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#14338 - 02/25/03 07:20 AM PS2 vs XBOX
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Well, I recently bought an XBOX and I'm compairing it to the PS2 that I also have...

So far, on the XBOX, I've found that the game play is quite nice and quite high res, i love it. I'd rate it above the PS2 in this regaurd.

HOWEVER, you CANNOT use the XBOX as a DVD player straight out of the box, you HAVE to purchase SEPERATELY the DVD Playback Kit...

PS2 as standard can be used as a DVD player, straight out of the box (which I enjoy since all of my movies are DVD's now).

XBOX comes with a networking adapter straight out of the box, yet the PS2 does not. The PS2's network adapter however is quite affordable and still is the only console capable of Everquest.

Both consoles can support Linux, the PS2 however is easier to modify for linux .

I'm curious any other pro's and con's you've found?
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#14339 - 02/25/03 09:23 AM Re: PS2 vs XBOX
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I've found a nice article called : "Seven reasons why the Xbox can suck it." Click Here

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#14340 - 02/25/03 12:28 PM Re: PS2 vs XBOX
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XBOX Pros:
+4 Controller Ports
+No need for memory cards, but each controller still has 2 spaces for them anyways.
+The hardware overall is better.
+The XBOX Live package is only 60 bucks, comes with a headset, the setup stuff you need, and i think 6 months free. Or something. Also it is supposedly alot better than the PS2 online play.

XBOX Cons:
-The system is still sort of new, so there aren't as many good games for it.

PS2 Pros
+It can stand on it's side, which saves space if you keep it on a shelf or between your tv and entertainment center side.
+It has that bluish purple light (which was rated as the best feature by either Extended Play or some magazine i read, anyone remember it?)
+It has alot of good games for it. The Playstation was the same in comparison to the N64. PS has a sort of "We like to have cool games that kids 14-19 would wanna play." reputation. Because they have history with these companies, they do and will continue to have cool games. The Getaway for example.

PS2 Cons:
-Although PS2 games are capable of great graphics, it's limit is lower than the XBOX's.
-This could just be rumor, and I wouldn't worry about it, but I've heard that PS2's fans are low quality, and when they go out it overheats hellaeasily.
-Only 2 controller ports, even though there were 4 player games for the PS, they still only used 2. Yes, you can get a 1 to 4 port thing, but no one wants to do that.


Basically, I want them both. But I think the XBOX is a better system.

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#14341 - 02/25/03 03:12 PM Re: PS2 vs XBOX
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I've got a PS2 and an XBox. Used to play the PS2 all the time... until I got an XBox. I basically just play FIFA on PS2 now, that's about it. XBox Live is sick... I love playin NFL Fever against other people, not just the computer. Saying that it's new and that it doesn't have games may be *somewhat* true at this point, but it's not really a problem. Obviously a system is only as good as its games, but the games that do exist for XBox are pretty damn sweet. Also consider that it's Microsoft, and can get just about every game developer to write for them, the future is lookin pretty good. They've already got good shit lined up, so it's not a worry.

The only downside I see to the XBox is the big goofy ass controller if you got it when it first came out. I don't have enough money to get one of the sexier small ones.

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#14342 - 02/25/03 05:46 PM Re: PS2 vs XBOX
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Bah, I have a PS2. It's pretty good as far as choices of games go, but the quality of the games isn't as good as the XBOX. XBOX has a lot, and is going to get a lot more, xbox-only titles. These games are often the most innovative on the market. I got the network adapter for PS2 but haven't set it up yet. BTW, PS2 has FREE online play. FREE means anygame that has online functionality that the publisher/developer doesen't charge for doesen't cost anything to play online(except for ISP charges, of course). Thats an advantage in my book. The ps2 dvd player is pretty worthless if you don't get the remote, which i have

BTW, perg, what are you thinkin? NFL FEVER?!?!??! WTF IS THAT? BUY MADDEN NOW!

