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teedubya
11-22-2005, 02:23 AM
anyone pick one up at midnight? Im personally not a big gamer, but was over at a friends house... and him and his roommate each preordered an Xbox360 back in May. Put them both on Ebay 5 days ago.

Auctions just ended, $1479 + $50 shipping and $1295.50 + $50 shipping

Each cost $400 with tax.

Damn, I should have preordered 10.

kcxiv
11-22-2005, 02:33 AM
to much for a xbox 360, i am a huge sports gamer, but i can wait a bit. i dont need one that bad. lol

ChiefsFanatic
11-22-2005, 03:58 AM
anyone pick one up at midnight? Im personally not a big gamer, but was over at a friends house... and him and his roommate each preordered an Xbox360 back in May. Put them both on Ebay 5 days ago.

Auctions just ended, $1479 + $50 shipping and $1295.50 + $50 shipping

Each cost $400 with tax.

Damn, I should have preordered 10.

Anyone who would pay that much before checking out the local Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy etc. is too stupid to procreate and should be "fixed" immediately.

Ultra Peanut
11-22-2005, 04:04 AM
From what I've read, some Best Buys are reaming people by forcing them to pay $870 for bundle deals just to get the system.

Early word on Madden is not good, by the way:

Madden. ****ing. Sucks.

I can't even bring out appropriate adjectives on this one, folks. Whereas NBA Live rocks my socks just on a demo... This Madden is just awful (graphcally, and what they do to the classic Madden play / orientation).

I'll have to play it more to be really fair about it, but it's not good.

is there roster editing? (ie editing player ratings, and is create a player really gone?

No roster editing or create a player at all.DOUBLEYEWTEEEFF

Its freaking 2:45 in the morning. I bought my X-box at 1am at walmart.

I don't want to give conclusive impressions as I am sleepy and only played 1 quarter of Madden.

For you guys who have not gotten it yet, take your expectations of this game down a peg or 2. Again I am not gonna pass final judgement yet, but so far I am really underwelmed by this game. To be honest, at the moment Madden on the 1st X-box is way better.

I can't put my finger on it at the moment, and I am tired as heck, but something just aint right. Its like I am playing Madden, but its.."off". This I think is due to i need to play a few games, but after the first quarter, I really dont even care if I play the game again.

Heres hoping this changes tomorrow after I get some sleep.

I kind of feel the same way. I do think the graphics are great. I am using a hi def Samsung. I think the game feels slower. The players need to move quicker.
I would like to see a more broadcast style game. I would have to think this will change in 07 with the ESPN liscence. The game needs some more polish. Small things, like after the game is over I instantly see the Stats. I want to see the coach's shaking hands. It ends to quickly. I do like the running game beter as I can now see holes. I also like the kicking game better. To much to absorb to night. plesant Dreams ZZZZZ

Well I made a fatal error tonight. When picking up my 360 I decided WTH and bought Madden. What a mistake.
I'm not going to dwell on it but overall I was not impressed at all. IMO Maden 06 plays a LOT better. Sure madden 360 looks great, I'll give it that. However the controls and overal feel is lacking bigtime. I'm going to give it some more time but Its looking more like I'll lose my butt on this one when/if I trade it in so soon.
I did see some nice new animations but whats with the sliding around and magnet to the tackler mechanics!
I threw 1 pass that my TE caught and the nearest defender was5-8 yards away and all of a sudden my TE just slides (very fast) to the defender and gets tackled. this happened on quite a few occasions.
I knew the game was going to have the usual flaws that Madden 06 had but man I never expected it to play worse.

Oh well. Live and Learn. Again I'll play more tomorrow and give er another shot.

Saggysack
11-22-2005, 04:04 AM
Anyone who would pay that much before checking out the local Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy etc. is too stupid to procreate and should be "fixed" immediately.


Yep. What do they say? A fool and his money soon part. Sounds about right in this case.

Pants
11-22-2005, 04:12 AM
Anyone who would pay that much before checking out the local Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy etc. is too stupid to procreate and should be "fixed" immediately.

