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Best Video Game System Of All time?

Best Video Game System Of All time?  

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  1. 1. Best Video Game System Of All Time? Based on any and all criteria. Choose only one.

    • Atari 2600
      2
    • Intellivision
      0
    • Odyssey 2
      0
    • Atari 5200
      0
    • ColecoVision
      0
    • Atari 8-Bit Computers
      0
    • Commodore 64
      1
    • Atari 7800
      0
    • Nintendo Entertainment System
      0
    • Sega Master System
      0
    • TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine / TurboExpress
      0
    • Nintendo Game Boy
      0
    • Atari Lynx
      0
    • Sega Game Gear
      0
    • Sega Genesis
      2
    • Super Nintendo Entertainment System
      2
    • Turbo Duo
      0
    • Neo•Geo
      0
    • Sega Saturn
      0
    • PlayStation (all)
      2
    • Nintendo 64
      0
    • Sega Dreamcast
      1
    • xBox (all)
      0
    • Nintendo Game Boy Advance / DS / 3DS
      0
    • Nintendo GameCube
      0
    • Nintendo Wii / Wii U
      0
    • Nintendo Switch
      0


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@Justin curious why you lumped together all generations of PlayStation and Xbox while Sega and Nintendo consoles have individual entries

I chose Atari 2600 based on its historical importance to the video gaming industry and its genre defining games. 

Edited by socrates63

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The Atari 5200 remains my all-time favorite for personal reasons but for this one I had to give props to Sega Dreamcast.  That console did a lot for modern gaming and opened the door for online gaming on a game console.  Sega also learned from their previous mistakes including launching with their mascot in a new game from day one.  Dreamcast had a lot to have to prove thanks to Sega's previous jumping the gun move with Saturn...and it did just that. Dreamcast had a lot to offer then and it still has a lot to give now. 

The controllers are absolutely comfortable to use with a thumbstick design not used on any other controller.  It should never wear out under normal use as nothing is really moving.  And the VMUs give added detail and can be game machines by themselves.  

I love my 5200 very, very much.  It is where my gaming adventures started when I was 7 or 8 but I also know now of what negative impact it had on the industry which I did not see then.  Dreamcast on the other hand generated a lot of positive impacts on the industry from being the center plot of a South Park episode, creating game genres that continued well into later consoles, and had one of the most memorable start ups ever created.  You know you have something when you can't fulfill all pre orders even before pulling the plug.  Dreamcast left an impression and was pretty much a culture all its own.

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11 hours ago, socrates63 said:

@Justin curious why you lumped together all generations of PlayStation and Xbox while Sega and Nintendo consoles have individual entries

Polls only allow 30 slots for choices, so I had to be efficient with listing pertinent systems. I didn't forget any.

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11 hours ago, HDN said:

I chose SNES because of it's amazing library, controller design and nostalgia. It was very close between this and the 3DS as well as the GBA.

I'm close to choosing that too. 2600 and NES were both profoundly influential. I'm a big Turbo Duo fan. But SNES really hit it out of the park for an entire generation with that library. Good choice :nintendo_snes:

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15 minutes ago, Justin said:

I'm close to choosing that too. 2600 and NES were both profoundly influential. I'm a big Turbo Duo fan. But SNES really hit it out of the park for an entire generation with that library. Good choice :nintendo_snes:

If you put the RCA Studio II on the list, I bet it would win by a landslide.

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My first thought was the 2600 with its historical footprint and wide variety of games, but I ended up voting for the Commodore 64. It brought computer gaming to the next level with the sound chips and color graphics it could pull off. I know the Atari line of 8 bit computers were also big at the time and helped get more computers into homes, but it almost seemed to me at the time that the C64 was the first big gaming computer. I had one growing up, and it seemed all my friends also either had a C64, or when they came out, either the newer 64C or the 128. The Commodore also had great online services when modem prices started getting more reasonable and I was a member on Quantum Link for years, and I think that service ended up become AOL or one of the other big PC on-line service providers if I heard right. So I think the C64 had a huge impact on what we play and do on computers now.

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