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NFreak007

Having been Wii-only so far this generation I've decided that there are too many games I've missed out on so I'm planning on buying a 360 soon, hopefully before Christmas. I do however have a few noob-ish questions that I haven't found a straight answer for online that hopefully someone here won't mind answering.
The bundle I'm interested in comes with Skyrim as a download. Does anyone know how big that download is? I'm guessing it's several gigabytes, which brings me to my next question: is it possible to pause a download, turn the console off and resume it another day? My internet tends to get very slow in evenings. If Skyrim is going to take a while to download I'd rather download it in chunks when my internet is speedy rather than have it take too long and have my connection grind to a halt, thus making it take even longer!
Also, I'm a bit confused by Xbox Live accounts. I'm not too fussed about online multiplayer but I do want to be able to download games and DLC. I'm pretty sure a free account will be good enough for that, but are there any features that I'd be locked out of without a Gold account?
Thanks in advance for helping me out. Hopefully I'll be able to contribute to this thread properly soon!

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SirSmugleaf

NFreak007 wrote:

Having been Wii-only so far this generation I've decided that there are too many games I've missed out on so I'm planning on buying a 360 soon, hopefully before Christmas. I do however have a few noob-ish questions that I haven't found a straight answer for online that hopefully someone here won't mind answering.
The bundle I'm interested in comes with Skyrim as a download. Does anyone know how big that download is? I'm guessing it's several gigabytes, which brings me to my next question: is it possible to pause a download, turn the console off and resume it another day? My internet tends to get very slow in evenings. If Skyrim is going to take a while to download I'd rather download it in chunks when my internet is speedy rather than have it take too long and have my connection grind to a halt, thus making it take even longer!
Also, I'm a bit confused by Xbox Live accounts. I'm not too fussed about online multiplayer but I do want to be able to download games and DLC. I'm pretty sure a free account will be good enough for that, but are there any features that I'd be locked out of without a Gold account?
Thanks in advance for helping me out. Hopefully I'll be able to contribute to this thread properly soon!

Well I was actually in the exact situation as you are in a year ago, my friend. I too got a 360 at Christmas last year and I haven't been disappointed! As for Skyrim, I have no idea about the size of it. But it is a bloddy massive game so I'm sure it is 10 + gb so it will take quite a while to download. As for downloading it, it only seems to download if you are on the dashboard (or menu) of the system, so maybe you should leave your system on overnight while downloading (and i may be wrong about that) but if it can't download for any reason (the xbox isn't on, internets too slow, you're playing a game etc.) it will just pause downloading and resume again when it is available to.
As for Xbox Live accounts, you do need a subscription if you want to do anything online basically. I would recommend gold if you can afford to sustain it, because if you have subscribed on silver (or whatever the downgraded subscription is called) you can't do online play (even tough you're not too fussed about that) but I am pretty certain you can download games and dlc, although you are not eligible to weekly deals (which aren't that great anyway).

So I hope that answers your question clearly. If you have anymore feel free to ask!

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@Sirsmugleaf
A quick clarification: Downloads will continue outside of the dashboard, even while playing games or while using some apps. I should add that they will stop if you're playing a game that takes advantage of XBL features such as online multiplayer.

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SirSmugleaf

Okay, that makes sense. It's just weird that what I'm downloading pauses usually when I'm in a game even if I'm not using it online!

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the_shpydar

The_Fox wrote:

@Sirsmugleaf
A quick clarification: Downloads will continue outside of the dashboard, even while playing games or while using some apps. I should add that they will stop if you're playing a game that takes advantage of XBL features such as online multiplayer.

Sometimes it will pause when you start up the game, but it will often resume in the background. That happens to me all the time; i'll start up a disc, it'll stop whatever it is that i'm downloading, but then later while i'm playign the game i'll get the "Download Completed" pop-up.

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SheldonRandoms

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Super Meat Boy is 50% off right now. Effing buy it right now!

I would effing buy it right now too but my 360 just red ringed on me

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CanisWolfred

Why didn't anybody tell me Fez was actually fun? I mean yes, there are no enemies or timers, and you respawn from where you fell, so there's very little challenge, but those are, like, the worst parts of any platformer anyways. Those're the part that gets in the way of the fun. This is just pure puzzle-platforming bliss. It's just you and a beautiful world full of platforms and collectables to explore at your liesure. It's incredibly fun and refreshing. They gotta make more platformers like this.

I also don't see what makes it an artsy/experience game yet, at least anymore than your usual puzzle-platformer, though maybe that'll become more evident as I go along. EDIT: Unless...you spend a lot of time "experiencing" the world? Is that supposed to be it?

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Picked up quite a few things this week.

Dragon's Dogma
Mark of the ninja
Dust an elysian tail
Sonic adventure 2
Iron Brigade

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Damn man Mark of the ninja is crazy good. So is Iron Brigade which is by double fine.

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CanisWolfred

I'm sure it is, but it's a stealth game, so I don't care. Never heard of Iron Brigade, might check that out. But still, Dust is awesome and I'm glad to see someone else bought it.

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shingi_70

That's the beauty of it. Mechanically the game is beautiful and makes you feel like a badass when you get through a whole level without killing anyone or being detected.

Dust is good so far and has been on my radar since last year.

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Game is hard I"be seen the first ending and that's as far as I'll get. Still pop in the game because its relaxing to just run around.

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Gamer83

The Borderlands sale is today, for anybody who prefers Games on Demand over an actual physical copy, Borderlands 2 is only $40, and for anybody who hasn't played the first yet, it's only $10 which is a steal.

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