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Xbox 360 Game of the Year Bundle Announced

A bundle with games that are actually good! Who'd a thunk it!

Microsoft announced this morning that it would be rolling out an upgraded version of its Xbox 360 Elite package this May. Named the Xbox 360 Game of the Year Bundle, the package is to include the same black Xbox 360 console and 120GB hard drive as the standard Elite, as well a copy of Halo 3 and Fable II, all for the same $399 price that the Elite package currently commands. Microsoft has been bundling games with its Elites for a while now, though Halo 3 and Fable 2 arguably make this a sweeter deal than LEGO Indiana Jones and Kung-Fu Panda for a new Xbox 360 owner.
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Posted by Ryan
Microsoft announced this morning that it would be rolling out an upgraded version of its Xbox 360 Elite package this May. Named the Xbox 360 Game of the Year Bundle, the package is to include the same black Xbox 360 console and 120GB hard drive as the standard Elite, as well a copy of Halo 3 and Fable II, all for the same $399 price that the Elite package currently commands. Microsoft has been bundling games with its Elites for a while now, though Halo 3 and Fable 2 arguably make this a sweeter deal than LEGO Indiana Jones and Kung-Fu Panda for a new Xbox 360 owner.
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Posted by JoelTGM

That's pretty nice, both are great games.

Posted by TomA

Awesome! This has been a long time coming.

Posted by ManMadeGod

This has to be the best bundle that has been put out since Nintendo started shiping SNES systems with Super Mario All Stars.

Posted by RenegadeSaint

I love the sarcastic "arguably" that Ryan through in there.  This is a great deal for those who've yet to make the leap to the 360.

Posted by Everyones_A_Critic

This is a sweet deal, but I already have a 360

Posted by BoG

I don't recall either of those games being named GOTY by anyone in the year which they came out. Oh well, both are still great.

Posted by TripMasterMunky

"This has to be the best bundle that has been put out since Nintendo started shiping SNES systems with Super Mario All Stars."

Ahhh yeahh....that was a great bundle. This is as well.

Posted by Afroman269

Nice too bad I already bought an elite damn it and why was the site down. Is it harder, better, faster, stronger now?

Posted by MeatSim

Wow yea a bundle with good games for once I haven't seen this in a long time.

Posted by JJOR64

Awesome for the people who don't have 360s yet.

Posted by Six

nice bundle

Posted by RHCPfan24

This is a great bundle. I feel jealous of anyone about to get it. I paid $399 for a Xbox 360 with a 20 GB hard drive and no games included, for god sakes.

Posted by ImperiousRix

Great bundle.  Although I'm more partial to Fable 2, Halo 3 is likely more attractive to new owners.

Posted by natural_deadhead

Both good games and should sell very well.

Posted by sasnipes

Wow, this might convince me to get a 360 to add along to my PS3 and gaming comp... thats a really good deal!

Posted by Qorious

Ooh! I might need to get this over the summer!

Posted by theone86

That would be freaking sweet, except I already own a 360.  Would it have been worth the wait of an extra two years without a 360?  Tough decision.

Posted by Meteora

Woah. This was totally uncalled for. Bundles that are actually good? No way!

Though Forza Motorsport 2 was actually a pretty good game; albeit it wasn't my cup of tea.

This is nice for new potential Xbox 360 consumers and ones looking to upgrade to Elite from Premium.

Posted by Media_Master

Great deal!

Now sony, do a Killzone 2 and Uncharted bundle!!!!

Posted by Scooper

It's a shame I don't like Halo and already got Fable 2 because my 360 died and I'd liked to of got this.

Posted by MasturbatingBear

This deal is awesome. I got the kung fu panda lego indiana jones one and it wasn't an elite.

Posted by HT101

If I didn't have a 360, this announcement would sell me.  Nice to see that Microsoft is still working on getting new people into their family.

Posted by gzl5000

So it's...game of the year 2007 bundle?

Posted by ThePhenomenal1

for alot of people, this package is really all you need to enjoy the 360. lots of playtime can invested right away with those two games.

