What's your favorite console - visually

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  • kalel 24 May 2004 15:41:49 86,815 posts
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    Not the graphics, the actual machine itself.

    For me it will always be my Megadrive. Japanese one, with a blue reset button and purple inlay. Mmmmmm.
  • Angel_Treats 24 May 2004 15:42:49 11,072 posts
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    Definitely the Dreamcast, small, perfectly formed and basically lovely.
  • pjmaybe 24 May 2004 15:43:03 70,676 posts
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    Visually I always thought the SNES was great looking.

    Ugliest console - the N64 by a LONG way.

    Even makes the new DS look attractive!

    Peej
  • Nemesis 24 May 2004 15:43:17 18,604 posts
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    GC. Small, compact and a masterpiece in design.

    /glares at Xbox.
  • semprini 24 May 2004 15:44:15 3,144 posts
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    Dreamcast probably gets my vote too. Although the small PSOne maybe beats it. Or maybe Cube.

    ugliest, maybe Xbox for being so bloddy big.

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  • RubyRed 24 May 2004 15:44:29 4,303 posts
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    Gamecube. Especially purple.

    I rather liked my turquoise N64 though.
  • Blerk Moderator 24 May 2004 15:44:55 48,225 posts
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    I vote for the Cube as well. It's sooooo cute!

    PS2 is awful. What were they thinking?!
  • APR 24 May 2004 15:45:00 99 posts
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    Dreamcast, all very nicely packaged and solid.
  • Whizzo 24 May 2004 15:46:42 43,066 posts
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    The DC gets my vote too.

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  • MikeD 24 May 2004 15:46:43 10,063 posts
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    I like the black gamecube.
  • mal 24 May 2004 15:47:30 22,419 posts
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    SNES first (Euro version), DC a reasonably close second. Worst looking (and cheapest looking) console is probably the Jaguar.

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • Dirtbox 24 May 2004 15:47:58 77,661 posts
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    It's gotta be a wood-veneer Atari.

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  • Pike 24 May 2004 15:48:31 13,446 posts
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    The Gamecube. Even if the games on it doesn't appeal to me I must admit that Nintendo did a great job designing the thing.
  • Whizzo 24 May 2004 15:48:43 43,066 posts
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    I think you'll find the CD-32 is the worst looking design in history and the gamepads are easily the shittiest in creation.

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  • Deleted user 24 May 2004 15:51:48
    Silver GBA.
  • Killerbee 24 May 2004 15:52:32 5,016 posts
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    PSOne is probably my favourite. Nice, clean, discrete design. Of the current gen, the Cube is nice to look at but not the most practical shape for storage by the telly.

    I really like the fact you can store the PS2 on its end, but otherwise it's pretty fugly.
  • Spanky 24 May 2004 15:54:50 14,473 posts
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    NES is my fav, just a box with a nice load mechanism, exactly what i want, nothing to make you hate it, an understated masterpiece.

    Worst, ps2

    Worst Pad, dreamcast, at the time it was great, now i just can't stick it with its hard plastic and general feeling of cheapness.

    Plubs

  • lost_soul 24 May 2004 16:00:45 9,369 posts
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    The PSOne or the SNES (EU/Jap version).
  • Shivoa 24 May 2004 16:02:09 5,677 posts
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    Visually I'd go with the GC but I so want to say DC, even the insides are nice and they didn't cheat and put the power brick on the outside.
  • martyngates 24 May 2004 16:03:55 1,752 posts
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    purple cube with wavebird, so sleek and compact

    then they destroy its shape with the monstrosity that is the gb player! with the worst cartrige slot position of all time

    and secondly the usa snes with the square shape and purple power and eject buttons
  • GingerMagician 24 May 2004 16:06:42 3,012 posts
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    Black GC - though anyone who adulterates it with one of those branded, plastic top inserts should be first up against the wall . . . .
  • pjmaybe 24 May 2004 16:10:15 70,676 posts
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    /whispers

    The new PSP is very tasty looking

    /is stoned to death by DS acolytes


    Peej
  • Dirtbox 24 May 2004 16:11:17 77,661 posts
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    Classy

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  • GingerMagician 24 May 2004 16:12:16 3,012 posts
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    pjmaybe wrote:
    /whispers

    The new PSP is very tasty looking

    /is stoned to death by DS acolytes


    Peej

    Watch your back Peej . . . . .

    Agreed - v sexy. Especially that 16:9 screen.

    Never been arsed about handhelds, but this will definitely be worth a look.
  • Spin_Dr_Wolf 24 May 2004 16:14:12 6,170 posts
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    GC, as many other people haev point out its possibly the cutest console eva ! and it even has a handle what more could you ask for. Although why it has a handle is beyond me. ^_^
  • pjmaybe 24 May 2004 16:14:33 70,676 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    Classy

    I've got one of them!

    I mean it just looks QUALITY with that wooden frontage!

    Peej
  • Nemesis 24 May 2004 16:18:38 18,604 posts
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    Spin Dr Wolf wrote:
    GC, as many other people haev point out its possibly the cutest console eva ! and it even has a handle what more could you ask for. Although why it has a handle is beyond me. ^_^

    ...for carrying, perhaps?

    /whistles for coat
  • mentat 24 May 2004 16:30:19 5,613 posts
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    i would have to say the DC too, although the GBASP comes reet close.
  • Gorgoroth_II 24 May 2004 16:40:11 42 posts
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    The Snes. Just looking at it makes me feel comfortable and happy. Same feeling I get when I look at Mario's countenance. I think Mario might be god.
  • elevenses 24 May 2004 16:40:22 386 posts
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    Yeah GBA-SP or Dreamcast for me and the Xbox has to be one of the worst designed things I have ever seen...perhaps some teak veneer might have helped it
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