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So I am probably going to go out and buy a box for Andrei (ah, me?) and I want to be able to play those motorcycle video games. Should I get the Xbox or the PlayStation?

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not to take credit away from johnnyB, but i spent the last four years in college. in other words, playing video games most of the time. my roomate has both xbox and PS2, and we've got racing games for both. as far as MotoGP games, i've found the play station much better. the graphics are better on xbox, but i prioritize fun over the game looking good. also, there's a new MotoGP game (http://www.gamespot.com/ps2/driving/motogp4/index.html?sid=6129806) that comes out for PS2 in November that looks to be a lot of fun. It's going to include 125s and 250s as well as MotoGP. i'm excited.
i think johnnyB's video game experience takes place mainly on the computer...am i wrong johnny? i've also spent a fair share of time racing on the desktop, but he's the man to listen to there i think.
embarassing as my knowledge of video games is, i hope that helps.

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Scott,
Even though I do play desktop exclusively....the better games are probably the console games. So Zack would be the man there. When you are looking around be aware that there is a MotoGP series for the desk top....and one for the consoles....not the same game or the same publisher. Namco publishes the console games and THQ publishes the PC games.
I've played the MotoGP3 for PC....sucks. Arcade stuff.

I still think Superbike Championship 2001 is the best that's ever been done. It's about four years old now but still has the best, most realistic physics of any bike game I've ever played. It's not easy though...it's considered a "simulation". From carrying the wheel into turn 1 at Laguna to the different traction at different tracks, it has extremely accurate track maps.

I'll try to put in a few laps today and post some screen shots.
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riding spirits was a cool game for the playstation, it will be a little hard to find new as it came out when the ps2 first came out (2002).

It tired to be the Gran Turismo of motorcycle games, offering tons of bikes and tracks. Alot of diehards though game play was a little weak Still it was cool to see bikes you never see in motorcycle games like the 1972 kawasaki h2, triumph bonneville, honda cbx, honda cb400 supersport, etc...It was also cool that you could build these bikes into wikked track bikes/cafe racers with clip ons, upside downs, modern mags, and such. Too bad you can't race them on open streets (oooohhhh, now there is a game idea, do we have any programmers in the house?).

Ducati world was also a neat ps2 game (also pc). You can race only ducatis whihc I didn't mid so much since it let me pretend for a Breif second what it would have been to be Mike Hailwood. The riding physics were really good in it except two things 1) you couldn't hold a wheelie past 40 mph (the comp automatically drops you down), and 2) occasionally you would either low side or high side for no reason what so ever. Lots of hidden bikes though and some really neat obscure duc iron. Plus you could slightly mod them.

To me the best motorcycle games will always be the road rage series of the 1990s. Urban street brawling meets urban street riding, plus you had to dodge cars and chains. The bikes were kinda limited but I am a PC gamer at heart.

As for the system the new x-box is coming out so I think they will stop making games for it soon. Playstation won't be releasing another system until late 2006 and ps2s are cheap right now. The graphics and playability are much better on the xbox however. Personally I sold my xbox to my brother when he went to college, I'd rather spin wrenches.
 

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So I am probably going to go out and buy a box for Andrei (ah, me?) and I want to be able to play those motorcycle video games. Should I get the Xbox or the PlayStation?

scott
Plus right now the only game that has the entire Isle of Mann course is for Play Station.

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When you are looking around be aware that there is a MotoGP series for the desk top....and one for the consoles....not the same game or the same publisher. Namco publishes the console games and THQ publishes the PC games.
I've played the MotoGP3 for PC....sucks. Arcade stuff.
JohnnyB

The xbox version of MotoGP is put out by THQ as well, and i think it's pretty much the same as the computer version. It does, in fact, suck. Frustrating amounts of unrealistic things. Sounds like Play Station is the way to go Scott. Also, the makers of Gran Tourismo (unvelievably fun game) are coming out with a motorcycle game for PS2. I forget what it's called but i watched a preview for it and it looked really cool.

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Zack,
That's good to know....jeez, might have to get a console. I could never get anyone to tell me if the Namco game was better than the THQ game...they'd just go...Duhh...what?

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i have the 1st carmageddon. its awesome. but, if you want a good game, postal2. andf postal3 is comming out.

i'll put up some pics. its sick as hell and really fun.

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johnny,
that's the one i was talking about. looks real cool, but as always it will depend on gameplay. if Gran Turismo is any judge though, it will kick some pretty serious ass.

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it doesn't read like it'll be available in the us, though.(TT) but man it looks cool.

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well, the shop i went to didn't have motogp for playstation, so I got an xbox with motogp3. WOW cool. It'll take a while to master the bikes, though. I crashed every 5 seconds or so on my first try. any hints? go real slow the first couple of times?
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Yep, that's about it, just go slow for a while. Amazing how the brain will adapt to things like this.
It won't be long before you realize why some of the pro racers use video games to tune up for a race.
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In some of the games you can turn assists on, so you can learn one thing at a time. for example, you can make it so the computer accelerates and brakes for you so you can learn how to steer the bike better. then you turn the assist off and do it all yourself. MotoGP3 for xbox has little indicators for when the turns are coming up too, so turn those on if they aren't already. they'll glow red when you need to brake and they tell you what's coming if there's a blind crest or something. it's not condusive to learning brake markers, but hey, it's a video game.

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