Do I buy a 360?

I am sorely tempted to buy an xBox 360.
Should I?
After the jump, the for-and-against. Fearless readers – leave a comment. Let me know what you think. Try and talk me down from the ledge of this rash purchase, or sneak up behind me and shove, hard.



  • I’ve run out of component video inputs on the AV receiver.
  • Will I be able to cart it over to Singapore? (To be fair, the answer to that one is ‘yes’.)
  • Table Tennis, Test Drive Unlimited, Prey, Halo, DoA4… and… um… nope, that’s it.
  • xBox Live is apparently populated by potty-mouthed 13-year-olds with microphones (rated MA, contains strong coarse language, adult themes, geek humour).
  • Apparently they’re upgrading it to have an HDMI port – sometime soon.
  • Who’d want an external HD-DVD drive? Seriously?

So that’s a few points for, and against. What do I do, fearless readers?

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4 Responses to Do I buy a 360?

  1. ross says:

    Wait for the Wii. It’s SO CLOSE ANYWAY, it’s CHEAPER, and you’ll have the room to play it at your place.
    Solid Snake Vs Pikachu. On training mode, so you can bash the unholy snot out of the little electric mouse.
    Surely you have enough other stuff to distract you until then. And if not, buy more games! Still cheaper.
    Please forgive the lateness of my reply.

  2. Josh says:

    I’ve already been persuaded to get a Wii, though. As soon as they release a Mario Kart game and Super Smash Bros Brawl, I’m there.
    And what’s all this about bashing the snot out of little electric mice? You haven’t lived until you’ve beaten someone with Pichu.

  3. dougs says:

    Final Fantasy XI is available on xbox 360. Yay!
    Given up on persuading Andrew to buy it, might as well try to convince you.

  4. Josh says:

    I was tempted by it on the PC. But ten bucks a month is a fair bit…
    And besides, I’d probably rather have a PS3 and a Wii. But Test Drive Unlimited and Halo 3 are awfully tempting.

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