Xbox 659556602307 Gaming Console

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Bring gaming to life in your living room with the Xbox Video Game System, the essential center-piece to any home entertainment set up. Designed to push gaming to the absolute limit, the Xbox console delivers incredible graphics and cinematic sound that will drop you and your friends deep into the heart of the action. The immense range of top-class games and online gaming with Xbox Live mean there will never be another dull moment.
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AWESOME
5 Star Review     

Strengths: built in memory awesome online play the duke controller is the best great graphics and games

this is a great game system. it blows ps2 and gamecube out of the water. why? you may be wondering. well for starters in has 50000+ memory already stored into it so no wasting money in memory cards. reason 2 the oringal controller that came with it (duke) was the best in my opnion. i really hate the s. anywat 3 great game library plus fps are great on this platform. 4 awesome online play so what if its 50 bucks a month its well worth it trust me. i would recommend this product to anyone.

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5 Star Review   By member RanBenny - May 22, 2006   

Strengths: Graphics, controls, hard drive, versatility

Weakness: The fact that it isn't being made anymore

I like the XBOX game system. I like it better than the PS2 for the graphics, the controls, and the hard drive so that I am able to save my games without haveing to get a memory card. I also have a PS2 and after trying it for a week I put it back in the box and shoved it in the closet. This is my third XBOX if that tells you anything. I also use it as my DVD & CD players. They just came out with the XBOX 360 which is suppossed to be an improvement on the XBOX but I have heard nothing but horror stories about it. It, apparently, in full of bugs and problems. No one I know that bought it is happy with is. So I figured that I had better get another original XBOX because they won't be making it anymore and I don't want to have to get the 360 system and deal with its many difficulties when my current XBOX goes kaput.

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Xbox
5 Star Review     

Strengths: The xbox is everything the PS2 is not. It has an Hard Drive you will never fill in your life time and the DVD Remote is not a big thing. The countrolers are fine if your not a little girl.

Weakness: No Dial Up. LOL

I have had an xbox longer then anyone here and i can say truely that it is the best system since playsation. sony will never be able to top xbox.

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Great system, but has some problems
3 Star Review   By member vyakkund - Jan 19, 2006   

Strengths: Great graphics, sound and gameplay. No extra memory required (unlike PS2) with a massive hard drive built right in.

Weakness: Several issues with freezing and not being able to read game discs properly.

There are some great games for Xbox now that it has had a chance to get a foothold in the video game market. Although it's kind of bulky and not eye appealing, it has great graphics and sound with awesome gameplay. The biggest issue new buyers should be aware of is that certain games (such as ESPN NFL 2K5 and NCAA Football 06) will freeze and say "There is a problem with the disc; it may be dirty or damaged" (this happened for brand new games). Also, this happens if you pause the game and leave for even just a few minutes, many games will freeze up like this. I had to buy a new Xbox because my first one happened so much that none of the games I had were working. To get it fixed, Microsoft wanted me to ship my Xbox to them and pay almost $125. Be aware of this flaw if you are thinking about buying an Xbox.

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X box is awesome...but it stops working!!!
4 Star Review   By member bbp019 - Dec 27, 2005   

Strengths: The x box is the best system i have ever had. Ive had it for 4 years and i still have 50,000+ memory left

Weakness: it stops working after awhile

The xbox is a great system ...ive had it for about 4 years, but now whenever i put a game in it gives me the "this disk is dirty or damaged". So I bought crash tag team racing, and burnout 3 brand new..i popped in burnout 3, and it wont let me play it..its not the disk cuzz it is brand new..so overall the xbox is great but i dont know if other peoples xbox has done this ...soooo uhhhhh ya..i would reccomend it over any other system =)

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x-box
5 Star Review     

Strengths: Great controler, Nice graphics, Great games,

Weakness: Needs more games like ps2. Heavy and bulky.

I love my x-box If you go into settings it will tell you ur x-boxs name. Mine is weezy. X-box is the only system with halo,halo2. Love the fact you use both control sticks. mostly on shooting games though. I would recamend this to anyone who likes good graphics,nice controls,Mostly likes sweet games

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xbox should be put on a throne!
5 Star Review     

Strengths: Graphics,and the vibrating controller

Weakness: needs more games, i am sorry to say

The xbox is the best gaming system i have ever owned.the graphics are the best and the controller rocks hard.I myself like the design on the top of the consol. Who cares if someone else dosen't like it?

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Xbox
1 Star Review     

Weakness: Controllers are fat, too many buttons, costs more then it's then it's worth, no good games, not enough games, and overall it stinks.

Xbox is over rated, no good games, and over all it stinks. It looks like they spent 2 dollars to make it. They should not have put it on the market.