That's nice, but guess what? When I showed up at 7pm to the local Wal-Mart to get in line, I found out that I was a little too late, 12 hours too late to be precise. There were people camping there from 7am in the morning. Same story with BestBuy. Didn't check Target, but didn't need to, it was obvious I wasn't getting any 360's today.

Ultra Peanut
11-22-2005, 04:15 AM
That's nice, but guess what? When I showed up at 7pm to the local Wal-Mart to get in line, I found out that I was a little too late, 12 hours too late to be precise. There were people camping there from 7am in the morning. Same story with BestBuy. Didn't check Target, but didn't need to, it was obvious I wasn't getting any 360's today.Exactly.

If you have that much money to throw around, more power to you.

I can wait. I didn't get an XBox until last year, so I've still got plenty of stuff to enjoy with that before moving on to the 360.

kcxiv
11-22-2005, 04:16 AM
yep, they will all be sold out by tonight. I can wait a while, maybe even til the first price drop. 360 release games are not going to be very good. Wait til the 2nd round of games are released. have to give developers time to understand how the 360 works and what they can do with it.

Pants
11-22-2005, 04:17 AM
Exactly.

If you have that much money to throw around, more power to you.

I can wait. I didn't get an XBox until last year, so I've still got plenty of stuff to enjoy with that before moving on to the 360.

****in'a, I'm really pissed. They're selling like mother****ing hotcakes on Ebay. I was going to pull a little stunt and make a couple thousand dollars in one night, but alas, it did not work out.

Ultra Peanut
11-22-2005, 04:24 AM
College Hoops 2k6 is my XBox 360. :D

Mecca
11-22-2005, 04:31 AM
I have one on preorder from Gamestop......they informed me they won't be getting enough on the first shipment to fill my order. But I should have one by Christmas time.........

Saggysack
11-22-2005, 05:38 AM
Exactly.

If you have that much money to throw around, more power to you.

I can wait. I didn't get an XBox until last year, so I've still got plenty of stuff to enjoy with that before moving on to the 360.


College Hoops 2k6 is my XBox 360.

Huh?

Saggysack
11-22-2005, 05:55 AM
Oh damn, I need to read alittle better. ROFL

teedubya
11-22-2005, 07:15 AM
funny, pay 1200$ for a system with 10-20 available games or $109 on a PS2 with over 500 games? Hrmmm

Swanman
11-22-2005, 08:42 AM
funny, pay 1200$ for a system with 10-20 available games or $109 on a PS2 with over 500 games? Hrmmm

These next-gen consoles are usually expensive paperweights for about a year until the game development catches up with the system. PS2 had a horrible game selection until Metal Gear Solid 2 came out months after release.

I'm just going to avoid all the 360 bs and pre-order a PS3. I have more faith in Sony to produce the best next-gen console.

KcMizzou
11-22-2005, 08:45 AM
I'm just going to avoid all the 360 bs and pre-order a PS3. I have more faith in Sony to produce the best next-gen console.Same here.

Ultra Peanut
11-22-2005, 09:11 AM
I have more faith in Sony to produce the best next-gen console.Whyzat? The XBox was the best console of the current/past (whichever) generation.

gblowfish
11-22-2005, 09:14 AM
That's nice, but guess what? When I showed up at 7pm to the local Wal-Mart to get in line, I found out that I was a little too late, 12 hours too late to be precise. There were people camping there from 7am in the morning. Same story with BestBuy. Didn't check Target, but didn't need to, it was obvious I wasn't getting any 360's today.Probably the same Nerds who camp out for Harry Potter books.

grandllama
11-22-2005, 09:16 AM
...I have more faith in Sony to produce the best next-gen console.

Just like I had faith in Sony to deliver a high quality Celine Dion album that wouldn't open my computer to every known hacker in the universe.....

KcMizzou
11-22-2005, 09:18 AM
Just like I had faith in Sony to deliver a high quality Celine Dion album that wouldn't open my computer to every known hacker in the universe.....That's BS. I don't believe it.








You wouldn't buy a Celine Dion CD, would ya?

Clint in Wichita
11-22-2005, 09:18 AM
Whyzat? The XBox was the best console of the current/past (whichever) generation.

