HEXUS.gaming take a look at some of the current deals available and examine whether its worth upgrading your Core/Arcade or 20GB Xbox 360 models to the 60GB or Elite.
"The best way to upgrade your Xbox 360" Trade it in for store credit and get a PS3.
... get a ps3??
i knew some one was gonna say that.
i wanted to say that!!
I saw it too, I was going to say it also - but I see u beat me too it
LMFAO so the solution they have is to trade it in for a newer model... LMFAO sadly makes sense due to the original being hdmi'less and i guess it makes more sense than people trying to purposely overheat their 360 so the warranty will kick and hopefully receive an upgraded model.....
It's a console lol. That's how it's suppose to be. I guess.
cool that rrod down
And what exactly is so bad about that idea Cahill?
I hope you're kidding because that's the dumbest thing you can do. Freezing temperatures freeze the capacitors inside the 360 along with any vapor that was in there. The moment you take it out, the capacitors condense, the air thickens and the humidity turns to water that's brushed all over your 360 internals. I don't need to cite 1st Grade science to tell you that Water + Electronics = BAD.
Yeah but the X-Box gets so hot you need a refrigerator to equalize the temperature to normal.
Most modern electronics use Electrolytic capacitors, so there would be no problem with them. The only problem you would have is the water vapor after wards that would be left all over it. If you are dumb enough to plug it in you would short something if not that then you would have water vapor all over your DVD lens so ya its not a good idea.
hahahah ive tried that :( mines didnt overheat, no matter what i did! :O surprising that too
just took the words out of my mouth EDIT i wonder why would anyone will bother to upgrade their 360? if they upgrade it means its costing them more than ps3, like that they might just buy a ps3(the best console with best games) 360 is dying, and now its the perfect time to sell it while there is still some demand for it!! later on in 2009 there will be no demand for it and it will be hard to find someone to buy it from u, also u will have to sell it with very cheap price!! all bots will jump ship this and next year to ps3! even theMART and pp why so serious bots?
best games??? hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha hahah Did sony created some exclusive ps3 games just for you? cus people can't find your fictional games in stores hahahaha
anyday over those messy, gimped, low texture,framerate turtles that are 360 games. Talk about overhyping and underdelivering, the 3fixme is the biggest POS to ever hit the console market. Hell even xbox1 had better quality games.
...And if you want to upgrade the PS3, you can change the HDD with a bigger one that's cheaper? Oh wow...this is just pathetic. That settles it. Not getting a 360 anytime soon.
to sell it and buy a ps3!! thats the truth! 360 was good in 2007 but not now!! its already started to shows its age and limits while ps3 is still showing new boundaries!
Buying a ps3 would be a downgrade from the 360. 360 http://www.metacritic.com/g... PS3 http://www.metacritic.com/g... And that's the real world, not fantasy "Sony Land".
How many games are the XBOX consumers looking forward to that are exclusives in 2008 and 2009? Let me tell you how many.........3. Gears 2, Fable 2 and Banjo. I don't need to tell you about all of the upcomming exclusives for the PS3 for 2008 and 2009. MS didn't have a conference at Leipzig, because they have nothing to talk about. Oh, and by the way, so much for Too Human, Tales of Vesperia and Infinite Undiscovery. Looks like they just didn't measure up.
Well hey, ps3 has one must own game total. How many does 360 have, 7. Yes, I'm sure that 360 owners are looking forward to Left 4 Dead, Rock Band 2, Fable 2, Gears 2, Viva 2, and Banjo. But what 360 owners aren't waiting on is great games right now. Ps3 owners are. I've got 4 games for ps3, and I hope to add 1 more before the end of the year. I've got 65 360 games and plan to add atleast 4 to that by the end of the year. Only having a ps3 must s*ck b*lls, no wonder that the people who do are so hyped about maybe finally getting another game worth playing. Hell even most multi-plats aren't worth owning on the ps3.
If you want to upgrade your 360, just get a bigger hard drive. If you want to upgrade your PS3, start a false advertisment suit against Sony. The PS3 can't or hasn't done the things Sony hyped it could do prior to release. Then when Sony settles out of court (to avoid the word getting widespread), go buy a 360 and all the games that you have been missing out on. That's how you upgrade your PS3.
