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Old 03-31-2004, 12:00 AM   #1
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Post X-Box price drops to $149.99US=I GOT X-BOX!

My mo goes to costco pretty much every week with my grandma to get various household necessities. While there, I had talked her into letting me get a new gamecube game...instead I saw the X-Box budle(system, extra controller, dvd playback kit, and star wars clone wars and tetris)...I remembered the price drop and saw the new price...$189.99. SO I am now the proud new owner oof an X-Box, and later we're going to wal-mart to buy games(KotoR, Splinter Cell, etc).

Now if you'll excuse me, I must do the dishes to pay for it...



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Old 03-31-2004, 12:05 AM   #2
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LUCKY *swearing* !!!!!!! I want one to.... share? : P Yeah, I hope to get one soon...like its going to happen though...


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Old 03-31-2004, 12:05 AM   #3
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You lucky bastard, all you have to do is wash dishes to get 200 dollars worth of stuff. Lol.
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Old 03-31-2004, 12:10 AM   #4
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good luck with the mighty box! i've never regretted getting it. battlefront, halo, halo2, doom3, republic commando are just a few of the impressive games that are coming out or are out.


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Old 03-31-2004, 01:07 AM   #5
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HOLY SH!T!
I got the xbox last August for $179.99, and all i got was the box, a controller and a free Xbox game disc holder folder. You are so lucky

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Old 03-31-2004, 01:53 AM   #6
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I was just gonig ot post this....

Ya I'm buying an XBOX too.

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Old 03-31-2004, 02:16 AM   #7
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Yeah, I saw that at Wal-Mart this morning ^^

Too bad I can't get a console though
Just goes to show ya that consoles are fading...




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Old 03-31-2004, 02:40 AM   #8
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Why no console?

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Old 03-31-2004, 02:50 AM   #9
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HOLY SH!T!
I got the xbox last August for $179.99, and all i got was the box, a controller and a free Xbox game disc holder folder. You are so lucky

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i got mine back when it was 300 and all you got was the box and a huge controller. still worth it. IMO


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Old 03-31-2004, 03:35 AM   #10
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Well, consoles really are crap. All crap. Its just that they have games made spicifically for 'em, so it has good graphics.

Its that PC is simply better, and will probabley ride over all console in the future.

No hard feelings to those that think XBOX is God.




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Old 03-31-2004, 03:54 AM   #11
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Well, consoles really are crap. All crap. Its just that they have games made spicifically for 'em, so it has good graphics.
That could go down as the most ridiculous argument against consoles....ever.

PC's will NEVER take the multiplayer hang out with buds and play videogames away from consoles. They just aren't built that way. Four buds hanging out playing some Xbox is a great way to spend an evening, and to pull it off with computers EVERYONE needs to bring theirs, set up the LAN, big time consuming mess.

Plus, there are a lot of games that I feel are better played on a console.

(Morrowind, KOTOR, Halo, Splinter Cell, and any sports game to name a few)



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Old 03-31-2004, 04:24 AM   #12
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Knowing exactly where everyone is on a map is not so fun...the controls aren't so great either. Besides, what's a console but a dumbed-down PC anyway? It's foolish to argue.


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Old 03-31-2004, 04:33 AM   #13
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Knowing exactly where everyone is on a map is not so fun...the controls aren't so great either.
........what exactly are you talking about?



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Old 03-31-2004, 04:38 AM   #14
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multiplayer hang out with buds and play videogames away from consoles. They just aren't built that way. Four buds hanging out playing some Xbox is a great way to spend an evening
That. Splitscreen = evil.


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Old 03-31-2004, 04:44 AM   #15
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That. Splitscreen = evil.
Sports games aren't splitscreen.

Furthermore, you can system link Xbox's to eliminate the problem of screen lookers, and with only 4 Xbox's you have potential for 16 player action, and you can still trash talk and scream and yell and have a good ol time.



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Old 03-31-2004, 04:51 AM   #16
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Furthermore, you can system link Xbox's to eliminate the problem of screen lookers, and with only 4 Xbox's you have potential for 16 player action, and you can still trash talk and scream and yell and have a good ol time.
It is true, I've seen it. Getting 16 people together for massive Halo is way fun. You get much more into the game when you hear the reactions of your enemies in the other room.
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Old 03-31-2004, 05:01 AM   #17
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So you really get 16 TVs together? Yeah...and for hearing your opponent scream in rage/frustration, there's always voice chat. Oh well. If you want to spend your money on it, don't let me stop you.

Besides, I don't like sports games, and don't listen to arguments in their favor.


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Old 03-31-2004, 05:08 AM   #18
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Metal Arms: Glitch In The System The best game that no one played
>>9.0 Official Xbox Magazine<<
Get it today, on all of the systems for cheap (Usually $30 at some stores)
www.metalarms.com
Swingin' Apes Studios First Title.

