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Ufaowl

Hello, everyone!
I'm proud Xbox One owner and now as new games are quite expensive i'm considering getting 360. I wonder if it's still worth getting? I'm mainly interested in Games With Gold. How do you think will it last for couple more years?

Ufaowl

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Gamer83

If this is going to be your first 360 it's definitely worth it. That console had a lot of great games so the backlog would be pretty extensive.

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MegaKillScreen

I bought an Xbox 360 last November as I missed my Arcade games. I don't play it all that much, but it's great for titles that I missed out on first time round or a couple of titles that haven't made it to current gen - XCOM alone was worth the price of the console for me. The Games with Gold offering has been pretty great lately too so it's worthwhile for that alone.

My 360 was under £100 new with a few games. I'd say if you can pick one up cheaply then it's a worthwhile investment.

As for how long it has left in it... I'm not really sure. I reckon a couple of years at least, even if that's just for the back catalogue.

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The games range on the 360 is so big and so cheap now, it actually doesn't make sense not to have one. Having said that, I sold mine, so what do I know?

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crippyd

I would also say go for it. I still have mine with an extensive backlog and more coming every month with the games with gold thing. I'm playing things like Dark Souls and XCOM and many other great games.

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stylon

Think it may depend on how much free time you have. I think we've reached the point where there are (way) more than enough Xbox One games coming out to keep me fully occupied. I don't have the time to go back and play my back catalogue of 360 games never mind my burgeoning collection of GwG titles. I'm loathe to sell it as I keep telling myself I'm saving them all for a rainy day (like several years of them straight) but really I'm just stockpiling them with little prospect of me ever playing them now...

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DesiccantOwl

I still have to finish Skyrim so I'm very happy to keep my Xbox 360 around. As the others have said: the back catalogue is extensive, especially with games such as Fallout and Mass Effect an absolute steal at the moment. Plus it can't hurt to keep padding out you G score with X360 titles

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Tasuki

It really depends on how much time you have to put into gaming. I honestly think it's worth getting an Xbox 360 since they are alot of great games available on it, some of them are quite cheap now too. As for Games with gold I think it will be around on the 360 for a bit longer.

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Utena-mobile

I also just bought a 360 (3 days ago). There are literally tons of games available to play (since it has several years of games and much better 3rd party support than my wii u). The only bad thing is, if you care about the condition of the games, you'll probably have to buy online because most of the games are only available used and in very crappy condition (or at least they are at my local gamestop).

but is it worth it for you? uhm... well, do you like shooting type games? I think the xbone releases enough shooting games that you can use that to pad out your purchases while you wait for the next big game you really want. I don't. I prefer rpg and games where I can customize how I look. so a 360 is perfect because unless e3 has a lot of surprises, there's only like 2 games I want for the xbone for 2015.

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BAMozzy

I still have my 360. There are a lot of great games from last gen that are now very cheap and with the GwG option too, you don't need to spend lots either to build up a good library. Of course its only worth it if you get time to play otherwise its just an extravagance. Even though I still have my 360 (as well as my PS3 and Original Xbox with all the games), I can count the hours I have played on last gen consoles on 1 hand - 2 at the very most! Mainly because I have an increasing backlog of games on new gen and my last gen consoles are set up in my bedroom...

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SuperKMx

There are an absolute STACK of excellent games available for Xbox 360 - including free ones on Games With Gold. I'd imagine that it would be around for another couple of years before Microsoft even thinks about properly retiring it, mainly due to the installed user base.

So yeah, take the plunge!

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Ufaowl

Well, as it turned out, there is no need to buy 360 anymore. The only question is how to get those gwg for 360. I tried to get them on marketplace, but I couldn't "purchase" cause the system asked me to login on respective device device first.
Anyway, thanks for your answers, folks)

Ufaowl

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SuperKMx

Ufaowl wrote:

Well, as it turned out, there is no need to buy 360 anymore. The only question is how to get those gwg for 360. I tried to get them on marketplace, but I couldn't "purchase" cause the system asked me to login on respective device device first.
Anyway, thanks for your answers, folks)

That's a bit strange...I guess that's a new security measure.

I guess the only option is find someone with a 360 and get them to login for you, then logout again. Then you should be able to "buy" the GWG titles from Xbox.com.

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stylon

I know I'm going to move all my saved games to Cloud Storage and then flog mine whilst it's still worth something. The backwards compatibility coupled with the remastering phenomenon has rendered it obsolete for me.

Maybe they will start offering the 360 GwG titles as BC games that you can grab them on your Xbox One soon? I know I actually bought Kameo off the 360 store just so I would be able to play it again on my One and I'm sure lots of others would buy 360 games off the store if they could play them on their one too... surely it's got to happen soon.

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