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Xbox or GameCube or Playstation2?

Discussion in 'Gaming Fun - The Other Reality' started by -, Oct 22, 2001.

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  1. Guest

    I think that Gamecube is the best because it's much more powerful than the PS2 in every way, and the Gamecube's $130 cheaper than a DVD movie playing X-Box. Some people say that Gamecube's no good because it only has 1.5 gig discs while X-Box and PS2 have 4.7 gig discs. That really doesn't matter too much because you can just make a game using 3 gamecube discs and it will be the same size as 1 PS2 or X-Box disc.
    Like 98% of PS2 and X-Box games are probably under 1.5 gig anyway.
    The other advantage that Gamecube has over PS2 is that Gamecube does Progressive SCAN and PS2 only does old fashoined interlaced scan so Gamecube is way better on a Digital or HDTV.
    The biggest advantage that Nintendo has over everyone is that Nintendo has the best first party software on the planet.
    In fact Nintendo is the #1 videogame software publisher on the planet.
    When you look at the list of the top 20 selling videogames of all time, most of them were published by Nintendo.
    Powerhouses like Zelda, Mario, and Donkey Kong top such lists of most popular games and videogame characters of all time. Gamecube is also the only console with the most highly anticipated game of the new century Metroid Prime.
    Nintendo is also going to make many more violent and more mature games for older gamers for this new generation.
    As sucessful as Sony is, Nintendo has ALWAYS been #1 because Nintendo has 3 of the top 5 systems(Gamecube, Gameboy Advance, and Gameboy color), while Sony just has 1 of the top 5 selling systems(PS2). People don't realize it, but Nintendo has never lost its title as the #1 videogame hardware and #1 videogame software manufacturer ON THE PLANET. Sony did win one battle against Nintendo by Playstation 1 being the best selling home console of the generation, but Nintendo still won the war by making more money from Videogames by having the #1 selling(Gameboy Color) and the #3 selling(N64) systems of the last generation as well as being the #1 videogame publisher on the planet, and Nintendo raked in tons of dough from the Pokemon franchise. The only reasons Nintendo wasn't #1 in home consoles last generation were because Nintendo used carts instead of discs, Nintendo's games cost $10 to $20 more than PS1 games, and that Nintendo didn't have enough Mature and Violent games.
    Nintendo has fixed all those problems with the Gamecube, and when Nintendo's heavy hitters like Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Donkey Kong, etc and also 3rd party Killer Apps are released for the Gamecube, then you will see Nintendo supplant PS2 as the best selling console in North America.
     
  2. Guest

    Well, I'm enjoying the heck out of Halo and Dead or Alive3 on my Xbox, but then, I never have enjoyed the 'cutesy' games such as Mario, Donkey Kong, etc.

    I'm curious to see how the Japan Xbox launch goes tomorrow.
     
  3. Guest

    I predict it will be horrible. The Japanese won't like the XBox, or the company that made it, or the titles on it. The Japanese know and love Sony and Nintendo. Selling them an Xbox would be like trying to sell someone with a McLaren F1 an old beat-up Ford Escort. Not gonna happen. BTW, my Nintendo GameCube is AWESOME! But - I hold nothing against the Xbox people. I just don't think it's a good system, and I don't think it has many good games, and I think the controller is awful. If you disagree, that's your choice. All these console fights and immature posts are stupid because it doesn't matter. There's room for three consoles on the market in America so everyone can be happy. You don't see Charmin buyers insulting Quilted Northern buyers and calling them immature and bad names. People have freedom of choice in America when it comes to what products to buy
     
  4. Guest

    "The Japanese won't like the XBox, or the company that made it"

    The Japanese... or you Gummy? ;)
     
  5. Guest

    The PS2 is by far the best console out there right now because they'll have the best games to play for awhile. Grand Theft Auto 3 is just incredible. I will buy a copy pretty soon I think. I've rented it 4 times and just running around without doing the missions is a blast.

    As for the X-Box, I've rented it and I'm not too crazy about it right now. This unit has a lot of potential but the games will decide it in the end. The most powerful machine on the market usually fails or gets beat by machines with less power and better games.

    TG-16 failed
    Neo-Geo failed
    3D0 failed
    Sega 16-bit was better than SNES IMO
    PSX was better than the more powerful N64
    NES was better than the more powerful Sega Master System
    So, it's too early to tell. It all comes down to the games. What good is a more powerful system if the games suck?

    I really hated NFL Fever. One of the worst games ever. I rarely hate a game so much and as fast as I did this one. Halo was cool. Blood Wake could have been a hit but missed. Wreckless didn't thrill me either.

    The Gamecube is ok, but the controller fills cheap to me. Madden 2002 plays much better with the PS2 controller. Madden will never work because there's not enough trigger buttons and using the Z to flip back and forth between options really sucked. Stars Wars was ok. Pikiman looked cool but the kid only played that. Overall, I wasn't crazy about it and have always hated Nintendo controllers. If they made a decnet controller then this would rank higher. Also it doesn't play DVD movies.

