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Old 12-13-06, 12:45 PM   #13
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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!
DO NOT GET THE CORE SYSTEM. its such a ripoff.

first, the core system does not come with a HDTV cable, so you have to buy that. then theres no harddrive, forcing you to buy a memory card which are bulky and annoying. theres no wireless controller (i never realized how cool it is until i actually used one and could move around without the wires).

seriously if you add up the costs, the premium system is a deal. also, best buy is selling the system with NFS: most wanted (bundled). its a steal. (just got one this week )

i got COD3, its a pretty good game. wait for halo3 to come out.

EDIT: good choice with the premium
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Old 12-13-06, 01:12 PM   #14
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To answer you most recent question:

Hold off a little longer when buying your racing game Froza 2 is coming and will be worth the wait (what I am doing)

if you cannot wait...then get burnout - fun, entertaining, great graphics, great party game.
I am recommending burnout over pgr3 because when Froza 2 comes out pgr3 will be put in the dark...where as burnout is such different game play you may just whip it out every once and a while to do some road raging.

Go premium - XBL Arcade is a blast - Small Arms (party game and XBL Game)
Get the 2nd Wireless - when you have a friend over and playing GOW you will be happy with the purchace
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Old 12-13-06, 02:37 PM   #15
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Check out NewEgg.com for your extra wireless controller. I got mine for $10 cheaper than retail price.
Buy.com still has the $20 off Google Checkout option, bringing the wireless down to $30 + shipping. There's no limit to the number of orders you can make either.
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Anyone have numbers on the core system vs premium? The whole 2 sku's thing pisses me off vastly. I'd like to see real evidence that it helps sales because Im not convinced at all. One baseline product limits batch and shipping complexity, as well as allowing single unit costs to come down over time. Now if the premium had HD-DVD out of the box, and the core was the current premium system, that would be a different monkey all together.
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Old 12-13-06, 03:44 PM   #17
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Anyone have numbers on the core system vs premium? The whole 2 sku's thing pisses me off vastly. I'd like to see real evidence that it helps sales because Im not convinced at all. One baseline product limits batch and shipping complexity, as well as allowing single unit costs to come down over time. Now if the premium had HD-DVD out of the box, and the core was the current premium system, that would be a different monkey all together.
I not sure it has helped sales but its great marketing that I think will show its genius in 2007. MS can drop the cores price to $249 to compete directly with the less powerfull Wii and brag about it while using the Premium to further under cut Sony by either dropping the price to say $349 or leaving it at $399 while having more bundle options to draw in buyers. Also the core Blue Dragon bundle in Japan is selling very well.
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Old 12-13-06, 04:04 PM   #18
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Default Re: Im thinking about buy an xbox 360

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Anyone have numbers on the core system vs premium? The whole 2 sku's thing pisses me off vastly. I'd like to see real evidence that it helps sales because Im not convinced at all. One baseline product limits batch and shipping complexity, as well as allowing single unit costs to come down over time. Now if the premium had HD-DVD out of the box, and the core was the current premium system, that would be a different monkey all together.
Numbers? Numbers of what?

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Old 12-13-06, 05:09 PM   #19
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Default Re: Im thinking about buy an xbox 360

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Anyone have numbers on the core system vs premium? The whole 2 sku's thing pisses me off vastly. I'd like to see real evidence that it helps sales because Im not convinced at all. One baseline product limits batch and shipping complexity, as well as allowing single unit costs to come down over time. Now if the premium had HD-DVD out of the box, and the core was the current premium system, that would be a different monkey all together.
Premium you get the hard drive, ethernet cable, headset and a wireless controller and a HD AV lead.

The Core you get the console, a wired gamepad and a crap lead. Pretty much sums it up.... strangely enough with my brother's discount where he works , it was better for me to get the Core and buy the other bits seperate. Rarely works out that well though.

Good time to buy one if you ask me. Bioshock just around the corner!
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Old 12-13-06, 05:12 PM   #20
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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 pricey here, thats why I want to buy it int he US.
To date the only way to play burned games is with a modchip, playing on XBL with a modchip in your system will get you banned if MS finds out.

True, I do not have a modded system. True, I don't intend on doing that. True, I haven't looked for one. But if buying non-bootleg games is too pricey for you, you may want to consider not buying a 360 and putting your money to better use. Plus XBL basicly has playable demo's of most games, so you can somewhat tell if you'll like it before you play.
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To date the only way to play burned games is with a modchip, playing on XBL with a modchip in your system will get you banned if MS finds out.

True, I do not have a modded system. True, I don't intend on doing that. True, I haven't looked for one. But if buying non-bootleg games is too pricey for you, you may want to consider not buying a 360 and putting your money to better use. Plus XBL basicly has playable demo's of most games, so you can somewhat tell if you'll like it before you play.
Not true!

For the 360 it's just a case of flashing the firmware of the DVD drive, there are even kits available now where you don't even have to open the case, not quite sure how these work though.

No Mod chips required and currently no way of picking it up.

If I was a bit bolder to invalidate the warranty on mine, i'd probably give it a whirl just to have a play out of curiousity... but as well know, curiousity killed the 360.
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To date the only way to play burned games is with a modchip, playing on XBL with a modchip in your system will get you banned if MS finds out.

True, I do not have a modded system. True, I don't intend on doing that. True, I haven't looked for one. But if buying non-bootleg games is too pricey for you, you may want to consider not buying a 360 and putting your money to better use. Plus XBL basicly has playable demo's of most games, so you can somewhat tell if you'll like it before you play.
Its not that its too pricy for me to buy games, good games that are really worth buying im ok with buying and it but there is games that arent so good but I just wanna play them a little.. like fight night 3 has awsome graphics but the game itself isnt that interesting so ill want to have it and play it once in a while...
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Its not that its too pricy for me to buy games, good games that are really worth buying im ok with buying and it but there is games that arent so good but I just wanna play them a little.. like fight night 3 has awsome graphics but the game itself isnt that interesting so ill want to have it and play it once in a while...
I use the XBL playable demo's for that, they do quite well for the try before you buy.
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Its not that its too pricy for me to buy games, good games that are really worth buying im ok with buying and it but there is games that arent so good but I just wanna play them a little.. like fight night 3 has awsome graphics but the game itself isnt that interesting so ill want to have it and play it once in a while...
Wait for the price to drop, or buy a used copy. There's no excuse for piracy.
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