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Love it
4 Star Review   By member TetoTops - Dec 5, 2005   

Strengths: awesome graphics, online play, Halo, hard-drive

Weakness: huge, heavy, expensive

sweet, love it, would buy again, got- KOTOR, KOTOR 2, ....um,THUG, SSX.... some other crappy games, pretty heavy though, don't think the 360 looks as cool though Teto

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xbox is the best
5 Star Review   By member gdfg - Nov 22, 2005   

Strengths: graphics are very good.and i love the games

Weakness: there are no weaknesses

I love the xbox because it has all the good games like Halo 2 or brunout 3. it is better than play station 2 because play station 2 sucks! go xbox!!!!!!!!

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Bring gaming to life in your living room with the Xbox Video Game System, the essential center-piece to any home entertainment set up. Designed to push gaming to the absolute limit, the Xbox console delivers incredible graphics and cinematic sound that will drop you and your friends deep into the heart of the action. The immense range of top-class games and online gaming with Xbox Live mean there will never be another dull moment.
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Product Title Xbox 659556602307 Gaming Console
Manufacturer Microsoft
Power Score 4.1 | 86 Reviews
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Weight: 8.81 lbs
User Reviews
AWESOME
5 Star Review     

Strengths: built in memory awesome online play the duke controller is the best great graphics and games

this is a great game system. it blows ps2 and gamecube out of the water. why? you may be wondering. well for starters in has 50000+ memory already stored into it so no wasting money in memory cards. reason 2 the oringal controller that came with it (duke) was the best in my opnion. i really hate the s. anywat 3 great game library plus fps are great on this platform. 4 awesome online play so what if its 50 bucks a month its well worth it trust me. i would recommend this product to anyone.

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5 Star Review   By member RanBenny - May 22, 2006   

Strengths: Graphics, controls, hard drive, versatility

Weakness: The fact that it isn't being made anymore

I like the XBOX game system. I like it better than the PS2 for the graphics, the controls, and the hard drive so that I am able to save my games without haveing to get a memory card. I also have a PS2 and after trying it for a week I put it back in the box and shoved it in the closet. This is my third XBOX if that tells you anything. I also use it as my DVD & CD players. They just came out with the XBOX 360 which is suppossed to be an improvement on the XBOX but I have heard nothing but horror stories about it. It, apparently, in full of bugs and problems. No one I know that bought it is happy with is. So I figured that I had better get another original XBOX because they won't be making it anymore and I don't want to have to get the 360 system and deal with its many difficulties when my current XBOX goes kaput.

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Xbox
5 Star Review     

Strengths: The xbox is everything the PS2 is not. It has an Hard Drive you will never fill in your life time and the DVD Remote is not a big thing. The countrolers are fine if your not a little girl.

Weakness: No Dial Up. LOL

I have had an xbox longer then anyone here and i can say truely that it is the best system since playsation. sony will never be able to top xbox.

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Great system, but has some problems
3 Star Review   By member vyakkund - Jan 19, 2006   

Strengths: Great graphics, sound and gameplay. No extra memory required (unlike PS2) with a massive hard drive built right in.

Weakness: Several issues with freezing and not being able to read game discs properly.

There are some great games for Xbox now that it has had a chance to get a foothold in the video game market. Although it's kind of bulky and not eye appealing, it has great graphics and sound with awesome gameplay. The biggest issue new buyers should be aware of is that certain games (such as ESPN NFL 2K5 and NCAA Football 06) will freeze and say "There is a problem with the disc; it may be dirty or damaged" (this happened for brand new games). Also, this happens if you pause the game and leave for even just a few minutes, many games will freeze up like this. I had to buy a new Xbox because my first one happened so much that none of the games I had were working. To get it fixed, Microsoft wanted me to ship my Xbox to them and pay almost $125. Be aware of this flaw if you are thinking about buying an Xbox.

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X box is awesome...but it stops working!!!
4 Star Review   By member bbp019 - Dec 27, 2005   

Strengths: The x box is the best system i have ever had. Ive had it for 4 years and i still have 50,000+ memory left

Weakness: it stops working after awhile

The xbox is a great system ...ive had it for about 4 years, but now whenever i put a game in it gives me the "this disk is dirty or damaged". So I bought crash tag team racing, and burnout 3 brand new..i popped in burnout 3, and it wont let me play it..its not the disk cuzz it is brand new..so overall the xbox is great but i dont know if other peoples xbox has done this ...soooo uhhhhh ya..i would reccomend it over any other system =)

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x-box
5 Star Review     

Strengths: Great controler, Nice graphics, Great games,

Weakness: Needs more games like ps2. Heavy and bulky.