Who effin cares? Shut up.
Bob Dole.. You do your country proud. None truer words have ever been spoken.
"ps3 has one must own game total. How many does 360 have, 7." LoL! That is one of the most stupid comments I have ever seen on n4g. Are you serious? So Cod4, Oblivion, GTA IV and burnout paradise does only count as must haves on the 360 and not the PS3? Seriously are you for real? They are the same games and nothing more than that. "I've got 4 games for ps3, and I hope to add 1 more before the end of the year. I've got 65 360 games and plan to add atleast 4 to that by the end of the year." "Hell even most multi-plats aren't worth owning on the ps3." Are you too blinded by your biasedness to see the connection here aswell? If you are then let me state the obvious to you. Why are you stating that just because you don't own as many ps3 games as 360 games the ps3 is lacking in games? If you wanted to you could have alot more multiplatforms on the ps3 but as your biased and doesn't like the ps3 you choose to own more games on the xbox360. Stop deluting yourself. It has nothing to do with the consoles it has nothing to do with meta critics or anything else for that matter. It has only to do with you and your preferences.
I listed AAA exclusive console titles, if I had listed multi-plats the 360 would have had 14 and the ps3 5. So that isn't helping your argument any. And I made my statements because it's the truth. The 360 has a HELLUVA lot better game library than the ps3. It's the multitude of ignorant fanboys on this site that fight tooth and nail against the fact that if gaming is the reason to buy a game console, then they will get alot more bang for their buck by having a 360. Just like ps2 was the console that everyone should have owned last-gen, the 360 is the console this generation that everyone should own.
I'm sorry pal. You're gonna have to face up to the fact that the 360 is made from recycled sardine cans and has the lifespan of a dragonfly. The 360 was good when it came out. It kicked the arse out of the PS2's capabilities and still creams Ninty's family-orientated fad. But the PS3 has Metal Gear Solid 4, which is arguably the most sensational videogame of all time in both visuals and theatrics. The 360 has a loyal fanbase of which it should be proud, but the high quality of games, future-proof multimedia technology of the PS3 makes it the clear upgrade to Microsoft's badboy.
The funny thing is you bring up such a subjective view you make it seem like ps3 has no games.... Well in my view the only game EXCLUSIVE game and I felt that was worth to play on the box was Gears of War... then again its not really exclusive cuz I finished it on PC (good game at best nothing to soak you pants over). Halo was a joke.... but guess what that is my opinion. As for ps3 Im not saying its any better but I am really enjoying more games on the ps3 vs the xbox metal gear solid, drakes fortune and gt5 p. Sorry but IMO those games are really fun in gameplay vs what xbox has offered. Im sorry but having halo 3 as their top tiered game is kindov sad. Reason is I've played WAY too many fps's from the PC realm and halo felt way tooo generic. The ps3 fanbase is guilty of this also.... RFOM was such a generic shooter. I guess both of these games were marketing success cuz they reached out to casual gaming market that has not really played that many fps's. The marketing was so effective for halo that I would not believe how many ppl actually tried to convince themselves that the graphics were good LOL .. Anyways I guess Ill get a bunch of disagrees.... but at least I don't pull out of "list of top rated games" which does not really show ones open logical opinion, especially when we know ratings tend to linked to $$$ point taken from the gamespot incidents
One thing you seem to forget about that 360 Meta Critic list you have there, is that alot of those games came out before the PS3 was even available. So therefore quite a few of those games were on the PS2. Because my 60 gig PS3 is backwards compatible I can play the entire PS2 library like all of the SOCOM games, God of War games, Ghost Recon games, Rainbow Six games...........on and on. The point is that the 360 meta critic list doesn't account for the XBOX 360s one year lead. All I'm saying is that I prefer a console that has alot of great things comming to it in the near future and long term. The 360 will not be around long term and there realy isn't much comming down the pipe thats highly anticipated for the 360 other than Banjo, Gears 2, Fable 2 and Alan Wake. The only other game that has any kind of big interest in it is the new Splinter Cell. To deny that the PS3s upcomming lineup is far superior is just plain fanboyism. Those are the facts in the real world, not in XBOX lala land.
