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So I have been a proud PS2 owner for the last two years. Now, while I still love my PS2 and have no desire to stop playing the many great games that come exclusive to PS2...

...well, my eyes have been wandering as of late. Specifically toward the Gamecube. Between Metroid and Zelda, it just seems like I should also get a gamecube. Now, I have always been against owning more than one platform (mainly because I would then never leave the house) but I'm thinking perhaps I should.

So, anyone else out there own more than one system? Do I officially become some sort of gaming geek if I make the purchase?



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I own both a PS2 and a Gamecube. I couldn't tell you if it makes you a gaming geek because I think I was one before then. Still, you can't deprive yourself of "Metriod Prime", "Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker", "Super Smash Brothers Melee" and "Animal Crossing" any longer.

(Trust me on the last one. Even though everyone seems to have gotten sick of it - myself included, we all played that game every single day for *months*.)



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yea, you have to have more then one system. i got a game cube as soon as it came out cuz i knew there was going to be a zelda for it. you have to have a ps2 and a game cube. you can do without the xbox thought.
as for being a gaming geek, i never hear of such a thing. its ok to be glued to a game when it comes out or untill you beat it. i did not even get the new zelda yet ive been to much of a work geek to get to the store.
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Screw loyalty. I got all three of the newest systems- I am a Nintendo fan at heart, and those are the games I get most excited for, but if you have the money, why not. With certain games coming out only on one platform, you can't go wrong. I mean, how can I play Smackdown if I only have a Gamecube? And if I get a PS2, then I miss Zelda, Metroid, and others!





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If you're talking about every console in history, I've got a NES, a Sega Genesis, a PS1 (the old one, not the smaller one), a Nintendo 64 (which I only have four games for, and two of them suck), a Gameboy Color, and a PS2.

But of the recent consoles, I only have a PS2...even though buying a Gamecube has been really tempting lately...



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The following post expresses the opinions of a raving Jerichoholic. He is biased, opinionated and bitter. You have been warned.

I own GameCube and PS2 of the "next gen" systems, but I've had a NES, SNES, N64, Genesis and PS1 all pass through my house. I think I've still got a Genesis kicking around here somewhere. The point is, GC and PS2 are definitely the way to go. SmackDown! and the FF series on PS2 and Mario Sunshine on GamneCube. 'Nuff said. Plus Zelda's good if you're into that kinda thing. I played the original on NES and wasn't impressed.



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All right then, I think I will take my bonus money and march down and get me a gamecube. Although it looks like I should wait until May 4th, then I can get a free Zelda game with my purchase...





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I have the PS2 and an Xbox. I had a Gamecube but ended up selling it because of the lack of quality games for the system (yes, I realize the same argument can be made of the Xbox). Yes, the first party games are great, but when that is pretty much all the system has to offer, they aren't in too good of a shape (see 64, Nintendo)...
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Personally- Gamecube is my favorite system. YES, the first party titles are the best part about the system, and that is about it- but honestly, as little as I have actual TIME to play video games, that is enough for me. I rarely pick up my PS2 or XBox, and when I do, it is because there is nothing really new at the time for the Cube, and I happen to have some free time on my hands.

Plus, I still just friggin HATE the Playstation controller- it is by far the worst controller I have ever had to learn to use- totally uncomfortable. Nintendo has always excelled at ergonomic controllers, in my opinion...





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    Originally posted by Pool-Boy
    Personally- Gamecube is my favorite system. YES, the first party titles are the best part about the system, and that is about it- but honestly, as little as I have actual TIME to play video games, that is enough for me. I rarely pick up my PS2 or XBox, and when I do, it is because there is nothing really new at the time for the Cube, and I happen to have some free time on my hands.

    Plus, I still just friggin HATE the Playstation controller- it is by far the worst controller I have ever had to learn to use- totally uncomfortable. Nintendo has always excelled at ergonomic controllers, in my opinion...



Woah...woah...woah. Gamecube controller, ergonomic? The one with a D-pad the size of a Lucky Charms marshmellow. The one with a Z-button that you need a microscope and a safety pin to push? The one with the shoulder buttons that have to be pulled back 3"? Nintendo usually works their first-party titles around their controllers well, but it is RARE that any other company does (pun intended). Would you honestly play Tekken or Tony Hawk with that controller?

