Who do you think will win the upcoming "Video Game System War"
Well,starting the beginning of November,a Huge Video Game System War i going to occur. It is going to be huge,like Super NES vs. Sega Genesis or Nintendo 64 vs. Playstation vs. Sega Saturn. It will be 4 systems, but after Christmas it will go down to 3. Expect alot of marketing and advertising,because for Video Game Lovers out there get your cash ready!
Playstation 2: Obviously everyone has heard of this,and my older brother has it, and the system is amazing at first. It plays DVDs for all you people who dont own them, and CD Player is an extra plus. Gran Turismo 3 was one of the best Racing Games ever made,and SSX,NBA Street, and Madden 2001 was already good,but when you think about it,what ive seen in reviews and what ive played,PS2 slightly lacks game quality. Its supposed to be an entertainment system,not just Video Games,but its full of developers who are rushing games in either for the Holiday Season or To Increase game library for the game. Sony will be suprised that this might not be as Internationally succesfuly as they thought it would be. But its still an awesome system,and should sell alot for a while. The system is still expensive,at $300 or $400 if you want it with a few games.
Nintendo Gamecube: This system will be Nintendos comeback,full of games on the date the system released unlike what the Nintendo 64 failed to do. There is only a few more mature games,but it still looks very fun. This will be the cheapest, at $200,and even more poweful than the PS2 graphical wise. 4 Player slots should make alot of people buy,and PS2 made the mistake about making only 2 slots agian. Expect this one to be pretty good.
Microsoft X Box: Who knows what is going to happen with this system. Some Video Game Enthusiasts are intrested,but the GP is different. I personally think Microsoft shouldnt bother with Video Games,but some of the games look very good. Az expensive as PS2 though, $300.
Sega Dreamcast: This system is very good,but for those of you who dont know they Sega is going to stop production on the system by Christmas and will make games for other systems,meaning their Mascot Sonic on other systems. This is still a pretty good system,it should do good before it ends.
What do you all think?
Take it Easy
I am going to start out by saying that a top of the line PC beats all of these systems hands down since you have a faster processor, tons of hard drive space, keyboard, mouse and joysticks. (Yes some consoles have keyboards/mice, but they never seem to work as well) On top of that, PC's have a huge variety of games since they have been around for so long and are not going anywhere.
After taking that into consideration, I would have to choose Dreamcast as the better console for now just because it is such a good deal. Playstation 2 is a rip-off. I played it in a friend's dorm room and it wasn't all that great. On top of the sub-par performance, there are few good original games (aside from GT3).
I have not playeed X-Box or Game Cube yet, obviously, and don't plan on it anytime soon since they will be so expensive when they first come out. Nintendo games are always costly when they first come out ($60+). Thus my vote goes to Dreamcast.
Playstation 2- Had it's day when it first came out, Sony's kinda overdoing some of their best games anyway, so it's gonna lose it's flavor pretty fast.
Dreamcast- Only did good when it first came out, since then it's been pretty much unheard of.
Gamecube- Best chance to succeed in the bunch, actually has a good starting price of under $200 most likely, and Nintendo has never had a tough time releasing a system, I remember when Super Nintendo came out how impossible it was to get one, same with N64, and I don't think things will change too much here, Nintendo always has and always will rule the video game industry.
X-Box- Will most likely be really expensive, since Bill Gates with his monopoly has most likely forgotten how to be competitive in any way, they'll probably have high demands as far as prices go, and I'm not even too sure that it'll have too many good games or anything like that. Also, being the first system from Microsoft, people'll most likely be a little bit more cautious with it.
> I have not playeed X-Box or Game Cube yet,
> obviously, and don't plan on it anytime soon
> since they will be so expensive when they first
> come out. Nintendo games are always costly when
> they first come out ($60+). Thus my vote goes to
Well marty. Gamecube is $199.99 thats not cheap at all. And since Nintendo finally switched to the disc format,all the games are $49.99. Just lettin ya know
Take it Easy
> Well marty. Gamecube is $199.99 thats not cheap
> at all. And since Nintendo finally switched to
> the disc format,all the games are $49.99. Just
> lettin ya know
I should have said that better since $199.99 is certainly not cheap. What I meant was that it was cheaper when compared to the others. Playstation 2 is selling for 300 bucks, and XBox is also slated to be released at 300 bucks. I still consider 49.99 to be rather expensive for games although it is cheaper than N64 games when they first hit the market.
I think PS2 will be the most popular, but I doubt I'll ever buy one. I want a Gamecube and just hope it's popular enough.
I cannot resist playing new Zelda and Mario games! Hopefully an F-Zero update too.
