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vikingshadow
12-15-2008, 08:21 PM
To steal the title from Druid's post - this isn't about paintball, though! :cool:

The wife and I decided to give in (finally) and buy the kids an Xbox 360 pro 60 gb for Christmas this year. We're getting it from Dell since we have a rather large credit line there, and it comes with 3 games - Legos Indiana Jones (really?) Kung Fu Panda and some kind of war thing (for me, haha!) and controller, and we bought an extra one (two girls - two controllers... :rolleyes: )

Believe it or not, this is the first game console we've owned since the Super Nintendo came out nearly 20 years ago! I always said I didn't want the girls to be chained to a video game and not go outside, but in all honesty, it was probably in MY best interest!

The RROD that I read about a lot bothers me, though. I guess that it's not that big of a deal anymore? Also, any games that you recommend outside of Halo or COD4 (gonna get them anyways sometime), and places to get them cheap? Actually, just some basic info would be good. Oh, and can it be used for anything other than just a game playing console? I heard it can also be a computer of sorts, and play movies? Is this right?

Oh, and I bought 2 gig memory upgrade for both my laptop and my desktop - going from 1g in my lappy, and LESS than 1 in my desktop (it's got a pentium 4 in it - it's about 5 years old now, I guess? Maybe more...)

It's funny, but with all the tech stuff I have at school and all the tech stuff I have at home and how much I like it, it amazes me at some of the things I DON'T have!

bigred76
12-15-2008, 08:26 PM
Hmm, other than COD4 and Halo... get the Netflix and hook that sum***** up to the internet. :)

The RROD issue has gone mainly due to them using (using plain terms) less power so it doesn't destroy certain vital components with too much heat. I've never had any issues with it or overheating.

HelpDeskHustler
12-15-2008, 09:10 PM
claus9 is the gt. add. now.

vikingshadow
12-16-2008, 03:51 AM
Good deal on that rrod thing, Tim!

Claus - can't. Not now, anyways - I don't have it yet! :p

DFSniper
12-16-2008, 04:29 AM
hmm, if you're into adventure games, pick up Fable 2. the girls will probably like it too. i'm mad that it didnt come out for PC :(

marvin-martian
12-16-2008, 06:35 AM
Fable 2 should not have gotten game of the year. im sorry.
and you should download Braid (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Braid_(video_game)) when you can.

leed
12-16-2008, 09:50 AM
Fable 2 should not have gotten game of the year. im sorry.
and you should download Braid (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Braid_(video_game)) when you can.

I second that, Fable 2 was not all that it was hyped up to be.

But, you may want to consider the new Sonic game (more interesting for girls, I suppose?). An interesting twist on things. And of course, Guitar Hero/Rock Band, because they're fun for the whole family. (Plus, it'll burn a nice big hole in your pocket for the first time you buy it).

HelpDeskHustler
12-16-2008, 09:53 AM
Fable 2 should not have gotten game of the year. im sorry.
and you should download Braid (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Braid_(video_game)) when you can.

third it.

Viva pinata. My Gf loves it. I secretly love it. you can get both for like 60 bucks used because "nobody" buys it... As for arcade... Immediately download "portal" and "scizoid" (2 player) because those WILL make your kids like 100 times smarter because they're puzzle games in disguise. I have trouble with some of schizoid and sometimes get snagged on portal.

marvin-martian
12-16-2008, 10:11 AM
my brother and his girlfriend play Carcassonne all the time. ive only had the opportunity to play it once (two player game), and i could see myself getting hooked. its like a board game.

vikingshadow
12-16-2008, 01:57 PM
hmm, if you're into adventure games, pick up Fable 2. the girls will probably like it too. i'm mad that it didnt come out for PC :(

I do enjoy what few adventure games I've played, but I really like the shooter games, like in Halo where you're actually a part of the game. Seems more fun that way!

Fable 2 should not have gotten game of the year. im sorry.
and you should download Braid (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Braid_(video_game)) when you can.

Braid sounds pretty fun. I'll have to do that. That actually sounds somewhat brain stretching. I may be looking at it wrong, though.

