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Same Ol' Same Ol'... M.Xbox Or S.PS?


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#1 technical1

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 09:35 AM

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I'm TRYING to buy a game console for my younger brother who is 13 -- he already has the older version of Xbox - - loves his Halo stuff...
So I was thinking of getting him the new Xbox, OR the new PS2.....
I can't make up my mind...My brother seems to want both but what would be a better system? And Why?!





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#2 Phantasmagoria

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 05:37 PM

XBOX all the way.

Why? Because it's better, that's why.

But in all seriousness, you'll probably never find an answer as to which console is better because everybody has their own opinions. Personally, I prefer XBOX, but you will find a number of people that prefer PS2. If your brother likes XBOX, get him the new one when it comes out :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 07:21 PM

PS2,

I would buy this because very light, PS2 also has a lot of games and the best games including GTA series and more features on Madden games.

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Posted 15 May 2005 - 09:31 PM

XB has live, which is broadband only and relatively cheap (yeah yeah yeah, PS2 has online too, but playing on dialup servers isn't very fun :thumbsup:)

And like most situations, size doesn't matter :flowers:

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 06:52 AM

Thanks guys for replying...I think i'll get him the xbox - - a friend of mine told me the game "Fable" was pretty cool so i'll grab that for him too.

How much is Xbox Online by the way??? I've played online but only the through
a "tweaked" xbox system - - - ummm so ya how much is the legal version?

I'm guessing it's expensive, which would suck.


P.s: What was with that last comment (phantasmagoria) about size? :thumbsup:

anyway.....

Mod Edit: This has been edited to remove unneccessary off-color remark.

Edited by scarlett, 16 May 2005 - 07:02 AM.


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Posted 16 May 2005 - 01:41 PM

I thought the previous post was about XBOX being so big and PS2 being small and able to fit into tight areas; I may have been mistaken. Point made though :thumbsup:

Live is either $7 a month or $50 annually, and you can buy a year's service for $50 instead of having Live charge your credit card. Fable is a pretty good game, but I think it is over-rated. It's a pretty short and relatively easy game. Nonetheless, I think it is worth it and I enjoy playing it.

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 01:50 PM

I thought the previous post was about XBOX being so big and PS2 being small and able to fit into tight areas; I may have been mistaken.  Point made though :thumbsup:

You must not of looked closely enough Phantasmagoria. Trust me, although it was not the complete wording. It was trailed off, so to speak. The implications were still there.

What you posted could be taken eiether way. Borderline. What technical1 posted, was over the line.

Lets just stick to the subject at hand. Shall we. :flowers:

Edited by scarlett, 16 May 2005 - 09:14 PM.

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 01:54 PM

Either would be a great gift for your bother. One point to bear in mind, however, is that having a second platform (PS2) would greatly expand the games he could play, since Sony has a very large and established base.
If it is on-line play that is the critical issue, then using a computer is the only way to go.
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Posted 16 May 2005 - 09:11 PM

Totally true statement, but you have to admit, XBOX's game variety has increased significantly.

(In case you guys can't tell, I'm a strong supporter of Microsoft and its products - let the flaming begin :thumbsup:)

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Posted 17 May 2005 - 08:41 PM

:thumbsup:
I'm TRYING to buy a game console for my younger brother who is 13 -- he already has the older version of Xbox - - loves his Halo stuff...
So I was thinking of getting him the new Xbox, OR the new PS2.....
I can't make up my mind...My brother seems to want both but what would be a better system? And Why?!





confused.

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well i do own an Xbox and very happy with that and some of my friend have an Xbox and PS2 but they say that if a fire happened in the home they would grab their Xbox rather than their PS2, so i say get an XBOX they do so much more and if you get another Xbox you could get that one chiped and use the other for Xbox Live.


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Posted 19 May 2005 - 09:38 PM

the PS2 also has the online feature for many of its games.

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Posted 20 May 2005 - 03:12 PM

But XBOX Live is broadband only - not as much lag as PS2 online :thumbsup:

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Posted 25 May 2005 - 10:22 PM

But XBOX Live is broadband only - not as much lag as PS2 online :thumbsup:

Every game that I have played other than the sports games are broadband only.




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