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Philip_J_Reed

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http://money.cnn.com/2009/08/27/technology/microsoft_xbox.reu...

I think I just might have inched closer to picking up a 360. If only the damn fail rates weren't so high...

Still, a $100 price cut is pretty nice. That's basically like getting two free games with the console. I'm seriously considering it.

Apologies if this has been posted before.

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It has been posted in alot of places before, but the info in that article that im looking forward to is it is happening friday!

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Meanwhile, in the UK...

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Modern_Legend

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Brutus, so u were considering a 2nd console this whole time? you mischievous chicken lol Im also tied up between 360s and ps3s and which i should get too. im thinking of getting one, but like u im inching to a 360 for its games library, but the ps3 is such a good blu ray too and its slick.

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deadly_by_design

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I'm mainly a PC gamer, so I'd been avoiding the 360. Most anything I want to play is on the PC too, and I don't care about exclusives like Halo, etc. (Gears, yuck) On the other hand, I've friends with 360s and XBLA has some decent downloadables.

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clicketyclick

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Please note that to sustain this price cut, they've removed the HDMI cable from the package (which is $50).

Also note that the failure rates with the new jasper chipset are greatly reduced. No RRoD.

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KDR_11k

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clicketyclick wrote:

HDMI cable (which is $50).

Really? I bought an HDMI cable off Amazon for something like 6€, why would you pay 50$ for one? That's a standard cable so you don't need any special console cables.

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gameking23

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PS3 is now the better value. Unless you like Xbox exclusive games more than say PS3 exclusive. One thing I like about the PS3 now is it has Wifi built in and it is free to use the PSN. Plus Gran Turismo is on it so I will be getting a PS3 eventualy.

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Dezner

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clicketyclick wrote:

Also note that the failure rates with the new jasper chipset are greatly reduced. No RRoD.

I wouldn't say no RRoD's at all, just greatly reduced. :p

Anyway, when the 360 that I'm "borrowing permanently" decides to crap out, and if money is plentiful at the time, I can see myself picking up an Elite for $299. By that time I'll probably have a few games in the queue to play. :o

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clicketyclick

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@KDR - I'm just stating MS's official price of the item that they removed from the box. ;)

It's not a true price cut for them, in other words. Well, more of a $50 cut.

@Dez - MS said RRoDs were solved with Falcon. Which means they were solved with Jasper. :P

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Dezner

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:p But, RRoD's are hardware failures, correct? It's mathematically possible every 360 can fail.

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clicketyclick

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Naw, RRoD is a very specific type of failure. Different types of hardware failure are covered to different degrees and for different time periods by MS. Whether you get 3 red lights or 1 red light or whether you get disc scratches makes a whole world of difference in whether you'll get a free repair/replacement.

So yes, the RRoDs are solved, but there are a whole host of other ways the 360 can fail. :P (But of course, the rate of failure is much reduced with Jasper.)

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Vendetta

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If I were to pick up a second console, it would be a PS3. Firstly, with the new low price, it's just that much more of a value as Blu-ray player. Secondly, my brother has one and we could co-opt a game collection. Thirdly, the online is superior - if I'm not mistaken, and finally, Gran Turismo 5. That game just looks so-ho-ho sick.

Regarding RRoD, my buddy got one just last week on his first gen 360. All ready to send it in, he removed the drive and powered it up for ha-ha's. No RRoD. He reinstalled the drive and powered it on... still no RRoD and it worked fine again. He's got 'til November on his warranty, so he's gonna play it a LOT in the meantime to see if it comes back.

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Ren

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I'm kind of a Nintendo nerd and I've been pretty happy with my Wii, but occasionally I've had a chance with the other two and after a night at a friends playing Bioshock on a projector in HI-def, I was pretty much convinced I needed something more powerful for my single player game-fetish. I'm the only person my age (32) I know thats into video games, so the multiplayer stuff that makes the Wii so worth it doesn't get enough attention in my house.
Now that the 360 is cheaper, and I don't need a Blu-Ray player I'm that much closer to diving in and getting one, but the fail rate is still scary since it's still a big purchase for me. As it is my Wii just died and I'm paying $80 to have it fixed as we speak. So theres less risk of fail in one of the newest packages, right? I hear the online stuff is really great on xbox too, but theres like a yearly fee or something isn't there?
Normally I get a lot of game stuff used but I probably shouldn't get an xbox that way, huh?

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Modern_Legend

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@Ren Im pretty sure the other consoles have way more local multiplayer and online multiplayer games too. I really want a second console. I think its usually a case of what your friends have. More 360s push u to gettin that, more ps3s, get a ps3. For me my friends have wiis and just as much a 360, so if i want a 2nd console i shud lean to a 360, but really, the ps3 is much more appealing. Right now im trying to convince my parents to get a blu ray, i they eventually say yes, ill say whoa ps3 has internet, games, music, chatting...and BLU RAY :O lol

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Ren

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@DaDun: I know theres a lot of multiplayer on the other ones, it's just that if theres anything that I have a chance of playing with other non-gamers it's Wii games first. Many "casuals" or non-gamers are excited about playing Wiis (yes the marketing has worked) so people are a lot less uptight about hanging out and giving stuff a chance.
I'm ok with that cause I also have to have some of my favorite Nintendo classics and follow new stuff, but it'd be nice to keep up with some more intense single player stuff and Hi-def games. Seriously, most people I know will not touch video games unless it's a Wii and even then sometimes it only lasts a few minutes before they put it down like "thats neat, but I really can't theres just so many buttons and things". I know that sounds weird but it's true. Anyway, my new room mate has a Blu-Ray player already for movies and a lot of the good games are on both other systems plus that zombies in the Mall game is only 360 I think and I really want that (I know theres a Wii port but it looks like it pales in comparison)

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odd69

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I"m still gonna buy it. More than likely i will curse Microsoft out if i get a red ring. So are you guys saying if i change my harddrive i wont get a red ring?? i just want it for single player games. I will get toejam and earl first thing, and Fable 2.

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Slapshot

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If they ever drop the mid unit to 200 I might buy it for Xbox DLC games like Shadow Complex and maybe Fable 2.

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clicketyclick

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Oh wow. MS is pulling a Ninty.

The price of the Arcade went up £30 in the UK and $30 in Canada.

Can't blame these on the economy, since the Canadian dollar is getting stronger against the US and Canada wasn't hit very badly by the recession.

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I still believe the Xbox 360 is the most well-rounded console out there right now, and this $100 price drop on the Elite makes it even more attractive. I see a lot of 360's flying off shelves this holiday season.

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