I own a Wii, 360, and a PS3. I wouldn't call any of those consoles bad. Each has their positives and their negatives. That being said, I prefer my PS3 over all of them. Does that mean I hate the other two? No, not at all. I think the Wii and the 360 are good as well. Gears of War 2 is one of my most anticipated titles for this year in fact! I simply prefer the PS3 because it serves MY gaming taste/needs the best. I'd never go around saying it 'pwns all teh others' because it's just my opinion. What you're doing is throwing personal opinion right out the window and I've seen you do it many times. You know what you like and that's good... but you fail to understand that there's other opinions outside your own and they're just as valid. For example, someone could say that they love the Wii and that supplies them with all the games they need. Now, I'd see that and think "Alright, that's not how it is for me but if it works for them then that's good for them." You seem to mention fanboys alot (and I don't support trolling and such) but you fire back with the same kind of statements that they use. And by that I mean your own opinion or others opinions (Metacritic). That's fine. Express your opinion all you want - and this goes for everyone - but do not try to flaunt it as 'truth' or 'fact'. I believe there's almost no one who is truly unbiased. I certainly don't claim to be. What we need to do is come to acknowledge that and understand that our thoughts and views do not govern the thoughts and views of others. I hate when others complain about fanboys and act in a similiar fashion. No one holds the 'truth' when it comes to what console is best in most aspects. They only hold their opinion. And yeah the guy who you replied to originally shouldn't have said that and was basically trolling. I don't want to see that either... but I can't address everyone and your reaction(s) to his and other statements was just as bad as what he was doing. I think you're an intelligent person, but what I notice is you often taken things in the wrong direction. Fighting fanboy fire with fanboy fire. I just don't see how that works or 'proves' anything. Eh, I guess that as long as there's fanboys there will be people who would rather go that way to take them. I wish people would keep these things in the open zone though (once again that goes for everyone). No one's 'right' or 'wrong'. No one can tell you 'how it is'... only how they see it. Let's try to remember there are different perspectives out there people. And please... let's try to stay out of topics we're not REALLY interested in my fellow N4G peepz. I know it's going to fall on many deaf ears.... but let us not go into sections just to try n' stir things up.
when its under 250 bucks
I wouldnt take any 360, even if it was free - I would sell it to some sucker!!!!!
I'll get the ps3 when its under £199 which it should have been in the fisrt place
u r a fool!!! pp or PISS?
all msofts games are better on pc
Yeah overpriced hard drives......
Agreed. But not on the PS3: 320GB HDDs $99: http://www.newegg.com/Produ... or get the 3GB/sec for 10 dollars more: $109: http://www.newegg.com/Produ... or at $85 from Memory Labs: http://www.memorylabs.net/w... or for a few dollars more than that ridiculous BS 360 drive, get a whopping 500GB: http://www.memorylabs.net/s...
Do you know if these sites ship to Canada without insane customs duties. Or do you know of sites in Canada where I can get cheap HDDs. The prices you listed are fantastic and I am planning on upgrading my HDD this Winter.
Not sure about that at all. The best thing would be to make a US friend and have them ship you one. Never know who would be willing to help a fellow PS3 owner out. :) You just have to know someone you can trust and I am sure they would help. Amazon Bestseller update PS3 80GB Rank 5 360 20GB Rank 88
try this http://www.tigerdirect.ca/a...
thanks for the link....bubble up
I just hope Ninja Gaiden 2 makes it to the ps3 somehow, its the only game I need a 360 for.
but i was kinda dissapointed, with the rechargeable health and whatnot. definately prefer sigma, although i guess since it was the third freakin release of the game, i cant expect ng2 to be as polished
NG2 turned out pretty good despite trouble with tecmo. I loved it for the few hours I got to play it, and I've already played through the original Ninja Gaiden on xbox 5 times. Too me, Ninja Gaiden 2 was still a 10/10 experience.
