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    Re: QOTW: Which is the best games console of all time?

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    Re: QOTW: Which is the best games console of all time?

    amiga cd32, years before the playstation, and the only reason the playstation existed

    it cost £500 or something and nobody saw the point without a keyboard, when proper amiga cost less, so it failed good, buts its the first full console that had the full packaged layout for the future

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    Re: QOTW: Which is the best games console of all time?

    Megadrive or Snes closely followed by the N64.

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    Re: QOTW: Which is the best games console of all time?

    The PS2 has to be the best console of all time.
    So many groundbreaking games, Final Fantasy X, Kingdom Hearts, Burnout, Time Crisis with Guncon, Onimusha... good times!

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    Re: QOTW: Which is the best games console of all time?

    ps4 pro
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    Re: QOTW: Which is the best games console of all time?

    SNES

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    I wanted to pick Amiga500 but that isn't a console...

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    Re: QOTW: Which is the best games console of all time?

    I guess this question it all depends on how we define 'best'.
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    Re: QOTW: Which is the best games console of all time?

    N64 and the dreamcast great games on them .

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    Re: QOTW: Which is the best games console of all time?

    Toss up for me between the SNES, Sega Dreamcast and N64. All were amazing and innovative for their time. And in some sense they were the biggest seismic shifts in the console market to date. Every thing since has been a tweak on their formula.

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    Re: QOTW: Which is the best games console of all time?

    The almighty PlayStation 2.

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    Re: QOTW: Which is the best games console of all time?

    i gave up on playing games a long time ago. how you define the best console is a matter of opinion. it's probably going to be the latest most powerful one available. the better question would have been what's someone's most favourite console unless the wording was intentional to raise post count

    personally i played a lot of ps1, it was fantastic in it's day and there weren't all the same distractions that the internet brings today, and cable/sat tv wasn't as overbearing as it is now, so i spent a lot of time on that

    i followed up with the dreamcast which really was a great machine and it's a shame it didn't last longer. great fun games, internet capable and could do all sorts via homebrew, such as watch divx and vcd and play mp3s and run emulators like the zx spectrum

    the first xbox was also great for similar reasons. hacking it meant i got a second box so i could have one in two rooms running xbmc and did that for years before 720p material became more popular and it couldn't play it very well. it was also great for playing emulators like mame as i loved to play the original arcade games i played as a kid like star wars and spy hunter

    i got the 360, ps3 and wii and didn't play them much. the 360 was to play HDDVD which died quickly, the ps3 to play bluray, and the wii novelty ran out quickly. i never bothered with the latest batch of consoles as they don't offer anything interesting to the non gamer. no ultra bluray and a £25 android box with kodi does all my streaming stuff a couple of hundred quid or more cheaper (apart from occasionally using legit apps i don't do online streaming, home network streaming mainly - sky and youview boxes do iplayer etc much better in my experience for the official channel apps, and likewise for netflix)

    i played the original gameboy a lot too. i had a sega colour console that was pretty cool but the batteries drained like no tomorrow and games were limited and expensive and it was pretty big so only much good at home when it could be mains powered. that's the flaw in a portable player

    zx spectrum was what i played most games on. a lot of time spent on that in the day

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    Re: QOTW: Which is the best games console of all time?

    Does the original Game Boy count? As its the only one I've ever used.

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    Re: QOTW: Which is the best games console of all time?

    NES - the console i played most as a child. Had a lot of fun with it. This was back when you'd go to the local gas stationon fridays to rent cartridges, and play through the games over the weekend.

    And i'd say the gameplay, graphics and sound still gives a good impression today. Although not all TV's play nice with yesterdays 4:3 ratio.

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    Re: QOTW: Which is the best games console of all time?

    In terms of setting setting the benchmark I suppose the NES was the biggest single jump, and as such the greatest in my opinion - and the SNES furthered the brand nicely, even just for Mario Kart (the original is still the best!). That said, I was a SEGA guy.

    I guess later on the PS1 was the one which took things into the next generation, but it was a long way behind the NES in terms of how revolutionary it was in my opinion.

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    My trouble is most of my gaming started on computers, Acornsoft's Defender on the BBC Model B was a favourite until I lost a lot of my childhood to Elite with Thompson Twins on in the background. Always been more of a PC gamer than a console gamer
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    Re: QOTW: Which is the best games console of all time?

    Not a clue. The only console I've ever owned is a woodgrain Atari VCS (which I still have).

    Other than that it's been computers all the way - ZX Spectrum, Amiga 500, Amiga 1200, then many different PC's

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