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Edited by Otzlowe

Man, I'm jealous. I paid that much for a standard, with a 20gb HD and no game bundle. This is an awesome bundle. (And I'm not even huge over Halo 3, but the fun sure is there.)

Posted by Seram

They sure made the 360 look skinny on the box, that's for sure.

Posted by Conker

Awesome deal, though I'm more of a PC gamer. Still, two excellent games, I would buy this if I wanted to get a 360.

Posted by Player1
"Man, I'm jealous. I paid that much for a standard, with a 20gb HD and no game bundle. This is an awesome bundle. (And I'm not even huge over Halo 3, but the fun sure is there.)"

Yeah same man. Its a good time to buy a 360. Thats for sure.
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Posted by Vorbis

I got some midnight club racing game bundled with mine, remains unopened. Was annoying as I got a 360 specifically for Fable2. Bundles have always been pretty bad but this is a step in the right direction.

Though PS3 bundled Resistance2+CoD:WaW which wasn't bad.

Posted by AspiringAndy

Dude, that is such an awesome deal!

Posted by AvD

Wow... just wow.

Posted by gingertastic_10
BoG said:
"I don't recall either of those games being named GOTY by anyone in the year which they came out. Oh well, both are still great."

i know X-Play gave Fable 2 game of the year, i do wish it was like fallout 3 or bioshock instead of halo 3, im not a fan of halo...its kinda like the orange box. 2 great games and a system for 399, thats not bad
Posted by SmugDarkLoser
BoG said:
"I don't recall either of those games being named GOTY by anyone in the year which they came out. Oh well, both are still great."
I'm going to take the halo 3 one as a joke....
anyway, fable 2 won from joystiq and x-play, several individual category GOTY awards as well.
Posted by Grady

sweet this is pretty awesome.  Hopefully I'll be able to buy this with some of the money i get from my new job.  Unfortunately up til now my parents havn't allowed me to get a 360.  I'll finally be able to expand beyond the wii!

Posted by the_purgatory_station

this is awesome but be wary fellow duders. 

bc in about a full month from now it's going to be E3 and with that means possible price cut announcements.  we don't want to be that guy that goes out, buys something and then june 1st comes around and awwwh... price cut.

most likely nothing's going to be happening this e3 but hey you never know and it's just 1 month to wait out from buying any video game related stuff.

Posted by HatKing

Hey good games aren't new to the whole pack in thing, they had Forza 2 and Marvel Ultimate Alliance one year.  I ended up getting that for free when my 360 busted and I got a new one with my PRP at the local GameStop.  I knew the people there so the let me keep my HDD with all the goodies on it and just switched out the systems and let me keep the games.  I always hated Forza before I got it for free and gave it a chance, now I can actually see the draw to racing sims and enjoy Forza 2 quite a bit myself.

Posted by Halberdierv2

win.

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Posted by TheGreatGuero

That's one heck of a deal.

Posted by padrino

That bundle make the Elite a much more reasonable purchase. Really makes the elite version almost worth getting for first time buyers.

Posted by kardon16

im jealous I paid for those 2 games

Posted by daniel_beck_90

Really nice price . It's worth it .

Posted by LiquidPrince

I don't like how the games are packaged in those bundles. Both games in one case...

Posted by Alphazero

I have friends that would only need the Halo 3 in that package. Play in perpetually. Me, I'm running around Albion giving everyone a thumbs up, and occasionally accidentally triggering a fireball.

Edited by BiggerBomb
BoG said:
"I don't recall either of those games being named GOTY by anyone in the year which they came out. Oh well, both are still great."

This prompts a similar reaction to the one I had when I heard Peter Molyneux reviewed Fable II.

/shrug

Wuddya gunna do?
Posted by mrfizzy

assuming this deal is avalable in Aus i am so getting it if my current 360 packs it in again... which i have a bad feeling it is about to do. 

Posted by Smersh

Nice!
Microsoft has pwnd Sony this generation.
That said, Microsoft can afford to I guess.

Edited by Marzy

It's a good deal, but it still doesn't change the fact that they keep breaking down.

Posted by PeasForFees

I already have my Elitle so no, but Halo 3 was never a GOTY, Fable 2 is a better game in my opinion.

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