My kids needed a DVD player, so I went to a thrift store and there was an original Xbox with everything for 28.99. I could not pass it up. I still have some games (mostly backwards compatible). I have been playing some Jade Empire and it is just plain awesome. I went through my catalog of games, and then purchased a few online as well as some component cables, and I must say that I forgot what great games the Xbox has. It is too bad that it only lasted four years. Sega and MS made some sweet games. I ordered Otogi, Panzer Dragoon, Battlefront, and some others I have wanted to try for some time like Demon Stone, Dungeons and Dragons, (Bethesda's) Pirates of the Caribbean and others. I found my Knights games and Advent Rising and Doom 3, and I have not played the latter two. Kind of excited, like a kid in a candy store.
The system is also a lot quieter than my 360 too. It had its drawbacks but I have been spending far more time with it than my 360/PS3 as of late.
I just thought I would share my excitement, and the fact that the Xbox has kind of gone down in history as underrated. I still remember playing a demo of Halo back in 01 and being blown away. I got an advance on my student loan and went into Game Crazy to purchase one a week after its debut. Halo changed how I felt about FPS's and Knights about RPG's. Overall it is a great system and I am glad that I have been re-introduced six years later.