Product Type: Microsoft electronic gaming accessories
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My first Xbox
Xbox 360 4GB Console (Xbox360)
Member Name: Larrabee
Xbox 360 4GB Console (Xbox360)
Advantages: Nice looking, great console
I've had my Xbox 360 for about a month now, it seemed like a lot of money to spend in one go (over £200 from Amazon) but I must admit, I've had a lot of value from it already!
The Xbox looks pretty slick, unlike the slightly cheap looking white Wii I had previously the matte black Xbox 360 looks right at home and not childish or garish at all on my TV unit alongside the black sky box and the black TV. Apart from the subtle silver lettering it could very easily just be a DVD player to the untrained eye.
Its really easy to set up, you don't even really need to read the instructions, its very obvious where all the cables are supposed to go, the packaging is easy to get into and well organised unlike some products where you end up with a million little bits of polystyrene and plastic all over the floor! You can just turn on the Xbox and follow the simple instructions and before you know it you're all set up and ready to go, there are even handy video tutorials the first time you set up the console.
Navigating around the menu is really easy, especially with the wireless controller so you don't have to worry about a wire trailing across the living room as a trip hazard or a way to pull the console off the shelf if you get a bit carried away (yes, that happened with my PS2!). The menu screen is clear, and its easy to find whatever you're looking for.
The console comes with a free trial of Xbox live, again this is really easy to set up although typing in e-mail addresses and wep key numbers via the controller is a complete pain in the behind, luckily you only have to do it once! The Xbox can connect to your home wifi which is nice and simple, cuts down on the need for more wires and means you have more options about where to site the console as you don't need to worry about keeping it near a phone socket. You will be assigned a completely random and probably very odd username for Xbox live, but you can change it for free so don't worry you won't have to go online as 'CurtainLemon683' or whatever equally ridiculous handle you're assigned! You can use Xbox live to communicate with other gamers, or to buy extra content for games. I believe you can also stream films but I haven't looked into that yet.
The Xbox is easy to set up, easy to use and a lot of fun, just be careful you don't get too addicted! Its definitely my favourite of the consoles around at the moment.
Summary: Great for all ages, my mum even has one!
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