I've been on austerity budget since I found out how much we spent on our wedding in May, but after I became the odd man out among my little group of old college friends, my hand was forced. Take a slow day at the office, some holiday cash, some new fantasy football winnings and a long lunch, and Teggy has joined the current generation.
I actually picked up an Arcade machine because there were no Pros to be found yesterday and I really didn't want the pack-in games anyway. I picked up a Live kit, since I needed the headset and a subscription renewal, and I got the little web cam, 200 MS points and some free arcade games as a bonus. Also picked up a play and charge kit, and I already have a second (wired) controller at home I had bought to use with my pc. I ordered a refurbed 20GB hard drive for $50 shipped. Finally, I picked up a copy of Tomb Raider: Legend for $20 used and got my first 60 nerd points
(see my avatar to the left)
The only trouble I have had so far is with the Live connection. The first bunch of times I tried to sign on, all the tests passed, but it couldn't sign in to Live. Then I was able to sign in but would often be dropped out. I never really had these problems with my original XBox. Finally I just put the box in the DMZ and we'll see how that goes.