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I'm 53 years old and I play Nascar 08 on it. I also have it set up for media sharing with my Vista system where I have loads of movies I've recorded. Those play on the 360 over my network by the way.

Oh yeah........while my son (he is 15) is playing halo2(or is it 3?) and guitar hero III on the 360 he plugs his ipod in the usb port in the 360 and listens to his music.

It is hooked up to my new Samsung 40" LCD HDTV and my Sony Digital Stereo, by the way.

My daughter (12) plays DDR.

What was that ignorant question again?
I hate to say this, but just because your family finds so much functionality in the 360 does not mean everyone does....

You both are being ignorant.
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post #22 of 33
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I hate to say this, but just because your family finds so much functionality in the 360 does not mean everyone does....

You both are being ignorant.
Agreed, personal experience does not count. But both are still great systems that do similar things, it's just that the 360 would be more complete with the Blu-Ray option.
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post #23 of 33
Does one really need it though?
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Does one really need it though?
There never a need with the stuff we talk about on OCN, but want. And yes, you would NEED an HD-DVD or Blu-Ray drive if you WANT legal 1080p video (note that you can download 720p content from the itunes store and thus not need a player, but you might want an Apple TV in that case). And since HD-DVD is pretty much dead, it would make since to go with Blu-Ray.
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post #25 of 33
i dont care for consoles

i just hope stupid game makers can learn to compress data more efficiently.

honestly, i only want superb RPG's.

CHRONO TRIGGER STYLE!!

give me snes graphics but 1000 hours worth of playable game!!!!!!!!!!!!

f cut scenes!!!
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post #26 of 33
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give me snes graphics but 1000 hours worth of playable game!!!!!!!!!!!!

f cut scenes!!!
I like the way you think, but some poor guy is going to have to create all that content. Imagine working on 1000 hours worth of playable storyline while staring at 50x50 chars on a 1280x1024 LCD screen, trying to figure out what the hell is going on.

No it's much easier to max out the graphics and then insert a story, unfortunately.

EDIT: Are you using that rig for Chrono Trigger? You DO need an X-Fi sound card for that lolz.
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post #27 of 33
Bunch of fanboys on both sides. What it comes down to is:

1.) Which system(s) will play the games you want?
2.) Which systems can you afford?

Those 2 questions should be about 95% of the decision. The optical drive your console has for watching movies is probably going to be the last thing you'll care about if you're an avid gamer.

Does anyone remember the optical drive issues with the PS2? I went through 2 PS2s, and I'm on my 3rd, and I'm not even a heavy-user. I'd be scared to use the PS3 to watch movies.
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Psh who actually uses a 360... it's like paying for the privilege of using DRM infected tech.
Who actually uses a console... its like paying for the privilege of getting ripped off at $60 a game. And the only thing you can do is game!
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Who actually uses a console... its like paying for the privilege of getting ripped off at $60 a game. And the only thing you can do is game!
Well, apparently millions of people do...
And all the new consoles allow for a lot more than just gaming.

Just being an antagonist
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Well, apparently millions of people do...
And all the new consoles allow for a lot more than just gaming.

Just being an antagonist
Yeah and 50% of people are below average...
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