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Like hardcore, have been for years.

As such, I bought an Xbox 360 on launch day (waited outside in the freezing rain for 6 hours, too). But last week I decided that a plain old 360 isn't right for me. I need to do something to make it stand out from the rest. I wanted to have the Xbox that other people could only wish they had. And with that in mind, I started surfing the web for things I could do to make mine special. Now, I'd seen people cut windows in theirs, but I'm way too cool to just have a rectangular window in the side of my rig. So I wracked my brain to come up with something super-rad. Since I'm a Star Wars nerd (my dog's name is Leia and my license plate says "1mpr1al"), I decided that the Imperial symbol would look sweet as hell carved into the side of my Xbox. So after much planning and scheming to come up with the perfect design and layout, this is what I ended up with:



I'm taking it over to my buddy's house tomorrow to paint it. I'll post some more pics when all that is done.

Edit: About a week after launch, I got a plain white faceplate from a friend of mine. I turned it into this:



The rest of the 'box will match that color scheme.
 

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Whoa. Not a gamer, nor a Star Wars freak, but I would still sit and stare at the machine for hours on end, wasting my day. Nice job.
 

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DrJones said:
As such, I bought an Xbox 360 on launch day (waited outside in the freezing rain for 6 hours, too).
You only waited 6 hours, I waited 23 hours in the freezing cold for mine. Terrible timing for the launch, why couldn't they have done it on a nice spring day.
 

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23 hours?

Nice. I slept from 8 to about 11 the night before then got to Target about midnight since the line there was the shortest. At 6am they handed out tickets, then I came back at 8 to pick it up, took it home, hooked it up, and promptly passed out in the middle of the PDZ intro cinematic.
 

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yeah three friends and i got to best buy at 10 am the day before, set up a tent, tv, xbox, sleeping bags etc. by that time we were already like 10th in line. we just kinda chilled during the day and then that night we ordered pizza and had some friends come and join us for a while. we had a madden tournament through the night, no sleep, they handed out tickets at 7 am and opened the doors at 9. we were really lucky, they only had 35 units. probably 300 people out front at 7 am though plenty of people were ready to riot. i bought mine, $700 after accesories and games, took it home and slept until 9 that night then i played it until 2 or 3 the next morning. it was ALL worth it.
 

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That looks sick bro. I am both a gamer and a Star Wars nerd. (Like interviewed on the News in San Diego while in my Dark Jedi Garb prior to episode 3). Bravo to you sir!
 

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Gamers of MFG unite! All hail the plastic box of power that somehow weighs more than it should. Much like the GTI. Coincidence? Probably. Been glued to playing Oblivion for months now and with the rain we're having right now I think I'm about to start it up again. D4mn New England weather.
 

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I'm definitely camping out for the PS3 and the Wii. The PS3 looks sweet as hell, and the Wii just looks really fun to play.

I mostly play my PC games though, like Battlefield 2, Guild Wars, Swat 4, and a bunch of RTS games. I modded my PS2 out as much as possible, and im just waiting till I can get my hands on the very expensive PS3.
 

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Gamers of MFG unite! All hail the plastic box of power that somehow weighs more than it should. Much like the GTI. Coincidence? Probably. Been glued to playing Oblivion for months now and with the rain we're having right now I think I'm about to start it up again. D4mn New England weather.
New release for Oblivion today. Prey was pretty lame. 10 years to make, 8 hours to beat. Chromehounds, on the other hand, is freakin awesome!
 

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I finally just got my 360 about 3 weeks ago. Have to say Im impressed. Playing GRAW right now. If anyone is into GRAW or Halo 2, pm your xboxlive tag to me and ill send a friend request.
 

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With the impending release of Gears of War in just a few hours (1930 EST), this thread needs a revival.

Let's see... Lately I've been into F.E.A.R. and playing through some classic Xbox games. And I've repainded my 360 faceplate black instead of the dark blue it was. The 360 itself will be next as soon as I can pull myself away from it long enough to do that.

With all the new members recently, there has to be a few that are gamers. Make your presence known, gentlemen (and, however unlikely, ladies).
 

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I've been playing a fair amount of Prey and GRAW never loses it's grip on me. Off to pick up gears of war and COD3 right now. God, how I love to shoot Nazis:)
 

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Dear Dr. Jones,
Very nice mods to your 360. Very Cool! I am envious. Sadly I gave up my launch day reservation to a friend so her son would have one for Christmas. Now that Gears of War is out I am gonna have to finally get a 360 of my own.

However, speaking of mods, I recently turned my Remington 870 into a beautiful Tactical Scattergun,

 

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I still have my WOW subscription and account. Haven't played in like 4 months, and just saw my CC get dinged for it today. Can't decide if I want to go play again, or just cancel the thing. I know WOW is probably old school to the hardcore, but thought I'd share. I just couldn't do the grrrrind anymore!
 

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I still have my WOW subscription and account. Haven't played in like 4 months, and just saw my CC get dinged for it today. Can't decide if I want to go play again, or just cancel the thing. I know WOW is probably old school to the hardcore, but thought I'd share. I just couldn't do the grrrrind anymore!
NNOOOO!!!!

For the love of all things holy, DO NOT go back. Sell of your character(s), cancel your account, uninstall it from your PC, and use Bex's shotgun to get rid of the disc.

I've personally seen that game destroy lives. Not that these people had any real lives to begin with, but that's not the point!
 

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Dear Dr. Jones,
Very nice mods to your 360. Very Cool! I am envious. Sadly I gave up my launch day reservation to a friend so her son would have one for Christmas. Now that Gears of War is out I am gonna have to finally get a 360 of my own.

However, speaking of mods, I recently turned my Remington 870 into a beautiful Tactical Scattergun,

Awesome. Though I'll be honest, I don't really see the point in putting a flashlight on that. Unless you're, you know, SWAT or planning a heist or something. The farthest I've gone is putting a Hogue on my USP Compact. Best investment ever, though.

Also, I'm surprised that none of the modifications you made violated one of California's Draconian gun laws. That's one of the reasons I was more than happy to move the hell out of there. But hey, at least you guys still have a Republican governor...
 

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DrJones said:
Awesome. Though I'll be honest, I don't really see the point in putting a flashlight on that. Unless you're, you know, SWAT or planning a heist or something. The farthest I've gone is putting a Hogue on my USP Compact. Best investment ever, though.

Also, I'm surprised that none of the modifications you made violated one of California's Draconian gun laws. That's one of the reasons I was more than happy to move the hell out of there. But hey, at least you guys still have a Republican governor...
USP Compact! Excellent Excellent Firearm!
My primary carry weapon is the USP Compact chambered in .40 S&W. Which caliber do you have?

I've added Trijicon Night Sites to mine. That was money well spent for me. If you use yours for home defense or even if you can carry you might want to look into them. Allows for excellent target acquisition in low-light situations.

Ok, back to GTIs!! :-D
 

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.40S&W.

I tried out the .45 before I went with the .40, though. But with that short-ass barrel, the recoil was too much.

You post inspired me to look up shotguns. I'm currently mulling over ordering a Benelli M4. We'll see what things look like when I get my tax return...
 
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