I got my 360 about a month ago, it a quality console with plenty of amazing games out already, (Bioshock, Call of Duty 4, Mass Effect + more) 2008 looks like its going to be huge (Ninja Gaiden 2, GTA IV, Fable 2). I bought mine for around £280 with two controllers, Forza 2 and Halo 3 and thought i got a pretty good deal, turns out i could have done better if i'd waited a bit. This is pretty much a giveaway, the console on its own is £250!!. The fact you get three games AND a controller with it is simply fantastic. Forza 2 is quite good if you're more into Gran Turismo style racers what with the emphasis on simulation and endless options to tweak the performance of your car. I, personally, prefer the likes of Project Gotham so i cant really comment as it would be unfair on what is potentially a great game, if you've got the patience. Halo 3 is, frankly, amazing. Not revolutionary by any means but when you consider the quality of previous installments, "more of the same" is certainly no bad thing. This is the best of the bunch, both single player and multiplayer (co-op included) Cant speak for Viva Pinata because i havent played it but i've read positive reveiws elsewhere, and lets be honest, your getting it free so you cant complain even if it's not your cup of tea. If your wanting to enter the next generation of gaming (and as a gamer of approx 20years, i recommend you start here) i honestly cant see you getting any better than this.
Just wish this was available when i was shopping for my 360