So after years of using roommates' machines, and having finished a well-paying highly stressful recent job, I rewarded myself by buying an XBox Slim off of eBay. Which I guess was foolish of me. The thing arrived with only the 4GB hard drive, so I had to buy a decent-sized one in order for it to do anything, and even then it started freezing nearly constantly. If left off overnight it will start up and work for maybe an hour before freezing at first, and then quickly degrade to the point where it can't even start up properly. [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer
on Jun 15, 2013 -
My girlfriend and I really enjoyed playing Walking Dead together. I controlled it, but she made all the dialogue choices and helped solve puzzles. What are some other games like that? She's not really a gamer and doesn't really get FPS controls (yet) so stuff like co-op portal and even minecraft is out. I'm going to try and see how it goes with Braid next, but are there any other games like Walking Dead where people who aren't actively controlling it can help make meaningful decisions or contributions? I was also thinking Heavy Rain, but I don't have a Playstation, only a pc and Xbox.
posted by empath
on Mar 9, 2013 -
I'm still trying to connect my upcoming XBOX 360 to my computer monitor. The monitor has only VGA and DVI-D inputs and no audio output, however, so I'm having issues tracking down what needs to be done. Currently I'm fairly sure I've got what I need for video
, but I still need help figuring out how to connect audio
. [more inside]
posted by flatluigi
on Feb 10, 2011 -
I'm getting an XBOX 360 shortly, but I have a few questions about setting it up. For one, my television is very bad, so I'd like to use my computer monitor for it - should picking up a VGA cable be fine?
Secondly, I'm not sure how the XBOX's audio ports are set up - can I just plug my headset with a standard headphone and microphone plug into it, or do I need adapters? [more inside]
posted by flatluigi
on Feb 3, 2011 -
Is it possible to recover accidentally deleted Xbox gamer profiles and game saves from a flash drive? [more inside]
posted by mrhaydel
on Jul 19, 2010 -
I grow weary of hard games and/or games that require massive investment of time and energy for any payoff. Please recommend easy, casual video games for me. [more inside]
posted by AugieAugustus
on Mar 29, 2010 -
I just got an Xbox 360. I'm not the biggest fan of first-person shooters, Grand Theft Auto, and pseudo-instrument games like Guitar Hero, but I do love novel, esoteric games. What are some of the unsung heroes in the XB360 library that I should invest in? [more inside]
posted by Christ, what an asshole
on Dec 18, 2009 -
Just looking for some suggestions on a new shooter type Xbox 360 game for someone that plays occasionally. [more inside]
posted by WickedPissah
on May 21, 2009 -
I love Xbox but I hate first-person shooter and violent games. What are some tycoon / strategy games that I could enjoy? [more inside]
posted by Jenna Roadman
on Mar 2, 2009 -
Should I buy an xbox 360 to maximize my Rock Band experience (instead of getting the game for my Wii)? [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket
on Dec 29, 2008 -
I've been keeping track of pretty much all the xbox 360 games out there, but i am sure i missed some great games.
So, can you recommend some games that are lesser known? Also, games that got poor or average reviews, but are actually fun to play?
posted by PlayWithFire
on May 19, 2008 -
I want to play Bully: Scholarship Edition
on my Xbox 360. There was just a patch released for the game, but my console is not hooked up to the internet and never will be. How (and when) can I know that the physical copy of the game I buy is a post-patch version?
posted by BitterOldPunk
on Mar 22, 2008 -
This is probably a dumb question to which I already know the answer, but: is it at all possible to transfer an NHL 08 (EA) season from an Xbox 360 to a Playstation3?
posted by xmutex
on Mar 15, 2008 -
I recently purchased an HDTV (Vizio VX37L 37" LCD; 768p) and an Xbox 360 (Elite); am I getting the image quality I should be getting? Specifically, there seems to be far less antialiasing going on than I'd expect; "jaggies" are obvious from across the room. The 360 is connected to the TV via HDMI, and the 360 is outputting 720p. [more inside]
posted by korpios
on Oct 30, 2007 -
Now that the initial launch hype is over, where should I go to find Xbox 360 bundles/deals?
posted by o2b
on Jun 26, 2006 -
Please help me transfer my Xbox game saves from a Mega-X-Key USB memory stick. [more inside]
posted by aceyim
on Mar 30, 2006 -
For a school fundraiser, my wife (a teacher at the school) and I are donating a "Video Game Bonanza Night". This will be six elementary school-age children coming over to play videogames on a 50" HDTV and an outside projection system. I have an Xbox, GC, PS2, DC, and the N64, and some kid-friendly games (Super Monkey Ball, Katamari Damacy, DDR). I would like to offer a few others, and need suggestions on good kid-friendly party games.
posted by xorowo
on Feb 1, 2005 -
I bought myself an Xbox for Christmas. What are the best games to pick up? Are there any cool things I can do with it without installing any chips or risking ruining the thing? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by Otis
on Dec 29, 2004 -
Well, the time appears to have finally come. With my kids starting to cross over the 10 threshold I am on the verge of caving in on the gaming console issue. As a kid who wanted an Atari 2600 but got a TI-99/4a it took me a while to realize that gaming consoles are now pretty much part of the background recreation matrix/social experience of kids and not an extravagant extra. Anyway, they get good grades and I wound up working for a while as a game programmer and it did not kill me.
So parenting aside, I was wondering if anyone could suggest some good sources of information on the three major platforms (XBox, GameCube, PS2). The kids told me that their friends mostly have PS2s and that they like the GameCube, but I just want to make sure that, say, in February the next generation of platform hardware won't come out and they stop production of titles for what we get. FWIW their tastes are Backyard sports games, Civilization 3, and Hobbit/Harry Potter type games -- but they remind me that playing those and Zaxxon on the family PC do not a gaming system make. Oh, and there any must-have accessories that we should take care of up front? Cheers.
posted by cgk
on Dec 6, 2004 -
I want to get an XBox, mod it, stick a HD in it and then use XBMC, MAME, UAE and other various emulators and stuff. Honestly, how easy is this to do for a so-so technical person? What are good web resources? Or am I going to get myself into a whole world of pain? [more inside]
posted by ralawrence
on Nov 17, 2004 -
Playing DVDs on a PlayStation or XBOX: Threat or menace? I've seen occasional references suggesting this will somehow wear out a console's DVD drive. True or false?
posted by arto
on Sep 30, 2004 -
My kids just got an X-box for Christmas. I know nothing about this thing and am not familiar with console games since the PS1. Any ideas about what games are worth buying (cheap is always good, we live in the woods so peer pressure isn't a concern) for a role playing twelve-year old and a fighting fool nine-year old?
posted by cedar
on Dec 26, 2003 -