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Old 10-14-2011, 04:31 AM   #1
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Default Now's the time: Buy an Xbox!



Games. Franchises. Blockbusters. Now more than ever.

If you haven't got one already (most of you I hope already have) now is the time to buy an Xbox. Now more than ever, the console is really growing into a powerhouse, with new and expanding titles flying in from all areas. These last 4 months of the year alone include titles like: "Gears of War 3,” “Madden NFL 12,” “Dead Island,” “FIFA Soccer 12,” “NHL 12,” “Deus EX: Human Revolution, “Forza Motorsport 4,” "Battlefield 3," "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3," and "Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary" that bring a lot of new and exciting games to users, stretching the capabilities of the console.

And if you think the current generation consoles are coming to end, check out these figures for the month of September.

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Holding 42 percent share of the overall current-generation console market, Xbox 360 sold 438,000 units in September. Total retail spend on the Xbox 360 platform in September reached $534 million, the most for any console in the U.S. and two times larger than the nearest competitor.
The desire for the Xbox is even greater now after certain game releases and also the update of the Xbox Dashboard, which will bring great features including updated TV packages and integrated voice support while integrating the platform into it's overall design of Metro, the brainchild of our ever so desired Zune HD's. The Xbox has suddenly turned into a media hub, servicing your music and videos needs (Zune and Netflix), browsing (Bing Search) and even including Kinect Integration (Hand Gestures) to help you stay planted to that favorite sofa of yours. And now I'm really hoping the new dashboard is as exciting as it sounds.

[The Official Microsoft Blog]
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Old 10-14-2011, 12:40 PM   #2
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I'm really looking forward to the release of Rocksmith, going to get it for my Xbox.








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Hopefully Skype is comming to the xbox.




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Fifa 12 is a great game.
Especially if you're a soccer fan.
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I'm not a soccer fan, but FIFA 12 is indeed a great game. You don't have to enjoy watching the sport to enjoy playing the game.



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I could play most of those on my PC and PS3



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I could play most of those on my PC and PS3
Only one (Gears 3) can only be played exclusively on Xbox is you count CEA-CE on PC. Better on there anways.
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Was pretty sure that Forza was Xbox exclusive as well.



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Was pretty sure that Forza was Xbox exclusive as well.
Oops, didn't see Forza. Make that 2 games then.
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Gears, Forza AND Halo.
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I imagine they're not counting Halo because it has two computer ports, but both were for original Xbox games, not 360 games, so they're still 360 exclusives.
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Because it was crap on PC?
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They want you to buy an Xbox.
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Because it was crap on PC?
Halo was just as good, if not better on PC. It even still has people playing today. It has outlasted the Xbox version. Both Halo 1 and 2 on PC were the same as on 360, it's just that there are much better multi-player games to play on PC than Halo. Halo doesn't really fit the PC audience.

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Halo: Custom Edition was pretty damn badass on the PC.
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Halo: Custom Edition was pretty damn badass on the PC.
Still is.
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Yea, it's really what made the game on the PC, hence why Halo 2 was released on PC too, but I promise sales meant there was really no reason porting it to the PC.
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