GamerZines writes: Microsoft have today unveiled plans to release what they entitle the Xbox 360 'Holiday Bundle,' set to entice consumers into becoming a part of their extended Xbox family as the Christmas season descends upon us.
ugh. @below The Forza 3 version is the one that doesnt allow the new DLC. Waste. Alan Wake download not hard Copy. Meh.
250 gig 360 bundled w/ Forza 3 + Alan Wake is a waste?
I think it was just a fail troll to be honest, better luck next 360 thread Trebius.
^ did you ever think that someone may NOT like racers... DUGH. and Forza would be a waste for that person. I know dissing a 360 or even a PS3 exclusive is blasphemy for blind fanboys be a gamer, not a hater... I can think of 5 other games I rather have than Forza...
you again sigh... both games closer to being acceptable to mass consumption. 2 games free vs none at 299. l'll gladly take it.
Let's face it, no matter what game is included it will be an instant fail when you compare PREFERENCES instead of game quality. I don't know about you guys, but both Forza 3 and Alan Wake are highly rated games. I don't play racers, but I enjoyed Alan Wake immensely.
C'mon, there's no need to falsely claim me to be a fanboy. Trebius initially came in here with "Ugh. What a waste." and then I responded. I have no care in the world if he doesn't like racers, I don't mind if he doesn't find the bundle to not "be up his alley" either. I'm just responding to the initial response by just stating that those are two quality games, no harm, no foul in that. Sigh...n4g can be like Whack-A-Mole sometimes: stick your head out for a moment about another's iffy post, then get hit with a label like fanboy.
Oh yeah sure, a guy with a anti-360 post history is *coincidently the 1st to comment on a positive 360 news piece, just to say "What a waste", lol not only is his comment transparent but your *naive defense of his motives just speaks to your bias= "I can think of 5 other games I rather have than Forza..." -lol, really? but thats not the point, your comment is silly since WE ALL KNOW ITS SUBJECTIVE but those games are highly rated, its not like they are offering a bundle with 2 budget titles from 360 library. Its like reading "I can think of 5 other games I rather have than UC2..." in a ps3 thread, I mean even if its true who cares when you know that it will most likely be a great bundle for those who don't own a ps3?= Transparent trolling
I still haven't played Alan Wake yet but it's on my list of must buys as soon as I get through some other games I've been chipping away at. $299 for the 250GB Xbox and two games, and two good games at that, should be enticing for anyone who hasn't yet picked up an Xbox. Even though I do most of my gaming on my PS3, the Xbox is 10 times the game machine the Wii is. Considering a Wii and two games like this would probably set you back $280, might as well spend the extra $20 and get a real game machine if you're looking for value.
lol, just kidding, hey I know you prefer the ps3 and theres certainly nothing wrong with that, I'm definitely guilty of letting my bias effect my comments myself but I do wish we could have more comments from both sides that acknowledge the positives about the both consoles....now of course BALANCED criticism is always a good thing too, I'd just like to hear more comments that sound like a gamer rather than bashing anything we dont like.
hard copy of Alan Wake and token for D/L of Forza.... But that's just me because I like my games in a Hard Copy and not a big fan of Racers...Also, I really want to play Alan Wake... Rather see a 50 to 100 dollar price cut and I'll go buy me a copy of Alan Wake.
If a player doesn't like racers, still doesn't make it a waste. DUGH.. But, I'm sure if it was a PS3 bundle with GT5, it wouldn't be a waste. It'd be the greatest thing ever! -.-
@coolbeans- I was thinking the same thing. Not sure what hes talking about.
Duh...! Not every criticism is fanboy trolling. He wants the Forza GOTY and Alan Wake on a disc. He thinks MS could have done better. So what.
Haters gonna hate.
Haters be hatin' They gonna drink their haterade...
This is actually not a horrible deal. I don't hate it. It doesn't blow me away, nor will it convince me to trade in my 360-Fat, but it's solid. If I was buying a 360 for the first time, this would be the package I jumped on.
wow is that the best they can come up with
Why couldn't they add Forza 3 GOTY edition?
It didn't get Game of the Year by any relevant site, just Racing Game of the Year awards (the "just" isn't to dock Forza 3, mind you).
Think he means "Ultimate Edition" which contains all the DLC. I expect thats what they'll include other wise it's a bit of a kick in the nuts. Also, a download version of AW is a pain if you dont have the net (unlikely these days) or just want to play it asap. Disc would of been better. Good bungle though, quality games.
Racing Game of the Year is still Game of the Year material. Games that win Game of the Year XXXX awards usually say so on the cover.
If Alan wake is an m rated game they couldn't really bundle it in as minors wouldn't be able to purchase it. Making it a download token probably gets by this, It makes sense for ms to do it this way anyway,
but alan wake is teen not mature
Thats actually a pretty good deal, woulda loved to play Alan Wake edit: whos disagreeing, seriously ?
