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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Ok, cool. Thanks for that Smile

I'll start looking at Asian & JP console prices & shipping soon. I've already got a transformer, but I'd rather not use it if I don't have to!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I noticed that Big W have the 360 core console on sale for $498.

It says it doesn't come with the "hard drive".

Can someone explain what that is, if it's important and do I need to have it just for Mr Monkey to play with or can he do without it?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hard drive is somewhat important, It allows you to save your games, Music, demos ect.

think of it like a really big memory card.
I felt it was worth the extra to get the version that had the Hard Drive as standard.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I forgot about that $1000 limit. Looks like I'm gonna get hit with a $300 charge. I hope I escape it as otherwise I've just f*cked myself over. I know the threshold is $1000 even if it's courrier. I've had plenty of orders over $400 that made it through fine. Also someone email about it at Hyperactive to find out the official word.
yay
I don't think Amazon will sell anything games related overseas.

This is where I got my X360.
http://shop4.outpost.com/product/5017865
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Not many people again answered my question about X-Box live. I will aks it for a third and final time. Of all the stuff that you can use X-Box live for.. what parts do YOU use?

ALso.. about the wireless controllers. Viking pretty much convinced me they are totally worth it with the coment about not pulling the x-box off the shelf. Do they actually work as well as a normal corded controller? Like.. there is no worries with interference from mobile phones or any of that annoying side effects is there?

How long do the batteries actually last? Cos when I game I game for hours straight. It would stonet me to tears if I had to stop and replace the batteries every two hour or something. I think I iwll be using just normal rechargeable batteries. I already have a charger, and a few more batteries for it will be cheaper than the play and charge kit.

Finally.. is there some sort of warning when the batteries are going? Or does it get to a point where you say "now I know I hit the attack button that time! why didnt it work" and blame flat batteries over your own lack of skill? heh.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
HeDanny wrote:
Do they actually work as well as a normal corded controller? Like.. there is no worries with interference from mobile phones or any of that annoying side effects is there?


They work just fine.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
HeDanny wrote:
How long do the batteries actually last?

I'm not sure.... I can play quite a few multi-hour long sessions before it asks for a recharge, It's longer than my PSP Wink about 20 hours on a full charge maybe?

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Finally.. is there some sort of warning when the batteries are going? Or does it get to a point where you say "now I know I hit the attack button that time! why didnt it work" and blame flat batteries over your own lack of skill? heh.


Surrounding the "Guide button" (xbox logo in the middle) are lights arranged in a circle normally one quadrant lights up green to let you know which "player" you are.... eg. top left = player 1.
When the batteries get a little low then it flashes two quadrants at a time, pretty hard to miss. So you will need another excuse for "why" you got shot Very Happy

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Do they actually work as well as a normal corded controller?
No problems with interference, and the response time is a lot better than I was expecting.... no input lag that I could see.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
HeDanny wrote:
Not many people again answered my question about X-Box live. I will aks it for a third and final time. Of all the stuff that you can use X-Box live for.. what parts do YOU use?

All of it. The online shop, the friends list, the player-matching, pretty much everything. Live integration is seamless with any game, so you mostly won't notice it's even there.
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Do they actually work as well as a normal corded controller? Like.. there is no worries with interference from mobile phones or any of that annoying side effects is there?


Never had a problem. If you're familiar with the Wavebird, then it's just as good, if not better, than that.

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How long do the batteries actually last?


I believe the life is about 20 hours on the supplied rechargeable kit. Even if they run low, you can just grab the charge cable and plug it in until they charge up (takes a couple of hours) again.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
XBox 360 to get a 100GB HDD, as well as a 256MB memory unit and a wireless Live headset.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Question for people with a 360. Is a 100 gig hardrive something you'd actully use? How much room does stuff take up on your hardrive?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Some game demos clock in at over a gigabyte.

MS are planning to offer movies and music over Live as well, which would make a 20GB HDD seem a little inadequate.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Ah ok, so deffintly a good thing then Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
It's actually a very good thing for the Core system, actually. Premium pack owners get a 20GB drive "for free" and will have to replace it, while core system owners who haven't bought a 20GB drive now have the option of spending more and getting a bigger disk for potentially less (on a price-per-megabyte scale, at least) than a premium owner will.

