Okay, this is embarrassing. I’m a fairly tech-savvy guy. I worked as a PC tech in college, for god’s sake. I ran a hackintoshed netbook, use Linux on a regular basis. I am not a chump.
But I just can’t figure out the whole xbox 360 thing. There are too many different models that have been released, with overly-subtle variations in feature set, price, and so on.
So, here’s the deal: I want to buy an xbox 360, with one or two games to start. (Bioshock in particular). I’d like it to have a sufficiently large hard drive that I won’t feel like newer games are pissed at me, and I want to be able to stream Netflix on it. I’ll need an HDMI adapter, I think. And wifi would be good.
So - what do I buy? Arcade? Pro? Elite? Are these all the same thing? Can I risk buying refurbished/used, or do I really need a new box to avoid the Red Ring of Death? Is there a solid “guide to buying an x-box 360” somewhere?
And ye gods, when did buying a bloody videogame console become so complicated?