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pearlsandplums 25-01-2013 10:59

Best looking console
 
What console do you think is the most aesthetically pleasing? The wii and wii u look like hard drives, the ps2 looks like a room heater and the PS3 an electric grill. Not quite sure what id describe the 360 as

Personally, I think the game cube was the best console, and its dinky discs always make me smile

kendoguk 25-01-2013 11:06

I like the black 360 slim even though its not slim lol, and yea the game cube is cool aswell all the others are boring

Flawed-Tactics 25-01-2013 11:39

The 360S is the best looking console out of the current lot imo.

PlayStation's have never being good looking in my opinion, the PS2 fat and slim both pretty ugly. PS3 fat, was to fat, the slim looks pretty dull and the super slim is much the same.

The Xbox was to big and ugly.

The Wii was nothing more than DVD add-on, that's what it looked like to me, the Wii U isn't that much of an improvement.

Some say consoles should be made like hi-fi separates so they blend in to a home set-up, couldn't agree less, I think a games console should try to look exciting and futuristic. :D Gaming PC do a good job of standing out, I think that's what a gaming machine (console or PC) should aim for.

Hotbird 25-01-2013 11:44

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flawed-Tactics (Post 63845040)
Some say consoles should be made like hi-fi separates so they blend in to a home set-up, couldn't agree less, I think a games console should try to look exciting and futuristic. :D

You're wrong :p

Seriously though they all look pretty ugly and out of place in a lounge environment. And what with all the over heating issues this generation introduced we cant even shut the ugly boxes away in a TV cabinet either.

Jimmy_McNulty 25-01-2013 15:01

Sega Saturn, and that's the best of a bad bunch. Consoles have never been aesthetically pleasing.

OMTT 25-01-2013 15:06

Pink PS2

/lock thread

:p

Titan9 25-01-2013 15:17

Snes.

XxBlaKOuTZxX 25-01-2013 15:25

Sega Dreamcast

pearlsandplums 25-01-2013 15:36

The american SNEs has to be the worst. Hideous beyond belief. And i generally like purple

XxBlaKOuTZxX 25-01-2013 15:38

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Originally Posted by pearlsandplums (Post 63849478)
The american SNEs has to be the worst. Hideous beyond belief. And i generally like purple

Agreed, it was god awful to look at.

boxx 25-01-2013 16:01

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Originally Posted by pearlsandplums (Post 63849478)
The american SNEs has to be the worst. Hideous beyond belief. And i generally like purple

Agree. Snes wins for me though.
Neo Geo close second. God I wanted one of those!

Ash_735 25-01-2013 18:42

A European Mega Drive 1. The Original Playstation is also a close second.

bob2005 25-01-2013 19:13

Megadrive 2 looked slick always loved that console, gutted when Sega stopped releasing consoles.

Hotbird 25-01-2013 19:17

Quote:

Originally Posted by pearlsandplums (Post 63849478)
The american SNEs has to be the worst. Hideous beyond belief. And i generally like purple

I always liked the look of their controller though, but I agreed about the system it look horrible.

Jamegg 25-01-2013 20:42

This is why Apple should make a console.

Just imagine what designs Jony Ive's lot would come up with.

scorpionatthepc 25-01-2013 21:02

The Atari 2600 woody.

End thread.

MartinImber 25-01-2013 21:37

Vita...

MemphisJaxx 26-01-2013 09:26

Quote:

Originally Posted by XxBlaKOuTZxX (Post 63849266)
Sega Dreamcast

Agreed +1

scorpionatthepc 26-01-2013 14:29

Quote:

Originally Posted by bob2005 (Post 63854570)
Megadrive 2 looked slick always loved that console, gutted when Sega stopped releasing consoles.

It wasnt half as slick as the MD1. If I remember the MD2 had crappy push in buttons to turn it on/off and reset.

Scrubber 26-01-2013 16:33

N64
Gamecube
Black 360 Slim

TheG-Man 26-01-2013 16:40

Gamecube in purple or the Atari VCS with wooden effect vanier.

NorfolkBoy1 26-01-2013 16:42

Black 360 slim? give me a break, it's a square black box.

For me it's the original Fat PS3, it's a behemoth, completely imposing, and completely different to anything that's been under my TV before or since.

LightningIguana 26-01-2013 16:43

Probably a Gamecube. Though to be honest they're all fairly bulky and ugly in their own way.

NorfolkBoy1 26-01-2013 16:43

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jamegg (Post 63857786)
This is why Apple should make a console.

Just imagine what designs Jony Ive's lot would come up with.

It'd be white, with brushed steel and rounded edges.

So imaginative.

steven123 26-01-2013 16:56

I'd have to say Panasonic 3DO FZ1 for best looking console of all time, really smart design (front loading based on VHS style) and looks unlike any other console before or after it. Most people probably never heard of it, was out between 1993 and 96, wasn't very successful due to it's stupid price at the time but built up a library of around 200 games over it's time with some pretty decent ones (though also a lot of interactive full motion video titles too). The system looks especially cool when both the (green and red) power and disc access lights are on.

I also like the simple clean look of the Sega Dreamcast and the Sega Multimega, a rare combination Megadrive and Mega CD unit all in a box a little smaller than a Nintendo Wii, really smart looking console and getting collectable now (wish I'd kept mine). As some other ppl have mentioned I also quite like the look of the original Megadrive though think they spoiled it with MD2.

As for the current gen, I think my favourite is the 360S, really good improvement on the original and looks a bit more appealing than PS3, though I wouldn't say I mind the way the PS3 or Wii look either, just not quite as distinctive.


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