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Xbox 360 Slim

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Sir_Brizz, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    Anyone getting this?

    It was perfect timing for me because I was just telling my wife to get me a 360 Elite 120gb for Father's Day and they made this announcement so I have already pre-ordered it :D I was fretting about how I was going to hook it up to the internet when both of my TVs are at least 40 feet from the nearest ethernet and the wifi adapter is ridiculously expensive, but now I don't have to worry about it! YAY!

    http://www.xbox.com/en-US/hardware/x/xbox360250GBconsole/
     
  2. Angel_Mapper

    Angel_Mapper Goooooooats

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    My god that thing's ugly.
     
  3. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    I dunno, I like it. It's more "PC" than "console" and I didn't really care for the hourglass shape of the original 360.
     
  4. Breadtruck

    Breadtruck All's Well That Ends Well

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    I actually might end up getting one. My 360 is one of the original ones that came out back in the day, and it's had all sorts of red ring issues. The day it finally screws up to the point I need to pay to fix it is the day I'll buy a new one.
     
  5. Angel_Mapper

    Angel_Mapper Goooooooats

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    It looks like someone tried to rip a phone book in half and failed.
     
  6. dotnetbeast

    dotnetbeast Mood Muzik

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    Meh, nah. Like the built in Wi-Fi tho.
     
  7. Plumb_Drumb

    Plumb_Drumb yumb

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    I'll probably jump in with this version; been missing out on too many 360 games.
    I just couldn't justify buying something that's dead on arrival.

    Maybe the 5th time's a charm, eh Microsoft?
     
  8. Hyrage

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    I thought it looks great, just showed up 4 years too late.
     
  9. Fuzzle

    Fuzzle spam noob

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    I'm intrigued by the promise of a much quieter box, but I'm not going to toss out my old one for it.

    The integrated wifi sounds pretty handy as well, since at the moment I have to hook my box up to my pc which is connected to the router. It works, but comes with a few headaches like cables and mysteriously getting disconnected every time I turn my box on and off.
     
  10. anaemic

    anaemic she touch your penis?

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    Still runs on DVDs though
     
  11. Lruce Bee

    Lruce Bee Transcending to another level

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    Design-wise, it looks awful.
    As for reliability, that remains to be seen...
     
  12. Capt.Toilet

    Capt.Toilet Good news everyone!

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    My guess will be a slightly lower fail rate of 49%.
     
  13. dotnetbeast

    dotnetbeast Mood Muzik

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    This.
     
  14. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    Who cares if it still runs on DVDs? There aren't games on any other medium for the console anyway.
     
  15. Bi()ha2arD

    Bi()ha2arD Toxic!

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    Soooooooooo, instead of building a new console, they release the same console in a slightly smaller case?
    Well, Sony does that too.

    OFC there aren't any because it can't read them. And now there still won't be any because it still won't be able to read them. Oh, and you can't use it as blu-ray player like the PS3.
     
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  16. shoptroll

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    Yeah not getting one. There's nothing on the system that really excites me which I can't already get on PC or with a PS3.

    This is still hourglass/X shaped though. The old shells looked like some of Dell's smaller form factors.
     
  17. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    It's likely that supporting blu-ray for games would require architectural changes in the Xbox OS that wouldn't really be worth the cost at this point, considering how long the system has been out. Plus, I honestly just don't give a crap about Blu Ray right now and probably won't until Blu Ray movies get cheaper along with the fancier Blu Ray players.
    It's more X than hourglass. This one looks way more like a PC case than the old form factor.
     
  18. Lizard Of Oz

    Lizard Of Oz Demented Avenger

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    Renting Blu-Ray movies from Netflix cost the same as renting DVDs.



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  19. Jackal

    Jackal Crapass

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    Saw one at walmart an hour ago. Came with 2 games and something else I think for $299. That's a really good deal. They were newer games too.
     
  20. Mclogenog

    Mclogenog I put the lol in philology

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    I don't know. I might buy it. My xbox is one of the originals. I've had to ship it in 3 times. And watching movies, especially drama or horror (action and comedy not so much), sucks with the system running as loudly as it does.
     

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