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it's hated because it's made by microsoft and also because people become fans of certain brands and hate anything that comes out thats better than it. im a nintendo fan, i've had everything from a snes to the 64 but im gonna be getting an X-box.
 

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I am a nintendo fan. (you may have noticed from previous threads/avatar). I do not hate the Xbox per say. What i dislike about it is its huge controller. God that thing is massive and while i am sure one can get used to it i still think it is a hunk of plastic made extra large so kids can't use it. Plus i am sick of handing Bill money. I can't argue that it is the most powerful system though. But then again some of the best games do not need huge processing power. Super Monkey Ball anyone?
 

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All I can say is that I dont like it because of:
A- Its size. It looks too bulky for my liking
B- Its controller size. Again, too big for my liking.

Also its done by Mircosoft, and that seems to be everyones reason for hating or disliking it.
Plus I also think the PS2 and GC has genrally, better all round games. Now before you Xbox Fans out there start flaming me and slaping me with copies of Halo and previews on its bigger brother Halo 2, know that I'm not saying its a bad console.
Halo is a great game, however one which I prefer on the PC.
 

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I just bough xbox the other day and I love it. It got better graphics, you can play with Live, you have doom3 and half-life 2 coming for the system. counterstrike this month and maybe halo deluxe or Halo 2 which ever rumor end up being true. Porject Gotham 2, if you're looking for a racing game. The controllers (controller-S) is great if you just gives yourself more than 15 minuttes. I would highly recommend Xbox ;)
 

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I think the Xbox is the best console i have ever played on, the graphics are excellent, that you are able to add your own cds to it (really great when you get bored with the music), no memory cards (again that great HDD) and the games great. And these days most of the really large releases are released on all consoles and PC, and that makes the choice even easier.

One of the main reasons why people doesnt like the Xbox is that Microsoft owns Bungie and told them to make Halo Xbox only...

And yes, i think the Xbox version of Halo is much than on PC
 

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You got to like Playstation!
Its not so spectacular hardware speaking, but still manages well, with games like SSX3...
I hate the xbox, its just no good, ugly, big, loud... and the games arent that impressive... The best thing about the playstation is that its has so many games. And this makes room for other games that would never manage to get published, like ICO for example... Very artistic, but people liked it...
I also dislike the xbox since micro$oft makes it... personal reasons that i share with most of the computing world...

But then again, the xbox can be modded, modded a lot! But you just end up doing the same thing as upgrading your PC...
 

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Originally posted by philipmatlary@Nov 17 2003, 22:08
The best thing about the playstation is that its has so many games.
Heres a list of upcoming titles to xbox, its more than 300 titles

Xbox list

This is the difference between xbox and ps2

CPU
PS2 - 294MHz
Xbox - 733MHz

Main RAM
PS2 - 32Mb RAM
Xbox - 64Mb unified memory

Graphics RAM
PS2 - 4Mb embedded on GS
Xbox - See above

Graphics processor
PS2 - 147MHz GS
Xbox - 300MHz Nvidia iGPU

Other processors
PS2 -Input/output processor & Signal processing unit
Xbox - 200MHz Nvidia MCPX

Memory Bandwidth
PS2 - 3.2Gb/sec
Xbox - 6.4Gb/sec
 

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personally i dont think the X-box controller is too big, infact i think it is wonderful i picked it up and it actually fits perfectly with my hand unlike the controllers for nintendo and playstation consoles which seem to be made for gnomes. also it doesnt look big or loud it looks very sleek and modern and actually fits in well with the rest of an entertainment system well.

i honestly dont mind giving my money over to microsoft. aslong as they keep producing the best stuff they'll keep getting my money.
 

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While I own an Xbox (for Halo and Mech Assault) I don't remember the timing involved... regardless, there are two sizes of controller for the Xbox. Originally it shipped with a quite large controller, since then it has come with one half that size.

As to the quantity of games, keep in mind how many more years the PS2 has been available and that the original PS games also work on the PS2. Just keep that in perspective.

I am not an avid console gamer and therefore don't feel as strongly as others of you appear to. My brother has both a PS2 and an Xbox and likes each for there relative merits and games available or each. That said, I wouldn't mind if Micro$oft were to drop off the planet tomorrow.

As fun as it is to compare game consoles you have to remember that they don't all come out at the same time and therefore, one will always have the latest technologies and while the rest have yesterdays. They each take their turn at the head of the class.

Also, it isn't always fair to compare certain games because it isn't always the power of the console being shown off, but the game programmer's ability to use and display that power. In other words, a crappy game doesn't help a console box.

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I think that X Box is great, it has all round better performance, the option of playing online and as for the lack of games X Box is new compared to other consoles so it is obviously going to have less games. You also need to know that alot of games from other consoles are being ported to x box and done up, so that makes up for the initial lack of games.
 

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Originally posted by KasrkinMan@Dec 7 2003, 02:12
I think that X Box is great, it has all round better performance, the option of playing online and as for the lack of games X Box is new compared to other consoles so it is obviously going to have less games. You also need to know that alot of games from other consoles are being ported to x box and done up, so that makes up for the initial lack of games.
the ps2 also has online play and the best online game socom 2. also like the xbox ps2 has a headset. but the best part of online ps2 is no monthly feeto play it exept for mmorpg's wich always have a monthly fee. also the xbox has been out 2 years now wich should make up for the lack of games. and i know ps2 has alot of bad games but you chould do research before you buy a game, but among the bad games the are alot of great ps2 exclusives such as ico, socom, online madden, online tony hawk just to name a few.
 

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Xbox rules and the ps2 is just getting dated. All of my mates now want an xbox after playing my one and (surprise surprise) they have ps2's and barely play them. p.s. halo rocks!
 

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oh yea..it's much better to give yoiur money to sony then it is to give it to Microsoft..after all,Bill owns 60% of the world and Sony only owns %40. I personaly don't care who gets the money after i give it away,i just like X-Box b/c it's simply better as far as graphics and most of the titles,the only thing that i see as better on Playstation is the abundance of RPGs,but I'm sure X Box will get more eventulay.As far as the controler,they DO sell micro versions y'know,they're from a company called Pelican and they're even a little bit smaller then Playstation controllers,so there, go buy an X Box *gos to cash his check from the Microsoft advertising dept*
 

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i just don't see the point in the xbox, if i want to play fps's i use a keyboard and mouse and every other kind of game is done better on another console or PC (apart from possibly driving)

fighting - ps2
platform - cube
arcade - ps2/cube
adventure - ps2/cube
rpg - ps2/pc


and online is all about the PC, always has been, always will be
 

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buz bill gates sucks.
 

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yeah well if you're gonna not play the X-Box b/c Bill Gates sucks you better stop playing PC games too unless you use one of those rediculous looking little Macs..'cause guess you invented the OS you're using skippy :blink:

Edit : I left a word out.. <_<
 

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actually, technically, macs have a better processor than PCs
 

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I believe people hate it because it's the newcomer. Mabey Bill has something to do with it, but I won't talk about that right now...

I love the Xbox, I don't know why, but I just do. The big controler is awsome, it fitys in my hands perfectly and the games are awsome also(Halo, Morrowind, Splinter Cells 1 and 2, and many more).

Sure I like Nintendo(namely the N64 and the Super Nintendo) but the gamecube seems to only get the little sissy, child games, sure there are some exceptions but over all it's a child's console and always will be(which is a good thing).

A for the PS2, I don't know, i just don't like this that much. It might be the crappy little conroler that cramps my hands after 5 minutes.
 
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