Five years and going strong, the Xbox 360 shows no sign of slowing down. At CES last week, Microsoft said the Xbox 360 is its system of the long term; in other words don’t go looking for the next Xbox at GameStop anytime soon and with good reason; the system has proven its strength and longevity over the years. But you’re only now moving away from a last gen console and are more than ready to jump into the seventh generation. Surely you’ll need help making the right decision on what system to purchase?
Allow us to lead you down a good and exciting path, a path that leads straight to Microsoft’s flagship console: the Xbox 360. We have five excellent reasons why it’s the right choice:
What is promising to be the most revolutionary piece of hardware to hit the gaming industry for years, will only be available on Xbox 360. Like it or not, believe it or not, Microsoft’s Project Natal is coming like a raging storm that is set to cover and overwhelm all in its path. Developers the world over are preparing games that’ll take full advantage of Natal, games you’ll need nothing but your motions to play; imagine that.
Project Natal Will be out late this year and Microsoft has promised its launch will be like that of a new console. It’s been rumored that Capcom is developing a hardcore title for the motion device, a title that’ll only be playable on the Xbox 360.
Game Room: Virtual Arcade
Remember the old classic games? Of course you do. if time would allow, we could talk about the games that really got us into this hobby. They’re not as complicated as the intricate ones being made today but we reckon they are amongst some of the best! Centipede, Rocket Knight Adventures, Streets of Rage, the old Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat games. Yes indeed, gamers the world over would pay extra cash to get their hands on them. Well guess what? You can just that with Microsoft’s new service dubbed Game Room.
The arcade will launch this coming Spring for Xbox 360 and PC with 30 original arcade and console classics, including “Centipede,” “Asteroids Deluxe,” and “Super Cobra.” Players will be able to invite friends to your own custom arcade to challenge each other. The retro games will appear in their original cabinets and can be placed anywhere in your arcade.
The Live Experience:
There’s no denying it: Xbox Live has revolutionized the way we play games forever; from its inception, the goal was to bring people together although they could be thousands of miles away to experience entertainment at its best. The service has done exactly that and then some. Microsoft is constantly adding new features to its second-to-non service, making sure it stays ahead of the rest.
Features like: Twitter, Facebook, Sky, and Netflix are amongst some of the great services offered through Live, and the roster keeps on building. There’s no doubt you’ll find Live an excellent place to be, and oh, it’s only on Xbox 360.
A plethora of them to be precise: Alan Wake, Splinter Cell: Conviction, Crackdown 2, Mass Effect 2 and the giant in the room Halo: Reach. There’s not much that can be said against the Xbox lineup this year, it’s simply stellar. Sure some are on PC but if you want to enjoy anyone of the aforementioned titles on a console, it’s only available on the Xbox 360.
Yes it’s true, you could offer me all kinds of great deals, but the most significant would be a price cut on the item I’m trying to purchase, and if Michael Pachter is to be believed, when summer arrives, not only will Microsoft be able to cut the price of the Xbox 360, but they’ll also be able to add more value to it made possible by effective cost cutting. In fact, a 250GB hard drive Xbox 360 could be yours for just $299.
Nothing can beat that price; nothing.
So now that we’ve made plain to you the amount of value the Xbox 360 offers, you’re still standing here looking at us? Go withdraw some cash and do yourself some good. Also, Mass Effect 2 is around the bend, make sure take extra cash for it too.
We have a PS3 Slim Bundled with Uncharted 2 and it’s yours for free! Take it!
Five Reasons You Absolutely Must Buy An Xbox 360 This Year
by Ernice Gilbert on January 14th, 2010, under Editorials
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Nice Article, I have no clue why PS3 owners should hate over this!
Compared to all the negativity going around with these other websites, it’s nice to see someting positive. Keep it up!
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“There’s no denying it: Xbox Live has revolutionized the way we play games forever; from its inception, the goal was to bring people together although they could be thousands of miles away to experience entertainment at its best. The service has done exactly that and then some. Microsoft is constantly adding new features to its second-to-non service, making sure it stays ahead of the rest.
Features like: Twitter, Facebook, Sky, and Netflix are amongst some of the great services offered through Live, and the roster keeps on building. There’s no doubt you’ll find Live an excellent place to be, and oh, it’s only on Xbox 360.”
It’s been around for years mate, it’s called a “PC”. They’ve just integrated it into a console with limited functions.
about the “Price Cut” : PS3 is already at that price with 250gb HD
Lot of exclusives coming out on xbox360 ye sure, same as the ps3 lineup which has some awesome stuff coming as well (ff13, god of war, etc)
The “Game Room” sounds like playstation Home
And I’ll give you project natal, but I think it’ll be overhyped and ultimatly fail.
