BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > Off-Topic Discussions Board > Video + PC Gaming / Computing
 
European Auto Source
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      11-28-2007, 09:41 PM   #1
ska///235i
***** noob
ska///235i's Avatar
United_States
195
Rep
9,239
Posts

 
Drives: M235i
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Boston

iTrader: (32)

Garage List
2006 325xi  [0.00]
Xbox 360 owners - some questions

I'm planning to get the Xbox360 over a PS3, was recommended to get xbox cuz I'm only into the gaming part. Here are some questions.

I see alot of consules/bundles out there and was wondering if the Elite Console Bundle ($450) is the best deal?

I heard that the Xbox will die on you...Do I need to get replacement service plans (2 yr 64.99 from CompUSA) even tho Microsoft already have a 3yr warranty?

And for Online gaming...do I need the Xobx Live? (12 months for $41.99)

Wireless Racing Wheel....how good is it?

Anything else I need to buy/know?

thanks
Appreciate 0
      11-28-2007, 10:10 PM   #2
AndrewAZ
Major
AndrewAZ's Avatar
43
Rep
1,244
Posts

 
Drives: 335i
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: CA

iTrader: (0)

I would just get the normal xbox 360 premium.. Has a year warranty form MS I always say if its going to break it will break the first year dont waste your money on a 3rd party service replacement (most profitable part of an electronics store then car audio). And yes and no about xbox live, some games you need gold which you have to pay for and its only $5 a month not that bad. As for the wheel never been a fan since I dont have a proper place to mount them.
Appreciate 0
      11-28-2007, 10:13 PM   #3
nico335
Guest
Rep
n/a
Posts

 
Drives:


not too sure about the bundles (havent been up to date with them)

if microsoft is already giving the 3 year warranty, why get the comp usa one? i got the xbox 360 first month it came out (november 05 i believe? i forget) and mine has yet to have a problem... i guess i am lucky. however i've heard of the overheating problems, xbox 360s shutting off and stuff, but havent encountered any.

xbox live is a must (IMO). im not sure if they're still doing it but there were xbox live cards for 12 months free.

not sure about the wheel.

you definately need to buy at least project gotham, halo, guitar hero, cod4
Appreciate 0
      11-29-2007, 12:10 AM   #4
leosong11
Private
4
Rep
89
Posts

 
Drives: 2006 325i
Join Date: May 2005
Location: NYC

iTrader: (0)

forget project gotham. forza FTW!
Appreciate 0
      11-29-2007, 11:27 AM   #5
yomash
Second Lieutenant
yomash's Avatar
2
Rep
250
Posts

 
Drives: X5
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: NoVA

iTrader: (0)

I was torn over getting the Elite or just the premium as well : There really is no NEED to get the elite, the premium will do you just fine. The elite has its perks, the nice black finish, the bigger hard drive. Both of them have HDMI ports now, and you need to get the HD-DVD player separately since the Elite does not play HD-DVDs (big let down). I ended up getting the Elite.. it was only 100 more anyway and I didn't care. The black finish is slick as hell and I can store alot of music and download more games now.

Definitely get the warranty. My first 360 needed to be replaced and with the warranty you just walk in and get a new one. With the Microsoft warranty, you have to mail it in and wait.

So go get one.. and then get Halo 3 !!!
__________________

2012 e70 X5 xDrive35i M package Carbon Black
pervious: 2011 X3 28i | 2007 e92 335i coupe | 2008 e90 328xi Sedan | 2002 e46 M3 coupe | 2003 Z4 3.0
Appreciate 0
      11-29-2007, 11:44 AM   #6
nmulax
Brigadier General
nmulax's Avatar
United_States
69
Rep
4,324
Posts

 
Drives: '07 Z4 M Coupe
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Metro-Detroit

iTrader: (5)

Garage List
2007 Z4M Coupé  [3.83]
No suggestions/comments on what Xbox to get (I'm in the same boat).

But put the purchase on your AMEX card. They will double the manufacturer's warranty. So 1-year of coverage becomes 2.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      11-29-2007, 12:42 PM   #7
DasBlitz
Major
DasBlitz's Avatar
United_States
19
Rep
1,140
Posts

 
Drives: bmw 328i 07
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: new england

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2007 328i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to DasBlitz
Quote:
Originally Posted by nmulax View Post
No suggestions/comments on what Xbox to get (I'm in the same boat).

But put the purchase on your AMEX card. They will double the manufacturer's warranty. So 1-year of coverage becomes 2.
That goes for pretty mcuh any gold and premium tyoe card. Reason why my dad uses his credit cards on certain items.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      11-29-2007, 12:44 PM   #8
nmulax
Brigadier General
nmulax's Avatar
United_States
69
Rep
4,324
Posts

 
Drives: '07 Z4 M Coupe
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Metro-Detroit

iTrader: (5)

Garage List
2007 Z4M Coupé  [3.83]
Quote:
Originally Posted by DasBlitz View Post
That goes for pretty mcuh any gold and premium tyoe card. Reason why my dad uses his credit cards on certain items.
ah, wasn't sure if other cards offered that too. I just use my AMEX for all electronic purchases.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      11-29-2007, 12:52 PM   #9
pdubbb1
Second Lieutenant
pdubbb1's Avatar
6
Rep
216
Posts

 
Drives: 07 328i convertible(e93)
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Queens, NY

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Get the xbox 360 premium. It has everything you will need. Had my system for 6 months and havent even used 1 gig yet. Also, I would buy from gamestop or electronic boutique. For $50, they replace the system for up to one year No Questions Asked. So if you decide to mod your system and you screw it up, you can get a new one. Compusa will try to figure out what is wrong with the system and if you tampered with it that voids the service plan.

