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Post by RichL » Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:23 am

PlayStation. It changed the shape of gaming, it broke the monopoly of how sega and Nintendo forced people to do things (namely Nintendo with their crippling if you want to put it on our machine you can't put it on anyone else's or you can only have so many cartridges produced and no chance of having any others made up if your game was doing well)

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Post by Mayhem » Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:03 am

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:
HalcyonDaze00 wrote:the 360, because it's the best games machine of all time
Part of me feels it's hard to dispute this. It's arguably weak in JRPGS but when it comes to a diverse library, backwards compatibility and its digital stuff there's very little to beat it.
Actually, I somewhat agree, the Super Nintendo, 360 and Vectrex are my three favourite consoles, followed by the PS2 as honourable mention.

And the thing that links those three aside from the games libraries? Excellent controllers. I loathe the Dualshock with a passion, the joysticks are far too loose and give too much, controller is a pain (literally) to hold for long periods, and the shoulder buttons aren't as well designed for your fingers as the Xbox. At least the DS4 seems better than the DS3.
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Post by PFG » Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:57 am

The SNES. Because it's all about the games in the end, and you just can't beat a library with Super Metroid, Final Fantasy VI, Yoshi's Island, Castlevania IV, and far too many others to list.

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Post by mrmessy » Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:16 pm

The PS2. After owning many systems, but in the late 90's being an avid PC gamer for a few years, I had become bogged down in the obsession with mods and user designed levels.

When I bought a second hand PS2 in 2002 to use as a DVD player, I was amazed by how much actual fun the games were! Fun from just PLAYING the games - because I was not able to tinker with them. I have been a console convert ever since. Thank you PS2!
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Post by paranoid marvin » Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:05 pm

Has to be Vectrex - even today its games can't be properly emulated by any other system; the only way to play Verrex is to own Vectrex.
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Post by aztecca » Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:35 pm

Snes because of great games.
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Post by kiwimike » Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:18 am

PS1. So many great consoles but this really reignited my passion for gaming and introduced a new level of immersion and atmosphere for me.

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Post by Sokurah » Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:03 am

As Hawk said - you never forget your first love, so my choice would be The Dreamcast.
That being said, I've spent more time with my 360, so I guess that might be the better choice.
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Post by RodimusPrime » Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:47 am

looking at it with a level head then then I am in agreement about the 360. in terms of modern consoles it seems a lot of people have a real affection for the 360.

But overall it would have to be the NES, The turtles pack in particular. I recorded and watched the advert for that particular bundle every day and I got it one Christmas with Bionic Commando, Mario, Robocop. and Track and field II. Very little has come even close to that in terms of great gaming memories for me.

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Post by NorthWay » Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:57 am

The PS2 was the first console I really bought for gaming and has given me lots of entertainment, but I think I'll pick the ColecoVision that I only rented a few times, but which I found deeply engrossing. A case of sw really triumphing over hw.

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Post by HEAVYface » Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:15 pm

jap sega Saturn. because of all the games. it delivered what the 16bit consoles couldn't - arcade perfect ports of awesome 2d games - no flicker, big sprites and lots of animation.

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Post by kiwimike » Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:55 am

paranoid marvin wrote:Has to be Vectrex - even today its games can't be properly emulated by any other system; the only way to play Verrex is to own Vectrex.

Even though PS1 is my fave/vote, I think the Vectrex is a great call. It's so unique :)
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Post by bounty bob » Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:56 am

I have two (am I allowed?). The Atari 2600 as this brings back fond memories of my family all sat around the telly, trying to beat each other at street racer or watching my mum thrashing everyone at breakout. The other has to be the Sega Genesis (it was my American brother in law's so that's why I don't say the megadrive). Spending the summer playing hockey and Evander Hollyfields boxing against him. Great times.
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Post by Sputryk » Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:14 pm

Never really entertained the console world. Do have SNES, PS2 and Wii, with a few games apiece; and as I like the games I have equally, then I must equally like all my consoles! My Acetronic 1000 needs some TLC, so I can't really include that yet.

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Post by lavalyte » Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:22 am

The Megadrive, because it really did bring arcade-quality into the home.
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