XBOX vs PS2 vs Gamecube

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  1. Eric_L

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    XBOX vs PS2 vs Gamecube

    I am thinking of getting one of these for my family, We will be playing on a large screen with a dolby 5.1 surround setup (and a very MANLY 15" Velodyne Subwoofer!!)

    I am interested in the audio, mainly, that sounds come from behind as well as in front and center. and BOOM!
    Do all of these units offere games with surround sound?

    If someone is behind me shooting, I want to hear it from the rear speakers. I don't want just left/right seperation.

    Also, I have a 6yr old and a 4 yr old. If they are lucky I will let them play too.

    First person shooters are fun, but I also like strategy games.
     
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    If on the audio side of games, I believe Xbox has the edge. Just playing HALO will really get u going!
     
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    There are only a million threads already talking about the differences between all the consoles...do we really need to have a new one every week?

    Not meaning to be cruel, but doing a simple search on the video game hardware forum with the phrase "xbox gamecube ps2" turns up 6 threads with the subject specifically talking about comparisons on the first page alone.
     
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    I Agree.
     
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    Throw in another vote for XBOX audio superiority from me. Both the XBOX and PS2 make use of optical outputs for audio, but only the XBOX makes use true discrete surround sound for most games. How well the surround channels are utilized seems to vary quite a bit from game to game, but the sounds/music seem better (on average) with the XBOX, IMO.

    There are some PS2 games that make use of DTS via software in the game, but they are few. I think some PS2 games also make use of Dolby Pro Logic II.

    The Gamecube does not have any digital audio output, so most of it's games are in stereo with many of the major titles using Dolby Pro Logic II (which is pretty good in some cases).
     
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    Graphically and aurally, the X-Box is the best.

    But if you want game selection, go for the PS2.

    But if you want AAA quality first-party games, go for the GameCube.

    From what you've said, I'd recommend an X-Box.
     
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    GameCube for Graphics to $$ ratio and cool games..
     
  10. Tino D'Voe

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    I'll throw one in for the gamecube. Although fewer games than the competition, the ones they have now are pretty damn sweet. And there's even more to come. Another thing I love about it is the Wavebird, and the fact that I can throw everything in my backpack and it even has a handle!!
     
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    I own all three systems and have to vote for the 'cube. The sound on the XBox is better, but the Pro Logic II sacrifice is worth it for the quality of games. You will love Metroid Prime and Eternal Darkness (for both sound and gameplay), and your kids will love games like Super Mario Sunshine and Super Monkey Ball (and you will, too). Of course, if you need a DVD player, get the XBox, but for family, the 'cube can't be beat.
     
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