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Yet Another about to buy a 360 thread: check my purchases

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by SiD the Turtle, 3 Jun 2006.

  1. SiD the Turtle

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 16 Nov 2003

    Posts: 9,682

    Location: On the pale blue dot

    So my Samsung 26inch R73 bandwagon, er, Bordeaux will be arriving next Saturday, and so I want to buy a 360 premium and all required fluff now so I don't cry next week by having a beautiful new telly and no 360 thanks to the slow postie.

    So here's the plan:

    From Game:
    XBOX 360 premium + Hitman + PGR3: £319.99

    From Gameplay:
    GRAW + faceplate: £39.99
    Extra wireless controller: £29.99
    Play and charge kit: £12.99
    Quick charge kit: £17.99
    Less 5% discount because I buy so much stuff from there: £95.91

    Grand total: £415.90

    Have I missed anything? I have an optical cable all ready, so I'm okay there. And anywhere cheaper? Seems to be the best bundle I can get.
     
  2. DeFrEaTs

    Hitman

    Joined: 8 Apr 2004

    Posts: 760

    Location: Japan

    Looks like a bargain mate. Those GAME deals aren't bad at all. After getting myself a 360 last week and seeing my lady friend get addicted we went to buy her the £319.99 deal.

    If you ask nicely they will swap the games out for 'better' ones (I personally think PGR3 sucks and the new Hitman is dissapointing) so she got Fight Night 3 and Dead or Alive 4... I am now pretty scared for my life as she gets more absorbed by them, training to become a man-beater.
     
  3. Wyrdo

    Capodecina

    Joined: 19 Feb 2004

    Posts: 15,055

    Location: Darlington, UK

    Get Burnout and Table Tennis! :)
     
  4. GhostFace

    Hitman

    Joined: 20 Oct 2004

    Posts: 872

    Location: Stafford

    Do you really need the play & charge kit and the quick charge kit? I just plug the play and charge kit into my pc and charge it when I'm not using my 360, the battery pack lasts long enough.
     
  5. SiD the Turtle

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 16 Nov 2003

    Posts: 9,682

    Location: On the pale blue dot

    You could be right GhostFace. I wanted the quick charge for when the 360 is off, but if you can charge it by PC (which is on whenever I am, er, on) then I wouldn't really need it. On that route can you connect the wireless controller to the PC for game-age, like you can the wired controller.

    Games-wise I chose Hitman as I played the PC demo and want it, except the PC control scheme is horrible. PGR because it seems good for pick up and play after work qualities, and GRAW as all of you seem to have a community going playing that game :D

    Others I'd want are TR Legend and Oblivion, though I already have both on the PC so I'm not buying them again :D. I will get Table Tennis, but only once I've played a fair bit of the other three games :)
     
  6. pany

    Hitman

    Joined: 4 Dec 2002

    Posts: 675

    Location: beverley, england

    Not many on these forums seem to play it, but if you want great online play go for battlefield 2, modern comabt. The single palyer isn't the greatest, but online it can't be beaten!

    If the tv has the connection could be worth thinking about the vga connection. Alot of people seem to think it gives a better HD picture than via component. If you do go this route, there seems to be some preference for the official MS version.
     
  7. Wyrdo

    Capodecina

    Joined: 19 Feb 2004

    Posts: 15,055

    Location: Darlington, UK

    You can't connect the wireless controller to a PC to play games, only to charge it from USB.
     
  8. SiD the Turtle

    Sgarrista

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    Location: On the pale blue dot

    I have BF2 on the PC, and to be honest I am bored of it. The VGA vs Component seems quite heated online, I think I'll stick with component and try and steal a vga cable from someone to see if its any better before laying down the cash for one.

    Ah shame that :(
     
  9. ic1male

    Caporegime

    Joined: 28 Oct 2003

    Posts: 29,421

    Location: Westchestershire

    You will be able to connect the wireless controller soon, though, when Microsoft release their little wireless gadget for the PC.
     
  10. chaparral

    Capodecina

    Joined: 27 Nov 2005

    Posts: 22,973

    Location: Guernsey

    You have a link for this please..
     
  11. SC04

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 Dec 2003

    Posts: 1,692

    I prefer Ridge Racer 6 for the quick pick up and play qualities, I also own PGR3, nothing against it, I just found it need needed a bit more of my time, some would probably prefer PGR3 for that difference, I found the cone challanges annoying.
     
  12. GhostFace

    Hitman

    Joined: 20 Oct 2004

    Posts: 872

    Location: Stafford

    Here's a link.
     
  13. McBain

    Capodecina

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 24,547

    Location: Lancs/London

    Good choice! Went for similar myself, just awaiting delivery :)
     
  14. SiD the Turtle

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 16 Nov 2003

    Posts: 9,682

    Location: On the pale blue dot

    Went into town to check the off the shelf packages. Gamestation were doing premium plus any three games for 399, which isn't much of a saving, and Game were doing hitman and rumble roses (?) for 319 so I am just about to order the package I mentioned in the OP on Game online.
     
  15. WolfR1der

    Hitman

    Joined: 28 Jan 2005

    Posts: 871

    Location: South West

    Are the prices the same in-store? I've noticed them being different before, although generally it was on launch games (being £40 in-store, £30 online).
     
  16. suarve

    Mobster

    Joined: 8 Oct 2005

    Posts: 4,185

    Location: Midlands, UK

    Yer, Burnout is defo an essential purchase. Best game on the 360 by far. Dunno bout table tennis, sounds kinda boring, dno :)
     
  17. NokkonWud

    Caporegime

    Joined: 1 Oct 2004

    Posts: 26,314

    Location: Redcar

    Get Burnout, has to be the one! Best game I've played since Max Payne 2 - and I spend more money on games than anyone else I know! :o