My Xbox 360 experience

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Games & Content' started by iamwhoiam, May 23, 2007.

May 23, 2007

My Xbox 360 experience by iamwhoiam at 1:30 PM (1,323 Views / 0 Likes) 12 replies

  1. iamwhoiam
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    So, after many weeks of pondering, I finally ordered my Xbox 360 Premium, from this amazing deal! I apologise about my lack of gbatemp downtime (WTF, R4 1.09?!!) but here's my story for those who can be bothered:

    It arrived on monday and wow... when the door bell rang, everyone who was in our house ran to the door... that's 5 guys.

    Opened it up... can't actually believe how amazing this thing is. The console looks superb, the wireless controller is an art form... at this point, we're all screaming. Hooked it up to power, AV, ethernet.

    So first thing, the xbox wants us to create an account... so off I pop... unfortunately iamwhoiam is taken, so individual6891 it is (prize to anyone who can guess why the sequence of numbers, it's not rocket science). So feel free to add my gamertag. During this time, entering details with the wireless controller became a bother... so i hooked up a wireless USB keyboard to the thing and was amazed that within seconds, the thing worked like a treat!

    What's the first thing we want to do? Boot up crackdown, download halo 3... off it chunders. Halo 3 superb... 3 hours gone. Now since halo3 doesn't have split screen, we'd thought we'd boot up Gears of War. Now I can't be bothered to explain the feelings of it but in one short snappy phrase: best fucking game i've ever played on a console, ever. This game is an orgy of graphical excellence. The gameplay is clever, and superbly crafted. Split screen is a complete carnage! Fuck halo3, hello GoW. 5 hours burnt up. Later on we hook GoW to XBLive, and wow.. people play this game far too often! Anyways, immense. 4am.

    Xbox live: Is astounding (nintendo take note). My xbox tells me that a few of my MSN contacts are on live... off it goes to add them as friends. Updates download like a breeze, the netcode is excellent for most games. Interface can't be beaten. This thing really does deserve £40/yr. If PS3 can pull this off for free, i'll eat my big toe.

    So all in all... Xbox 360 is an absolute beast of a machine, lets just hope developers stick to producing these top games for it. Go add my gamertag: individual6891

    Now to find some time for revising a medics exam [​IMG]

    /rant [​IMG]
     
  2. legendofphil

    Member legendofphil Phil no Densetsu

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    Added you, and you can get Xbox Live a bit cheaper on eBay. Last year I paid £23 for a year.
     
  3. Costello

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    [​IMG] welcome to the 360 addicts club
    I agree with almost everything you said - I didnt try Halo 3

    are you going to flash your console?
    also make sure you check this topic: http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=51432
    edit: oh wait, YOU created this topic [​IMG]
     
  4. iamwhoiam
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    edit: Teehee
     
  5. shaunj66

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    :'( Who wants to start the "Get shaunj66 a 360" donation fund? Costello is going back to France soon and taking the 360 with him (fair enough).

    360 is a great console, not that I've gotten into as many of the games as I'd like but it does seem to be the logical choice over a PS3 in every aspect. And the support and amount of games coming out for it are staggering.

    Oh and the number is your date of birth in reverse? [​IMG]
     
  6. legendofphil

    Member legendofphil Phil no Densetsu

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    I'm not sure where the codes come from, I would guess they are from a wholesaler. I can't remember if the US codes work, I know the US points dont' work on a Euro console.
     
  7. spas

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    Sounds great I want one you can really see how nice it looks on a hd tv as well!

    Live does make the 360

    Note: Be very careful buying 360s now some of them are banned due to the dvd firmware hack being detected by m$.
     
  8. iamwhoiam
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    Member iamwhoiam Honorary R4 Fanboy

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    Yes! Here's your prize...
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Sekkyumu

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    Ah ! Costello you didn't tell my you were coming back. We definitely have to see each other with the perve... Toma ! [​IMG]

    Sorry Shaunj66 if I didn't quote entirely your post [​IMG] . Oh, and for the donation, you can come with Costello to France. He knows places to earn money like Pigalles or Bois de Boulogne .

    [​IMG]
     
  10. iza

    Member iza gbatemp, the new crack

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    i wanna move to europe. get me a job there [​IMG]
     
  11. Mehdi

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    I hope thats not the red light district [​IMG]
     
  12. iza

    Member iza gbatemp, the new crack

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    no, thats where they make bologna.
     
  13. MC DUI

    Member MC DUI GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Indeed 360 is really tops!

    People don't really understand how tight XboxLIVE is until they play it for themselves. Being able to just log on and check out what all your mates are playing/doing is awesome.

    People with 360's feel free to send me friend invites but be warned I'm an Aussie so if you are overseas our connection may not be the greatest!
     

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