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Worth Buying an XBox360 on Black Friday?


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#1 Proudiddy

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:08 PM

What do you guys think? I've been a PS guy since day one. I have had friends with Xboxes and after years of playing PS, I just couldn't get around the controller, so I didn't ever give them a chance.

That being said, A LOT of my friends prefer the XBox over PS when it comes to competitive gaming, like in Madden or COD. I've also noticed a trend over the years for official/sanctioned tourneys to use XBoxes over PS, which was kind of telling to me.

I've contemplated getting one for awhile now, but when I've looked and saw them selling crap like the 4GB version, it turned me off all over again. That's a joke. How could they even seriously put that in a box and sell it? I digress...

Do you think it's worth it? Another thing I can't get around is the Live subscription, which apparently they have found ways to nickel and dime people with even more than they did before.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:14 AM

I'd say just wait for the 720

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:13 AM

Well, I grew up with PS. I got an Xbox 360 to replace my PS2 back in 2005 shortly after they came out. Got the newer Xbox with the 250 gb hard drive back in 2010 for Christmas. I like it, but I still experience a ton of freezing in new games (LA Noire does it at least once each time I play). That's annoying. And as far as competitive gaming goes, it is better, but worse. From my own experiences, there are less annoying kids on PS3, making CoD gameplay better, to me, on PS3. However, Xbox has the better servers. You pay for Live, which sucks, but really, it's no different than paying for a new game. $50 covers Live for a year, and there aren't many games that I play for a year, but I still pay the $60 for them. So, it makes it worth it to me. Plus, I don't play Halo, and that's one of the very few Xbox exclusive games that people fawn over. I much prefer the PS3 exclusives.

You have upside and downside either way. They're both good products with their own things that set them apart. I'm looking for a change up and I like the PS3 exclusives and the idea of free online play, even if the servers aren't as good (they're known to go down for hours at a time for maintenance, from what I'm told).

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:55 AM

A few places will have the 250gb Holiday bundle with Skyrim and Forza 4 for $199. Bestbuy, Microsoft.com, and I think NewEgg will have it at this price.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:59 AM

You can buy it at microsoft.com starting tomorrow I think. Well worth it with those two games...

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:22 AM

I already have PS3, and intend to get a 360 bundle. I'll probably do online games that are on both consoles with the PS3 cuz its free. Then Halo, GOW, etc on the 360. Also, I'd like to get a kinect. I hear the wii and PS move just don't even come close to comparing to that, and I think my wife will really like it.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:53 AM

Also, I've had both xbox consoles before. I foolishly sold my 360 for a wii thinking my wife would play more with me. I then sold the wii cuz she wasn't playing, and the games sucked IMO. That's when I got the PS3. I chose it because of free online play and blueray. Point to this paragraph. I don't find switching controls to be a big deal. I actually like the 360 controller best, but have no problem using PS.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:25 AM

Do you think it's worth it? Another thing I can't get around is the Live subscription, which apparently they have found ways to nickel and dime people with even more than they did before.


No idea what you're talking about with this. Live is still a flat fee. If you're referring to games charging for DLC, that has nothing to do with the actual XBL subscription.

#9 Doc Holiday

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:50 PM

In terms of Xbox live, there's a saying "you get what you pay for" so between PsN and live live is def better but it's also one you have to pay for, with that said I got a Xbox live subscription special were I paid $70 for 2 years + 2500 ms points so I guess you could say I made out like a bandit last time I renewed

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:56 PM

Meh I have all three, and a gaming PC. Pay for Live, and also have a Playstation+ account for all the free games....

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:36 PM

In terms of Xbox live, there's a saying "you get what you pay for" so between PsN and live live is def better but it's also one you have to pay for, with that said I got a Xbox live subscription special were I paid $70 for 2 years + 2500 ms points so I guess you could say I made out like a bandit last time I renewed



Dude...how the hell? Please tell me that's a semi-regular special.

#12 Doc Holiday

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:45 PM

It was a special I got right after Reach came out, they run them every once in a while usually around the holidays, you just have to keep an eye out for them when it becomes available, btw when you renew on these deals it adds to your existing deal so you don't get the points till the new one kicks in

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:46 PM

Also the do not advertise them you just have to keep an eye open

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:49 PM

Isn't the next xbox supposed to be released next year? Could be wrong but if it is, I'd say stick with PS3 for now...unless you have money burning a hole in your pocket.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:59 PM

I googled the 720, and rumor is christmas of 2013. rumor though so how can you be sure.


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