and buy a 360, but I have a few questions I'm hoping you guys could help me with.
1st: The 360 would be in a semi-public space, is there a way to keep other people out of my marketplace account but still let them play games?
2nd: Is the 360 compatable with my old xbox wireless adapter? or should I just run a wire to it?
3rd: I know what retail games I want to get, what are some good XBLA games? I'm interested in Wik: Fable of Souls, Bomberman Live, Geometry Wars, Puzzle Quest, and Carcassonne. What are some other good ones.
To answer your questions:
1. You can have your profile ask for a password - it saves the passwords by default, but just uncheck it in your privacy settings. You can also set up user logins as well.
2. I'd google that question. For me, wired is the ONLY way to go, because it's much, much more stable than wifi. Wifi is good with my Wii, though.
3. Carcassone totally rocks! I was playing it for a long, long time. Another sweet Live title is Texas Holdem' and this one game that has several minigames, including chess and backgammon.
And as far as LIVE, go on eBay and buy a 12-month LIVE card for $30 shipped. There's no need to pay $50 or higher for it. I have never, ever paid more than $30 shipped in the 4 years I've been on LIVE - and they will e-mail you the code within a few minutes after payment!