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  • Users experience what they've termed the dreaded 'red ring of death' signaling a critical hardware failure that can only be resolved by sending the console back to the manufacturer
  • If you're okay with it, then by all means go ahead and get an XBOX 360, but in my opinion you should rather fork over a little extra cash and just get the Sony PS3 instead

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      Not all consoles are created equally, and that’s especially true for Microsoft’s second stab at the home video game industry. The XBOX 360 is virtually neck and neck with the Sony Playstation 3 when it comes to features and hardware specifications and although they have a substantially larger catalog of games the console’s hardware problems is just too great to ignore.

      Microsoft has a great selection of exclusive titles such as Gears of War and Halo 3 and for the first time, Grand Theft Auto 4. Graphics are smooth and detailed, especially when


      played on a big screen high definition television like the SONY BRAVIA or LG SCARLET. This review is based on the cheaper Arcade Edition of the console, but specification wise it is identical to its more expensive counter parts with just minor differences such as the inclusion of a hard drive and USB ports. The Elite Edition is currently the top of the range console in the stable with a nifty black casing and a large 120GB hard drive. The XBOX 360 features wireless controllers, an Ethernet port, HDMI port, and USB ports for adding peripherals like the HD DVD drive (which is now obsolete) or a range of other add-on devices for games such as Scene It!

      The console is able to stream music and video from your PC by connecting to Windows Media Player and also features the brilliantly implemented XBOX Live where you can download full games, demo games, multiplayer modes and now a selection of high definition full movies thanks to a partnership with Netflix, but remember it does require a high speed broadband Internet connection to make full use of ...


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      The XBOX 360 was released at the end of 2005, a full year ahead of its competitors Sony and Nintendo, but is somehow still plagued with the same hardware problems since its launch, a surprising fact considering the number of revisions that were done on the console. Users experience what they’ve termed the dreaded ‘red ring of death’ signaling a critical hardware failure that can only be resolved by sending the console back to the manufacturer. Although Microsoft offers an extended 3-year warranty with every console, the sheer frustration and

      inconvenience of lugging the machine back to the store each time it dies is just too much for me. If you’re okay with it, then by all means go ahead and get an XBOX 360, but in my opinion you should rather fork over a little extra cash and just get the Sony PS3 instead. You’ll be patting yourself on the back when you’re at home on the weekend ripping up the racetrack in GT5 while your fellow XBOX 360 gamers are standing in line at the repair desk at your local electronics retailer.




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Symphony Kay says :

We’ve had our XBOX 360 for a few years now, and as a non-gamer, it has been an okay experience using it so far. It’s intuitive and user-friendly. What added to the positive side of my experience was probably having the Kinect feature. I only usually play games that would make me physically engaged to encourage enjoyable exercise, so it’s fun using the console to get access to Dance Central, Just Dance, Zumba, and other fun games like Hole in the Wall, Disney Pixar, and Fruit Ninja. I rarely only use the controller-based games, but when I do, it’s not too difficult to navigate.

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