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Best console out there for the money
Microsoft Xbox 360
Member Name: mattyboi
Microsoft Xbox 360
Advantages: Loads of stuff to do
Disadvantages: RROD, xbox live cost, games cost
The XBOX 360 is by far the best console out there for the money, bar only the PS3, however this is at least £100 more expensive than the old XBOX 360s. Although I don't have a PS3, it is generally fact that the things that are better about the PS3, are blu-ray, slightly better graphics and free online play. In this review I will be mostly comparing it to PS3, as PS3 is its main competitor.
The xbox has an extremely easy to use interface, which has been recently updated, however I'm not a big fan of the new one, only the style has changed. The games on the xbox are decent, and pretty much all the same titles as you can get on the PS3. Obviously each console has exclusive titles, like xbox has Halo(however I'm not a fan of this game) and PS3 has Heavy rain. Generally though, the xbox has more exclusive titles. The price of new releases is quite annoying, most of the time being £40, which in my opinion is ridiculous, however, people seem to buy them as do I. The xbox has no internal memory, so a hardrive or memory stick is needed, however recently an update has been made that allows you to plug in your flash drive(such as a memory stick).
Xbox Live is pretty much essential when buying an xbox, most games have only a short campaign, and the best bit about the game is the xbox live multiplayer, on games like Call of Duty especially, which are the some of the most played games on xbox. The biggest problem with xbox live is the price. Basically, it is £40 pounds for a year, and this has recently gone up. Xbox live also has downloadable content, which can be downloaded with the free version of xbox live, so extra levels for some games, extra maps for some online games, demos for games, trailers for games, there's loads of videos about games you can watch, and loads of other stuff.
Xbox also has zune player, a service which allows you to rent a film, there is facebook and twitter on the xbox aswell, Sky Player, which can be used even if you aren't a sky customer, however it is quite expensive, there's last fm, so you can listen to music on your xbox 360.
The major fault with the old xbox 360 is the 'Red ring of death' or RROD. Basically this where your xbox overheats and the motherboard starts to melt, disconnecting it from whatever it should bee touching. This has happened to me twice now, the first time I had to send it off to Microsoft, who replaced it under warranty, and the second time my warranty had run out, but luckily it somehow fixed itself, which is slightly worrying, because this may make it prone to happening again, however this was about 6 months ago, and it's still fine.
Summary: One of the best consoles out there
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