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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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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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8.0
digitarius digitarius

I've had an Xbox 360 since launch, and yes I've been bitten by the "Red Ring of Death," but only once. That said, I still strongly prefer the 360 to the PS3 and the Wii. Xbox live is a great service, even if it isn't free. There's not much to say. There aren't...

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9.0
dunce002917 dunce002917

I was one of the lucky ones who got the Xbox 360 on Launch date. After lining up for hours and getting lucky on the lottery system that Walmart had in place at the time, I happily counted the hours till the work day is done and drove home to lock myself down for hours of gaming. My first...

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10
Christopher Christopher

I bought my Xbox 360 Pro unit used early last year, and with a couple of caveats, this purchase has been second only to my iPhone 3GS as an extremely useful purchase. For gaming, it's been great. Great controls, great HD gameplay on most games. I soon purchased an Xbox Live subscription and...

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10
bresslerz bresslerz

I've had the 360 since the day it came out. I was one of the people who reserved it early and spent well over $600 on the system and peripherals on day one. At that point, the games pretty much sucked (Perfect Dark Zero?), but now I would go out on a limb and say that it has the best games...

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9.0
stayfrsoty stayfrsoty

I camped out and got my 360 on day one (quite a story actually). It has been good to me and the games and features just get better and better. Unfortunately, it has been to the shop 4 times. To Microsoft's credit, I have not had to lay out a cent to fix it but still. The more you have to...

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9.0
petey petey

Oh, Xbox360. You have your lovers and your hater, and there's basically nothing a "review" can say about you that the fine citizens of this very new website don't know. You play games and DVDs. You have Xbox Live. You have Netflix and a bunch of other online goodies that...

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9.0
datarez datarez

I purchased the elite version when it first came out around July of '07. I generally play it in streaks for a few months at a time and then off for a couple months depending on the release lineup of games I like. I enjoy music games, action/RPG's, shooters and casual games. The...

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9.0
s2m2a s2m2a

The Xbox 360 is by far the best operating system of this generation. It easily surpasses the PS3 by offering more titles and a more robust online experience, even if you do have to pay for it. Although the wii is has a better concept, it is ruined by the loads of shovelware that Nintendo allows...

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9.0
Bornswavia Bornswavia

The Xbox 360 is simply amazing. Great exclusives, great online community, and great casual games. Though, it does have downfalls such as breaking... I've owned an Xbox 360 since launch, and I love it. Completely worth the buy if you like video games, especially online gaming. Though, be...

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9.0
nickyg600 nickyg600

I am on my 4th 360, and I can still say this is the most impressive AV item I own. I bought it purely for gaming, then I figured out how to stream music to it. Then Netflix happened, and I have not left my couch since then... Lets all just nod are heads collectively that while a great system, it...

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9.0
d0mth0ma5 d0mth0ma5

XBox Live is the real killer on this system which along with a great selection of games and the aforementioned Sky integration makes this a brilliant system.

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9.0
aasimzzz aasimzzz

The only reason i've not given this a 10/10 is because i'm not aware of what the PS3 can do. But even then, the xbox is one amazing gadget. The wide array of games (and their immersiveness), the responsiveness of the console, makes for a great gaming experience. I can't comment on...

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10
xogxgunnz xogxgunnz

Let's get this out of the way first, the dreaded RROD. It's happened to just about everyone I know at least once. Personally, I'm on my third. I haven't had a problem since getting my latest console, over two years ago. With the new 'Jasper' consoles on the market,...

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