XBOX, Gamecube, or PS2?

Discussion in 'Games' started by diorio, Sep 13, 2002.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    What is your favorite game system, XBOX, Gamecube, or PS2? What system has the best games?
     
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    Tough choice. The Gamecube has a super-fly PPC processor. The PS2 has a crapload of games. Then again the Xbox has Halo and Pimps at Sea.
     
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    yes, but the xbox is evil... i'll have to go with cube.

    kungfu
     
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    i agree the Xbox is evil

    i whould prob. get a PS2 or GameCube but the gamecube brings back bad dreams of the G4 Cube. I say get a PS2 it has all the good games free internet play (with a $20 ethernet adapter) and its getting cheaper.
     
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    go the PS2, there are way more games and there and games usually arrive quicker on ps2 anyways, but if not then a cube is good anyways,
     
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    Out of the 3, I'd have to say the best choice is... books. Haha

    If you're gonna drop $200 on a game system, why not get a used Genesis with 50 games off eBay or something. You'd probably get more use out of it and have more fun with it than whatever system is popular this week.
     
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    peterjhill

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    I have particular game interests, so I would go with a Gamecube and an XBOX. Because I want:
    Zelda
    Mario
    Project Gotham Racing
    HALO and HALO 2
    I was always a Nintendo user (had every system except for the new cube), and so am into their signature games. Never had a playstation, so never got locked into their games.

    The Playstation does have the largest library of games, like comparing a Mac to a PC for gaming. Not all those games a worth buying though.
     
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    Chaszmyr

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    Either PS2 or Cube depending on your game prefference. (I personally prefer PS2, and have one.. but i am considering getting a gamecube)... Like they said, xbox is just evil
     
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    Stike

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    I have a PS2 since it came out here on Nov.24.2000 and meanwile I have a truckload of games. Can´t have another system: the old PSone games still run and FINAL FANTASY. nuff said...

    BTW GTA3 is plain fantastic! Can´t wait for GTA Vice City...
     
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    I gotta agree with Stike. I love Halo and look forward to Halo 2 but dropping $200 for an Xbox just for those two games is a little wasteful for me. Plus, PS2 will play PS1 games and that's a big help. No need to buy the games again.
     
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    FattyMembrane

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    he's right on all counts. nothing like a good book to break the tedium of computer use/gaming and cart-based side scrollers simply kick ass. like the others have said, the xbox is evil, and msft slapped us in the face by taking away bungie. not only that, apparently its really failing in the game market and msft's enormous fortune is the only thing keeping it alive (i heard that the designer actually left and refused to work on the xbox2). ps2 has more games (most that come out for xbox come out on ps2), but if you take a look in blockbuster, you'll find walls of crap you've never heard of. ithe graphics of the gamecube are a little better than the ps2 (MOH drops frames on the ps2!), and nintendo always makes lots of fun games that dont require you to read a book on the premise. if you can get your hands on one of those japanese "Q" boxes (i think panasonic makes them, but it would be tough to get one in the us) you can play gamecube games and dvds on the same machine.
     
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    I own a Gamecube. But Xbox has some nice stuff out for it. ( although I dont really care for the way the render of the game looks on a Xbox, i prefer the Gamecube, its closer to what the sega dreamcast looked like solid, clear, and vibrant) I dont lke PS2. Even though they have a ton of games. The controler sucks.
     
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    ugru

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    i played both PS2 and XBOX and definitely prefer Xbox.

    i know that MS is evil but for this time i have to admit that it works great it has the best hardware around.

    For the number of games it is just a matter of time, porting a game from pc to Xbox should be very easy (i think) so expect some real masterpeace.

    then for xbox will probably came out Star Wars Galaxies Online and that will be the end of my social life....:D
     
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    ugru, I just gotta say, I luv your sig.
    the Trail of Dead rule.
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    eric_n_dfw

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    Love those Wavebirds!

    I've had a GC since last christmas - got it simply to play Rouge Squadran II. I STILL play that game, trying to get those gold medals without using the cheats!