Nuff said, if you like Halo, get Metal Arms.
Tight multiplayer (My friends beg me to play Metal Arms at my house) And Single player is long (25-30 hours), 42 levels-all beautifully designed. I can't stop playing it. Get it today for $30, please!

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Old 03-31-2004, 05:09 AM   #19
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Samuel...

Can you tell me the fun of sitting by yourself in front of the computer when you can get together with a bunch of your buds for some good ole gaming fun?

I just don't see how they would compare. But that is just my opinion.
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Old 03-31-2004, 05:22 AM   #20
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*Gets out a fresh, $149.99 Xbox, and whacks Samuels head with its 8 pounds of power and hard, bullet reisistant plastic covering, then starts choking him with controller cord till he is unconcious, then inserts Metal Arms and starts playing.*

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Old 03-31-2004, 05:25 AM   #21
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So you really get 16 TVs together?
no. FOUR TV's. You system link FOUR Xbox's and you get 16 players. and voice chat is nothing compared to being able to run into your enemies room and insult them to their faces.



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Old 03-31-2004, 06:41 AM   #22
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no. FOUR TV's. You system link FOUR Xbox's and you get 16 players. and voice chat is nothing compared to being able to run into your enemies room and insult them to their faces.
lol, true

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Old 03-31-2004, 01:27 PM   #23
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Why do my threads have the attendancy to become arguments

Well, we havn't gone to wal mart yet, but after school I'm there.
Gonna try to work my mojo and get KotoR.


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Old 03-31-2004, 01:49 PM   #24
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Well, its still the split screen. That is unless, you have 2 TVs for one team, and another 2 for the opposing team

Split screen sucks, I've found it out the hard way.




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Old 03-31-2004, 01:56 PM   #25
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That could go down as the most ridiculous argument against consoles....ever.

PC's will NEVER take the multiplayer hang out with buds and play videogames away from consoles. They just aren't built that way. Four buds hanging out playing some Xbox is a great way to spend an evening, and to pull it off with computers EVERYONE needs to bring theirs, set up the LAN, big time consuming mess.

Plus, there are a lot of games that I feel are better played on a console.

(Morrowind, KOTOR, Halo, Splinter Cell, and any sports game to name a few)
I wholeheartedly agree with the MP is fun on consoles point ! I have weekly games on the ps2 of FIFA 2004 with up to 4-5 friends(yes, multitap required kids)...great fun...

Cmon ET, KOTOR cant be better on the Box, really ?

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Old 03-31-2004, 02:19 PM   #26
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Yeah, you can't even MOD it on XBOX




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Split screen sucks, I've found it out the hard way.
I dont understand what's so wrong about sharing screens with your teammates. I find it to be a HUGE advantage in FPS, because then you know where your teammates are at all times, and can use their screens to further your own knowledge of the enemy. It's a big tactical advantage.


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Cmon ET, KOTOR cant be better on the Box, really ?
I prefer the simplicity of the controls and ease of a control pad as opposed to the keyboard/mouse combo.

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Old 03-31-2004, 03:51 PM   #28
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Congratulations Bongo!

on purchasing your snot-box

just kidding!

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Old 03-31-2004, 10:01 PM   #29
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ET, did you even look at my other post?



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Old 04-01-2004, 12:21 AM   #30
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Hahaha This is like a bunch of third graders talking about hwo their daddy can beat up the other kid's daddy. And I say:

Kids Kids, you're both right!

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most of the time w/splitscreen their is too much action going on to even take in your oponents location. especially w/games like halo. so much fun IMO. and getting a bunch of guys over for all day tournaments (sp) is awesome.


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ET, did you even look at my other post?
Okay, and the answer is, yes. When playing system link Halo we almost always have 4 TV's. 2 for each team.



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....I prefer the simplicity of the controls and ease of a control pad as opposed to the keyboard/mouse combo.....
what you are really saying is that you are a lazy man....perhaps you should spend more time in that "diet" thread... j/k

Yeah, I guess its what you're used to, I could never imagin playinh JO/JA on a console.... Once I tried to play Final Fantasy 7 on PC, although it looks a bit better, its just not the same, FF in particular in a console experience....

ps- whats with you and mennonite hobbit, your av seems to have had babies and resulted in his sig.... darn you weirdo Dune fans

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See I knew they would come down in price again.


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ps- whats with you and mennonite hobbit, your av seems to have had babies and resulted in his sig....
Well, my av does have a way with the ladies...ya know...




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I tried to play Final Fantasy 7 on PC, although it looks a bit better, its just not the same,
Exactly. I played KOTOR on the Xbox first, as it was on Xbox first. And, well, I LURVES it.

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You've no idea the extent of my laziness.



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Yeah they've been dropping the price of those xboxes, here from $350+ dropped down to almost $300.




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