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Offline Barthheart

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Re: 360 died, sort of
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2012, 07:07:13 AM »
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Or... are these things very unreliable. It seems like they are always breaking down.

I've had my Original style Xbox360 for about 7 years now and it has never had any problems.
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Re: 360 died, sort of
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2012, 07:57:14 PM »
W8, thanks for the lengthy response.

I am most interested in console RPGs (outside of what I can get on the PC) and for using it to play certain styles of games not available on PC. I'm kicking around switching my PC version of Far Cry 3 to using my X-Box Gamepad (bought it to play some PC games that needed it), because it seems more handy than the keyboard and mouse combo. But I also worry about loosing accuracy in the game. Still, you can't beat having all the hotkeys right there at your fingrtips.

What RPGs are offered? I'm a classical RPG type guy. I also like certain games like Nobunaga's Ambition/Romance of the Three Kingdoms.

I have not considered the PS3, but I'm also willing to be persuaded.
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Re: 360 died, sort of
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2012, 09:41:04 AM »
My pleasure, anytime.  I love talking about this subject.   :)

If by Classical RPG guy you are referring to Japanese style RPG's there is not much unfortunately on the XBOX 360.  You'd be better off with the PS3 which has more titles in this genre.  You can get some titles though on XBOX like: Resonance of Fate (I have this for PS3 and it's a great Japanese RPG), Record of Agarest War, Star Ocean TLH (XBOX exclusive), Magnacarta 2, Enchanted Arms, to name a few. 

If you mean something like Skyrim or Oblivion type RPG's those are available on XBOX.  I guess when we're talking XBOX RPG's it's in reference to Mass Effect 3, Skyrim, Fable III, and Game of Thrones type games. 

Nobunaga and Romance, now you're talking my passion.  Too bad though that the only games you can get on XBOX are the Dynasty Warrior series.  Nobunaga and Romance are Playstation 2 exclusives but the only current games you can get for the PS3 are Japanese imports.  Nothing got released for North America so far which is too bad.  But the PS3 has region free coding which means you can import those Japanese games but you'll need someone to translate either the manual or at the very least the menu commands.

As for ingame accuracy, whether it be shooting and aiming or just trying to perform basic actions I find that the XBOX controller is so much better than the PS3 controller.
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Re: 360 died, sort of
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2012, 01:35:58 PM »
I miss my Xbox.  :'(
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Re: 360 died, sort of
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2012, 02:25:13 PM »
There there.  It will be all right.  Everything is going to be ok.  Santa will get you a new XBOX.  Well, hopefully?   :)

I can relate though, in that if I ever lost my console I'd be devastated.  Might even have to sell one of the kids in order to raise the money for a replacement.  Let's hope it never comes to that.
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Re: 360 died, sort of
« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2012, 06:39:41 PM »
I wouldn't mind.  What would one fetch on the open market?
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Re: 360 died, sort of
« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2012, 10:07:50 PM »
Kid or XBOX?
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Re: 360 died, sort of
« Reply #22 on: December 14, 2012, 01:08:18 PM »
I'll take the 5th.
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Re: 360 died, sort of
« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2012, 04:55:57 AM »
Cent40,
Just saw a flyer from The Source showing an Xbox 360 bundle (250GB plus headset plus games) for $200 starting Dec 26. Give yourself a late Christmas present dude - you deserve it!  :)
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Re: 360 died, sort of
« Reply #24 on: December 20, 2012, 08:01:53 AM »
Good tip Shellie, thanks!  It may be a better deal than trading-in the dead one 360 to EB Games.  I think that their 250 gig bundle starts at $250.
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Re: 360 died, sort of
« Reply #25 on: January 02, 2013, 06:29:13 AM »
EB Games matched The Source's $199 deal.  What's sweet is that EB Games also accepts trade-ins (including dead 360s) for store credit, so at the end of the day, I picked-up the 250 gig 360 bundle (with some racing game that I'll never play and free Skyrim download- that I'll never use) for $136.48.  :)
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Re: 360 died, sort of
« Reply #26 on: January 02, 2013, 07:12:35 AM »
^ Nice!
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