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« on: May 04, 2009, 10:25:15 AM »

Soo...I've been thinking about getting an Xbox and have a few questions

There's around 2 trilliion different models, and different kind of memberships, what can you guys recommend? I assume a harddisk would be nice to have, i.e. not the arcade model?

Also, what games would you recommend as Must-haves? I love games like Fallout, Battlefield, baldurs gate style rpgs and so on...

oh, and I lke long walks on the beach ,and holding hands... ;-)
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2009, 11:32:27 AM »

Jasper model. Do a forum search for 'jasper' posted by 'canuck' and you'll find all the details.

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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2009, 02:00:22 PM »

The funny thing is, if you do a search for "How to tell if it's a Jasper" (the topic title), nothing comes up.  Great little search function we've got on these forums  Roll Eyes

Of course SL going around saying "Canuck" and "Jasper" in all of these different posts doesn't make it easier to look for those key words either!

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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2009, 02:01:59 PM »

By the way here is the thread:

http://www.gamingtrend.com/forums/index.php?topic=30677.0

Surely all the new models are Jaspers by now aren't they?
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2009, 02:13:31 PM »

Quote from: Canuck on May 04, 2009, 02:01:59 PM

By the way here is the thread:

http://www.gamingtrend.com/forums/index.php?topic=30677.0

Surely all the new models are Jaspers by now aren't they?

No. Old inventory still exists.
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2009, 02:40:40 PM »

The only 2 models you really want to consider are the Pro (60gb HD) and Elite (120gb HD). Which model you get depends on how much you plan to download. If you plan to continually download Rock Band or Guitar Hero content, original Xbox games or rip many games to the HD, you'll want the Elite. I'm personally making do with a  20gb Pro and couldn't possibly imagine needing anything bigger than 60gb's, but that's more to do with the type of gamer I am.

Ther really isn't an RPG on the scale of Baldur's Gate, but IMO Oblivion, Fallout 3 and Fable II are all outstanding RPG's worth every penny you pay for them.
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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2009, 02:51:03 PM »

Quote from: Canuck on May 04, 2009, 02:00:22 PM

The funny thing is, if you do a search for "How to tell if it's a Jasper" (the topic title), nothing comes up.  Great little search function we've got on these forums  Roll Eyes

Of course SL going around saying "Canuck" and "Jasper" in all of these different posts doesn't make it easier to look for those key words either!

if you type in Jasper it's the first thing that pops up.
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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2009, 02:56:34 PM »

jasper canuck jasper canuck!  icon_twisted
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« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2009, 03:07:34 PM »

Quote from: Harkonis on May 04, 2009, 02:56:34 PM

jasper canuck jasper canuck!  icon_twisted

stop confusing the poor boy!  these European types are a simple people, as pure as the wooden clogs they wear while singing on top of high mountaintops next to rivers filled with wine.
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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2009, 03:40:08 PM »

IIRC, there is a new Elite bundle coming out this month which includes Halo3 and Fable2.  Buy this one.
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« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2009, 04:36:37 PM »

Sorry, don't have anything useful to add. I read the title of this thread and I can't get "Fiddler on the Roof" out of my head.
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« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2009, 05:48:02 PM »

Quote from: jztemple2 on May 04, 2009, 04:36:37 PM

Sorry, don't have anything useful to add. I read the title of this thread and I can't get "Fiddler on the Roof" out of my head.
Great, now I can't get Shatner from Family Guy playing the Fiddler on the Roof out of my head.
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« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2009, 05:52:24 PM »

Quote from: Kagath on May 04, 2009, 05:48:02 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on May 04, 2009, 04:36:37 PM

Sorry, don't have anything useful to add. I read the title of this thread and I can't get "Fiddler on the Roof" out of my head.
Great, now I can't get Shatner from Family Guy playing the Fiddler on the Roof out of my head.
great now I can't get two lions humping a la Discovery Channel out of my head.
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« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2009, 06:16:44 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on May 04, 2009, 05:52:24 PM

