Bought XBOX 360 Need Gaming Ideas

Discussion in 'Computer Science & Culture' started by shorty_37, Sep 13, 2008.

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  1. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    One other thing Shorty,
    You will likely need to register your XBOX online (This means going to XBOX.com and registering an Account. The Account can be the same as one you configure for your XBOX to use live however it doesn't have to be. It's just in the account options you can register your XBOX, it's also the best way to communicate with Microsoft about any problems you might be having) , this will aid covering the Microsoft Warranty should the XBOX have any problems. Just remember if it does, Don't pull it apart, contact Microsoft and get them to send a box out, they should repair it free of charge.
     
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  3. Asguard Kiss my dark side Valued Senior Member

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    styder, who is that dumb that if they dont want there kids to play they cant pick the controlers up and put them in the car or somewhere else the kids cant get to them????????????
     
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  5. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Yes. Another article pointed out that with Wii Fit (for $90) you get more fun than signing up for a 3 months of gym membership. The Wii is actually really popular with adults, they buy it for their kids and they keep using it.


    After all the Wii is the only original idea out of the 3. I bet the other 2 are going to bring out their motion sensor controller.

    Oh yes Shorty, the Rockband and Guitar Hero are one of the biggest hits with the kids. (Wii is also going to get a similar game)
     
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  7. Steve100 O͓͍̯̬̯̙͈̟̥̳̩͒̆̿ͬ̑̀̓̿͋ͬ ̙̳ͅ ̫̪̳͔O Valued Senior Member

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    Wii already has Rockband.

    PS1 had a motion sensor attachment which made for some really shitty flight sims if I remember rightly.
     
  8. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Shorty, you should get 1 month free live anyway with the new purchase. So far we had 1 RRoD but got it exchanged fast and painless. The pedal also broke on the Rockband, but got exchanged it as well.

    I would also highly recommend Barbie™ Wild Horse Rescue™, it is free on live.....

    Instead of Halo, consider Mass Effect. There is no pimping in Halo:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgmC3AL6qO0&feature=related
     
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  9. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    I think Microsoft is already working on a Sensor controlled system, basically removing the need for controllers altogether, however I could be wrong.. will find some info to confirm.
     
  10. shorty_37 Go! Canada Go! Registered Senior Member

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    Yeah I got the games at EB Games here. It sells new and used. I only buy the used ones, why pay double the price. They give you a 14 day guarantee on them anyway. I am a bargain shopper, I won't pay full price for anything if I don't have to.

    I got Call of Duty 3 for $14.00 ( you beat me there)

    Assassins Creed for $12.99 Halo 3 $29.99
    and a couple other kids games Viva Pinata for like $ 4.99

    I think I will check out the LIVE for 5.00 that's peanuts for entertainment these days.
     
  11. shorty_37 Go! Canada Go! Registered Senior Member

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    Ok...Yeah it doesn't sound like anything he isn't hearing in middle school. I think I might get him the LIVE for Christmas. I think that would be a cool present that he would like.
     
  12. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    Shorty, the reason the XBox is half the price of the Sony is that you really do get what you pay for.

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  13. shorty_37 Go! Canada Go! Registered Senior Member

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    Yeah we have something similar for the old XBOX. I even like those games.
    It releases my frustrations when I can beat the shit out of my B/F

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    My kids aren't gaming addicts. They like to go riding and skateboarding, basketball etc. They get more into it in the winter, because there isn't that much to do outside. They have to get homework and chores done too. If I think enough is enough, I tell them to wrap it up and they are cool with that.
     
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    I got the first Viva Pinata for 4.99 but he was kind of disappointed because you couldn't play against eachother offline. I saw the Party Animals I think that is going to be a Christmas present for the younger one.

    Wow thanks for all the info about the Controls you can set on it.
     
  15. MacGyver1968 Fixin' Shit that Ain't Broke Valued Senior Member

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    Shorty, from what I hear Xbox's have real hardware problems, and are renown for getting the "red ring of death"

    I play all my games on a PC, (and look down my nose at consoles

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    ) but if I was going to buy one, I'd get a Wii...those motion-sensitive controllers look like fun for all.
     
  16. shorty_37 Go! Canada Go! Registered Senior Member

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    Ok....I was thinking the other day, shit maybe I have to send in a Warranty or something. I will look back in the box and do that ASAP.

    BTW: How many of you that have XBOX 360 have had major problems or the red rings of death?
    My old XBOX has NEVER had anything go wrong and it's pretty old.
     
  17. shorty_37 Go! Canada Go! Registered Senior Member

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    This is probably one of the reasons they really wanted this. I keep pretending it's wayyyyyyyyyy too expensive and I am NOT buying it for a long time.

    I am keeping my eyes open for a good deal on them, because SANTA is coming soon.

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    (although the days of me leaving half eaten carrots and cookies on the floor are over):bawl:
     
  18. shorty_37 Go! Canada Go! Registered Senior Member

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    Listen here Q lol if you post such things Nietzsche is going to say, yeah you tell her its crap!

    He was against it, but has been on there for hours playing Assassins Creed

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    If I get the rings of death, I will NEVER HEAR THE END OF IT!! from you know who.
     
  19. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    :roflmao:

    He may have a valid point, though.

    From the specifications, it does appear that Sony has gone the route of beefing up the hardware of the PS3. They claim the PS3 is the basis for what they say will be the "ultimate" console, the PS4. The XBox has specific rendering software which Sony has not emulated, but has given the XBox a sharp edge with games like their flagship, "Halo."

    It's also been claimed that the XBox's limitations on its hardware (compared with PS3) will leave game developers wanting, hence they'll turn their attention to Sony and develop games the XBox simply won't be able to emulate.

    It's often been said that the XBox is favored because it 'currently' has more games. It's also been on the market for well over a year before the PS3. However, the games that will be released over the next few years for the PS3 will be seeing the XBox take it's rightful place next to the Atari consoles.

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  20. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    And thats when the next console gets release

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  21. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    It's totally dependant, the chances of purchasing a Lemon are less than they were as the QA was greatly improved considering the cost of poor quality merchandise being repaired.

    All I suggest is checking the back of your console for it's Birthdate and UIN. The UIN you'll need for registering on XBOX.com, the Birthdate you are going to want to make sure is Younger than August 2007. Ones earlier than that were more prone to fail. (August 2007 was when the Elite Came out and True HDMI capability, this is where the QA system had been improved)
     
  22. Steve100 O͓͍̯̬̯̙͈̟̥̳̩͒̆̿ͬ̑̀̓̿͋ͬ ̙̳ͅ ̫̪̳͔O Valued Senior Member

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    I haven't had any problems with my xbox360, but it only gets used for about an hour per week.
     
  23. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    Microsoft will need to build a better console than the PS3, which isn't expected even with the release of the XBox720. The PS4 isn't expected to be released for another 7-8 years as the PS3's full capabilities and capacities will take that long for game developers to fully exploit.

    The XBox360 currently IS fully exploited.

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