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Help me select an Xbox one console for a gift

chabs 336 135 October 18, 2015 at 07:11 AM in Video Games
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So I'm torn between the Newegg deal (500gb Gears of War special edition console with $50 Gc for $349 no tax free shipping) or buying the 1tb Halo special edition console for $500 plus $40 tax. I am not a gamer, so I'd appreciate the advice as to why I should pick one over the other for a gift. I'm torn between going all out and getting the Halo console or being cheap and getting the Gears of War console and using the free $50 gc to pay for Halo 5.

The person I'm buying it for is an adult-has Xbox 360 and likes all of the Halo, Call of Duty type games but also likes the sports games like Madden.

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Between those two, the Gears of War bundle sounds like your best bet and that you also buy a hard drive with it (the reason why I say so is because the Xbox One will not simply play games off of the disc, it will copy the disc data to the hard drive (and often times, the games are really large sizes) and only use the disc to ensure the game is a legitimate copy). If they tend to get rid of games a lot, then the hard drive is not really necessary.Might I suggest this bundle instead? http://goo.gl/zO8Rfr
It does come with a few more games and has double the storage size, just $50 more than the Newegg one.

I hope was of help!
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I think the integrated 1TB is nice. Plus the Halo theme for a Halo fan. Limited Edition consoles are usually fan favorites over the standard model everyone else has.
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I just saw another deal today for the Madden 16 bundle for $378 including tax. It includes the 1TB hard drive. What to do, what do...

or wait until Black Friday
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If it does not have the shipping and taxes I would totally go for it.
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I just saw another deal today for the Madden 16 bundle for $378 including tax. It includes the 1TB hard drive. What to do, what do...

or wait until Black Friday
wait - less than $300 this BF.
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PS4. They'll thank you. Better games, better "free" games for the yearly subscription perks, better graphics, better interface.
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PS4. They'll thank you. Better games, better "free" games for the yearly subscription perks, better graphics, better interface.
Great post - except the op wants help selecting an xbox console not a fanboi comment.
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There will be huge deals happening in November, specially cyber monday and black friday. Maybe wait?
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PS4. They'll thank you. Better games, better "free" games for the yearly subscription perks, better graphics, better interface.
It'll be sweet playing Halo and Gears on his brand new PS4, oh wait...
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It'll be sweet playing Halo and Gears on his brand new PS4, oh wait...
I marked this post as "helpful".
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MAd for insolence Nono1
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I just saw another deal today for the Madden 16 bundle for $378 including tax. It includes the 1TB hard drive. What to do, what do...

or wait until Black Friday
Dell has a pretty good BF deal - http://slickdeals.net/f/8172926-dell-home-black-friday-2015-ad-scan?v=1
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Dell has a pretty good BF deal - http://slickdeals.net/f/8172926-dell-home-black-friday-2015-ad-scan?v=1
holy hell that scan's up early.
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