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PS2 or Gamecube?


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I didn't buy any of the new generation consoles as I waited for prices to drop. Now, I am considering buying one but I am not too sure about it. First of all, I can decide which console to pick: the PS2 or the Gamecube. Both have great games but that can only be found for the respective console. For example, the PS2 has some great jap RPGs (including the FF series) and some other games that you can't play on the gamecube. The latter shares some common games with PS2 (MGS, RE, etc) but has some titles that are unique such as RE0 (and I am considering buying the Mario, Sonic and Zelda Collector's editions -with all the old games from the series).

I have heard that there is a chip allowing you to play GC games on your PS2, but that may be another one of those rumors.

Anyway, I would appreciate it a lot if you could give me your opinion. Thanks in advance.

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I say neither. The next gen of consoles are going to be released this year and buy a new console of the current gen would be a wasteof money since as soon as the next gen is out support of the current gen will drop like a hammer.

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For example, the PS2 has some great jap RPGs

That's somewhat of a paradox, my friend.

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There is no chip that allows you to play Gamecube games on a Playstation 2.

Both consoles are so cheap by now, you could get both. The problem would then be that the new games cost almost as much as a new console..

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Depends on what you want, I suppose

GC is sorta quality over quantity

but since I don't play too many games nowadays (just spend wayyyyyy to much time talking about them) I love my cube

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I say neither.  The next gen of consoles are going to be released this year and buy a new console of the current gen would be a wasteof money since as soon as the next gen is out support of the current gen will drop like a hammer.

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This generation of consoles is priced very low and has a huge library of titles. The next generation will be expensive and have virtually no titles on launch. I'd say it's still very worthwhile to buy a PS2, Xbox, or GameCube.
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Well, I am not sure if I will even buy any of these consoles. It's just that I really want to play some of the games that you can't find on pc: RE Code Veronica, RE0, RE4, FFXII and some others.

The advantage with the PS2 is that you can chip it in order to play copies. I don't know if there is such a thing for the gamecube.

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This generation of consoles is priced very low and has a huge library of titles.  The next generation will be expensive and have virtually no titles on launch.  I'd say it's still very worthwhile to buy a PS2, Xbox, or GameCube.

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Hasn't MS said that the next XBox will be fully compatible with previous XBox titles? So when the new one launches, you'll still have access to the old library of titles?

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Hasn't MS said that the next XBox will be fully compatible with previous XBox titles? So when the new one launches, you'll still have access to the old library of titles?

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The Xbox 2 CPU will use a multi-core processor based on IBM’s 64-bit POWER5 RISC architecture, instead of the Intel Pentium 3 CPU in the original Xbox. Without some sort of emulation program it won't be possible to play old Xbox-titles on the Xbox 2.

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Depends... if you a multi-genre gamer, go for PS2 -- most titles of any console. If you are a sports fan, go for the XBOX, their titles are usually enhanced over the PS2 and the network capabilities are better. I have a Game Cube but find the title selection very, very limited.

Next generation machines probably won't be available until Christmas (that's about a one year wait) and the title selection at initial launch will be small. Gaming now is better than gaming later I say. :-

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Consoles are robbing us PC users of good games and ruining games that are multi-platform. They must be stopped or put back to only making stupid actions/sports games that nobodys interested in ayway.

Had a Nintendo 8bit system when I was a kid, thats as far as Ill ever go with consoles.

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I say buy both.

But definately get a Gamecube so you can enjoy the Resident Evil Series :D

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PS2 has more titles, and more variety, which IMO is the critical factor when deciding what system to buy.

However I'm not such a big fan of consoles and I would recommend you spend the money in upgrading your PC or getting PC games...

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I would recomend waiting for PS3,XBOX2,or Revolution(game cube 2). But if your gona get one any way i'd get the PS2. :thumbsup:

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Stick to the PC :thumbsup:

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This generation of consoles is priced very low and has a huge library of titles.  The next generation will be expensive and have virtually no titles on launch.  I'd say it's still very worthwhile to buy a PS2, Xbox, or GameCube.

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You got a point there J.E. but he would need to get those titles that he wants quickly. I doubt that the publishers will reprint the older games once they are out of stock.

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You got a point there J.E. but he would need to get those titles that he wants quickly.  I doubt that the publishers will reprint the older games once they are out of stock.

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Sure they will. Keep in mind that Sony stopped making the original Playstation last year. Between retailers keeping big names in stock and the ease of using something like Ebay for other titles, there's no reason why you couldn't have a huge game library for a small amount of money.
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Hasn't MS said that the next XBox will be fully compatible with previous XBox titles? So when the new one launches, you'll still have access to the old library of titles?

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I've heard both that it will be backwards-compatible and that it will not be. In either case, he's talking about buying a console now. For the price of the next generation of systems, he could buy any two consoles now -- or any console and a large number of games. And he wouldn't have to wait six to twelve months.

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I have also heard that there will be 3 versions of the X-Box. One without the hard drivfe. One with the hard drive. One that is a a PC/X-Box hybrid. I don't put much stock in those rumors so we just have to see when it comes out.

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I have also heard that there will be 3 versions of the X-Box.  One without the hard drivfe.  One with the hard drive.  One that is a a PC/X-Box hybrid.  I don't put much stock in those rumors so we just have to see when it comes out.

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The one i saw and read about in GI was a modified Mac G5.




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