The people that get really screwed are the Core system owners who already bought a 20GB HDD.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
should note that the actual size of the standard 360 HDD is closer to 13GB once you factor in the 7GB that MS won't let you use (reserved for system settings and stuff apparently)
Be interesting to see if the 100GB clocks in at a useable 93GB
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Like we did not know this was going to happen. They made the HD upgradable for a reason. It took a little longer than I expected. I wonder what the process will be for copying the data off your 20gig HDD onto your new 100gig HDD is going to work?

THe sooner DoAX2 gets released.. the sooner it can become a cheaper title and the sooner I finally have an excuse to buy a 360. Hopefully by then there will be a better alternative than the premium pack.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
i succumbed to the evil on thursday night, and sold my soul to microsft for a second time.

xbox 360 + quake 4 + play & charge kit = $750.00 from Kmart.

only problem is, when i got it home, it didn't bloody work. i rang microsoft today, and they said it was an error with the HDD. an hour later, i had my new X360 (i took the buggered one back to Kmart, and got them to swap it). the new one works like a treat.

got stuck into some strogg killing fun on quake 4 all afternoon, pretty dam good, and a perfect excuse for me not to get doom 3 again (i was gonna, but quake's pretty much the same, but with less creeping, and a torch on the gun, so i don't need doom).

i plan to get blazing angel's, burnout revenge and another controller tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Microsoft Addresses Xbox 360 100 GB Hard Drive Rumour

Teamxbox wrote:
Following yesterday's report on a supposed 100 GB Hard Drive for the Xbox 360 being announced at the Korean X06, we contacted Microsoft to confirm the existence of such accessory.

A Microsoft spokesperson told TeamXbox that "the reference to a 100 GB hard drive in a recent presentation in Korea has been misleading and in fact we have no plans to bring a 100GB hard drive to the market. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused."
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
are you surprised, there's no way that microsoft would volentarily put a HDD on their console that has the potential to store 20 odd xbox games on it, that would just give hackers an easy break.

p.s. saints row is cool. it is GTA done right. just from playing it for a few hours today, i'm very impressed. GTA SA ruined the GTA series in my book, it was way too technical, with a retarded 3rd-1st person view shooting style and the cops going nuts just because you want to explore the other cities.

SR, everything is in 3rd person, and shooting any weapon is heaven (no having to stop, change to 1st person view, "oh wait i'm facing the totally wrong direction, i'll just turn around now, oh dear i'm already dead"-crap).

i will withhold judgement on GTA 4, if rockstar learn somthing from the guys who made saints row, then they'll win their title of best "free roaming games developer" back, but if they make another crap game like GTA SA, they're going to start losing out, big time.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
ummmmm
You do not need to use 1st person view to aim in San Andreas. It's got an auto lock-on feature. I'd hope to know since I played the game ffor 200+ hours.
Saints Row is not GTA done right, it's GTA rip off 100%. I'm sorry, I spent about half hour on the demo of Saints Row and it doesn't hold a candle to the GTA series at all. Theres nothing new to offer me in Saints Row, seen it all and done it all before in San Andreas.
Volition could not even get the humour right so that didn't keep my interest either.
Trust me, Saints Row is going to look like True Crime when GTA4 is released.
[]CRAP[/b]

This is all IMO of course.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
nekokaburi wrote:
are you surprised, there's no way that microsoft would volentarily put a HDD on their console that has the potential to store 20 odd xbox games on it, that would just give hackers an easy break.


Giving the console a hard drive in the first place already gave them an easy break.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
[quote="Creedy"]Saints Row is not GTA done right, it's GTA rip off 100%. I'm sorry, I spent about half hour on the demo of Saints Row and it doesn't hold a candle to the GTA series at all. Theres nothing new to offer me in Saints Row, seen it all and done it all before in San Andreas.
Volition could not even get the humour right so that didn't keep my interest either.
Trust me, Saints Row is going to look like True Crime when GTA4 is released.
[]CRAP[/b]

This is all IMO of course.[/quote]

i will admit that after playing saints row for a few hours longer, i began to feel like i was playing GTA SA. Confused which isn't really a good thing, since i hate that game (they went from organised crime families in vice city, to petty street gang fighting in san andreas. WTF?).

where i guess i found it to be superior to GTA is mainly how you never have to auto aim, since you can allways select which direction to shoot, and when you do shoot, your character auto-turns to face. unlike GTA SA which annoyed me to no end by auto aiming at someone that is out of sight, whilst some other guy, right in front is blowing my hips off with a shotgun, it's just so frustrating.

