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Old 01-25-07, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by KurrptSenate
actually, if you don't mind using a different profile every month, you can get a free month of GOLD when you sign up. After that month, just create a new profile, and BLOW, another free month
Are you stretched so thin you cant save up $50 over the course of a year?
Old 01-25-07, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Save Ferris
Are you stretched so thin you cant save up $50 over the course of a year?
Man, right now you can get 13 months for 40.55 (after GCO) from Buy.com. That's only $3.12/month!

Free is free and all, but for what costs less than a shitty value meal at McDonald's, I don't see how you can argue with the convenience of not having to constantly recreate your account and re-hook-up with your friends.
Old 01-25-07, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by pinata242
Man, right now you can get 13 months for 40.55 (after GCO) from Buy.com. That's only $3.12/month!

Free is free and all, but for what costs less than a value meal at McDonald's, I don't see how you can argue with the convenience of not having to constantly recreate your account and re-hook-up with your friends.
I agree its totally worth it. But some people get a thrill shoplifting a pack of gum at walmart, its just for the feeling of pulling one over on 'the man'.
Old 01-25-07, 03:19 PM
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nah, its not like that for me at all


example : I wanted my brother to try out Gears of War forever. After I insisted that he sit down and try it, he didn't want to leave my house for 6+ hours (from playing online). After getting acquainted with the game for a good deal of time, he wanted to jump online with me, on the same 360. Nope, its gay. It won't allow you to have a guest go online, nor would it allow you use a pre-existing profile, if it wasn't signed up for LIVE

So, my girl had the brilliant idea, saying "Just use one of those free, 48 hour cards you'll never use!"

After getting it all setup, in order to put in one of those codes, you have to be signed up for LIVE. So, I made it a silver membership, and it sent me the message asking if I wanted a free month of LIVE service.

DAMN RIGHT I DO
Old 01-25-07, 03:21 PM
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Get the premium 360 like everyone else said.

But also, since it sounds like money is short, why are you going to buy all the latest games that are still $60. If you are going to penny pinch, use it to your advantage that so many games have already dropped in price. Pick up Call of Duty 2 instead of 3, Kameo, Burnout Revenge, Condemned, Gun. These are all great games, and since you aren't playing online you won't miss out on the big community that is there right after a game comes out. Most of these can be had for around $20 easily, look around on cheapassgamer.
Old 01-25-07, 03:30 PM
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One other thing to point out is that you can typically get a deal like a free game... so I'd wait for that. I know Wal-Mart is offering Burnout (great game) or COD-2 free with a Premium system.

Just something to look out for... don't pay $399 for the Premium without getting a free additional controller or a free game.
Old 01-25-07, 07:01 PM
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Get the Premo system for a fact, no ifs or buts about it. Based on your game selection you'll fit in very well here. You cannot go wrong with GOW as your first choice. Besides great single play the co-op rules and you'll find plenty of battlemates here to play with. I just got RS:LV so I can't comment much but this game has a great following and coop on it is suppose to be a blast. Good luck

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Old 01-25-07, 07:34 PM
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if someone is sweating the $100 extra, you shouldnt be buying any video game system
Old 01-25-07, 08:39 PM
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If you buy a premium now, you can probably spend a couple of weeks just going through free Marketplace demos before you need to purchase a single game. Even if you don't ever want to play online, the hard drive is worth it for that alone.
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Okay gang - here's the pull:

System:

Xbox 360 Premium System

Accessories:

Wireless remote

Games:
  1. Call of Duty 2
  2. Gears of War
  3. The Godfather: The Game
  4. Hitman: Blood Money
  5. Perfect Dark Zero
  6. Rainbow Six: Vegas
  7. Saints Row

Not bad for a little over $700.

Everyone: Thanks for all the comments and suggestions

I wasn't really penny-pinching...I received a nice 4-digit bonus check from work this past Christmas. Buying all this stuff didn't really put a dent in the bonus check. I was just curious if I was missing anything, you know, something obvious I didn't think about. I really haven't bought myself anything since my television 20 months ago (well, except for dvds, which is why I'm here in the first place).

I'm certainly looking forward to playing the co-op games with my brother. Even the wife was all jazzed up about the "shooter" games. She can't wait to play them!

I'm contemplating adding the Xbox 360 HD DVD Player to the stable in the near future.

Again, thanks for all the constructive criticism, helpful suggestions, and witty comments.

And of course, we all know it's about the cool looking chrome drive bay
Old 01-25-07, 10:20 PM
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Oh no.........not PDZ
Old 01-26-07, 12:35 AM
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Some people liked it.
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Some people like scatology.
Old 01-26-07, 07:06 AM
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Not Perfect Dark Zero , prepare for dissapointment city....Yes, that is what it should of been named...

Perfect Dark DIssapointment.

PDP!
Old 01-26-07, 07:27 AM
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eh, for 20 bucks, I think its a hell of a lot better than crappy Kameo
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Originally Posted by KurrptSenate
eh, for 20 bucks, I think its a hell of a lot better than crappy Kameo
PDZ is the worst game to this date that I have played on the 360...

Kameo, on the other hand, is prolly in my top 5. VERY fun game!
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see, thats the thing about opinions
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Originally Posted by KurrptSenate
eh, for 20 bucks, I think its a hell of a lot better than crappy Kameo
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Well, all I have to say so far is...

...SWEET!

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Well clue us in. What is sweet?
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A coworker mentioned that MS will be upgrading the premium Xbox 360 with a larger hard drive and a HDMI output. Any truth to this?
Old 01-27-07, 04:51 PM
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I want a 360, but it's also been out for more than a year. Give us the inevitable price drop already!
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A coworker mentioned that MS will be upgrading the premium Xbox 360 with a larger hard drive and a HDMI output. Any truth to this?
I think there's definitely some truth to it. The question is when. Next couple of months or the end of the year? Nobody really knows except for Microsoft...
Old 01-27-07, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by DVD Mike2
A coworker mentioned that MS will be upgrading the premium Xbox 360 with a larger hard drive and a HDMI output. Any truth to this?
The Zephyr

It is really nothing more than a rumor right now since MS has not officially said anything about it.

My guess is that they will release this "upgraded" 360 instead of having a price drop. You would get more stuff for the same amount of money, so it would kind of seem like having a price drop.
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The Zephyr

It is really nothing more than a rumor right now since MS has not officially said anything about it.

My guess is that they will release this "upgraded" 360 instead of having a price drop. You would get more stuff for the same amount of money, so it would kind of seem like having a price drop.
I agree... except if Sony drops the price on the PS3.

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