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

    We've had some real corkers over the years, but which is your pick of the bunch?
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    Re: QOTW: Which is the best games console of all time?

    I will always have fond memories of the PS1, yeah there were Ataris and all sorts before hand but the Playstation heralded the true beginning of the console generation IMO.
    Grab that. Get that. Check it out. Bring that here. Grab anything useful. Take anything good.

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

    I agree with the ps1, just because of how much more power they managed to get out of it than expected, the opening up of 3d polygons to the masses, the thumping speed and soundtracks of games like Ridge Racer and Wipeout, it literally was a home arcade machine and there was what seemed like an endless supply of both western and Japanese titles with all kinds of new genres and ideas coming out of the woodwork. I have gamed since the spectrum, commodore and amiga days but the transition from a Sega mega Drive to a PS1 was unreal, it was such a great gaming era and it even carried through to the ps2 era to some extent.

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

    Playstation 1 definitely! It was such a huge jump for games and gamers. No other consoler has made the jump and impact it did since or dare I say before either.

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

    I've only ever owned a sega megadrive console wise so I'd have to plump for that one.

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

    I'll let ya know soon - just put together a retro gaming suite as a moving in present to myself

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

    N64, has to be. Great games and a controller that has not been bettered since!

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

    Dreamcast

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

    I'd first have thought the NES, as even I had one.... eventually... once the N64 had driven the prices down...
    Second might actually have been the Gameboy, as I saw those everywhere and they were so much more affordable.
    But then, I spent the most hours playing Goldeneye on the N64, to the point where I was probably close to the levels of a Pro Gamer.

    What makes one THE best?
    Probably the one that the most people got, whatever the myriad of reasons for them choosing it.

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

    Playstation 2. The variety and quality of the games was astounding. Just a massive library of big hits and hidden gems.

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

    Whichever's the latest. Take nostalgia out of it, and each console is better than the last. Old games were rubbishrubbishrubbishrubbishe, short, and lacked depth. Every generation is s leap forward in gaming and the consoles they play on.

    Also, the PSX was the best.

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

    I think over the years I owned:
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    I would have to say, out of those, PS1 is where my most fond gaming memories are. Metal Gear Solid, WWF, Gran Turismo, Tekken, Crash Bandicoot.... yeah it was great.

    I've always been a PC gamer really though, so its pretty much always been secondary.

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

    I do love my SEGA Megadrive still to this day and it is setup under my 51" TV and used quite often, I also love the Dreamcast as it is just cool looking and has some great titles. I still love the Camecube also, great quality built machine and another machine setup under my TV alongside the PS2 & 4.

    Thinking on it though I think the PS2 has been my favourite console (prior to current gen), it runs 99% of PS1 games and has a great library of its own.

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

    PS1 + FF7 = fun childhood

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

    Has to be the Vectrex.

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

    Has to be the Vectrex. For the babies wondering what that was - https://youtu.be/rFlHdlfZQgI

    Double post ... but the Vectrex was that good it deserves more than 1

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