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Postby Major Pain on Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:45 pm

Basically I'm looking into getting an xbox, and was wondering if anyone knew whether the arcade version is able to play games online well?
I know it has online capabilities, but what happens if games get patched and stuff. Does the fact that it only has 256mb space mean that you cant play games that get later patches or is it all fine?


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Re: XBOX 360 Arcade

Postby TheChrisD on Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:52 pm

I'm not completely sure, but game patches are saved to an internal memory separate to the storage. It's not taken from your storage, but patches are generally cycled through, so after a while you'll need to re-download patches again.

At least that's what it was like with my old Core 360 with my 64MB memory card.
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Re: XBOX 360 Arcade

Postby Xhiea on Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:03 am

how much are you willing to spend? sainsbury's have the xbox 360 elite at £149.99 at the moment, down from £200. im not sure how much the arcade though.
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Re: XBOX 360 Arcade

Postby batj on Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:37 pm

I think the arcades like 120 so it would be worth it going up to 150 to get a hdd included, i think you get loads of extras with the elite aswell (i know i did with a xbox 360 premium over the arcade)
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Re: XBOX 360 Arcade

Postby TheChrisD on Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:32 pm

batj wrote:I think the arcades like 120 so it would be worth it going up to 150 to get a hdd included, i think you get loads of extras with the elite aswell (i know i did with a xbox 360 premium over the arcade)

Exactly. The Arcade's really just a model to get if you have an older Core/Pro/Premium box that's shat itself and you want to get a replacement box but keep using all your old accessories.
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Re: XBOX 360 Arcade

Postby Major Pain on Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:52 pm

Ye decided I'm gunna get the elite when I get paid. Work at sainsbury's so could get an extra 10% off that, but gunna look around for some bundles, see what the cheapest i can get is. Already got an idea of a few games I want.


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Re: XBOX 360 Arcade

Postby Xhiea on Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:09 pm

Major Pain wrote:Ye decided I'm gunna get the elite when I get paid. Work at sainsbury's so could get an extra 10% off that, but gunna look around for some bundles, see what the cheapest i can get is. Already got an idea of a few games I want.


are we allowed to use discount on electronics in sainsburys? Somebody told me you couldnt :S. it could just apply to things like TVs and stuff but i'm not sure.
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Re: XBOX 360 Arcade

Postby Major Pain on Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:43 am

hmm, no idea. Ended up getting it from argos as they had a deal on where I could get 6 games for £40.


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Re: XBOX 360 Arcade

Postby Binerexis on Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:58 pm

With Elites, they have a real tendency to overheat and crap themselves but the people who have told me that never take good care of their stuff. Here are some tips to make sure your 360 doesn't shit itself and die:

- Have it laying down flat on its side as opposed to standing it upright
- Never rest anything on top of it
- Make sure the fans on the back aren't blocked and that air can actually circulate
- Keep your room clean so that dust/hair/small animals don't clog up the fans
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Re: XBOX 360 Arcade

Postby Xhiea on Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:07 am

Binerexis wrote: Here are some tips to make sure your 360 doesn't shit itself and die:



buy a ps3?
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