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Thread: Anyone Have XBOX/GAMECUBE or both???




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    If so...tell us about it...was it worth the money and human limbs???...lol

    :devil: :devil: :afro: :devil: :devil:

    I just had to post this...lol...hehehe..."wink wink"
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    That's a huge joint!!!!:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

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    lung cancer in only one puff?? ;) :D

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    I have the GameCube and PS2. No way will I get X-BOX. Uness someone gives it to me and pays me.

    I have played the "best games" on X-BOX and Gamecube at E3 last year. And the best games on the GameCube were better than those of the X-BOX. The GameCube's games were more fun, the learning curve was better, they were original. And not one game had a choppy framerate or weak graphics. Whereas, most of the games on the X-BOX had huge framerate drops and weak grphics.

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    I hate how all these people look at the specs of the GameCube and that of the X-BOX and see that the X-BOX has a 733MHz P3 compared to the GameCube's 485 MHZ Power PC. They need to realize that the difference between processor types. I would go with a RISC processor anyday over a CISC when it comes to gaming. They are more optimized and don't have to deal with all the backward comptible 8088 crap. Lower clock speeds can be faster.

    This may seem like total Apple propaganda but check out the Megahertz Myth:
    http://www.apple.com/g4/myth/

    I don't care that the X-BOX has a hard drive. What good is that gonna do me? I mean really, you can save games on it. But how portable are the saves? You have to buy a memory card and save the games there also. I can do that with my GameCube.

    Same goes for DVD movie playback. I don't care that the X-BOX has DVD movie playback. I have a DVD player for DVD movie playback.

    Don't even get me started on the X-BOX controller. That is the most horrid thing i have used. In my 17 years of playing video games, I cannot remember a larger piece of garbage. Whereas the GameCube's controller slides into your hands and you forge it's there.

    I'm not going to even say enything about the internet connection issue. I don't care that X-BOX has an ethernet controller built in so it is high-speed ready out of the box. And the GabeCube has not. I would rather pay less and not get an ethernet controller or modem and purchase it when there are games that will actually use those features.

    I also love how they throw polygon count into the mix also. Whereas Microsoft and Sony give you total BS, bloated numbers like 125 and 66 million ploygons with all effects. Nintendo gives realistic numbers like 20 million with all effects on. That's how it should be measured. Real-world performance baby, yeah.

    It seems that all people care about is specs, when all they need to care about is games. Now someone might argue that having a seemingly more powerfull system may allow for better games. I call total BS on that one.

    And don't call me a Nintendo fanboy. I am a games fanboy. I follow the good games. That's why I bought a PS2. Gotta follow the Metal Gear Solid. I am FA-MAS after all. I got that name from my favorite weapon in Metal Gear Solid.
    </FA's rant>

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    Damn that was long. Had lots of anger to vent.

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    i noticed....

    You can't really be harsh on the X-Box like that.. all the consoles have their good points.. Halo on the X-Box looks unbelievable, plays superbly and doesn't slow down much at all... the HDD is a good thing, in case they need to update the X later on, and when they add online capabilities it will need to store info. Sure, it's not portable, and a memory card is, but two options for saving are better than one...

    I won't get an X-box. Never intended on getting one. Quite happy with my PS2. just gotta stick up for it because it is a decent console...

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    I'm not trying to be harsh. I'm just arguing my point as to why it's not the best. I do realize that Halo has gotten better since the E3 I played it. Also they have DOA3. But still the games are the deciding factor. I buy consoles for games, not to go gaga over the specs. That's why I have a computer. I can install new hardware in that.

    But I've had a PS2 since 3 months after it came out (I didn't presell and got screwed). I'v had a GameCube since it came out in the US. And already more GameCube games have warranted my money that PS2 games. The same goes for X-BOX, the X-BOX came out the same week as the GameCube in the US and already there were more games I wanted on GameCube than on the X-BOX.

    Don't get me wrong. If someone were to give me an X-BOX, i would accept it and play the hell out of Halo and DOA3. And buy games that were good games.

    Current'y I don't see many games on the X-BOX that I want. Call me jaded. But alot of them are unorigianl.

    Also i suppose in some situations the HDD could be usefull. Such as your example of using it to store information such as saves and game updates from the internet. But it's supposed to be internet ready now and I havn't read or heard of any network plans that would make use of it.

    And if they use the HDD to actually update the console itself, they will have segmented their audience. You'll have the ones that have the update and the ones that don't. The programmers will have to take that into account while creating a game and that will most likely increase production time and cost.

    Again, I am on the side of games. I want good games. That is all.

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    Damnit another long one. Sorry. Plus that is one large joint. LOL

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    I can see your point entirely.. u seem to be as big a fan of consoles as me...

    i don't really give a rat's ass about specs either.. if it is enjoyable, then I say go for it. some of my best gaming memories were on the Master System and Megadrive...

    With the whole updating thing, the PS2 has done it already. I got an update in the mail with DVD drivers in it. They store the info on your memory card. This is a good reason to have a HDD.. but the updates aren't necessary.. it just changes a few controls, adds a few more features.... so it's not important if people don't get them.

    The X-box is a bit different to most consoles though. It's Microsoft's attempt to bridge the gap between PC and console. and it kinda sucks. they are just puttin PC games onto a console box.. simple as that... It might work. might not.. we'll have to wait and see I guess

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    Yeah, you can also get that driver update for the PS2 by buying the DVD remote control. I know because I didn't buy the remote but my friend did. And I want the driver update from him. I gotta ask tho.

    I see your point about the HDD tho.

    I guess I'm just fed up with Microsoft for using their muscle *ahem* dollars *ahem* to buy their way into everything. I just don't want them to change all that is good about games.

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