    I also have had an X-Box on loan from a friend for 3 or 4 months. It's got Halo, NFL Fever 2002 and Project Gotham Racing. It collects dust. Halo is cool, but not as engrosing as I thought it would be - like most FPS's it needs a keyboard and mouse. I thought Gotham Racing would make me want to buy an X-Box, but, honestly, I enjoy it's ancestor, MSR on the Dreamcast, just as much - in fact more in some ways (except the radio dj's!) and GT3 on PS2 is still my fav'. (I may still buy a PS2 just to play that!)

    I just wish Sega had stuck it out with the DC, I still love to play it - if only it's controllers were'nt so bulky. Quake 3 Arena on the b-band adapter with the Mouse and KB ROCKED!! (I sold those on ebay for a profit in a fit or rage when I heard that Senmue II for DC wasn't coming to the US!) I'll keep playing the DC too until Soul Calibur II for GC finaly gets released!

    The thing I like best about the GC though, are the pair of Wavebird controllers I bought. They work flawlessly and my 1 year-old doesn't have a cord to yank on while I'm playing or if I forget to put them away! Seriously though, the freedom to be able to sit wherever and move around without having to deal with cables is a major plus. (The lack of rumble is a small price to pay - most games don't use that well anyway)
     
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    RBMaraman

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    PS2 all the way...

    Game Cube is for little kids who's parents don't want them playing mature or teen rated games...

    X-Box is for people who worship the ground Bill Gates walks on...

    PS2 is for serious gamers.
     
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    Xbox and Nintendo 64

    First of all, I'm sick of hearing all this evil crap about the Xbox. Sure it's from Microsoft, but at least they got something right, damnit. M$ is evil, NOT the Xbox.

    I'm not trying to get into a flamewar, but I MUST point out something. You know how you guys say that M$ is this and M$ is that, and the same with PCs? Let's clear up a few things here:
    (1) The Xbox comes with a DVD Drive. So I can watch movies straight from there until I get a "real" DVD player or such. Besides, the GameCube disks only hold 1.5GB of data and has no DVD drive. Tell me: Which disk will give you more options/room for gameplay? Right, DVDs.
    (2) Unlike the GameCube, the Xbox holds an 8GB Hard Drive, so I can make my gameplay experience more enjoyable by transferring songs to the Xbox from my Mac and using those songs in Xbox games, such as Project Gotham or the upcoming WWE RAW 2 (assuming RAW 2 brings back the joy of WWF WrestleMania and NM for N64).

    Now, let's look at the specs: Fastest graphics processor (among GC and PS2), fastest memory bandwidth, most memory, up to more than 9 times the maximum polygon performance than 2nd place GameCube, up to 5x DVD Drive, compared to the PS2, most audio channels, fastest fill pixel rate, max supported res: 1920x1080...

    Ouch. That really hurts the other gaming systems. http://www.planetxbox.com/about/compare/

    I'm not kissing/sucking up to anyone, but this is one of the *rare* :snicker: things M$ actually got right.


    Oh, yes. I still enjoy using the 93.68MHz processor of my Nintendo 64 for Goldeneye. :D
     
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    Taft

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    Bah!

    Gamecube all the way!!! People who way that Nintendo only makes games for kids are just nuts. They make some of the best games out there with some of the most engrossing story lines and best gameplay available.

    Plus the Gamecube is expanding its games selection into the area of more violent games, for those who like that sort of thing. Resident Evil is available, bond for some sweet multiplayer action, as are a few other violent games.

    As people with Macs know its quality that counts, not quantity. Nintendo has consistently produced some of the most well thought out and implemented games available on the market. And they haven't disappointed me yet with the Gamecube and its offerings. And their game library is already expansive, give even "hardcore" or "serious" gamers (those are phrases I can't possibly take seriously, by the way) a wide selection.

    Once Zelda and Metroid arrive, we'll have all of the games that made previous systems so great. I can't wait! And I'd like to see a new Castlevania and maybe a Mario Kart. Those are two that have really held up well over the years, too.

    Taft
     
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    I'd have to go with the Dreamcast being my favorite of the current generation. (Yes I did say current), followed by by the PS2 and the Cube, not necessarily in that order.

    I enjoy the versitility of the DC and the games that I have for it (and I have a lot). I bought a PS2 so I could play GTA3 and some other games (which I haven't gotten yet for various reasons) and I knew I could draw on the PSX games. The Cube rocks because it's Nintendo and I've loved Nintendo since the NES (which I still play on a regular basis).

    But, I digress.