I second that, Fable 2 was not all that it was hyped up to be.

But, you may want to consider the new Sonic game (more interesting for girls, I suppose?). An interesting twist on things. And of course, Guitar Hero/Rock Band, because they're fun for the whole family. (Plus, it'll burn a nice big hole in your pocket for the first time you buy it).

I loved Sonic back in the day (we're still talking the Hedgehog, right? Not something new???) If it's updated then I bet it's pretty good now.

I was in charge of the Rock Band station at our last school "Spring Fling" thing - those kids were totally into this game - I couldn't see the attraction, myself, but then I never played it, just watched. I know my youngest always talks about it, so we'll see - IF I can find it cheaper that what I've seen it around here for!

third it.

Viva pinata. My Gf loves it. I secretly love it. you can get both for like 60 bucks used because "nobody" buys it... As for arcade... Immediately download "portal" and "scizoid" (2 player) because those WILL make your kids like 100 times smarter because they're puzzle games in disguise. I have trouble with some of schizoid and sometimes get snagged on portal.

Viva Pinata? I'm DEFINITELY going to look into that Portal and Scizoid things - may as well get some mental benefit from the chunk of money going into this!

I have a couple of teammates who play COD4 online, and they've been bugging me to play, so I guess I'll have to get some headphones and a mic to do this...should be fun!

HelpDeskHustler
12-16-2008, 05:08 PM
I got carcassone free. It's a ton of fun. And YES viva pinata... it sounds dumb but everyone I've loaned the game loved it. COD4 is over.... GoW2 or Left 4 dead is where it's at now. Oh and carcassone up to 4 player.

TheDarkShadow
12-16-2008, 05:14 PM
I got carcassone free. It's a ton of fun. And YES viva pinata... it sounds dumb but everyone I've loaned the game loved it. COD4 is over.... GoW2 or Left 4 dead is where it's at now. Oh and carcassone up to 4 player.

my friend has viva piņata and likes it too

especiialypsycho
12-16-2008, 05:20 PM
NOOOOOO, why 360 go PS3 :D bt if you're looking to games you should try Haze, Gears 1&2 and COD4(the only goodone IMO)

HelpDeskHustler
12-16-2008, 06:48 PM
haze is ps3 exclusive. ubisoft's SECOND biggest mistake on a game.

vikingshadow
12-17-2008, 03:43 AM
I got carcassone free. It's a ton of fun. And YES viva pinata... it sounds dumb but everyone I've loaned the game loved it. COD4 is over.... GoW2 or Left 4 dead is where it's at now. Oh and carcassone up to 4 player.

I meant, what is Viva Pinata? Is it a puzzle game also? I'm being lazy and not searching google much lately...

NOOOOOO, why 360 go PS3 :D bt if you're looking to games you should try Haze, Gears 1&2 and COD4(the only goodone IMO)

360 was 200 bucks cheaper and came with 3 games, which added to the savings. Remember, it was a stretch just to give in and buy a game system now as it was!

Dang Dell sent us an email last night and now shipping has been pushed back to the 23rd. The wife called them and they said we might not get it until AFTER New Year's! :mad: I hate it when that happens!

HelpDeskHustler
12-17-2008, 06:45 PM
Oh, it's kinda like a mix between sims or something like that. Basically you make a garden and try to get pinata to come to it. it's hard to describe without sounding lame.

DFSniper
12-17-2008, 06:47 PM
to help claus out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Q0hZbRWNR4

vikingshadow
12-17-2008, 06:58 PM
Ah, hahahaha! That looks pretty fun, actually!

HelpDeskHustler
12-17-2008, 10:23 PM
ugh thanks dfs, i felt like i was having an enormous burden of judgement by describing it. You literally cannot help but sound stupid describing it. I love the game because i actually analyze it pretty in depth and it's got some subtle oddities to it. It's a videogame which contains foreplay, breeding, predator/prey interactions but because it's in such a gentle, happy nature nobody questions it. I wouldn't call it adult content at all, but it's funny drawing parallels like that IMO.