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xbox 360 questions...

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posted on Jun, 27 2007 @ 07:08 PM
i will be buying a xbox 360 elite (most likely) and i have some questions...

instead of having to go through the hassle with wires and all, i have decided that i will buy the xbox 360 wireless network adapter...

is this a good thing???

what are some of the features that you love about the xbox 360???

what games do you love???

if i have any more questions, i will ask...


posted on Jun, 28 2007 @ 08:19 AM
Yes definatly go for the wireless network adapter, saves on cables - they look nasty ha ha

A good feature about the Xbox360 is that you can switch it off remotely from the pad. Which means when you are laying in bed playing on it, there is no need to get out of bed and walk over to the other side of the room to switch it off. Some people say that's lazy ha ha

Good games to get are:-

Gears of war - this is the best game I've played on the Xbox either if you are doing the campaigns or plpaying online. you never get bored of it and theres always new maps to download from xbox live.

UNO - It's just a simple card game but I promise you it is very addictive. This can also be played online.

Ghost Recon (1 or 2) both these games are excellent and are great fun onlin although they take a long time to log onto them.

Virtua Tennis 3 - This is a fantastic tennis game with lots to do on it. Online play is fun.

Hope you enjoy your Xbox Experience and I'd recommedn if you are going online, purchase the yearly subscription as it's cheaper than paying for it monthly.

[edit on 28-6-2007 by DodgeG1]

posted on Jun, 29 2007 @ 08:48 PM
Yeah id agree with everything DodgeG1 said. I have a wireless adaptor myself, plug it striaght in, minimum set-up and no more wires to trip over!! great stuff.
The features i like about the 360 are:
-The switching off the console from the pad. i was ecstatic when i found out it could be turned off by the pad. for the lazy man like myself (and DodgeG1 so it seems) its a dream come true, lol. (now if only consoles could hold more than 1 disc so i didnt have to keep getting up to swap games......theres an idea!!).
-Wireless controllers
- Being able to burn your own music to the HDD and then play it back in any game
- The selection of games. Theres pretty much every genre of game available for it now, theres gonna be loads you might find interesting.
- Xbox live and its ease-of-use. Also just the ability to be able to download demos of games, videos and full old-school arcade games is a fantastic thing to do.
- The fact that it can display Hi-Def games/videos
- Backwards compatible . Any of the original xbox games will work on it, so that means the choice of games is even wider
- Its Windows media-center connectivity. (I have Windows Vista premium and i setup media sharing on the 360. Now i can stream all the music and videos (they must be WMV's) from my pc onto the xbox. Its a great thing to be able to do)

That pretty much sums it up for me mate. Thats the main reasons why i love the 360. Finally , i reckon the games i play the most on it are:
Gears of War
Project Gotham racing
Tony Hawks project 8
Call of Duty 2 (great online mulitplayer stuff)
Splinter Cell Double Agent (i absolutely LOVE the mulitplayer in this)
Dead Rising
Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter 2 and Frogger (all downloaded off the Xbox live arcade.. they all have online mulitplayer as well)

Any other questions and ill be happy to try answer them mate.

posted on Jul, 1 2007 @ 12:36 PM
I'm not really a shooter kind of guy but a few 360 titles have really grabbed me. I am currently playing The Darkness which is just.... wow. Also if you like your WW2 stuff Blazing Angels is a good flight/action game. For RPG fans Oblivion is pretty amazing (and moreso with the addition of the Shivering Isles). There are a load of good games for the 360, but I don't know your preferences so I can't really suggest any.

Although I think everyone loves the revamped Prince of Persia on Marketplace.

posted on Jul, 1 2007 @ 12:47 PM
Go wireless, anything you can git you hands on controllers headset. Its more expensive true but you will thank yourself later. Stupid guitar hero II controller is not wireless and my dog has a tendency to unplug me while I rock.

the 360 dashboard is pretty cool, as xbox is a microsoft product it kind of like having everything in your pc's start menu within 5 pages, you can download some old arcade games, music, movies, game demos, additional content for games (via points you purchase) its really very cool.

games to git
Marvel ultimate alliance
Gears of war
Guitar heroII

My gamertag: deville55
ill be friends with anyone!

posted on Jul, 2 2007 @ 10:38 AM
There is an extremely high failure rate for 360's, (estimated in excess of 30%) so be sure to obtain the longest extended warranty possible if you have the money for it. I also agree with the wireless route. Not sure what your background in networking is, so just a slight warning: you have to take into account obstacles between your access points for wireless internet access. They rate the distances about 150 yards indoors/300 yards outdoors, but from my own experiences it's rare to make it through 3 floors or comparative resistances in walls. This can easily be fixed just by moving your wireless router to a closer position, so it's not much of a problem.

My three favorite games so far are Oblivion, GRAW2 and Overlord.

It's slightly off-topic, but still within the realm of deciding on purchasing a 360. The PS3 may have some newer technology, but the 360 has all its power in places that are better suited for video games. There have been a couple multi-platform games that have been sub-par for PS3 due to frame rate issues. (In particular, most of the recent sports games that have come out for this year.) Running at 30FPS on PS3 and 60FPS on 360, really shows where the 360 can be superior. A recent interview with Ubisoft from a Finnish magazine also has stated that Splinter Cell: Conviction being a 360/Windows exclusive allows them to do things they feel would not be able to be implemented on a PS3, namely the robust crowd AI. The same has been said about Assassin's Creed, which is also centered around using crowd AI as a major staple of the game. With news like that, I'm more than satisfied that I purchased a 360 and Wii instead of a PS3.

As long as you don't get a bricked console, I think you'll be happy with a 360.

[edit on 2-7-2007 by bluesquareapple]

posted on Jul, 2 2007 @ 12:33 PM
Microsoft, changed their warranty as of late, they will replace any 360 for a year no questions asked.

I use mine on wireless, sometime it take a couple of times to find the DNS, but I haven't "dropped out of a game yet", to me that means a lot.

posted on Jul, 9 2007 @ 04:35 PM
I just got Guitar Hero on the 360 and I have to say it pretty much blows...

EVERY OTHER GAME AWAY! Its amazing to rock out in your bedroom thinking you look cool when you actually look stupid. But you don't care cause its so much fun. It'd be cooler to have multiplayer over Live but meh. Roll on Rock Band!

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