Not a chance. The controllers are the worst I've seen since Intellivision, and the game library still can't compare to the PS2, slightly better graphics or not.

ChiefsFanatic
11-22-2005, 09:25 AM
That's nice, but guess what? When I showed up at 7pm to the local Wal-Mart to get in line, I found out that I was a little too late, 12 hours too late to be precise. There were people camping there from 7am in the morning. Same story with BestBuy. Didn't check Target, but didn't need to, it was obvious I wasn't getting any 360's today.

The Wal-Mart Supercenter by my house still had 3 after the people waiting in line were done. I watched the KU game on Tivo with a friend, and just for fun we went by there when I drove him home. At 1:00 a.m. there were 3 left.

BigChiefFan
11-22-2005, 09:28 AM
That's exactly why they should LIMIT the amount of PREORDERS for one person.

grandllama
11-22-2005, 09:28 AM
...You wouldn't buy a Celine Dion CD, would ya?

shure, i think she's thuper, :thailor:




;)

Reaper16
11-22-2005, 09:35 AM
Whyzat? The XBox was the best console of the current/past (whichever) generation.
In terms of hardware, granted. Sony had a far superior lineup of software. Hell, Nintendo did, too, for that matter. Microsoft had Halo, Halo 2, KOTOR, Forza.... yeah, that's about it as far as great exclusives.

GoTrav
11-22-2005, 09:38 AM
1400 bucks is insane.

But I went up to the Best Buy in LS this morning and there was shit everywhere. Beer cans, gallon jug of Captain Morgan's, fast food trash. Cop mentioned some clown got arrested. Rowdy gaming crew.

Ultra Peanut
11-22-2005, 09:39 AM
Not a chance. The controllers are the worst I've seen since IntellivisionThe Duke was godawful, but the Controller S is arguably the BEST controller ever (ergonomic and reasonable, putting the Dual Shock 2 to shame despite my original preference for it after years and years of being used to it). The 360's controller will improve upon the S by moving the jewel buttons (one of the few ways to make it better, and a move I'm ecstatic about) and being wireless, making them even better.

Graphics are no contest, and as game libraries go, I feel they balance each other out pretty well. Halo, Forza, Ninja Gaiden, Fable (unrealistic hype aside), Jade Empire and the like are great exclusives, and given the choice with a game that's available for either, it's the XBox version every time; additionally, XBox Live blows away Sony's online "system."

Reaper16
11-22-2005, 09:42 AM
Microsoft's one problem is that it hasn't established itself in the Japanese market. You can take what would be an un-innovative PC FPS, call it Halo, and control the simpletons of the US... but with out derivitave turn-based RPGs, Japan is a pipe dream. :)

Ultra Peanut
11-22-2005, 09:43 AM
Microsoft's one problem is that it hasn't established itself in the Japanese market. You can take what would be an un-innovative PC FPS, call it Halo, and control the simpletons of the US... but with out derivitave turn-based RPGs, Japan is a pipe dream. :)Indeed. Japan is still almost completely untapped for them. It should be interesting to see what they do to try to remedy that.

KcMizzou
11-22-2005, 09:46 AM
Maybe that's why I prefer PS2. (I have both) I'm mainly an RPG/sports guy.

Don't really care for FPS's all that much.

Reaper16
11-22-2005, 09:48 AM
Indeed. Japan is still almost completely untapped for them. It should be interesting to see what they do to try to remedy that.
They're desperatly trying to establish a relationship with Square-Enix, who for all intents and purposes, owns the collective souls of the Japanese people. Final Fantasy XI, the MMORPG, is a confirmed 360 release.

unlurking
11-22-2005, 09:49 AM
Got my shipping confirmation and tracking number yesterday. Will have it by Friday at the latest, hoping for tomorrow though.

Ultra Peanut
11-22-2005, 09:51 AM
Kind of a follow-up tangent (figure that out), but I'd liken the XBox controllers to UCF in 2004 and 2005. The Duke was a miserable monstrosity of a controller (0-11). The Controller S was an amazing turnaround that managed to take the crown (8-3, hosting the C-USA championship game).

