6th Gen Consoles: Dreamcast, PS2, Gamecube, Xbox | Gaming Off The Grid

6th Gen Consoles: Dreamcast, PS2, Gamecube, Xbox | Gaming Off The Grid

6th Gen Consoles: Dreamcast, PS2, Gamecube, Xbox

On today’s episode, we take a look back at console generation 6. So many great games for the Sega Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, Game Cube and Xbox to discuss and we have tons of fond nostalgic memories to share. And as always we review a beer as well. Our friends at Do You Nerd? sent us some beer to try so in this episode we review Mex-Y-Cali by Springfield Brewing.

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Previous Episode:
Toy Story 2 (PS1) Deep Cuts At The Barber Shop

Console Generation Mini Series:
Generation 3 Memories:
Generation 4 Memories:
Generation 5 Memories:

PS2 Playlist

Gamecube Playlist

Super Smash Bro’s Ultimate – Beard VS Beard
Let’s Play Super Smash Bro’s Ultimate

World Cup Mario Strikers Edition (Part 1)
World Cup Mario Strikers Edition (Part 2)

House Of The Dead 2

Let’s Play Red Faction 2

Mo Game Con Recap


Intro Song by Hazer:

Logo by Alex Nickeson (Pets With Human Names)

Today’s Beer:
Mex-Y-Cali – Springfield Brewing Company
(Beer Review starts at: 13:38)


#PS2 #Gamecube #Xbox

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  1. PlayCONtent on October 12, 2020 at 3:08 pm

    Ohhhh man when I got a ps2 first I only had ps1 games on there….but no ps1 memory card- I didn’t even mind that much at the time but now it’d be painful. I’ve actually still got quite a lot of dvds- I have no shame

  2. Reagan Riggles on October 12, 2020 at 3:11 pm

    I consider the Dreamcast the first online gaming console because you had Quake 3 and Unreal Tournament. Shenmue, Crazy Taxi, Sonic Adventure for the Dreamcast. The Sonic & Mega Man X collection, Yakuza, Shadow of the Colossus, Wrath of Cortex and Call of Duty 2: Big Red One which that game deserves a remastered version because that was my favorite Call of Duty games for the PlayStation 2 and I have the original unit because I don’t like the slim because you had to lift the flap up to put the disc in. And I have the trilogy for the PlayStation 2 Grand Theft Auto and I loved 3 and San Andreas and Vice City was alright and maybe foreshadowing Red Dead Redemption 2 with the cowboy painting or photo. Mario Sunshine, Luigi’s Mansion, Resident Evil 4 and Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour. And all I played the original Xbox was Halo and the Burger King games and I have the Xbox 1 Duke controller and I know that it was big freaking unit but I remember the controls for it and I tried it for the Xbox 360 and Xbox 1 games to see if I’m better with the original Xbox controller or with today’s Xbox controller. And I would recommend trying American Beauty and it’s from a brewery that you had some of its brews

  3. Janky Jank Productions on October 12, 2020 at 3:11 pm

    The best use of a dreamcast is to hold a beer. Perfect coaster. We review old games and love the 6th gen (especially the ps2 and gamecube) and have a review for Rapala fishing for PS2. Subbed and will look out for more classic game reviews.

  4. SHiBBY927 on October 12, 2020 at 3:14 pm

    A great generation indeed. I have owned or currently own all of those systems. Dreamcast was so so good. Resident Evil Code Veronica, Zombie Revenge, House of the Dead 2, Crazy Taxi, etc… The horrible piracy protection that allows you to burn Dreamcast ISOs onto CD-Rs and play them.

    Gamecube is special for me as well. The Resident Evil Remake absolutely blew my mind. Resident Evil 4 was amazing. Metroid Prime, Turok Evolution, Rogue Leader, Eternal Darkness… Gamecube has some real gems.

    PS2 was a powerhouse. In my opinion still the best system Sony ever made. I remember getting one for Christmas and being super excited. You guys mentioned Red Faction 2, I do love that game, but I really loved the original Red Faction. The geomod engine where you could destroy almost anything was awesome. Multiplayer was a blast in that series as well. PS2 just has a ridiculous library of classic games. Best thing is they’re relatively cheap and super easy to collect right now.

    Xbox is probably my favorite though. I was late to that party, but when I fired up Halo Combat Evolved for the first time… Man, I was just blown away by that game. When Halo 2 was coming out I just could not wait. I was working at Toys R Us at the time, and got in on a little scheme with my manager in the R Zone where we all got our copies well before the street date. We paid him and he rung us up at midnight on release night, nobody was the wiser. Probably one of my favorite video game memories is playing that game well before a majority of the rest of the world. So many system link parties with that game. Xboxes, ethernet cables, routers, and four players per TV duking it out all night long with buddies.

