GETTING a 360...

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Games & Content' started by Linkiboy, Dec 7, 2007.

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  1. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

    May 14, 2006
    United States
    What are some accessories, games, things, I will need if I get a

    I am first getting either Gears or Halo, because they both have good co-op and thats what I like in a game, well that and all my friends are pressuring me to get one of the two

    What accessories do I need? Does an HDMI cable provide sound, if I choose to get an HDMI cable?

    What other "old games"(like near system launch) should I consider picking up? Is Phantasy Star Universe worth playing if I like MMORPGS?
  2. science

    science science rules

    Jun 9, 2006
    This will come with an HDMI cable so you don't need to pick one up.

    Call of Duty 2 is great, thats a near system launch game. Pick up Orange Box and like, you know, Guitar Hero? Guitar Hero!
  3. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

    May 14, 2006
    United States
    I have Orange Box for PC, no reason to get it on 360. Guitar Hero..? ehh...

    And it comes only with a port, not a cable
  4. ZeWarrior

    ZeWarrior TheWarrior

    Jul 2, 2007
    The Elite comes with an HDMI cable, The Premium comes with Component.

    BTW Linki get Mass Effect. I want to get that game but it's an Exclusive. Sucks I'll have to buy a 360 for just one game.
  5. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

    May 14, 2006
    United States
    Ahh yes, Mass Effect looks very interesting.

    What are some good XBLA games?

    Also can someone with a 360 please tell me what demos are available for download right now?
  6. MC DUI

    MC DUI GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Nov 30, 2003
    Newcastle, Australia
    Demo games on Xbox LIVE -


    2006 FIFA World Cup™
    Ace Combat® 6: Fires of Liberation™
    Amped® 3
    Battlestations: Midway
    BlackSite: Area 51
    Blazing Angels™: Squadrons of WWII
    Blitz: The League
    Burnout Revenge™ (Xbox 360)
    Call of Duty® 2
    Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars
    Condemned: Criminal Orgins™
    Crackdown™ - Free Agent Downloads
    Dead or Alive® 4
    Dead Rising™
    Def Jam ICON
    EA SPORTS™ Fight Night Round 3
    The Elder Scrolls® IV: Oblivion™
    Far Cry Instincts Predator™
    FlatOut Ultimate Carnage
    FIFA 06: Road to FIFA World Cup
    FIFA Soccer 07
    Forza Motorsport 2
    Full Auto™
    Fusion Frenzy 2
    Halo 2 Maps
    Hitman™: Blood Money
    HP Blackbird
    Just Cause
    Kameo™: Elements of Power™ (first demo)
    Kameo™: Elements of Power™ (second demo)
    Lara Croft Tomb Raider™ LEGEND
    LEGO® Star Wars® II: The Original Trilogy
    Looney Tunes: ACME Arsenal™
    The Lord of the Rings™, The Battle for Middle-earth™ II
    Lost Planet™
    Lost Planet™ (multiplayer)
    Madden NFL 06
    Madden NFL 07
    Medal of Honor Airborne™
    MotoGP ’06
    NBA 2K7
    NBA Live 06
    NBA Live 08
    NBA STREET Homecourt
    NCAA® Football 07
    NCAA® Football 08
    NCAA® March Madness™ 07
    Need for Speed™ Carbon
    Need for Speed™ Most Wanted
    Need for Speed™ ProStreet
    NHL 07
    NHL 08
    Ninety-Nine Nights™
    The Outfit™
    Perfect Dark Zero™
    Phantasy Star Universe
    Project Gotham Racing® 3
    Project Sylpheed™
    QUAKE™ 4
    Ridge Racer 6
    Rockstar Games presents Table Tennis
    Rumble Roses XX
    Saint's Row
    Shrek the Third
    Sonic the Hedgehog
    Stuntman®: Ignition™
    Team DZN
    Tenchu Z
    Test Drive® Unlimited
    The Outfit™
    Thrillville™: Off the Rails™
    Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 06
    Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter™
    Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter™ Single-Player Demo
    Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter™ 2
    Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter® 2 Multiplayer Demo
    Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six® Vegas
    Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent™ (Single and Multiplayer Demo)
    Tony Hawk's Project 8
    Tony Hawk's Proving Ground
    Top Spin™ 2
    Virtua Tennis™ 3
    Viva Piñata™ Demo
    Viva Piñata Demonstration Video
    Viva Piñata Party Animals
    Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007
    WWE® Smackdown® vs. Raw® 2007
  7. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

    May 14, 2006
    United States
    Wow, so many online demos. Thanks man! Will definitely try these out before buying anything.
  8. Ace Gunman

    Ace Gunman ~••Lucky҉Shot••~

    Former Staff
    Apr 17, 2003
    Wassamatta U
    I'm with Ze on this one, I'm dying to play Mass Effect. As soon as I have a 360 Mass Effect will be one of, if not the first games I buy.
  9. phoood

    phoood taking it to a whole new level.

