which xbox 360 should i buy? i need educated

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  1. primenemesis

    primenemesis Banned

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    I have never had any type of xbox so my question is i'm planning on buying one for my 14yr old son this christmas, there are so many to choose from and all different prices, i know nothing about these. wich one should i buy?
     
  2. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    an Arcade is pretty cheap but its just a basic system with no real frills other than the fact it comes with 1 game and a wireless controller. but Walmart has a pro system for $50 more than an Arcade

    and this is in the wrong section. belongs in video games and technology
     
  3. MetalRyde

    MetalRyde is an a-hole with a heart.

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    first thing: XBOX!? GRRR!! (lame joke)

    second thing: to get your money's worth, i suggest going with the XBOX 360 elite. and to get that extended warranty activated as soon as possible.
     
  4. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    all 360s come with an automatic 3 year warranty for the RROD theres no need for another warranty, unless your gonna be rough as hell on it. and the Elite is exepensive I think as the first one a Pro or arcade would be a better choice they all work the same though.

    ive had an Arcade for a year now. never had a single problem with it other than the fact that I need to buy an external Hardrive for it. and when you get one keep it somewhere it can get air, they can overheat pretty easily so just make sure its somewhere where it wont suffocate same with the power brick (it brings more air into the system to help cool it) it comes with.
     
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    MetalRyde is an a-hole with a heart.

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    i mention because of space. who knows how many games they'll collect and with DLCs.

    i gat a ps3 slim on layaway because my 80gb is down to 15 gb.
     
  6. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    true I forgot about that. but I dont have Xbox Live yet either if your absolutely going to have Xbox Live on it get something with a Hard Drive, cause if its like mine the initial update take up more than 50% of the starting 200mb on the system
     
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    Are you planning on getting live?

    If so,

    1.Buy a Arcade(5+ free games included)
    2.Buy the HD bundle that includes a year of live.
    3.Buy a Second Wireless controller and charging station.
    4.???????
    5.Profit


    If Live is not a option get a Pro(obviously the free games are too violent for a younger kid)
     
  8. Deceptikitty

    Deceptikitty all about the hasubandos

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    A Black Friday deal going on at Target will be any Elite (even the pretty MW2 one) purchased will include a $50 gift card. So you can pick up an Elite and a game for only 9 dollars or so extra.
     
  9. Seawing

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    I would strongly recommend getting a system that comes with a Hard Drive because if the system you end up getting is not bundled with one, buying the extra drive becomes exorbitantly expensive.
     
  10. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    you can get a refurbished 20gig Hardrive for $50. its what im going after and if you get a certain one it comes with a 12 month Xbox live subscription
     
  11. Shin-Gouki

    Shin-Gouki Rebuilding Veteran

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    If you know someone that knows what they are doing putting a bigger HD in the MS case is an option. That's what I did.
     
  12. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    Best advice?

    Wait till Black Friday, and check out all the BF ads and get the console with the best sale.

    Honestly..... get a PS3

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    For 299, you get a Blu Ray player, Batman, infamous, and The Dark Knight Blu Ray


    The xbox deal comes with Madagascar? What a lame deal!

    I think the best deal is an Xbox Elite with COD 4 for regular price? Not many xbox sales.... If you want an Arcade, you can get one for under 200.

    Word of warning... The Arcade sucks because whatever you pay add the cost of a hard drive and wifi adapter (if you need one).

    Maybe Dell will have a sale again
     
  13. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    damn that PS3 sale and it only being for black friday.
     
  14. Noizemaze

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    Those shouldn't work anymore. I believe the latest update breaks all non-Microsoft certified memory devices, and if they do still work, it could get your console banned from Live!.

    Honestly, the best deal for the money right now is the Modern Warfare 2 edition, though, you'll need to buy an HDMI cable and the up-front cost is a bit much. Two controllers, MW2 Game, 250Gb hard drive.
     
  15. Haloid1177

    Haloid1177 Hey, That's Pretty Good TFW2005 Supporter

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    Get a PS3. It is more kid-friendly, online is free, and it is just the better deal. And the plus of Blu-Ray makes it a great choice just as a family console.

    But if you are dead-set on getting a 360, get the Modern Warfare 2 special edition. It is expensive, but it comes with an awesome amount of memory, two controllers, and quite possibly the best game out right now, Modern Warfare 2.

    But still, get a PS3.
     
  16. primenemesis

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    how does the blu ray player quality on the ps3? I remember when the ps2 came out and it played dvd's , the quality sucked ass.
     
  17. Deceptikitty

    Deceptikitty all about the hasubandos

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    I thought he said he wanted something to play games with?
     
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    Opticron Primal Comin' up OOOs!

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    Get back in the kitchen woman and make Dirge a sammich :mad 





    jk
     
  20. cheetorBWORG

    cheetorBWORG Cheetor Fan

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    You need educated?

    Anyways, just save up some more and get the Elite. It'll be more worth while.
     

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