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Obligatory Xbox 360 Post


November 21, 2005 09:52 AM PST

Well this is the week. I don't have much to say on the topic, just adding to the 360 blogging noise.

You can check BestBuy inventories here. 200 premium 360's for launch at the bellevue store. I predict that there will be more than that number who leave the store disappointed after they sell out Tuesday morning.

Comments (37)
John, November 22, 2005 12:12 AM:

It's after midnight, any of you have your 360s yet?

Paul, November 22, 2005 01:46 AM:

Are there any (fun) games for 360 yet?

John, November 22, 2005 02:45 AM:

Yes you can buy the original Joust! Now what's your excuse?

Wheelson, November 22, 2005 01:55 PM:

I saw a HD CRT 26" Wide screen TV at costco last night for $449. The picture on it was sweet. I thought it was pretty amazing that a new HDTV would be only $50 more than an XBox 360.

I don't know about sweet games for the 360, but I read that in Battlefront II you can't hunt Gungans for sport. Oh yea!

Wheelson, November 24, 2005 07:53 AM:

Um...of course I mean you CAN hunt Gungans for sport. Being happy about NOT having the chance to hunt Gungans for sport is a jailable offence.

A friend of mine at Microsoft was presented with a fully loaded XBox 360 as a project bonus. Last I heard from him was, "Can't talk...Xbox."

John, November 30, 2005 12:20 AM:

Update: The 360 has been out 1 week and I still don't have one - how lame is that? I did notice that Fred Meyer has a pile of 360 games and accessories, which of course are useless if there are no consoles for sell.

In the mean time, Captain Sniffy has a free Xbox 360 laser engraved with his gamertag and icon. No justice, no justice at all.

J, November 30, 2005 09:45 AM:

We need a photo of that Xbox!

Paul, November 30, 2005 10:52 AM:

I, too, am still 360-less. But I reiterate: are there any fun games out for it? I saw perfect dark, it brings nothing.

John, November 30, 2005 03:30 PM:

There is no answer for that question. For me personally I won't really know if a game is fun until I play it. Hard to define what a game has to 'bring' in order to be fun. I think I'll take a gamble however and say that at least some of the 360 games out now or soon to be out will be fun.

J, December 1, 2005 07:08 PM:

Check out this sweet skin for the 360. It's actually a Newton's method fractal, which makes it even cooler.

Sniffy, December 5, 2005 12:02 PM:

Having had the XBox 360 for a week now, I've only played PGR3, and a host of the arcade games. I'd definitely have to say that the 360 is a very cool machine as a "media amplifier", but the XBox Live experience is completely at a new level. That's what the 360 has to offer above all.

One of the coolest things for me: My wife is a gamer now! She loves the arcade games. That to me is the biggest win.

FredB, December 6, 2005 10:19 AM:

I totally agree. When I got my wife hooked on Myst we had a blast together. I had to buy the Myst 2000 edition which I think used the Unreal engine to provide a walkable environment. It was the only way she could visualize the environment. The standard postcard view was too confusing.

Johnn, December 12, 2005 05:21 PM:

Arrrrrg! 360's still sitting on the shelves in Japan?

Japanese Xbox 360 sales off to slow start. Re-image those dogs the US load and ship em back!

Paul, December 12, 2005 06:42 PM:

Yeah, as if you're going to play it: (1) you have no time, and (2) there aren't any games for 360.

Whatever happened to Thursday night mayhem?

J, December 13, 2005 10:06 AM:

I think our game master plays games all day at work and has grown weary of playing games at home with lamers like us. :-)

John, December 13, 2005 10:15 AM:

Yes lamers. He can only 'let' us win for so long before becoming bored.

Paul, December 13, 2005 11:21 AM:

Well, let's just setup a time this week and do some mayhem... I think Wednesday works better for J, right?

Sniffy, December 13, 2005 01:45 PM:

Hmm, actually, it's the games I've become bored with. I'm itching for the next fun thing. Nothing on the 360 has proven to be exceedingly fun, though I am enjoying Bejeweled and old-school Joust. For me, nothing tops the XBox triumvirate of Midtown Madness, Crimson Skies and Counter-Strike. Mech Assault 1 deserves an honorable mention.

Halo 2? Meh. Battlefront? How many more Ewoks do I have to kill again? Ghost Recon 2? It was good for a while, but the interest wanes.

The other games are FUN to play on-line, and each has something original about it. Until the next groundbreaker comes out on the 360, I'll be sticking to XBox 1 for my online gaming fix.

John, January 24, 2006 11:21 AM:

Santa finally found my house. 2 months after release, but I am finally 360 enabled. What was the first online game I played?? Joust, with Captain Sniffy. Go figure.

Paul, January 24, 2006 12:11 PM:

Well, at least it wasn't Bejeweled.

Where did you find it?

John, January 24, 2006 01:48 PM:

I gave up on trying to get up early every day and check the stores on my way to work. I just ordered up the Dell gamer bundle. They got it to me pretty quick.

J, January 24, 2006 02:53 PM:

Beat Sniffy to a review.

Paul, January 24, 2006 05:20 PM:

I think they're too busy playing "Barbie's eXtreme Online 360 Mall Trip" to write reviews.

John, January 24, 2006 07:32 PM:

Can't talk now... Gotta find a purse to match my pumps...

John, January 25, 2006 09:18 AM:

No end in sight to the current 360 shortage?

Paul, February 21, 2006 03:05 PM:

Still can't find any 360s. Is there a place online where I can get a system that is not a bundle?

Sniffy, February 21, 2006 05:33 PM:

Lots of folks have been having success with this online alerter:

J, March 26, 2006 04:31 PM:

360 fanboys check this. Apparently you can play divx and xvid on the 360 now. Review?

Paul, April 7, 2006 12:42 AM:

I guess I'll never get a 360.

George, April 7, 2006 01:41 PM:

If Lucent wants all the 360's pulled from the shelf maybe they can post the list of where you can actually buy a 360.

Paul, April 7, 2006 05:10 PM:

Judging by Xbox availability, Lucent has already won. It's been like 6 months now. WTF MS? Get it together already!

Paul, April 7, 2006 07:40 PM:

I take it back. I stopped at GameStop just 30 minutes ago and they were in stock, so I of course bought a premium one (plus Kameo and Oblivion). See, I just had to whine long enough...

J, April 9, 2006 11:07 PM:

So, what are your thoughts on the 360? Death of PC gaming? LOL.

Paul, April 14, 2006 12:08 AM:

Everything else = Xbox

In other news, availability should be getting better.

Paul, May 2, 2006 12:40 PM:

Behind the 360.

J, December 7, 2007 10:22 PM:

So, two years later and thanks to Sniffy, I join the ranks with an Elite. Mini-review to follow.

John, December 8, 2007 08:55 PM:

Just in time for Xbox 3.

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