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HadO
24-09-2004, 04:49 PM
Anybody seen this? Cool As :D

http://www.engadget.com/entry/8413288107686276/

CYaBro
24-09-2004, 05:49 PM
Modded Xbox still kicks PS2 butt :D

Patrick 2003
24-09-2004, 08:18 PM
> Modded Xbox still kicks PS2 butt :D


ppfff modded xbox, please, a pc is waaayyy better, as long as you have the spec's:D

DangerousDave
24-09-2004, 08:33 PM
it doesn't support harddrives which is a bit of bummer but no great loss (no communism *cough* i mean linux for pstwo then)

But this brings up some very cool possibilities like the portable psone: http://www.benheck.com/Games/PSp/PSp%20page%201.htm

Plus it could easily be integrated into a car for some incar action (although top-loading could be fun.

I look forward to seeing it, i suspect it should be quite successful.

- David

HadO
24-09-2004, 10:48 PM
Someone was suspecting that they would release a harddrive unit that would attatch to the bottom of it. There is a screw hole on the back and a notch underneath.

lagbort
24-09-2004, 11:07 PM
its still the same old second rate console beneath, no matter how much they change the exterior

metla
24-09-2004, 11:10 PM
Aren't all consoles second rate?

lagbort
24-09-2004, 11:13 PM
yeah but i mean in terms of the otehr consoles this is the worst of the 3

metla
24-09-2004, 11:18 PM
Depends how you look at it i spose,the local video store as at least 5 times as many Ps2 games as they do Xbox games, 99 percent of people don't chip Poxbox so that can't really be taken into consideration, and if your into graphics.....then consoles should be ignored fullstop.

So the winner is

PS2.



And i don't think you can even buy a Nintendo system in this part of the country.

lagbort
24-09-2004, 11:27 PM
course you can buy a nintendo system, infact its the best of all 3 consoles, (shortest load times equla graphics with the xbox) ps2 is only popular because of sonys mass marketing campaign, if people actually bought consoles based on their merits ps2 would be gone ages ago, (it has the equivilant of a 400mhz celeron wih integrated video, xbox has the equiv of a 700mhz p3 with a ge-force 2-3 hybrid, and gamecube has a 450mhz custom ibm chip with a custom ati gfx solution) whatever way you look at it ps2 loses, and its popularity is the only reason it has more games.

i look at the state of console gaming and shake my head in shame

metla
24-09-2004, 11:30 PM
What i meant was no one in this part of the country(Wanganui) stocks the nintendo(to my knowledge, and i don't go intyo the likes of Harvey Normans).

I look on all consoles like cheap coffee,good,bad,****,not much difference,its all cheap coffee....

lagbort
24-09-2004, 11:32 PM
central park and electronics boutique both stock gamecubes, i know what you mean though, i sold my gmaecube a couple of months ago on trademe, thats hwat paid for this mighty fine piece of gfx hardware sitting next to me (pats 6800gt :D )

i dont think i coud really be bothered ever buying consoles again

HadO
24-09-2004, 11:53 PM
Don't you just wish they had Gran Turismo for PC though?

I think GT3 beats any driving sim on any platform hands down...

It's all weak arcade style racing these days...

Mmmm... high res Gran Turismo :D

metla
25-09-2004, 12:00 AM
Gran Turismo has a pretty simplistic driving model,and while it has sim leanings its a long way from a driving or racing sim,And apart from the large roster of cars can't compete with the far more advanced games on the PC.

http://www.f1simlinks.net/

http://www.rscnet.org/

And to top it off there are some awesome PC games on the horizen....

alphazulusixeightniner
25-09-2004, 01:31 AM
Down with consoles and their 386 graphics!

DangerousDave
25-09-2004, 02:49 PM
Next time any other console has GTA:San Andreas then tell me, page me, phone me!

I'm considering buying a PS2 purely for the fact that that game is coming out on it!

Who cares about graphics - nothing beats hitting a prostitute with a baseball bat ;)

- David

metla
25-09-2004, 02:52 PM
Its coming out for the xbox and PC,

Dunno if i'll be getting it though,as much as i enjoyed the prior games in the series the entire "Gangsta" theme of the new installment is not my cup of tea.

willie_M
25-09-2004, 03:01 PM
XBOX: Duopoly in a box!

The XBOX controllers suck ass... incredibly bad design... and its just a freakin pc! What THE HELL!

PS2 at least has a history...

XBOX seems like they just threw it together... modded usb ports for the controllers... oh and did I mention its just a slow ass PC!?

XBOX suxx0rs... teh ass... big time...

alphazulusixeightniner
25-09-2004, 03:06 PM
"The XBOX controllers suck ass..."

So do the PS 1 & 2 controllers. I liked the Nintendo 64 controllers the best.

Codex
25-09-2004, 03:09 PM
I've got a ps2 and an xbox so i'm all sorted all i need now is a good comp(mines Pentium 3 600mhz 192mg ram 12 gig(pathetic))

willie_M
25-09-2004, 03:18 PM
PS 2 is prestige... see how long it took for vice city to come out on xbox... came out for pc...

I hope they punish xbox gamers by releasing GTASA for xbox last.

willie_M
25-09-2004, 03:20 PM
>So do the PS 1 & 2 controllers. I liked the Nintendo 64 controllers the best.

Have you seen the xbox controllers? So unergonomic, you can't even fit two hands around it... its huge...

PS2 controllers are excelent, every button at your fingertips...

As for the console kings: i haven't really played nintendo much so I wouldn't know what the controllers are like.

Chilling_Silence
25-09-2004, 04:03 PM
I agree - Cant beat those N64 Controllers... I could go for hours upon hours playing Episode 1 Racer, or Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

AFAIK there _is_ a PS2-Linux kit you can get....
Besides - You can just plug a USB HDD into both the PS2 and the XBox!! Ive got a 120GB External USB2.0 HDD. Only cost around $240 all up earlier this year. Itd make a great /home partition - Reiser4 B-)

You cant beat the XBox for a cheap PC, or kick-ass console ;-)

From what Ive seen - PSx (PS3) looks like a toaster on its side....
XBox 2 logo's look nice, and I believe hardware will be ppc-based. Either way - Linux runs on PPC or x86 ;-)


Chill.

Patrick 2003
25-09-2004, 07:22 PM
>
> AFAIK there _is_ a PS2-Linux kit you can get....
> Besides - You can just plug a USB HDD into both the
> PS2 and the XBox!!

why buy when you can make (http://modding.stylespc.com/Howto/howto6.html)

Chilling_Silence
26-09-2004, 02:56 AM
I totally agree - That's why I made my own USB lead for my XBox :-)

metla
26-09-2004, 06:02 AM
>>Have you seen the xbox controllers? So unergonomic, you can't even fit two hands around it... its huge...

My Xbox came with the S joypad,its far to small for my hands and fells like im holding onto a sharp anuguler model airplane,Im willing to do a straight swap for the old size pad that was man-sized.


Other then that,The superduper pad i use on my PC is 48 billion times better then the PS2 or box pad.Think it maybe a gavis,wonder if i can plug it into the Poxbox.

Chilling_Silence
26-09-2004, 09:05 AM
Only if you run Linux - Sorry bud....

zqwerty
26-09-2004, 08:15 PM
http://www.joystiq.com/entry/7817137582525561/

CYaBro
27-09-2004, 09:05 AM
>and if your into graphics.....then consoles should be
> ignored fullstop.

Good thind I don't use my Xbox to play games then aye ;)