Okay, bizarre. I was making that analogy BEFORE I stumbled upon this:

<img src="http://graphics.fansonly.com/confs/c-usa/graphics/fb-champ05-343x154.gif" style="width: 343px; height: 154px; border: 0" alt="" />

They're desperatly trying to establish a relationship with Square-Enix, who for all intents and purposes, owns the collective souls of the Japanese people. Final Fantasy XI, the MMORPG, is a confirmed 360 release.I was thinking there was something between Square and Microsoft, and I knew about FFXI, but I hadn't paid terribly close attention (to keep myself from drooling over something I can't afford for a long time to come) and didn't know the specifics, so thanks for the clarification.

ChiefsFanatic
11-22-2005, 10:02 AM
Kind of a follow-up tangent (figure that out), but I'd liken the XBox controllers to UCF in 2004 and 2005. The Duke was a miserable monstrosity of a controller (0-11). The Controller S was an amazing turnaround that managed to take the crown (8-3, hosting the C-USA championship game).

Okay, bizarre. I was making that analogy BEFORE I stumbled upon this:

<img src="http://graphics.fansonly.com/confs/c-usa/graphics/fb-champ05-343x154.gif" style="width: 343px; height: 154px; border: 0" alt="" />

I was thinking there was something between Square and Microsoft, and I knew about FFXI, but I hadn't paid terribly close attention (to keep myself from drooling over something I can't afford for a long time to come) and didn't know the specifics, so thanks for the clarification.

I love the big controller. It fits my hands perfectly. I hate the S controller. They put the black and white buttons in the worst place. the back button isn't easy to hit either.

jidar
11-22-2005, 10:18 AM
There have been rumors for a month or more that the Xbox 360 was going to have shortages.
In fact, as early as two weeks ago if you hadn't preordered then you weren't going to get one at launch.
Right now the only way you're going to get an Xbox is if you have a preorder already, or you pay $1400 for one on Ebay. And it's going to be like that for a couple of weeks at least.

I actually had the money saved up but when I went to preorder I couldn't decide on a game I wanted for the 360. So instead I bought another Ps2 (my 1st and 2nd ones broke) + guitar hero and then a couple weeks later I picked up Dragon Quest VIII (awesome!).

I figure I'll get a 360 right after Christmas time.

Another thing, you console wars fanboys should shut the hell up. Talk about a useless thing to argue about, jesus. I have all of the consoles and I just care about the games I play. If you didn't have a PS2 you missed out on FFX (among others) so YOU LOSE, if you didn't have an Xbox you missed out on Halo (among others) so YOU LOSE. So guess what, all you fanboys are losers. I do admit thought that if a game is on multiple platforms I always get the Xbox version, so I guess if I had to say one system was "best" I'd pick Xbox. That said the past few weeks has seen me playing nothing but DQ8 and Guitar Hero on my Ps2.

Ultra Peanut
11-22-2005, 10:25 AM
I love the big controller. It fits my hands perfectly. I hate the S controller. They put the black and white buttons in the worst place. the back button isn't easy to hit either.

Ultra Peanut
11-22-2005, 10:27 AM
Another thing, you console wars fanboys should shut the hell up. Talk about a useless thing to argue about, jesus. I have all of the consoles and I just care about the games I play. If you didn't have a PS2 you missed out on FFX (among others) so YOU LOSE, if you didn't have an Xbox you missed out on Halo (among others) so YOU LOSE. So guess what, all you fanboys are losers. I do admit thought that if a game is on multiple platforms I always get the Xbox version, so I guess if I had to say one system was "best" I'd pick Xbox. That said the past few weeks has seen me playing nothing but DQ8 and Guitar Hero on my Ps2.Well said, and everything I've seen about Guitar Hero makes it sound frighteningly addictive.

Oh, and just for the hell of it:

Reaper16
11-22-2005, 10:50 AM
There have been rumors for a month or more that the Xbox 360 was going to have shortages.
In fact, as early as two weeks ago if you hadn't preordered then you weren't going to get one at launch.
Right now the only way you're going to get an Xbox is if you have a preorder already, or you pay $1400 for one on Ebay. And it's going to be like that for a couple of weeks at least.

