Xbox 360 Console
Xbox 360 Updates
Xbox, one of the hottest gadgets in the modern world, is legally owned and manufactured by a well known giant company
(Microsoft).this 6th generation console (video game) was released to the public on the 15th day of November 2001 (North America) and in some other countries like Japan, Australia and of course in Europe in the next year (2002). Xbox was the first gaming console in the market created by Microsot to compete with PlayStation (Sony), Dreamcast (Sega) and GameCube (Nintendo).Xbox live was launched on November 2002 which enables online gameplay.
After Atari Jaguar’s sales have stopped, Xbox became the first American game console in 1996. Then, the following year (2005) Xbox 360 was launched by Microsoft Corporation.
However, in the late 2005-2006 and early in 2007, Xbox has been discontinued in some countries such as Japan, North America and even in the continents of Europe. In 2009, Xbox are no longer seen in the market due to the gadget’s warranty problems and Xbox consoles with performance problems are said to be replaced with an Xbox 360. Madden NFL 09 was the last Xbox games at that time. Furthermore, Xbox Live (support) has been stopped last April 15, 2010.
Xbox’s Successor: Xbox 360
Xbox 360 is one of the 7th generation video games developed by Microsoft as their 2nd video game console. Microsoft’s Xbox 360 competes with other 7th generation video games like PlayStation 3 (Sony), Wii games (Nintendo), etc.
Early this year (April 19, 2012), Xbox 360 consoles have already set a record for selling 67.2 million game consoles around the world. Well, actually, Xbox 360 has been featured on MTV (May 12, 2005) before its official launching to the game market. Then, in the following months, it was been revealed in details at E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo). On its first day of released to the public, the console has been sold out in almost all countries but not in Japan.
Xbox 360: Major Features
Some of the Xbox 360’s major features are the incorporated Xbox
Live services which enables the players to:
- play online games via Xbox 360 gaming console
- download games
- watch game demonstrations online
- view game trailers via online
- watch TV shows and movies
- listen to music
- Windows Media Center, etc.
In addition, Xbox Live offers access to some 3rd party apps (media streaming) such as ESPN, Sky Go (UK) and Netflix in selected regions.
Microsoft has presented a new version of Xbox 360 last June 14, 2010 which is thinner (slimmer) compared to their previous model with various enhanced features such as 5 USB ports (2.0), PDIF/TOSLINK audio input (optical) WiFi features and more. Previous Xbox 360 models have been stopped and were replaced with new models. The first replacement was the 250 GB HD console and followed with the more affordable Xbox 360 with SKU features (4GB storage).
Furthermore, Microsoft has revealed that their Xbox 360 S is not yet their last weapon. According to them, Xbox 360 will continue to experience various updates until 2015. Thus avid Xbox enthusiasts have lots of enhanced features to expect with newer versions of Xbox 360 including the Xbox 720 console in the next years.
What is Xbox Kinect? It’s a controller-free entertainment and gaming experience designed for Microsoft’s Xbox 360. Kinect was announced on the first day of June 2009 at the E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) with a codename known as “Project natal”. It has add-on peripheral devices which enables the players to control their game and interact via Xbox 360. Kinect eliminates the need of game controllers with gestures, commands (spoken), objects and even images. It’s an accessory which is compatible with to Xbox 360 game consoles. You can use this accessory with newer versions or models of Xbox 360 using a connector. In addition, kinect can be used also to older models with the use of USB and the main PA (power adapter).
Halo on Xbox 360
Xbox 360 is a gaming console with lots of games and apps. Halo games are considered as the Xbox killer app.
Halo is very popular in every Xbox gaming console. The game is about the war between the humans and the aliens. Halo wars are getting more exciting with various scenes, mission, combat weapons and many more. Every character has their mission to accomplish in order to proceed to the next level.
Halo combat evolved is considered as the pioneer chapter in the halo game series. It’s a sci-fi game that evolved in a ringed-figure planet with opposing forces (humans vs. aliens or known as the covenant with the Prophets). John 117 or the Chief is considered as the hero in the battle. He’s a supernatural soldier with an artificial intelligent ally named Cortana. He’s quest is to fight the aliens and their allies. Furthermore, as he accomplished every mission, he will also find out the undisclosed matters of eponymous Halo.
Halo 2 is known as the sequel of Halo combat evolved with a number of additional features and more exciting gaming experiences. This sequel focuses on Master Chief’s quest. Halo wars 2 enable every player to utilize two weapons in the combat and enjoy the high tech weapons of the opponent forces (Covenant).
Halo 3 ODST or the Orbital Drop Shock Troopers. It’s the Halo trilogy’s finale that captivates the interest of the modern player globally with its 14.5 million sales performances. Furthermore, online players have showed their passion towards the game with their Xbox Live (700 million hours).
Since Halo is surging in popularity, the story continues even if the concluding chapter has been released to the public. Halo reach features another side of the story that focuses on human’s last defense on planet Reach. Of course, as new versions exist, new features and highlights are being revealed that makes the story and battle more captivating.
Halo games are continuously enhancing up to these days. In fact, Microsoft is still developing more Halo inspired games in their Xbox 360 gaming consoles. This year, halo 4 is expected to be released in public. Microsoft has already shared that Halo development will continue in the next years which makes Halo nation expects for a Halo 5 in the near future. Furthermore, film industries and a number of film makers are showing their interest in creating a halo movie in the future.
These days, halo games are available in various media like Xbox 360 and via personal computers. In fact, Halo pc gaming experience is globally famous. Numerous players are enjoying halo online games. Halo has opened their official website with halo trial versions for the avid players. Best of all, a number of online sources are sharing some halo reach cheats, halo odst cheats, etc.