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  • Anyone Getting A Xbox 360? I Want 1 To!

    Just wondering if anyone has aussie contact or is getting the xbox 360 on 1st shipment. I'm a console junkie and just gotta have 1 for christmas. I'm getting desperate and may siff thru ebay and try and score 1 from a seller hopefully on aust ebay.
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    Nah got sick of consoles after the DC. I stick to PC games now.

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    • #3
      One thing I cant figure out....

      WTF is the attraction of post-1995 consoles? As soon as consoles got 3D hardware, they've steadily became mini PCs with analogue controls.

      The graphics are low res and blurry (because TVs are designed to blur pixels). The games are monopolised by the console marker and 'designed' by their relevant marketing departments to maximise sales. Which minimises variety.

      You have to replace the whole system every couple of years. Sure you have to upgrade work PCs bit by bit, but at least you can still play your old games.

      And last but not least is price...it used to be that a console cost 10% of a PC, now they are about the same price.

      In short, post 1995 console = PC eunuch
      ...maybe, but then again "maybe" covers a lot of things, like: maybe Michael Jackson really is LaToya in drag, or maybe if Dorothy clicks her heels 3 times and says "There's no place like home" while she is at home, she would telefrag herself..." - MadMikeAU

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      • #4
        Originally posted by MadMikeAU
        One thing I cant figure out....
        WTF is the attraction of post-1995 consoles? As soon as consoles got 3D hardware, they've steadily became mini PCs with analogue controls.
        The graphics are low res and blurry (because TVs are designed to blur pixels). The games are monopolised by the console marker and 'designed' by their relevant marketing departments to maximise sales. Which minimises variety.
        You have to replace the whole system every couple of years. Sure you have to upgrade work PCs bit by bit, but at least you can still play your old games.
        And last but not least is price...it used to be that a console cost 10% of a PC, now they are about the same price.
        In short, post 1995 console = PC eunuch
        Lets see, my xbox which cost me $400 (plugged into my plasma) with over 8000 games...Never breaks down, mmm i wonder. For gaming online,downloads,games only on console, i rather a modded xbox than pc anyday. Not saying for everyone just most of us console gamers..
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        • #5
          Originally posted by CampKrusty
          Lets see, my xbox which cost me $400 (plugged into my plasma) with over 8000 games...Never breaks down, mmm i wonder. For gaming online,downloads,games only on console, i rather a modded xbox than pc anyday. Not saying for everyone just most of us console gamers..
          ...and before that you owned a ??? and before that a ???, etc.

          My PC (AMD Athlon64 2800+, 1GB RAM, nVidia5700) cost about $400-500 for me to build and I can still play all my old games. Only now they are better. And when I upgrade my video card in 6-12 months, I will still be able to play them.

          Consoles are always about the "Next gen" while PCs are still the first gen only evolved and always improving.

          But, meh!

          PS: Completely off topic, but my office where I work (when I go into the office) is in the Microsoft Building. The XBox guys have the office right next to ours.

          PPS: XBox + "never breaks down" = LMAO. Ever hear of a PC product recall ? HAHAHA
          ...maybe, but then again "maybe" covers a lot of things, like: maybe Michael Jackson really is LaToya in drag, or maybe if Dorothy clicks her heels 3 times and says "There's no place like home" while she is at home, she would telefrag herself..." - MadMikeAU

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          • #6
            Anyway i'm not here to argue and this is the console section incase you didn't know.
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            • #7
              Bitch fight Bitch Fight go go go.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by CampKrusty
                Anyway i'm not here to argue and this is the console section incase you didn't know.
                OK Fair enough.

                To get back on topic...Anyone getting a Xbox360? Not me
                ...maybe, but then again "maybe" covers a lot of things, like: maybe Michael Jackson really is LaToya in drag, or maybe if Dorothy clicks her heels 3 times and says "There's no place like home" while she is at home, she would telefrag herself..." - MadMikeAU

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                • #9
                  Yeah, I will have one when released in the US in a little over a week. I've pre-orderd one through Dvdboxoffice. They only take VISA for the xbox 360 though. You can also order from www.burn.com.au, they are a local importer
                  here in Brisbane. I'll let you know how it is when it arrives

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                  • #10
                    not getting a 360 until the price is reasonable, more than enough games in the world until the price comes down to <$100, and then i wont be forced to shell out $90+ for one title, maybe $5-$10
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                    • #11
                      I'm not a huge console user at all, in fact, I don't own any of the popular ones. I am seriously thinking though that I will get a Nintendo Revolution when it comes out, it looks great and I'm sure Nintendos inovation will help it along.
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                      • #12
                        I just saw the video from this years TGS and i have to say that the 360 looks like poo compared to the PS3.

                        1) I AM NOT A FANBOY
                        2) I REALLY DISLIKE $ONY

                        But i dont think that it represents any major leap in gaming. Ill probably get it when RE5 comes out though and then sell it for a PS3

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by The Pinny Parlour
                          I'm not a huge console user at all, in fact, I don't own any of the popular ones. I am seriously thinking though that I will get a Nintendo Revolution when it comes out, it looks great and I'm sure Nintendos inovation will help it along.
                          Just hope it's better than the cube effort...
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by CampKrusty
                            Just hope it's better than the cube effort...
                            I'm actually enjoying my cube atm, never really cared for nintendo consoles before now. RE4 is probably the only reason for my current interest, need to investigate some other titles after completing it.

                            the ps3 controller is incredibly ugly, x360 controller looks nice in the pics and the rev ... well, i'm going to have to try it i guess.
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                            • #15
                              Out of all my current gen consoles, i probably have the most cube games (45 at one stage) cube is worth the $99 price tag atm. Especially for the Metroid Prime games and RE

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