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Mike321 said:
Xbox is the best box.

I credit it for bringing the worst of PC games at the time to the console market.  Cookie cutter shooters, incomplete games and patching, hypercompetitive preteens calling each other f4gG0tz, reliance on third party servers gated by fees instead of peer to peer, ads, consoles trying to do more than just gaming, the emphasis on 'mature' games, etc.

I enjoyed the distinct separation between PC games where I played my first person games and consoles where I played my predominantly  Japanese rooted RPGs and story heavy games that had been the staple of Nintendo and Sony since the rebirth of console gaming by Nintendo.  Xbox basically ruined that and pushed hard to make consoles into PCs bloated with shallow Western AAA action games and focus on graphics being the most important and in the process diluted what was previously a unique identity for consoles.


Glad to see GameCube winning in the absence of PS2.  Dreamcast had a life too short to matter even though it had potential. Skies of Arcadia, Grandia II, Code Veronica, and Shenmue... Need more than 4 games... Pains me because Dreamcast's 8 MB VRAM vs PS2's 4MB gave DC games a distinctly more colorful texture environment vs the PS2's often 8 bit reduced resolution muddy look.  Would have made for some vibrant RPG worlds as Skies of Arcadia showed. RIP.