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Old 02-20-2004, 11:48 AM   #31
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I don't think acid_kewpie is a gamer
 
Old 02-20-2004, 11:51 AM   #32
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I dunno, he appears to be playing with this thread.....

PS2 all the way - MS/XBox tried to get the Silent Hill series - but we got it back.

Bwahahahaha!
 
Old 02-20-2004, 11:52 AM   #33
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i like gaming,

the game i like it THSP / THUG.

it is good

all other games are drab and forgettable.
 
Old 02-20-2004, 12:43 PM   #34
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all the boxes have their advantages, none are brilliant at everything, eg game cube has some deadly looking games(that have a great shelf life in ur house - i still play my N64 with my family using 4 contorllers ) but when games are ported from ps2 to it u can see where it falls behind, the games that are developed specifically for it however, look way better.
the ps2 has got some great games too & can double up nicely as a dvd,
the XBox has only got a few great games, but there is a couple games that would make me want to own 1 of them things that simply dont come on others - same with the other 2 i guess.
 
Old 02-20-2004, 02:32 PM   #35
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Gill Bates has very good points. If you don't own the three consoles (which rarely somebody does, or even if does, it's hard to afford so many games) you will miss something... I, as a costumer, feel very upset with exclusivity of some titles. It's obvious that Mario should appear only on Nintendo platforms, and Sonic only on Sega Platforms (when they were into hardware...), but to the rest of the games, made by other companies, as Silent Hill(Konami), Resident Evil(Capcom), Tomb Raider (Eidos), damit even Halo (Bungiee), should appears on all platforms, as long as the console would handle a descent convertion, not graphically, but keeping up the game style and fun factor. Look at GTA3/Vice City. It's clearly better on Xbox, then PS2 or even PC (seriously), but it's just as fun to play on any of those platforms. It's the same missions, the same characters, with a few graphics improvements. Yet the very same game. This made all players, who owns any of the platforms happy. The manufacture(Rockstar) got 3 more times the money they would get making the game exclusive and 3 more times peoples happy. Why on Earth Capcom (soon releasing another game of my hero, Megaman X 7 to PS2), Konami (soon releasing a new kicking ass Castlevania to PS2) and other companies makes game exclusively to a single platform, is beyond my comprehension.... Sure, exclusive games and characters should exist, otherwise would be pointless to exist more then one console. It's up to the console manufacture to make the console more attractive (exclusive games made by the company, as MS, Sony or Nintendo with it's "mascots", prices, adding new hardware, support, making a nice graphics card, or putting something other consoles does not have, as a hard-drive...), but not holding titles. Look, for example, the Resident Evil "remakes" to Nintendo Gamecube. They hold the titles for those remakes, yet, Resident Evil series got famous on Sony consoles (PSX). Sure, they made appearance on PC's, Saturn (RE1) and even N64(RE2), but the golden versions were at PSone. Still, Nintendo got those remake titles exclusively... is there anything more lame then that?

At the end, with this unfair tactics of making business, the only ones affected are we, end costumers, who pays a huge (and unfair) amount of money(games are the most expensive entertainment around, more expensive then CD's, DVD's, theaters...etc) for a game/platform and have to wait for the release of our favorite game (if ever) in our platform of choice... lame...
 
Old 02-20-2004, 02:37 PM   #36
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I think one of the best games ever was Worms Armageddon when I did play games occasionally. Well, at least for the PC that is. You just can't beat blowing up your opponents with the Holy Bomb and such..

Living with my ex-roomates, we'd spend countless, mindless and wastless hours of our life playing that damn game..

Cheers
 
Old 02-20-2004, 02:41 PM   #37
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I think one of the best games ever was Worms Armageddon when I did play games occasionally. Well, at least for the PC that is. You just can't beat blowing up your opponents with the Holy Bomb and such..

Living with my ex-roomates, we'd spend countless, mindless and wastless hours of our life playing that damn game..

Cheers
I don't remember that game, at least not by name . Hey, HERO (atari2600) was quite addictive . Today we all know how non-anatomic Atari sticks were, but somehow, I think it fits perfectly with Atari's games . I wish I still had mine though
 
Old 02-21-2004, 12:27 AM   #38
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Well gaming is clearly the main separation between doz and 'nix. But for some reason I always separated games and *the box* -- maybe it's because if I was gaming - it was in the arcade kickin an hour or so at a time on whatever Mortal Kombat was in there - I never liked PC or home game deck controllers much.
 
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Halo was being developed for the PC! MS got wind of it and bought out the company so they could put it on XBox
 
Old 02-21-2004, 01:46 PM   #40
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There is a very nice Mac version too.
 
Old 02-21-2004, 02:47 PM   #41
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Halo was being developed for the PC! MS got wind of it and bought out the company so they could put it on XBox
Yep....and now it's out on PC........and it plays better on the PC

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Oh........and to the original question:
I really like the original UT, and also Counter-Strike. I think I'll always play those good old games every now and then

Peace,
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Old 02-21-2004, 02:55 PM   #42
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Yep....and now it's out on PC........and it plays better on the PC
What have you compared it to besides PC?

Last edited by witeshark; 02-21-2004 at 02:58 PM.
 
Old 02-21-2004, 03:50 PM   #43
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witehark and whitehate - keep thinking u are the same people!
a reason why it will always play better on the pc is because of the mouse
the graphics system didnt get much of a boost on the way over...
has anyone played the need for speed on the xbox?
it has an awesome sound track,

when the cops come, i got a need for speed, woowhooohoooo
 
Old 02-22-2004, 10:19 PM   #44
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just remember not to use physical attacks. you'll end up harming rinoa. single enemy targeted magic works best. ive already beaten the game. have fun with Ultimecia/Griever and her castle... LOL
Oh my G-d it's the first thread that actually answered my question. Amazing. Yeah, I never really focused on leveling up so Squall is highest at lvl 42. Pretty pathetic, I'd get the Lionheart but I'm not even able to stand 1 second on the island closest to hell. Why can't I use physical attacks though? They only hurt one person. I have an idea, but don't know if it's possible. Could I junction Rinoa with 100% immunity to lightning for instance and pound away with Quezacotl?
 
Old 02-22-2004, 11:12 PM   #45
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What have you compared it to besides PC?
I had an XBOX for 3 months.........thought it sucked. eBayed it

Play is easier, faster, and better looking on a PC.

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