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#195784 3-May-2016 20:10
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Hi

 

I'm keen to get a 2nd hand xbox 360 for my 7 year as he wants to try it out for Minecraft which he plays the PC version esp. spilt screen mode

 

     

  1. It would seem I would stick with the most recent models i.e. the S and E and avoid the older ones ?
  2. We're not gamers so would a 4GB model suffice ?
  3. Does anyone have one they would like to part with ?
  4. Does it allow one to login to a PC server ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #1546291 3-May-2016 20:21
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1. Second hand Xbox One's can be had around $320. Much much more powerful and plenty of years left for future software support. If you want to buy an Xbox 360 then yes get the latest model (S).

 

2. Do NOT buy the 4GB model. Get 120GB at bare minimum or you might/will run into game update or software update issues sooner rather than later.

 

4. Yes, DLNA client is built in so you can stream music, movies, pictures etc from your PC media server although the codec support is limited. Xbox One on the other hand supports hell of a lot more codecs.





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  #1546295 3-May-2016 20:44
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We have 2 Xbox 360's and an Xbox One

 

1) We have an S and E, never had any issues with either. My kids play a lot of Xbox BTW.

 

2) Depends, how good are the kids with discs? Our first one (the S) is the 4GB model and we got a hard drive later. I prefer the 4GB one as we store save games on the flash storage rather than the hard drive. Hard drives for the 360 are cheap on Ebay but models with a hard drive can come at a premium locally. A friend with a 4GB recently bought a 320gb original xbox hard drive as cash converters for $60. So factor that in when you consider a 4gb model from EB can be $90 with a 1 year warranty (ie you can DIY a 4GB model + 320GB for $150).

 

3) Sorry I dont have one I need to part with. Keep an eye on Buy/Sell pages on Facebook. We got our E model for $60 off one of those pages. Lots of people flogging them.

 

4) Do you mean on Minecraft? I don't believe so (just confirmed with the kids). The Xbox version is limited to local play - it does have 4 player multi player though.


 
 
 
 


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  #1546298 3-May-2016 20:47
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Example 120Gb drive on Ebay is NZ$25 shipped.

 

 


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  #1546338 3-May-2016 21:56
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Hasn't the 360 just been discontinued?  Another vote for future proofing with an XBox One  





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  #1546826 4-May-2016 20:00
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scuwp:

Hasn't the 360 just been discontinued?  Another vote for future proofing with an XBox One  



Yes but they are cheap to buy with a huge catalog of cheap games. Still a very capable machine.

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xlinknz:

 

Hi

 

I'm keen to get a 2nd hand xbox 360 for my 7 year as he wants to try it out for Minecraft which he plays the PC version esp. spilt screen mode

 

     

  1. It would seem I would stick with the most recent models i.e. the S and E and avoid the older ones ?
  2. We're not gamers so would a 4GB model suffice ?
  3. Does anyone have one they would like to part with ?
  4. Does it allow one to login to a PC server ?

 

 

 

 

 

1. S & E have wifi built in . The older models do not

 

2. 4GB isn't really enough but you can plug in a cheap 16GB/32GB USB flash drive or buy a cheap hard drive off ebay. They also now accept external USB hard drives as well

 

3. Not mine

 

4. I think so but never had much luck streaming

 

 

 

You can pick up a second hand one for under $100. Games are dirt cheap and plentiful. Let your 7 year old use it for a year or two by which time the Xbox One will be half the price they are now. 




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  #1547835 6-May-2016 21:36
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Hi all

 

Thank you for your replies. My wife's friend is gifting is an '360 s' model but that is all I know about it until it arrives

 

The initial use will be Minecraft for my 7 year hence the question about a PC server, by that I mean a PC edition Minecraft server

 

Question:  Being a console newbie can I presume games be copied from DVD/CD to USB/whatever internal storage it has for performance or to ensure the optical media isn't damaged and rendered unusable ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #1547840 6-May-2016 21:45
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xlinknz:

 

Hi all

 

Thank you for your replies. My wife's friend is gifting is an '360 s' model but that is all I know about it until it arrives

 

The initial use will be Minecraft for my 7 year hence the question about a PC server, by that I mean a PC edition Minecraft server

 

Question:  Being a console newbie can I presume games be copied from DVD/CD to USB/whatever internal storage it has for performance or to ensure the optical media isn't damaged and rendered unusable ? 

 

 

Generally yes, you copy the disk to the hard drive. You still need to insert the disk to play the game though.

 

However some Xbox 360 "Arcade" games dont allow hard drive install - sadly Minecraft is one of those "Arcade" games. If you havent yet bought the game I would suggest buying a download code or buy it online at the Xbox store (that way you can install it on the hard drive).

 

BTW Xbox 360 Minecraft cannot connect to PC servers. Only local play AFAIK.

 

PS Link about disc copy of the game http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1974940-installing-minecraft-disc-edition/


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