Microsoft XBox 360 Arcade
- Inexpensive next-generation console
- Intuitive new interface and streaming capabilities
- HD gaming
- Barely enough storage to upload the new OS, let alone download games from Xbox Live Marketplace
- No Blu-ray drive
The Microsoft Xbox 360 Arcade is a fine entry-level, next-generation console, but its lack of storage makes game play feel like that of an Atari 2600.
Microsoft XBox 360 Arcade
The Xbox 360 Arcade is a fine entry-level, next-generation console, but its lack of storage makes game play feel like that of an Atari 2600.
Inexpensive next-generation console. Intuitive new interface and streaming capabilities. HD gaming.
Barely enough storage to upload the new OS, let alone download games from Xbox Live Marketplace. No Blu-ray drive.
Microsoft has estimated it will sell three million Xbox 360s in the next three months. It may be right. Except for a few design issues, we were very impressed with the console and its accessories. We get goose bumps thinking about what games will be like
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IntroductionAsa hard-core gamer for over 30 years and a programmer to boot, both inthe arcade and on PC and consoles over multiple platforms, I can saywith authority that the true test of any new game system or technologyis how much better it is then anything else that’s come before it. And,what does it cost for that performance improvement? Back in the 1970s,when there was almost nothing in video games to play, we were happy toupgrade from black and white to color or from Pong to Space Invaders.Even to go as programmers from Basic or Fortran to DOS offeredsignificant improvements to gaming that a few years before were simplyunimaginable. This is because computer power was at a premium, as itwas throughout the U.S. Apollo missions to the moon, and arcade gamescirca 1980 like Donkey Kong, Tempest, Frogger, or Pole Positionrequired the ...
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- Wireless controller
- Digital hub capabilities
- Tad on the large side
- Huge power pack. Budget version won't give you what you need to really enjoy this
Conclusion With the PlayStation 3 still months away and pricing still to be confirmed the Xbox 360 will provide gamers with a chance to get their hands on the next generation of console games today rather than sometime next year. If you are in any doubt as to whether or not you should you try and bribe and beg your way around a thousand shops just to have one under the tree for this Christmas the answer is most definitely yes. Not because the graphics are visually amazing, or the games we tested so far enthralling (especially Condemned from Sega), but for all the other benefits the Xbox 360 adds beyond its core function of a games console. The promise of next generation gaming wasn't a lie. Wow.We tested the console with four games initially; Project Gotham Racing 3, Perfect Dark Zero, Kameo: Elements of Power all from Microsoft and Commended by Sega.