My XBOX360 is cooler than your XBOX360!
|Because my XBOX 360 is autographed by Steve Balmer! So there! I won this autographed XBOX360 at a charity auction for Clyde Hill Elementary school in Bellevue, WA. It is the pro version, with an extra wireless controller and the media remote, and PGR3 and Kameo. HD Gaming here I come! Reviews of the 360, Project Gotham Racing 3, Kameo, and the new Ghost Recon game after the jump.|
I won the 360 for a very reasonable price for the bundle. I expected to have to fight off some rich kid’s parents, but people stopped bidding real fast. I was pretty suprised, but i figured the rich kids already have their 360′s. I know a lot of MSFT children go to this school, so they might have even gotten them early, so they didn’t need this one. Since it was to a charity auction to the school, part of the cost is tax deductible, so got an X360 before they are easily available and its a tax write-off! nice!The bundle that i won came with the xbox full version (not the core version), so i got the hard drive, a wireless controller, and a mini media remote thing. The bundle also included another wireless controller with the plug and charge kit (or whatever it is called). The charge kit contains a rechargeable battery pack and a wired connection, so you can play wired while the controller charges.
Kameo had me confused in like 5 minutes of playing. I got to one part in the beginning (before i figured out about the hints thing), and i was just stuck. It was one of those things where i was sure that if i was 10 years old, i’d have already figured it out. Well, i’m 3 times that old, so it took me 3 times as long to figure out what to do. I even gave up for a day and played PGR3 instead. Came back the next day and in 2 minutes figured out that the plant guy could do an uppercut and knock a shell off the ground where the dude was hiding. Grrrrrrr! After that, the story gets a lot more interesting.
I did download some demo videos, a demo of Joust and some other crap. Its all a pretty slick setup, aside from the fact that you can’t do anything else while downloading. I’ve heard that’s getting changed in a future update, so it isn’t a big deal to me. I also hooked up the windows media connect stuff so that i can stream music of my computer. I used to have the TiVo downstairs with that setup, but now that we have the HD comcast DVR, the TiVo is in my office, so the 360 can perform the music duties. The visualizations are nice, although they all seem too fast for me. I feel like i need to be on X or some other drug to appreciate the crazy pictures. It would be nice to have title, artist, other ID3 info fade in/out when songs change, though. Now we just need to get another HDTV so that i can play games AND watch tv at the same time!