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Microsoft Xbox 360 with Kinect (250 GB) Console

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Microsoft Xbox 360 with Kinect (250 GB) Console
 
4.7

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Can Wait on The Xbox One...Xbox #360 is still a great system!

I was actually lucky enough to win a PS4 during the Taco Bell promotion when they were giving away the PS4's with the box meals. Recently, I traded my PS4 in (I...Read complete review

I was actually lucky enough to win a PS4 during the Taco Bell promotion when they were giving away the PS4's with the box meals. Recently, I traded my PS4 in (I know it's crazy!, but due to lack of games I felt it was a good decision) and got an Xbox 360. Some people may ask why would I downgrade and why didn't I just get an XBOX One. Simply put XBOX 360 is still pumping out new games, while XBOX One is a little slow on it's releases. Prime example you can't play GTA:V on XBOX One, but you can on Xbox 360. The Fable Anniversary coming to Xbox 360. I imagine somewhere down the line that Lion's Gate will produce a Fable Collection for purchase for XBOX One. The game quality is still superb and they have quite a few games that catch my attention. Prime Example Watchdogs and Thief just to name a few.

I was also a bit weary about the Kinect, mainly because I'm a bit stiff and clumsy. I had the pleasure of playing with a friend of mine, and it is a lot of fun when you have multiply people to play with. Although with the right games you can still enjoy the Kinect. I enjoy Dance Central and Gunstringer. Other than that I use the kinect with my son who has Autism it helps him a lot with mobility and focusing. So Also Skylanders is a great game for kids and adults. My son doesn't play but he watches me play and helps switch the characters out.


Some of their games require you have a live membership to play and unfortunately if you don't have a gold membership you can't get certain games, such as Doritos Crash Course 2 which is a free game, but not unless you're a gold member.. You also have to be online to play certain kinect games such as Fruit Ninja and Doodle Jump, would be nice if you didn't have to be online with them. Not everyone has online connection nor does everyone want to play online.

The online play is okay, just wish Xbox could filter the kids from the adults. It's unnerving hearing a 13 year old boy who hasn't hit puberty screaming obscenities while playing a game.

Other than that the XBOX 360 is a good console and well worth the purchase.

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Like the Xbox, not the Kinect

We decided to buy the Xbox 360 with the Kinect after our old Xbox 360 of 5 years had the red ring of death show up. We had our old Xbox 360 for many...Read complete review

We decided to buy the Xbox 360 with the Kinect after our old Xbox 360 of 5 years had the red ring of death show up. We had our old Xbox 360 for many years with no issues so we decided not to wait for the new Xbox one and spend all the extra money on that. We have had no problems with the actual Xbox 360 console. It works well, and functions without a problem. The problem we have is with the Kinect. We decided to buy this console with the Kinect because we thought our kids would enjoy it. The problem is you have to stand in an exact spot for the Kinect to read you. I have two kids, one much taller then the other. When they are trying to play with each other they normally cannot because the Kinects laser cannot read both of them because of their height difference. The Kinect often does not read you even if one person is trying to play. You have a very small box of space you have to stand in or the Kinect will pause and not let you play. It is very frustrating especially for my kids who get excited while they are playing and often step out of the "box." I would definitely buy the Xbox 360 console but not the Kinect. Stick with the Wii it works much better for motion play.

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Kinect is difficult to use.

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5.0

best gaming console at ever

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from Tripoli Libya

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Comments about Microsoft Xbox 360 with Kinect (250 GB) Console:

i have buy this console and i have payed also ps3 console but xbox 360 It was the best of it tens of times it was best gaming console i buy at ever

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5.0

GET IT NOW!!

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from USA

Comments about Microsoft Xbox 360 with Kinect (250 GB) Console:

Xbox live is great, there is a lot games and you can play original xbox games. And you will run into at least 5 people you know who use an xbox!

Graphics Quality
It really depends on your TV, I use a runco projector and the colour is alright but you should hook it up to a television (flatscreen) also, it does have HDMI equipped

Game Variety
XBOX has just about every single game that is available for the PlayStation 3 and some for the Wii (except GranTurismo and Super Mario and Zelda) but there is Sonic the hedgehog and there is Forza motorsport which is just like GranTurismo. But chances are if its on the PC or PS3, its on XBOX.

