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« on: March 29, 2013, 11:02:25 PM »

I am thinking of getting a 360 so what version should I get?  Is there any advantage to the 250 GB version if I don't download many games or expect to rip a bunch of music.  4 GB seems so small but how much data are games installing these days?

I know I want the kinetic so but what else do I really need?
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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2013, 11:11:31 PM »

do you plan on buying DLC for games?  that'll eat up space quickly.  also, here is a list of 360 game install sizes.  I'm not sure how accurate it is but if I remember correctly install sizes were usually 3+ gigs.
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2013, 12:01:56 AM »

Are you dead set on a 360?  This seems like an odd time to be picking one up.  Even if you donít care about next gen the price of the system is bound to drop in a few months.  My personal opinion is also that the PS3 beats the 360 in almost every way.

As for the size, mine has a 120GB and itís about half full from light usage and the occasional downloadable game.  If you intend to use the marketplace at all I would go with the larger hard drive.  The price difference isnít much and you never regret having too much space but if you ever run out you will be kicking yourself.
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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2013, 12:22:49 AM »

Go with the 250gb version. MS has some great exclusive arcade titles that would fill that tiny drive up very quickly. Also, I always recommend installing the game. in some instances it does speed up load times, and reduce stuttering.
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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2013, 01:10:12 AM »

Star Wars one!
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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2013, 01:56:05 AM »

The one that looks like this:



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« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2013, 02:20:52 AM »

Quote from: Lordnine on March 30, 2013, 12:01:56 AM

Are you dead set on a 360?  This seems like an odd time to be picking one up.  Even if you donít care about next gen the price of the system is bound to drop in a few months.  My personal opinion is also that the PS3 beats the 360 in almost every way


I have a PS3 and I like it a lot but I have never loved the controller.  I have tried two or three different 3rd party ones and I have never found one that I think is great.  Right now I have Skyrim, and Red Dead Revolver to play on the PS3 but I don't because when I think about playing with the controller I decide it isn't worth it.

Pretty silly reason I know but I loved the 360 controller when I had one. 

I should probably just suck it up until the next generation but I was thinking about it anyway.

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« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2013, 02:25:47 AM »

I don't think it's silly at all. The playstation controller is just awful. I can't believe the PS4 is still going to have the damn left analog stick where it's been since the original dual shock. The only PS controller I ever liked was the original PS1 controller that had no analog sticks. Back then the "gamepad" was the primary movement controller, and thus it was in the proper place. Now that analog sticks are the primary movement controller it should be up there where the D-pad used to be. Everyone seems to understand this except apparently Sony. Oh and I guess the new Wii U "pro" controller is like this too. Well, Nintendo used to understand this anyway. smile
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« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2013, 03:19:04 AM »

I would definitely get the 250GB for demos, XBLA games, installing full games, downloading movies, or whatever.  I think you would quickly regret not having it if you only had 4GB.

I agree about the controller as well, and it's one of the main reasons the 360 is my preferred console.  The PS3 is a great system, but I haven't found a controller that I like nearly as well as the 360 one.
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« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2013, 05:07:19 AM »

Quote from: JCC on March 30, 2013, 02:25:47 AM

Oh and I guess the new Wii U "pro" controller is like this too. Well, Nintendo used to understand this anyway. smile

Eh?  The WiiU pro is like a 360 with the right side inverted.  It's actually pretty comfy.

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« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2013, 12:48:38 PM »

Quote from: Lordnine on March 30, 2013, 05:07:19 AM

Quote from: JCC on March 30, 2013, 02:25:47 AM

Oh and I guess the new Wii U "pro" controller is like this too. Well, Nintendo used to understand this anyway. smile

Eh?  The WiiU pro is like a 360 with the right side inverted.  It's actually pretty comfy.



Oh yeah, they moved the right stick, not the left one... (I don't like it.) My mistake!
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« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2013, 01:12:51 PM »

Quote from: farley2k on March 29, 2013, 11:02:25 PM

4 GB seems so small but how much data are games installing these days?

Unlike the PS3, XBox 360 game installation is always optional, and the majority of games play just fine without installing them.  I'd still go with the larger hard drive for XBLA games and full game downloads (now that we're finally seeing good sale prices on them).  I have the original 20 GB version with a 16 GB and 32 GB flash drives hooked up (you can use up to 2 32 GB drives for extra storage) and I have lots of XBLA games and a few full games installed and still have room left over.
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« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2013, 01:29:07 PM »

True... while the older 360s with their noisy DVD drives really benefitted from installing games to the hard drive (or at least my ears benefited), the new 'slim' models don't really need it the vast majority of the time.
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« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2013, 01:46:30 PM »

If you're not in a hurry i'm sure the prices will drop around christmas...
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« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2013, 03:54:37 PM »

Don't the new 360s take standard laptop drives? Got a spare sitting around?
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« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2013, 03:58:24 PM »

Quote from: Misguided on March 31, 2013, 03:54:37 PM

Don't the new 360s take standard laptop drives? Got a spare sitting around?

No, that would be the PS3.  icon_wink
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« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2013, 04:10:08 PM »

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on March 31, 2013, 03:58:24 PM

Quote from: Misguided on March 31, 2013, 03:54:37 PM

Don't the new 360s take standard laptop drives? Got a spare sitting around?

No, that would be the PS3.  icon_wink

No, seriously. They dont use the funky enclosure on the slim models, right?
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« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2013, 05:32:32 PM »

Quote from: Misguided on March 31, 2013, 04:10:08 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on March 31, 2013, 03:58:24 PM

Quote from: Misguided on March 31, 2013, 03:54:37 PM

Don't the new 360s take standard laptop drives? Got a spare sitting around?

No, that would be the PS3.  icon_wink

No, seriously. They dont use the funky enclosure on the slim models, right?

It's not the same funky enclosure, but it's still a proprietary one.
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« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2013, 04:16:59 PM »

Well I got a 250 GB model.  I picked up Bioshock 2, and Fallout: New Vegas for $10 each and I love the controller! 

Now I can actually enjoy the games.

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« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2013, 02:17:00 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on March 31, 2013, 05:32:32 PM

Quote from: Misguided on March 31, 2013, 04:10:08 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on March 31, 2013, 03:58:24 PM

Quote from: Misguided on March 31, 2013, 03:54:37 PM

Don't the new 360s take standard laptop drives? Got a spare sitting around?

No, that would be the PS3.  icon_wink

No, seriously. They dont use the funky enclosure on the slim models, right?

It's not the same funky enclosure, but it's still a proprietary one.

There are instructions online for building your own 360 HDD.  A friend of mine did it.
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« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2013, 03:27:41 PM »

I'd be tempted to do it to get my spare 60GB SSD in play. biggrin
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