When it first came out, there was a lot of questions and objections about the X-Box 360. I had heard that Microsoft had recalled a lot of them, and there was a question whether or not it would actually work. I was not about to pay upwards of $500 for something so uncertain. After a year or so, it seemed like everything was alright again. I figured that Microsoft had corrected the problems infecting their newest product.
It wasn’t long before I grew interested in buying one. Prices had dropped. They had some awesome new gadgets that went along with it. I had to own my own.
One of the many good reasons to own an X-Box 360 is for all of the quality games you can play. The clarity of these games, whether they are sports games or interactive war games is just awesome. You actually feel like you’re driving that sweet ride at uncontrollable speeds. You actually feel like you’re trying to survive WWII. It’s all so good, it might as well be a virtual reality simulator.
Another good reason to buy an X-Box 360 is for its DVD player. The menu screen allows you to choose from playing a DVD to playing demos of video games.
You can enjoy all of your favorite movies at the same time you’re playing your favorite video game demos. The same great clarity in playing your favorite games applies to watching your DVD movies. The odd thing is that your game controller works like a DVD remote, except it has few more capabilities. On the other hand, the DVD remote that comes with the X-Box 360 doesn’t allow you to play games with it but it is helpful where the controller isn’t. If you ask me, it’s all just so awesome.
Then, there is the awesome storage capabilities of the X-Box 360. You can actually hook it up to an Ethernet connection and work online with it. You can actually take any given storage device and hook it into the X-Box, via USB. The 360 either come with a hard drive or not. You can download and store a lot of information on the X-Box hard drive. Pretty sweet huh?
Seperated, the X-Box 360 can only play video games. Solely, the product comes with a wired controller, composite AV cable, and the console itself. But linked with the hard drive, you get a console with premium crome finish, you get a 20 gigabyte hard drive, a wireless controller, an X-Box live headset, component HD AV cable, and an ethernet cable. Of course, this is only if you buy the system from the company itself. I do not remember getting either the headset or the ethernet cable with my store bought system.
The system comes with all kinds of neat abilities. Parents, you can put a block on any rated material for your children’s sake. This means, of course if your son or daughter wants to watch a rated R film; such as, The Departed, The Terminator or any of the Saw movies on their console, you can stop them by programming the system to block any given film with that rating. Hell, if you don’t want them to see that incredibly violent, little-known PG-13 film, called Spider-Man, you can block it too. Cool, huh?
However, despite all of the advantages listed above, the X-Box 360 has its disadvantages. From what I understand, the X-Box 360 is equipped with only a straight, good old-fashioned DVD player, whereas the PS3 is equipped with Blue Ray technology. This allows the viewer to play either DVDs or Blu-Ray DVDs while also play their favorite games. This sounds pretty great, right? Well, while the HD-DVD and Blu-Ray DVD people are contending for the ultimate DVD player, it’s risky. I personally will take the X-Box anyday when the ground underneath the Playstation maybe falling out from underneath it.