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Xbox 360 250GB Console with Kinect Sensor: Includes Kinect Adventures

Platform : Xbox 360
Rated: Unknown
4.5 out of 5 stars 153 customer reviews

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  • Console, 1 controller, Kinect sensor, headset, cables with HDMI cable & battery charger as a bonus.
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  • Platform:   Xbox 360
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B0042D7XMO
  • Release Date: 10 Nov. 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (153 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,419 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Product Description

The new, slimmer Xbox 360 in an all new black gloss finish with built-in Wi-Fi, making for easy access to the wealth of entertainment on Xbox LIVE, where HD movies and TV stream in an instant. It's ready for the controller-free experiences of Kinect - you don't use a controller to play the game, you are the controller. A 250 GB hard drive means you'll have plenty of space to store your favorite games and movies. All in all, more games, more entertainment and more fun.

Built-in Wi-Fi
The new Xbox 360 is the only console with 802.11n Wi-Fi built-in for a faster and easier connection to Xbox LIVE. Stream HD movies and TV or download games from Xbox LIVE in 1080p and 5.1 surround sound from anywhere in the house. Compatible with b/g/n networks.

Xbox LIVE brings a world of entertainment to you. Instantly stream movies and TV from Netflix-in crystal-clear HD, or download game add-ons like new levels, characters, maps and songs. Easily jump right into online multiplayer fun and play along with friends around the world. Plus, get your favorite music from Last.fm, connect with friends on Facebook and post Tweets on Twitter. And Kinect will make your entertainment more extraordinary. Imagine controlling a movie with the wave of your hand or video chatting on your TV. Xbox LIVE is your connection to more games, entertainment and fun (paid subscription to Xbox LIVE Gold required).

250GB Hard Drive
The internal, removable 250GB hard drive offers plenty of space to save games, HD TV and movies, music, pictures, game add-ons, demos and more.

Comes Bundled with Kinect
Kinect brings games and entertainment to life in extraordinary new ways - no controller required. Easy to use and instantly fun, Kinect gets everyone off the couch moving, laughing and cheering. See a ball? Kick it. Want to join a friend in the fun? Simply jump in. Even control an HD movie with a wave of the hand. Featuring a dedicated, specialized port, the Xbox 360 250GB is built to connect seamlessly with the Kinect Sensor.

Xbox 360 Wireless Controller (Black)
This award-winning, high-performance wireless controller features a range of up to 30 feet and a battery life of 30 hours on two AA batteries.

Xbox 360 Headset (Black)
Chat with friends on Xbox LIVE, or team up and jump in with multiplayer game play.

More Ports
Connect more accessories and storage solutions with added USB ports. Now with a total of 5, (3 back/2 front) you'll find more places to plug and play. Plus, in addition to the standard Ethernet port and HDMI output, we've added an integrated optical audio out port for an easier connection to the booming sound of your A/V receiver.

Manufacturer's Description

Upgrade to Xbox LIVE Gold
Experience the best in gaming and entertainment with Xbox LIVE Gold. Raise the curtain on your own instant movie night with HD movies, TV episodes and sport streamed instantly from Sky Player. (Sky Player membership sold separately). Invite friends all over the world to connect, cheer and play online multiplayer games. And as a Gold member, you’ll enjoy exclusive Deals of the Week that save you money and special sneak-peak game demos that give you early access to the newest and latest.

Cha-ching! Take advantage of the very best value for all the goodness of gold! Your Xbox LIVE Gold membership lets you connect and play with friends around the world and instantly stream HD movies and TV on Sky with Sky Player.*

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Xbox LIVE 12 Month Gold Subscription Card includes:
  • Online multiplayer gaming
  • Access to streaming HD movies, sport and TV on Sky with Sky Player*
  • Connect with friends using Facebook
  • Post Tweets on Twitter
  • Personalized music from Last.fm and Zune
  • Gold-exclusive discounts
  • Early access to content
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    More fun with Gold
  • More Games: Play online with friends wherever they are and download your favourite arcade games
  • More Entertainment: HD Movies and TV shows
  • Connect with Friends: Connect on Facebook, Twitter, Windows Phone 7 and Video Kinect
  • Xbox LIVE Gold Subscription Card Redemption

    Become a new Xbox LIVE Gold Member:
    a. Connect your Xbox 360 to a broadband internet connection.
    b. In the dashboard, select My Xbox, Sign-on, Create Profile and then follow the instructions to create your account.
    c. Now select your new profile in My Xbox, select Join Xbox LIVE.
    d. Follow the easy on-screen instructions, redeem your code and enjoy!

    Or extend your existing Xbox LIVE Gold Membership:
    a. Sign in to Xbox LIVE from My Xbox in the dashboard.
    b. Choose Manage Account, select Memberships, and select your membership plan.
    c. Choose Redeem Code and enjoy!

    * Xbox LIVE Gold membership and Sky Player membership (sold separately) required for Sky Player instant streaming. See Sky Player Terms of Use for details about Sky Player service.

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    As an existing owner of an older xbox 360 I wanted the new slim one anyway since it's meant to be "whisper quiet" instead of the hoover like properties of the old one that negated ever using it as any kind of media centre as MS would like you to believe.

    Review of Xbox Slim (250GB):
    Overall, I really like the new version - it's definitely quieter but NOT whisper quiet - especially when turning a disc. Install the game to the Hard drive (hence why I got the 250gb one) and it's a lot lot better. You can still hear it though when playing you don't notice. When playing a DVD and there is a quiet moment I do notice it - though barely - more than my old Sony DVD player this xbox is also replacing!

    I like the new front panel touch sensitive areas though when messing around with the cables at the back I have turned it on and open the tray by accident - it's that sensitive.

    Since my old DVD player what an cheap upscaling one with a HDMI connection and because I already had an Apple TV using the other HDMI I have always used the XBOX with component outputs - good enough but not quite as good as HDMI I am led to believe. So, with getting rid of the DVD player and using the xbox instead (as it's just about quiet enough now) I can use the HDMI and that is better. OVerall, it's a lot better connected at the back and also includes an internal wireless N network adaptor which is better than spending £50 on the peripheral for the old one - though I had it wired to the router anyway myself

    Overall 8/10 for the new XBOX though

    Kinect Sensor:
    Firstly should you believe the hype and the TV adverts aimed at mums etc?
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    Both the 360S and Kinect work extremely well. I did have a number of patches to install before everything was hunky dory and the recover gamertag in particular took an age.

    Patches and more Patches - Before you can use all the functionality you will have to download them and before you can use the Xbox itself you will need to wait for it to update itself. I did mine through an ethernet connection so do not have any experience on what dramas may befall somebody who needs to have a valid Wifi connected. Last FM, Sky, Zune, Kinect, Video Kinect and so on all need to be updated but not necessarily at the same time but you will certainly spend some time watching the progress bar.

    Kinect - This was very impressive and the first time you see yourselves on screen is a bizarre but very enjoyable moment and a bit like a chewing a fruit pastille I defy anyone not to start jigging about at this point and chuckling to oneself.

    Kinect Adventures included in the box. Lots of fun but nothing groundbreaking but definately eases you into the idea of Kinect very well. I think it would of been better to have Kinect Sports in the box.

    Also on the Kinect adventures disk are demos of Joyride, Dance Central and Fitness evolved. The fitness evolved demo is very limited but the Dance Central and Joyride demos are both good.

    One interesting point is how you interact with the games. With the Microsoft stuff it is hover wait for the ring to select, Dance Central uses the swipe mechanism. This is definately faster but also prone to accidental selection. On balance though I think I prefer the swipe method even with the potential accidental selection.
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    Well. Amazon delivered about midday, got it all set up, including the nice shiney new 360 250gb.

    First impressions, it works, not just okay, but really well.

    The two grandkids (ages 5 and 3) loved it, i was a bit worried at first as some reports said it wouldn't recognise the little ones, but it was fine. They do have a tendancy to drift towards the screen, at which point it loses them, but they soon worked out that when their character turned white they had to move back.
    Stepson and daughter so impressed they ordered one there and then on our pc!

    And yes you do need to have a fair amount of uncluttered space to use it, the dogs wandered into the play space, but it didn't complain.

    It works quite well from the dashboard, but it doesn't yet have the full integration that it needs. For example, you have to go "into" Kinect from the Dashboard, and then from there it all works fine with the hand gestures, but once back on the dashboard you need the controller again. But i think that with a couple of software updates that should all come together.
    The voice controls are really good and worked fine for all six of us.

    I only have the game that comes with it (Kinect Adventures) and the Fitness Evolved one, and this is the only problem, you are going to really need to buy some other games with it, and they ain't cheap. The other whinge (for me personally) is that with Kinect Adventures, most of the games involved jumping, and for someone of 45 with a dodgy back, i don't think i'll be playing it too much.

    It's already good, wonder how much better can get with a few updates.

    But the thing that will make or break Kinect is the games, unlike the Wii, the technology is there, game developers just have to use it with the right type of games.

    Oh, and in addition the 360 250gb Slim is a revelation, so quite and beautiful.
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