Gaming Consoles- Xbox 360: (2005)

We all remember the debut of the Xbox 360 back in 2005 like it was yesterday.  Microsoft had released the Xbox 360 game system which many people still enjoy to this day.  Not only is the Xbox 360 backwards compatible with older Xbox games it also featured many great titles including Batman: Arkham City, Fable II, Halo 3, Halo 4, and Marvel Ultimate Alliance.  The Xbox 360 console featured enhanced graphics which made the gaming experience feel very lifelike.  Since its release the Xbox 36o has sold over 84 million units worldwide while arguably setting high standards for both Nintendo and Sony in terms of gameplay and production.  However, many of us know that when Xbox 360 was first released the earlier versions had performance issues which would be indicated by the console’s infamous “red ring of death”.

Since its initial release Microsoft has developed more advanced models that not only fixed the technical issues of the Xbox 360 but also improved its overall quality as a gaming system.  This seventh generation game console similar to its predecessor featured Xbox Live where people can go online for a variety of activities including gaming, movies, music, internet serving and much more.  Another great feature the the Xbox 360 implemented included Kinect Sensor which allowed people to enjoy their gaming experience in a whole unique way.  Kinect Sensor games gave people the ability to live out the game as if they were apart of it. There were many title such as the Dance Central series, Kinect Sports, and the Just Dance series which gave people the feeling that they were playing at an actual arcade center which made the gaming experience even more unique.

It is no doubt that the Xbox 360 is one of the best game consoles that Microsoft had developed along with having three different incarnations of the console that many seem to enjoy.  But sadly the Xbox 360 was recently discontinued back in April 2016.  It was roughly over seven years before Microsoft debuted the eight generation console known as the Xbox One.  However, within those seven years most people would generally agree that the Xbox 360 was one of the most innovate game systems of the 00’s and early 10’s.

 

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