saints row also kicks GTA's butt by giving you free reign over the city from the start. GTA SA once again, annoyed me to no end by giving you the ability to swim, but making the cops come after you like you just killed the president, just for crossing the river. now, granted they want you to complete the missions in the first city before going over to the others, but come on, they give you a huge map, and don't let you explore it at will, again WTF?. i mean, they could have just made it so none of the missions in the other two cities are available until you finish the first city.

rockstar need to learn a little something about 'player freedom', and letting the player complete missions their way. if that means just blowing the head off that chick with the DJ van and then killing all her homies who have guns too, then so be it. to hell with dancing to impress, just killing her gets the same result (stupid mission, i hated that one, all you had to do was steal her van, so why couldn't i just stick a .50 calbre cap in her head, it was quicker)

as i said earlier, i find the whole 'street gang pissing match' style that the GTA series adopted after vice city really lame (who's more bad ass? some little punk with a uzi in a low rider, who runs 'the hood'?, or the head of a multi million dollar crime family/drug cyndicate that kills FBI agents for breakfast, and runs the whole east coast?) and after playig saints row, and the "new game" feel of it wore off, i just felt like playing GTA vice city again.

what's the plot of GTA 4? is there any news? is it going to be about real criminal activity (like VC) , or just dicking around in the hood (like SA). i'll withhold my excitment till i see how they do it, since many things in GTA SA were too technical (like having to eat, what is this, the sims?), and too predantic ('i just crossed a river, and now the FBI want to kill me on sight, gee i wish i couldn't swim') if GTA 4 has the same kind of 'freedom' as saints row, but is about something more important than territorial pissing matches in 'the hood' then it mght be worth a look.

this is of course my opinion also Wink

p.s. GTA VC owns all! Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
You didn't play San Andreas very much did you? Wink
You work your way from a petty street thug, eventually work for the FBI and become the joint leader of a casino owning mafia.
Missions in the other cities weren't availble until you reached that part of the map.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
i gave up at the home invasion missions, the one where you have to sneak around in that guys house to steal his book. not only did starting that mission take away my desert eagle and all the ammo i had saved up for it, but it also drove me nuts.

why'd i HAVE to sneak around? if i had waltzed in there desert eagle in hand and just blatted every guard in there with one shot, and then every cop i found until i reached the place you had to take the book, i wouldn't have given up on that stupid game.

i figured out how to sneak around, yay! now lets cut the crap and take these stooges out.

i liked VC better, since it was never about gang warfare (well you play with the haitians and the cubans later on) but you're an ousted mafia chronie from the start. and 9 times out of 10, you can use your nouse and do the missions your way.

like the one where you steal the cop car, and go raise havok in the shopping centre, and then drive back to you mansion after getting 3 stars. after me and lance got changed into the cop uniforms, i went back to the vercetti estate, ditched the cop car, and got my tank that the army was nice enough to 'give me'. after making a mess in the shopping centre, me and lance casually drove back to the vercetti estate, driving over every cop that turned up.

as i said ealier, i didn't like the amount of 'control' san andreas put on the player, too much "you can't go here" "you can't go there" "you HAVE to do it this way" "blah blah blah!".

GTA 4 better bring back the freedom to do things your way.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
nekokaburi wrote:


rockstar need to learn a little something about 'player freedom', :


Yeah buh wuh?

They basicly invented the whole free-roaming genre.
And you have to remember GTA was running on the PS2, not the X-box 360.
They can't exactly bring the same amount of freedom to the game as they'd be able to on a next gen console.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
it's not so much the free roming aspect (tho san andreas and it's "you crossed the river of death" thing it had going was annoying) it's the way they expect you to do a mission THEIR way, not yours.

even VC had it's faults, there was a racing mission that gave you one of the crappiest cars available, to race against this fat git in a hotted up V8! unfair or what, especially since i had worked hard to unlock the fastest car in the game at that point, they could have atleast let me choose which car to drive, instead of insisting i drive the one my grandmother would be too scared to drive. i onl completed that mission by pinning the fat git against a wall so he fell way behind, and even then, he STILL nearly won.

i understand that to complete the story you need to have perametres, but there are more than one way to achieve the result you want. you shouldn't fail the mission just for doing it differently, you should only fail if you don't achive the goal.

