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Warrior
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Myself, I have been a loyal Nintendo fan and I have owned all of their consoles except the virtural boy. I like the X-Box and the PSP too, but their prices are INSANE!

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Warrior
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For video games, SEGA all the way. The Genesis had many more PC-style RPGs as compared to the SNES. The Genesis also was less politically correct and as a result had more mature games overall.

Modern consoles have unfortunately followed the SNES example of dishing out mostly FF clones.

The PC remains my platform of choice, by far.

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Lancer
Posts: 73 | Registered: Friday, January 13 2006 08:00
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I used to be a Nintendo fan, but their new stuff sucks out loud. These days, the only new games i play are on the PS2. The PC will always win over the console though.

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Law Bringer
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I rather enjoy the work Macsoft has done, as well as anyone affiliated with the Civilization series. Cyan gets points for Myst.

I voted Other, but I'll cast a nostalgia vote for Nintendo in spirit.

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Posts: 4130 | Registered: Friday, March 26 2004 08:00
Warrior
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I like many SEGA games, to the extent that I bought a now dubiously reliable Dreamcast. Pity it was never marketed well and failed, but I still get fun out of it at times.

With SEGA's console demise I jumped ship to Nintendo and bought a Gamecube, although there have been less good titles than I had hoped.

In general I don't prefer consoles over PC games, it's just that for arcade style games consoles will be better, whereas you'll probably find a greater variety of strategy and RPGs on the latter.

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Posts: 65 | Registered: Thursday, March 2 2006 08:00
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For game developers, I have predominantly enjoyed games published by Blizzard, BioWare, and the creative forces behind the former BlackIsle Studios/now (mostly) Obsidian Entertainment.

Regarding consoles, I probably have enjoyed the PS2 most for sheer volume of titles as well as access to SquareEnix's games, but for sheer quality, I have to go for games developed for Nintendo. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time remains my favorite game ever, and the Metroid series, including the Metroid Primes, are very high quality, too.

I also really enjoyed Silicon Knights' Eternal Darkness for Gamecube, and I am sad that they never released a sequel. :(

[ Monday, June 26, 2006 10:03: Message edited by: Drew ]
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Master
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Apart from Spidweb, I really enjoyed the work of Silicon beach (and I still enjoy it), Microsoft (IEK!!!!), Macsoft and Nintendo, though I only have the very first 9black and white) gameboy.

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For consoles, Square. Not Square-Enix, but Square.

For PC, that's a no-brainer: Black Isle.

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Posts: 6936 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
Warrior
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[quote=Real Ultimate Designing
For consoles, Square. Not Square-Enix, but Square.[/quote]Xenogears remains my favorite Squaresoft game.

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For PC, that's a no-brainer: Black Isle.[/quote]Amen. Planescape Torment was the best RPG ever made, IMHO.
Obsidian Entertainment is one to watch out for..

[ Monday, June 26, 2006 12:01: Message edited by: Lancer ]

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Lancer
Posts: 73 | Registered: Friday, January 13 2006 08:00
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I grew up on VII. Personally, my ordering is VII, VI, X, VIII, IX, IV, V, II, I.
(I haven't played III, I'm not counting XI, and anything else is S-E.)

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Law Bringer
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I haven't exactly been keeping up with the console world, but I think I prefer Sony. Nintendo has a few good offerings, but my tastes lean strongly towards strategy and RPG. All the RPGs migrated to Playstation and strategy belongs on the computer (specifically the Mac).

Actually, everything belongs on a Mac, but I'm biased.

—Alorael, who had the dubiously enjoyable experience of playing through Zelda: Ocarina of Time on his Mac. He'll stand by his statement but amend it to specify that things like joysticks also belong on Macs for some purposes.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
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How did you emulate it properly? Sixtyforce usually chokes up and dies.

EDIT: Nevermind, turns out I'm using v.6 instead of v.8.

EDIT2: Actually, Alo, if you could forward me registrated sixtyforce, it'd be nice. :P

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Posts: 6936 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
Guardian
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I'll always love id Software. Valve will also forever have my attention. Same with Blizzard and Obsidian.

And Ion Storm did give us Deus Ex.

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Posts: 1582 | Registered: Wednesday, November 13 2002 08:00
Infiltrator
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I voted Microsoft, mainly because I don't have any of the other systems, and I only ever play them at my cousins' house, who I visit about twice a year.
Posts: 587 | Registered: Tuesday, April 1 2003 08:00
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Colecovision.

