What is Xbox 360?
Xbox 360 is the successor to Xbox video game console from
Microsoft. It was referred to in the past as Xbox Next or Xbox 2 or
simply Project Xenon. Microsoft has scheduled its launch just before
Christmas of 2005, the biggest shopping season although it was
unveiled on 12.05.2005 on MTV. Xbox 360 is an answer to Sony’s
PlayStation 3 and Nintendo’s Revolution game consoles. Xbox 360
video game and entertainment system as it is fully known as would
usher a totally new era of high definition digital entertainment which
is personalized and connected always.
Who designed the Xbox 360?
Xbox 360 is designed by the very innovative Astro studios, San
Francisco, USA in collaboration with Hers Experimental Design
Laboratory, Osaka, Japan, resulting in sleek and stylish exterior
packed with powerful hardware, software and services.
The Xbox 360 comes with:
Xbox Gamer Guide: An entertainment gateway that connects to your
games, movie, friends, music and available downloadable content.
The Xbox Guide Button, a one touch interface gives you instant
access to content you want, be it the gamer card of the player who
just invited you to play, or to new downloadable content for the
game you are currently running.
Personalized interface: Xbox 360 lets you create your own
customised system for a unique experience. With changeable facia
plates, it is very easy to change the make up of your console. Power
on your system and you can customize the look and feel of the
System Guide and Gamer Guide with various unique skins. The faces
and skins can form a unique combination to reflect your personality.
Ring of Light: The Xbox 360 console is divided into four glowing
quadrants which are also collectively called the Ring of Light. This
Ring of Light, along with the Xbox Guide button controls the entire
system. The guide button visually connects you to your games. The
Guide button apart from connecting and controlling your experience
also controls the startup and shutdown of the system. . The Xbox 360
supports both wired and wireless controllers and accessories by the
virtue of which all operations can be controlled from the comfort of
Xbox Live: Xbox 360’s Xbox Live is where games and entertainment
come alive. This is a unified interface where you can play with
anyone, anytime anywhere. By connecting your Xbox 360 to a
broadband internet connection, you can instantly access Xbox Live
Silver, to announce your digital identity via your gamer tag or gamer
card. You can talk to others using voice chat, and access the Xbox Live
Marketplace — all right out of the box, at no extra cost. When you
upgrade to Xbox Live Gold, you get access to the ever exciting world
of online multiplayer gaming. By using intelligent matchmaking, and
accessing all your achievements and statistics, Xbox Live Gold brings
you nearer to your competition at your terms.
Games: Xbox 360 redefines the whole gaming experience in terms of
what they look like, sound like, feel like, and play like in order to
engage you like never before. All Xbox 360 titles have resolutions of
1080i and 720p resolution in 16:9 widescreen formats, anti-aliasing
support for movie-like graphics and of course, multi-channel
surround sound. Not to mention you can amplify your music, photos,
video, and TV. You can watch DVD movies in the comfort of your
couch. Xbox 360 also supports progressive-scan DVD’s. The Xbox 360
hard drive can be used to rip music and share your latest albums and
pictures with friends and family.
Xbox 360 Accessories Fact Sheet
A successor of the Xbox gaming system, Microsoft’s new Xbox 360
and its unique line of Xbox 360 system accessories extend your digital
entertainment experience beyond the console.
Xbox 360 Faceplates
A never before feature – Xbox 360 is centralized around gamers. As a
fully customizable design, Xbox 360 gives you the freedom of
changing the look of the console to reflect your tastes and
personality. The face plates like most Nokia Cellular phones can be
changed with extreme ease to express your moods or your sense of
* Interchangeable faceplates allow you to create a unique system.
* Find cool, swappable and changeable cutting-edge designs.
* Faceplates come in a lot of varieties and designs.
* Regardless of chosen faceplates, the system remains fully
Xbox 360 Memory Unit
Xbox 360 comes with a 64MB memory unit to further enhance your
gaming experience. This memory unit facilitates you to save the in-
game achievements and gamer profiles. These units are portable and
enable you to start off from where you left quickly and easily. You
can easily carry around the Memory Unit in a carrying case which is
extremely portable and can fit on a keychain. This memory unit is
absolute plug’n’play. Xbox 360 can hold up to two memory units,
thus making it upgradeable.
Xbox 360 Universal Media Remote
The Xbox 360 Universal Media Remote is designed in such a way that
it becomes an integrated control center for the entire Xbox 360
system. The Media Remote facilitates your entry into the world of
digital entertainment by the touch of a single button. Play DVD’s,
music, control your TV and your PC with a single integrated
controller. This option is to let you kick back, relax, and enjoy the
Accessories Designed for Xbox Live
The Xbox Live Camera for Xbox 360 lets you video chat and message
with your friends and gives up the true gaming and entertainment
experience. As an integrated part of Xbox 360’s Xbox Live experience
you can connect and communicate with friends while playing,
listening to music or watching movies. When you play motion-
detection-enabled games online the Xbox live camera inserts you into
the game and helps you control the characters.
Xbox 360 Headset
The Xbox 360 Headset enlivens the online gaming experience beyond
your imagination helping you to talk to friends, your team mates to
finalize strategies or trash talk your opponents out of the game
through Xbox Live, all this during play time. Xbox Live also comes with
a message service which you can use to leave short vocal messages
for your family or friends.
Xbox 360 Wireless Networking Adapter
The Xbox 360 Wireless Networking Adapter takes your Xbox 360
experience way beyond your home, synchronizing with the Xbox 360
main system seamlessly. You can transfer videos and music to your
Xbox 360 system from your PC with ease, chat up your colleagues
and friends, play games using Xbox Live, and more without wiring it
Xbox 360 Wireless Controller
Xbox 360 through the optimized wireless technology offers the
ultimate in wireless gaming within a 30 ft range for 40 hours with the
help of 2 AA batteries. With warning systems in place you can plug &
charge with ample notice for uninterrupted playing. The wireless
controller also supports the Xbox 360 headset for voice
communication. The wireless controller has all the functionality of
the standard controller enabling you to use all the gaming and
entertainment features from your couch. The wired controller comes
with a 9 ft cable.