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June 21st, 2017, 13:11
So, do you have a favorite console - and why?

For me, I think it has to be the Sega Dreamcast. I always thought it was such a great little machine with plenty of great games. Should have been more successful, but alas
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June 21st, 2017, 13:16
Xbox - I really enjoyed playing Fusion Frenzy and Halo series with hubby

Second up is Nintendo - why? One word. POKEMON!!!
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June 21st, 2017, 13:19
TurboGrafx-16

Back in the day it was way ahead of it's time.

Had some great games like military madness.
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June 21st, 2017, 13:20
Originally Posted by CelticFrost View Post
TurboGrafx-16

Back in the day it was way ahead of it's time.

Had some great games like military madness.
Never actually heard of that one
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June 21st, 2017, 13:23
Not really a console guy anymore but it has to be the N64 for me.

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June 21st, 2017, 13:28
Just one console?

Okay then. My favorite is Nintendo 64DD.
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June 21st, 2017, 13:54
It would have to be my first PS3. Not only did it play PS3 games, but also the huge PS2 JRPG library of games that I could buy for like $5 or less (pre-owned) at Gamestop. It also let me watch Netflix, and acted as my DVD player. Not only that, but it played my downloaded movies from the network.
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June 21st, 2017, 14:23
I was very fond of my GameCube. Rogue Squadron (or whatever that GameCube exclusive Star wars game was called) was awesome. Such a shame it was never released on PC. Also, Eternal Darkness: Sanitys requiem was great. And there was a great FPS Metroid game as well.
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June 21st, 2017, 14:25
Originally Posted by Pongo View Post
I was very fond of my GameCube. Rogue Squadron (or whatever that GameCube exclusive Star wars game was called) was awesome. Such a shame it was never released on PC. Also, Eternal Darkness: Sanitys requiem was great. And there was a great FPS Metroid game as well.
I tried an emulated version of Eternal Darkness a few years ago and it was clearly a great game! Reminds me I should give it another try.
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June 21st, 2017, 14:28
This is too tough for me. My first was Atari, then NES, but the two that changed my life were Gameboy and then SNES. Then later PS1 was huge for me, PS2 pretty huge, and beyond that it starts to dwindle a bit. Although I did enjoy the original Xbox + Xbox 360, too.

I'd say SNES is my most loved system. It had the biggest impact on me, as those were the days my older sister's boyfriend would leave a rented game in the tray overnight, and I'd wake up like it was Christmas, run to the SNES and play it. And later walking to the local mom n' pops video store to look through all the games, spotting a little game called Final Fantasy IV, and my love of RPGs was born.

Modern day, I like emulating Nintendo DS and PSP, too. My tablet is sort of my handheld play everything console now.

All those consoles sans Gameboy have a bunch of great RPGs, too. By the PS1/PS2, RPGs were just getting ridirkulously cool. Good memories, man. Thanks for the reminder, DART!
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June 21st, 2017, 15:23
My first console was a NES, but the SNES takes the throne for me. Oh, the hours I wasted on that one in my youth…
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June 21st, 2017, 18:03
Originally Posted by NewDArt View Post
So, do you have a favorite console - and why?

For me, I think it has to be the Sega Dreamcast. I always thought it was such a great little machine with plenty of great games. Should have been more successful, but alas
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June 21st, 2017, 21:27
Except for the Xboxes and handhelds, I've owned every console mentioned in this thread.

I liked the Dreamcast, but I don't recall it having many good titles. I purchased it just to play Resident Evil: Code Veronica which was an exclusive at the time, and I didn't regret it. The only other Dreamcast game I recall owning was a Japanese survival-horror title called Blue Stinger.

I spent untold hours with both the NES and SNES when I was a kid, and I also played a ton of games on the Sega Genesis.

I also had a Sega Master System during the NES days, and I liked it just as much as the NES even though it was much less popular.

I'm not sure if I could name a favorite though. If I go by the amount of time spent using it then it would probably have been the NES.
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June 21st, 2017, 21:38
Originally Posted by CelticFrost View Post
TurboGrafx-16

Back in the day it was way ahead of it's time.

Had some great games like military madness.
Indeed, the TurboGrafx-16 had some good games. I'm surprised it wasn't more popular to be honest. I thought the visuals and sound were superior to the Mega Drive/Genesis, but I guess it wasn't marketed as well.

My favorite game was probably R-Type. I used to love that game, and the TG-16 port was nearly arcade perfect.
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June 21st, 2017, 22:35
Gotta say I liked the Mega Drive. But it was the first console I bought, so probably a bit of nostalgia involved there though… The N64 was a good one too.
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June 21st, 2017, 23:51
Originally Posted by JDR13 View Post
Indeed, the TurboGrafx-16 had some good games. I'm surprised it wasn't more popular to be honest. I thought the visuals and sound were superior to the Mega Drive/Genesis, but I guess it wasn't marketed as well.

My favorite game was probably R-Type. I used to love that game, and the TG-16 port was nearly arcade perfect.
It was hard to get games up here in Canada for it and none of the big change rental places rented them. Where with all the other systems you could rent all of their games.
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June 22nd, 2017, 14:34
Originally Posted by JDR13 View Post
Except for the Xboxes and handhelds, I've owned every console mentioned in this thread.

I liked the Dreamcast, but I don't recall it having many good titles. I purchased it just to play Resident Evil: Code Veronica which was an exclusive at the time, and I didn't regret it. The only other Dreamcast game I recall owning was a Japanese survival-horror title called Blue Stinger.

I spent untold hours with both the NES and SNES when I was a kid, and I also played a ton of games on the Sega Genesis.

I also had a Sega Master System during the NES days, and I liked it just as much as the NES even though it was much less popular.

I'm not sure if I could name a favorite though. If I go by the amount of time spent using it then it would probably have been the NES.
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June 26th, 2017, 04:52
No love for the Vectrex? Still have mine. Might still work!
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June 26th, 2017, 17:48
Atari 2600. It was my second console, but MOON PATROL!!!

Other than that, I really enjoyed my SNES and my PS2 the most. Though I also liked all the others I had and still have.

The one I liked the least, well, that was probably the SEGA Genesis. It felt so … flimsy.
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June 28th, 2017, 15:47
For me its the classic NES - so many good memories… Sadly, most of the games were rubbish.
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