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So, instead of waiting in lines every morning until March to get a Wii, I decided to go ahead and pick up an X-Box 360. I got the Core package (299.99) and a memory card, an extra controller, and Gears of War (360) and Halo 2 (XBOX). I get home, hook everything up, and find out that I cant play Halo 2 until I get a hard drive. BAH! Gears of War is sweet as all heck though. And I plan on getting an XBOX Live account, but for now Im Singling on Gears of War. No HD as of yet but Ill get there, just need the TV first. I didnt think much of the 360 when I played it at my friend's, but damn is it sweet. No motion sensing yet, but the easy-to-use- controller makes up for it a bit. Im stuck right now on the part with the Berserker she-devil. I seem to always dive into a pillar and she crushes through it and me. lol. I figure Ill get the Wii when they become a little less "need to have".
    
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On topic: Cool man, I won my 360 thru a Ford Motor Company sweepstakes, i had to buy a hard drive though, but no biggie.

Off topic: What do you think about that x1950xt you have, I saving up for one. I feel bad because Im a big Nvidia fanboy and the only ATI Card i've ever had is a 3drage II from '95.
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It's not that hard to get a wii
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I got my wii from a friend but now just go to toys r us and u shouldnt have a problem. but i think xbox 360 has the best shooters so if ur into that or online get the 360 i got both lol but if u have the $$ get the wii and 360 cuz both are sweet in their own ways. gtg play GoW
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Wii>Xbox 360.

No contest.
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Im having the time of my life with Gears of War, and once I get my Hard Drive, my girlfriend and I will own up some Halo 2. She will more than likely pwn me...as Halo 1 was her favorite game back in the day...

We have a Wii here anyway. Its my roomate's, so I can play when he's home I figure Ill just hold off until March when the commotion dies down and get one.

All in all, Im satisfied

And to answer conman's off topic: Yes, its a very good card. I can OC to 700/2000 easily, and temps only hit 73*C loaded with the IceQ3 cooler and stock paste. I found (through some helpful info) that the stock drivers that come with the card are actually better for OCing than the current official 6.12 drivers, which is the main issue with the XT's at this time.
    
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Man i hate the conrtollers. being a Tony Hawks / Playstation guy i have grown attached to PS2 contorllers.

Now i have 360 and the new Tony hawks i cannot play as i used to due to the controller being to big, i normally have my thumb on the A button to Ollie and my index on the Y button.

Try it out and see how much it hurts lol
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I prefer the XBOX controller for Tony Hawk games, the original as well as the 360 version. And by prefer, I mean I can't stand the Playstation controller for Tony Hawk games.

It all comes down to personal preference. Though I don't see how you can say the 360 controller is too big but hey, maybe you have smaller hands.
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post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by ImmortalKenny View Post
It's not that hard to get a wii
Still can't find them where I live. Although I do expect them to be much easier to find now that Xmas is over.
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Originally Posted by VulcanDragon View Post
Still can't find them where I live. Although I do expect them to be much easier to find now that Xmas is over.
Thats what I thought too, and I'm sure that if I wanted to wait for hours in front of a store before they opened I could get one, but yesterday just turned me off to the whole thing. I was at Gamestop at 5 in the morning and there were already about 30 people there, waiting in line,as well as similar line spans at the local Target, Best Buy, and Circuit City. Its just not that important since my roommate has one. The only thing I would want it for right now is Wii Sports and Zelda, both of which, he has
    
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