The Xbox 360 is next generation gaming for a gaming addict and its packed with a huge range of innovative new features. In fact, Microsoft has been eager to show off its new product and we have been waiting expectantly for the same. Ads for the new Xbox 360 are at all technology exhibition stands, industry publications, gaming websites and even on gaming magazines and finally, the box is out and here is what we've noticed about this newest gaming wonder out for consumers.
More than 40 new technology additions
Microsoft has been upfront in stating that the new Xbox has more 40 innovations inbuilt in to the gaming design. Some of the best features in the box include the following --
Impulse triggers -- The Xbox 360 has delicate controls that make it perfect for gaming. The wireless controller has four vibration motors behind each trigger and these triggers provide the gamer with a very detailed sense of in-game functionality. This is particularly true in the case of car crashes, explosions and shots that take place during the game. However, this does work the other way too and a slight shift of the controller can result in over-acceleration and sudden drifting. You will have to adjust your gaming experience considerably.
Better headset audio -- The data transfer between the controller and the game box is faster and it results in a very clear gaming experience. Most gamers have stated that the audio is as good as listening to a phone call. Microsoft has done extensive design upgrades and gamers can even hear voices in a loud environment. This audio is connected to the Xbox's camera and your movements are connected to the box to speed up your gaming.
Live TV -- You can now easily switch over to your cable box even when your Xbox is connected to the TV. The set comes with a handy guide to help you out. The console can also track your most watched shows, track them and time them, give your suggestions for popular programs, and even provide simultaneous web surfing, and internet shopping.
Multi --tasking -- The Xbox has an innovative snap mode that allows users to snap between as many programs as possible. This unique feature has been implemented to allowed users to move between games, apps or suspend the game till a another time. For example, users can now watch two movies at the same time or you can also choose to listen to music while watching TV or play a game while listening to the news.
The bottom line
If you are a gaming fan, this is the perfect gaming box for your needs. However, a word of caution gaming modules do tend to change rapidly and there is a very good chance that Microsoft will come up with an upgrade by the time you get used to this version. If you wait a while, you may also get upgrades for your existing Xbox making it compatible or at the same level of the Xbox 360.