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Posts: 4114 | Registered: Monday, April 25 2005 07:00
Shaper
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Sony, but Microsoft get points for Mircosoft Golf.

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Posts: 2396 | Registered: Saturday, January 29 2005 08:00
Master
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Originally written by Sprong:

Sony, but Microsoft get points for Mircosoft Golf.
never heard of that one before...

I chose "other" as most games I play at the moment are not by Microsoft. however, i would give them an A if i were only playing Flight Simulator or Age of Empires besides Avernum. Flight Simulator 2004 is in every respect amazing. I'm still trying to figure out how they made every little piece of the earth so detailed...

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Shock Trooper
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Looking Glass and Blizzard get props for System Shock and Starcraft respectively, and Bungie did make both Myth and the Marathons (well, and Halo, but nobody cares about Halo). Sierra gave us Leisure Suit Larry and LucasArts produced the first three Monkey Islands. However, in the end I have to go with Black Isle.

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Shock Trooper
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Team Darkland, Spiderweb Software (EDIT : and Dragonlore, too!), and Sierra On-Line (my favorite series were Space Quest and Quest for Glory).

[ Tuesday, June 27, 2006 00:29: Message edited by: The Lurker ]
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By Committee
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Profile #19
Darklands was great! Space Quest was impossible.

TM, do you really think Square-Enix has gone off in so different a direction? I'm certain that X-2 was in the pipeline well before they merged, and it seems to me that the company's current direction is still profoundly Square-ish - they just wanted Enix's name and titles. Also, Square has released a lot of dross for all the gems it's produced...

My order would be I, VI, VII, X, IX, IV, V, III, II, VIII. I also did enjoy X-2, and FFT, though very different, is an excellent game.

[ Tuesday, June 27, 2006 04:07: Message edited by: Drew ]
Posts: 2242 | Registered: Saturday, April 10 2004 07:00
Warrior
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The PC remains my platform of choice, by far.
I think most of us agree with that or Mac, especially since we're using them right now. This seems to be confirmed by the replies on this thread. Myself, I haven't used a Mac since grade school; they used them in the computer lab. Other than commercials and internet ads, I haven't seen one since then either. On another note, I noticed "Other" has a commanding lead and I was wondering what consoles you guys are referring to.

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Posts: 130 | Registered: Monday, February 7 2005 08:00
Warrior
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Originally written by The_Other_Guy:

] On another note, I noticed "Other" has a commanding lead and I was wondering what consoles you guys are referring to.
I'd gander that many who put down "Other" are not fervent console gamers and put that down to represent their preference for PC or Mac. But the poll clearly was referring to consoles/ video games and not computer games. Thus, although I do prefer the PC over all else, I put in my vote for SEGA since this is a console poll after all.

I have a feeling that the "Other" results may be a bit misleading and not telling the whole story...

[ Tuesday, June 27, 2006 05:17: Message edited by: Lancer ]

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Lancer
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"video game company" is a little vague.
Posts: 2242 | Registered: Saturday, April 10 2004 07:00
Warrior
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Originally written by Drew:

"video game company" is a little vague.
For me, there is a sharp distinction between "computer" games and "video" games. When someone says "video games", by definition, I think about games created specifically for the console. Likewise, I never refer to PC/Mac games as video games. They are computer games.

Besides, from the choices given in the poll, there was little doubt as to what the original poster intended, I thought. But maybe that was just me I guess.

Maybe the OP could have put down "Other consoles" instead of just "Other" to make his meaning more explicit.

[ Tuesday, June 27, 2006 05:35: Message edited by: Lancer ]

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Lancer
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quote:
Originally written by Drew:

TM, do you really think Square-Enix has gone off in so different a direction? I'm certain that X-2 was in the pipeline well before they merged,
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Well then.

(Although honestly-- I do feel as if Square is changing directions here. I merely found it to be non-coincidental that it happened around the time of the merger. If Square is responsible for the crap it's been putting out, so be it-- I'll just learn to hate them instead. ~_~)

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y order would be I, VI, VII, X, IX, IV, V, III, II, VIII. I also did enjoy X-2, and FFT, though very different, is an excellent game.
X-2 is horrible, and placing I above anything short of V is a sin.

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