Managed to offload the Xbox Duke, S controllers and cables (including that surge protector thingy MS sent everyone with an Xbox from I think 2002-2003, due to the original supplied cable being a fire hazard) for just shy of 40 quid. Pretty reasonable, I think.
I finally managed to bag myself a dreamcast after months of missing my bids on ebay (and getting used to ebay snipers..), and now begins the mighty task of buying games for it. Any recommendations? I've already got my eyes on Sonic Adventure, and Shenmue 1 & 2.
I just restarted Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow via the Xbox One X. The opening levels are brilliant, especially the one set on a moving train.
They don't make 'em like this anymore. Unfortunately.
Even though they came out on other formats, to me the Splinter Cell games were synonymous with the original Xbox. The controller felt right, nothing was rushed, you weren't led by the hand because the game thought you were a moron, there weren't a million cutscenes interrupting you every five seconds like MGS, and the graphics epitomised the 'Xbox difference' at the time. The most recent one Ubisoft did was good but it wasn't the same - razmataz and overly glossy showmanship ('ooooh, we can put writing on the wall...') got in the way. It became a lot more action, shooty-bang-bang orientated too.