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hoodrat
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On 2005-02-25 22:59, Brian Proctor wrote:
I don't think I will ever buy new when it comes to game systems again. Its a waste of money to only have it drop a year later to a price 150 dollars less than what you originally paid.


I have often bought used PS2 games. They are cheaper than the new ones, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with them. They are like brand-new! I have NEVER brought a used game home only to find that it is unplayable due to scratches, etc..

I am looking forward to the newest Resident Evil game coming to the PS2 this spring. A buddy of mine has already played it on another console, and he said it was awesome!
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On 2002-10-15 12:20, Neuromancer wrote:
I don't own either as well. But I am very much interested in buying PS2, because of the new Final Fantasy Games (not be released on pc Smile ) and the Game "Kingdom Hearts", which looks awesome and is not be released on PC as well Smile
We'll see ... Christmas isn't too far away Smile


We have "Kingdom Hearts" (we chose the PS2 because of it, we are Disney freaks!) And it's well worth the price! We have the Sims for PS2 but we're not happy with it. We have Spiderman, and a vampire game, "Vampires: Countdown" We tend to buy used games because they're slightly cheaper. (EB Games and Blockbuster are my friends!)
"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
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On 2005-02-26 01:48, johnnymystic wrote:
Hmmm...let's see I have a nintendo 64 with well over a dozen games, two PS ones with over a hundred games and one PS2 with about 50 games. I have six kids and one grandchild so video games are the big thing in my house.

johnny


I have an N64 and a Sega Genesis. I have a Nintendo VGS with a huge tower of games, but I can't get the system to power up! I'm thinking about eBay to find a new one!
"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
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Hey Mandrake...my 5 yr. old son spilled a whole glass of water inside my N64 and it still works!

johnny
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Gamecube is worth buying just for these games alone:

Super Smash Bros. Melee
Metroid Prime 1&2
All Zeldas

Some of the finest games around, only available on GCN. Also Gamecube has UNDENYABLY The best controllers. So comfortable to hold.

Best system of all time though? SNES
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I have a PS2 I use it to play all my PS1 games (only FFX for PS2). My son loves his XBox, I just havn't been able to get into the games that he has for it.
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Man Xbox jus enlisted the producer of Final Fantasy series to create 2 exclusive FF games for them

Urgh..looks like I have to get an Xbox too cos those new titles will be exclusive and I am one heck of a FF lover!!

cheerios
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Posted in 2002:
Well, I have three PS2, three Dreamcasts, two 64s, and two X-boxes (No Game Cubes)

My Oldest son is away at college and he has one set, my youngest has a set here at home. And the spares are taken to my vacation home in the Poconos.

Here's the story, I got from the college kids who know what is going on.

Dreamcast accidently gave their secret code away when they first demoed their systems. The hackers, managed to create a disk which allow copies of all Deamcast Games to be easily copied and used. Not good for Dreamcast.

The PS2 has a chip available on the Internet on how to rewire the system so one can copy all playstation games on their home computer to be used on the PS2. I believe Sony sued and won, however, the chip and installation instructions are still on the Internet.

X-box has tremendous expansion capabilities and comes with an 8 gig hard drive. This is a real advantage.

Which is best, well that depends. My boys play them all and mostly like the newer games because of the graphics, especially for the X-Box.

The X-Box has Multi-BILLianare backing so like Windows, they could easily put the others out of business. For the money I think X-Box is a better deal in expansion capabilities, and DVD usage.

Now I can't speak about Game cube except that my daughter's boyfiend likes that one.


Since this post the above in 2002, I've gotten the Gamecube, and Gameboy Advance, and their Gameboy DS model.

What do we play 98% of the time X-Box. My Oldest is hooked on FF on the Computer, I still like the Rainbow Six and Ghost Recon series, and my youngest (11) beats most players on Halo II. After beating Halo II, it's not my "thing". It's addicting so I try to stay away from game play. Love to play with my magic better.

I do have the latest in Desktop Alienware, so I have the top graphic machine for video games and streaming video (DVD software for making Magic DVDs.)

Like Windows, MS with X-Box, has dominated the market.... again.
Dennis Michael
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On 2005-02-26 23:06, Hideo Kato wrote:
Although I don't know what is CHEAT CODES, Paper Mario is a very good game. It is much better than the game created by the man MicroSoft hired. (Final Fantasy namely).

Hideo Kato


Cheat Codes are a list of codes you can use to access different parts of the game. They can be useful, but they're hardly worth $13.00, especially when you don't have the game itself.
"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
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On 2005-03-02 10:44, johnnymystic wrote:
Hey Mandrake...my 5 yr. old son spilled a whole glass of water inside my N64 and it still works!

johnny


Well, I don't think I'll test that on our N64. But it's the older Nintendo system that won't start up!
"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
Ellen Kotzin
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I have gamecube, yet Iam interested in some x box games.
Anyone hear of that new x box coming out? When, how much etc?

ANyone own the game FABLE?

Ellen
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FABLE KICKS A**!!!! My character ended up being an assassain. I loved going into shops, stealing stuff, and selling it back to the owners!! Smile The game is fun...but they took some of the features out when in development..... originally, you could have children......and kill them.....that was taken out for obvious ethical reasons... however, you can still get married...to members of either sex..yes, on the game, at the beginning, it says..."sexuality: unknown" and it does keep track of various things..like the farthest you have kicked a chicken, the number of people you have decapitated, the number of wives you have (yes you can have multiple...and of both genders at the same time) number of times widdowed (mostly by your own doing), number of times divorced, number of times you've had sex, number of times you've been drunk, thrown up, fines in cities, number of innocent civilians killed...and the list goes on and on!!!

