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XBOX or PS2: What to buy?

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Best System: XBOX or PS2?

  1. XBox

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  1. karmavore

    karmavore Formula 3

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    I'm not a video game person, but as I lie at home with the flu I can't help but wish I had one to entertain me. Which system do you guys recommend? ...AND WHY?

    Luke.
     
  2. tonyh

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    PS2 for me
     
  3. karmavore

    karmavore Formula 3

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    forgot to add "....and why?" :)

    Luke.
     
  4. JaguarXJ6

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    PS2.

    Why?

    Gran Turismo 2
    Gran Turismo 3
    Gran Turismo 4 (coming out in a few months)

    No Ferrari's, Lambo's, or Porsche's (but they do have RUFs).

    Once you play it, you realize there's enough variety and realism to make you not miss having them. They are the only two console games I own until 4 comes out. Does that tell you how good they are? :)

    Sunny
     
  5. BWS550

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    PS2....MORE GAMES TO BUY, BETTER EFFECTS,BETTER QUALITY, AND YOU CAN USE IT ON LINE..............


    ASK MY 3 KIDS.....................
     
  6. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    I'm with the crowd here on graphics,range of titles,new play on-line facility and ease of use[controller].Control on X-Box is heavy and awkward.oh, & you can play dvd,etc.
    Tony
     
  7. thecarreaper

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    hi i am 32..... and i STILL love to play these darn things. i have a ps2, i purchased it when it came out. to get one now as much as they have come down is a bargin. there are some great driving and adventure games. not for children but the best video game i have even played is the " grand theft auto vice city" game. if you have not been into games it may be a good idea to go to a EB GAMES store and get cheaper or used games rather than spending $50 each and then you dont like it. i dont watch much tv so when i am home and not working on my cars, choices are 1) play my guitars 2) dvd on the home theater 3) PS2 when i want to sit and relax. if youhave any questions about any newer games i will be glad to try and help. i have to admit i prefer the more violent shooter/adventure games to anything else. just my.02!
     
  8. mjgermane

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    Xbox all the way, for many reasons. The Xbox and PS2 are about the same price. The PS2 has a 300 mhz processor, the Xbox has a 750 mhz PIII, geforce2, 64 ram. The Xbox is basically a computer, which is very nice for those people that like to mod them. The Xbox comes with a harddrive and an ethernet card. With the PS2 you have to add a harddrive and a ethernet card, which ends up being more money.

    I put a bigger hdd in my Xbox, 60 GB. I have all my games on my hdd, which is nice for a few reasons. I have all my games sitting in their cases never to be scratched, and the games load a lot faster.

    Plus, Xbox has Project Gotham Racing 1 and 2. PGR 1 has 355, 355 spider, 360, 360 Spider, F50. PGR 2 has Testarossa, 250 GTO?, 355 Berlinetta, 360 Mondena, 360 Spider, 360 CS, F40, F50 , and the ENZO. The ENZO is so nice in this game. The graphics are unbelievable. Plus PGR2 has the Saleen S7, Porsche GT2, Porsche Carrera GT, Ford GT40, Ford GT.....basically between PGR1 and PGR2 there is any car you would ever want. PGR is supposed to be the best driving game ever, i.e. real world physics, suuposedly they got the real engine and exhaust sounds from the cars too.

    XBOX all the way.
     
  9. mjgermane

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    And on the XBOX you can play dvd's. It also has a sensor for HD TV. If you plug your XBOX into an HDTV it recognizes that and give you better graphics because of it. Pretty nice.
     
  10. Mojo

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    I dont have any game units, But I do have kids and they know.
    They said XBOX no question about it. And I have heard from others
    the same thing, because of what mjgermane said.
     
  11. enjoythemusic

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    Xbox... Games totally smoke the PS2 graphically and sim better than PS2 PLUS the Xbox is technically vastly superior in MANY aspects. Between the two there really is NO contest as to which is the superior machine. ANY true gamer who says otherwise needs to open the garage when they are warming up their Ferrari :)

    Enjoy the Drive,

    Steven R. Rochlin
     
  12. FerrariFrank1

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    Pong. Space Invaders. Frogger. PacMan. (Have I given away my age,yet?) But,my kids have both,and seem to like them both about the same.
     
  13. Mark(study)

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    X-box is best.

    But, they don't have enough games!
     
  14. Agent Smith

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    PS2 if you want access to a tremendous library of games. The PS1 games will play on it (if there are any classics you want to relive)

    XBox if you are into technology and graphics
     
  15. WJHMH

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    PS2 is the way to go.

    Grand Theft Auto 3, Vice city rocks
    GT4 comes out on 01/01/2004
     
  16. Evolved

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    Don't forget GameCast OR NeoGeo!


    PS2 No doubt about it.
    GT3 has Pagoni Zonda
     
  17. Pacman

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    what a great thread!!

    I just moved to a small city and don't know anybody, so I thought I would get myself a gaming system. I just came back from the local Walmart, trying to figure out which system to buy.

    From what I can tell, the PS2 allows you to play online games for free, whereas the X-box makes you pay a monthly subscription fee.

    I think I'm going to go with the PS2, as I like Grand Turismo, and the free online gaming.
     
  18. JNT

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    Normally I would have said get a PS2, but I just bought an xbox today with Project Gotham Racing 2. the amount of Ferraris in it alone is amazing, including the enzo and 360CS. and you can race online. great stuff.
     
  19. BigDog

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    if you could wing it....

    both... and a gamecube


    you'll be very happy... but if just one, i'd go with... PS2 for the gran turismo series alone
     
  20. Mark(study)

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    I love Gotham... but has anyone played both? What's Grand Turismo's game play like? What other features?
     
  21. BigDog

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    both are fine games in their own respect....

    gotham is an incredible arcade racer whereas gran turismo is THE true racing sim
     
  22. JaguarXJ6

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    Project Gotham 1 and 2 are fun... but they are no Gran Turismo, especially when Gran Turismo 4 comes out. For those who say the graphics suck, well, Gran Tursimo 4 finally has something to showcase what it can potentially do. It is the best console driving game/simulator, ever. Project Gotham while fun just simply can't compare. You want an Xbox for graphics and variety. You want a PS2 for the best driving game ever made. If GT2/3/especially 4 don't weigh in much, go for the Xbox. I've played my PS2 Gran Turismo 3 for as much time as I've browsed F-chat, its that good.

    Sunny
     
  23. bobafett

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    Sexxxbox, no question.

    --Dan
     
  24. Evolved

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    However, The XBOX has halo.
     
  25. JNT

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    i have GT1, GT2 and GT3 and the series is just awesome. only gripe with the game is that you cant race online after tuning every inch of performance out of your car. GT4 will have online play, and will blow every racer away. but its still 4-5 months away. It doesnt have a ferrari or porsche license, but the number of other cars makes that a minor problem, especially when you get a hold of the Tommy Kaira.

    in comparing GT with Gotham's gameplay, its simulation vs. arcade style racing. you will lose in GT until you learn how to maintain the racing line in a corner, in gotham you can pull the handbrake and drift the corners. GT has endless tuning features like gear ratios, ride height, suspension, etc. that gotham does not have

    Gotham has online racing and the Ferrari and Porsche license. Also Koenigsegg, Pagani, Ford GT and Saleen.

    Both are awesome. Heck, if you could do it, get both :)
     

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