View Full Version : Is it finally time to get the Xbox 360?
Have they finally worked out all the bugs on this thing? I know about the dreaded Red Ring of Death, but is this soley a heat issue? I have no plans on setting up xbox live--I just don't have the time. I basically use the game console to "get out of my wife's hair" for an hour or so while she makes dinner, watches one of her T.V shows, etc.
Do all boxes now come with the extended three year warranty on the RROD issue, or is it just units sold before a certain date?
Attached is the "Enhanced Warranty Training Guide" from Microsoft.
It should answer most of your questions
I have not heard of many issues with the new xboxes (Falcon chipset, IIRC). They are the ones with the smaller power transformer and 65 nm chip. I think they are good investments. Just remember to put it someplace it can breathe and ventilate. I've had two die on me. There are definite flaws with the older boxes, but they get fixed for free and so long as it isn't running your life support, you'll make it :)
In a year or two the PS3 might be the smarter choice, but right now the games library heavily favors the 360. I find the Wii to be too kiddy and love my high res graphics.
The amount of games make the 360 worth it.
I bought mine at launch and never had a problem. Of course, I don't use it all that much. I guess I'm getting too old for that sort of thing.
I dunno. I'm a little worried about this, which is one of the main reasons I haven't gotten one. I'm trying to decide between the 360 and a PS3 now. I'm leaning towards the PS3. The 360 has more games but the PS3 (in my opinion) is stronger and will be able to run better games in the future.
But the 360 has halo 3 and xbox live. :)
Scarecrow read what the developers have to say about both platforms. Almost all of them say that it's much easier to develop for and harness the horsepower that the 360 has, while no one has quite figured out how to do the same with the PS3.
Yeah, the conventional wisdom says the PS3 has a more powerful processor, but the 360 has a much more powerful graphics processor. The PS3 has the increased capacity with the blu-ray, but that comes with slower loading times (or a long install time). The 360 counters with multiple discs. So IMHO the dev has a much greater impact on the final result than the hardware.
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