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I'm really in the mood for buying a new console for some odd reason and am tempted to go down the road of Xbox even though I am a true Playstation fanboy. Before I even think about going out and spending my hard-earned cash on a shiny new system, I just had some questions.
1) Does the Xbox 360 have a game like Gran Turismo 4? I really like this game and I play it a ton but I haven't really seen any solid driving simulators on the microsoft platform.
2) Any Final Fantasy games for 360 or is this just a sony thing? I wanna be able to go out and buy like Final Fantasy XIV and not have to worry if its gonna come out for the 360 like how I know every Final Fantasy game gets released on the PS2.
3)Is paying for Xbox Live worth it? I love the whole online thing but the fact that I only console game in like 4 month periods doesnt seem to make it worthwhile for me to go out and pay for it.
4) Any good games in general? Gears of War is really fun(played it at a friends house) but is there anything else? I'm a huge RPG/driving(realistic is better but I'm a fan of the NFS series also) fan.

Well... Xbox 360 fanboys, you may now convince me that Xbox 360>PS3

Thanks!
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You got me, I got sick of console games after Half-life 1 and Battlefield 2142 changed my life

LOL I meant Battlefield 1942! These are the games that got me back into gaming.
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PGR3 is an awesome racing game like Gran Turismo and Call of Duty 3 is also really good from waht i hear. Ive heard that FF is coming to the 360. Xbox live is really nice everthing is very intuitive and gears on it is amazing!!! On Xbox you can get demos for most games which is really cool imo.
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Dont buy it! Wait for Test Drive Unlmited to come out on PC, it should kick the pants off of anything around..
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If you get xbox its 60 bucks a year for the live, which IMO is pretty good considering everything you can get. PGR3 + HiDef TV + Racing wheel = endless hours of fun

It's a great system, you may want to wait for the newer revisions so it gets rid of all the kinks, but most of the major problems have subsided by now. It's a good system, I got one myself, but It's more of a htpc for me. (use it to stream video, music etc. from my windows media edition PC via WiFi).
    
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Dont buy it! Wait for Test Drive Unlmited to come out on PC, it should kick the pants off of anything around..
Test Drive Unlimited is out for the 360 now.
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If you get xbox its 60 bucks a year for the live, which IMO is pretty good considering everything you can get. PGR3 + HiDef TV + Racing wheel = endless hours of fun

It's a great system, you may want to wait for the newer revisions so it gets rid of all the kinks, but most of the major problems have subsided by now. It's a good system, I got one myself, but It's more of a htpc for me. (use it to stream video, music etc. from my windows media edition PC via WiFi).
THERE IS NOT. I REPEAT THERE IS NOT going to be a difference between the new 360's and the "old" 360's, except for the $50 lower price. Cooling issues have been fixed already. The PS2 had 4 revisions, and no one noticed.

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Originally Posted by beret9987 View Post
I'm really in the mood for buying a new console for some odd reason and am tempted to go down the road of Xbox even though I am a true Playstation fanboy. Before I even think about going out and spending my hard-earned cash on a shiny new system, I just had some questions.
1) Does the Xbox 360 have a game like Gran Turismo 4? I really like this game and I play it a ton but I haven't really seen any solid driving simulators on the microsoft platform.
2) Any Final Fantasy games for 360 or is this just a sony thing? I wanna be able to go out and buy like Final Fantasy XIV and not have to worry if its gonna come out for the 360 like how I know every Final Fantasy game gets released on the PS2.
3)Is paying for Xbox Live worth it? I love the whole online thing but the fact that I only console game in like 4 month periods doesnt seem to make it worthwhile for me to go out and pay for it.
4) Any good games in general? Gears of War is really fun(played it at a friends house) but is there anything else? I'm a huge RPG/driving(realistic is better but I'm a fan of the NFS series also) fan.

Well... Xbox 360 fanboys, you may now convince me that Xbox 360>PS3

Thanks!
I'm not a fanboy (Heck I own a Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo system right now), but the Xbox 360 is great. IMO, it's better then PS3, pricewise, because Blu-ray really isn't going that well. Xbox live is well worth it. If you pay, you get online multiplayer, but if you don't youstill get free demos and stuff.

