Anybody have any advice as to whether I should do the Xbox Live online thing? I don't like paying $100 for the wireless adapter, but I'll do it if you think it's worth it.
By the way, I've been reviewing three 360 racers, and while the graphics didn't blow me away, I've been very impressed with the gameplay in general.
Other than that, I found it pretty meh, but thatmight have something to do with me neither liking online gaming nor the majority of the 360's game lineup.
But yeah, you can download games. Not for free though, but they're cheap enough to check out. The all-new Geometry Wars blows the entire 360 library out of the water, and you can download classics like Smash TV, Joust, Robotron (!!) and... um, Gauntlet (which is kinda cool to play online. There, I said it, online gaming CAN be fun. And single-player Gauntlet was always crap anyway).
You can download demos. The Outfit demo is playable online too.
It opens up some of the main new features in PGR3 and Burnout Revenge.
It allows you to stream audio and video from your computer.
It lets you download small cheap games which offer huge variety to the XBox 360 catalogue. And which will soon include (finally) an arcade perfect port of SSF2.
It also allows backwards compatability and system updates.
Can yout not just open up your plug sockets though and run some ethernet cable through the cavities?
Critic, if you can, do the free trial without hooking up the wireless adapter. Even if you have to test it out on a small tv or something. At least you know what you will be getting into before you drop the money. At least do it so you can play some of the older XBOX games on your new 360.
You have got to be kidding me. That is blatantly not true.
Also does the DS let you do voice communication? I did not think it did?
I'll stick to playing the likes of Road to Hill 30 on XBox Live thank you very much. Also the XBox doesn't require my PC to be on to play over Live unlike the DS. Then there's the fact that the XBox has a ton more games playable online than the DS.
And correct me if I am wrong but in the DS online system do the friendship codes allow you to tell whenever another person has their DS switched on? Does it allow them to invite friends to play a game if they are playing a different game? Can you have phone conversations over it? Does it allow you to leave recorded messages for your friends? XBox Live is the best implemented online game system ever created. And one of the most praised things about the 360 have been it's improvements to the Live service.
Seriously that was the most obvious fanboy post I have ever seen.