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Old 10-20-2007, 02:55 PM   #1
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So, I've been wanting to go to stage 2 forever... but with a cat. (Running catless when the icecaps are melting and the oceans are rising, deserts are getting bigger and who knows what else is coming... is just morally unsavory IMHO)...

... but with everyone of my friends on XBOX Live playing Halo....well, I finally broke down, went to Best buy, bought an XBOX ELITE (I don't even have an HDTV yet but gotta be prepared), an extra controller, battery charger, wireless thingie, halo3, guitar hero, the warranty..... and almost $1000 later.

Guess I just had temporary Best Buy insanity.

Well, guess I'll be holding off on that Stage 2 for a while...

Anybody else here on X BOX live?

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Old 10-20-2007, 03:09 PM   #2
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yup add me too.

gi pho

perhaps this thread can turn in to a Xbox gamertag thread
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Old 10-20-2007, 03:37 PM   #3
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yeppers, meatwad2017

subaru and xbox - both fun on a rainy day
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Old 10-20-2007, 04:23 PM   #4
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Anyone have problems with the overheating issues and warranty? RROD (red ring of death - i went to xbox.com and everyone's talking about RROD but nobody says what it is!!!!@#!@$! Finally I find it on wikepedia)

Mine was manufactured this October, but it still seems pretty hot and the fan is surprisingly loud... I'll have to compare to my friend's older 360
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Old 10-20-2007, 04:34 PM   #5
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I'm about to purchase the holiday bundle as well. Seems to me that the elite is not much better than the pro bundle now? Since the console for the pro bundle has HDMI output as well, the only difference is the harddrive and HDMI cable?

Try searching around and see what's the serial code for the new V2 XBOX. It should use a smaller processor and has better heatsink I believe. It should say Zephyr somewhere on the tag from what I know. I'm tempted to get it from Dell because it comes with Halo 3 and HDMI cable for the same price as FS or BB.

edit: from what I know, the RROD is caused when the system overheats and the solder for the parts on the board is melted? It seems to happen to 1 out of every 3 console for the V1, but the V2 that comes in the holiday bundles seem to be perfectly fine AFAIK.
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Old 10-20-2007, 05:34 PM   #6
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Wow. For a G i woulda bought a ps3.
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Old 10-20-2007, 05:38 PM   #7
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Wow. For a G i woulda bought a ps3.
But PS3 doesn't have any good games up until this point. Sony is also doing another price drop I believe, and its still $200 more than if you get it in Asia.
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Old 10-20-2007, 10:40 PM   #8
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Wow. For a G i woulda bought a ps3.
XBox 360 > PS3

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Old 10-20-2007, 10:50 PM   #9
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XBox 360 > PS3

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^keep dreaming ........PS3 pwns al l !
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Old 10-20-2007, 11:45 PM   #10
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^keep dreaming ........PS3 pwns al l !
Here come the Sony fanboyZ
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Old 10-20-2007, 11:56 PM   #11
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360 is what i like. when the ps3 is cheaper and has some more games, ill prob get it.
For now 360 tag is WReXRacer
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Old 10-21-2007, 12:38 AM   #12
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xbox is great if you like setting your house on fire and giving bill gates even MORE money than that ****er deserves.

PS3 has greater resolution, and a lot of great games. Heavenly sword is possibly the most beautifully made game ever. lets not forget that GT5 will be coming on PS3 as well. and GTA4.


the halo franchise is a great one (i dig the story, i'm a geek like that) but the console itself is just an over-hyped PC. and its the only 'next generation' console that doesn't have backwards compatibilty. (next gen is loosely used here, since the 360 is clearly using older technology than its competition - including the Wii.)
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Old 10-21-2007, 01:13 AM   #13
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I have always been a fan of Sony but I wouldn't buy a PS3 til games like GT5 is out. FYI PS3 is priced almost $200 cheaper in Hong Kong, I heard its even cheaper in Japan.
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Old 10-21-2007, 01:39 AM   #14
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xbox is great if you like setting your house on fire and giving bill gates even MORE money than that ****er deserves.
What is wrong with Bill Gates?

He has donated $29 billion in the past 7 years.
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Old 10-21-2007, 02:59 AM   #15
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I love my Xbox 360!!
I only bought it about a month ago and I can't stop playing Halo 3 and NHL 08!!
And I love how it networks w/ my computers at home so I can play the movies I have on my comp. on my TV!...
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Old 10-21-2007, 03:48 AM   #16
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I love my Xbox 360!!
I only bought it about a month ago and I can't stop playing Halo 3 and NHL 08!!
And I love how it networks w/ my computers at home so I can play the movies I have on my comp. on my TV!...
QFT!

