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What You Need To Know About Xbox Systems

Introduction

One of the biggest sensations of the gaming world is Microsoft’s Xbox systems. The strong market share of Sony PlayStation and Nintendo gaming consoles was disrupted by Microsoft’s Xbox systems. Xbox 360 is the latest of Microsoft’s gaming consoles, which succeeded the previous Microsoft console, i.e. Xbox. Xbox 360 currently competes with Sony’s PlayStation 3 and Nintendo’s Wii. Sony PlayStations had been champion of the console market. But this market faces war between Sony’s PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox systems. This war has been going about since 2001 when Microsoft introduced its first gaming console of the Xbox systems series.

History

Microsoft’s first edition of the Xbox systems was released in 2001, known as Xbox. This console competed with Sony’s PlayStation 2 and Nintendo’s GameCube. Microsoft entered the gaming console market mainly because Sony’s PlayStation was luring game developers away from Windows platform. Then in 2005, Microsoft introduced the latest console of the Xbox systems series, known as Xbox 360. Xbox 360 proved to be a revolutionary gaming console as part of the seventh generation of video game consoles. The console sold out completely upon release in all regions except in Japan. It introduced a lot of new features that proved to be a blessing for the gamers around the world. The new features in Xbox 360 revolutionised the gaming experience.

Features

Microsoft’s Xbox systems featured a lot of things that made Xbox systems to be one of the most exciting experiences for the gamers. The Xbox 360 features a Central Processing Unit, a Graphing Processing Unit and Memory System bandwidth. The powerful processing and graphing units help play the heaviest 3D games. Games like Halo, Call of Duty and Gears of War 3 have made Xbox 360 a huge success. Moreover, the Xbox Live allowed gamers to interact and play games online with other gamers. This allowed gamers to stay at the comfort of their homes, while experiencing the same exhilaration that the gamers would feel had they been in some LAN gaming centre. Xbox Live also allowed gamers to download arcade games, game demos, trailers, TV shows, music, movies and Windows Media Centre multimedia capabilities. Xbox systems also feature massive hard drives and allow gaming to be experienced in High Definition. The latest technology released for the Xbox systems was Kinnect. The Kinnect has rewritten history of the gaming world. It allows gaming interaction without the use of accessories like remote control! This technology is a controller free gaming and is a motion control device. The gamer uses its body and spoken commands to control the game. It features games like Olympics and Dancing. Kinnect also features exercise games. This technology has made the Xbox systems a family console.

Tips and comments

Xbox systems have proven to be heaven for gamers. With its graphics and technology, Xbox systems have lived up to its hype. If one really wishes to experience the best of the gaming world, Microsoft’s Xbox systems is the best option available. It’s user friendly, and meets the demand for all age groups. But a few things need to be taken into consideration. The best motherboard is the Jasper. So if one wants to buy an Xbox, make sure it’s Jasper. It’s the latest and the best version of all the Xbox systems released. Secondly, also try to prevent overheating of Xbox while playing it. Overheating results in crashing and freezing of your game. To prevent this from happening, try not to put your Xbox console in a media cabinet, since keeping it in an enclose area doesn’t allow air to circulate. In a warm weather, try to play Xbox in an air conditioned room. Playing Xbox for long periods of time can also result in overheating. Lastly, try to keep your console away from dust (which can also contribute to the console’s overheating) and liquids (any spill may lead to damaging the circuit inside the console). Other than that, just enjoy the beautiful experience of your Xbox.

By Sultan Khan, published at 02/12/2012
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