    On a side note, though, you have to buy the remote to play DVDs on the XBox. At least, that's what the magazines that I've read have said and people that I know that have one.
     
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    Taft

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    I've always agreed that the XBox system has some of the sweetest specs out there. But for me, specs don't mean squat. Whats important are the games available and the experience the console brings you.

    And given the games available on the market right now, my money goes to Gamecube. Best games. Best gameplay. Best experience for the money. Period.

    Taft
     
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    My personnal favorite is the PS2 because of GTA3 and its overall good selection of games. Then comes XBox because of Halo, and a distant third Gamecube. One reason I don't like the cube is because it doesn't come with a DVD option. I don't know why they didn't come out with one even though PS2 and XBox did. Keep up the good posts!
     
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    mcrain

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    PS2 without a doubt. The games are DVD's therefore a DVD-r can work. A cube, impossible. XBox, evil, but in its defense, a DVD-r works too.
     
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    even though many people loathe m$, their mac division gave us ms office for osx. the division responsible for xbox, is not typical m$. in general, they require that many of the ported games be optimized in some aspect to take advantage of the superior specs of the xbox. but, back to the topic:
    if your trying to decide between the 3, you're obviously not a nintendo fanboy. if you were there would be no question in your mind. my brothers and i each have one of the afforementioned systems as well as all of the previous systems, and i can offer you this opinion:
    gamecube has the sweet a$$ wavebird controller, and about 3-5 really good titles that cover a decent range of genres. (super mario, star wars rs, resident evil, and maybe waverace and super smash bros.) also there are a few nintendo titles on their way that should rock, although zelda looks stupid! imo
    no dvd playback, and proprietary discs. which were used in large part to prevent software piracy and kp the system small.
    ps2 has the largest library of games out there (albeit many of them suck hugely) one of the best controllers in the biz, dvd playback, the largest installed user base which insures most all of the games will be available on their system and many times available first on ps2.
    xbox has the most potential, the better online strategy, a handful of killer titles, a decent controller (the s-type) dvd playback. oh and don't give me that crap about needinga remote to play dvd's, cuz if you play dvd's on your ps2 and don't hav a wireless remote then you're a moron! nobody watches movies while tethered to a dual shock controller. and many of the games that are available on multi-platforms are made to look much better on xbox and many times have added features and levels that are exclusive to xbox also.
    so if you want the largest selection, get the ps2
    if you want the best looking games and don't mind waiting a little longer to play them (you're a mac owner right?) get an xbox
    if you're a nintendo fanboy you never would've asked the question...
     
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    PS2 or Gamecube

    Well, i'm not a game maniac (anymore), but i still enjoy playing with a PS2, and i guess i'd enjoy the Gamecube too.

    I'm grateful to PSX/PS2 for being the first game systems to really thrill me with car games (read: Gran Turismo etc...). I didn't really like the N64, but it was more something of being used to PSX.

    About the Gamecube, i think it must be pretty nice, as Nintendo tends to make good/funny games. I like all kinds of games, but i must say that Mario Kart on the SNes was really something, although being soooo simple in the idea. Good games are like good movies: having amazing images and graphisms is not enough to carry you along if there isn't something in the story that gets your attention.

    And coming to the XBox... well, not for me, thanks. It might be the most powerful, most beautiful, most whatever game system - i just don't want to support the entry of a company i don't like into the field of games.
    Sony is about technology and leisure (music, etc...), Nintendo is about technology and fun (game systems), Microsoft is about monopolies and control.
    The feeling i have: if i let Microsoft be my next game system, i don't know what'll happen next. I guess Nintendo and Sony might first disappear because their patents would be used without licences, to the sole benefit of M$. And then i would HAVE to plug my XBox2 onto the Net to be recognized and check my games are not copies. And then my XBox3 would ask me additional money each time i launch a game, but then they would release more games only for XBox4 - and of course, games for XBox3 wouldn't be usable anymore on XBox4, because of a special dingy, so that i'd need to rebuy them all.

    I don't want an XBox for the same reason as i don't want a Windows system home: i'm just too afraid of whatever will come from Bill next (read: Palladium & co) :mad:.


    Arnaud,
    who doesn't want to see the Games world turn into something like the Computers world.


    (PS: i know, i like to exagerate a little sometimes... :D )
     

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