I actually had the money saved up but when I went to preorder I couldn't decide on a game I wanted for the 360. So instead I bought another Ps2 (my 1st and 2nd ones broke) + guitar hero and then a couple weeks later I picked up Dragon Quest VIII (awesome!).

I figure I'll get a 360 right after Christmas time.

Another thing, you console wars fanboys should shut the hell up. Talk about a useless thing to argue about, jesus. I have all of the consoles and I just care about the games I play. If you didn't have a PS2 you missed out on FFX (among others) so YOU LOSE, if you didn't have an Xbox you missed out on Halo (among others) so YOU LOSE. So guess what, all you fanboys are losers. I do admit thought that if a game is on multiple platforms I always get the Xbox version, so I guess if I had to say one system was "best" I'd pick Xbox. That said the past few weeks has seen me playing nothing but DQ8 and Guitar Hero on my Ps2.
Hell yes. There's almost nothing more irritating to me than a console fanboy. They're worse than Donkos fans, to an innumerable degree.

jidar
11-22-2005, 11:23 AM
Penny Arcade rules.
Here is another Xbox 360 related comic from a short while back:
http://www.penny-arcade.com/images/2005/20051111l.jpg

KChiefs1
11-22-2005, 11:35 AM
So I guess my Nintendo 64 is out of date now?

Molitoth
11-22-2005, 12:14 PM
I still can't beat Pong. What's this 350 box your talking about?

KcMizzou
11-22-2005, 12:23 PM
I still can't beat Pong. What's this 350 box your talking about?Heh. My son asked me the other day, "Dad, did you like Pong when you were a kid?"


Zelda and Mario, damnit!!! I'm not that old.
:cuss:

grandllama
11-22-2005, 12:27 PM
Heh. My son asked me the other day, "Dad, did you like Pong when you were a kid?"


Zelda and Mario, damnit!!! I'm not that old.
:cuss:

My teenage son and I had the same discussion last weekend.... except, I AM that old ;)

Ultra Peanut
11-22-2005, 12:50 PM
Heh. My son asked me the other day, "Dad, did you like Pong when you were a kid?"


Zelda and Mario, damnit!!! I'm not that old.
:cuss:Ouch. ROFL

http://nsmhs.ytmnd.com/

kc rush
11-22-2005, 01:21 PM
I was at the Best Buy on Metcalf over lunch to get my copy of R30 (Rush 30th Anniversary tour - I'm geek, I know). I talked with a couple of employees and they said that they had a ton of people camped out there overnight (some chairs were still out front). They said that they sold out right away and almost had a big fight in the store. Three of the people who camped out got nothing.

laser1972
11-22-2005, 01:56 PM
I had one bought locally from a guy who was selling it on ebay.. $650.00 with one game, so i was paying $200.00 over .. That is worth it to me not to stand in line for hours, then he backed out, put it on ebay and sold it for $1035.00.. I aint that crazy, i have sold my ps2 and xbox systems just to get this machine, looks like i am waiting... $800-$1000.00 is average now on ebay and thats just after the release date, wait till it gets close to XMAS and none are available..

I agree with the pre-order, should be only one person per per-order, would that be hard to do?.. No really, get their license, put it in the Microsoft system etc.. You could get your friends to pre-order, but still, much better than 6 perorders for one person...

Damnit Bill gates

carlos3652
11-22-2005, 02:38 PM
Ok... Im awake now, got my Xbox 360 @ Sams Club in Overland park. They had 20 units, I was number 15. $449. Two Wireless controllers, charger for them, DVD/Playback Kit.

I was in Line @ 11:45 pm last night, they opened @ 7am. Actually could have waited till about 4 am (18,19,20 showed up) but did not want to take a chance.

The Best Buys were ridiculous, too many people amped out for the amount of units available. (by 10:30 pm last night). the Walmarts in Johnson County sold out by 6 pm (only 14 and 10 units available)

Anyway I got Fifa 2006 which is a great game... and Madden 2006 (which doesnt live up to the hype). Graphics are great, but the gameplay is wierd... Hopefully I can get into it by playing more...

