The Xbox has become one of the most popular gaming consoles. It’s unique features and functionality make it appealing to a variety of gamers and with the ability to connect to the internet, it offers gameplay that is both fun and challenging. Gamers now have the opportunity to enjoy games while playing against other players anywhere in the world from the comfort of their TV. This technology has opened new doors to the modern gamer, and is sure to draw new gamers to enjoy the experience.
What is an Xbox 360?
The Xbox 360 is one of the most powerful video game consoles. It is created by Microsoft and features the most powerful hardware ever seen in a video game system.
How much does the Xbox 360 cost?
Prices may vary at every retail store, but Microsoft suggests a retail price of $200 in the USA.
Where can I buy an Xbox?
You can buy an Xbox at a FuncoLand, Electronic Boutique, Best Buy, Circuit City, Target, Wall Mart, K-Mart, CompUSA, and other electronic specialized stores.
Is the Xbox sold only in the USA?
The Xbox is sold internationally in USA, Canada, Europe, Japan, Australia, and other places. It will also be one of the only consoles to ever make its way to other countries as well.
Who makes the Xbox 360?
Microsoft is the creator of Xbox 360.
Who develops/publishes games on the Xbox 360?
Go to our developers section and publisher section to find out who publishes and develops games for the Xbox.
Can the Xbox 360 play PC, PS2, or Gamecube games?
No, you can only play Xbox/Xbox 360 games. The Xbox 360 does feature the ability to play DVDs as well.
Can you rip music on the Xbox 360?
Yes, you can rip as much music as you want onto the Xbox’s 8 GB harddrive. You can listen to the music while playing games or while just in the Xbox’s dashboard.
Do you need a memory card?
No, you don’t need to spend $30 more dollars on a memory card because the Xbox 360 has a built in harddrive. If you want to transport files from one Xbox 360 to another, you will need one then, at least until the online network is hooked up.
Do controllers have built in force feed back?
All controllers built by Microsoft have dual force feed back engines built inside each controller. Some third party controllers might not support this though.
Does the Xbox 360 play DVDs?
Yes, it can play DVDs.
Does the Xbox 360 support Dolby Digital?
Yes, the Xbox supports this amazing feature allowing for not only stunning graphics, but incredible sound!
Does the Xbox 360support HDTV?
Yes, the Xbox supports HDTV allowing for arguably the best possible picture.
What is the Xbox 360Dashboard?
The Xbox 360 Dashboard is the start up screen that appears when the Xbox 360 is loaded up. From here, you can access everything about your Xbox.
How much do typical games cost?
A typical new game in the USA costs $49.99 dollars. Platinum Games cost $19.99. Some stores may vary in price.
My Xbox is having problems, what should I do?
First thing to do is to look up the problem in the Xbox Handbook. You can call 1-800-4MY-XBOX. If you are at an international location outside North America call 425-635-7180. At the support section of xbox.com you will find several game manuals, license agreements, etc.
Does the Xbox 360 have a 56K or Ethernet port installed?
The Xbox 360 has a pre-installed Ethernet port allowing for Cable, DSL, and other broadband connections.
Do I need to buy any add-ons for the internet?
Does it support 56K?
No, 56K on such a powerful system would create lag for the rest of the players on the network.
Does it support DSL or Cable?
Yes, this is the preferred way to go for internet connection.
What is better, DSL or Cable?
This is a very big question, and very hard to answer. Cable has potential to go faster than DSL, but often depends upon location. DSL, however, is consistent in speed in most locations. Overall, it really depends what will work best for you. They are both great choices but if your in a good location, Cable is the best bet. Otherwise, DSL might be a better option.
How much does it cost?
Xbox Live costs $50 per year.
Do you have to pay to play individual games on Xbox Live?
This depends heavily on whether or not the game is hosted in Microsoft’s servers or on a private companies servers. Most likely, all games will be covered by the standard online price.
What is ESRB?
ESRB stands for Entertainment Software Rating Board. The ESRB rating system is an unbiased, standardized way to help you determine whether a game is appropriate for your child. Ratings are determined by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), an independent board developed with the support of the computer and video game industry.
The ESRB has established a toll-free line at 1-800-771-ESRB (3772) and Web site at http://www.esrb.org so that parents and consumers can access up-to-date rating information. These consumer aids are also available in French and Spanish.