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February 3, 2006

Xbox 360 Arrived!!!

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I got my Xbox 360 last night.  Very cool.  I’m anxious to play online against my friends…so add me to your friend list…I’m RGBA . The graphic to the right is my “gamer card.”  It is updated in real time.  My profile name is “RGBA.”  The “Rep” is my reputation.  You start with 3 stars and gain stars when people want to play with you.  When people avoid playing with you, your Rep goes down.  The G is for “Gamer score.”  Every game has tasks you can complete that add to your Gamer score.  Zone is what type of player I am (Recreation = just for fun, not super competitive).  The bottom shows the last 5 games I’ve played.

I used this website to find out who had Xbox 360’s available.  I wanted an Xbox 360 standard system (the one with a hard drive).  Many of the bundles include lots of games and books that I didn’t care about.  I found that Dell had a bundle that was pretty close to what I wanted, for $680 (no mark up on price).  Their bundle included:

  • Xbox 360 (Console with chrome DVD tray, Hard Drive, Wireless Controller, Xbox Live Headset, Ethernet Cable, Component (HD)/Composite (RCA) video cable)
  • 2nd Wireless Controller
  • Play and Charge Kit (cable and rechargeable battery for wireless controller)
  • 13 Month Xbox Live Subscription Card
  • 3 Games (Madden Football 2006, Project Gotham Racing, Kameo)

I found I needed a few more things to get my setup just right, so I ran to Best Buy to get:

  • Wireless Network Adapter
  • S Video cable (don’t have HD TV yet, and wanted a better picture than you get from RCA cables)
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack (so both controllers are now rechargeable)
  • Remote Control (In case I start using my Xbox to watch DVD’s)

I ordered from dell.com on Monday and it arrived on Thursday using their free shipping option…not bad!

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