So I never got into the nextgen consoles... yet. I still have an old Xbox with tons of games I never got around to playing.
However, about a month ago I played "Rocksmith" at GC, and I thought it was a lot of fun. I have a friend who has a guitar, and I had tried in the past to teach him to play, but I was just so busy I couldn't find the time to keep doing that. Now this same friend is also the guy whose house we'd go to to play Rockband all the time. I would play the drums, cuz I can't play drums, and playing 'guitar' on that damn game was confusing as fuck!
So, I figured I'd be able to convince him to get the game, and I'd buy the extra cable and we'd start playing that game. Well, after mentioning this to my gf, she mentioned why don't I just get it myself. To which I said I didn't have a nextgen console to play it on. Well, we kinda came to an agreement that we would, for Xmas, split the cost of an Xbox 360, because she was interested in those Kinect dance games as well.
Now Walmart had the best deal on an Xbox 360 4GB w/ Kinect for $199 w/ $50 Gift Card. To HELL with standing in line for a WEEK to get that shit. Amazon.com was having 'Lightning Deals' all week long, and I was gonna get the bundle for $299 + $100 GC, but I decided to pass on that. There 'were' some Amazon deals that matched the Walmart deal, but I missed those.
However, I was watching the bundle @ $199, no GC, at 9:15pm on Black Friday. When the deal went into effect, I kinda hesitated and didn't click immediately, cuz I was reading it to see if it did indeed have the GC. It didn't. By the time I click purchase, it said I was on the waitlist @ #418
Well, I had noticed that Toysrus.com had it for $199+shipping, so I went over to their website and tried to purchase it. But the website hung, and I went back to the browser tab that had Amazon in it, and it said it was available for me!! So I purchased it (Fuck the GC at this point, I just wanted the unit, and it was already $100 off at this price).
Now, In addition to the console, we also got the Kinect UFC Trainer game for $25 and a Zumba Dance game for $25 on Amazon (We figure these'll help motivate us for exercising ). I also went to Gamestop.com to try to buy Rocksmith for $50 and Dance Central 2 for $30, but the damn website kept freezing up and timing out. So I couldn't buy them online. Luckily there's a Gamestop not more than 5 minutes away from my house. So at midnight I just went up there, stood in a line for less than an hour, but got Rocksmith and Dance Central 2 for my gf. (Side note, Black Friday morning I was able to get a vacuum from Walmart.com for $25 that sold out in the store )
Unfortunately, we both agreed that we're not opening the games and whatnot until Xmas... but at least I can say I've finally joined the new era of gaming.... and that my gf rocks and I love her
Looking forward to playing Rocksmith with my 7-strings Anyone else get anything cool on Black Friday?