    Great video guys. Brings back a lot of good memories.

  5. Jordan Gonzalez vlogs on October 12, 2020 at 3:15 pm

    Love it love it

  6. Sega Head on October 12, 2020 at 3:15 pm

    Soul reaver on the PS2 was the tits, I only knew one person back then who had a dreamcast and the lucky bugger seemed to have a new game each week……. I hated that kid

  7. Greg Zemmeckis on October 12, 2020 at 3:15 pm

    I think my favorite console has to be the OG Xbox! I’m a die hard Microsoft fan till death! Also…Halo…Nuff Said

  8. Ryan Jackson on October 12, 2020 at 3:17 pm

    Original Xbox is my favorite from this generation.

  9. Travis Winward on October 12, 2020 at 3:19 pm

    Ewwww, Red faction 2, you’ve got to be trolling. That’s the worst red faction in the series. Another red faction didn’t come out till 7 years later AKA red faction guerrilla. It nearly killed the series. The original red faction was so much better.

  10. Roberto Carlos Vargas Ramirez on October 12, 2020 at 3:19 pm

    The ps2 is what i used to play back then like shellshock nam 67 red dead revolver and socom 2 was what i played the most on the ps2 those 3 games r my childhood

  11. Bis on October 12, 2020 at 3:19 pm

    I had the Xbox and GameCube (still have them). I got the Xbox to play Blinx The Time Sweeper, and I also got the sequel Blinx 2 around the time it came out. Loved those games, too bad they never continued making them. I also got Sega GT 2002 + JSRF with my Xbox and played JSRF a lot. I also had Fuzion Frenzy, Halo, Splinter Cell Chaos Theory, and Voodoo Vince.
    I got the GameCube with Pokemon XD Gale of Darkness about I think 3 years later. I also got Melee, Pokemon Colosseum, Paper Mario TTYD, Super Mario Sunshine, Wind Waker, and my favorite game on the GameCube and in the 6th gen, Sonic Adventure 2 Battle. That game made me a Sonic fan.

  12. Titch World on October 12, 2020 at 3:19 pm

    had some fun times on all of these consoles dudes its hard to say but ps1 and 2 are up there and games wow i really cant choose on that . Awesome video dudes keep it up

  13. HistoricNerd on October 12, 2020 at 3:20 pm

    To be fair the Dreamcast had a dedicated modem for online play. Was pretty sweet But didn’t save it from the PS2 hype that really shot the system in the back when developers dropped the system before it was dead to make games for the PS2.

  14. RetroWolf88 on October 12, 2020 at 3:20 pm

    Awesome video guys!! Love the production! I am going for a complete GameCube collection. I am VERY close to hitting 500 games. So that complete collection is in my sights! I think once I hit 500 I’ll post a video showcasing my collection. Love the video, can’t wait to see more!

  15. Abhinav Choudhary on October 12, 2020 at 3:21 pm

    Ps2 was the best and still is. Shadow of Colossus , mgs 3 and God of War are my favorite!

  16. TheHomie RJay on October 12, 2020 at 3:22 pm

    I still have my GameCube and PS2 ! 2 of my favorite consoles everrr!! Another great video ! Keep up the amazing work!

  17. Chris Contra on October 12, 2020 at 3:23 pm

    Awesome channel you guys have here! Excellent video quality too! I subscribed, would def appreciate one in return. Keep up the good work!

  18. Gaming Off The Grid on October 12, 2020 at 3:24 pm

    What is your favorite console from generation 6? Also, what is your favorite game from this generation? Tell us in the comment section below!

  19. The Mackem Nerd on October 12, 2020 at 3:24 pm

    I remember some of the games for ps2 which I hope to remastered like Time Splitters.

  20. Azrael Darkness64 on October 12, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    Great Video mate keep it up

  21. phoenix arizona state on October 12, 2020 at 3:26 pm

    Mine favorite would be ps2 so many great games on it i remember playing scarface the world is yours lord of the rings 2 towers tekken tag tournament

  22. Ryan Krider on October 12, 2020 at 3:28 pm

    The only console I owned from this generation was the PS2… And I owned MANY different ones. Only one at a time, but I would always buy the warranty and trade my old one in for a new right before the contract ended 😉

    Favorite game: Socom II (online)
    I know it’s an off the grid channel, but I think it’s worth noting that this era was groundbreaking with the online networking.

  23. Won't Grow Up on October 12, 2020 at 3:28 pm

    Hi! small youtuber here. Can you support my channel by subscribing please? I will support to your channel too. Thanks.

  24. Original Console Gamer on October 12, 2020 at 3:30 pm

    At the time I played the most of the PS2, but I believe the Dreamcast and XBOX hold up the best today. And even though the new GOW is a masterpiece… I also still enjoy the gameplay style of the originals.

