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I can't understand it. it's so cheap and so amazing. When I look at my 4o ps2 games compared to my 20 Gc titles i realise the difference in quality of software. People in general are so stupid. I sometimes prey to lovely, sweet, darling god that he will murder all the stupid dead heads of the world as they sleep in their festering beds.

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I don't like it much. The only games I really liked on it were Viewtiful Joe and Metroid Prime, there were more good games but none that really grabbed me.

Looking back, I'd probably never would have bought one. The PS2 however, while it's showing it's age, has a huge number of cultish, weird, epic, mature and different games which will be fond memories for the years to come.

I can see the charm of the GameCube, but I think the scope of it's games and it's 'philosophy' so to speak don't really connect with me. I'll take the PS2 and Xbox over it any day.

-edit- My Nintendo machine of choice is definitely the Game Boy® Advance SP hardware. More great games, more innovation and more fun. I think Nintendo's particular way of gamedesign fits 2D gaming and handhelds much better.

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That's just not some people's thing. Mario is just a plumber to some people. Sonic is just this really shit blue hedgehog. Link is just... who the buggery is link?

The Playstation generation didn't play through Super Mario World or Sonic. Sonic Tuesday means nothing to them. They bought a Playstation for Lara, Gran Turismo and Solid Snake. That's thier Mario, thier Sonic. It's just the way it is.I'm sure in a few years time, those same people who don't know what Mario is all about, will be shocked and appalled to think the new generation of gamers aren't fussed about Lara Croft.

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Up until around october last year my Cube got more use than my xbox.

Since then I've got xbox live and things are very different. I've played F Zero for probably less than 2 hours since and thats about it. There is nothing in the pipeline that I'm really looking forward to (Killer7 maybe).

Its a shame as I generally prefer the brighter, more arcadey looking graphics found on the Cube to the relative lack of bright colours in xbox games.

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The Playstation generation didn't play through Super Mario World or Sonic. Sonic Tuesday means nothing to them. They bought a Playstation for Lara, Gran Turismo and Solid Snake.

Part of this is definitely true. On the other hand, I did play through Super Mario World (and Sonic too for that matter), I got a N64 with the great Zelda's and Mario 64 and PilotWings. I adore Link to the Past.

I just find the GameCube games not intriguing. Instead of exciting new paths, it seems more like the beaten path I've been down for 10 years now. The PS2 and Xbox took different directions, and while not necessarily better, they appeal more to me. Maybe I've just outgrown it all a bit. Obviously there are some gems, but most of it feels too familiar to be exciting.

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I'm about as 'hardcore' a gamer as you'll find (whatever that is) and I have to say that, for the past few months at least, my Cube has had the least play out of all the consoles. I'm not sure what my problem is but I feel like I'm supposed to love it more than I do. You can criticise the PS2 and its association with the massmarket proles all you want but it does have some cracking games that aren't available on any other system. If I had to choose one, it would be the PS2 at the moment simply for PES3, Gitaroo Man, Rez (overused example), ICO (very overused example) and Fantavision not to mention the fact that most of the big games will see a PS2 release at one stage or another.

Yes it's true that the public aren't as interested in Mario and Samus as 'we' are but it's not the only reason they don't buy Nintendo. If you're only going to have one console, and a lot of people wouldn't see the point in owning more than one, then it's going to take a lot of convincing to get someone not to buy a PS2.

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oh my, games are still as anoraky as they ever were. The only reason they seem not to be is due to the Playstation strange success, theres still enough people out there wanting to buy MS and Nintendos machines and appreciate their games.

Its not worth worrying about whether or not people are playing and enjoying the same stuff as you are, let them get on with what ever they are happy with and leave it at that.

Pop music is popular, classical music is specialised. thats the way its going to be for videogames. deal with it people!

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I'm sure in a few years time, those same people who don't know what Mario is all about, will be shocked and appalled to think the new generation of gamers aren't fussed about Lara Croft.

May that day never come :(

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I'm sure in a few years time, those same people who don't know what Mario is all about, will be shocked and appalled to think the new generation of gamers aren't fussed about Lara Croft.

The example of lara croft is a bit suspect considering nobody gives a fuck about lara croft anymore.

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Looking back, I'd probably never would have bought one. The PS2 however, while it's showing it's age, has a huge number of cultish, weird, epic, mature and different games which will be fond memories for the years to come.

True. This is why I'd buy a PS2 if I didn't have access to my brother's. It may be the mass-market choice of the 'c*s**l' gamer, but it also has more offbeat, inventive titles than either of the other two current consoles. Hope Mojibribbon is released over here... I'd also like an Xbox, but just so I can chip it and MAME it up good.

Incidentally, I don't regret buying a Gamecube - there are still more good games available than I can afford to buy, or indeed would have time to play if I could afford them. It may have been a slight disappointment, sure, but there's enough loveliness in there to warrant a purchase. However, if I were recommending a console to, say, a colleague or someone buying for their kids, I'd probably say the PS2 over the Gamecube.

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Sorry but I love my Gamecube which I have had for just over a year now. I would put Zelda TWW and Metroid Prime into my top five games ever catagory with Super Mario Sunshine, Animal Crossing, F-Zero GX and Viewtiful Joe being 'merely brilliant'.

I have also really enjoyed playing Ocarina of Time on the Gamecube as well as Mario Kart DD (which my kids absolutely rave about) and 1080 Avalanche. Over Christmas I opened up all of the 22 tracks on Avalanche but I'm still having great fun with the Gate challenges, the time trials and trying to master the tricks (which require real skill). Currently also playing Skies of Arcadia and Prince of Persia on it.

I think everyone takes freeloader for granted now but I have really appreciated it, having Canadian versions of Metroid Prime, Animal Crossing, F-Zero, Prince of Persia and a Japanese Viewtiful Joe.

I admit that this year I am most looking forward to Half Life 2 and Rome Total War but I am sure that my Cube will continue to see a lot of play time.

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I've heard Fantavision mentioned in a similar context in about three or four threads on here recently.

Fantavision is rubbish.

In your opinion of course :(

Given my reasonably limited time playing Fantavision (only a few hours), it appears to have many things in common with the hallowed Rez [makes the sign of the Holy Wire-Frame Model]. It has quite a complex chaining system which actually requires more skill/memory than the latter.

Just because it's "crappy 2D fireworks" rather than "cool 3D abstract models", doesn't make it rubbish. OK, this is an over simplification, but you get my drift.

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I have GC but after having it for about a month I took it round someones house and it's still there. That was about 6 months ago, I don't speak to them anymore so God knows when I'll get it back.

Annoying, cos I missed 2 of the 4 good games on it :(

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That's just not some people's thing. Mario is just a plumber to some people. Sonic is just this really shit blue hedgehog. Link is just... who the buggery is link?

The Playstation generation didn't play through Super Mario World or Sonic. Sonic Tuesday means nothing to them. They bought a Playstation for Lara, Gran Turismo and Solid Snake. That's thier Mario, thier Sonic. It's just the way it is.I'm sure in a few years time, those same people who don't know what Mario is all about, will be shocked and appalled to think the new generation of gamers aren't fussed about Lara Croft.

That's deep. And very true.

As for the GameCube issue - I could have aCube for free, if I want. My missus' briother has one that he doesn't want and says I can borrow it indefinitely, I just have to pick it up on one of the many occasions that I'm in Liverpool. Just never bothered so far. Quite happy with my PS2

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At such a cheap price and with some fantastic games I honestly don't understand why anyone wouldn't want to own a gamecube. Many people are different though which is probably the reason.

Some people see it as a kiddie machine. Some think it is just for those hardcore fanastics.

I personally see it as a great machine with some classic games on it. And that's all that matters to me.

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I don't want a Gamecube. I grew up playing Sega as did all my friends, so I don't have the 'ooh but it Nintendo so I must buy it regardless of quality' thing. Not that I am saying it is bad quality. I play them at work sometimes and there are some games on there I really like, but most of the games don't appeal to me in the slightest. I don't like the look of the machine, it looks nice alone but with memory cards/pads plugged in it looks a right mess.

I only have time for one console (which I barely have time for anyway). I like to have a console that I can use as a DVD playa too. Gamecube does not have 5.1 sound, most Gamecube games are not in Widescreen.

I don't hate the Gamecube but there is nothing really on it that I want enough to make it worth me getting one. Fair do's.

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I like all my consoles and they get used and not-used in various cycles depending on the games.

When I got Vice City my PS2 was used lots and the others untouched. When I first got a freeloader and got Metroid Prime, Animal Crossing and then Zelda my GC was used lots and the others untouched. At the moment PGR2 is taking all my console time (plus BG&E and PoP on the PC) and the others are untouched. It's all about the games that are out at the time.

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I don't want a Gamecube. I grew up playing Sega as did all my friends, so I don't have the 'ooh but it Nintendo so I must buy it regardless of quality' thing. Not that I am saying it is bad quality. I play them at work sometimes and there are some games on there I really like, but most of the games don't appeal to me in the slightest. I don't like the look of the machine, it looks nice alone but with memory cards/pads plugged in it looks a right mess.

I only have time for one console (which I barely have time for anyway). I like to have a console that I can use as a DVD playa too. Gamecube does not have 5.1 sound, most Gamecube games are not in Widescreen.

I don't hate the Gamecube but there is nothing really on it that I want enough to make it worth me getting one. Fair do's.

You're a nonce though.

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If I had my time over again, I wouldn't buy a Gamecube. It's more or less gathered dust from when Monkeyball was released, all the way through to Viewtiful Joe. It had some temporary reprieves from the shelf for Metroid Prime, Mario Sunshine and Zelda, but two of those three went back because I simply didn't like them, and the third was only half finished because it became staggeringly boring.

I've extensively played F-Zero and MarioKart DD with friends in Halls, and I can't say I gave either a second thought the second the machine was turned off.

So no.

I won't sell my Gamecube because selling hardware on is always asking for trouble/regret later down the line when I want to have another stab at MonkeyBall, but next time Nintendo produce a console, I shall be thinking very long and hard about whether I want to invest or not.

Nintendo are no longer the sole purveyors of quirk. As has been mentioned... the PS2 has had a great number of fantastic, innovative titles, and a better controller to boot.

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I didn't grow up with Nintendo. I was a C64 then amiga boy. The first console I owned was an N64 for Goldeneye. My housemate had a playstation. I never liked Mario 64 and still think Banjo Kazooie was better. I didn't even really like FZeroX. LOZ:OOT and MM were brilliant though. But for this generation, the cube and Nintendo's output really has clicked with me. They've made some fantastic software and hosted some really great 3rd party games. I like my PS2 and Xbox (although if you take Live out of the equation then just how much would I like my Xbox...?) but the cube, all its lonesome is just ace. From Animal Crossing to Metroid Prime, Super Monkey Ball to FZeroGX (which is ace, by the way) the cube has just hit me with a bulls eye.

Go figure.

But then again, so what? I like games of all types. Tis no big deal.

Oh, and Fantavision is very good.

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