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chemenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:17 PM
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Gaming Platforms
Which system is the better ... X-Box or PlayStation?
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:27 PM
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1. I have neither, but a gaming buff friend of mine was firmly of the opinion
that the PlayStation 2 has more games but the X-Box has better ones.

If you want to know which system is technically better, the X-Box is superior to the PlayStation 2.
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Chovexani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:13 PM
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7. Bullshit
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 05:13 PM by Chovexani
It all depends on what type of games you like. As a fan of RPGs and quirky Japanese niche titles (things like Katamari Damacy), the X-Box is totally worthless to me. For more mainstream fare (sports and FPS), X-Box is probably better, but again it differs from title to title. I don't do online gaming except text-based MUDs, but from what I hear X-Box Live is better than Sony's online offering.

I have a PS2 and a Gamecube, but will probably end up getting all three next-gen systems. There are going to be more decent RPGs thanks to Hironobu Sakaguchi's startup Mistwalker, who has two titles already in the works. (Sakaguchi is the father of Final Fantasy, for those that don't know)
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WeRQ4U Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:30 PM
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2. Hold out for the Nintendo Revolution
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 02:39 PM by WeRQ4U
New technology. Hell of cool controller, and backward compatible with all old NES games via download.

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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:34 PM
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3. Nah. I have a theory of games machines
No manufacturer has ever dominated more than one generation of machines.

First you had 8-bit gaming consoles, and the Nintendo Entertainment System reigned supreme.

Then we had 16-bit consoles, and the Sega Mega Drive was king.

Then came the 32-bit machines, and Sega lost their dominance to the new upstart Sony.

Sony assumed that they would have the next-generation 32-bit machines all sewn up too, especially when Sega dropped the Dreamcast, but Microsoft surprised them with the success of the X-Box.

So if my theory holds, don't expect any of the above to dominate anything in the future.
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 03:57 PM
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4. I'd say PS2 pretty well dominated this generation.
They've sold many millions more consoles than either the XBox or Gamecube.
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 03:58 PM
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6. Well, all theories exist to be shat on
:)
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 03:58 PM
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5. PS2 has a lot more quality exclusive games than XBox.
As for actual systems, XBox is better, but games are the bottom line.
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Chovexani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 05:28 PM
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8. Contrary to popular internet fanboy opinion
There is no best system. Anyone who says otherwise is lying to you to try to get you to buy their shit, or is a fanboy who can't be objective. Console wars are even stupider now than they were back in the '80s.

The fact is, each platform has its strengths and weaknesses. It really depends on the genres and types of games you like. As huge fan of RPGs, arthouse and quirky Japanese titles, the X-Box is a big ass doorstop in my eyes and that's why I have a PS2 and a Gamecube instead. There simply aren't any X-Box exclusive RPGs worth a damn. There's only two games on X-Box I would be interested in (KOTOR1 and Morrowind), and both are available on the computer. Not to mention the Japanese don't give a shit about the X-Box, so there's no way in hell you'd ever see something like Katamari Damacy on it. That's important to me, so I ignore the X-Box. Works for me, I'm happy with two consoles.

OTOH, for someone who likes FPSes, X-Box is probably much more appealing. I've heard X-Box Live is superior to Sony's online system, so if that's important to you, then the X-Box would be better. For cross-platform games, it gets trickier because a lot of times there are platform-exclusive features (like Soul Calibur 2 had platform-exclusive characters...I got the Gamecube version cause I'm a Link fangirl from way back). Then it's just what's more important to you. X-Box titles generally speaking tend to look better, if graphics mean a lot to you, but OTOH some of the most beautiful games I've ever seen are on Gamecube (Baten Kaitos, for one).

This stuff is so subjective that it's really pointless to argue about it, and I wish Sony/MS/Nintendo fanboys would understand that.
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