The S-Controller is flat-out the best controller on the market today, but the basic design is that of the PS controller.



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I too have a PS2, and have been thinking about getting another system, and actually thinking of getting an X-Box over Gamecube. I think the reasons make sense, in that I live in a fraternity house, lots of brothers have X-Boxes on the network, when I have time to play a game, its hardly ever alone.... normally with people, and frankly, the X-Box seems to have the deeper multi-player games. Gamecube does have Smash, but I think Halo beats that out hands down (my opinion, I know tons of guys who would rather play Smash), and X-Box has got the sports games, Mortal Kombat DA, etc. etc. Oh well, I may just stick with the PS2 alone and pick up a couple games.



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    Originally posted by astrobstrd

    Woah...woah...woah. Gamecube controller, ergonomic? The one with a D-pad the size of a Lucky Charms marshmellow. The one with a Z-button that you need a microscope and a safety pin to push? The one with the shoulder buttons that have to be pulled back 3"? Nintendo usually works their first-party titles around their controllers well, but it is RARE that any other company does (pun intended). Would you honestly play Tekken or Tony Hawk with that controller?

    The S-Controller is flat-out the best controller on the market today, but the basic design is that of the PS controller.



I actually prefer playing Tony Hawk on that controller, to be honest. I think the big triggers are great- much easier than the tiny, DUAL triggers you have on a PLaystation- How in Gods name can anyone be expected to use their index AND middle fingers to pull triggers, while still holding the controller and using it? Plus, the analog stick is in a TERRIBALY position. With so many games requiring that you use that stick, to have it in a place where your thumb has to crook at such a huge angle to control it, it starts to hurt-

And heaven forbid you have a game that requires you hit the circle and square buttons at the same time...

I will grant you that certain companies make better use of each platform's controller style, but I still feel the design of the Gamecube controller is by far the best out there right now. Granted, I also think that even that can't hold a candle to the N64 controller, but I have a feeling that THAT is just me...


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No, you're right. The n64 controller was probably the best I've ever used. Hell, you could hit A and B at the same time, and that is always happy-making.

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Hmm, I have a Genesis (model one from '89, no less), SNES, Saturn, PS1, Dreamcast, and PS2 (borrowed) around these parts. Variety is a good thing.

The 'cube looks good to me. Solid secondary choice after a PS2 (the PS2 is only really my first choice because of its wealth of RPG titles; I'm more of a Sega fanboy at heart.)



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It's strange to me that people are praising the N64 controller. It was good for GoldenEye and that's IT. I played Majora's Mask on the N64 and experienced SERIOUS wrist pain. I have typed wrong for years and I have played MANY hours of video games- often for hours a day. Never before that did I have problems, and I haven't since. I thought that gettting hooked on Metroid Prime, Wind Waker and Ocarina of Time with no break might be a problem, but I'm fine.

The Gamecube shoulder buttons take some getting used to, but I'm fine with them now. The Dualshock is the best controller I've used (I've only used the giant version of the XBox controller), but the N64 controller is by far the worst proprietary controller I've ever had the displeasure of using.



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Are you sure you were using the N64 controller right? I never had ANY pain using that controller- not for Majoras Mask, not for any sports game- nothing. The whole thing was designed for easy holding...

The dual shock is way too small to use comfortably...






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It really depends on your hands. Personally, I love the dual shock, it's the perfect size. I always found the N64 pad very clumsy.



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i like the n64 and the dual shock controler now that xbox controler gave me horid flashbacks of the insane jaguar controler



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Am I the only one who like the xbox big controler better than the small one? I dont mind my GC controler at all. It took me a few days to get use to it but now its pretty good (well besides the bad D-pad)
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Yeah, but what the hell does Nintendo ever use that D-Pad for anyway? Bringing up the map in Zelda, changing visors in Metroid and giving instructions to your wingmen (that will be ignored anyway) in Rouge Leader. I can't think of any other uses it has. It's not like it's a major part of the controller.



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