I also added a photo effect called 'vivid tones' or something like that, all it does it make it look...well....better...
Or is that just...too...sad...?
On a happier note: the 360 Elite is finally coming here. We have our own sorta E3 called "GITEX" and it not only displays up and coming games, but the latest in tech as well. The Elite will be demo'd there and slapped into shelves after the Expo. Same for the H3 360, but that has a reported price tag of $600. And only a few will come here. Elite is close to $500, but to hell with that. I have 300, and I'll try and cash my 9 As and a B in for 200.
However, I would suggest to just get the Core or Pro system. (Core if you want a wired controller, Pro if you want a wireless controller).
They're a bit cheaper, but a lot less HDD space. However, 20GB is a lot of space in itself. So unless you're going to be downloading a bunch of movies and TV shows onto your HDD, then I would go with the other two.
Also my dad's a huge fan of Nat Geo, so he'd be downloading extra stuff as well.
Mum likes her movies, and XBL seems to have a lot of on-demand stuff. So she'd be downloading it as well.
Ideally, I wanna get the Elite. I'll be putting tons of music, games, shows and movies once I get XBL, so I need the capacity. If it doesn't work out, then I'll get the Pro. I'm not going for Core... Core is for n00bs. I might get the 120GB HDD later, but that would be kinda pointless in the short run cos Pro + 120GB > Elite (with 120 included).
I got the Core. Why? Because the wired controller is better for my situation. It's better during and Halo 2 match, no worries about changing batteries in the middle of one.
And anyways, I was planning to get a 360 controller for windows in the first place to play Halo PC. Mouse and keypad doesn't work for me as well as a controller. So I get the Elite, H3, XBL and Windows controller. I'll use the controller for 360 when I'm online only, and maybe when the wireless is dead.
And besides (for some strange reason here), Core + 20 GB HDD > Pro
Core: Dhs 1300
Pro: Dhz 1800
Elite: Dhs 1950
20GB HDD: Dhs 800
120GB HDD: Dhs 1050
Core + 20GB HDD = Dhs 2100 (more than Pro AND Elite)
Therefore, Core + 20GB HDD > Pro
Pro + 120GB HDD = Dhs 2850 > Elite
It's a messed up world here. But that's how it is. Virgin Megastore say they priced it like that to encourage people to go for the packages. Rather annoying if you think about it. >_>