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« on: October 20, 2007, 05:54:54 PM »

I've wanted a 360 for a while now and I have the money but, I'm a little worried about the whole red ring thing.  They have several games that I like that I would buy with it.  My local BestBuy has several of the Halo 3 CE Xbox's, but the green's a little disturbing....  What should I do?
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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2007, 06:05:33 PM »

Life is full of risks.  Take one and buy a 360 - it's an excellent gaming system.
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2007, 06:06:32 PM »

My 360 is a $400 Guitar Hero (and soon to be Rock Band) machine that gives me a nice blood pressure spike every time I turn it on.  But if you enjoy FPS, action, and sports games, then go for it.
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2007, 06:13:27 PM »

Pick up one of the new HDMI models with better cooling and enjoy life!  (no need to get the green and bronze Halo edition)
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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2007, 06:17:12 PM »

Get the 360.  Odds are that you won't regret it.  If you can, buy it at Costco, or consider an extended warranty.  It's worth the risk.
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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2007, 06:38:20 PM »

Most retailers, Wal-mart included, have extended warranties

The one wat Wal-Mart is like $18 and extends the 3 year warranty by 2 more years.
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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2007, 06:38:48 PM »

Can't do it - you need a 360!

Check a few posts down (or up if someone replies, lol), by kronovan:
"I Must be Dreaming; There's a 360 in My Living Room!"
http://www.gamingtrend.com/forums/index.php/topic,23121.0.html
 
Then, pass Go and race to your nearest gaming store to see if the new bundle has reached your area...

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« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2007, 06:58:04 PM »

I took the jump when the new HDMI enabled premiums came out... I love it!
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« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2007, 07:05:19 PM »

If anything, we should yell at you for NOT having a 360 yet.
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« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2007, 07:33:17 PM »

Talk you out of it?.........sorry,but i wouldnt have a clear conscience knowing i have wronged you icon_eek Tongue
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« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2007, 07:42:20 PM »

why talk you out of the best gaming money you'll spend all year?  go for it! icon_twisted
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« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2007, 08:17:49 PM »

It's too noisy, it's too unreliable, you hate Microsoft because of Windows Vista and their inability to make a $400 console that doesn't overheat and break, and you'll hate yourself when the new thinner, quieter-GPU chip versions become the norm. Those might suffice (even if you don't believe any of it is really true Tongue) if you want to merely delay the inevitable.  slywink The last reason tends to be the one I give for continuing to wait, fwiw.  icon_smile

I am just having fun, btw, so please don't shoot me. If you want a XBox360, I would just get one. I think the only place they would talk you out of it is at the official Playstation 3 forums.  nod
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« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2007, 08:38:50 PM »

Well, I went and bought a Pro system package, with Forza 2 and Marvel UA and bought a 2 year extended warranty .  I also bought another controller, the wireless interent thingy, Chrome Hounds, GRAW2, GoW, PGR4 and something else, lol, can't remember. 
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« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2007, 08:54:40 PM »

Did you make sure to check if it had a heatsink or the new chips?
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« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2007, 09:07:34 PM »

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« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2007, 09:10:59 PM »

Enjoy man, 360 is an awesome console.
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« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2007, 11:33:59 PM »

Good choice you are getting a live account right? thumbsup
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« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2007, 11:43:57 PM »

Quote from: Turtle on October 20, 2007, 08:54:40 PM

Did you make sure to check if it had a heatsink or the new chips?

I don't know much about the 360.... How do I tell if it has either?
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« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2007, 11:45:28 PM »

Quote from: pingwrx on October 20, 2007, 11:33:59 PM

Good choice you are getting a live account right? thumbsup

Yeah, I got a month free with it and if I like it enough, I plan on buying a year.  What's the difference between the silver and gold live accounts?  I've been playing Forza 2 ever since I got home, man, it's awesome!  thumbsup
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« Reply #19 on: October 20, 2007, 11:48:22 PM »

don't do it!!!  THE CAKE IS A LIE!!!!!!



damn, too late......
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« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2007, 11:55:00 PM »

Quote from: mirage775 on October 20, 2007, 11:43:57 PM

Quote from: Turtle on October 20, 2007, 08:54:40 PM

Did you make sure to check if it had a heatsink or the new chips?

