My dad recently told me he would put that towards buying me and my brother (same age) an xbox360.
This is the thing.
I've been planning on putting an xbox360 and tv or monitor in my room.
If my parents buy an xbox360, then it will be mine and my brothers equally. It will then be going into our den (where we played ps2).
I could ask to put it into my room, but you know the catch. "You brother has to be able to play. He has to agree and be happy with it. It's not your xbox360, it's both of yours ,so why should YOU put it in Your room??"
It's just going to be a big pain.
Either I can attempt to do this and buy a 600$ hd television for my room (27" 1080i) OR buy my own Xbox360 and a 150-200$ monitor (720p) for myself.
If I opt to buy my own Xbox360 and Monitor, my parents will have nothing on me, but if I put the xbox360 which my parents bought for me and my brother, then it could easily come right out if I play too much etc etc. My parents will constantly be saying "you are always in your room" etc.
My parents don't mind too much about how much I play games, but putting a console which they bought for me And my brother into My room would be something they would have against me.
If I get my own xbox360, I will have the luxury of having my parents not be able to take it out and put it into my brothers room or back into the den because I paid my own cash for it. The slight downside is that I have to play with a monitor (which I really don't mind) instead of a 27" hdtv.
You might be asking "why don't you use your parents Xbox360 and a monitor instead of 600 bucks on a tv??"
This is because of my brother.
If he would rather have the xbox360 be in the den on our 27" 480i tv instead of on a 17" monitor, then to the den it goes since the console is equally ours. He said he won't like playing on such a small scree, especially while playing split screen games.
You get it? The only way he'd be comfortable is with another television set in my room, which would cost me more money.
The price difference comes out surprisingly close.
600 dollar tv = 600$
Xbox360 for 450 (with game etc) and 150-200 dollar monitor = roughly 600$
So its either a free xbox360 and a 27" 1080i television, but no say over if the xbox360 stays in my room or how long I should be playing and how unfair it is to my brother...
Buy an xbox360 for myself while the one my parents buy stay in the den for my brother to play along with a monitor so I get full control over my console without 'the catch'.
The thing is, buying a secondary xbox360 might seem a little useless since they already bought one for us and since it's such an expensive investment, but if I don't get my own then I wont have any control over it.
I might be able to mish mash the free xbox360 into my room with a monitor, but my brother won't be happy playing split screen on such a small screen, meaning the console will go down to the dens 27" tv.
so its either 600 bucks for a tv or 600 bucks for a monitor and an xbox360 for myself.
Alot of you might not understand, but I play alot more games than my brother unless it's split screen multiplayer occasionally. This is why my parents feel as if I am unfair to my brother in terms of games. They think my brother doesn't get to play because I'm always on. this is partly true in some cases, but my brother doesn't mind a whole bunch.
It's a brother and parents kind of thing.
Edited by Carlo210, 26 July 2005 - 03:03 AM.