Need some help Deciding

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Games & Content' started by soliunasm, Jan 17, 2008.

Jan 17, 2008

Need some help Deciding by soliunasm at 3:18 PM (1,886 Views / 0 Likes) 28 replies

  1. soliunasm
    OP

    Member soliunasm GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    315
    Country:
    United States
    Got it, thank you very much.
     


  2. Duke_Jay

    Member Duke_Jay GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Messages:
    158
    Country:
    Netherlands
    Well it depends on what kind of tv you have.
    I choose the Elite because it has HDMI output (and cable) because i have a full-HD television.
    And are you a big shooter fan or what? [​IMG] I only see shooters in your list. [​IMG]
     
  3. mojoex

    Member mojoex GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2008
    Messages:
    127
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    There're rumours of an Xbox 360 Ultimate soon, with a 120GB HDD and ability to download full games.
    It also has a BluRay/HDDVD combo player built in apparently.

    May be worth the wait.. providing the rumours are true.
     
  4. domislong

    Newcomer domislong Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2007
    Messages:
    42
    Country:
    Australia
    Think those rumours were proved wrong by Bill Gates himself at his keynote speech.

    A man can dream though...
     
  5. TaMs

    Member TaMs Randomizer

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2006
    Messages:
    1,126
    Country:
    Finland
    1 year? that's a long time. Elite is overrated imo, but then again i don't know anything about xboxes. [​IMG]
    anyway why to buy halo2? does it even work on xbox360? [​IMG]
     
  6. soliunasm
    OP

    Member soliunasm GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    315
    Country:
    United States
    I haven't beaten it on my XP yet(Direct X10 isn't installed on my PC[XP Media Center] so it kept crashing whenever I got past Gravemind) and it was supported along with Halo Combat Evolved right when the 360 came out.
     
  7. test84

    Member test84 GBAtemp's last ninja 2.

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2006
    Messages:
    3,685
    Location:
    Iran, Tehran.
    Country:
    Iran
    Just get one with falcon motherboard, if current ones have it, get it, if not, dont.

    that spoiled ALOT of my friends, ALOT.

    just get one which is more prone to that heating problem called RRoD.

    And IMO if you want that console to play just those games for time around, dont get 360 now. I'm a big shooter fan but none of those games IN MY OPINION worth getting a console for.
     
  8. soliunasm
    OP

    Member soliunasm GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    315
    Country:
    United States
    I'd rather have an Xbox 360 than a PS3. Plus, I'll get more games than that. Didn't like Mass Effect though.

    I know I need to get a Falcon, and I know about RRoD. Also, why should I get one prone to RRoD?
     
  9. Linkiboy

    Member Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

    Joined:
    May 14, 2006
    Messages:
    4,888
    Country:
    United States
    Elite isn't worth it IMO.

    20GB is more than it seems once you learn to manage space(delete demos you don't play, since thats what most of the space is taken up by, most arcade games are under 100MB)

    Of course if you don't want to manage space, get the elite.

    As far as HDMI goes, both consoles have it. You can use a 5$ cable off of newegg if you need HDMI for the Platinum.

    Also, consider getting an extra controller since you and your brother are getting it.

    ALSO, before buying Bioshock, get the demo. I didn't like it.
     
  10. soliunasm
    OP

    Member soliunasm GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    315
    Country:
    United States
    I find the 120 GB what I need, especially in the long run.

    *points to patches of games*

    Exactly why I want to get it. Plus, I'll be keeping demos I like till the game releases.

    Don't need HDMI.

    I know that.

    I have Bioshock on my computer. I love it. Playing it with my computer lags like hell though.


    Also, here is my current list of wanted games:

    Halo
    Halo 2
    Halo 3
    Bioshock
    Assassin's Creed
    The Orange Box
    Call of Duty 4

    I'll check some demos out because I'll be getting FPS games a lot. Love them to bits.
     
