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#361 reddjoey

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 10:09 PM

Pre-order Kinect now at Amazon $149.99

http://www.amazon.co...rd_i=1000519541



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No Kinect price announced yet, retail price estimates are purely speculative, final price & pack-in details are not yet determined.


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#362 DukeEdwardI

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 01:12 AM

So the x-clamp is responsible for ALL problems that the 360 has had in the past then? Huh, I just thought all the errors happened because of heat.

Anyway, I'm super tempted with that GameStop TIV promo. I could get about $178 for my 60GB 360 w/ 512MB memory card + extra wireless controller. $122+tax for the 360S sounds pret-tay, pret-tay good. I could probably scrounge around and find some other stuff to increase that TIV too.

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 01:59 PM

My 360 is now 'preparing for shipment' on Amazon. Woo hoo.

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 03:38 PM

Same. I'll be getting it Monday

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 05:05 PM

I have the red resident evil Xbox 360. I remember reading about how it was the least prone to the rrod. I just don't know if it's worth trading in to get the new slim.


i have that same system and its very very quite. i have it sitting right next to a newer arcade and its easily twice as loud as my resident evil console. i wouldnt trade it in but thats just me. i have a pro console too, that im thinking about trading in to get it.

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 05:39 PM

If it wasn't for me just geting the splinter cell 360 not long ago I would get this. My Pro rrod on me after years and was 366 days past the 3 year. A 3 year that started from the date I bought it was it was a 1 year and 2 year extended but any way, now I wish I would have held off. I did the transfer so I can't do that again for another year or else I would just buy the slim trasfer my account then take the splinter cell 360 back. Well I would atleast try. Hell I have not even opened the game that came with it.
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#367 LinkinPrime

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 08:22 PM

Here's an excellent article detailing the differences in every possible way between the X360 and X360 'S':

http://www.anandtech....box-360-slim/1

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 10:07 PM

WoAh, I was sitting here transferring my stuff to the new Slim and had to take a double take because I didn't realize it was on like the old one where it sounded like a damn wind tunnel.

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#369 sendme

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 04:05 AM

I really don't get this about how loud the old ones were. Well not like everyone makes them out to be. My first one was fine and it was the old Pro back when you only had the Core and the Pro Skus. About 2 years later it started to get louder and the last few months till it died it was really loud but nothing that made me turn up my TV. After I fixed it the thing was really loud and that was when I had to turn up the TV. My Splinter Cell 360 I really don't hear much from it at all just like my old Pro when I first got it. Sure I can hear the fan some but nothing more so than a PC. Hell my computers some times seem louder than my new 360 and my old Pro when it was new.
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Posted 19 June 2010 - 04:14 AM

Uh... ok, how bout this... the 4 times I've turned on my PS3 to play a game it's been NOTICEABLY quieter than my 360. (I just know someone's gonna say fanboi, troll, and/or hater instead of looking at it objectively...) :\

Edit: also, my 10 yr old desktop is quieter even if I had the disk drive on it spinning...

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#371 LinkinPrime

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 05:12 AM

Nope. I believe it...my 60GB PS3 is way quieter than my old Arcade unit...and by old December 2009.

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 05:40 AM

This ought to help as well.

http://www.engadget....l-ps3-slim-and/

At the bottom.

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 05:41 AM

Glossy Black color, Chrome finish, touch sensitive power/eject buttons, built in Wi-Fi, internal HDD...sounds like it took the 360 another couple years to get up to what the PS3 had from launch....

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 05:52 AM

Every Gamestop near me was sold out, but I did take advantage of the trade-in deal to reserve one from the next batch.

I spent $55 including tax after trading in my launch 360 (that never RR'd BTW), 2 extra controls, 2 headsets, 512mb memory card, wifi adapter and 20gb HDD. Not a horrible deal.
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Posted 19 June 2010 - 06:09 AM

Glossy Black color, Chrome finish, touch sensitive power/eject buttons, built in Wi-Fi, internal HDD...sounds like it took the 360 another couple years to get up to what the PS3 had from launch....


Too bad the PS3 still doesn't have what the 360 has had since launch.


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Posted 19 June 2010 - 06:27 AM

But... I can do everything else.

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 06:54 AM

Too bad the PS3 still doesn't have what the 360 has had since launch.


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It doesn't? What are all those game cases under my TV filled with, then? Stop trying to one up one another with stupid comments. Obviously the PS3 has games. You can't even make an argument for it not having "great" games like the 360 since most of their libraries overlap at this point, unless you think Halo and Gears are the only decent 360 games.

