I might have purchased an xBox at the weekend. Possibly. With Fable 2. Perhaps. It might even be the Elite model... (well, I have a dirty great full HD TV, I needed something to use those bloody HDMI connectors on the back...and now FFXIII is coming out for it...)
I actually got a fairly decent deal...HMV were doing the Elite with Fable 2 and FIFA'09 free. I immediately went to Game and swapped FIFA for a second handset (and they were utterly unshocked with the move, I suspect they see things like that all the time). I then goaded Gill to drive home faster (FASTER!!!) Getting it all set up was fairly simple, as I could just ignore most of the associated component wires, and instead just just the HDMI cable and the fucking enormous power block monolith. Slightly dissapoined to find no integrated wifi (more on that later), so created an offline account, chucked in Fable 2, and began my epic journey of heroism, discovery, petty violence and theft starring Babychaos and his faithful hound DeathReaver (who quite likes chasing rubber balls).
My question to all current xBox owners is what else can this thing do? I need to get it online, however the offical M$ wifi adapter costs Â£60!?! There must be a cheaper way of doing that, surely? My current line of thought is a wifi access point and a short length of CAT5.
Live membership...is Gold worth it? What do you get on Silver? As far as I can work out thats shop/patch access, and voice, but no online play? Is anyone here on Gold at the moment?
I'm guessing it can operate as a DVD player as well? I think I asked this before, but what are the options for playing video to a TV? Can I move media from my PC to the xBox (given it has a 120gig HDD)?
As far as games goes my plan is to work my way through a selection of the back catalogue, utilizing the bargain bins and re-sell options at various shops to save some cash.