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Bought this bundle today at gamestation in Bristol. Thought people that missed the asda deal would be interested. I know the asda deal was £13 cheaper but in my opinion Fifa 09 is better than PES2009. They had another bundle with 2 games for £169.99 but i can't remember what games were included.

Sorry if this has already been posted....i did search first but couldn't find anything.
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#1
Hi, If anyone thinks this is a bad deal could you let everyone know why. Thank you :thumbsup:
#2
i dont understand why this is being ignored.

if like me you couldnt get hold of the Asda deal this has got to be a great offer?

i didnt want PES but did want FIFA so this is ideal.

i had gone to Zazzi the other night to get console/FIFA/GTA4 for £205.00 minus 10% for using my Virgin card but the gits wouldnt let me have discount, 1st saying they didnt offer 10% anymore for Virgin users then saying they dont offer 10% off bundles.

voted hot, and if i cant get instore this week its on the website for £184.89.

p.s just voted hot on this dead thread and its gone from 60 to 58
#3
Any idea how long this will be on for? Great deal BTW, voted hot.
#4
Not as good as ASDA deal, but not too far off!
#5
Do the latest XBoxes have inbuilt wifi or do they still require an additional USB device?
#6
tmohammad
Do the latest XBoxes have inbuilt wifi or do they still require an additional USB device?


No built in wifi. Additional USB plug in is about £50
#7
tmohammad
Do the latest XBoxes have inbuilt wifi or do they still require an additional USB device?


They don't have built in wifi, so you'll still need to buy the £60 USB wireless network adaptor.
#8
This is a good deal in my opinion. Even if you didn't want those games, they could be sold on for around £30 each, making the 360 cost £120.
#9
tmohammad
Do the latest XBoxes have inbuilt wifi or do they still require an additional USB device?


There are no plans to integrate wifi into the Xbox360 and so you have to buy either the official wifi adaptor...

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/263989/xbox-360-official-wireless-adaptor-

...or a seperate wireless gaming bridge. See above thread for more discussion on what the latter does and doesn't do :thumbsup:
#10
tmohammad
Do the latest XBoxes have inbuilt wifi or do they still require an additional USB device?


since when have this been happening? Saying that, I do have a WIFI symbol on my xbox (front) guess thats just for the controller?
#11
Same bundle but with an Elite for 229 is also available - online and instore.

http://www.gamestation.co.uk/cat.asp?cat=xbox360&t=offers
#12
Disco
since when have this been happening? Saying that, I do have a WIFI symbol on my xbox (front) guess thats just for the controller?


Yes thats to pair the controller to the console and not to join a WiFi network.

Great deal, might have to look at one of these if mine RROD's again :x
#13
Good deal, arguably as good or better because you can trade stuff in at Gamestation. Tempted by this just to sell all the bits on (to get rid of all this credit I have!).
#14
Adi2K7
Any idea how long this will be on for? Great deal BTW, voted hot.


I'm not sure sorry.

Thanks everyone. I'm glad some people think this is hot :thumbsup:
#15
Much better off with dlan plugs over wifi anyway costs less and far better perfromance. No data loss or lag. Wifi for online gamming is worse than useless. Google dlan. No one with a decent understanding of networking or that enjoys online gamming would actually use wifi for this purpose.

Anyway this is a good deal, £12 more than the asda offer but Fifa is a much better game and you will probably get more for it at trade in certainly on ebay. At least £5 more on ebay so this is really only £7 more than the Asda deal but with much better national coverage. I bet they would consider changing the games as well if you wanted something else they were certainly up for that at my local asda living.

I sold my 20gb boxed for £130 inc postage on ebay and will probably end up getting around £25 for pes 2009 on there. After fees and postage it cost me around £40 to upgrade to the latest 60gb console and a copy of fable 2 got to be a good deal.

Really the 60gb console is still retailing on its own at £160 so to get the console and 2 top latest releases for this sort of money is a great deal really.
#16
Technically there's not much of a difference between online gaming over wireless or otherwise, any signal degradation you'll lose due to gaming wirelessly (unless your connection is really bad) will still result in higher Wifi bandwidth than your internet speeds anyway. And Xbox live doesn't seem to need super high speed internet to run games efficiently anyway (believe me, i must live in one of the worst broadband areas in the country and I can still use it well.)

Anyway, voted Hot, if selling the games the console itself would work out to £120ish? Sounds like a bargain to me!
#17
Its got nothing to do with bandwidth.

Its the data loss that is the problem. No matter how good your wifi connection is some data always goes missing in transit and has to be resent which translates to lag in a game even if its only a few packets that go missing.

Add to this that just about everything interferes with wifi from video senders to wireless alarms, other electrical equipment walls etc.