  11. Linkiboy

    Member Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

    Joined:
    May 14, 2006
    Messages:
    4,888
    Country:
    United States
    Patches are under 100MB too.

    Also, demos are rarely up for A+ games, save a few exceptions.
     
  12. MC DUI

    Member MC DUI GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2003
    Messages:
    1,916
    Location:
    Newcastle, Australia
    Country:
    Australia
    Dude you won't need the 120GB hard drive unless you want to download movies and TV shows trust me.

    I have the 20GB hard drive and have owned my 360 for close to 2 years. I have like 5GB left still to use and I've downloaded patches for over 50 games and downloaded extra map packs for about 15 games.

    Get the premium pack and the extra games, way better value.
     
  13. soliunasm
    OP

    Member soliunasm GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    315
    Country:
    United States
    I'll be downloading tons upon tons of Demos, patches, packs, gamertags, pics, etc.
    Also, I kind of want the Elite for both the HD and it being Black.
     
  14. mojoex

    Member mojoex GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2008
    Messages:
    127
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    buy a faceplate/case for the premium?
    seriously dude, you'll save yourself a lot of money if you didn't go for the elite.
     
  15. soliunasm
    OP

    Member soliunasm GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    315
    Country:
    United States
    Faceplates will void the warranty(I think. You need to open the system up as far as I know) and cases could cause the thing to heat up faster considering it's in two containers.
    You'll lose a lot of money considering the fact I want many packs, add-ons, gamerpics, patches, etc along with demos. That will add up. You also only start out with 12GB on Premium. That's not much. Plus, I'll probable end up buying a 120GB HDD if the 20GB fails me anyway.
    Not to mention, 120GB HDD are 180$ instead of the 360's 100$.
     
  16. T-hug

    Chief Editor T-hug Always like this.

    pip
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2002
    Messages:
    8,602
    Location:
    England
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Face plates snap on/off and don't void the warranty. The warranty sticker is found underneath the faceplate on the case.
    If it were to void the warranty they wouldn't make them interchangeable, also M$ sell custom ones.
     
  17. soliunasm
    OP

    Member soliunasm GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    315
    Country:
    United States
    I thought the face plate was the entire Xbox(Hah).
    Anyway, I won't buy a Faceplate, or a case. Plus, I fear the extra case will cause the thing to overheat much faster than it would normally.
     
  18. adgloride

    Member adgloride Its A Wii Wario

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2003
    Messages:
    2,261
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    As far as I know the premiums now are coming with HDMI. Also with the new falcon motherboards. It should tell you all this on the box. For the falcon motherboard you look at how many volts it takes or something (Tells you on the box). You can always have a look on xbox-scene, I'm sure they have an article telling you how to spot everything.

    If your planning to download movies, the xbox games and so on get the elite. If not get the premium. Unless your going to use the 120gb drive, the elite isn't worth it. You could buy the premium now and in a few months, if you decide 20gb isn't enough. You could ebay it and hopefully the 120gb drives would have gone down in price (Currently they are around £130). If your really leet you can find out how to make your own 120gb harddrive for around £50.
     
  19. soliunasm
    OP

    Member soliunasm GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    315
    Country:
    United States
    HDMI doesn't really matter for me.
    I heard Falcon's are better for RRoD?

    I'll be downloading the following:
    Xbox Game Demos
    Patches/Add-ons
    Gamerpics
    Gamertags
    Arcade Games(If and when I buy Microsoft points)
     
  20. mojoex

    Member mojoex GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2008
    Messages:
    127
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    seriously dude you wont use up 120GB with what you just said.
    ive got about 6 game demo's and 10 arcade games, some music and a few moveis along with gamerpics and profiles etc, still got 7.6GB free.
    seein as youre not bothered about HDMI the elite isnt worth it.
    the premium with a 20GB HDD will suit you just fine.

    also, the new Falcon board means the 360 is quieter and cooler.
    as long as you fit the new case properly (its really easy) its no different to the original.
    it doesnt void warranty.
     

Share This Page