Good luck getting it on ebay where they are selling for $1000-$1500. The next shipment is scheduled on 12-22 right before Christmas, and it will be the same situation where a select few will get them per store...

shakesthecat
11-22-2005, 02:43 PM
Damn, I like playing video games as much as the next guy, but I wouldn't wait outside for 7 hours in the cold if they were giving the things away.

I can't even begin contemplating the stupidity of paying $1500 for one.

carlos3652
11-22-2005, 02:47 PM
Damn, I like playing video games as much as the next guy, but I wouldn't wait outside for 7 hours in the cold if they were giving the things away.

I can't even begin contemplating the stupidity of paying $1500 for one.


I was there in 2001 when the original Xbox's game out... (Even though last night was probably one of the worst nights ever...) I have bragging rights over my family/friends...

None of them will be able to get theirs until after the new year...

BigChiefFan
11-22-2005, 02:48 PM
PS3 to launch at under $400; will ship with media bundle
Rob Fahey 10:24 22/11/2005
First firm indication on pricing emerges from Sony's recently appointed CEO

Sony CEO Howard Stringer has given the clearest indication yet of the company's launch plans for PlayStation 3, stating that the next-gen system will enter the market at between $300 and $400 when it arrives in mid-2006.

Speaking with FORTUNE magazine, Stringer confirmed that the PS3 will initially be sold at a significant loss in order to drive the Blu-Ray next-generation DVD standard out into the marketplace.

His comments confirm speculation that Sony will be subsidising the Blu-Ray hardware for PS3, and should quell fears that the console would enter the market at a very high price point due to the cost of the Blu-Ray drives.

The FORTUNE piece cites mid-2006 as the launch window for PS3 in Japan, with US launch to follow a few months later, but it's not clear whether this is speculation on the part of the magazine, as those dates are not directly attributed to Stringer.

Another element which does directly cite the British-born Sony boss, however, is regarding the media bundle which will ship with the PS3 - with Stringer stating that the console will come with a bundle of games, movies and TV shows.

This move is presumably designed to showcase the advantages of the Blu-Ray format, on which Sony is pinning much of its hope for the next few years - and, indeed, for the next-gen console war, where the use of Blu-Ray gives the PS3 arguably its most significant hardware advantage over the Xbox 360, which uses standard DVD discs.

Some speculation has emerged over whether the content Stringer refers to might ship on a built-in hard drive on the PS3, but the firm has already stated that the console won't ship with an internal hard drive - instead offering users the option of adding one using a 2.5" hard drive bay on the back of the machine.

Stringer's comments come, of course, as Microsoft's Xbox 360 arrives in North America - timing which is undoubtedly entirely deliberate on Sony's part. Microsoft officially backs the HD-DVD standard which competes directly with the Blu-Ray standard, but has not opted to include it in Xbox 360 - however, it has hinted that it may release an updated version of the console with the ability to play back HD-DVD media discs at some point in future.

TRR
11-22-2005, 02:48 PM
I'm not hearing good things about Madden 06 on XBOX 360. For me, I play a total of about two games, College Hoops and Madden.

BigChiefFan
11-22-2005, 02:50 PM
The X-Box looks pretty sweet, but it sounds like the PS3 will cost less and offer more.

Ultra Peanut
11-22-2005, 02:52 PM
Anyway I got Fifa 2006 which is a great game... For the first time, well, EVER, I've seen people say that FIFA is actually better than WE/PES this time around. I'm still stunned, but it's on my Gamefly list.

Some speculation has emerged over whether the content Stringer refers to might ship on a built-in hard drive on the PS3, but the firm has already stated that the console won't ship with an internal hard driveYuck.

Mecca
11-22-2005, 02:55 PM
For people bitching about controllers, wait till you see the PS3 one. It looks like a damn boomerang. It looks like it could be used for a number of things, playing a game not being one of those things.......

