The Xbox360 is a video game console that is visionary. It
competes with the Sony Play Station 3 and Nintendo Revolution. A
gamer's dream machine, the Xbox 360 is sold in two versions a
premium edition that has a hard drive, a wireless controller,
headset, Ethernet cable, a HD AV cable, and an Xbox live silver
subscription and a core system.
Powerful and futuristic the Xbox360 includes HD gaming, perfect
sound, and sensational graphics. The system offers high-end
gaming with several exciting possibilities. It revolutionizes
video game consoles and is, in actuality, a computer dedicated
to gaming. It is not just a gaming machine it is a media center
that allows you to play games, network with other gamers around
360 of them, rip, stream, and download high definition movies,
music, digital pictures, games, music, and play DVDs and CDs. It
is what makes dreams into realities.
The Xbox360 has around 18 titles in the US including games like
Call of Duty 2, Dead or Alive 4, Every Party, FIFA 06, NBA live,
Kameo, Perfect Dark Zero, and Project Gotham Racing 3.
Technically, it has advanced graphics and a 115 GFLOPS
theoretical peak performance. All games support a six channel
Dolby Digital Sound with no voice echo.
Apart from video and DVD playing the X box 360 live market place
allows the user to connect to Xbox live even if offline. Users
can view messages and game invites sent by other Xbox live
members. The live market place allows download of avatars,
trailers, as well as game demos.
With the Xbox 360 a person can view a complete record of games
played, play games downloaded from marketplace, play game demos,
watch movie as well as game trailers, listen to music customized
for the user, view pictures as well as videos stored on a camera
or any other portable device, and activate the media center
The Xbox 360 has backward compatibility and so, users can play
games originally developed for the earlier versions of the box.
Wireless connectivity and wireless controllers offer great
freedom and connectivity at large distances. And, you can
download and play arcade style games using the Xbox Live Arcade.
Game demos and trailers are offered free but full versions of
games have to be purchased using Xbox Live Marketplace using
Microsoft points which can be bought through Live or via game
cards sold retail.
Technically a few small glitches have been reported. There is
what is known as the Xbox 360 screen or death which is an error
screen. This stops the console and the user is requested to
contact technical support. Another problem is that of the Xbox
360 freezing due to overheating. To solve this, users are
requested to ensure proper airflow and a cooler environment. If
the Xbox is moved from its vertical to its horizontal position
while reading a disc, the movement causes the pickup assembly to
brush against the disc resulting in radial scratches. Often the
Xbox displays red lights instead of a green ring of light to
The Xbox 360 transforms gaming experience into something
futuristic and exciting.
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