X-Box advice

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  1. theone

    theone Just say no to dubstep!

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    I'm thinking of buying an x-box. Im not the biggest gamer so won't spend all my time on it, just want to be able to play on certain games now and then.

    The x-box elite console has loads of hard drive with it. Why would i need this? What do you use the hard drive for on a games console?
     
  2. Gloxxy

    Gloxxy I SNORT COAL

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    For downloading video trailers of games, installing your games to the hard drive so you don't have to put up with the drive noisily spinning round when you are playing games, it loads a lot quicker when installed on the hard drive too. You also need a hard drive (or memory card) to play games online with your xbox live account. You can put music and movies on there to play and watch as well.
     
  3. theone

    theone Just say no to dubstep!

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    thanks. Can you do online games on the x-box arcade console?
     
  4. TongueFlap

    TongueFlap Flappin'

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    you can use xbox live on all the 360's - just need internet connection and a siler/gold membership
     
  5. $marty

    $marty Dexcell Staff Member

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    Gold is for playing multiplayer online and silver is just for buying stuff from the arcade. Get one with a hard drive on it. Or you will be limited in doing online stuff.
     
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    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    delete kernel32.dll
     
  7. Borf™

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    The biggest use for a hardrive would be downloadable content really.

    With things like pre release game videos and stuff I just delete them after a week or two anyway.

    You could buy and arcade version, and get a 2nd hand 20gb or 60gb hardrive and use that.
     
  8. theone

    theone Just say no to dubstep!

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    Thanks for all the advice peeps. Am thinking of getting the arcade console. I don't really care about playing online. I am not a massive gamer anyway so will just play now and then. Does anyone have an arcade console? Are they really limited?
     
  9. theone

    theone Just say no to dubstep!

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    that sounds like a plan. cheers
     
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    Borf™ Borf

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    The only difference is the colour and the hard drive.

    You get a memory card anyway with the arcade concole. So if it's just for game saves, a memory card will last you for like 50 games. By then you can delete some of the old shit anyway.

    If you're not arsed about online, I don't think you need a hard drive at all really
     
  11. DJNitrousUK

    DJNitrousUK Active Member

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    This ^.

    If you're wanting one just for messing around and enjoying games then get the arcade as it's what it's supposed to be, a games console simply for games.
    Elite is what I have, it's great for me as I have loads of CDs burned to it and I also buy a lot of add ons for games too which take up a lot of memory, like new cars, new maps, characters, storylines/missions and stuff. That's what you need a hard drive for.
     
  12. Olllie

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    Worth getting a hard drive... xbox live has a huge library of demos and there's some sick arcade game on there.
    Also it loads a bit quicker if you install your games, prolongs the life of your console and runs a lot more quietly

    But if you're not fussed about any of that.. i've seen some great prices on the arcade consoles recently.
     
  13. SLow

    SLow Quadrospazzed life-glug

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    My advice is don't get one - video games are for social outcast losers.
     
  14. Olllie

    Olllie Bom Bom Cloud

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    As are internet forums
     
  15. SLow

    SLow Quadrospazzed life-glug

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    Judging by some of the posts on this forum, I'd agree.
     
  16. Dagz

    Dagz Well-Known Member

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    I got an xbox 360 and a Ps3 and all im sayin is get a PLAYSTATION 3 cus with xbox its all payout all the time playstation u buy it you get everything with it part from the headset. Free online play none of this gold card bollox !
     
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    DJNitrousUK Active Member

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    Shutup you have a PS3 you batty :D
     
  18. muzzadj

    muzzadj POW!

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    Deffinatly consider getting live mate, i see an xbox pointless without it! Well not entirely, but alot less fun!
     
  19. SLow

    SLow Quadrospazzed life-glug

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    And a 360 ;)