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Absolutely love it,
This review is from: Xbox 360 250GB Console with Kinect (Console)
I have owned numerous xbox 360's since they came out. I Started with the original 20 gig, and after having some issues with some accessories with it (the intercooler i bought literally melted into the back of my 360) so i upgraded to the Elite. I loved the console, and never once had an issue with it. but there were always some negative things about it, including the noise, the size of the power brick, and how hot the games would get at times while playing. I only bought this at midnight but I can say its great so far, and you save 50 bucks by getting this bundle.
What i love so far:
- love the new look. my elite was black, but the console was bulky. the new one has a sleek design and is more compact.
- The touch sensitive buttons are cool, you don't even have to press.
- The power brick is much smaller, and leaves way more room.
- The xbox is much more quiet
- 3 USB hookups is great
- 250 gig hard drive is all i will ever need.
- The kinect is just amazing. works extremely well, recognized my every movement and voice command. the is definitely next gen gaming. Its just awesome. already used video chat, and the camera actually follows you around, whether you go up or down or anywhere. i cannot wait to use it more
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Initial post: Nov 4, 2010 7:42:53 AM PDT
Tammy C. Fischer says:
Posted on Nov 4, 2010 11:12:51 PM PDT
Nagib Zeikry says:
I have a question about the power brick of the console
does it work on both 220 volts and 110 volts or only on 110 volts ??
it should be written on a paper attached to the power supply as my home town has voltage of 220 volts and not 110
Posted on Nov 5, 2010 8:38:47 AM PDT
C. Ledford says:
I wouldn't exactly call this "next gen gaming"
If anything its even more outdated now than it was 5 years ago when the original xbox 360 came out. But thats just the way it is with consoles.. which sucks. Game devs are still having to make games compatible with 5 year old GPUs and technology when they could be making cutting edge, NEXT GEN games based around brand new video cards and processcers in PCs
I wish they would just release the xbox 540 or xbox 4 or something with NEW hardware..
Posted on Nov 5, 2010 8:38:50 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2010 8:56:54 AM PDT
Jeff Magill says:
Ummm...his reference to next gen gaming was about Kinect, not the console.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2010 9:03:40 AM PDT
C. Ledford says:
Yeah I know, and im not trying to sound like a troll.. I bought this kinect bundle too and the kinect really is awesome. I also love having an xbox again since I sold my old one to upgrade my PC. I just wish they would come out with some new, updated hardware so games could move foward.
Good review though.
Posted on Nov 5, 2010 4:32:46 PM PDT
Keith Richard says:
You know it has 5 usb ports, right?
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2010 8:26:02 AM PST
M. Squires says:
You have to understand that consoles try to appeal to the widest demographic. Not everyone is going to run out and buy a new console full of the problems that plague new technology every 3 months. I agree that it would be cool to have new consoles all the time because I have the money to piss away, but it's just not going to happen. Regardless of how old the GPUs and CPUs and other components are, most programmers don't perfect their skills until a console is further in it's life cycle. For the first four or five years, games get better and better because programmers learn how to push the resources to the max. I've been gaming since things were measured in bits and I've always known that graphics are cool, but a creative story and good game mechanics, make a good game. If you want cutting edge graphics, you can go to PC, but if you want simple straight out of the package great games, the console is the way to go. If Microsoft pushed a new console onto us every year, they'd be out of business; it's bad business
Posted on Nov 23, 2010 9:28:27 AM PST
Stephen C. Petty says:
You can use an older Xbox360 hard drive with the new slim.Just take apart the older hard drive case.Take out the hard drive and place it inside your slim.http://www.dealextreme.com/ makes a dummy plastic hard drive case for the slim.All you do is place your old hard drive in the new dummy case and glue it shut.Presto you have a bona fide microsoft hard drive.That can be used on xbox live with no problem because it's a real hard drive.Plenty of videos on you tube to show you how it is done.Type in youtube search- ((((Upgrade Xbox360 Slim 4gb with ANY xbox360 Harddrive)))).A friend at gamestop told me about the mod.Now that they make the dummy cases it's a winning combo.I did the mod to my slim 2 weeks ago with the dummy case.My hard drive comes out easy thanks to the case.I'm useing a 120gb Elite hard drive for this mod.You can use any xbox360 hard drive even a 20 gb or the old 250 gb elite lol.The new xbox360 slim hard drives are the same as the old ones lol.The only difference is the cases they are housed in.I just gave you the info where to buy the new dummy cases for $9.00 bucks lol.Gave you a video link on how to.Happy Holidays.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 6, 2010 9:06:54 PM PST
Thanks for sharing.I love when someone finds out these hidden secrects.Nobody else bothers to look.I was wondering about that myself and you answered my question.Thanks your a slick guy!