Just borrow your friend's 360 (if you have any with one) and play it until you're done, then give it back (along with a meal as thanks)
This article is flawed, the "reliability" of this one wasn't improved since as confirmed by several people already (there is even an article on N4G) the 60s guts are exactly the same as the 20GB I think anyone that would want to mention "improved reliability" will have to wait for official confirmation of the Jasper being included in the new SKUs not just a bigger HDD -_-
The 360 no longer has a red ring epidemic. The only reason that you still hear about it is because that's the only ammunition ps3 fanboys have to cling to.
What ammunition does 360 have over PS3? Winners of attempting to buy out competion and DLCs (GTA4 and Fallout3) after 1/2 a year of initial launch dates?
[email protected] at the disagrees i guess REALITY DENIAL is a better option than FACTS I guess the more you deny it the less chances you have of getting a RROD? well thats the N4G way!! @Franklinstein: if you want we can start talking about the RROD and the hows and whys I bet you wouldn't have a single answer like 98% of the RROD denial fanboys in N4G do you?
Yes, the epidemic still exists the new motherboard model has not shipped for retail 360s yet.
Charlie the 360 is just as reliable as the ps3 now. Heat bending the x bracket that holds the cpu and gpu down was causing the gpu to break from it's solder. The 360 has had a die shrink and piece added to the x bracket to prevent it from bending. The days of the 360's reliability problems are over. The only people that I personally ever see complaining about the rrod now, are sony fanboys beating a dead horse. And Willio, the 360 has better online, more high quality games, and a better price. That is all the ammunition any console owner needs. And Cahill, you aren't fooling anyone. Please just stfu if all you can do is spend 16 hrs a day trolling N4G.
@Tweedy: you don't open 360s very often do you? the Xclamp problem is still there (the thing is still very loose and even the mods to help this have resulted in RROD), under the DVD is still an oven, there has been no fix to the cooling system the CPU still steals airflow from the GPU, the fan response time still hasn't been fixed the trapped hot air after power off is still brutal and the heatsinks specially the roomless GPU one doesn't cool fast enough (touch it after over half an hour of no using the 360 and the thing is on fire) seriously don't try to pretend it has been fixed when very little has been done to address the actual source of the problem (hell even the non problematic CPU has been receiving a LOT more attention that the GPU) until the GPU is not reduced and starts generating less heat (among many other small fixes mainly the cooling) the RROD is far from gone (just so you get a small grasp of how even more extreme solutions some people have been implementing look at the multiple water cooled 360s even the ones were the DVD drive was made external and a 12mm fan was placed on top of the GPU heatsink...NON of those were safe from the RROD) don't start like the Mart that think that only cause the 360 consumes less power, the fans are quieter (and yet output the same airflow and slow response time) the RROD is "magically" fixed do your research even experiment like many of us get in touch with other hardware geeks actually learn about it hands on not from the RROD denial or damage control forum posts that with out evidences and only asumptions think the RROD has been fixed I and the rest of the hardware community are impatiently waiting for the Jasper to do further experimentation and until then is waiting time p.s. and you know what is REALLY beating a dead horse? the people that keep on pretending that every small 360 hardware revision mainly the ones tha have NOTHING to do with the RROD are going to magically fix the RROD like this article that mentions "improved reliability" with nothing to back it up and not knowing the current 60GB are just 20GB 360s with new HDD and you know what is the worst thing about the RROD? how very few people have freaking clue about it the rest (what 95%?) treat it as a sort of thing of myths that know ones knows what causes it and how to fix it and that maybe by pretending that is gone (and getting all defensive with tha people that actually know about it) it might REALLY go away :)
The only thing I got from your post was "PLEASE DON'T LET THE RROD BE OVER, PLEASE! PLEASE...OH GOD PLEASSSE!!!" But I'll give you a chance. You seem to have studied up on the subject, so I just have to ask, do you own a 360? And if you do may I view your gamertag on live.com?
