What is your favorite game console and why?

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  1. Danger! Will macrumors regular

    Danger! Will

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    I want to buy a new game console but i'm not a gamer and none of my friends are. I still play with my Atari 2600 JR on a regular basis. I need to start of with something simple with simple games. What do you recommend?
     
  2. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    haha...

    I read this title & immediately thought of my Atari 2600! :D

    I like it because it's classic...I'm not into games now. ;)
     
  3. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816

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    If you want one of the 3 top systems(PS2, XBOX, or Gamecube), I would say get a PS2. It has the best game selection and the best controller.
     
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  5. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    The Dreamcast had the best control to date, IMO. Although the very, very simliar control for the Xbox comes in 2nd. The PS controller was a great design when it came out, but Sony needs to upgrade it's controller IMO. Of course, if they did that then backwards compatibility might be an issue.

    The Gamecube probably has the most simple controller and games combo.


    Lethal
     
  6. Ramsos macrumors regular

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    Commodore 64 with summer games and breakin' it was cool because it could play commodre games and atari games.:D
     
  7. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    the gamecube, for aesthetic reasons. i got the blue one but the silver one is nice too... the original nintendo (and gameboy) for fond memories...

    pnw
     
  8. Juventuz macrumors 6502a

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    I'd go with a GameCube a well, I've got the black on and love it. Get the wireless control as well.

    What's nice is that Nintendo, JUST dropped the price of the GC so it's now $99. That's a great deal.
     
  9. etoiles macrumors 6502a

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    the smartass says: "choose the game, not the console"
    ;)
     
  10. TEG macrumors 604

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    GameCube, 180 Games, 15-30 I'd be interested in Playing.

    That being said, I have a PS2 (I won it in a raffle at College), 250 PS2 Games, 5-10 I'd be interested in.

    Overall, Any Nintendo System would be my choice. Better Machines, higher quality, and no "special" features.

    TEG
     
  11. Sol macrumors 68000

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    Get a portable console!

    I also have a GameCube and would recommend that over the other consoles. Having said that, the GameBoy Advance SP is what I would recommend for you. Since you love the Atari you will feel at home with the GBA SP's two-dimensional games. The GBA SP is also well suited to single player use.
     
  12. ProcrasT8 macrumors newbie

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    I personally own a PS2, since the majority of the games that I play are RPG. As far as I know, none of the other consoles (Xbox, Gamecube) currently in the market doesn't even come close to the number of RPG content available on the PS2. If RPG is your thing, it's a no-brainer: get a PS2. Overall, it comes down to what kind of games YOU like to play and look at each consoles to see which console provide the kind of games YOU like to play most and go with that choice. It's as simple as that. :)
     
  13. rhpenguin macrumors 6502a

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    I like my xbox because i can do anything on it, including playing SNES games and Sega genesis games...

    Does everything ive ever wanted!
     
  14. plasticparadox macrumors 6502

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    PS2. Best selection of quality games.

    Gamecube is nice, too, but I already have a PS2.

    I would never buy Xbox. Too expensive, and I'm not sure how long it'll be around.
     
  15. markjones05 macrumors 6502a

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    XBOX best graphics, best controller, best online play. Most importantly best games.
     
  16. ejb190 macrumors 65816

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    You beat me to it, eye!

    I put an emulator on my G3 Notebook to play some of the old Commodore 64 games I had growing up. Not the same, though.
     
  17. monkeydo_jb macrumors 6502

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    XBox. It has THE best graphics as well as the most for your money.
    You get a console w/connections for 4 controllers, a hard drive and
    even an ethernet card. There are plenty of great games, too:

    Halo
    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
    GunValkyrie
    DOA3
    DOA Extreme Beach Volleyball :)
    Splinter Cell
    Project Gotham Racing

    To only name a few. Also coming soon are:

    Ninja Gaiden :cool:
    Halo 2
    Grand Theft Auto 3
    " " Vice City


    I know M$ makes it, but it rocks.


    -jeff
     
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  20. frescies macrumors regular

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    Yes

    I have a strange love for the SNES. If I were without it when I needed it most, I wouldn't have been sane.
     
  21. Danger! Will thread starter macrumors regular

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    Isn't the C64 supposed to make a comeback? Or was that just some urban legend kinda thing. Are there any games on the new consoles like Tempest, Donkey Kong, Defender 2, Adventure, Qbert, pitfal?
     
  22. kaltsasa macrumors 6502a

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    I had a PS2 but now I sold it to get a Gamecube. I love the connectivity to the GBA and the games are supurb. I had a PS2 for 3 years and only bought a few games. I have had a Gamecube for less than a year and I have a dozen games plus hundereds for the GB, GBC, and GBA. The GB player lets me take advantage of all of them. Get a Hori Digital Controler and you are in heaven.
     
  23. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    N64 -- GOLDENEYE

    Omg, me and my friends playied that all the time, it kicks soo much A--!

    Perfect Dark was *almost* as good, but it had some flaws.

    Woo and Mario Kart 64, aww Classic man!
     
  24. peterjhill macrumors 65816

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    I am hoping that my new G5 Dual 2Gig will be able to run an N64 emulator. I only got to play the first Zelda game and am looking forward to the others.
     
  25. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, someone is creating a new Commodore 64. With the components they used and today's technology, they ought to have to pay you to take it--it would be so inexpensive.

    I used to play Tempest 2000 on my Atari Jaguar console and I play Defender on my Nintendo GameCube but it's not the same old Defender. There was also a Defender 2000 underway before the plug was pulled on Atari Jaguar.

    I vote for GameCube because of the quality of the games and for games like Metroid Prime. Of course, if you want a lot of games as with the PC, buy a Playstation2. The graphics aren't so great and the quality of the games isn't very good mostly, but there are lots of games. It isn't that I don't like Sony--I had a Playstation.
     

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