Controller Comfort
Out of the Wii, Wii U, PS2, PS3 and XBOX One, The xbox 360 has a very comfortable controller that will fit any hand size and grips very easily unlike the small PS3 controller and the huge Wii U controller which is a tablet basically.

Ease of Use
The XBOX definitely needs some getting used to but takes a short amount of time to get used to.

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4.0

Can Wait on The Xbox One...Xbox #360 is still a great system!

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from USA

Comments about Microsoft Xbox 360 with Kinect (250 GB) Console:

I was actually lucky enough to win a PS4 during the Taco Bell promotion when they were giving away the PS4's with the box meals. Recently, I traded my PS4 in (I know it's crazy!, but due to lack of games I felt it was a good decision) and got an Xbox 360. Some people may ask why would I downgrade and why didn't I just get an XBOX One. Simply put XBOX 360 is still pumping out new games, while XBOX One is a little slow on it's releases. Prime example you can't play GTA:V on XBOX One, but you can on Xbox 360. The Fable Anniversary coming to Xbox 360. I imagine somewhere down the line that Lion's Gate will produce a Fable Collection for purchase for XBOX One. The game quality is still superb and they have quite a few games that catch my attention. Prime Example Watchdogs and Thief just to name a few.

I was also a bit weary about the Kinect, mainly because I'm a bit stiff and clumsy. I had the pleasure of playing with a friend of mine, and it is a lot of fun when you have multiply people to play with. Although with the right games you can still enjoy the Kinect. I enjoy Dance Central and Gunstringer. Other than that I use the kinect with my son who has Autism it helps him a lot with mobility and focusing. So Also Skylanders is a great game for kids and adults. My son doesn't play but he watches me play and helps switch the characters out.


Some of their games require you have a live membership to play and unfortunately if you don't have a gold membership you can't get certain games, such as Doritos Crash Course 2 which is a free game, but not unless you're a gold member.. You also have to be online to play certain kinect games such as Fruit Ninja and Doodle Jump, would be nice if you didn't have to be online with them. Not everyone has online connection nor does everyone want to play online.

The online play is okay, just wish Xbox could filter the kids from the adults. It's unnerving hearing a 13 year old boy who hasn't hit puberty screaming obscenities while playing a game.

Other than that the XBOX 360 is a good console and well worth the purchase.

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5.0

This console is an all in one entertainment and gaming device.

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from USA

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I have spent several days in total gaming time on the xbox 360 and it is awesome. Hundreds of games and movies all can be instantly downloaded on the market. Great quality graphics and awesome accessories. The Xbox 360 kinect takes gaming to the next generation.

Graphics Quality
Though it has great graphics it was made in 2006 originally so it isn't so powerful.

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3.0

Like the Xbox, not the Kinect

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from USA

Comments about Microsoft Xbox 360 with Kinect (250 GB) Console:

We decided to buy the Xbox 360 with the Kinect after our old Xbox 360 of 5 years had the red ring of death show up. We had our old Xbox 360 for many years with no issues so we decided not to wait for the new Xbox one and spend all the extra money on that. We have had no problems with the actual Xbox 360 console. It works well, and functions without a problem. The problem we have is with the Kinect. We decided to buy this console with the Kinect because we thought our kids would enjoy it. The problem is you have to stand in an exact spot for the Kinect to read you. I have two kids, one much taller then the other. When they are trying to play with each other they normally cannot because the Kinects laser cannot read both of them because of their height difference. The Kinect often does not read you even if one person is trying to play. You have a very small box of space you have to stand in or the Kinect will pause and not let you play. It is very frustrating especially for my kids who get excited while they are playing and often step out of the "box." I would definitely buy the Xbox 360 console but not the Kinect. Stick with the Wii it works much better for motion play.

Ease of Use
Kinect is difficult to use.

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4.0

This is the best gaming console ever.

