Another "Thinking of buying a 360" topic

Discussion in 'General Gaming Chat' started by Ripper, May 20, 2007.

  1. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    Thinking of going next gen sooner than I planned, and since the guy I'm going to room with at Uni next year already has a PS3, and the fact the 360 costs less, may as well join the Dark Side

    Basically wanted to know :

    Whats the difference between the Core and the Premium Packages? The only difference I see is that the Premium comes with the 20GB Harddrive, a wireless controller and a Media Remote, and I think I need more than 20GB anymore. Is the Elite package worth checking out? It's not that much more than the Premium Package, has all the same stuff plus the 120GB Harddrive.

    I've been hearing alot about technical problems with the 360, how prevelant are they? Has anybody here experienced them? How easy is it to rip music onto it and set them up for use in games?

    And most importantly, are games region free? As long as I can play NCAA Football without having to do some dodgy santanic things to it just so I can play a game I legally imported i'll be happy.
     
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  3. sizzler

    sizzler Guest

    oh man, got my 360 about 6 months and i got the 3 rings of death this weekend so the thing is completely stuffed. I went on to the 360 forums and there is a thread about 70 pages long with people who have had the same problem, it seems to be really common. now i gotta ring microsoft and make sure they will replace it.
     
  4. dobrien7

    dobrien7 Guest

    No probs with our free one yet (fingers crossed). We have ours networked to my pc so use music from that. Are still thrashing Gears of War too...
     
  5. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Make sure the plug in the back of the console isn't set to HD when you've got it in a normal TV, that's a regular cause of the problem that people don't think of.
     
  6. gjohn85

    gjohn85 Guest

    No it isn't region free, though there are games that have no region protection on them, so with these games You can play on any console.
     
  7. CeeJay

    CeeJay Guest

    I bought my 360 at launch and havent had any probs yet.

    You cant play NCAA sadly. Ive been dying to play this game for years on any console, still havent even played it once.

    Do you still live in Napier ripper? They dont have a gameshop anymore do they?
     
  8. ak47

    ak47 Guest

    region free games

    www.play-asia.com

    u can get some real good bargains

    all UBISOFT games are region free, so u can get Ghost Recons for dirt cheap
     
  9. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    Yeah, the Gameshops gone, from memory its been replaced by one of those hippie Herbal Medicine joints which sell windchimes and magic candles.

    And shame about NCAA, Looks like I'll have to go and installed a *censored* like I did with my PS2 so I can play it.
     
  10. gjohn85

    gjohn85 Guest

    Yeah, the Gameshops gone, from memory its been replaced by one of those hippie Herbal Medicine joints which sell windchimes and magic candles.

    And shame about NCAA, Looks like I'll have to go and installed a *censored* like I did with my PS2 so I can play it. [/b][/quote] There are no mods chips out for the 360, instead there is a way of flashing the drive. Never done that though, so I couldn't tell you whats its like.
     
  11. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    Yeah, thats what I meant (Never liked Mod Chips, too messy and fiddly so I just put a magical harddrive into my PS2).

    Also, apparently the 360 works well with your iPod? I know you can charge it via the 360, but is there anything else it can do? Say rip music from the iPod onto the harddrive?
     
  12. ak47

    ak47 Guest

    i know u cannot rip music from portable audio onto X360 WITHOUT THE MEDIA CENTRE PC HOOK UP

    But they talk to eachother - as in u can play music on mp3 thru the X360 so u get quality sound...incase ur stuck on RCA's with silver plugs with ur amp

    and mp3 simply charges via USB with ease
     
  13. Goth Power

    Goth Power Guest

    Haven't had a problem yet, I've had mine since Feb.

    A few crashes here and there but I do run a lot of stuff at once for example:

    Playing Gears Of War whilst using MSN, messing with music, etc.

    I don't get a crash very often though, but to prevent over heating and f***nig my console up I have a fan running behind it to keep it reasonbly cool as it does create a lot of heat.

    Just a precaution though.

    If you get live, prepare to get your ass wooped by me though. :p
     
  14. getofmeland

    getofmeland Guest

    Very rarely I get a crash, actually I think I have only had the one since I have had my 360....
     
  15. Goth Power

    Goth Power Guest

    Well considering the fact that I bumped into an old mate on xbox live the other day, who indeed used to be the biggest Sony fanboy ever, that just proves how good it is, on some levels anyway :p
     
  16. Fred187

    Fred187 Guest

    I've had no technical problems (yet). Definitely better value than PS3.
     
  17. sizzler

    sizzler Guest

    well my xbox was fixed pretty quickly. i sent it away on a wednesday and had it back first thing the next tuesday, all ready to go. been a week now and have had no problems.
     
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