X-box Live Questions

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  1. Eric Stuckey

    Eric Stuckey Second Unit

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    Hi
    I just got a X Box & I am cancidering get the LIVE kit.
    Could you please let me know your opinion about it, like
    What pro's and con's , What games are the best to play on line, I have a eithernet DSL ( 100.0 MPS ) connection on my Dell 1.3 ghz PC.
    Thanks for any input.
    Eric:b
     
  2. Allen_Appel

    Allen_Appel Second Unit

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    I'm an XBL newbie, and was previously pretty skeptical about the service. Then I read all the HTF raves over the Return to Castle Wolfenstein matches and bought the game and Live kit. I can now unreservedly say it's the most gaming fun I've ever had. The new version of the Live kit contains great games (demos of MotoGP and MechAssault and a full version of Tetris Worlds) and RTCW is a must-buy. The only con is that some of the people online can be jerks (not a problem if you play with HTFers), but it's easy enough to find another game.
     
  3. JayV

    JayV Supporting Actor

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    Eric, take a look at this thread.

    To summarize, I think the most consistent "cons" are:

    1. Lack of titles
    2. Laggy games / lack of dedicated servers
    3. Problems finding games
    4. Asswipes

    Numbers 2 through 4 can usually be addressed by playing with HTF folks whenever possible.

    The lack of titles is something you'll have to decide on your own. I don't have a problem with it, but YMMV. Take a look at a release calendar, too -- a bunch of titles are on their way this summer and fall.

    I already have broadband, so $50 is a great value for me. This price has been confirmed by MS for Year Two as well.

    -j
     
  4. CaptDS9E

    CaptDS9E Cinematographer

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    To me Live is awesome as i play at night and always with HTF for the most part. But i do play with others once and a while and its not bad.

    capt
     
  5. Eric Stuckey

    Eric Stuckey Second Unit

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    Thanks guys as soon as I get LIVE up and running,Ill add you to my friends list.Regards , Eric
     
  6. James D S

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    Good decision Eric!

    The only thing that could make Live more of a time sink (that's a good thing) for me is if it we integrated with a messaging program, like IM [​IMG], so I could know when to get of the HTF and get onto a playfield with HTFers. Bring on XBL2.0!
     
  7. Frederick

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    Good choice. Time has been the only thing keeping me off of Live, but I have had a session or two with some guys from here, and it was a blast! The most fun is had when playing people that you're familiar with, so you lessen the chance of running into jerks. Keep an eye out on the forum, they usually annouce when they're going to have a session going on a paticular game. As soon as I get time, I'm back on Live. And I even picked up RTCW, NFL 2K3, and plan on getting Moto GP 2, so keep an eye out for me [​IMG] ...


    Freddy C.
     
  8. Eric Stuckey

    Eric Stuckey Second Unit

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    Thanks Freddie,Hey 1 qeustion..How do you guys make your x-box live tag?
     
  9. James D S

    James D S Screenwriter

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    Two ways: Jay or Photoshop it yourself. Can't you tell I Photoshoped mine myself? I just stole the banner from another's sig and proceeded to use the wrong font to paste my name over the previous owner's and viola! [​IMG]
     
  10. Jay Mitchosky

    Jay Mitchosky Producer

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    Moving to Game Software.
     
  11. Eric Stuckey

    Eric Stuckey Second Unit

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    SO when im ready to play a game with others online,Do I have to be invited or how does that work?
    PS HOW do you make your X Box tag?
     
  12. CaptDS9E

    CaptDS9E Cinematographer

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    you can add me to your friends list if you want. I usually host a lot of night events

    capt
     

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