have it, this is the system to get. Only 100 dollars for pure gaming bliss with killer exclusives like Zelda, Metroid, and Eternal Darkness. If you do have it, then get a PS2 but wait for the price drop which is coming soon. I'm picking up a PS2 when that happens to play the new Castlevania, Final Fantasy and next year's Metal Gear Solid 3.
     
  6. tutubibi macrumors 6502a

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    Re: PS2 or XBOX

    GameCube
     
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    You two saying GameCube...stop smoking that stuff! :eek: :D
     
  9. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

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    PS2. More games and a much less evil manufacturer. Who needs more Microsoft in their house?
     
  10. tutubibi macrumors 6502a

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    Seriously, I played all three of them. I don't want to start another of those 'PS2 vs XBOX vs GC' discussions, but if quality of game is not measured by amount of blood spilled on the screen or you don't play sport sim games too much, IMHO GameCube beats PS2 or XBOX.

    Nintendo is something like Apple of console gaming. And GC uses IBM's PowerPC processor :) .

    Edit: But if I had to choose between PS2 or XBOX, I would go with PS2. Not only PS2 has more games but you can run Linux on it.
     
  11. monkeydo_jb macrumors 6502

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    Don't forget the ultra-schwey Viewtiful Joe!
    Love that game.

    But, I say XBox. Best graphics and some killer games (a la Halo, KOTOR, DOA 3, DOA X, Gunvalkyrie).
    Also coming soon Ninja Gaiden, Halo 2, and GTA 3 and Vice City.

    I have all three and they all have strengths, but the Cube has the fewest games, period.



    -jeff
     
  12. howard macrumors 68020

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    the title of this thread is ps2 or xbox...

    which means its obvious snofseth does want a gamecube...so stop mentioning it
     
  13. industry00 macrumors newbie

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    But if I had to choose between PS2 or XBOX, I would go with PS2. Not only PS2 has more games but you can run Linux on it. [/B][/QUOTE]



    You can run Linux on the XBOX as well... http://xbox-linux.sourceforge.net/ It isn't as easy as the ps2 to set up but the xbox has more power. If you are into hacking and extending the use of your game console then the Xbox is the best choice (and I hate Microsoft, so saying that kinda makes me feel sick). Just my 2cents
     
  14. dr_fate macrumors member

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    WOW! How could I miss VJ?! I got it the day of its release and still play it every day even though I've beaten it a bunch of times and have all the unlockables. What a brain-fart. Yes, the cube is worth it for Viewtiful Joe alone.
     
  15. tutubibi macrumors 6502a

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    I know, but it is not officialy sanctioned and requires a console mod (or that 007 game?) Lot of people are buying XBOX+ModChip to serve as cheap PC (and make some loss for M$). But PS2 Linux Kit is official Sony distribution.
     
  16. Foxer macrumors 65816

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    I've had all three and sold my Xbox and PS2 because I only really used the Gamecube. I haven't looked back on the loss of the PS2, but I do sort of long for the Xbox, and will probably pick up a new one after the next price drop. I don't know if that tells you anything.

    For what it's worth, I do more gaming on my Mac than on any dedicated platform.
     
  17. iJon macrumors 604

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    well i have all 3 and play my gamecube the least, ps2 next least. i prefer the xbox, better graphics plus a nice hard drive and the best online gaming service compared to ps2. but honestly it comes down to games. what games do you want to play, that is the biggest factor. but for me all the systems are pretty cheap so instead of choosing i ened up buying all 3 over time.

    iJon
     
  18. monkeydo_jb macrumors 6502

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    My situation is identical. Got all three and use the cube the least, then ps2, and
    then XBox.

    However, Viewtiful Joe is one of my favorite games of all time. Pick it up and give
    it a whirl.



    -jeff
     
  19. snofseth thread starter macrumors member

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    I already have game cube so stick to argument over xbox and ps2
     
  20. Maclarny macrumors 6502

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    XBOX-no doubt about it. The games are there and more great titles are coming. Im obsessed with Knights of the Old Republic right now (For consoles- Xbox exclusive). Halo 2 is simly going to kick the crap out of any other game in existence. Plus if you're into GTA they have a double pack with GTA and Vice City coming out for Xbox. Apart from games Xbox is definately the graphics leader. The hard drive is a god send of convienience (no messing with memory packs). It's so easy to have massive multi-player games (think 16 player Halo). I also own a GC but you have to understand that the systems are so different with respect to tilt and games. As for the PS2 it's time to realize that it's going out of the loop. XBOX all the way.
     
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    Dreamcast:) well thats what I have, so I can play all the arcade classics, but I would recomend the the Systems in this order (Panasonic GC) X-Box, Game Cube, PS2.

    Why? X-Box has a harddrive+plays DVD and has I wide selection of quality games. The game play is fast, although not as gast as the Dreamcast. GameCube is fantastic but can't play DVD's unless you get the panasonic one, also the games are really fun, controller is a little weird at first.

    PS2, The controler has undergone no ergonomic upgrades since it was released in 1996, the gameplay is terribley slow, and the loading time is poor by todays standards.

    If you like Sega Rally 2, Daytona 2001, CrazyTaxi, Sonic, and fast arcade style gameplay buy the Dreamcast, but since the tech is no longer supported I would by the X-Box, or the Game Cube
     
  23. FightTheFuture macrumors 6502a

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    get them all!

    have you guys noticed alot of the exclusive titles are starting to part ways? grand theft auto will be released on all systems now, and so will the metal gear solid titles! the real killer is that MGS will be different on the different systems! you have to buy all of them to get the most out of them! Twin Snakes for GC is actually a revamped MGS:Solid Snake! oh no! sacrilege! square soft is also bringing out a final fantasy game for game cube as well. what world are we living in?

    i would follow the flock and grab a PS2. is the price $99 yet? i skimmed through the replies too quickly!
     
  24. kwajo.com macrumors 6502a

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    damn straight!!! DREAMCAST DREAMCAST DREAMCAST!!!! :D best console ever!!!

    but of the other two, buy xbox, if only for the harddrive
     
  25. bentmywookie macrumors regular

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    I have all 3 as well and I would HIGHLY recommend the PS2 over the XBox for sure (and in the end probably even over the Gamecube as well).

    The thing is, Xbox is the most powerful hands-down. However, in my opinion, PS2 has the best games PLUS you get the whole PS1 library which has some amazing games on it too. If Xbox weren't by MS, it would have been dead by now, but MS has the resources to keep it going (despite the tons of money they lose on it).

    I might have said Gamecube prior to the summer, but after seeing Nintendo's new "strategy" at E3 i.e., worthless GC-GBA link-up, I have lost serious faith in Nintendo.

    Also, while I'll admit it's not as bad as it was with Nintendo 64 - Gamecube is still primarily a 1st party machine. Nintendo really needs to work on getting the amazing 3rd party support they had in the SNES days.

    In my opinion, PS2 has become the Super Nintendo of today, and we all know that Super Nintendo was the sh*t!

    So . . . in closing, buy a Gameboy Advance for that old school gaming you really need, but if you must buy either a PS2 or Xbox, you will get 10000x your money's worth if you go with PS2, despite it's processing and graphics inferiority.
     

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