RudeMoody vs. The XBox 360

Aron Schatz
April 29, 2006
ASE editor RudeMoody takes the leap into the next-gen of video gaming and shares his personal observations on Microsoft's newest playtoy: the Xbox 360. (Part 1)
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Page 1: The 360: Out With The Old...

Since the days of the Atari 2600, I’ve spent a considerable chunk of my entertainment dollars toward a pretty sizable video game collection. I've owned just about every console that ever was, and have had hundreds of different games for every system imaginable. Looking back, I'd have to say that I've had the most fun with Microsoft's original Xbox and it's fantastic Live online service. Heck, "MasterAron", "Yodasmokes", and yours truly used to play the Rainbow Six games and Halo 2 every damn night of the week!

Still, when the new Xbox 360 came out, there really wasn’t any one particular title released at launch that I considered to be a “must have”. So, while still being a huge fan of the first Xbox, I decided to wait until there were enough REALLY good games out before picking one up. And then, MARCH came…titles like Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter, Burnout Revenge, and Fight Night Round 3 were released. I saw the videos and screen captures. I read the ultra-positive, glowing reviews…NOW was the time for me to get one!

So, after a month’s ownership, I've decided to share my thoughts on the system itself, as well as some quick reviews on the games I’ve bought and played. I’m going to try and avoid reiterating too many common details/specs that have already been written about the 360, and try to focus more on my personal opinions and observations of the system. To start, here’s my list of the things that have impressed me MOST with the console, followed (of course) by the things that piss me off to no end...


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