    Jul 28, 2006
    United States
    HDMI provides sound/video. digital etc etc w/e.
    The one in the link will come with component cables that also let you connect it to a HDTV.
  10. shadow theory

    shadow theory GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Aug 5, 2003
    United States
    If you have a friend to play with Gears of War is the best co-op experience I've had in years.

    Halo 3 is cool if you're going to be playing on live, has a good community most of the time, though a bit skimpy on maps methinks.

    As far as XBLA games, I'd say Super Puzzle Fighter HD is cool, one of my favorite puzzlers.
  11. GizmoDuck

    GizmoDuck GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 14, 2007
    United States
    Actually, since Bioware is now part of EA, there's very big chance that Mass Effect will come out for PS3. Not much hope for the Wii, though...But yeah, definitely get Mass Effect. Very, very good game.

    Also, I think you should get Call of Duty 4. Even though the single player campaign is very short (around 3 hour on Easy mode), the story is very well written, and the presentation is amazing. It does not have Co-op, but the multiplayer on Live is excellent. In my opinion, it's a lot better than Halo 3. CoD4's online actually gives you an incentive to play. You get rewarded for doing well, and you gain experience/levels to unlock guns, perks, and other goodies.
  12. adgloride

    adgloride Its A Wii Wario

    Apr 2, 2003
    CoD4 great graphics and gameplay. The best graphics I've ever seen on a console. GOTY.
  13. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

    May 14, 2006
    United States
    I'm out of component slots and VGA slots, plus 720p will look better in HDMI
  14. nloding

    nloding GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 22, 2006
    United States
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Bioshock, if you don't already have it for the PC.

    Personally I'd choose GoW over Halo 3 any day, but I've never been a fan of the Halo games. Halo 3 is only worth it for co-op in my opinion. Tag teaming that giant scarab thingy is amazingly fun.

    GoW on the other hand, is simply an amazing game. The gameplay, graphics, action, are all indelible. Unlike any other game I've played yet, and the co-op is amazingly fun. The only thing I don't like about the game is that you can't do 4 player vs. with a single console.
  15. BoneMonkey

    BoneMonkey The cheese stash is a lie.

    Dec 9, 2006
    United States
    none of the new systems impress me still and IMO overpriced

    i say you get a wii now and a xbox360 or ps3 later this year
  16. ZeWarrior

    ZeWarrior TheWarrior

    Jul 2, 2007
    Nobody cares about what you think. BTW overpriced =/= Expensive.
  17. cubin'

    cubin' GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Apr 12, 2007
    Haylo 3 is really fun single player/co-op and excellent multiplayer with heaps of replay.

    GoW multiplayer gets boring pretty quickly [​IMG] awesomeo game though

    Cod4 is ownz. Single player is fun +99 even though short. multiplayer is awesome and you level up and get new guns and shitz./.

    Mass Effect is an epic story but the gameplay is average IMO. If you like good stories and role playing you'll like it. Still awesomez though!

    too many good games [​IMG]
  18. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

    May 14, 2006
    United States
    Ok well, I placed an order on newegg today [​IMG]

    I got:
    360 pro with 2 free games
    Halo 3
    HDMI cable

    In the end I chose Halo 3 simply because I already played Gears for PC, and because it has 4 player coop

    Also I have bioshock for PC, and I think it sucks. its just an FPS with some... "force powers"(plasmids)

    Mass effect or gears is my next choice

    And now I'm waiting for it.

    also: my gamertag is linkiboy. START YOUR ADDING
  19. Gaisuto

    Gaisuto Lose 2 Levels.

    Former Staff
    Oct 27, 2002
    United States
    Palm Coast
    Linki when you get yours I'll play with you on Halo Coop. I can never get enough of the Campaign on Coop for some reason.
  20. SavageWaffle

    SavageWaffle GBAtemp Maniac

    Jan 13, 2008
    United States
    New York
    Call of Duty 4