    I'm happy with the PS2 and all the great games that are out for it. I can't wait to rent and play Hot Shots 3. State of Emergency is a blast if you like mindless violence. This game lets you seek out and destroy the corporation.LOL
     
  6. Guest

    XBOX game disk use up most of the data because of the large amount of detail in games like halo and stuff and then dolby digital 5.1 sound data (does gc have dolby digital -no)and will it have dvd quality cut seens no and if so it would have to use more game disk because of its small space.Xbox harddrive is not only for saves (8 gig harddrive-actualy 10 but 2gigs are used for fast loading game data[for less loading time] and user interface)it also will be used for add ons for games like extra characters and stuff, dead or alive 3 will get extra characters in the june issue of the xbox magizine (data is downloaded to hardrive)
     
  7. Guest

    *f you have a PS2 then rent or buy Grand Theft Auto 3. Th*s game k*cks ass. *t's the most *ncred*ble game that *'ve ever played. * f*nally get to be the real me :) w*thout go*ng to ja*l! LOL! 5 Stars!!!!
     
  8. Guest

    :lol:
     
  9. Guest

    Rage keep doing that and we are going to loose our jobs :D
     
  10. Guest

    All of you are demented. The Gamecube is better than all.
    The XBox is a severely cheaply-made computer that, even though the graphics processor harnesses more power, it still looks the same. The Playstation 2 is almost a complete replica of the original Playstation core. It took very little time to make. The Gamecube is the most well-made system ever. It has no chance to ever overheat and it is soooo quiet. The vent even blows out COLD air. You will not find any indication of heat like you will on the XBox or Playstation 2. And Who needs a DVD player anyway? You can get one for a cheap price now anyways, and the XBox and Playstation 2 DVD players are horrible anyways. The picture and sound aren't even as good as a standard TV-DVD display. The Sony Corporation had an excellent year in 2001, I will admit that. But they didn't have to rub it in that much. They know they will not have that good of a year in 2002. Plus, I bet they are shaking in their boots right now because of all the major releases Nintendo is making for the Gamecube this year. They already have Mario Tennis, Mario Golf, Mario Sunshine, 007: Agent Under Fire, Metroid Prime, Star Fox Adventures: Dinosaur Planet, Legend of Zelda, Zelda Cubed, Gauntlet Legends: Dark Legacy, Eternal Darkness, all 6 Resident Evil games, and probably many more to come, on the possible game of the year list. So, whatever you saw with Playstation 2 in 2001, you will see ten times that in 2002 with Gamecube. So get ready!
     
  11. Guest

    Look at what we have here. We got a Gamecube fanboy.

    "The XBox is a severely cheaply-made computer that, even though the graphics processor harnesses more power, it still looks the same."

    Oh really?

    "The Playstation 2 is almost a complete replica of the original Playstation core. It took very little time to make."

    Well the PS2 games blows away anything that's on the Gamecube or X-box.

    "You will not find any indication of heat like you will on the XBox or Playstation 2."

    What does the heat signature have to do with the quality and the fun factor of any game(s)?

    "Who needs a DVD player anyway?"

    Everybody that has a Gamecube and doesn't have a normal DVD player.

    "You can get one for a cheap price now anyways, and the XBox and Playstation 2 DVD players are horrible anyways."

    Yeah, but at least they have DVD players unlike the Gamecube. If it comes down to not having a DVD player or having a "horrible" one, doesn't having a horrible one rank better than none at all? I do say so, no?

    "The picture and sound aren't even as good as a standard TV-DVD display."

    Yeah, maybe, but the games kick ass! So what's your point?

    "The Sony Corporation had an excellent year in 2001, I will admit that. But they didn't have to rub it in that much."

    How did they rub it in? Perhaps by having the best games?

    " They know they will not have that good of a year in 2002."

    Why not? They still have the best games.

    "I bet they are shaking in their boots right now because of all the major releases Nintendo is making for the Gamecube this year."

    Like what? Grand Theft Auto 3, Halo, State of Emergency, Final Fantasy, MGS 2, Wolfenstein?

    "They already have Mario Tennis, Mario Golf, Mario Sunshine, 007: Agent Under Fire, Metroid Prime, Star Fox Adventures: Dinosaur Planet, Legend of Zelda, Zelda Cubed, Gauntlet Legends: Dark Legacy, Eternal Darkness, all 6 Resident Evil games, and probably many more to come, on the possible game of the year list."

    Yeah, but none of these are available now which is all that matters.


    "So, whatever you saw with Playstation 2 in 2001, you will see ten times that in 2002 with Gamecube. So get ready!"

