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PostRe: The Xbox turns 10
by Somebody Else's Problem » Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:33 pm

Triple post much?
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PostRe: The Xbox turns 10
by Rik » Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:48 pm

Forgot my Halo games are still downstairs, not worth taking of picture of just Halo & Halo 2.
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PostRe: The Xbox turns 10
by Brerlappin » Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:18 pm

I swopped my GC for workmates Xbox for a lend, in about Christmas 2003 i think. I liked Halo but that was about it. I eventually bought one in early 04 i think, pretty much just for halo, and splinter cell. Splinter cell i couldnt get into at all, i just liked the graphics. Loved Halo, but the only other games in its entire lifespan i enjoyed was probably Fable, and Outrun 2. Oh and i loved Wolfenstein, cause at the time i didnt have a PC capable of running it. Other than that it was sort of neglected. Didnt help that i built my first gaming PC in Sept-Oct 04, and the xbox really was just a mid tier PC so i had no real use for it after that. Good console, but not great. Without Halo it wouldve sunk without trace
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PostRe: The Xbox turns 10
by CrystalGipsy » Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:28 pm

I moved from PC games to Xbox on UK launch. Loved it,Halo was game changing to me. The box had a rocky start and several droughts but nothing can beat the first live experience with PGR2 wonderful stuff and perhaps behind Halo one of my all time favorites. Say what you like about being charged for online they made it work on home consoles had a proper unified model that has taken a long time for everyone else to catch up. Steam was bollocks back then and every PC game used something different had no friends lists and voice comms was with teamtalk or some other bollocks.
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PostRe: The Xbox turns 10
by tomvek » Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:45 am

I remember reading loads about the system and a lot of my friends were talking about it around launch. About a year later I decided to take the plunge on an Xbox and a little game called Halo, many awesome times were to be had. I really did enjoy the console and while it had quite a few highlights I would never have thought MS would reach the heights that they have today with the platform. Also controller S was a revelation back in the day :wub:
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PostRe: The Xbox turns 10
by cooldawn » Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:51 am

The original XBOX was built like stone...so much better than the XBOX360.

Fond memories of the console too...I bought one for OutRun 2 and then I got my hands on RallySport Challenge 2. Such a good game.
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PostRe: The Xbox turns 10
by degoose » Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:34 am

i remember the xbox pretty well, the main games i played to death were halo, pro evo and PGR . Halo 2 i guess as well.
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PostRe: The Xbox turns 10
by Shadow » Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:07 am



"When tomorrow comes you'll wish you lived your life today"

Profound. :lol: :lol:
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PostRe: The Xbox turns 10
by Lotus » Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:09 am

Great console. I got mine free courtesy of Eurogamer, without which I may never have bothered with one. Brought some great features (hard drive, Xbox Live, an excellent controller) and laid the foundations for the best console in years (360).
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PostRe: The Xbox turns 10
by Something Fishy » Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:10 am

cooldawn wrote:The original XBOX was built like stone...so much better than the XBOX360.

Fond memories of the console too...I bought one for OutRun 2 and then I got my hands on RallySport Challenge 2. Such a good game.


they seemed to go back to those principles with the s.

actually it's the most stable i've had. I had two failed xboxes.
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PostRe: The Xbox turns 10
by Spindash » Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:16 am

Shadow wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mjc8uF9reNE&feature=related

"When tomorrow comes you'll wish you lived your life today"

Profound. :lol: :lol:


The thing is, that could easily be a Noel Gallagher lyric.

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PostRe: The Xbox turns 10
by Kanbei » Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:19 pm

Loved my Xbox, didn't get it till my birthday in 2003. Got Halo and Unreal Championship with it. Then that Christmas I got PGR2 and Xbox Live. A week later I bought Rainbow Six 3 ( :wub: ) and I was hooked. Utterly brilliant.
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PostRe: The Xbox turns 10
by CrystalGipsy » Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:25 pm

cooldawn wrote:The original XBOX was built like stone...so much better than the XBOX360.

Fond memories of the console too...I bought one for OutRun 2 and then I got my hands on RallySport Challenge 2. Such a good game.



I still remember your hesitance to get one at first though. I also remember you leaving me for dust on PGR2 most of the time.
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PostRe: The Xbox turns 10
by NickSCFC » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:30 am

15 years since UK launch
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PostRe: The Xbox turns 10
by Moggy » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:32 am

NickSCFC wrote:15 years since UK launch


Your maths is wrong there. It launched in the UK in 2002 which was only about 7 years ago. :shifty: :cry:
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PostRe: The Xbox turns 10
by Preezy » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:04 am

I remember one of my mates got an Xbox instead of a PS2. It was absolutely huge and we routinely mocked him for purchasing such a monstrosity. Having been indoctrinated by Sony since the PS1 I couldn't fathom why anyone wouldn't buy a Playstation, it seemed like such a gamble.

Curiously he only ever had 1 or 2 games for it, 1 of which was a Mario 64-style platformer where a kid had time travel abilities (maybe?).

I didn't rate it.
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PostRe: The Xbox turns 10
by Photek » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:19 am

Preezy wrote:I remember one of my mates got an Xbox instead of a PS2. It was absolutely huge and we routinely mocked him for purchasing such a monstrosity. Having been indoctrinated by Sony since the PS1 I couldn't fathom why anyone wouldn't buy a Playstation, it seemed like such a gamble.

People call me a fanboy. :dread:
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PostRe: The Xbox turns 10
by Moggy » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:22 am

I loved my original Xbox (once I picked up a Controller S anyway!).

It might have been a huge box but it felt sturdy and it was great to have a console with a hard drive and online capabilities built in. Multiformat wise it had the better looking games and it had some absolute classic exclusive games of its own.

A shame it got dropped so quickly, but the 360 was an amazing upgrade from it.
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PostRe: The Xbox turns 10
by Preezy » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:28 am

Photek wrote:
Preezy wrote:I remember one of my mates got an Xbox instead of a PS2. It was absolutely huge and we routinely mocked him for purchasing such a monstrosity. Having been indoctrinated by Sony since the PS1 I couldn't fathom why anyone wouldn't buy a Playstation, it seemed like such a gamble.

People call me a fanboy. :dread:

This was 15 years ago, I'm far more mature now :slol:
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PostRe: The Xbox turns 15
by Photek » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:28 am

I agree with Brer, without Halo (and Halo 2) the Original Xbox would have sank without trace. Having bought one to play Halo I was happy to find Project Gotham Racing to be a joy, I had a PS2 at the same time and I think people forget but the Xbox was more powerful, certainly the games looked a step up graphically. I remember GTA San Andreas ran like a dog on my PS2 so got it on Xbox and it was far better.

It's the prequel to my fave game console of all time so I'm glad it was made.
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