And no i’m not a PS3lover nor a xbox hater, but I just wanted to debunk these MUST reasons
over & out
Wow. This article fails. The game room is just playstation home. And i’m pretty sure microsoft is goin 2 nickel and dime you for the games (unlike the ps3 home). You named 5 games and said there are a bunch coming out this year. Where’s the rest? Can you even name any more? Didn’t think so. Netflix and stuff is goin to the ps3 and even the wii is getting netflix in the spring of this year. And all of those features that the other systems don’t have at the moment you can get the whole website on your pc. And you don’t need to pay $50 extra to access it like you do for the 360. Natal is for casual gamers and no hardcore gamers are going to be interested in it. Trust me we all lost interest with the first week of owning the wii. 250gb hd 360 for $300? Nothing can beat that price? If the 360 was like the ps3 and you could buy any hard drive that fits you could get the $200 arcade and spend that other $100 dollars on a 500gb or higher hard drive.
Next time why don’t you think before writing something fanboy. If you want people to buy the system tell them the truth. Otherwise more people are going to hate the 360. Tell them they have to spend $50 to play online unlike the ps3 and wii. Tell them they cant use facebook and twitter and crap unless the spend that same $50 that is required to play games just to show updates of their gamertag unlike the ps3. Tell them that if they want netflix they have to pay for that separately from their online gaming fees. Quit makin it sound like sunshine and rainbows. There are enough idiots on xbox live that don’t realize this stuff and have nothing to justify the expenses with. We don’t need any more. I have all 3 systems by the way and play my 360 the most so don’t call me a fanboy. I’m a gamer who wants to make sure other gamers don’t get screwed.
I just had to create an account to comment on this comment:
“It’s been around for years mate, it’s called a “PC”. They’ve just integrated it into a console with limited functions.”
The article didn’t say Microsoft Twitter, Facebook, etc., it only said they were integrating these features into XBox Live. Your comment was flawed from the beginning. And explain how the XBox has “limited functions”. It does what it’s supposed to. If you’re comparing it to the PS3, the term “different functions” is much more accurate, as each console does things the other doesn’t.
“about the “Price Cut” : PS3 is already at that price with 250gb HD”
Dead wrong. A PS3 with a 250GB drive is $350.00.
“Lot of exclusives coming out on xbox360 ye sure, same as the ps3 lineup which has some awesome stuff coming as well (ff13, god of war, etc)”
What point are you trying to make? They’re called exclusives for a reason. The author obviously feels that the 360′s exclusives are worth purchasing the console for. We already know the PS3 has exclusive titles, Final Fantasy 13 NOT being one of them.
“The “Game Room” sounds like playstation Home.”
Playstation Home has only a few titles, and none of them are half as cool as the real arcade games you’ll be able to play in the Game Room. This comparison is riduculous.
“And I’ll give you project natal, but I think it’ll be overhyped and ultimatly fail.”
Time will tell. But it definitely looks a lot cooler than PS3′s controller…which you probably should have mentioned. They both look cool.
“And no i’m not a PS3lover nor a xbox hater, but I just wanted to debunk these MUST reasons.”
I have both a 360 and a PS3, and a much more objective viewpoint than you. Get your facts straight.
So now you’re calling me a fanboy just because you don’t agree with the reasons listed that makes Xbox 360 a must buy this year? Really? You know, before you revert to calling people you don’t no nothing about names, I suggest You get your facts straight. Here, read thishttp://www.gamesthirst.com/2010/01/14/five-reasons-you-must-buy-a-ps3-this-year/
See that? It’s from the same writer, that would be me. The same writer who gave consumers good reasons to buy the Xbox 360 is the same one who gave consumers just a good reasons to get a PS3. I would address your other queries but from the time to mentioned fanboy, I realized you are one yourself.
LETS SEE. Virtual Arcade… PSN Home ripoff – just saying that wouldn’t be a reason to just buy an xbox. And I’m pretty sure a “plethora” is more than 5. Exclusiveness and xbox don’t work well together. All you hear from xbox owners is how their game of Halo or MW went. Who actually uses their xbox for Twitter, Facebook, and Sky. MAYBE Netflix.. but that’s still meh. And project natal could go either way.
OH, and by the way. One reason you totally forgot to mention why you need to buy an xbox360 this year is because your current one just died.
