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]