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I got a xbox slim 250GB have the box still in warrantee and all of the cords are still in plastic. Could sell for cheap
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When you get older/wiser and a bit richer, you stop playing the fanboy/compromise game and do the best thing like I am:

DO BOTH


I go back and forth between my 360 and my PC. Hell, thats enough to keep from finishing some games, I couldn't imagine throwing in a Wii or PS3 into the mix
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Why. Would. You. Do. This.??

Anyways the 360 is far superior to the PS3. Better controller, games, XBL, etc.
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post #44 of 134
I have both but I can in no way support the original xbox 360 although I love mine its broke far to many times, if you do buy one I would recommend the new version. Other than that it's really all up to preference and games. My reasons for having both conoles:

PS3: Blu-ray player, netflix (xbl has this too), amazing exclusive games, and internet with no security worries
Xbox: Great controller, bigger community, more games overall, and with the new Xbox reliability is no longer a issue

Although since building my new rig my xbox hasn't been used in months and my PS3 is only used for Blu-ray and netflix now days and that's only because I haven't gotten around to installing my computers Blu-ray player and getting a 2nd DP active adapter for my TV.
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post #45 of 134
Xbox 360 especially if you like online gaming. I only like the PS3 for blu ray honestly.
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post #46 of 134
Like some people said, do both.

Unless you are strapped for cash, then sell the PC, but seriously, I'd keep it. I have a Wii, Xbox and PC and I switch off between them.
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post #47 of 134
My suggestion? Xbox360.

But I will just say this: I went from NES/Sega Genesis, to a PC to play games. I came back to console gaming when PS2 and Xbox hit the market (I had the PS1, but did not play much of it, unless we are talking of the Final Fantasy games). I ended up going back to PC gaming, because I just did not find console games to be that fun (unless, once again, if we are talking of Final Fantasy). I bought the PS3 and Xbox360, but I just do not get nearly the enjoyment out of them as I do with my PC (even if the games are ported to PC, I still purchase them on PC).

You may enjoy the console gaming, but you will miss PC gaming. This isn't trashing console gaming, as I play console games; this is my opinion though, and you may feel the same.

Good luck BTW, there are some real good games on Xbox360 (just do not get fooled by the new Final Fantasy...that game sucks...).
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post #48 of 134
I hate pc gamers who think they are better than everyone else you give us a bad name, most of you have not owned this generation of consoles so dont really have a good opinion upon this and OP has already made a decision.
Personally i would pick up a ps3 for the excellent choice of exclusive games and is quite more powerful and has more features than a xbox 360.
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Wow, lots of replies since I went to sleep. Great job guys!

What do you guys think of the PS3 network? I've never really dealt with any of it. I know the 360's is user friendly.

I'm really just looking to get away from PC gaming for a while. I'll still have a Pentium D 820 and an HD 4650 in an HTPC (will do wonderfully in Minecraft & HL2). I would rather save myself some money and go with a console. I can actually use the multiplayer when friends come over. Whenever I hang out with my friends, they'll bring over their 360 or PS3. I have to say, I enjoy more games with a controller than I do with a mouse/keyboard.
    
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Wow, lots of replies since I went to sleep. Great job guys!

What do you guys think of the PS3 network? I've never really dealt with any of it. I know the 360's is user friendly.

I'm really just looking to get away from PC gaming for a while. I'll still have a Pentium D 820 and an HD 4650 in an HTPC (will do wonderfully in Minecraft & HL2). I would rather save myself some money and go with a console. I can actually use the multiplayer when friends come over. Whenever I hang out with my friends, they'll bring over their 360 or PS3. I have to say, I enjoy more games with a controller than I do with a mouse/keyboard.
Not a bad plan my friend. Have you tried getting as much as you can out of the 4650 and the 820 by overclocking? I normally buy midrange systems (well, my name (almost) says it all), or I will try to purcahse used products that are still either under warranty or just a good price. This is how I roll, and am able to save quite a bit of money building a nice rig

I'll give you my reason why I purcahsed Xbox360:

Lost Odysee, Infinite Undiscovery, Metro 2033 (computer couldn't play it at the time), Gears of War, Grand Theft Auto (i know, it is on PS3 as well, so either or works), good online capabilites.

There are of course other reasons, but I am at work atm, so I cannot think of all of them nor see my list of games
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