saints row, gives you freedom to do any side mission anwhere in the city, even if you'll certainly end up dead trying to do it, you can still try. you can come back to the story missions later, or not bother, and just explore the map. it's pure freedom. if they make saints row 2, and include vehicles such as boats, helicopters and what not, plus make the map bigger, plus get away from the gang warfare stuff, it'd be awesome.
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You've still got San Andreas all wrong. It's a freaking huge game, like I said I spent 200 hours on it. But with a huge game comes a huge tutorial. The stage your describing where you steal the lyrics book is the tutorial mission for stealth. Once you finish with the first city your freedom really opens up and you can basically go anywhere you want.
Did you know you get a rocket pack later on which is uber fun? ^___^
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I think it's a pretty valid complaint. GTA:SA's biggest fault is presenting the player with a such a huge "sandbox" to play in, then constantly imposing rules on it. I never got out of the first city because all I wanted to do was explore the place and find interesting stuff to do. Rockstar, however, wanted me to do all those stupid missions. I pretty much gave up on the game because I found the missions tedious and boring, and the entire game's potential was wasted in that "tutorial" city because of this.

The game would work a lot better if the player never even knew they were doing missions. We've had this discussion before.
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Can someone please explain the fasination with Dead or Alive Extreme 2?
I just watched an 8 minute HD trailer of the game. I honestly don't get it. Now I know that it's a fapping aid in video game form. I'd be totally cool with this, I mean I'd fap over them too.
But seriously, how can anyone find these character models attractive? The model designers seriously need to spend more time with women or atleast read FHM, Zoo and Ralph more often.
For starters theres the entire and extremely anoying hair clipping effect. Hair goes flying through their chest and shoulders in great big jaggy clunks.
Secondly their breasts totally defy physics and are just plain disgusting the way the bounce away, I'd seriously be worried if the womens breasts that I knew started behaving that way, unless I was on the moon.
Thirdly, their breasts clip through their arms and legs. WTF seriously?
Lastly, the modelers can't model for ****. They've got the entire arse/hip/pelvic area completely wrong. Their arses are flat unless they bend over, but then they warp into a weird shape. The pelvic area (hard to explain) is way to long. Their hips are none existent.

Now I'm sure the volleyball is fun and the jet skiing will be great for 20 minutes. What exactly does this game offer?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Just because it is on a "Next Gen" machine, it does not automatically HAVE to look photorealistic.

Its achieves what it set out to do in terms of character design, If you don't get it then I can't really convince you otherwise.... does not bother me though, as long as the game is fun.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I am stuck on what to get next for my 360. I got all the games that I want that are out for the moment and played them to death. So whats the next big title on the horizon?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Creedy wrote:
Now I'm sure the volleyball is fun and the jet skiing will be great for 20 minutes. What exactly does this game offer?


Mindless fun, just like its predecessor.

Also, anyone who spends 200 hours playing GTA:SA has no right to criticise graphics. Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Creedy wrote:
Can someone please explain the fasination with Dead or Alive Extreme 2?

I can not explain the fascination. I can, however, say that DoAX2 is the reason I will buy a x360, just as DoAX was the reason I bought the x-box. Every other game I have for X-Box is good gravy. DoAX is the main meal.

30th November can not come soon enough.. let alone the months it will take for the game to actually become affordable, and therefore more of a justification to spend the $600 on the console.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Creedy, it's comic book/anime style, therefore the proportions and GAINAX bounce in completely appropriate.

What is true though is the hair clipping... it's pretty ordinary.
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Yukino Miyazawa


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Sorry to interrupt Razz

I was wondering whether I should buy an XBox or not.

I have no intention at present to get a 360 but I have though about the old XBox.

I was wondering how expesive it is, including all the necerssary peripherals (extra controller, mem card etc) and if it's worth it in the end.

And, how much do games cost?

I'm an XBox n00b Razz
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Akiha Tohno


Joined: 04 Sep 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
CruelGenesis wrote:
stuff about xbox

dont need a memory card as it has a built in hard drive.
games range from $15 - $100 with a whole bunch recently re-released at 29.95 and $34.95(some pretty good games at that price range too) .... even cheaper if you are willing to go second hand.

you can ignore the DVD playback kit unless you really want to play DVD's on it.
all up.... I guess about $400 for the console a few games and a second controller (someone else can provide more accurate prices)

as to its worth.... There are a decent ammount of games out on it atm, but there is a lack of decent RPG (only one or 2 worth playing) Racing and FPS though are in abundance.

