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Old 11-04-2000, 09:08 PM   #41
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I've just brought my Dreamcast for Christmas
I'll have to wait about 7 weeks to find out. But when you see a deal this good, you gotta take advantage of the guy who labelled the package wrong (just kidding, it was a real package, but it could change at any time).

I'll use my PC for most internet purposes, but if there are some good games (like SBR or Demolition) that support online play, I may consider Sega.net. How much is it?

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Old 11-04-2000, 10:09 PM   #42
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Sega ran this really cool deal, which gave you $50 off if you signed up for Sega.Net.

I also think they had a $150 rebate for a while. I'll check and see if they still have it!
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Old 11-05-2000, 04:03 PM   #43
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I don't care about prices, and you shouldn't care about how much I spend. Sure about 150 price difference but the PS2 is 10 times faster than the DC.

Viva la Playstation 2!

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Old 11-05-2000, 07:52 PM   #44
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Woha, Davey! Yousa gotten alla dat for so cheep? Mesa screwed! I borted me DC for $300, and I onle getted a Controller and Choo Choo Rocket!

TLR no much different from da PSX one, but a) da imajes are smoove, and b) yousa gotted it free!

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Old 11-05-2000, 08:30 PM   #45
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Tom, it's all about the games. True the P$2 might be faster than the DC, but it has no really good games!

Also, one more thing. If the P$2 is so damned fast, how come it stuggles so much with running Unreal Tournament with only 5 bots in it. The framerate often drops below 20fps according to the reviews!

Sony may claim that the console can pull off 75 million polygons per second, but why can't the console run UT with more than a maximum of 5 bots? And that at an unplayable framerate!
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Old 11-05-2000, 09:04 PM   #46
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I thought I read that the DC was going to have a DVD attachement added sometime in the future. Is that just a rumor?

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Old 11-06-2000, 12:09 AM   #47
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As of now I think it's just a rumour, but a very 'hot' one.

I don't see it very unlikely that we will see a DVD announcement for DC very soon!

Also, Sega has announced a new PCI card that allows you to play DC games on your PC!
http://www.pcgamer.co.uk/news/news_p...p?news_id=3005
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Old 11-06-2000, 12:34 PM   #48
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The guy at Game said something about a DVD addon. It's better than the PS2, since if your DVD breaks on the PS2 you're screwed and can't play any games. If it happens on the DC, you can pop the addon off and continue playing DC games.

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Old 11-06-2000, 12:37 PM   #49
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There will be more games... you wait and see.

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Old 11-06-2000, 01:41 PM   #50
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Hey, I just got a DVD-Rom for $30. ; )

And considering I can play PSX 1 games on my computer at 100% speed, I guess there's no reason for me to ever get a PS2, well not until it actually gets some games I'm interested in and goes down in price.

I'd probably get a DC first, it just has more games available and it is far more reasonable cost-wise. Good points made above on this topic.

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Old 11-09-2000, 12:33 PM   #51
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100%? Cool! How much did Bleem! cost?

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Old 11-09-2000, 05:05 PM   #52
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I will be buying a PS2 next Christmas because of MGS2, Starfighter, Silent Hill 2 and Rayman 2: Revolution. That's it. At least, those are all the games I'm interested in right now.

Crazy Taxi, SW Racer, SBR, JPB, Demolition, Half-Life, Shenmue, Unreal Tournament...need I go on? besides, I couldn't change my mind, even if I wanted to.

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Old 11-09-2000, 06:49 PM   #53
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Yes, Soul Calibur!
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Old 11-09-2000, 07:57 PM   #54
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Yes, that is another top game I forgot to mention. I'm tired, that's all...

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Old 11-11-2000, 10:27 AM   #55
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You just wait until march next year, the games will be flowing in.

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Old 11-11-2000, 07:30 PM   #56
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Yes, they will. I'm not saying the PS2 will crash and burn within a few months. But, as of the launch, there are NO GOOD TITLES. MGS2 will be out this time next year, and Unreal and SBR will be out on DC as well. It's not worth the money to buy one now. It's still not worth 300 in March, but at least then the good titles will be announced and out.

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Old 11-12-2000, 01:02 PM   #57
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Yep, there will be.

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Old 11-13-2000, 06:42 PM   #58
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Pssst! Dave!

I think Oddworld is lying, and Munch is still coming out for PS2. My proof? A book I just got through the post (which was printed fresh) says Munch is still on.

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Old 11-13-2000, 07:08 PM   #59
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Psst, Tom. A book through the post is hardly an official source. If it was still on, it would have been posted on www.oddworld.com. Some stores have taken pre-orders for the game, and have had to return the money to the customers.

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Old 11-13-2000, 07:49 PM   #60
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*gulp* Okay, apology time...

Yes, I too got an official PS2 book through the post. But this is how "up to date" the list is:
  • They spelt "Munch" with an "e". They also say Abe wears a "nappy".
  • I cancelled my order on the 29th October. It's taken them over two weeks to send this.
  • The book was published early October. Munch's Oddysee was cancelled from the lineup 24th October.