Dlan is like a hard wired connection = no lag, perfect connection, no data loss, much higher sustained speeds and its cheaper. Browsing the net thats about all wifi is good enough for. I get bored of saying this, people should just do what they want but really wifi is more hassle to setup, more expensive, much less secure and the performance wise it is greatly inferior to dlan. I can understand when you are roaming, abroad or just want to search the web on a laptop but really its not fit for purpose when it comes to online gamming.
#18
skinrush
They don't have built in wifi, so you'll still need to buy the £60 USB wireless network adaptor.


no you dont, you have to buy a wireless access point, which if you look around can get off the bay for like £10

as others have said however, if you do a lot of online gaming, homeplugs or a wired connection are far better.
#19
that said, I use the wireless adaptor for gaming on my xbox and have no trouble whatsoever...
#20
bigmike20vt
no you dont, you have to buy a wireless access point, which if you look around can get off the bay for like £10

as others have said however, if you do a lot of online gaming, homeplugs or a wired connection are far better.


Ok, perhaps I wasn't specific enough for certain people.

Microsoft's USB wireless network adaptor is around £60 to buy.

Yes, I agree there are other options available to some people such as wired ethernet connections, and wireless access points, but frankly, the latter is a hastle, comparitively.

If you are not wanting to trail ethernet cable under/along your carpets/flooring or through your loft (if you have one), then microsoft's ridiculously expensive network adaptor is the easiest and most appropriate option.
#21
You clearly have no idea what you are talking about. Like I said google dlan, who said anything about trailing cables everywhere :roll:
#22
alera
Its got nothing to do with bandwidth.

Its the data loss that is the problem. No matter how good your wifi connection is some data always goes missing in transit and has to be resent which translates to lag in a game even if its only a few packets that go missing.

Add to this that just about everything interferes with wifi from video senders to wireless alarms, other electrical equipment walls etc.

Dlan is like a hard wired connection = no lag, perfect connection, no data loss, much higher sustained speeds and its cheaper. Browsing the net thats about all wifi is good enough for. I get bored of saying this, people should just do what they want but really wifi is more hassle to setup, more expensive, much less secure and the performance wise it is greatly inferior to dlan. I can understand when you are roaming, abroad or just want to search the web on a laptop but really its not fit for purpose when it comes to online gamming.


I do apologise, however, there are an awful lot of things that appear to affect Wifi data loss and interference, ranging from the router used through to what is around, and potentially even a small amount of luck! IWhat you're saying is accurate conceptually, but won't always apply in the real world.
That said, normal circumstances I'd be a little iffy about spending the money on a DLan kit, however, if you've got to pay £50 for a wireless key for the 360 anyway then there's really no reason not to.
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Whats iffy about it ? Much faster, much more secure. You can pick up a couple of basic plugs for £20 or less. Plug and play a monkey could set up a dlan network. There are no downsides, wifi can be a hassle to setup and its exceptionally poor for online gamming anyway. Like I said I get bored of explaining it if people want to use wifi when 9 times out of 10 its not up to the job for this purpose well thats their call. Thge point has been made anyway this is well and truely off topic. The fact is you dont need to spend £60 on a wireless adapter, thats complete rubbish. If you want to use a ****** wifi connection you can pick up an ethernet bridge for less than £20 OR if you want to do it properly and get a better eperience and no setup hassles you get a couple fo dlan adapters again for £20 or less.
#24
Sorry, I think I worded that wrong, I did agree with you, but didn't explain myself too well

The only reason I'd be put off is if you already have all the infrastructure in place for wireless, that said, I am thinking of trying some out myself. I hadn't seen any for quite that cheap (most of the worthwhile starter kits are around £40 + in my quick glance around the internet)

However, when the choice comes down to £40 for a wireless adapter for the 360 or £40 for a Dlan network there's no contest really
#25
You should be able to get basic first gen plugs that are more than adequte for gamming for around £20. I got a couple of 200mb plugs of ebay recently for around £50 delivered but you onkly need something like that for streaming hd movie content etc. Ebay is a good place to look and ebuyer have been doing them cheap as well from time to time.

Streaming is another can of worms when it coems to wifi if you want to use the 360 as a media hub but at least you can buffer for this purpose.
#26
alera
You clearly have no idea what you are talking about. Like I said google dlan, who said anything about trailing cables everywhere :roll:


I wan't really refering to your post with my last reply. You're right though, I don't know a great deal about dlan. dlan sounds interesting, but it seems to be of similar price to getting a wireless network adaptor. Having used microsoft's wireless network adaptors previously, I can't say I noticed any connection problems or significant lag.

A previous poster asked whether the 360 now has built in wifi, and myself and others said 'no, you'll have to buy a wireless network adaptor' Perhaps that was a bit of a simple answer, as you rightly point out that there are other options. Either way, it'll cost you extra to a achieve wireless online connection.
#27
Just found this:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Solwise-85Mb-Homeplug-Ethernet-Adapter/dp/B000I7J85I/

£26 and seems to be getting pretty good reviews - although the stated bandwidth doesn't appear to be anywher enear what you'll hit - I can only get a 2mb connection in my area anyway so it would happily deal with that!
#28
I would be interested to know if people have any luck trying to swap the games over...
banned#29
alera
Its got nothing to do with bandwidth.

Its the data loss that is the problem. No matter how good your wifi connection is some data always goes missing in transit and has to be resent which translates to lag in a game even if its only a few packets that go missing.

