Thursday, April 27, 2006
Consumers who are trying to decide which system to purchase should know that the Xbox 360 Premium system is widely considered to be the best investment. It has all the necessary components, so players can have the maximum Xbox experience. It has a 20 GB hard drive, an ethernet cable, a headset, and AV cables for connecting to HDTV and standard TV. The Xbox Core system will allow users to play games, and that‚Äôs about it. It‚Äôs a basic system with an AV cable and a wired controller ‚Äì no hard drive, no extra memory for saving games, no cable for attaching to HDTV.
If you‚Äôre interested in competing online using the Xbox, check out Xbox Live online services. Gold is a service that lets players compete against each other, while Silver lets players download games, chat with other players, and access cool demos and videos. An Xbox Live user can choose a name, which is known as a Gametag, and create lists of people they like to play games with.
A special feature on the Xbox is the Xbox Live Arcade. This feature allows players to download exclusive games, from puzzles to arcade-style games to board games. In order to access this feature, players need a broadband Internet connection and an account with Xbox Live. There‚Äôs a fee for accessing the games, although they can be downloaded and tried out free of charge.
Users should know that the Xbox 360, which became available late last year, can support some games that were created for the very first Xbox. In order to support these games, your Xbox 360 must have a hard drive. Users who play online and have a Silver or Gold account can get downloads that will enable them to play older games. Software is also available from Microsoft, so players can get the necessary updates.
Players who have problems with their Xboxes can find the necessary downloads and replacement files through Xbox Live. The downloads are all free and easy to access.