By OmegaPirate 34 Comments
No of course i'm not talking about a child, still far too young for that stuff yet!!!
But yesterday -after much debating, and a heap of help from you guys over the past few weeks :- http://www.giantbomb.com/forums/general-discussion/30/alright-im-going-to-buy-a-360-what-do-i-need-to-know/239776/?page=2
I finally swung by and picked up my very first microsoft console, in this case a 360 elite ^_^.
I am a little late coming to the party i guess but with the majority of my friends being ps3 owners and the ps3 exclusives being more appealing i've never saw reason to pick up a 360, - i'm not going to go into much detail because the initial story is also in the above posted link - but using your knowledge, and recommendations i managed to do a bit of haggling and pick up quite a bargain.
Initially the only deal i could find was either an elite + fable 2 for £260 , or an elite + extra controller + resi5 for £220.
Whilst i wanted to get fable 2 anyway, i thought this was a bit steep for just the console and the game, and the other bundles extra controller was tempting, i've already got resi5 for the ps3 and done that game to death, so it was a bit of a no go.
I was beginning to lose hope at this point, as i was unable to find a bundle that was sating all of my needs -cursing my american brethren for their fantastic bundles i strolled past my little used gamestation, sighed and walked in.
Im glad i did.
I walked out of there, with :-
- Black elite
- All hdmi cables etc
- Extra controller + headset
- Burnout paradise
- Trivial pursuit (it came with the bundle ok!)
- Mass effect
- Fable 2
- Gears of war
- Gears of war 2
- Left 4 dead
All for £240!
It did in totall come to £270 when i payed for 3 years insurance with the shop covering absolutely everything -as in -if it red ringed i could take it to them and theyd replace it for me.
So for 3 years cover, and seeing as i'd saved well over £150 already, i figured that was a sweet deal.
Even better was when i got home and realised that as soon as i logged on, microsoft offered me a years Gold membership for £34. I of course jumped at the offer, and was damn surprised as to how easy setting everything up was.
Of course no introduction would be complete without pictures, so here's my new baby sat beside her brother -my ps3 - and they are getting along swimmingly :D
Funnily enough no one console is getting all of the attention, which im pleased at, after a lengthy few hours left 4 dead session last night, i was able to sink my teeth into a couple of hours of killzone 2 and penny arcade -having both consoles worth of exclusives is - at this moment -close to perfection.
And talking to my friends on party chat whilst they were playing something completely different was an eye opener for me!! although i still kinda prefer the ps3's text entry system)
So anyway - now i own both consoles and look forward to playing my 360 as heavily as i have my ps3 over the past 2 years, i have changed my stance to neutral (only reason being sony before was i only had a ps3) -and would love to add as many of you guys as possible to show me the ropes/destroy me.
Anyway, thats my new baby! im an overjoyed owner - thanks for reading and have a lovelyday ^^