Add to this that just about everything interferes with wifi from video senders to wireless alarms, other electrical equipment walls etc.

Dlan is like a hard wired connection = no lag, perfect connection, no data loss, much higher sustained speeds and its cheaper. Browsing the net thats about all wifi is good enough for. I get bored of saying this, people should just do what they want but really wifi is more hassle to setup, more expensive, much less secure and the performance wise it is greatly inferior to dlan. I can understand when you are roaming, abroad or just want to search the web on a laptop but really its not fit for purpose when it comes to online gamming.


If I were to buy this product

http://www.digital-fusion.co.uk/Inu_products/INU_ProdDetailsL9.asp?ref=M5212026

Would I just connect one unit to my wireless router (happy with router for internet which is hard wired to my PC and wireless for my phone & Asus EEE) and the other unit to my xbox 360. Is there any chance the could be issues on the xbox 360 connection.

Thanks in advance


EDIT Also wtf is wrong with some companies. I have no problem with the modding of m$ goods when they produce a product that has to have their add ons only. I now note that you can either have HDMI or optical, not both, UNLESS YOU FILL UP THE M$ TROUGH. Any suggestions here.
#30
Yes thats the idea. Thats quite expensive for those particualr plugs though they will do a good job. Check out ebuyer and ebay.
#31
alera
Yes thats the idea. Thats quite expensive for those particualr plugs though they will do a good job. Check out ebuyer and ebay.


Can they be used upstairs & downstairs or do they have to be on the same floor.
banned#32
alera
Yes thats the idea. Thats quite expensive for those particualr plugs though they will do a good job. Check out ebuyer and ebay.


Well a big thank you from me.

In you opinion would this kit allow me to stream HD content (1080p) to xbox

http://www.lambda-tek.com/componentshop/index.pl?origin=gbase25.2&prodID=B96160

I haven't looked at prices yet. Also anything else you would recommend for my purpose of HD content to xbox


EDIT: There seems to be a make called comtrend that are always about £40-£50 on ebay. Does anyone have any feed bak on them
#33
Why the obsession with wireless when the 360 is not a portable device?
My Grandfather ran an aerial cable down the gable end of his house, drilled into the loft, and down into the garage then into the corner of the lounge from the garage aged 70! He was by no means a DIY expert, he bought his drill from woollies for the job! I dunno the youth of today ;)
Seriously Just run ethernet cable behind the skirting boards if youve got half the energy of pops ;) Chisel them off, then remount them with raw plug and screws.
#34
Depends on your wiring and the type of plugs. The 200mb plugs will work over seperate circuits and even span different consumer units, mine certainly do they work over 2 seperate boards on all 4 floors of the house, some of the wiring runs are up to 50 meters and I get sustastained sppeds of 70mb with no loss of data. In comparision I cant even get my wifi signal on the top 2 floors and its pretty poor even on the floor the router is on going through brick walls.

The lower powered ones will only work on the same circuit. Many houses (and most flats) have the plug sockets on one circuit but its worth checking... If those are 200mb plugs thats a pretty good price and yes 200mb plugs can easily stream hd content, you should get at least 50 - 60mb sustained speed with those. I use solwise 200mb plugs they are very good indeed and you can get them reasonably cheaply now if you shop round, like I said I paid around £50- for a couple off ebay recently I have half a dozen of the 200mb plugs around the house for streaming music, a video content broadband etc.

Its what you want at the end of the day but I certaainly would never pay £60 for a wireless adapter for the 360. That sort of talk just makes my eyes bleed.Dont get me wrong wifi has its place for browsing the net really its just not very good for gamming, moving data around or media streaming.
#35
Even though I got the Asda deal I'm voting this hot.
#36
Deal is also avaliable online for an extra £5 if you cant be bothered to leave your house.
http://www.gamestation.co.uk/discountaddall.asp?discountid=619
#37
This deals great If I needed a 360 I'd buy this =p
#38
So these homeplugs. Do i need one to connect my router to and a second one to connect my 360 to?

and just to make sure, this item has just one plug in it?
http://www.digital-fusion.co.uk/Inu_products/INU_ProdDetailsL9.asp?ref=M5212025
banned 1 Like #39
Blender
So these homeplugs. Do i need one to connect my router to and a second one to connect my 360 to?

and just to make sure, this item has just one plug in it?
http://www.digital-fusion.co.uk/Inu_products/INU_ProdDetailsL9.asp?ref=M5212025


I'm certainly no expert, but I am nearly 100% sure that the item above is to be used for an existing set. The first purchase must always be at least 2 units as one is needed for the router and the others for each networked unit. (I suppose it is possible just to move the 2nd homeplug around the house, but I think thats a backward move)
#40
Lyrrad
I'm certainly no expert, but I am nearly 100% sure that the item above is to be used for an existing set. The first purchase must always be at least 2 units as one is needed for the router and the others for each networked unit. (I suppose it is possible just to move the 2nd homeplug around the house, but I think thats a backward move)

yeah thats what i was thinking. thanks for the help

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