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from USA

Comments about Microsoft Xbox 360 with Kinect (250 GB) Console:

This is by far the best gaming console on the current market. It is much better than the ps3. It provides a very unique experience for online gaming. It has a very nice operating system.

Graphics Quality
The graphics quality are decent. I feel that Microsoft could have done a better job with it though.

Game Variety
I am very glad and happy to say that the xbox 360 supports most major games. Many games from other consoles are made comparable with the xbox 360.

Controller Comfort
I love the Controller. It is very comfortable in your hands. Compared to the clunky and awkward ps controller the xbox 360 feels like it is almost formed for your hands.

Ease of Use
It is fairly easy to use, but the set up takes for ever and it is extremely annoying that you have to register your email with Microsoft.

Durability
I have never dropped it but it seems fairly durable. My friend dropped his xbox 360 and it was not damaged. The disk inside shattered though. So don't drop your xbox 360 with a disk in it.

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5.0

The Perfect Solution For Indoor Exercise

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from Fort Gratiot, MI

Comments about Microsoft Xbox 360 with Kinect (250 GB) Console:

Because of a chronic physical disease it is imperative that I exercise every single day but I am also limited to what I can do. In Summer I take my dog on long walks. My husband came home with the perfect gift to aide me during the winter months. The X-box 360 Kinect which I really love. I have so much fun that it is hardly like exercising at all.

Graphics Quality
The X-box 360 Kinect makes everything come alive that you are doing. You can play baseball and you physically got to move as if you are really hitting the ball. I may be almost 60 but I feel almost like a spring chicken again.

Game Variety
The variety of games available are awesome. They can be expensive but stores carry pre-owned games now at a fraction of the original cost. As long as they work, I am fine with that.

Ease of Use
My husband being a manager in an appliance store made it easy for me to learn to use, otherwise I don't know for sure but with all the teenagers around...grandkids, nieces or nephews all of them know how to use and are more than happy to help you out.

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5.0

Excellent all around system

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from USA

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I work from home, and my children would always bother me. I got them the Xbox 360 and now I hardly hear a peep.. Excellent graphics, excellent game play make this a must have system. The only issue no0w is getting them to turn it off for Homework, Bed, and dinner Lol

Graphics Quality
Graphics on this system are incredible. Extremely life like. It is as if you are in the middle of the action watching it all happen around you

Game Variety
Wide variety of games for all members of the family, We have Football and action games for me. My wife likes Role playing and fantasy Games. My children get all the driving / sports games.

Controller Comfort
100% easy of use controller for game play, Fits comfortably in the hand for use of fingers and thumbs to press any needed buttons to complete any actions

Ease of Use
Anyone can use this system, very easy to set up, and get playing

Durability
My system takes a beating and keeps on. It deals daily with an 8 and 13 year old.

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5.0

Must have for teens and grownups alike!

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from USA

Comments about Microsoft Xbox 360 with Kinect (250 GB) Console:

We had the original xbox 360 but decided to upgrade to the xbox with memory and kinect. This was a great idea the xbox itself was wonderful for gaming. We love that we could play video games in our own home but with our friends as well. The kinect has brought it to a whole new level. We also have a wii and use the fit and games with it but they do not give you the same workout that the kinect gives you. Kinect will have you ice skating, dancing, swimming etc with actual movements.

Game Variety
There is every type of game imaginable available for this console. My husband can play GTA my toddler can sing and I can ice skate all with the same game. It is a wonderful addition to our usually drab indoor winter activities.

Controller Comfort
This controller takes some getting use to since it has so many different buttons but the adjustment is well worth what it gives to the gaming experience.

Ease of Use
This game is very easy to use. My three year old as well as my father are able to use this game with easy and enjoyment.

Durability
We have had no issue out of either of our xbox 360 and they are used a good deal, especially in the winter months.

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5.0

Loads of fun since November 2005!

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from USA

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Since late 2005 myself and numerous friends have had countless hours of fun on this console. Microsoft really did a good job all around with the Xbox 360 and it really has a ton of games no matter what genre you are in to. This rivals my childhood memories with the Atari, NES and Sega days.

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