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Old 12-13-06, 06:20 AM   #1
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Default Im thinking about buy an xbox 360

should I invest in the 399$ system or buy the 299$ core system?

How can I know if xbox live is supported where I live? because im planning on buying the console in the US (I live in israel).

what are the MUST have games that I should buy with the console? the games that looked most apealing to me are Gears Of Wars, PGR3 and some other racing games, Perfect Dark Zero, GRAW, Rainbow Six: Vegas, Call Of Duty 3 and a couple of more games.. if I need to choose about 2-3 games what should I get so I have AWSOME games and some good variety.

I dont know if it is alowed to talk about it here, but how can I make the 360 read burned cds? I heard it depends on the type of dvd drive I get with the 360 - are all the types hackable?

and the most important question - should I get an xbox 360? :P

the reasons I want to buy one is - first of all compared to my pc and current hardware out it has some awsome hardware and can display good graphics, alot of good games come out to the 360 and some of them that come out to the pc are crappy ports (SCA,R6:V etc...), and its alot of fun playing on a console because you dont have to worry about settings and stuff and its fun playing with the 360 controller and you can play with friends...

oh and another very important thing (!) - I heard the 360 fries after a couple of months - whats with that? how can I avoid it? I heard it only happens when you put it in closed space with no air flow.. I play on putting it on an open table is that ok?

and is there any reason to wait a couple of months with this buy? I really prefer not to [=

thanks alot! please anwser all my questions!
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Old 12-13-06, 08:19 AM   #2
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Default Re: Im thinking about buy an xbox 360

Real quickly, I'd go with the premium bundle even if you don't use xbox live, it saves you from having to use memory cards, and it comes with a nice wireless controller. All the games you've mentioned are quality titles. If you're not sure about playing online, then I'd recommend Rainbow Six over Gears of War just because I've heard the single player is a bit more satisfying. I'd also like to recommend Kameo. I've been playing it alot lately, and it's fun and cheap.
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Old 12-13-06, 08:50 AM   #3
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You are wasting your money on a core system so get the premium. As far as games, I've played about every 360 game besides the gay ones like Phantasy Star whatever, that History Channel Civil War game, and a handful of others. Gears of War is THE best game on the 360 right now, Rainbow Six Vegas is really really fun. CoD series is lame for me, it's fun but it's just another WWII game. King Kong is pointless, PDZ is around that area after a while and that LOTR RTS game is a waste of time. Hope this helps! Congrats on getting a 360!
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Old 12-13-06, 09:18 AM   #4
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thanks guys, should I get an extra wireless controller? (so I can play with friends), do the games have good support for 2 players on 1 console?

and If you would have to buy 3 games what would they be? im thinking about gow, r6:v, and pdz/pgr3 or another fun racing game with impressive visuals (please recommend)/burnout revenge/GRAW or anything else youll recommend me...

and how can I found out if I can use xbox live from where I live?
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Check out NewEgg.com for your extra wireless controller. I got mine for $10 cheaper than retail price.
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Old 12-13-06, 09:25 AM   #6
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Go with the premium, simply for the hard drive. If you intend on using XBox Live all the downloadable content while it can fit on a memory card will start filling lots of them.

Reading burned cd's as in music? It does that now.
Reading a burned cd of xbox live demos and trial games? does that too.
Reading burned 360 games? You'd probably need a mod chip, and that WILL get you booted from XBL. I also don't believe there are any successful mod chips out yet.

XBL should work fine in any country, you may however have to choose a different country as your residence when registering for XBL. Has the 360 been released in Israel?

The 360 has improved quite a bit in stability. However you need to ensure you don't move it while using the unit, keep the unit well ventilated (it's like a pc), and it should be fine.
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Old 12-13-06, 09:41 AM   #7
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Go with the premium, simply for the hard drive. If you intend on using XBox Live all the downloadable content while it can fit on a memory card will start filling lots of them.

Reading burned cd's as in music? It does that now.
Reading a burned cd of xbox live demos and trial games? does that too.
Reading burned 360 games? You'd probably need a mod chip, and that WILL get you booted from XBL. I also don't believe there are any successful mod chips out yet.

XBL should work fine in any country, you may however have to choose a different country as your residence when registering for XBL. Has the 360 been released in Israel?

The 360 has improved quite a bit in stability. However you need to ensure you don't move it while using the unit, keep the unit well ventilated (it's like a pc), and it should be fine.
thanks for the good anwser.

I meant reading burned 360 games, so you say that if I install a mod chip the xbox live will detect it and ban me? or if it detects burned games? and I heard that there is ways to read burned cds without a hardware mod...

and from what I know the 360 wasnt offically released here - only a few private stores imported it and its very pricy here, thats why I want to buy it int he US.
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I don't think that talking about bootlegging video games is allowed around here. I suggest you guys take it offline or try to get more info through google.
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another question - will it look good with my lg l204wt? and my screen's ratio is 16:10 and the 360 supports 16:9, will it strech or will there be black bars?
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another question - will it look good with my lg l204wt? and my screen's ratio is 16:10 and the 360 supports 16:9, will it strech or will there be black bars?
You get very small black bars in the top and bottom of the screen.
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thank you, so from what ive seen I think my first 2 MUST HAVE games are gears of war and rainbow six: vegas, ill maybe get tony hawk's project 8 because i love skate games and played alot tony hawk 2,3,4 and I always wished they released a tony hawk game with good graphics and it finally came!

now for some old games that are pretty cheap im thinking of getting perfect dark zero, pgr3/ridge racer 6/burnout revenge (I want a good racing game - I think ill go for pgr 3 or burnout revenge, pgr3 is more of a driving simulater from what I can see and burnout revenge is more arcade style).

please help me decide [=
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