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I just want to LOL at everyone calling people idiots for buying 360s.

Just because it isn't something you want to spend money on, why the hate?

Also, keep in mind all of the parents/grandparents/uncles/aunts buying 360s for their kids/grandkids/nephews/nieces. The 11 year olds didn't have a reason to have them until now.

FYI I just sold my xbox because it gathered dust, but I am looking at picking up a ps3 as to play with friends - IRL.
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post #72 of 153
Mostly people replacing the RROD LOL
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BOO

My son had to have one a few years back mainly because his friends had one. So we bought him one. It was used a little then just collect dust. Turns out he preferred to PC game instead (smart kid) His friends proceeded to switch to PC gaming and now all them PC game. thumb.gif So when I read where a PC gamer buys an X-Box because their friends, who don't PC game have one. I consider those PC gamers thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

Lets not forget Microsoft stabbing PC gamers in the back by first releasing a console, stealing PC gaming developers and then kicking PC gamers in the nads by abandoning us.

If you have to have a console get a PS3 and Wii.....U. At least the exclusives are better on those systems, IMHO. Both of those are played more in my house than the 360.
post #74 of 153
Still using my Xenon and still no overheating/RROD issue for me, lol. Although I don't cram my electronics into a mostly closed box with other hot electronic devices and expect it to not overheat. HTPC controls 4 external fans keep good and cool airflow throughout the entertainment center. And I also don't play for more than 2-3 hours at most at a time.

But congrats to Microsoft on some amazing sales for an old console.

Still prefer PS3 for network play anyways. Free and at least for me there's been no network issues that I see people complain about so much.
post #75 of 153
I should have purchased one just to play Fez (and my sister wants to play Halo). frown.gif
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Double post. Browser spasm.
Edited by HybridCore - 11/28/12 at 5:41pm
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I should have purchased one just to play Fez (and my sister wants to play Halo). frown.gif
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I for one don't understand all the hate PC gamers have for consoles/console gamers. I grew up gaming on my parent's PC's (and even a Macintosh or two), and also gaming on consoles. Consoles are what my parents preferred me to play on, as their computers were used for business etc. I'm sure a lot of young adults like myself grew up in that console generation of great 8-bit and 16-bit classics and thus feel a nostalgic attraction to console gaming in general.

On the other hand, I appreciate PC gaming a lot, especially all the tools for modding and of course the performance benefits of having the latest hardware. They both have their place. Some games just feel better with a controller and a massive screen for that sense of immersion. Other times I need the precision control of a mouse and keyboard for some uber 1337 boom headshots. But for many, PC gaming, while easy for people like us to enjoy, may be too much of an obstacle/hassle to enjoy fully. Patches and driver updates and seemingly overcomplicated mod installs to join friends in certain games might just be too daunting for people simply looking to jump into some gaming.

If grandma wants to buy her grandchild a console so they can play with their friends, why not? We are all gamers, the more people enjoying the medium means that the industry will stay alive. That's why even though I join in on the jokes about franchises like CoD, I appreciate that they even exist. Maybe some of the millions that the next Call of Duty makes in revenue will be funneled to a new IP that you fall in love with.

My son is currently 9 months old, and as soon as he is old enough to pay attention/sit still/not fry his brain, we will be booting up my original Super Nintendo and I will show him all the shortcuts I know in Mario Kart. And then maybe he will show me a few he finds. And then as soon as he is ready (i.e. old enough to actively try to not spill juice on my tower), I will teach him the ways of PC gaming.

Why not enjoy the best of both worlds?
post #79 of 153
Ever since they went to the 45nm process the 360 has been near-flawless in terms of reliability from my experience. I went through three of them... only one actually died on me (In the 30-day return window, actually). Each one I purchased used a smaller, more efficient process. Jasper has been kind to me for the past couple of years wink.gif

The deals they had this year on consoles and HDTVs were truly fantastic - It's no surprise to see them sell like hotcakes - good on ya, MS smile.gif
    
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We picked up the kinect bundle on black friday. I dont console game but the kids love it. For the price why not? xbox, kinect, 3 games shipped under $200. Im sure it will amuse the kids longer than most the other crap we spend money on.
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