Look at this site if you want to mod your system. http://www.xbox360-hacks.com/

They have hacks that allow you to play region free games(copied games).

Also you can download these games from bitsoup.org or thepiratebay.org.

Goodluck
Appreciate 0
      11-29-2007, 01:27 PM   #10
DasBlitz
Major
DasBlitz's Avatar
United_States
19
Rep
1,140
Posts

 
Drives: bmw 328i 07
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: new england

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2007 328i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to DasBlitz
Quote:
Originally Posted by pdubbb1 View Post
Get the xbox 360 premium. It has everything you will need. Had my system for 6 months and havent even used 1 gig yet. Also, I would buy from gamestop or electronic boutique. For $50, they replace the system for up to one year No Questions Asked. So if you decide to mod your system and you screw it up, you can get a new one. Compusa will try to figure out what is wrong with the system and if you tampered with it that voids the service plan.

Look at this site if you want to mod your system. http://www.xbox360-hacks.com/

They have hacks that allow you to play region free games(copied games).

Also you can download these games from bitsoup.org or thepiratebay.org.

Goodluck
What a store says and what a store does are two completely different things.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      11-29-2007, 02:39 PM   #11
ska///235i
***** noob
ska///235i's Avatar
United_States
195
Rep
9,239
Posts

 
Drives: M235i
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Boston

iTrader: (32)

Garage List
2006 325xi  [0.00]
I was told that the Elite has a better cooling system as well....some series have the Falcon CPU (65nm Processor).
The bundles come with 2 games (Forza Motorsport 2, Marvel Ultimate Alliance)
so for $450...is a no brainer

I'm prbly getting it at sharperimage, cuz I can get a 15% of with a new credit card purchase
Appreciate 0
      11-29-2007, 04:21 PM   #12
DasBlitz
Major
DasBlitz's Avatar
United_States
19
Rep
1,140
Posts

 
Drives: bmw 328i 07
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: new england

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2007 328i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to DasBlitz
For me I am waiting the PS3 is getting lower prices. They already come with a free game many places give you a controller now. You then can get 5 free blu ray movies.

So I am waiting just another month and then deciding what I am getting. PS3 once it gets a bigger collection seems to be more fitting.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      11-29-2007, 07:31 PM   #13
ska///235i
***** noob
ska///235i's Avatar
United_States
195
Rep
9,239
Posts

 
Drives: M235i
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Boston

iTrader: (32)

Garage List
2006 325xi  [0.00]
What the hell are those Xbox live Points card?????
Appreciate 0
      11-29-2007, 09:24 PM   #14
jet987
2006 325i
jet987's Avatar
United_States
9
Rep
282
Posts

 
Drives: silver manual 325i SP Cold Wx
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chicago, IL

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Send a message via ICQ to jet987 Send a message via AIM to jet987 Send a message via MSN to jet987 Send a message via Yahoo to jet987 Send a message via Skype™ to jet987
The Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel has gotten good reviews, works perfect with Forza Motorsport 2. It can be clamped to a table or placed on your lap.
Appreciate 0
      11-29-2007, 09:47 PM   #15
darkcloud
Colonel
darkcloud's Avatar
United_States
76
Rep
2,387
Posts

 
Drives: 09 VW JSW
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: cleveland, oh

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2006 325i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to darkcloud
I bought the wheel then returned it before opening it. I had no where to secure it too and didn't want the wheel sitting on my lap. I then saw this and really wanted it, I just don't have the space or spare cash for it...



* Includes Microsoft Xbox 360 Premium bundle & HD video cables
* Adjustable seat with patented "on-the-fly" sliding mechanism
* 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound system with under-seat subwoofer
* Chair easily folds into clamshell for transport and storage
* Integrated power strip for easy game console installation
* Includes LCD mount, 27-inch HD monitor, and Project Gotham 3
* Available in choice of colors

$3,499.99 + free shipping

Me wants
__________________

retired 06 E90 325i

New: 09 VW Platinum Grey Jetta Sportwagen 2.0T SEL w/DSG, panoramic sunroof and Ipod adapter
Appreciate 0
      11-29-2007, 09:55 PM   #16
ska///235i
***** noob
ska///235i's Avatar
United_States
195
Rep
9,239
Posts

 
Drives: M235i
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Boston

iTrader: (32)

Garage List
2006 325xi  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by darkcloud View Post
I bought the wheel then returned it before opening it. I had no where to secure it too and didn't want the wheel sitting on my lap. I then saw this and really wanted it, I just don't have the space or spare cash for it...



* Includes Microsoft Xbox 360 Premium bundle & HD video cables
* Adjustable seat with patented "on-the-fly" sliding mechanism
* 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound system with under-seat subwoofer
* Chair easily folds into clamshell for transport and storage
* Integrated power strip for easy game console installation
* Includes LCD mount, 27-inch HD monitor, and Project Gotham 3
* Available in choice of colors

$3,499.99 + free shipping

Me wants
for $3500..I'm sure I can built my own
it uses the same wireless steering wheel
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:23 AM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST