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14 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on 29 October 2005
Its not about whats under the hood of the XBox 360 or the PS3, I work with PC's and you can take two identical specs and get massively different performance.
In my house we are massive XBox Live fans so the 360 is on order, Microsoft have done what they always do in any market, come late and throw their resources at it to catch up. The XBox didn't supercede the PS2 but with XBox Live I think they found the killer app.
Why would you want to come out on top of the AI in Halo2 when you can play against 15 real people and talk to them in real time, you can't beat that. The early previews of what Live is going to be post 360 look amazing and will certainly hold its own in our house.
The PS3 will have a Sony die hard following so won't die but I think Sony will have much more of a fight on their hands this time round.
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7 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on 25 September 2006
This IS the best games console out at the moment. It has the best graphics, the best sound, the best live play, and the best games to play with. But one major problem, the price. It is really expensive; you should really wait a month or two before you buy this.

As I said, the Xbox 360 does have the best graphics of all games consoles. If you look at any games cut scenes, the characters look very much like a living human. Also, to prove the graphics, the 360 can cram in ever so many happenings, like in Dead Rising. The sound is absolutely excellent, proven when it plays CD's, it sounds as good as an Ipod, and when the games sound never goes off or weird. Some problems about the Xbox 360 are that you need a separate DVD player link and a separate online link, another way to spill out you money. Once you do have the DVD link the sound and picture are fantastic. The online play for the Xbox 360 games are the best of all consoles, depending on the game. If it is a good game, online you can play with fluency and clarity.

The 360 has 20GB memory; a vast amount. With this, you could hold memory for about 50 games, so you don't need to worry about memory. Also, speaking about memory, this is superior to a PS2 because you don't need a memory card. The Xbox tends to not take much time loading levels or aspects of games, thanks to its memory. The Xbox 360 is slightly smaller than the bulky original Xbox, which helps when finding somewhere to replace it. Another disc that this console can load is normal Xbox games, which does mean you don't have to spend a tonne of money on new games, which are very expensive for the 360.

The equipment in this pack includes: 20GB hard drive, wireless controller, Ethernet cable, HD AV cable and headset. But you don't really need to have all of these; you would be better off getting the Xbox 360 core system [...] This is an extremely good console, with it boasting about all that it does, but it is really pricey; you will have to dig deep into your pockets.

8/10
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2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 12 April 2008
I thought it was a bit one-sided all these reviews about the console itself, but not enough about the games.
There is one issue about the games for the xbox 360 ever since i had it (14 months)that bug me, multiplayer great, Graphics and gameplay are great, but has anyone realised that the games being made are so short, and they get boring very quickly (in some cases multiplayer), whatever happened to a game that you can spend hourse of fun on. Look at GRAW2, Gears of war, Rainbow 6 vegas 2 and the pathetic(i'm being kind here) lenght of Halo3 which the campaign can take 2 days(you'd expect more to be done in 3 yearts of developement.
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5 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 23 November 2006
A great console on both HD and standard defenition, suburb for teenage gamers but not really for the casual or younger gamer due to the low in comparison however still pretty hefty and also not for younger gamers due to the distinct lack of games for younger players. The xbox 360 is a huge step up from its predesesor. A great console with some great games a great choice, highly recommended.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 7 December 2005
I recently played the 360 and I am impressed. The graphics are not a big jump from current generation consoles but I am sure that they will improve as game developers get used to the new technology. The system is fast and versatile. However, most games are just rehashes of pc versions. I suggest that most people buy the console after christmas, when the games line should be better.
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2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 15 October 2007
I feel compelled to warn anyone against buying an XBOX 360 . I bought the first console ( premium ) , for my son's Christmas prezzie in December 2006 from a reputable high street store ( amazon had sold out ) ... The console stopped reading discs by June 2007 . I returned the console to the shop , and was offered a brand new replacement . Great !! ... However ... Yesterday , the 14th of October 2007 , only 4 months later , the " 3 red lights of death " have appeared on the console . I have returned the console today to the same store,who were fantastic as far as customer care is concerned , confirmed that the console was DEAD , and offered me a complete refund for the console etc , after I expressed my feelings regarding this pathetic excuse for a games console . I shall be purchasing a PS3 shortly from amazon . I cannot predict the future for other xbox360 owners , but can say that both consoles discussed in this review were played for around 6 hours per day , between 3 kids , over the extremely short times stated . I sincerely hope that " occasional users " do not fall foul of the " sorry,but you'll have to contact the manufacturers cos your xbox360 is over 12 months old " syndrome. This is an Ex-console all round as far as I am concerned . Very disappointed . AVOID !!
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1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 19 February 2007
Everything about the 360 is great, except the fan is too noisy.

I am constantly noticing the noise from the fan when playing quiet games (i.e. arcade games), when playing noisy games like GRAW and Quake 4 it is not so noticable.

For this reason I give the console 4 stars.
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7 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on 2 April 2007
The next generation console war has begun. The xbox 360 has already been released, and has been an uncontreversal success, with amazing graphics and legendary graphics, plus, it was released first, into a world hungry for next generation action. Now the Wii is out, many are enjoying its new take on video gaming, but there is one left to be released, the PS3. Technical problems have delayed the release until March, however it will be worth the wait.

Xbox 360:

First, it should be congratulated on taking the first space on the next gen board. For the full force of this amazing console, you have to play it on a HD television. With such games as Call Of Duty 3 and PGR 3, this console doesn't dissapoint. Price = £250.00. Rating = 9/10.

Nintendo Wii:

This console should be proud of its new take on video-gaming technology. Its unique motion sensors make it the next step in the revolution, however, the games are very good, but too few of them are being released. Cost £175.00. Rating = 8 ½ / 10.

Playstation 3:

Lastly, but certainly not least, the PS3, the brother of the widely successfaul PS1 and PS2, has been the most highly anticipated console of all time, with motion sensors and the hottest releases, it has been worth the wait. However the price is very high, but it will be worth it to own the most powerful consle ever. Sony have outdone themselves this time. Rating = 10/10 Cost = £425.00 (Eeep)

Hope you like my 1st ever review. :-)
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5 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on 10 May 2006
Well to start with I think the console is a bit pricey. £280 gets you one controller which is a bit tight and so all the extra stuff you'll have to buy will cost you a fortune (play and charge is a must for the wireless controller, games at £40+ each, more controllers £30+ each, etc etc etc) Oh and it's impressively noisey!

The reason I gave it 4 stars however is that the games I've played on it are a good laugh, the controller is not as uncomfortable as it looks, and the graphics can be awesome (but not as standard by any means) Seeing as I got my console for free from a promo site I'm pretty happy with it, and if you've got the money to throw at it then so will you be.
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2 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 9 December 2005
I was also one of the lucky ones to get an xbox but I must say that I wasn't overly impressed. The reason for this is, is that personally I bought it solely for games like FIFA and PES 5 and they only had FIFA available on the 360. When I got FIFA home and played it I found that whilst the graphics were the best I had ever seen, the game itself seemed as if it had been rushed out just for this machine. On the flipside the machine is without doubt the best console I have played on by far.
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