Maybe rent one? see if you like the controller (I hated it for about half a day before I got used to it.... now I like it more than the PS2 controller)
try out a few games and make a decision based on that.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
StorminNorman wrote:
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Mindless fun, just like its predecessor.

Also, anyone who spends 200 hours playing GTA:SA has no right to criticise graphics. Razz


San Andreas has plenty of gameplay packed in however. ^_^
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
...yet I still have more hours racked up in DoAXBV.

We've already had the discussion on the "gameplay" of GTA:SA.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
*Bump*

Stormo, I reckon you need one of these: Sega Saturn controller - XBox 360 controller adaptor prototype.

I could guarantee that SF2/DoA/other awesomeness would be at least 300% more efficient and fun with one of these Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Anyone know if Guitar Hero 2 on Xbox360 will have downloadable content? Just need to know if it is worth the investment. Wiki says nothing.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
For those who care, download TV shows for your 360

One small step for Microsoft, one 320-points-a-show leap for digital distribution...
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Gydafud wrote:
Anyone know if Guitar Hero 2 on Xbox360 will have downloadable content?


I believe it will, though I don't believe anything official's been announced beyond saying it was probable.
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Yukino Miyazawa


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Viking wrote:
dont need a memory card as it has a built in hard drive.
games range from $15 - $100 with a whole bunch recently re-released at 29.95 and $34.95(some pretty good games at that price range too) .... even cheaper if you are willing to go second hand.

you can ignore the DVD playback kit unless you really want to play DVD's on it.
all up.... I guess about $400 for the console a few games and a second controller (someone else can provide more accurate prices)

as to its worth.... There are a decent ammount of games out on it atm, but there is a lack of decent RPG (only one or 2 worth playing) Racing and FPS though are in abundance.

Maybe rent one? see if you like the controller (I hated it for about half a day before I got used to it.... now I like it more than the PS2 controller)
try out a few games and make a decision based on that.


Oops, forgot I posted in here Embarassed

I'll pick one up next year sometime maybe...
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
So I've heard that Superman Returns is one of the best Superhero games since Hulk Ultimate Destruction, and considering how awsome Hulk was thats saying something.

[EDIT]
Upon further reading this game seems like absolute win.

"Superman is invincible, the city is not, the city is your health bar"

That is just way too awsome...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I got my 360 today (from America, my best friend bought it for me; no, you can't be his friend too). Got Gears of War with it. Shall post later with praise for it once I have bought a step-down transformer.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Speaking of Gears Of War, just picked up my collectors edition today, a few days early.

Man everything came in today, PS3, Gears Of War .... too many games to play.

Hrm.. play Gears Of War or hook up PS3... oh the dilemma!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I've been playing Gears of War for the last 3 days and I'd have to say it i the best game out at this very moment. The graphics are amazing and the storyline is very well thought out. Great game but I'm almost finished so I guess I'll have to get stuck into Call of Duty 3 next.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Sakuya wrote:
Speaking of Gears Of War, just picked up my collectors edition today, a few days early.

Man everything came in today, PS3, Gears Of War .... too many games to play.

Hrm.. play Gears Of War or hook up PS3... oh the dilemma!


If you would send me your PS3, i would be more then happy to ease your burden Razz

I am getting a 360 for xmas, Harvey Norman has a pretty good deal on atm, Premium console+extra wireless controller+ Doa4+Project gotham + any game of your choice in stock (gears of war of course Very Happy) and i hope to get dead rising along with that. Then down the track Doaxv2 Laughing

Edit: Whoops, forgot to ad the price in, it is going for $729.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I've been playing Gears of War, mostly co-op with my friend, and we both LOVE it. It is FANTASTIC. The graphics are incredible, the story line is decent (but very short) and the game takes very little time to adapt to. And apparently it's the first of a trilogy, so this is set to be THE big thing for Xbox 360.
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Mylene Jenius


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I also got my Xbox 360, decided to buy it locally after I found out that most games are region free. I currently have Dead Rising and have ordered Gears of War and Rainbow Six Vegas. Agter that I'll buy GRAW, CoD3 and Marvel Ultimate Alliance.
I'm loving my Sexbox 360 and am addicted to Geometry Wars.

Anybody want to add me to Live?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Creedy wrote:
I also got my Xbox 360, decided to buy it locally after I found out that most games are region free.


Think you might be a bit disappointed there. A lot of games aren't region free, at least between asia an other regions.
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