I don't know much about the 360.... How do I tell if it has either?

throw it against the wall and take a pic of the pieces, we can tell you then.
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« Reply #21 on: October 21, 2007, 01:43:48 AM »

Quote from: mirage775 on October 20, 2007, 11:45:28 PM

Quote from: pingwrx on October 20, 2007, 11:33:59 PM

Good choice you are getting a live account right? thumbsup

Yeah, I got a month free with it and if I like it enough, I plan on buying a year.  What's the difference between the silver and gold live accounts?  I've been playing Forza 2 ever since I got home, man, it's awesome!  thumbsup

You can only play online MP with a Gold account.  Silver just lets you browse the marketplace and download stuff.
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« Reply #22 on: October 21, 2007, 02:20:10 AM »

Quote from: jersoc on October 20, 2007, 11:55:00 PM

Quote from: mirage775 on October 20, 2007, 11:43:57 PM

Quote from: Turtle on October 20, 2007, 08:54:40 PM

Did you make sure to check if it had a heatsink or the new chips?

I don't know much about the 360.... How do I tell if it has either?

throw it against the wall and take a pic of the pieces, we can tell you then.

hmm.  maybe a less invasive technique would be in order.  do you have any high powered x ray equipment available? 

what's the manufactured date?  lot #?  that's a good indication of its innards.
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« Reply #23 on: October 21, 2007, 02:21:44 AM »

Quote from: leo8877 on October 21, 2007, 01:43:48 AM

Quote from: mirage775 on October 20, 2007, 11:45:28 PM

Quote from: pingwrx on October 20, 2007, 11:33:59 PM

Good choice you are getting a live account right? thumbsup

Yeah, I got a month free with it and if I like it enough, I plan on buying a year.  What's the difference between the silver and gold live accounts?  I've been playing Forza 2 ever since I got home, man, it's awesome!  thumbsup

You can only play online MP with a Gold account.  Silver just lets you browse the marketplace and download stuff.

if you can hold out on 1 month cards, cc has had the 13 month card for $40, which is an excellent deal for live service.  it's what i did a few weeks back.  they have done this twice to my knowledge with the "collectible" halo card.
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« Reply #24 on: October 21, 2007, 04:14:57 AM »

The manufactured date is 9-6-07
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« Reply #25 on: October 21, 2007, 04:19:15 AM »

Quote from: mirage775 on October 21, 2007, 04:14:57 AM

The manufactured date is 9-6-07

I got mine with a manufactured date of 7-4-07 and it has HDMI and the new heatsink stuff inside.  You should be good.
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« Reply #26 on: October 21, 2007, 01:05:45 PM »

Quote from: leo8877 on October 21, 2007, 04:19:15 AM

I got mine with a manufactured date of 7-4-07 and it has HDMI and the new heatsink stuff inside.  You should be good.

Mine has the HDMI thingy, but I didn't want to break into it and see about the heatsink everyone has been talking about...  icon_eek
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« Reply #27 on: October 21, 2007, 04:19:59 PM »

Quote from: Caine on October 21, 2007, 02:21:44 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on October 21, 2007, 01:43:48 AM

Quote from: mirage775 on October 20, 2007, 11:45:28 PM

Quote from: pingwrx on October 20, 2007, 11:33:59 PM

Good choice you are getting a live account right? thumbsup

Yeah, I got a month free with it and if I like it enough, I plan on buying a year.  What's the difference between the silver and gold live accounts?  I've been playing Forza 2 ever since I got home, man, it's awesome!  thumbsup

You can only play online MP with a Gold account.  Silver just lets you browse the marketplace and download stuff.

if you can hold out on 1 month cards, cc has had the 13 month card for $40, which is an excellent deal for live service.  it's what i did a few weeks back.  they have done this twice to my knowledge with the "collectible" halo card.

i think Circuit City was running that deal last week and it's no longer in effect as of today.  i'm not 100% certain of that, however, so it might still be worth checking for yourself.  if that doesn't pan out, Amazon has the 12-month Live card for $40 right now...still one of the best deals you'll find icon_cool
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« Reply #28 on: October 22, 2007, 04:25:38 PM »

If you are even a little patient, and understand eBay, the best deals are still there.  One year cards for $5 to $40 (or more if you don't understand eBay and get caught up in it, lol).  Enter - XBox Live subscription - as the search and you'll have tons to choose from.  Make sure the shipping is free, though!  nod
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« Reply #29 on: October 22, 2007, 10:50:38 PM »

Just in time for all the gaming goodness coming out....... wooohoooo
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