To answer your gaming question check out this list
http://bestof.ign.com/2006/xbox360/
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I'm really in the mood for buying a new console for some odd reason and am tempted to go down the road of Xbox even though I am a true Playstation fanboy. Before I even think about going out and spending my hard-earned cash on a shiny new system, I just had some questions.
1) Does the Xbox 360 have a game like Gran Turismo 4? I really like this game and I play it a ton but I haven't really seen any solid driving simulators on the microsoft platform.
2) Any Final Fantasy games for 360 or is this just a sony thing? I wanna be able to go out and buy like Final Fantasy XIV and not have to worry if its gonna come out for the 360 like how I know every Final Fantasy game gets released on the PS2.
3)Is paying for Xbox Live worth it? I love the whole online thing but the fact that I only console game in like 4 month periods doesnt seem to make it worthwhile for me to go out and pay for it.
4) Any good games in general? Gears of War is really fun(played it at a friends house) but is there anything else? I'm a huge RPG/driving(realistic is better but I'm a fan of the NFS series also) fan.

Well... Xbox 360 fanboys, you may now convince me that Xbox 360>PS3

Thanks!

1) PGR3 is a LOT of fun. Quite realistic too except for the damage, but thats what Burnout Revenge is for. You may want to wait for Forza 2 for a racing game because that game is going to be freaking insane.
2) No FF, yet. I have heard somthing about Squaresoft saying that they are jumping ship though....so we will likley see FF games for the 360 in the future..FFXI is already for the 360.
3) 50$ a year....its really cheap and a lot of fun. Almost every game supports it and with many of the games, it works extreamly well.
4) GoW, CoD2, CoD3, DoA4, PGR3, Burnout, GRAW, and o/c rockstars pingpong game..which is AWESOME!

Also...there are a couple RPG's comming out for the 360 very soon that are already out in japan...the name is escaping me ATM. Its like Blue Dragon or somthing like that but it is supposed to be very good. There are also a couple other ones comming out and an RPG/FPS...which looks REALLY freaking cool (I can't remember the name..but the gameplay looked fun)

Your call...just look around at the games and if there are enough to warrent you getting a system, do it, if not, don't. You may also wana wait for the new smaller/cooler chip....but my 360 is having no problems with heat so I dono.

You may also wana look at a Wii. I almost died playing Twilight Princess in Gamestop the other day....must have Wii. Go to a local Gamestop and check the Wii out..its worth a shot...I am hunting one down like a madman ATM heh
    
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1) Does the Xbox 360 have a game like Gran Turismo 4? I really like this game and I play it a ton but I haven't really seen any solid driving simulators on the microsoft platform.
Forza 2 is due out early next year. Forza 1 was a lot better than GT4...and I used to be a GT4 fanboy.
2) Any Final Fantasy games for 360 or is this just a sony thing? I wanna be able to go out and buy like Final Fantasy XIV and not have to worry if its gonna come out for the 360 like how I know every Final Fantasy game gets released on the PS2.
No decent FF So far.
3)Is paying for Xbox Live worth it? I love the whole online thing but the fact that I only console game in like 4 month periods doesnt seem to make it worthwhile for me to go out and pay for it.
XBL is a great online service. I have 1 yr subscription and have only used it a few times and still find it to be worth it.
4) Any good games in general? Gears of War is really fun(played it at a friends house) but is there anything else? I'm a huge RPG/driving(realistic is better but I'm a fan of the NFS series also) fan.
My fav. games are Gears of war, fight night 3, NFS:MW, ghost recon aw. And...There will be more good games out soon.
     
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Wow! Thanks guys! I've been reading up on the 360 also(saw it in costco today and it made my mouth water) and I had a couple more questions.

1)Is Xbox Live Video any good? It's gotten some great reviews compared to the playstation store but is the quality any good? Mind you i game on some 10 year old CRT but still, if i ever hook it up to the HDTV we have downstairs, will it look amazing?
2) Think Gamestop/EBgames will let me play Forza 1 on an Xbox for the heck of it? You guys make it sound pretty good and I wanna give it a shot.
3)Good steering wheels for the 360? I have 2 that are multi-platform(GC,Xbox, PS2) I'd love to keep those since it'd save me the inital cost.
4)Xbox HDD upgrade? 20GBs seems a tad small for my taste.

Thanks for bearing with my questions! I'm really considering an Xbox 360 with your guys opinions.(Final Fantasy series/Kingdom Hearts holding me back though)
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