And even MORE bad news...Check here.

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Old 11-14-2000, 06:37 PM   #61
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There's a lot of stuff in that 'here' link... what was the bad news?

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Old 11-14-2000, 06:53 PM   #62
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That Starfighter has been pushed back to the beginning of December.

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Old 11-14-2000, 07:06 PM   #63
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Sorry, 20th December is the new release date for Starfighter.

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Old 11-15-2000, 04:42 PM   #64
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It dosen't effect me, I'm getting my PS2 for christmas... and I would have got SF for christmas anyway. You said you wanted a good image? I found one:

[img] http://www.lucasarts.com/products/st...screens/23.jpg [/img]
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Old 11-15-2000, 05:21 PM   #65
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Ah. What a nice landscape. Gee, now I feel like paying over 300 for a PS2 on Ebay, just so I can look at this landscape over and over again. It really is beautiful, the way you can clearly see the sharp sides of the ships against the wonderfully blended scenery. How it makes your eyes immediately focus on the rough edges of the ships. How they have detracted from blending the sides, just to make the landscape that much more pretty.

I'm fed up of having this conversation now. I'm fed up of having to point out the flaws of the PS2 over and over again. Especially when i have to point them out to you at school as well.

And so, I will leave you all now.

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Old 11-16-2000, 04:45 PM   #66
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THEN STOP DOING IT! Jeez, just because you're not going to spend 300 on a really good console dosen't mean you have to ***** on flaws that it DOES NOT HAVE - just to make the Drecamcast look good.

I respect everyone else's views and contributions about the 'console war' as it seems. On what I hope will be the last we will sit here and bicker about Sony and Sega, I leave this now with a couple of words...

I ordered a PS2. I am not proud or ashamed to have done so, and as of now I don't care what fellow gamers think.

Bye.

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Old 11-16-2000, 04:59 PM   #67
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Whoa, boy! What bein happenin? Mesa goen away for a few days, and Gary returnen to find dat Davey gone (for good?) and Tom STILL bein geddin da PlayStation 2. Gary's frends callen it da GayStation! Bombad funny!

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Old 11-16-2000, 06:32 PM   #68
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Err...I think you guys are taking this one step to far...

You two seem like pretty good friends, but now you are letting a console get between you!! Wow, never knew gaming would reach that stage...

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Old 11-16-2000, 08:40 PM   #69
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Hey Gary, I believed I saw you while I was playing Jedi Power Batlles on the DC.

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Old 11-17-2000, 12:36 AM   #70
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Hey Pedro, Shenmue is out here!

I didn't buy it yet, kinda short on cash. I'll probably get it for my B-Day in a month!
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Old 11-17-2000, 12:53 PM   #71
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Gary, that is just what I thought. As for the 'Gay'station, Why???

The PS2 is just a more faster (and expensive) version of the DC (with some lousy aunch titles)

You got your DC, so what are you complaining about?

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Old 11-17-2000, 12:55 PM   #72
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Gary, that is just what I thought. As for the 'Gay'station, Why???

The PS2 is just a more faster (and expensive) version of the DC (with some lousy launch titles)

You got your DC, so what are you complaining about?

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Old 11-17-2000, 02:32 PM   #73
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I didn't buy Bleem! (although I still could). I don't even use it frankly.. I use VGS when I do play PSX games (rarely).

They each cost about the same price as a new game ($50) where I'm at. But I'm sure you can find them cheaper if you look hard enough.

Arguing over the best console is like arguing over the best music or the best flavour of ice cream. Honestly, does it really matter that much? Obviously it does to the companies that make the money. They'll let you believe anything so long as they outsell their competitors. As to which system is "better," that all depends on your own expectations and preferences.

For my money I would get a DC, mainly because the PS2 has very little to offer me that I don't already have access to (I have a DVD-Rom, a great PC, access to fast PSX emulators, etc). For me the judge of a system is the quantity and quality of games it has (and that is based on what kinds of games I like), and the overall cost of that investment. You can decide for yourself what you spend your own money on, I say.

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Old 11-17-2000, 09:47 PM   #74
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Darth_simpson, you lucky person.
I still have to wait 13 more days(if it doesn't get delayed), good thing I already saved some money so I can get on the day of release. But hey, at least Metropolis Street Racer was released first in europe.(I still don't have it tough, I got JPB instead)

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Old 11-18-2000, 07:40 PM   #75
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The thing is I am getting pi$$ed with my PC because it crashes all the time (and I think the monitor is giving me eye-cancer, they really hurt!). I pre-ordered myself a PS2 because I believe it will be really popular in the future - and I will be bored this christmas anyway!


My last point:

If you have a DC, be happy with it.
If you have a PS2, be happy with it.
If you have a good 'ol PC, be happy with it.

It's not about the console, it's about the great selection of Star Wars games.


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