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Go, Gamecube!
Authored by: Makosuke on Apr 21, '04 04:49:09PM

Gamecube all the way for me (gotta love the controller), though I also have a PS2, and if I really wanted to play a FPS game or some classic arcade emulation (or classic Tristan pinball!), I also have my Mac with a beefy graphics card.

I never seem to have time for games anymore, though. Kinda sad, in a way, though my wife enjoys some time with Mario on occasion.

I can't believe any self-respecting Mac user (or anybody who cares in any way about the future of gaming) would actually use an XBox. I don't care whether it's got decent games (not if you ask me) or worthwhile hardware, it's MS's 2 billion dollar attempt to force us all to give them control of yet another area of our lives.

Sure, they sell the hardware at a loss now, and are willing to buy game companies left and right (I'll never forgive them for Rare or Bungie), and to take billion-plus dollar hits on advertising, but once they've kicked Nintendo and probably Sony as well out of the market, how long to you think that'll last? They intend to make a profit at some point here, and when that starts, it'll be $400 for a Word processor all over again.



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Go, Gamecube!
Authored by: Krazy on Apr 21, '04 10:04:23PM

>I can't believe any self-respecting Mac user would actually use an XBox.
I prefer Sony's consoles, owning a PS1, and occasionally playing on a friend's PS2.

>Sure, they sell the hardware at a loss now
Yep, and this is the reason I own a second-hand Xbox.
"Linux" was the first and only game I installed ;-)



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Xbox? Why not...
Authored by: pete on Apr 22, '04 01:42:29PM
I can't believe any self-respecting Mac user (or anybody who cares in any way about the future of gaming) would actually use an XBox.

I bought the Xbox cuz I figured if a gaming console was going to make it - MS would lose millions to keep it in the lineup. Looks like that is the case. I'm happy with it - although I am no hard-core gamer, I do like hauling it around to play games.

Besides, I was looking for a cd and dvd player for my stereo system. I figured a gaming console would be OK too. It is the only MS thing I own.

You are right though, about Bungie (and other softeware developers) - I wish MS would leave them alone!

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Go, Gamecube!
Authored by: PasteEater on Apr 28, '04 12:36:48AM
I can't believe any self-respecting Mac user (or anybody who cares in any way about the future of gaming) would actually use an XBox

Why? Who cares who makes it, it's a superior machine. Isn't that what being a Mac user has always been about: using a superior machine? No one *has* to buy an XBox. I'm a die-hard Mac user, but I own a Windows machine too. Sacrelige or pragmatism? Macs just don't have the large amount of games Windows or consoles have. That's a fact. I'm all for tons of games on the Mac platform, but most people do not use Macs for gaming because they are much more useful for other purposes. I think we can all agree on that =)

Besides, as a previous poster mentioned, you can mod the heck out of the XBox. I've used mine to run the XBox Media Center, and couldn't be happier!



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