  25. Evagelina Dicante on October 12, 2020 at 3:34 pm

    Dremcast and ps2 is my favorite console from the 6 generation console my favorite games these would be dreamcast: wwf royale rumble soul calibur resident evil code veronica and crazy taxi ps2: gta vc socom 1 shellsock nam 67 hitman 2 and moh frontline

  26. Telesplash Gaming on October 12, 2020 at 3:37 pm

    Damn I love this generation. I was in high school and so caught up that I missed so many great games for this generation. The only reason I owned an Xbox was for Halo lan parties.

  27. Previously Delicious on October 12, 2020 at 3:37 pm

    These are the reasons I started my retro channel, wanted to see how reliving my childhood would hold up with more modern games.

  28. TheDelBel on October 12, 2020 at 3:38 pm

    I have the GameCube and Xbox. Super Smash Bros. Melee was my favorite game on the GameCube and Jet Set Radio Future was my favorite game on the Xbox.

  29. Beer Man on October 12, 2020 at 3:38 pm

    I wanna know if there’s a beer out there that Robert WOULDN’T think would be good on a nice summer day

  30. We Play Games! on October 12, 2020 at 3:38 pm

    Ps2 and Xbox are amazing consoles. Great video guys!

  31. Chronik Spartan on October 12, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    Fantastic episode!! So many amazing memories of gen 6!!
    I was exactly the same being super pumped when my mate got a PS2 even though it wasn’t my own, lol!!
    Great game shout outs too! Yesss you guys also appreciate Red Faction!! I loved 1 and 2!!

  32. Z1ng1s on October 12, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    XBOX was ahead of it’s time… What it comes to graphics! 🤩😎

  33. eponine aka epi on October 12, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    I had the genesis but not the dreamcast. I loved me some earthworm jim.
    The ps2 is such a classic though. I think those were my favorite games. It was amazing.
    This was such a good time. Haha

  34. RetroWrestling Games on October 12, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    If The Dreamcast had a dvd player and better 3rd party support. It would done much better cause it’s a great console.

  35. CM PUNK on October 12, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    First console was a PS2 I still have it till this day and I play it everyday I mean I have the newer stuff but I just like the PS2 better

  36. Backlogged Games on October 12, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    6th gen was an amazing one. Felt like developers were making all sorts of games. I feel like they experimented way more too. I have to admit though I’m really liking this current generation though. I feel like I’m seeing such a wide variety of genres & sub-genres from the top tier to the talented indies. It’s such a great time to be a gamer.

  37. Do You Nerd? on October 12, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    What an amazing generation–the Dreamcast really was sadly overlooked–just bad timing. The PS2–we got ours day one and were soooo excited–we LOVED the DVD and backwards compatibility–the former marking my first DVD player in fact. It took me so long to get a GC… I usually pick up big N systems as soon as possible, but this one I held off on–thanks in no small part to the PS2 and the bevy of RPGs there. Oh man, the "true" start of the GTA games!!
    So many good calls on the games–so many greats that I feel I’ve forgotten too. lol I think this generation holds up really well–a lot of the growing pains of 3D gaming had been overcome and the graphics were really coming together nicely in a way that will hold up nicely as time goes on. Oh man, the "Duke" controller for Xbox…lol
    To answer your N64 to GC controller question–it’s like that girl/boy in middle school, totally unappealing and awkward looking and then high school starts and boom–who IS this goddess? This Adonis? This…this…~Dreeeam Weaver!~
    Glad to hear the beer was good–probably should’ve sent 2 of that one already at least. lol
    Great discussion guys–I wonder if so many people played PS2/Xbox that they missed out on GC and that’s why it’s so sought after–they’re catching up; BUT, I feel soon that PS2 and Xbox will become more and more sought after–you’ll start getting those mid-lifers coming in and wanting to revisit old memories.

  38. Erick Contreras on October 12, 2020 at 3:53 pm

    Dreamcast and ps2 always both has great games dbz budokai sonic adventures syphon filter wwf just bring it golden eye rogue agent thps 2 crazy taxi etc

  39. retrostitchgaming on October 12, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    So hard to pick a favourite from this generation… I had the PS2 as a kid and loved it so much and still have it, MGS3 is one of my all time favourite games which iv also beat soooo many times! and the PS2 is home to my biggest library of games, I didn’t have a GameCube till many years later but iv grown to love and appreciate it soooo much, so it’s between those two, I love my original Xbox too, unfortunately don’t own a Dreamcast and only played one a few times as one of my mates had one as a kid, always felt similar the the Xbox in my opinion, I think there is a link? I know they got a lot of the Dreamcast games and a lot of Sega stuff! GameCube controllers are also one of my faves! Awesome video as always guys! Sorry about the long comment haha 😅

  40. Airoliv Viloria on October 12, 2020 at 3:56 pm


  41. JKL on October 12, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    This was the generation where all the stars aligned.