Go ahead and spam your “OMG FANBOY” comments, but just to let you know I had both a PS3 and a 360. You can only tweak Halo so much and that still depends on how long your xbox lasts.
Nice attempt on the article though.
Nada Nuff couldn’t have said it any better. Really, you’ve been owned.
If you have both systems, then why all the hate towards one? Most people who say that the own both really don’t. Most are just fanboys in disguise. And that goes either way: PS3 or Xbox 360.
I hope you’re not one of them.
Let me get this straight, “…games you’ll need nothing but your motions to play; imagine that.”
It’s cool for the Xbox 360 to have motion controls coming later this year, and it’s a reason I should buy one?
You attacked the Wii saying, “It’s been proven, the games don’t sell there because no hardcore gamer wants to swing a motion control around for hours. That’s for children.”
Can you please explain?
Also, I’m still waiting for you to provide the proof, because you did say, “It’s been proven…”.
Um, coffee, just cause Natal will be cool doesn’t mean it’s for hardcore gamers. Capcom is rumored to be developing a hardcore game for Natal, if it works, (I think it won’t) then that’s a win for them. Remember 360 unlike the Wii is capable of doing a lot with its motion controls. I do believe a great experience can be forged, but it’ll have to take a lot of convincing. The hardcore crowd is really skeptical about this, but you never know. And I didn’t say a good Hardcore game can’t be had on the Wii, the problem is there’s not too much on a hardcore crowd there to being with.
“Remember 360 unlike the Wii is capable of doing a lot with its motion controls.”
Again, is this just your opinion? Because we haven’t seen a lot of anything from Natal other than the controlled demonstrations and marketing videos they’ve released.
“…just cause Natal will be cool doesn’t mean it’s for hardcore gamers.”
Also, there’s no guarantee Natal will be cool, it could be horrid.
I have to say that the 360 has some cool things coming out this year but im not to big into the the whole Natal thing. But I gave up on Microsoft’s console about a year ago. Don’t get me wrong, they have alot of really good games and alot of great features for the system but after having four systems give me the Red Ring Of Death the console is just to unreliable for me.
And you know what? Your reasons are totally justifiable.
Maybe next time around MS will do a better job with its hardware.
Id sure hope so, my cousin went threw three 360′s because of the red ring. He’s like me, he likes alot of the games and features xbox has to offer but with the fail rate so high its just not worth it.
Virtual Arcade? This is the first time I have heard of this. I’ve been so out of the loop lately… I must look this up now.
Oh, and Mass Effect 2 in 7 days! Can’t wait!
Yeah, Mass Effect 2 will no doubt be Mass-effectivly huge! looking towards it myself. : )
You’re right, some gamers might have a hard time investing their hard earned cash in the next Xbox if all three giants release their consoles at the same time. But there are always folks, die-hard fans, who’ll purchase millions in launch week.
I had a 360 on launch but we all know those units have terrible failure rates so I got rid of mine after they sent me my third one in one year. I thing I miss most about that 360 model is that is was a great heating source for my bedroom when it was cold but I know the new models are much cooler and have an improved failure rate. I probably will be picking one up this year, especially if there is another price cut. Looking forward to Alan Wake, ME2, and Crackdown 2. Also, have a 60GB PS3 launch model, I was a sucker for the new consoles I know.
Mass Effect 2 is what I really want. Halo is alright but ME looks killer.
In one week you’ll have it bro : )
“Nothing can beat that price; nothing.”
Nothing can beat the PS3 at that price; nothing.
there that is all better. the 360 is aged! most of the games are scaled to 720p or 1080p. Natal is just trying to capture Nintendo’s market share.
*yawn* I bought a 360 when it came out. After the third RROD I scrapped it and bought a PS3. Haven’t had a SINGLE issue with it and owned it since 2007. I once(accidentally) left it on for over 12 hours(Played some Madden, thought I turned it off before going to work) and when I came home… It still worked no problems. If I still had a 360? 12 hours would have killed it, twice.
Also, when the 60gig did get full I bought a 320 and put it in without voiding the warrenty, unlike a 360. And as for exclusives? Anything a 360 can play that is over 2stars is also on PC. Got ME2 on PC for 10dollars less then it is on 360 and my PC doesn’t melt after an hour of play. Why do I hate 360s? Because I am a very disgruntled former owner of one. All that money flushed down the Microsoft drain.
Too many FPSes as the highlight of the system, little software variety, RROD killing consoles, poor d-pad, paying for online, etc. I don’t care for the system anymore.
lol! @vicious54 that is one expensive bedroom heater.