Hey 360 friends, I'll have one up and running within 2 weeks. Dunno about if I'l gonna do Live, but if I do, I'll let you know. On my instant to-get list:
-X-Men Arcade (XBL)
-Banjo Kazooie (XBL)
I'm not much on shooters, what would you guys recommend?
Yay! I have a few codes for 48 hours of Xbox Live, if you do end up getting any chances to play with us, I can always email you one of those. I think I have at least 3. You'll probably get a few yourself, seems like a lot of online games come with them. Also, I think every Xbox Live Silver membership (the free ones) can opt for a one month free trial of Gold. Not to mention, if you really like Gold you can usually score a year of it for $30 if you look hard enough. I think the most I ever paid was $35. Personally, without internet hooked up to my Xbox and XBL Gold, I probably wouldn't ever even turn it on.
What type of games do you like? I'd highly recommend Oblivion, Fallout 3, and Bioshock. FO3 and BS are FPS games, but only in that they are first person perspective and you are holding a gun, BS is technically an FPS with RPG elements, and FO3 is basically just a real time RPG with a first person perspective.
Portal, again an FPS but not really, a puzzle game above all else (on sale on XBL for 600 msp this week, regular price is 1200), is a ton of fun. Or you can pick up The Orange Box for around $10 these days which includes Portal along with Half-Life 2 and its expansions as well as Team Fortress 2. Though not being into FPS, Half-Life 2 isn't going to do much for you.
Mirrors Edge is another FPS that is really not an FPS, that I really loved. While you can take bad guys guns and shoot them in the game, there is really little shooting involved. There is actually an achievement that challenges you to beat the game without firing a single shot, which is the way I played through it. It is very much its own game and take a bit to figure out, which is why I think a lot of people play the demo for five minutes and write it off of their list for good. Took me a bit to learn and get into, but once I did I was very happy I gave it my time.
Looking through my games I realize that everything I own on the 360 is an FPS other than Bully, GTA IV, Assassins Creed, Assassins Creed II, Plants vs. Zombies, Watchmen: The End is Nigh, and my girlfriend's Lego games. And humorously, with the exception of the Lego games, that non-FPS list also happens to be the list of games I own that I have never beaten, so obviously, none of those are my favorites.