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 07:37 AM

Local BB had 20 today. They said they lasted a whole 2 hours. A CSR said it will be in the Sunday ad as he was building a display for it. I'd take that news with a grain of salt.

Also the 360 S won't red ring, but it will display a red light with an error.
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Posted 19 June 2010 - 10:41 AM

360 isn't as good as PS3's hardware. PS3 isn't as good as 360s software/online. There. Now we can all play nice again.

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 02:24 PM

so i got this new xbox via gamestops trade promo, and noticed this thing runs hella hot on the side (when vertical). its very quite, but i wonder if its better to lay it horizontally rather than vertically. seems there are vents on the top and bottom of the unit. i thought the touch sensitive controls were gonna be a problem and i was right. every time i handle the unit or try to retrieve a disc from the tray i accidentally hit the eject button. it sucks when i try to get a game out to have the tray close up on the disc.

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 04:57 PM

Shit... On my old xbox if I'd hit the tray at all it would make the tray close while I was putting the disk in. I'd much rather "risk" a sensitive button I'd clearly avoid while putting a disk in than a tray that always closed on sensitive touch.

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 05:14 PM

ESPN is really the only MS announcement that has me excited, as I watched a ton of college sports on ESPN360 (now called ESPN3). Was able to catch every televised game from my school between it and the nationally televised games.

Rage has promise as well. Otherwise it was just more tidbits on games I was already excited for like Gears 3 etc. and the motion control stuff that I have zero interest in.

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#383 Maklershed

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 05:32 PM

Just got a slim. I'm about to hook it up now. :bouncy:

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 05:39 PM

You'll like it. I still have to take a double take since it's so quiet.

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 06:15 PM

Well, here's something interesting:

Was playing on my new Slim for a bit, then the thing shuts off automatically when I was playing an online game of FIFA World Cup 2010. Look around and see that the light on the 360's power brick is red. Overheated.

What I don't get is that I had my old 360 in the same exact spot at the bottom of my entertainment cabinet. It NEVER overheated.

Anyone else having this problem?
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Posted 19 June 2010 - 06:28 PM

Well, here's something interesting:

Was playing on my new Slim for a bit, then the thing shuts off automatically when I was playing an online game of FIFA World Cup 2010. Look around and see that the light on the 360's power brick is red. Overheated.

What I don't get is that I had my old 360 in the same exact spot at the bottom of my entertainment cabinet. It NEVER overheated.

Anyone else having this problem?


Yikes. :headache:

I'm really hoping that this isn't an issue and just a freak occurrence. Otherwise, I'll be expecting a replacement of the power brick...yet again.

Dumb question, but did you dust the entire area where your new 360 and power brick are now? Dust might have gotten in there and done some damage but I really don't know.
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Posted 19 June 2010 - 06:34 PM

Yikes. :headache:

I'm really hoping that this isn't an issue and just a freak occurrence. Otherwise, I'll be expecting a replacement of the power brick...yet again.

Dumb question, but did you dust the entire area where your new 360 and power brick are now? Dust might have gotten in there and done some damage but I really don't know.


Before I even put anything in, I went in with some cleaner and cleaned the entire area.

I'll be keeping my eye out on this thread, maybe this is something to discuss on my live show tomorrow. In any case, I really hope this is just a one-time deal.
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Posted 19 June 2010 - 06:39 PM

Before I even put anything in, I went in with some cleaner and cleaned the entire area.

I'll be keeping my eye out on this thread, maybe this is something to discuss on my live show tomorrow. In any case, I really hope this is just a one-time deal.


Damn, then I have nothing. Let's hope it was a fluke.
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Posted 19 June 2010 - 06:42 PM

:knock on wood: I haven't had any problems so far. I did get two piece of wood to raise it up off the carpet while letting the bottom of it have airflow though.

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 06:59 PM

I have the red resident evil Xbox 360. I remember reading about how it was the least prone to the rrod. I just don't know if it's worth trading in to get the new slim.



Likely "least prone" because it was the least common. Might as well say the Simpsons yellow 360's were immune to RROD based on that. ;)

Fewer units mean fewer failures. It took a while for people to realize there were an abnormal number of launch 360's failing and practically 33% of those were failing.

On the Slim, mine is silent. Anyone who compares this unit to the standard 360's without talking about the silence is seriously shortchanging the main advantage of this unit. The S in Xbox 360 S on the serial code is not S for Slim, it's S for Silent. I switched not for the new hotness, but for the new quietness. The whine is gone. Finally. I hope Microsoft never does that again.