As for the new xbox...last I heard was that microsoft is saying sometime before next christmas. as for price structure, I can't say (cuz I don't work for microsoft....yet...). but I can say that it is going to be awesome!! I think MS's goal is to get it out on the market before Sony can get their PS3 out...get an early lead, and a large share of the market so people wont be able to afford the PS3...but what kind of person wouldn't buy both..i mean come on! Smile

Anyway, here's the deal with the xbox and PS2 and GameCube..(i own all 3, partially cuz I'm a Computer Science major, a geek, and...i'm trying to make my own games!!). ignoring the games, and just looking at the hardware aspects...The xbox has superior graphics capabilities over the PS2, as well as a better processor and more ram! (64mb compared to 32mb). for raw power, the X-Box wins, hands down! BUT....FOR SPEED!!!! That award goes to the Gamecube!!! It's got an insaine amount of cache (pronounced "cash" which is very fast memory very close to the processor (or in the processor)). Take a game that is on all 3 systems..Soul Caliber 2 for example... Put it in your PS2, and time the loading...put it in your xbox and time the loading....put it in your gamecube....and you don't have enough time to start your watch!

that being said, my vote for the best overall system, still has to go to the xbox...ok, I might be a little bias...i plan on working for microsoft in the future (One semester left till I have my BS in Computer Science!!! WOOHOO!!!) Anyway, there's my 3 cents! if anybody disagrees...TOO BAD FOR YOU!

Later,
Kevin
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I am working my way thru Middle Earth right now and I beat the Balrog, but the grey wizard fell anyways!

johnny
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<BR>I never inhale Smile
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As he should!!!! you can't deviate from the movies taht much in a game...otherwise the other games wouldn't make too much sense! (not gonna say any more in case you havent seen the 2nd LOTR movie) Smile
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Firstly, Out of them all I find that Nintendo creates the best games. They still make games where gameplay is more important then graphics. The Drawback with Nintendo is that they have no understanding of western gameplayers and the demands made. They dropped the ball and sony and MS were there to pick it up and run.

My views on the game industry...
99% of all games made today are very poor in gameplay and offer very little challenge in a structured way. Most powerups are too easy too aquire, most scores cannot be compared with other players in a competetive arena.
The focus today is on graphics and speed. This is nop way to judge a console.

Anyone played Fzero-X? This is a basic racing game but with a very accurate time system.
The time system allows you to beat a friend by .001 of a second. (also the case with 1080) This makes for a battle of skill and to see how good you are in an international arena, as your time is ACCURATE.

Konami's Police 24/7 was good for this. I was ranked 2nd in the UK for over 3 months.

In short. It is the games you need too look at, not the console!
"You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus."
- Mark Twain
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Xbox all the way. Although I'm considering picking up a used PS2 just so I can play GTA San Andreas. Dang, I wish they would come out with that for the Xbox!!
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WHat I wish those systems would carry would be games adventure style (Not roleplaying) but either mysteries with a story line (like those detective ones from the 90's on the PC) or something that is for someone who thinks, and not just shoots everything. Pick what people say etc...
I picked gamecube because I have kids and the others seem more graphic (violent) and kinda negative. I was intruiged with the FABLE game tho because of actual cause and effect.(for myself of course)
Have been playing Harvest Moon, getting bored now in the 3rd/4th I forget, year.

Anyone have any ideas for good adventure games, problem solving, real people videos on these systems or others?

Ellen
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On 2005-03-05 15:19, Ellen Kotzin wrote:

Anyone have any ideas for good adventure games, problem solving, real people videos on these systems or others?

Ellen


"DarkFall: The Journal" for the PC is very, very good! It's a suspense/horror type game where you investigate an old abandoned train station and adjoining hotel to discover what happened to two ghost-hunters who were investigating paranormal events happening there. The game requires A LOT of note-taking -- you must read various journals, diaries, notebooks that you find and copy down every bit of information you come across. This includes diagrams, too. Some people have rated this game low because of this reason. But for those of us who like a challenge, I thought it was pretty good. The game does have some spooky moments, so if you are playing alone at night, you will get unnerved. I never thought a computer game could give me the creeps while playing it, but this one did. I have the sequel called "DarkFall: Lights Out", but I haven't played it yet. From what I've heard, it's just like the original. Check it out. Also, there is no shooting or violence in either game -- just lots of problem-solving and puzzle-solving as you explore an abandoned, haunted train station and hotel in search of two missing ghost-hunters. You have to piece together the story of what happened there -- it was quite interesting!
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Pezgod...I know he had to fall!!! I just wanted to suspend my disbelief and help save the grey wizard, alas I too realize the importance of his sacrifice and how it helped the cause...

It's just I fought so hard with so little HP's and I won, I beat that foul creature from times dark and forgotten...a fell beast...I really want to not discuss it at this time...maybe save that memory for more pleasant times, at the end of all things...

johnny
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<BR>I never inhale Smile
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If you're looking for puzzle solving games, try Myst IV for the PC...that'll really rack your brain! and for the systems, I'd say give either of the 2 prince of persias a try (the 2nd makes you think a bit more about how to do stuff) but if you havent played the first (sands of time) play that one first...the story kinda continues! Some other games that are ok that make you think...and that might scare the crap out of you if you're playing it in the dark with the speakers cranked, is Silent Hill 4. I've heard that Resident Evil 4 is good...i've seen demos, but as the Gamecube is at home...(i only have the xbox and my PC here at school with me) I havent had the chance to play it yet!

Later,
Kevin
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