    – The 6th gen consoles were finally capable of 3D graphics without the awkward polygon shapes.
    – Developers experimented and released games much more often due to the power of these systems and the fact they didn’t cost nowhere near as much to produce as they do today.
    – There were no trends, this was a generation where publishers were figuring out what could be the next trend, hence the more diverse libraries of games.
    – Couch co-op was popular.
    – All consoles had many unique IPs that made it worth owning them.
    – The online multiplayer was free for games that supported it.
    – There was no extra cost, you would buy the game and unlock the content in the game by just playing, there was no microtransactions, so if you still want stuff early, you can use cheat codes.
    – No wait times for installing or patching, just put the disc in the console and play.
    – ALL or at least 99% of them are still fully playable today because they didn’t rely on online servers for progression or content, a lot of PS4 and Xbox One games will be completely broken or unplayable in a few years once they pull the plug.
    – Last but not least, games to be successful had to be good, they couldn’t just patch it out later or release paid content after to make up for the losses so Triple A companies had to develop amazing games to get profit. As a result in 2001 alone we had Final Fantasy X, GTA 3, Halo, Silent Hill 2, Metal Gear Solid 2, Jak & Daxter, Shenmue 2, Unreal Tournament, Luigi’s Mansion, Gran Turismo 3, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3, Devil May Cry, Twisted Metal: Black, Max Payne, etc. That’s like, more than one amazing AAA game a month! And it was just 2001, I won’t even mention the years after.

    Shame the Dreamcast died early, I think it’s the only bad thing I have to say about that generation besides the region lock thingy.

  42. Jamin Warren on October 12, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    The bottle on the Dreamcast is kind of making me nervous.

  43. The Retro Sports Gamer on October 12, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    The Dreamcast was the first console you ever had or the first you ever bought new?

    Good talk guys, it’s hard to pick one game from this generation so I’ll give you my favorite from each console:
    Sports – NBA Showtime
    Non – Crazy Taxi

    Sports – Madden 2003 / NBA Street / Smackdown Here Comes the Pain
    Non – Karaoke Revolution / GTA 3
    Just too many good ones on PS2

    Sports – ESPN NFL 2K5
    Non – Halo 2

    Luigi’s Mansion / Mario Kart Double Dash

  44. The Retro Gaming Attic on October 12, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    My fav of Gen 6 is the OG Xbox with OG Halo, such a fantastic game and story just blew me away

  45. Steven Aguilera on October 12, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    I had the Dreamcast and the Xbox, my brother had the Gamecube and the PS2. Dreamcast hands down is one of THEE MOST beautiful game consoles in existence. Loved playing HotD2, Unreal Tournament & Quake 3 Arena. My brother played Smash Bros, Metal Gear and all the rest of it. We eventually would both converge into Halo 2 MLG heads and play that game from sun up till sun down for 3 fcking years (2005,2006,2007). I’m talking NO SLEEP for 6 days straight. If it wasn’t for Halo 2, I would have probably NEVER bought the Xbox. I thought I was done with video games when the Dreamcast was discontinued in 2001. I ended up playing Fatal Frame 2 which would go down in Xbox history as one of the most scariest games I have ever played. Growing up, I only ever stuck to 1 console during each generation. Genesis, then Playstation, then Dreamcast and lastly, the original Xbox. I currently own 3 OG Xbox;s with 1 of them modded and I play that one online with Halo 2 STILL via Xlink Kai. I pulled my Dreamcast out the closet and booted it up; it still runs like a charm. I am starting to notice that THIS specific generation, the 6th generation, is starting to revive with sites such as gc-forever.com, dreamcast-talk.com and ogxbox.com. Let us relive the golden years boys.

  46. The Button Bashers on October 12, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    YES LADS!!! These are the same consoles we really started to get stuck into properly growing up… Lots of nostalgia towards these consoles and games.. Haven’t tried the Mario soccer game though will have to give that a go! MGS games are my favourite!

  47. His Ootd on October 12, 2020 at 4:04 pm

    I loved Spartan the total warrior on ps2

  48. Greener-Garden on October 12, 2020 at 4:04 pm

    O_o…. are you using those consoles as drink mats?

  49. Adam on October 12, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    Wish they would rerelease Skies of Arcadia.

  50. CecliusPlays HD on October 12, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    This could probably be the best generation. I mean the Halo franchise was born. Enough said haha. I could not agree more about MGS 3 snake eater. Best ps2 game out there

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