    Right on, dude! That is of course not counting watching DVD movies on the PS2. We'll see just about everything other than that.
     
  12. Guest

    What I meant by:

    "You can get one for a cheap price now anyways, and the XBox and Playstation 2 DVD players are horrible anyways."

    I meant under $100 dollars, creating the Gamecube + GOOD DVD Player under the total cost of the Playstation 2.

    The Gamecube was also released in Japan and the UK as the Q, which was made by Panasonic and had a matrix display of what game or DVD was in so it could play DVDs and Gamecube games. And it only costed $260. And it was made by Panasonic, so I can guarantee you that it had better DVD quality than the Playstation 2 or XBox.

    And what I meant by:

    "They already have Mario Tennis, Mario Golf, Mario Sunshine, 007: Agent Under Fire, Metroid Prime, Star Fox Adventures: Dinosaur Planet, Legend of Zelda, Zelda Cubed, Gauntlet Legends: Dark Legacy, Eternal Darkness, all 6 Resident Evil games, and probably many more to come, on the possible game of the year list."

    Was that they already have them on the list, that is 16 games, Playstation 2 and XBox currently have one(PS2) and zero(XBox). That is why they had such a poor release, just like PS2 did, but they had their year. XBox won't have their year because they made a bad release and have no good upcoming games. The only reason to ever get that system is for Halo, and that game gets old after completely beating it. Now, it's Gamecube's turn for a good year like PS2 had last year. I'm not saying that PS2's only good year ever will be last year, I'm just saying that the PS2 will not be leading the race THIS year.
     
  13. Guest

    "I meant under $100 dollars, creating the Gamecube + GOOD DVD Player under the total cost of the Playstation 2."

    Huh? The PS2's DVD player got ranked by the critics as "Mid-end" and I tend to agree with that review. The only problem with the PS2 is that it is noisy for DVD movies. I don't notice the noise during game playing.

    So you would have to buy a $300 to $400 (at the time) unit to get the same or better quality DVD player that you already get with the $299 PS2. No $100 unit is going to rival the PS2. I have no idea how the X-box's DVD playback is because I never tried it.

    Why buy a cheap DVD player when you can get a "mid-end" DVD player along with the a great game system like the PS2 for $299?

    $299 is dirt cheap when the oringinal PSX was $299.


    "Was that they already have them on the list, that is 16 games, Playstation 2 and XBox currently have one(PS2) and zero(XBox)."

    So there's a list of games that will be onlu on PS2 and/or Xbox. Both companies will have exclusives while many will be on all systems.

    "That is why they had such a poor release, just like PS2 did"

    Both the X-box and Gamecube have a horrible release when it comes to games.

    The PS2 probably had the best launch games ever for any system and anybody who says any different are either biased or stupid.

    Nintendo has been the perennial losers when it comes to games at launch. The SNES was weak, the N64 launch sucked, the GBA is even worst than most since mostly the only good things to play on it are rehashed NES and SNES games. The Gamecube continues this sad tradition of a new system with nothing to play on it.

    The PS2 had Madden 2001 (the best game ever at that time) along with NHL 2001 (the best hockey game since 16-bit Sega), SSX (WOW!), Nascar 2001, and a few others which made this the PS2 the best launch ever.

    "Now, it's Gamecube's turn for a good year like PS2 had last year."

    It won't happen. The PS2 will continue to outsell the Gamecube along with having the best games for it.
    The best games made for the PS2 like Madden 2002, SSX Tricky and a bunch of others won't play very good on a system that has a controller that doesn't have enough buttons on it.

    "I'm not saying that PS2's only good year ever will be last year, I'm just saying that the PS2 will not be leading the race THIS year."

    I beg to differ. The PS2 will be king this year. By the time the Gamecube and X-box gets any great game, the PS3 will be hitting the shelves.
     
  14. Guest

    Yes, a $100 dollar DVD player is better than th PS2 DVD Player, because I have a PS2 and 6 DVD Players, one in each room, they don't make any noise and the picture and sound are beautiful.

    The PS2's release was just as bad as the XBox's or the Gamecube's, none of them had a good release.

    The list of games I made was showing which games people have been waiting for since the release of the gamecube.

    Sorry, the PS3 has a release date SET for 2006, and that is if they meet their schedule.

    Most of the games that you mentioned came out in the Gamecube release too.

    Also, the Gameboy Advance had sold three times more units than the PS2, THREE TIMES, and the GBA has only been out half of the time.
     
  15. John Corn

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    hmmm, this is going to be a tough choice based on your posts. My son wants a new gaming rig, he know has a N64.
    There's alot of good pro's and con's posted here. :confused:
     
  16. JBKing

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    I would say you can't go wrong with any of the 3. I believe all will be around for some time. Just look at the available titles and decide which ones you like best and go with that system.

    But just in case you need some persuading ;) I am really enjoying my Xbox! :lol:
     
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