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      07-10-2007, 07:46 PM   #1
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I have a PS3 but i cant decide whether or not to buy an XBOX360 everyone keeps talking about the new HALO but I have always been a SOCOM fan. Wish sony put out more games. Anyways will GTA4 be as good on the 360 as the PS3?
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i have a 360 and i love it, if youre really into online features and the social aspect of gaming, then the 360 is for you.
however, if you want to invest a little bit more money and dont really care for online capabilities the ps3 might be the better choice for you.
360 FTMFW imo.

EDIT: haha sorry i didnt see you already owned a ps3, with that out of the way get a 360! youll have the best of both worlds
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Cool i hear Gears is a good game on the 360 true statement
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halo was the reason i bought the original xbox. xbox live it great.
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gears is another awsome game, but the online version was very hard to play online with friends. top notch graphics.
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Cool ill have to get one I have played HALO a few times i just cant get the hang of that first person view. Is gears a third person view.
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Cool ill have to get one I have played HALO a few times i just cant get the hang of that first person view. Is gears a third person view.
gears is third person
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      07-10-2007, 08:24 PM   #8
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i have a 360 and all i have to say is Rainbow Six mutliplayer and the new Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare mulitplayer is going to be awesome!
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Is mercs 2 going to be on the box
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Is mercs 2 going to be on the box
http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/802/802292p1.html
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      07-10-2007, 10:43 PM   #11
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Forza 2 is out NOW with damage, GT5 will be out when? without damage again I assume. Too bad Forza doesn't have the E92 M3 (for obvious reasons)
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my xbox has been in for warranty repairs for over 3 weeks now, it's the second time I've had to send it in, and I've only had it 6 months
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I've sent mine in or gotten new 360s a total of 6 times now, but I still love it to death, when it works.

If you're going to buy a 360, I suggest you wait for the 65nm chips to come out, which should be sometime around November. That's what I'm waiting for. It'll run cooler and use less power.
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Um, Rainbow Six (better than GoW, but not prettier), GoW, Forza, guitar hero 2, Assassin's Creed (coming out), Halo 3, to name a few. Get one, they aren't that expensive. I've never had ANY problems with this console, i also use it as my dvd-player. I've heard a few stories of people having problems, but so has PS3. I have a couple friends that also have this console, no problems either.

Oh, and it's one of the cheapest HD-DVD players out there (although i don't have that addition).
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I have a PS3 but i cant decide whether or not to buy an XBOX360 everyone keeps talking about the new HALO but I have always been a SOCOM fan. Wish sony put out more games. Anyways will GTA4 be as good on the 360 as the PS3?
Definitely try HALO out... don't buy it on that game alone if you're not familiar with it. Gears of War is great too, as others have said!
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my xbox has been in for warranty repairs for over 3 weeks now, it's the second time I've had to send it in, and I've only had it 6 months
BTW did you guys hear that MS is now gonna offer 3 years of extended warranty on the Red Ring of Death (3 red lights) issue? I sent in my extended warranty purchase but haven't been charged for it yet hmmm... nonetheless they claim their extension is solely for the 3 red lights, not other issues that the purchased warranty would cover. I've had my 360 Elite for a month or so now, no issues

*edit: here's the warranty announcement: http://www.xbox.com/en-US/support/petermooreletter.htm
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      07-11-2007, 04:10 PM   #16
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Um, Rainbow Six (better than GoW, but not prettier), GoW, Forza, guitar hero 2, Assassin's Creed (coming out), Halo 3, to name a few. Get one, they aren't that expensive. I've never had ANY problems with this console, i also use it as my dvd-player. I've heard a few stories of people having problems, but so has PS3. I have a couple friends that also have this console, no problems either.

Oh, and it's one of the cheapest HD-DVD players out there (although i don't have that addition).
Do you have to keep your XBOX 360 on to use the HD DVD unit? If so, then won't that cause the 360 to eventually overheat and give you the red light special? I want to buy the HD unit but am scared that if I have to keep the 360 on, I will end up overheating the 360.
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Do you have to keep your XBOX 360 on to use the HD DVD unit? If so, then won't that cause the 360 to eventually overheat and give you the red light special? I want to buy the HD unit but am scared that if I have to keep the 360 on, I will end up overheating the 360.
its kinda random, my friend leaves his 360 on for up to 7 hours and it hasnt broken down yet whereas my other friend plays once every few weeks and he got the rings for no reason
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Do you have to keep your XBOX 360 on to use the HD DVD unit? If so, then won't that cause the 360 to eventually overheat and give you the red light special? I want to buy the HD unit but am scared that if I have to keep the 360 on, I will end up overheating the 360.
Over heating? Who's telling you this garbage? I've had the 360 on for more than 24 hours, no problems. Everything and anything can have problems (even BMWs), however, the vast majority of xbox owners don't and will tell you the system rocks because it does. Enjoy your xbox and HD...and don't worry.
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GTA IV will have extra content on 360 compared to PS3. Microsoft paid them to do it. Gears of War totally rocks. Forza 2 is awesome. I played and loved all the Gran Turismos. Forza 2 is better than GT4. Don't get me wrong, I'm not one of the 360 fanboys who thinks PS3 sucks. Personally, I'd get one if they had any games I wanted to play that I couldn't on my 360. GT5 may eventually change that. I would definitely recommend getting a 360.

P.S. Microsoft extended the warranty on all 360's to 3 years. Repairs and shipping are free.
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Resident Evil 5 is coming to 360 too!
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GTA IV will have extra content on 360 compared to PS3. Microsoft paid them to do it. Gears of War totally rocks. Forza 2 is awesome. I played and loved all the Gran Turismos. Forza 2 is better than GT4. Don't get me wrong, I'm not one of the 360 fanboys who thinks PS3 sucks. Personally, I'd get one if they had any games I wanted to play that I couldn't on my 360. GT5 may eventually change that. I would definitely recommend getting a 360.

P.S. Microsoft extended the warranty on all 360's to 3 years. Repairs and shipping are free.
I would also get a PS3, but there really isn't anything out yet that i have a desire to play.
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Woohoo! I'm about to have two 360's then. My original 360 had BRLOD after 14 months, and since it was a 12 month warranty issue at the time, I bought another one.

I now can send in the broken one sitting in a box in my basement, and have one on each of my flat panel HDTVs.

Life just got better.
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