I had my 360 since launch and I love how it works and it really works.

I have a Wii which doesn't get used a lot.

I really don't like the PS1,2 & 3 controllers, I have a PS1 and 2 and just never liked how they felt in my hand.

EDIT: Funk, only the 60GB has a decent backward compatibility support which is discontinued. The new 40GB is not backwards compatible and the 80GB does not contain the native PS2 hardware built in and there are problems with it running some PS2 games.

http://today.reuters.com/news/articl...AYSTATION3.xml

Not like that really matters, if I had a PS3, I'd want to play it in 1080i (my 61" sucks, only supports 1080i ) and wouldn't want to play an older PS2 game anyways. But funny how Sony would taut their backward compatibility like a trophy only to turn on it 2 years after launch.
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Old 10-21-2007, 04:21 AM   #17
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PS3 has greater resolution,
How so? The XBox 360 does 1080P, I didn't realize the PS3 displayed at a higher resolution than that.

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You're joking right
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Old 10-21-2007, 04:26 AM   #18
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What is wrong with Bill Gates?

He has donated $29 billion in the past 7 years.
I think some people just don't like supporting American companies?
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Old 10-21-2007, 06:03 AM   #19
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How so? The XBox 360 does 1080P, I didn't realize the PS3 displayed at a higher resolution than that.



You're joking right
i was misled by the man at EB Games who told me DiRT was only 720p because its a direct port from assbox, which wouldn't support 1080p...



it may be hard to tell now, but in a year or two you'll see a vast difference in games ps3 vs. xbox. look at the differences from GT3 to GT4. early PS3 games are betas, in essence.


and what is wrong with bill gates, is that he is a theif. if i need to explain that...
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Old 10-21-2007, 07:28 AM   #20
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We run xbox 360 around the clock and I haven't seen a fire yet. But then I could care less if they do break down (and this happens), I just swap in a good one (aka steal my neighbour's).

Older Xbox 360's don't support 1080p, but then 720p is better than 1080i anyway, even though I can't really tell the difference...

Wii is really fun when there is a group of people, since not everyone is into shoot them ups. My TV at home is a 25" CRT that is over 10 years old

Heavenly sword is just a ripoff of god of war - Search for Zero Punctuation's review

PS3 has the best hardware and architecture on paper, but by the time programmers masters how to utilize to its full potential the next generation of consoles would be not then
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Old 10-21-2007, 11:39 AM   #21
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i was misled by the man at EB Games who told me DiRT was only 720p because its a direct port from assbox, which wouldn't support 1080p...

it may be hard to tell now, but in a year or two you'll see a vast difference in games ps3 vs. xbox. look at the differences from GT3 to GT4. early PS3 games are betas, in essence.


and what is wrong with bill gates, is that he is a theif. if i need to explain that...
Personally, I have nothing against PS3 (the rootkit and exploding laptop battery incidents have nothing to do with the PS3 branch) but it just didn't quite live up to my expectations. While when I first got my 360, I was amazed by the graphics and also the seamless integration into my home network. It's a totally different feeling playing a FPS, blowing people up with Louis Armstrong playing
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Old 10-21-2007, 12:05 PM   #22
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I don't have a PS3 or Xbox 360 but my friend just recently got the Red Ring of Death. He's not too sure what it is either but I believe his is still under warranty.

Enjoy it! I've heard people praising Halo 3. I just don't have the time for video games
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Old 10-21-2007, 02:43 PM   #23
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it may be hard to tell now, but in a year or two you'll see a vast difference in games ps3 vs. xbox. look at the differences from GT3 to GT4. early PS3 games are betas, in essence.
That's true, more and better games will be coming out for the PS3. You have to keep in mind the 360 games will also be getting better.

Both systems look great. Both the PS3 and 360 are technically more advanced than the Wii and it shows in the prices. We'll have to wait and see which system 'wins', as it stands now the 360 is still outselling the PS3 each month.

I don't think there's much argument that XBox Live is much better than Sony's online setup.
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Old 10-21-2007, 02:46 PM   #24
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i woulda went stage 2...id get more use out of it..and dont have to worry about the red ring of death
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Old 10-21-2007, 02:48 PM   #25
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i woulda went stage 2...id get more use out of it..and dont have to worry about the red ring of death
Ya, then you'd just have to worry about boost creep and high EGT's instead
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