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#14343 - 02/25/03 06:24 PM Re: PS2 vs XBOX
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i heard xbox has a 10gig for music and video.i dont know if its true, but thats pretty cool.appart from slightly better graphics the xbox is the same as the playstation, and you dont need good graphics to have fun.ps2 has and allways will have better games though
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#14344 - 02/25/03 07:19 PM Re: PS2 vs XBOX
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I've never had it overheat, hell I left it on for 8 months straight playing FFX.

I hate sports, and it seems that the only real games for the XBOX are for sporting fanatics.

Yeh that fuckin controller is huge, its a pain in the ass to work with... I mean shit, if you're going to have two joysticks KEEP THEM TOGETHER lol...

I still love my PS2, I'll stick by that for now ... Until the games get better and I get used to this huge controller...

XBOX Live costs like $60 but I've seen some places that allow you a full year but you're required to have broadband for it.

I think that since their makin $200 they can at least let you play online for free like the PS2, i'm all for them making money but at least drop the prices lol...

The PS2 DVD player is nice for what i use it for, its not that hard to click play lol...

Most XBOXES come with an 8 gig HD, although I've seen some with a 10, I guess it all just depends on where you buy it.
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#14345 - 02/25/03 08:12 PM Re: PS2 vs XBOX
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i have a XBox and i think its way better then PS2
The thing that sucks is you have to Purchase other stuff for it, Such as Online, DVD Controllers and the Smaller Controls, Cause the big ones suck ass
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#14346 - 02/25/03 09:18 PM Re: PS2 vs XBOX
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Heh, hey, someone give a dvd playback kit for my birthday ...
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#14347 - 02/25/03 10:15 PM Re: PS2 vs XBOX
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LOL! Well I don't know, they seem pretty equal on problems and things needed. You notice PS2 doesn't come with network adapter but xbox does but PS2 has DVD etc, it's just hard to tell. It's really your own choice giz.
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#14348 - 02/26/03 08:59 PM Re: PS2 vs XBOX
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I've found a nice article called : "Seven reasons why the Xbox can suck it." Click Here

I posted the same same link a while ago ><
anyway its all about the games...XBOX is a computer in my opinion so yeah it has the hardware edge on every system i'll give it that much. But most of the games for the XBOX i just dont like at all playstation on the other hand i have found many games that i like but Xbox does seem to be doing a whole lot better than i expected...
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#14349 - 02/26/03 09:11 PM Re: PS2 vs XBOX
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I to think xbox has way better hardware but the ps2 has better games... When xbox comes out w/ better games it will rule

Any one herd of xbox2 some one told me they are alredy working on it..

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#14350 - 02/26/03 10:13 PM Re: PS2 vs XBOX
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Originally posted by Gizmo:


Yeh that fuckin controller is huge, its a pain in the ass to work with... I mean shit, if you're going to have two joysticks KEEP THEM TOGETHER lol...

hmmm, the xbox now comes w/ a s controller... which is a very small comfortable controller. I agree, the games are limited and geared torwards sports fans but the power and graphics are awesome. PS2 is so fucking slow. when xbox makes good titles tho... they r damn good. ex: splinter cell . and the only reason sony has better games is because they came out a yr in advanced and had the opprotunity to buy out all the top games for ps2 only, ex: grand theft auto 3. yes... fuck ps2, i cant stand them cuz i could fucking take a shit and recover before it finishes loading.
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#14351 - 02/26/03 11:15 PM Re: PS2 vs XBOX
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PS2 also has hellabad load times. Yeah, it depends on the games alot of the time, some XBOX games have fucked load times.

I like the XBOX controller. I really do like the big one. But after I played Splinter Cell on the small one for about 12 hours I couldn't get used to the big one again. So I like em both.

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#14352 - 02/26/03 11:16 PM Re: PS2 vs XBOX
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I garantee when a Grand Theft Auto game comes out for only Xbox, It then will be the most popular system.

I heard the PS2 Breaks VERY easy, And XBox, Well its a fucken TANK.

Giz get Splinter Cell, Hitman 2 for Xbox
Great GAMES
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