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Re: 3 favourite consoles when it comes to the..

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:36 pm
by DreamcastRIP
killbot wrote:
theantmeister wrote:These are all relatively innocuous designs that are modelled to look like something that might actually belong under your TV. Stuff like the Megadrive or SNES look like children's toys.
They are children's toys! Gaming started becoming too po-faced when consoles started looking like pieces of stereo equipment.
Given that the first mass produced successful games console released back in 1977 kinda ressembled such a thing then... :mrgreen:

Re: 3 favourite consoles when it comes to the..

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:37 pm
by The Hardest of All Freds
PC Engine Shuttle
Panasonic 3DO
MD+MCD Stack

Worst
C64GS
PS3
NGAGE

Re: 3 favourite consoles when it comes to the..

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:33 pm
by killbot
DreamcastRIP wrote:
killbot wrote:
theantmeister wrote:These are all relatively innocuous designs that are modelled to look like something that might actually belong under your TV. Stuff like the Megadrive or SNES look like children's toys.
They are children's toys! Gaming started becoming too po-faced when consoles started looking like pieces of stereo equipment.
Given that the first mass produced successful games console released back in 1977 kinda ressembled such a thing then... :mrgreen:
To be fair, the 2600 is a beautiful thing - in fact I listed it as one of my 3. But I liked the MD and SNES precisely because they were unpretentious. They looked like toys because they were toys - brilliant toys. There was no pretence at being something more. That only came with the CD-i and 3DO and their insistance on looking like high end stereo equipment and playing 'interactive movies'. Y'know, because 'fun' is, like, so childish, innit?

Re: 3 favourite consoles when it comes to the..

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:02 pm
by DoraemonTheCat
Best (not in order)

1. JVC Wondermega
2. Sega Megadrive
3. Hello Kitty Dreamcast - can someone please post a pic, as I don't know how to add images!

Worst

1. Atari Lynx II
2. Sega Megadrive II
3. Xbox

Re: 3 favourite consoles when it comes to the..

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:11 pm
by crusto
I'm only gonna nominate machines I've owned or encountered via a pal etc.

Best:

1. NEC PC Engine, peerless.
2. Sega MD
3. Sega MS

Worst:

1. US Snes
2. NES
3. Original PS3

Re: 3 favourite consoles when it comes to the..

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:20 pm
by aztecca
Got to be an Atari woody followed by a megadrive mk mcd mk1 combo and in third i would have to go for the pc engine.

Re: 3 favourite consoles when it comes to the..

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:27 pm
by Lord Innit
Best
Atari 2600 woody
Atari Jaguar
Vectrex

Worst
Turbo Grafx 16
Colecovision
Master System II

Re: 3 favourite consoles when it comes to the..

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:45 pm
by snowkatt
tricky because i dont really like the design of many consoles

best :

the dreamcast : simple small elegant

the multimega : same as the dreamcast just portable ( ish ) and in black

the cube : its name is not a lie it is a cube it has some striking symetrical lines in a modern art sculpture kind of way could have done with out the handle though

worst :

the jaguar : the jaguar with the cd attached to it has an uncanny resembelance to a toilet

the ps2 slim : the playstation 2 already doesnt have the greatets design ( it looks like a bass booster to be honest ) but the slim is just a miniature version of that with awkward button placing

the xbox 1 : its huge its a box with an x on it and its bloody ugly its the size of a vcr and when dead its a door stop

Re: 3 favourite consoles when it comes to the..

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:25 pm
by r0jaws
Bit of a toughy really, but if pushed I suppose...

1. PC Engine, elegant and simple, just a shame about the layout of the input and output sockets.
2. xBox360 Black. Smooth and sleek. Wireless everything, and the hub of my gaming.
3. Can't decide between 2 of Nintendo's finest here.. Gameboy Advance Micro NES edition, Beutiful, iconic and cute if a little uncomfortable after prolonged play. Either that, or the original NES. There's something about the old breeze-block which appeals to me. Stark clean lines, solid, no fuss grey and black colour scheme. I used to think they were pig ugly as a kid, but as my tastes have matured, I've come to appreciate it more.

Re: 3 favourite consoles when it comes to the..

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:05 am
by TwoHeadedBoy
01-Multi-Mega
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02-Neo Geo Pocket Color
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That blue camouflage version, definitely! Lots nicer than the "Anthracite" version I got.

03-Nomad
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Looks ugly at first glance, but when you stop to have a PROPER look at it, it doesn't do anything wrong (besides having the cartridge stick out the top, and having a massive battery pack on the back of it).

And the worst...

01-NES
02-PS2
03-Game Master
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Re: 3 favourite consoles when it comes to the..

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:55 am
by Rinoa
Best
- PlayStation 3 (original)
- NES
- Dreamcast

Worst
- Master System
- Xbox
- 3DO

Re: 3 favourite consoles when it comes to the..

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:26 pm
by Flint
Best: Gameboy Micro
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Worst: Gameboy Micro with e-reader
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Oh yeah top 3... let's say Megadrive and Atari 2600 to round it off.

Re: 3 favourite consoles when it comes to the..

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:28 pm
by ZXSabreman
Best

1 - Nintendo 64
2 - SEGA Dreamcast
3 - Neo Geo CD

The ps3 and Super Nintendo (pal/Jap) just miss out

Worst

1 - Xbox (original)
2 - Nes
3 - Super Nintendo (US version)

Re: 3 favourite consoles when it comes to the..

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:40 pm
by nakamura
Ahh the american SNES. What a thing of absolute beauty. It stirs up wonderful memories and I still get such a kick when I turn mine on.

Man, it is UGLY as hell though. What a disgusting console in terms of visual appeal. My love is purely nostalgia, it's more like a child that has been in a car crash. Love it all the same!

As for real best looking, hard to call but The PC Engine is probably the coolest looking machine ever made.

Re: 3 favourite consoles when it comes to the..

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:23 pm
by kiwimike
PC Engine. Gorgeous design that hasn't been bettered. Worst marketing idea to change that original beauty!
Vectrex. Still something special
GB Micro. I might be an old fart that struggles with the screen size, there's no denying that design though! :lol:

I generally like most machines design wise, the most ugly things seem to be the clones trying to pretend to be a popular machine! They do make you laugh though. While I love the Jag's original design, the drive attachment that gave it a toilet look and a media campaign attempting to give it the nickname 'The Crapper' made me laugh! :lol: