Excerpt: Though my oldest has moved on to the Wii and PS3 my youngest still uses the 2nd Xbox we bought (the first one killed over within a year). This one now has a hard time playing DVDs so know we have had to go and buy a DVD player for the "nite-nite movie". Though my kids mainly play outside, it just isn't a good idea for a long term game console.
Excerpt: this is a good system if you're not a very serious gammer. The graphics are very good compred to other systems from it's timeframe. It should be a good buy now because of its price. should be fairly cheap.
Excerpt: While my son was more than excited that he had saved his hard earned money to purchase his very own Xbox, I was a little less than excited when I realized the cost of the games associated. It's hard for me to imagine plopping down $35 - $60 per game that my 15 year old son seems to "beat" in less than 2 weeks. The games themselves seem incredible, the special effects, the detail, etc....but I think the cost is unrealistic.
Excerpt: I love my xbox video game console, I have all different types of games that I enjoy playing. My favorite games are military or first shooter games. The graphics are great and the controllers are easy to use, I also like that I can have up to four people play at the same time on certain games.
Excerpt: for this being a older game console its pretty good. although the controllers are not wireless but you can still buy the online access card to play online. the graphics arent all that good probaly from it being the older style console. the controllers are thick which is very good. nice and comfortable in your hand.
Excerpt: The presentation of the Xbox does look pretty cool, black and green. The console is the most technologically superior out of its competitors (Playstation 2 and Nintendo Gamecube), having better graphics and frame rates than the other two. Controllers work fine, they have two thumbsticks (right and left), two triggers (right and left), a D-pad, 4 main buttons (A, B, X, and Y), two side buttons (white and black), and two menu buttons (start and select).
Excerpt: I recently purchased an XBox Live Gold Family Pack. The cost is unbeatable. Less than $100 (before tax) for four memberships. The draw back is that the package is geared toward families with younger children. The Primary member (the adult that purchased the package) has full control of all online and safety setting. Each profile has to have the main password to sign in, thus parent has control of who plays and what is played.
Xbox Live: Great way to play online and make friends
9 September 2012
Excerpt: Xbox Live from Microsoft is a subscription program to allow you access to Microsoft's gaming community. With Live you can play your Xbox games against others across the US and Abroad. It allows you to make friends with people of similar interests (games) as you. You can also get on the Marketplace to purchase additional add ons for your games like maps etc.
Overpriced, and not sable enough for extended gaming
9 September 2012
Excerpt: The best part about XBOX Live is the ability to connect with others and play games you enjoy together. The worst part? The price goes up almost every year, and the server just cannot handle the load of people that get on there for some of the more popular games, like HALO. It will slow down, disconnect people, or randomly not allow you to sign in, and this is a frequent problem.
Great for people with self-control, would warn to watch teens
9 September 2012
Excerpt: The Xbox Live system is great for adults who have self-control and for teens under supervision. The games and the interation with other people is great for everyone, BUT I have seen my nephews turn into addicts and in turn they have let school grades drop and for one he would prefer to never see the outside world again.