Quote from: Kagath on May 04, 2009, 05:48:02 PM

Quote from: jztemple2 on May 04, 2009, 04:36:37 PM

Sorry, don't have anything useful to add. I read the title of this thread and I can't get "Fiddler on the Roof" out of my head.
Great, now I can't get Shatner from Family Guy playing the Fiddler on the Roof out of my head.
great now I can't get two lions humping a la Discovery Channel out of my head.
Great, now I have ceekay humping two lions in my head because of this...oh wait, that was already there ;-)
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« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2009, 09:10:53 PM »

Quote from: kronovan on May 04, 2009, 02:40:40 PM

The only 2 models you really want to consider are the Pro (60gb HD) and Elite (120gb HD). Which model you get depends on how much you plan to download. If you plan to continually download Rock Band or Guitar Hero content, original Xbox games or rip many games to the HD, you'll want the Elite. I'm personally making do with a  20gb Pro and couldn't possibly imagine needing anything bigger than 60gb's, but that's more to do with the type of gamer I am.

Ther really isn't an RPG on the scale of Baldur's Gate, but IMO Oblivion, Fallout 3 and Fable II are all outstanding RPG's worth every penny you pay for them.

What a goofy thread - a highly amusing goofy thread, lmao.  Fiddler on the Roof with CeeKay humping lions?  icon_eek

As for Baldur's Gate type games, there are two possibilities, one is "Dungeons and Dragons: Heroes" (I'm almost certain it is on the XBox backwards compatible list) - and the other is "Sacred 2" coming mid-May for the 360. It looks a bit like Baldur's Gate meets Morrowind, and has a May 12th release date if it doesn't get delayed (again.)

Also, when I had to rearrange my 360s parts, both being launch units with one console starting to fail, and the other HD getting quirky, I found a special on Amazon.  Buy the Arcade unit, you get half price on a 60GB HD.  I got the impression that it wasn't a first-tiime offer, so Amazon may be worth checking out.
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« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2009, 09:13:59 PM »

Thanks Mytocles - about Sacred 2, already got it for PC though :-)

I need to check out prices, both locally in stores, but also online. The version with Fable 2 and Halo does sound interesting though. Always wanted to see what all the fuss was about with Halo
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« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2009, 09:26:07 PM »

Quote from: Razgon on May 04, 2009, 09:13:59 PM

Thanks Mytocles - about Sacred 2, already got it for PC though :-)

I need to check out prices, both locally in stores, but also online. The version with Fable 2 and Halo does sound interesting though. Always wanted to see what all the fuss was about with Halo

Ooh, I forgot that Sacred 2 was already out for the PC - my laptop is purely an email/ GT/ video game search machine, lol. 

Let me know if you get something that doesn't come with Halo 1.  Someone left a copy at my house - disc only - and we haven't been able to figure out whose it is.  You are entirely welcome to it, so consider that in your deciding on which package to get.  icon_razz
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« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2009, 10:16:43 PM »

Ok after reading this thread, the other thread, and the linkl i still dont know why having a jasper would be best. UNLESS its just a lower power PSU which means less heat?
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« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2009, 10:20:20 PM »

Because having a Jasper would hopefully help  insure that you don't get the inevitable RED RINGS OF DEATH!! Mwhahahahaha!
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« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2009, 12:09:49 AM »

Quote from: mytocles on May 04, 2009, 09:10:53 PM

What a goofy thread - a highly amusing goofy thread, lmao.  Shatner as Fiddler on the Roof with CeeKay humping lions?  icon_eek

FTFY

and people wonder how things like the assbanjo picture get started  icon_twisted
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« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2009, 12:15:11 AM »

Quote from: Daehawk on May 04, 2009, 10:16:43 PM

Ok after reading this thread, the other thread, and the linkl i still dont know why having a jasper would be best. UNLESS its just a lower power PSU which means less heat?
The Jasper has 45nm CPU and GPU dies, which means less heat, which means less opportunity for the solder joins to go bad (IIRC, the primary reason for the RRODs).  And lower power consumption as well.
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