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      CommentAuthorcjkoger
    • CommentTimeJan 7th 2012 edited
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    @beamish You can try this route.

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/150970/upgrade_your_xbox_360s_hard_drive_on_the_cheap.html

    I assume if you are planning on popping your xbox open, which voids any warranty you have, you don't mind doing a bit of tinkering.

    Another option is to pick up a used 120 gb xbox hdd. They run the $45-$50 range on Amazon.
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    I believe the newer 360s have a somewhat wider hard drive compatibility range, since they no longer use that weird housing to attach to the top. Also USB thumb drives can be formatted for Xbox 360 storage.
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeJan 7th 2012
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    Thanks, is the 4gb flash drive enough to play older games. I have plenty of those.
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    Oh, hey, speaking of hard drives. I wanna switch out my Playstation 3's hard drive. Anyone have recommendations as far as brands and such go? I've heard some relatively bad things about both Western Digital and Seagate hard drives in PS3s.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeJan 7th 2012
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    If you can get online and get it updated to the newest firmware it'll work with a decent USB stick shoved in.

    The hard drive unit on the old ones is a custom chassis, but the drive itself is fairly normal. You'll need to break warranty though.

    The new units (with the smaller case design) take bog standard 2.5" drives, but you will need to source a cradle for it if you don't want it hanging out weirdly.

    If you're not fussed about downloading games, a newer model with the 4 gig built in flash will be fine.
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      CommentAuthorbrittanica
    • CommentTimeJan 7th 2012
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    Spent most of a pretty shitty day playing Skyrim, and I'm finally to the point where I'm not thinking "OHMYGODI'MGONNADIEI'MGONNADIEEVERYTHINGWILLKILLME" when I'm wandering around. Which is a pretty nice feeling.

    Still not confident I can take a dragon down solo, but it's a start.
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeJan 7th 2012
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    Britt, PC or console?
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeJan 7th 2012
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    In Skyrim, I made an Orc that punched everything to death. I punched dragons to death. It was hardcore.

    The game was still pretty mediocre.
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      CommentAuthorbrittanica
    • CommentTimeJan 7th 2012
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    @Beamish- Console, 360, specifically.
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeJan 7th 2012
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    Ok, there is a little, cheaty magic for the PC the makes it a bit let GONNADIE.
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      CommentAuthorbrittanica
    • CommentTimeJan 7th 2012
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    Oh, man... those damn exploits. There's a dude at work, specifically, that tells me about all of them. I'm trying to make a point of playing the game straight. Especially since I have a tendency to RP while I play (though my character is a somewhat brain-damaged Breton battle mage whose just really confused about everything going on around her...)
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    I hate to say this, but if you're getting a 360 just go for the hard drive. If you want to pay less, that's understandable. Cheaper is frequently better. It's just that without the hard drive you've only bought 50% of the system for 75% of the price.
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeJan 8th 2012
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    Britt, I am DRAGONBORN, no fucking skeleton should be able to kill me. I personally have more fun bending reality (though not actual reality) to my own whim to the acquisition of an elder scroll.

    James, I probably will, eventually.
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      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeJan 9th 2012
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    Okay, I'm not all into Skyrim like everyone else here, but I found this and had to share it:

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      CommentAuthorCK Burch
    • CommentTimeJan 9th 2012
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    Firstly -- Did anyone else feel like Uncharted 3's story was entirely lacking and put together with spit and baling wire?

    Secondly -- As much as I cannot stand the campaign in Uncharted 3, I also can't stop playing the multiplayer. So much fun, so much to do and run and shoot and unlock and oh my god I wish there was a way to stop playing it. I just can't.

    There's a couple of games coming out this year that I'm looking forward to, but I'm also intrigued with the idea of looking backwards and trying out Final Fantasy XIII. I never played it, never had the motivation, but this year I'm thinking I might. It's the only Fantasy proper that I haven't played.
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    @brit
    i was actually pretty far along before i stopped getting worked by dragons solo...it was my little bit of dovahkiin shame. i was fine with everything else but no matter what, shit would go wrong on the dragons.

    now, i dont have that problem, but for a while i was just fleeing them rather than get, say, firebreathed off of the side of a mountain
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeJan 9th 2012
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    The worst part about dragons is when they're circling a mountain, and you either can't get their attention, or there's no place for the scaly fuckers to land. Definitely doing some leveling in archery now that Two-Handed is up to 65 or so.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJan 9th 2012
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    That's pretty annoying, but I hate when they have a really wide-ranging patrol route. Which leads to a lot of my character running around in a circle, bow in hand, constantly screaming, "COME DOWN, YOU HAND BAG!"
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeJan 9th 2012
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    And I've just stuck in pre-orders for the collectors editions of Soul Calibur 5 and Mass Effect 3.

    I am weak.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJan 10th 2012
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    ZOMBIES! RUN! an iOS/Android game that combines running with a video game regarding zombies. I'm down.