You can check out my gamertag by going into my N4G profile and by the way your responses are pretty much confirming you are nothing but a fanboy with a "PLEASE LET THE RROD BE OVER, PLEASE! PLEASE...OH GOD PLEASSSE!!! IF I KEEP SAYING ITS GONE IT MIGHT GO AWAY!!!!" -_-
Best way to upgrade your 360. Sell it and buy a PS3.
yeah buy a new 256 ram ps3 when it arives
Another retarded Xbots... It's like, Yeah, let's buy Intel P4 3.0GhZ over Duo Core 2.0Ghz... Retard!!!
You would be mad to pay over £30 for a hdmi cable these days!
yeah £30 is for the official HDMI cable, forget that. £10 max
keep the shell and throw out everything else and make it into a bird house
leave your 360 alone. it's not worth the price to get those hdds, plus media center extender helps you have a central location for all your media, which trims the need for more hdd space. if you dont have the 20gb version, but do have the core/arcade sell it and get the 20gb. if you have the 20gb and need more spcae opt for the 60gb or 120gb. if you're in need of the most space get the elite, but if you already have the 60gb you'll be fine. if you've just bought any of them and want more, return for refund and get the next level higher. if you want a 360 but dont know which one to get and aren't really interested in hdd space, buy cheap and keep it simple. if you're looking into buying a 360 arcade VERSUS buying wii, get them both. wii has good enough games to stand on its own, though 360's graphics will outpace it many times over for nearly the same price. if you have a ps3 and are interested in 360, chances are you already have the 60gb and wont need much hdd space on your 360. go on ebay and find a 20gb (2007 model or later) for cheap.
£35 for a HDMI cable do you need a special 360 HDMI cable, like the 360 only harddrive or something???? my HDMI cable cost £3 postage included
anywho i bought a 20 dollar hdmi cable for my ps3, sorry im not as cheap as 99% of sony only users. now i use it on my 360, nice thing about the 360 is i dont have to buy cables it comes with component, "brilliant" something sony should do. sony always taunting 1080p, looks like they forgot the main ingredient for that- high def cables. anyways i got a 20gig with lot number 815, runs cool and i play online 8 or so hours a day at a time. demented spirit xbl name peace
There is trade off you get a HDMI port with every system and all the other necessities for future HD enjoyment is there.
That reminds me, I need to upgrade my PS3 hard drive!
MS worshippers: Don't mind wasting a truckful of money on something that breaks...and buying another one to replace the broken 360...and so forth. They're the 12-year olds who don't mind punching a priest or minister for not believing that the Master Chief is really the Second Coming of Christ (or the Anti-Christ). For all of their stupidity, they believe that shouting high-pitched, "whiny noise" (as if they inhaled helium gas) slurs over XBL makes them macho who could take out a Navy SEAL or a Green Beret. As long as they're blessed by their Halo "God", they don't mind spending disgustingly large amount of money on XBL (that lags), proprietary hard drives, things that break, and games that truly suck. Enlightened Sony People: They're your classy, mature gentleman who truly believe in gaming. They don't believe that worshipping a moronic idiot "in a green helmet" will make them invincible in real life. With Home, they can socialize, play games, and of course...watch movies with their friends from literally anywhere arond the globe. And yes, without the usual 360 fanboy stupidity, PS3 people have no problems getting girls. Why? PS3 folks know how to treat their girls to a nice, home cooked dinner and a Blu-Ray movie (complete with surround sound and 1080P HDTV). And of course, the PS3 console is an incredibly designed object which tells girls that you are a sleek and sophisticated person. CLASSY!! So, what are you waiting for? "Upgrade" your 360 for a better console and a way classier image! You won't regret it!
I don't think it's so much a question about "class" as it is about "taste". All the people I know who have PS3s have a 1080p HDTV, surround sound setup and services such as Sky HD. Everyone I know with a 360 has an overly expensive paperweight. Master Cheif can go suck Solid Snake's balls. Overhyped trash for kids.
Why get a 360 if you have decent computer you basically have a 360 then.
Also you have to wait for the good games, sometimes a year. Similar to PS3. Smaller screen size, less comfortable playing position, wasted time locating, downloading, installing drivers and patches. That's why.