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Microsoft Xbox 360
Member Name: Tadge17
Microsoft Xbox 360
Advantages: Online play, controller feel and variety of games
Disadvantages: Size, noise and the dreaded red ring of death.
I personally have the black elite version of the Xbox 360. I bought it roughly 2 years ago and it has been my loyal servant ever since! Sure, we've had our ups and downs, but what couple don't?!
But in all seriousness, the Xbox 360 is an amazing console, offering quality graphics, amazing gameplay and simply astonishing online play. But like everything, it has both it's advantages and disadvantages.
Advantages including the previously mentioned online gaming experience, Xbox Live. It is simply the greatest option from the choices of online gaming, nothing can even come close to it. In my opinion, the Xbox 360 controllers are far superior to any other gaming console, they just seem to 'fit' in your hand more naturally than any other, take the PS3, for example, the controllers feel tiny in your hand, like they're more suited for young children, and we all know this gaming business is no childsplay! The variety of games available on the Xbox is leagues ahead of it's competitors, also. Many of people I know have transferred from the darkside (Playstation) over to the land of the Xbox simply because of the greater choice of games able to play on.
Right now, this sounds like a dream, right? Well here's the downfalls. The Xbox is HUGE! Well.. it's pretty big. It can be tough finding a nice spot for it to fit around your TV due to it's size. Another thing is this dreaded 'Red ring of death' and should it appear, rendering your Xbox 360 useless and it must be sent away to Microsoft for repairs, although I have not experienced this.. yet. Almost forgot, the noise of it when it is on, the fans sound like they belong in a windtunnel! It's not so bad through the day, with background noise and all, but at night it can be heard through the house, nevermind just in the room it is played in, making a sly midnight gaming session almost impossible.
As for the graphics of the console, I don't quite know where to put this, the graphics are quite great, but do not warrant a place in the advantages as they aren't as good as Playstations, but they certainly do not warrant being a disadvantage, so they may have their own little place. As well as having to pay for online play, but it's not that expensive and is definitely worth the extra price to do it.
In conclusion, the Xbox 360 is a great gaming console and amazing value for money, but it does have it's downfalls. I certainly think the advantages outweigh the disadvantages and is a must-buy for all gamers.
Summary: Awesome console, a must buy for all gamers.
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