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Old 12-13-2005, 11:33 AM
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I wan't to buy a game console for my son and I for Christmas but I don't know which one to get. I was hoping you gamers would have some suggestions I like to play first person shooter games and my son who is 4 likes car driving games. In the future I will probably buy a steering wheel set up for him. It also needs to have the ability to play online. Got any suggestions and why. thanks in advance guys
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Old 12-13-2005, 11:49 AM
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I've never owned an x-box before, but they seem to have more and better shooters. I own a ps2 and the library of games available is HUGE.
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Old 12-13-2005, 12:24 PM
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If most of the original XBox games appeal to his age group, you can't go wrong buying a used XBox (not 360) on eBay.

Since the new XBox 360 came out, everyone wants one. There are a ton of original XBoxes around and they all come with extra controllers, memory, and a bunch of games.

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Old 12-13-2005, 12:46 PM
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the xbox 360 is the newest hottest console right now.

But it is not without its initial release problems. several reports have been that the units were defective.

Do a search on google on xbox 360 recall.

That being said, it is in high demand.and a nice system. I don't have one yet because I am waiting for the initial problems to subside and for microsoft to work out the bugs. then I am waiting for the price to stabilize. some people have spent over $3000 just to get one, when the most it should cost is like $500 or $600 for the fully loaded model.
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Old 12-13-2005, 12:48 PM
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I would also concur on the original XBox as well.

While not shopping for one, I ended up getting the XBox on launch date when a clerk offered one of two that were on hold for preorders, but the buyers never showed...since then, the price had dropped by 50% and included games (not even offered with mine when purchased).

Lesson learned: Don't scramble to get the newest offerings until it gets a chance to mature...prices will come down!
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Old 12-13-2005, 03:25 PM
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I have an Xbox 360, and the piece of **** will overheat just siting on top of the TV. The graphics are truly amazing, but it isnt worth the price, as they are super buggy.

IMHO get an xbox, as they have just released the 360, and the prices of the games and the addons are coming down.
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Old 12-13-2005, 03:43 PM
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I bought my original X-box at Costco a few years ago for a good price. It included some games and an extra controller.

I would highly recommend Forza Motorsport (Just picked this one up for $29.99 at BestBuy) and Splinter Cell. Both can be played on X-box Live as well.
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Old 12-13-2005, 03:56 PM
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Like I said the xbox 360 is a great unit but it has initial release problems which is why I will wait until they ahve worked it out and the price has come down before I buy one.
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Old 12-13-2005, 04:09 PM
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yea get an xbox ive had mine for 2 years i think and its perfect the harddrive is still empty.. i had an xbox 360 pre order but i sold it because this benz is my new toy
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stay with the classic, buy a playstation 2 ..and nhl 2006 or madden 2006.
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i love my gamecube, the old ps2's are junk, the lasers are defective, and for all i know they still are. the xbox is a good console, and the new 360 looks pretty good, even with a mac (ibm) processor. the ps3 looks wierd, but the one i'm waiting for is the nentendo revolutions, it looks awesome, and the graphics look great!!! but thats just me, nintendo all the way.
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Old 12-13-2005, 09:45 PM
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i love my gamecube, the old ps2's are junk, the lasers are defective, and for all i know they still are. the xbox is a good console, and the new 360 looks pretty good, even with a mac (ibm) processor. the ps3 looks wierd, but the one i'm waiting for is the nentendo revolutions, it looks awesome, and the graphics look great!!! but thats just me, nintendo all the way.
I have a cube. I also think it is more appropriate as a gaming console for all ages. Xbox seems to be geared more towards the mature audience.

Looking forward to The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.

Revolution is going to utitlize a gyroscopic wireless remote that should allow for semi-virtual realistic environments. Though, the NES had peripherals like this almost 20 years ago with the PowerPad, the PowerGlove, etc.

I used to have the PowerPad, and I stayed thin by stomping in place as a little boy, trying to run and jump through the game(as I physically ran and jumped). It was a lot of fun, believe it or not.
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Old 12-14-2005, 08:25 AM
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I have a cube. I also think it is more appropriate as a gaming console for all ages. Xbox seems to be geared more towards the mature audience.
Agreed. I picked up the XBox because I happened to be at the store, but a few months later got a GameCube because Nintendo had more kid-friendly software.

Still, both units get about equal playing time, and the odds of finding a particular "used" title effectively doubles...
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