It has been proven over the years that there is only room for two consoles on the market. In the mid 80's it was the orignal Sega and the NES, in the early nineties it was the SNES and the Sega Genesis, and the late nineties was the N64 and Playstation. Sega made a failed attempt with the Dreamcast mainly because it was released at a bad time. The Dreamcast is a great system, it just fell prey to the release of the PS2. In saying all of this my point is that I think two systems will prevail and last throught all of this. Those two are the Gamecube and PS2.
Let me start with what I think will be the best system.. the Gamecube. Nintendo has got it right with the Gamecube. They made a powerfull system for gamers that plays games and only games. They didn't add a sub-par DVD player like Sony did and Microsoft will be doing. They put the entire power of the machine towards playing the games. They've also gave in to using discs, but not CD's. They are smaller and much easier to devolope (it will be the easiest out of the three to develope for). This has caught the eye of many 3rd party devolopers and if you look at the games that are already planned it will blow your mind. They've also developed a user friendly controller that looks incredibly easy to use (can't say the same for X-Box). Also Nintendo has proven it can make great games on it's own without 3rd party support, so even if they weren't getting th support they're getting they could still prevail.
The PS2 is also a very good system, but it has a few flaws. The main one I feel is the addition of the DVD player. I feel that the DVD player takes away from the overall quality of the games graphically. PS2 has and will sell a lot though because they have the "cool factor" on their side. It's the in thing these days for people not all that into gaming, but like playing games to have a PS2. It also has tons of games, but a downfall of that is that 75% of the games are complete trash. They will be releasing some great games this fall and earler next year including Zone of the Enders, Metal Gear Solid 2, and Final Fantasy X.
Now to the X-Box. A system that I feel is being made too much like a computer. This leads me to believe that it will have many of a computers flaws including slow load times and occasional freezes. I also feel it might be something the people at Microsoft are going to want you to upgrade every 6 months. Also Microsoft has no experience making console games and at this point have little support from 2nd or 3rd party devolopers (and this is a problem becuase they are relying mostly on other party developers). As I stated before the controllers is massive and looks completely uncomfortable, and the system will take up quite a bit of space. None of the release games have really caught my eye either.
Sorry for the long post, but it is a topic that is hard to condense. Just remeber I could've wrote three times as much LOL.
swOHman a.k.a. Brian
"Don't Look Back"
One thing I forgot to mention was Sega's backup of the Gamecube (which is strange because Nintendo and Sega have always been competetors). They have already announced that they will be coming out with Phantasy Star Online ver. 2 for Gamcube, and just resently announced that they will be porting Sonic Adventure 2 over to Gamecube. Sega and Nintendo seem to be starting a good relationship because they are also coming out with a Sonic game for Game Boy Advance. There are also many other games that Sega will be developing for GCN (including the coninuation of the Sega Sports series), so that is another huge plus for Nintendo.
swOHman a.k.a. Brian
"Don't Look Back"
> One thing I forgot to mention was Sega's backup
> of the Gamecube (which is strange because
> Nintendo and Sega have always been competetors).
> They have already announced that they will be
> coming out with Phantasy Star Online ver. 2 for
> Gamcube, and just resently announced that they
> will be porting Sonic Adventure 2 over to
> Gamecube. Sega and Nintendo seem to be starting a
> good relationship because they are also coming
> out with a Sonic game for Game Boy Advance. There
> are also many other games that Sega will be
> developing for GCN (including the coninuation of
> the Sega Sports series), so that is another huge
> plus for Nintendo.
> swOHman a.k.a. Brian
> "Don't Look Back"
Sega and Nintendo---- is it just me, or does the GameBoy Advanced look eerily similar to the old Sega personal console (can't remember what it was called) that ran with the Gameboy??? at least it seems to be that way to me...
> Sega and Nintendo---- is it just me, or does the
> GameBoy Advanced look eerily similar to the old
> Sega personal console (can't remember what it was
> called) that ran with the Gameboy??? at least it
> seems to be that way to me...
That was called Game Gear, and no, GBA is much different. The only similarity is the way the buttons are on each side of the screen unlike the orginal Game Boy. The Game Gear was basically Game Boy graphics and memory space with color (instead of the infamous "cream spinach" color of the original Game Boy). GBA is much smaller, and the quality of the system is far superior. It is a 32-bit system (yes the same as Playstation), but the graphics aren't as good as Playstation becuase it lacks a video card. The games for the GBA have much more capacity and much more memory. I just rented Mario Kart: Super Circuit for GBA and it looks worlds better than it's SNES counter part. So, no, Game Gear and GBA are not alike.
swOHman a.k.a. Brian
"Don't Look Back"