Who you think? Hahaha.
nice deal, amazing games
how about two years of xbox live? no?
if i could throw the 120 gig hdd from my elite into one of the slims i would probably buy one but that is not the console at hamd. on topic: it's a good deal considering i speant three hundred dollars on my elite.
technically you can. check out the video: http://www.youtube.com/watc...
This is a great deal two games for free... sounds nice But I am not sold because GT5 will be out by then... and alan wake is not really a must play in my eyes. I wont be spending 350 just to get these games for free when little big planet will be coming out so soon as well as 10 other that are exclusive to the PS3... Next year will be dominated by PS3 exclusives and I need to save up. edit: 350 is the deal plus the cost of live and taxes
you mean you wont buy this because your too busy waiting for ps3 games to come out. ahahhahaha, waitbeyond. you sound desperate to sell ps3rds.
Dude, there are others. Mass Effect is pretty f*cking cool and you can get it for $20. I think ME2 is also $20. Think "Dragon Age", except that they don't suck. Granted, lately the 360 has sucked pretty hard for exclusives, but the old ones are still worth playing and can be had for cheap. If you can't afford it that's cool, but not really relevant. @poopface1 The quality of the PS3's exclusive library over the last year or so has steamrolled the 360's...this you cannot deny.
Both are good games, but I still don't think the bundle will appeal to that many. Forza 3 is fairly old now, but Alan Wake is really good for the most part. Now if they did a Fable 3/Alan Wake bundle I think it would have been much better!
I think if they just included a buttload of Live points to let the user select what to download, that would be the ideal option. Wasn't that the whole purpose of the points system in the first place? To support this kind of thing? I'd grab Limbo, Mass Effect, and that Final Fight/Magic Sword update.
If I wanted, I could get all that for less than $100 off ebay LOL
You can get a 250 GB Xbox 360, a digital copy of Alan Wake, and Forza for under 100$? Show me who you are buying from!
Why are they offering a bundle without Kinect? Makes no sense to me. If they want to see this tech take off they should be including it automatically in every bundle after Nov. 4th launch. Even if the games in the bundle are not Kinect...put it in there with a demo Kinect disc. Just seems silly.
but not everyone wants kinect and this is good for those people.
No, I totally get many dont necessarily want it...wont go out of their way to buy it, etc... but if you in a sense make it the new standard for bundles then you help increase the install base for the new tech with every new console sold. also...i responded to your comment above about the hard drive comment.
and since there is already a kinect bundle. this cant be a bad thing. http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-...
not everyone wants a kinnect you know.
Forcing people to buy Kinect would likely be a deal breaker for hundreds of thousands of prospective buyers.
They seem to pawn off Forza on bundles all the time, makes it seem like a shitty game.
No, it's just that racing games have very broad appeal, and this is their best exclusive one.
Is this deal good? I am thinking about getting a 360, but I can't decide whether to get a 4GB or 250GB, since I can save money with the 4GB and buy some other cheap HDD but I don't know if that is a good idea... I'm sorry for sounding annoying and indecisive, but if you are not going to not answer my question then please don't reply Thanks
I would go with the 250GB cause only official HDDs work on the 360 and they cost a bomb.
you could add up to 2 usb sticks at up to 16Gb each for up to 32gb extra storage. But if you think you would want more get the 250gb one. They sell the HD for more than the 100 difference right now. I was hoping that they would release a 80 or 100GB HD for like 50$ but they are not that smart. If they released a smaller HD for 50$ it would be a good idea and they could sell more content. If they ever have a smaller chaper HD Ill upgrade my old one maybe.
for $299. ps3 has blueray player and free online and web browser and is the better system with most exclusives. infamous and batman AA were the blueray disc versions and are highly rated games that everyone would want to play. No one wants to play freaking forza 3 lol. GT5 says hi buddy. Also why cant M$ do a better bundle with more value then sony? when M$ got old cheap tech and no blueray.
Just when I got my new 360 they announce this bundle...
Sucks i know, bought my 360 in Feb then they announced the Slim.. but who cares, there will always be better things coming out but you can't spend life waiting :)
It's time to grab another xbox since my last one has rrod on me =[ I hope the 360 is a fluke and consoles go back to being reliable in the future... well, the wii and ps3 certainly still are.....
True, I'm sure Microsoft will learn from their mistakes, though. Just like last year, the PS2's weren't the most reliable.. Sony learned from their mistakes. Shows with the PS3.
Hopefully, they'll offer a bundle with different games. Neither Forza nor Alan Wake interest me. But if I could get a bundle with some of the RPGs...
No Kinect included in this? Why? They run out of the 500 million? I guess Oprah went to the buffet with the credit care M$ gave her
What does it take to knock some sense in these brain washed microsoft lovers. Don't you see they're grasping at straws by adding the only two ok exclusive games xbox 360 has. You must see the light that you're investing in nothing for the future. I don't understand how so decent a person could be involved with this kind rhetoric.
sounds good. tempted to finally upgrade my original 360
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