I bought an Xbox 360 yesterday. I've been researching game systems for some time now, having become frustrated with games for PCs that require a more and more encyclopedic knowledge of every element of your computer so that you can try to guess whether it matches the system requirements of more and more resource-hungry games. And even when you do theoretically meet the system requirements, I've discovered there's no guarantee the games will run properly on them - as happened with the copy of "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare" I got last Christmas.
So I did the research and decided on the Xbox. I'm really happy that the setup was easy-peasy and everything is working like a charm. And I have "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare". It's going to take some getting used to this silly bat-shaped controller, having only used joysticks or mouse controls all my life. The Xbox controllers have two tiny joysticks for movement, one for forward/backward and one for turning left and right. They have to be operated in synch to move the character around the game. Right now I'm lurching through the early scenes of the game like a hysterical drunk, and if it were real life, I'd have been stone-cold dead more than a dozen times.
But you know, old dogs can learn new tricks if they're persistent enough. And there's a side-benefit to this silly little wireless controller that I hadn't anticipated. Unlike a laptop, this one leaves lots of room for a little Mojo on the lap during gameplay.
For that alone, he's a big fan.