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BoogerBoy
12-14-2005, 04:12 AM
I don't have a 360 yet, but I plan to buy one of those faceplates. I'm having a hard time finding the black one with fire on it online. Did they cancel that faceplate? All I've seen online is the blue one, wood one, and the silver one. :(

Here's what it looks like

http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/2568/fire8hi.jpg

SilverOak
12-14-2005, 08:35 AM
I saw one in Best Buy on Launch Day, but haven't since then. If I recall correctly, different faceplates will be available as well in the future so maybe you'll find one you like even better.

Nato King-XBA
12-14-2005, 08:55 AM
I knoW what you mean. I was looking for the fire one the whole Time I was in wisconson for a week and a half and I never ever saw the fire Face plate. They must have made a limited amount.

BoogerBoy
12-15-2005, 11:00 PM
Thanks for the help guys, I'll keep looking. If I see any online, I'll let you know ;)

Nato King-XBA
12-16-2005, 12:29 AM
Thanks for the help guys, I'll keep looking. If I see any online, I'll let you know ;)


You do that I will buy that face plate so face they would think it's really on fire. lol :hardcore:

BoogerBoy
12-16-2005, 07:44 AM
Well I called a bunch of places, of course they didn't have it. Some of them didn't even know what I was talking about lol. Then I went to Amazon.com and found it. On their site it says the faceplate comes out June 15th, 2006? That's a long long time :nightmare

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000B6MLQ4/qid=1134736264/sr=8-2/ref=pd_bbs_2/102-1623431-7539310?v=glance&s=videogames&n=507846

laughs
12-16-2005, 03:48 PM
I think faceplates are the dumbest things ever... What purpsose to they have?

Double_Diablo
12-16-2005, 03:53 PM
I think faceplates are the dumbest things ever... What purpsose to they have?
Um... Ripping $20 off consumers?

swivel
12-16-2005, 04:46 PM
Um... Ripping $20 off consumers?

I like the blank ones they are coming out with that are clear, so you can paint on the inside of the face plate and have a nice, shiny paint job on the exterior.

Not that you couldn't paint the exterior of your old Xbox if you wanted to. :)

But this lends some credence to the mod efforts, and hopefully will inspire more people to make their consoles their own. This is one area that is taking over the PC community that I would love see spread to the consoles. It harkens to the glory days of hot-rodding.

I do frown on all these faceplates that make you feel unique, even though a few thousand other guys are installing the same things. And they seem a little tacked-on when the rest of the unit doesn't match. Like DD said... it's all about the moola.

mattgame
12-16-2005, 07:30 PM
I think they're cool. It's for design and expression ya know? I'm not getting one but I think it will be cool for some.

Sam-XBA
12-16-2005, 08:59 PM
I bought one while i was away in london, Its a few different shades of orange...
Just got it for the fun really :)

I really hope the MS open some sort of site on the net that allows you to make your own custom faceplate, now I think that would be a real selling point to the 360.

BoogerBoy
12-17-2005, 09:59 AM
I just want one, because they look cool :D

pjh13
12-17-2005, 02:46 PM
I agree with sam-xba that the face plates could be a big selling point. Do you guys remember those crappy nokia phones that kinda started the whole cell phone face plate craze? those phones sucked but i knew people who wanted them just so they could put a cool face plate on it. that clearly isnt as big a purchase as the 360 but it is still goes to show that people love little novelties(sp) like this.

Jackyboy
12-17-2005, 09:38 PM
people can start a collection!
gotta catchem all

Jackyboy
12-18-2005, 10:21 AM
hey i found some on target.com if u still want it.
http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/ref=sc_pgp_r_2_1_16067681/602-0152719-9845470?%5Fencoding=UTF8&frombrowse=1&asin=B000B6MLQ4

swivel
12-18-2005, 02:51 PM
How cool would it be for the entire face of the console to be a display? I know it sounds far-fetched, but printable displays and flexible displays are around the corner. Already a keyboard exists that uses OLED displays on every key so that the functions can change.

You could have animated flame on the face of it, or have it tell you when you get a message, or ooze blood when you get killed in a game. It could count down a timer when a bomb is about to go off, or when you are going to run out of air. And of course, it would make a great dashboard for racing games, or show big horizontal and vertical bars of health for fighting games.

Again, this might seem like too much of an expense today, but 5 years from now you could print this kind of display using existing inkjet printer technology for pennies.

And lets not even start on how this space could be used by advertisers!

Edit: I just saw this a minute after posting, thought it applied:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/afplifestylejapantechnologycitizencompany