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So work gave us our annual bonus and it was kinda burning a hole in my bank
account. So I bought myself a new Xbox...Geeeeez. Spent most of the
afternoon downloading patches, shouting at it when it crashed, yawning
through the loooong loading times, picking my jaw up off the floor at some
of the bugs and generally being a bit annoyed with it.
Can anyone else
confirm if it takes forever and a day to download stuff off the live arcade?
An hour and a half for 14mb! That's lame, unless our connection's being
slow.

Also, it won't seem to let me do xbox live stuff, so I can't even take
out my frustrations on american teenagers. It is, quite simply, the most
Microsoft product in the world. It better improve with time, as it hasn't
got off to a good start.

Capsule reviews: Amped3 - full of annoying snowboard duuuuuuude bollocks,
incredibly long loading times and stupid controls. Might get better with an
investment of time, we shall see.

Ghost Recon: a few annoying bugs mean I haven't got very far with this yet,
but game crashing during training mission does not confidence build.
Opinions may change as people at work rave about it.

Full Auto: cars, guns, dumb fun. I like it, mainly because it's done least
of all to piss me off. Uncomplicated shooty-shooty bang crash fun.

Controller's nice, though.
19th Mar 2006, 20:00   | tags:,

I have no problems downloading stuff. Last night on live was a bit ropey though I must admit. Playing COD2 was impossible due to lag :(

19th Mar 2006, 20:02

Rich says:

Gah. Weekend internet speed is always a bit wack, hopefully things will improve. It is possible to do Halo 2 online with this, right? That would definitely help.

Oh yes, my live name is Guntlord, if anyone fancies shooting me in the face some time. That's GUNT, I should point out.

19th Mar 2006, 20:09

neel says:

Spent most of the
afternoon downloading patches, shouting at it when it crashed, yawning
through the loooong loading times, picking my jaw up off the floor at some
of the bugs and generally being a bit annoyed with it.


...
Sounds like Microsoft.

21st Mar 2006, 20:48

JBob says:

Sorry to hear you're having problems with your Xbox360. Just to add to you concerns my xbox360 work great. I've had no trouble what-so-ever and Ghost Recon is playing without ANY trouble at all. Give MS a call and maybe ask for a new unit.
LIVE is ok for me too but maybe I have a link that is less congested as I am now living in Finland!

3rd Apr 2006, 14:24

Jbob says:

I did have one problem!

I have one rubber foot missing! Didn't fall off, I just didn't get it!

Ruined my whole experiance :o(

3rd Apr 2006, 14:26

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