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Ars Technica says:

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Microsoft has succeeded in pushing the boundaries of gaming, while also bringing media playback and streaming functionality into your living room. Thinking of buying a media adapter for your living room? Forget it, the Xbox 360 will do that for you. quote


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    8.0
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    8.9
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    8.0
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    8.0
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8.3
358 reviews
9.0
PC Mag Aug 10, 2007

Even though the Xbox 360 Elite won't sway current owners to upgrade, its impressive feature set and strong online community make it the high-powered console to own.

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9.0
CNET Apr 27, 2007

While it's neither a must-have upgrade for existing 360 owners nor as feature-packed as the PS3, the Xbox 360 Elite's combination of top-notch gaming and digital media features make it the current game console of choice.

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8.0
Ars Technica Nov 30, 2005

Overall the 360 does just about everything right, and feels like a step ahead for console gaming in general. ... The bar has been raised in terms of console graphics and features. If this is the first shot in the next generation, Sony and Nintendo are going to have a lot to live up to.

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9.0
Pocket-Lint Aug 24, 2007

If you're a gamer and you want to get into the Xbox 360, this is the way to do it. Skip the Core and Pro and stump up the extra £50. It will be worth it in the long run.

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9.0
TrustedReviews Dec 2, 2005

Microsoft has succeeded in pushing the boundaries of gaming, while also bringing media playback and streaming functionality into your living room. Thinking of buying a media adapter for your living room? Forget it, the Xbox 360 will do that for you.

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1.0
darkwolf777 darkwolf777

I went against my better judgment and bought an Xbox 360 back in 2007. I made sure to check all the serial numbers, box markings, etc, in order to ensure I was getting Falcon board that was supposedly going to fix all the RRoD and other miscellany problems. I was seduced by the library of games,...

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8.0
iamdawlrs iamdawlrs

I bought the 360 to stream my music and videos to my TV. At the time it made the most sense, the options were thin and the 360 seemed like the easiest endeavor. Over time with the addition of netflix and the lift on the .AVI streaming ban, my arrangement worked out beautifully. But of course...

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10
vinnie1023 vinnie1023

I've had an Xbox 360 since spring 2006. In that time, I've played a ridiculous number of games on it, wrestled with its media capabilities (and cheered when things like Xvid/Divx support were added) and have watched as it evolved from simply an Internet-connected gaming machine to an...

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9.0
JackFetch JackFetch

I got my first 360 on launch day. Two years later it red ringed. I had it fixed and donated it while I got a new system. A little more than a year later it's broken and out of warranty by an unknown freezing issue. Despite those problems, I'm still going to get another one eventually....

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10
Musketeer Musketeer

For anyone faced with choosing a game console today, it is very difficult to go past the Xbox 360. No other current platform offers more. Lets get this out of the way first: did Micosoft mess up by releasing a console in 2006 which contained failing hardware? Absolutely. No one should make...

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9.0
Hannibal Hannibal

One of the problems with reviewing the Xbox 360 is the difference between the experiences of the early adopters and the late adopters. Those who adopted late seem to have very few hardware issues and some additional hardware features. Those of us who adopted early had the two issues with the 360...

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5.0
mattshoots mattshoots

Issues with red rings of death are just plain ridiculous. 360 has been out for several years, and it's still an ongoing issue. I've got a friend who went as far as to replace the case with a Lian Li metal one and still gets it. The fact they keep producing bum devices doesn't...

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8.0
daringone daringone

I purchased a 360 Pro when Circuit City was in it's death throes. This is pretty much the only reason I bought one, as it was at a ridiculous discount. I've been incredibly happy with the purchase, but am pretty much in constant fear of the inevitable death of the console via the Red...

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9.0
oAo oAo

Great toy!! Awesome graphics and an online system that actually works - not like Sony's. One great feature of this system is xbox live . Being able to connect to hosted games with your mates easily is great. Pity It costs money to have a live subscription though, but the fact that it...

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9.0
jimbosims jimbosims

I have played video games my entire life, on everything from a TI-994A and an Atari 2600 to home-built performance PCs and most recently the Xbox 360. Traditionally, video games have filled a very definitely defined boundary within the realm of entertainment, right alongside watching TV and...

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8.0
sircaptain sircaptain

Really a terrific gaming platform--everything MS does wrong with Zune and Windows it got right with the 360. The only issue is that it's possible that the hardware, with its lack of bluray, etc, has been maxed out. Time will tell. The 360 has a few pecadilloes. As mentioned, the use of DVD...

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10
jasonbub jasonbub

Considering all of the amazing things that XBOX 360 can currently do, such as the best gaming community platform, best games, best interface, most access to additional content from your home network, easiest way to extend media center to your TV and audio gear, access to NetFlix, community live...

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10
pforlini pforlini

I currently use my 360 to stream music and movies to my home theater system. It gains more functions everyday, facebook and last.fm are on the way. The games are amazing. The controller is the best around. Im sure that project natal will secure the 360s place at the top. While I also have a...

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