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Sweet deal: Buy 360, get free game & gift card

After browsing through the heaping pile of retail ads in the Sunday paper, we came upon a pretty snazzy Xbox 360 deal that's available at Best Buy in store and online. This week only, buy a Xbox 360 premium console at Best Buy or BestBuy.com for $399 and receive Need for Speed: Most Wanted and a $20 Best Buy gift card for FREE! No rebates, no weird survey to fill out, you get the game and gift card instantly. So, if you're in the market for a 360 this Christmas for yourself, friend, or family member than this is a pretty good deal. Heck, if you really wanted to keep the $20 gift card you could use it on some Microsoft Points and get yourself Geometry Wars. Because everyone loves Geometry Wars.

New 360 Platinum Hits for $29.99

It's platinum, get it?Microsoft has officially announced the first batch of Platinum Hits for the Xbox 360. The games are:

Perfect Dark Zero
Project Gotham Racing 3
Kameo: Elements of Power
Need for Speed Most Wanted

Conspicuously missing from the list is Call of Duty 2, the 360's first million seller. The first four Platinum Hits will be available for the bargain price of $29.99 starting October 15th -- the second set should be announced in the spring of 2007. It's a far cry from what we considered a bargain last gen, but it's definitely better than nothing. So, for those of you that haven't picked these up yet, will a $29.99 price tag make you reconsider?

See the full press release after the break.

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Xbox 360 FAQ

xbox 360 faqEverything you've ever wanted to know about the Xbox 360. Ever. All in one handy place for your perusal. Found a frequently asked question that you want answered? Add your questions in comments and we'll continually update this list of FAQs.

[Update - part 2 now available, delving into Xbox Live!]

We'll start off with the absolute basics, as inspired by the BBC's Xbox 360 Q&A.

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GameFly's most popular 360 rentals

gameflyGameFly's top 10 most requested Xbox 360 titles as of Nov. 15 are:
  1. Call of Duty 2
  2. Perfect Dark Zero
  3. Quake 4
  4. GUN
  5. Need for Speed: Most Wanted
  6. Dead or Alive 4
  7. Condemned: Criminal Origins
  8. Project Gotham Racing 3
  9. Madden NFL 06
  10. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Does this seem like an accurate representation of what 360 buyers are looking for?  If so, it's heavy on the FPS and light on the Kameo.  Is Rare's title already forgotten?

[Via Team Xbox]



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