Ultra Peanut
11-22-2005, 02:56 PM
For people bitching about controllers, wait till you see the PS3 one. It looks like a damn boomerang. It looks like it could be used for a number of things, playing a game not being one of those things.......
http://bananaphoneps3.ytmnd.com/

Next-gen Controller Breakdown
360: Improvement over a proven design.
Revolution: Ambitious and potentially groundbreaking.
PS3: Retarded.

carlos3652
11-22-2005, 02:57 PM
For people bitching about controllers, wait till you see the PS3 one. It looks like a damn boomerang. It looks like it could be used for a number of things, playing a game not being one of those things.......

ROFL

KcMizzou
11-22-2005, 02:58 PM
Yeah, that does look pretty stupid. I don't know why they felt the need to change it... I thought the PS2 style was fine.

carlos3652
11-22-2005, 03:00 PM
For the first time, well, EVER, I've seen people say that FIFA is actually better than WE/PES this time around. I'm still stunned, but it's on my Gamefly list.



Fifa 06 has one negative, no leagues... but all the national teams... I thought it would be as bad as the World Cup Fifa 2002, but to my surprise it is much better, and since the is "the road to the WC" you can play any team and try to qualify them...

I owend Fifa 2002, 2004 on Xbox (not very good) but this one (06) is crazy good, its very hard but I think once you get used to the gameplay it will be ok...

Mecca
11-22-2005, 03:02 PM
Fifa 06 has one negative, no leagues... but all the national teams... I thought it would be as bad as the World Cup Fifa 2002, but to my surprise it is much better, and since the is "the road to the WC" you can play any team and try to qualify them...

I owend Fifa 2002, 2004 on Xbox (not very good) but this one (06) is crazy good, its very hard but I think once you get used to the gameplay it will be ok...

Since I know nothing about soccer, I doubt I could ever be good at this game.

Fishpicker
11-22-2005, 03:20 PM
I love the big controller. It fits my hands perfectly. I hate the S controller. They put the black and white buttons in the worst place. the back button isn't easy to hit either.

I liked that controller best too. It was way too big for kids to use which was perfect for when my nephews visited.

carlos3652
11-22-2005, 03:27 PM
I like the new controller, S Controller/PS mix. Love the trigger buttons...

grandllama
11-22-2005, 04:48 PM
I'm kind of impressed with what this guy did with his brand new Xbox 360

Clicky Clicky (http://www.smashmyxbox.com/)

robot monster
11-22-2005, 05:18 PM
is this for real? or are they dupeing people with multiple ebay accounts to jack up the price?

I saw one earlier that ended over $2000 so i thought it had to be a scam.

I guess I don't understand the logic of paying two thousand dollars for something you can have in four weeks for 20% of that.

Molitoth
11-22-2005, 05:26 PM
Simple: Some people are rich.

You see that $16,000 gas powered toy car in the FAO Schwartz magazine?


Have you guys seen the hotmail and yahoo accounts selling for 200-400$ for the xbox sales?

Pants
11-22-2005, 08:28 PM
For the first time, well, EVER, I've seen people say that FIFA is actually better than WE/PES this time around. I'm still stunned, but it's on my Gamefly list.

Yuck.

You guys are talking about different games. Carlos is talking about the International teams only 360 version. You're talking about the current gen. one. The 360 FIFA hasn't been getting good reviews and I can see why, but it can still be fun if you're into the International aspect instead of the club management one.

carlos3652
11-22-2005, 08:45 PM
You guys are talking about different games. Carlos is talking about the International teams only 360 version. You're talking about the current gen. one. The 360 FIFA hasn't been getting good reviews and I can see why, but it can still be fun if you're into the International aspect instead of the club management one.

Thanks Metro for clearing this up...

Rausch
11-22-2005, 09:09 PM
You guys are talking about different games. Carlos is talking about the International teams only 360 version. You're talking about the current gen. one. The 360 FIFA hasn't been getting good reviews and I can see why, but it can still be fun if you're into the International aspect instead of the club management one.

I want a game where I can take the USA to the world cup.

**** MLS.

**** the Britt leagues, Italian leagues, etc.

I want to pull MLS soccer players (and recreate Lalas :cuss: ) and take on the 'Zillians...