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    I think that the Xbox holds up as well as the Gamecube, despite a lot of games also being on PC.

    I dusted off mine just a couple of weeks ago to play a little bit of Outrun 2, Panzer Dragoon Orta, DOA 2 Ultimate and Project Gotham Racing 2. I’ve been meaning to play Conker’s Bad Fur Day soon.
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    I like all 3 equally, I guess. Xbox for Halo and Forza and the RPGs that were only on Xbox. Cube AND Xbox for way too many hours of PSO. Cube for the exclusives and especially PN03 and for it's controller design, which I love. PS2 for hours and hours of Gran Turismo 3 and 4 as well as the crapload of RPGs. Warm fuzzies all around for this generation.

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    Like others mentioned, the Cube got play from me mainly due to the Nintendo-made exclusives. The Xbox did get a majority of my attention during its generation until the Wii came along followed by the Xbox 360. I remember all the hub bub about "Super Mario Galaxy" with the 3D gravity puzzles like it was some new thang, which I just shook my head and fired up "Psychonauts", which already had such things. Other big things it got me into like nothing else was online gaming. Xbox Live added a whole taped section of geography on the existing map of online, and that section was prominently called "CONSOLES" (or "Consolvania"?). It was easy, quick and I had a blast with it. Memories of poor 12 year old pre-pubescent boys' characters getting blown away while flying away in a helicopter in the demo of "Battlefield 2:Modern Combat" by their friend who got mad that they were left behind. Doing somersaults dodging psychic blasts from an online opponent in "Phantom Dust" while my attacker is laughing their ass off screaming "WILL YOU JUST DIE ALREADY!!" at me as I was waiting for SOMETHING offensive to fight back with (didn't happen).

    I am attempting to get into a Xbox revival these days on our gaming family video game days. One of my step sons feels that "Star Wars: Battlefront" is the "definitive Battlefront experience" (his words). My daughter sometimes will do Karaoke Revolution Party with me, though I have to get a new microphone for duets.

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    I used to play the snot out of Battlefield 2. I loved the map layouts of that game, where could choose to be a run and gunner or hide in a rock as a sniper. I remember one matchup of capture the flag, where the 2 flag carriers met in the middle of the map and proceeded to Merle each other. Everyone in the area started hollering as the battle had drawn out. It was hilarious.

    I also remember getting home early from work and had decided to play a little Burnout 3 online. I ended up playing against a bunch of Europeans and have a good ribbing with each other.

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    Slightly off-topic but I believe that the Xbox 360 didn't hold up. It's very slow and sluggish, with no updates, and YouTube is unwatchable. Contrast to the PS3, where I watch YouTube flawlessly in the extra bedroom when I'm in it. The PS3 still gets updates too, with the last one being around the Summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zap! View Post
    Slightly off-topic but I believe that the Xbox 360 didn't hold up. It's very slow and sluggish, with no updates, and YouTube is unwatchable. Contrast to the PS3, where I watch YouTube flawlessly in the extra bedroom when I'm in it. The PS3 still gets updates too, with the last one being around the Summer.
    One of the reasons for PS3 updates though is likely to keep Bluray movie support (a Sony license) up and running. The 360 never had that drive. If your bluray player is not updated, newer releases will not be watchable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg2600 View Post
    One of the reasons for PS3 updates though is likely to keep Bluray movie support (a Sony license) up and running. The 360 never had that drive. If your bluray player is not updated, newer releases will not be watchable.
    why would updates be needed for Blu Ray support on the PS3? I have never updated my standalone BluRay player since I bought it like 7 years ago and it seems to be working just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbpxl View Post
    why would updates be needed for Blu Ray support on the PS3? I have never updated my standalone BluRay player since I bought it like 7 years ago and it seems to be working just fine.
    The few times I've tried playing blurays on my PS3 I was asked to update the system as it wouldn't allow me to play these discs on it. It's why I'm not bothering to collect blurays as that's a headache I'd rather avoid dealing with. The updates would be on the disc though, I didn't connect my PS3 to the internet. The updates are related to copy protection.

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