I love my x-box If you go into settings it will tell you ur x-boxs name. Mine is weezy. X-box is the only system with halo,halo2. Love the fact you use both control sticks. mostly on shooting games though. I would recamend this to anyone who likes good graphics,nice controls,Mostly likes sweet games

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xbox should be put on a throne!
5 Star Review     

Strengths: Graphics,and the vibrating controller

Weakness: needs more games, i am sorry to say

The xbox is the best gaming system i have ever owned.the graphics are the best and the controller rocks hard.I myself like the design on the top of the consol. Who cares if someone else dosen't like it?

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Xbox
1 Star Review     

Weakness: Controllers are fat, too many buttons, costs more then it's then it's worth, no good games, not enough games, and overall it stinks.

Xbox is over rated, no good games, and over all it stinks. It looks like they spent 2 dollars to make it. They should not have put it on the market.

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Love it
4 Star Review   By member TetoTops - Dec 5, 2005   

Strengths: awesome graphics, online play, Halo, hard-drive

Weakness: huge, heavy, expensive

sweet, love it, would buy again, got- KOTOR, KOTOR 2, ....um,THUG, SSX.... some other crappy games, pretty heavy though, don't think the 360 looks as cool though Teto

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xbox is the best
5 Star Review   By member gdfg - Nov 22, 2005   

Strengths: graphics are very good.and i love the games

Weakness: there are no weaknesses

I love the xbox because it has all the good games like Halo 2 or brunout 3. it is better than play station 2 because play station 2 sucks! go xbox!!!!!!!!

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xbox sss is a sucky system, it sucks so much i exploded mine until my car blew up
5 Star Review     

Strengths: I had it for 20 years cause my dad invened and didn't tell anyone until years later

Weakness: Most games suck especially gay ones like you wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwe hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhm

I like fifa soccer 2006 the bestand 2003 and 2004 and 2005 rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu ooooooooooooooooo kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk i like it when you call me big papa, put your hands in the air to be a true player and be a cool cow, my name is jo marshmillo i hate fish fishillow.

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Xbox is horrible
1 Star Review   By member Birddoggy - Sep 3, 2005   

Strengths: There are no strengths

Weakness: There are no good games for kids It doesn't have NASCAR 06 Total Team Control

This is oh so by far the worst video game console ever. Play Station 2 is way better For kids. Play Station 2 came out with Nascar 06 Total Team Control. I wish they made a game console called Xbox E and E10+

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5 Star Review   By member KudDukan - Oct 31, 2004   

Strengths: Superior graphic capabilities, excellent online play, great games, hard drive for saving games and music onto

Weakness: Rather large,has a lower selection of games when compared to the Playstation 2.

I can say that, without a doubt, the XBox is the best console out there to date. The other consoles are all great, but there is something special about the XBox that makes it stand out from them. Maybe it is its amazing online capabilities, maybe it is because of its excellent games (Halo, Knights of the Old Republic, Fable etc). I would recommend an XBox to any fan of gaming. P.S. If you are looking at buying it with a game or two, Halo is definetely the game to pick up!

78% of readers found this review helpful.

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5 Star Review   By member precispow - Aug 3, 2004   

Strengths: Great graphics, comes with built in online and lan capability.

Weakness: Came with a "S" controller and the original style controllers have been discontinued.

This unit is the best on the market. It has great graphics and a fast processor. It also makes playing games online and over a lan connection very easy. As for the games that came in this bundle star wars is a great game and tetris is ok. I usually play action style games like halo. Im really looking forward to getting some new games like Halo 2 and Rainbow Six 3. As for the controller, Im used to playing with the old style controllers on my friend's xboxs. The new one just doesnt feel right and the buttons are in different places. So i went out and got a wireless controller that is just like the old style. If anyone wants to buy a 2nd controller, wireless really is the way to go.

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5 Star Review   By member jfkkhi - Jul 8, 2004   

Strengths: Fast Processor, Good Graphics, great Sound and a Hard Drive.

It is a good game system by Microsoft, super fast processor, good graphics, great sound and a build-in hard drive to store different things. Lots of good games out their for this system also their are many differents things that can be added to the system.

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4 Star Review   By member gamerandreviewer - Jun 7, 2004   

Strengths: cheap

Weakness: not trust worthy (had to get 2)

this is an a must have producut in eny gamers lives and is online avalible for the all around compotition guy or u can play with 3 of your friends at home with a voriety of over (est) 50 multiplayer games and with killer titles like halo, grand theft auto double pack, tom clanceys spliter cell, and many more fun and entertaning games

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4 Star Review   By member PS2owner - May 10, 2004   

Strengths: It does, beat the PS2 graphics (I was overwhelmed when the first time I see it).

Weakness: Its heavy (I can't believe I was sweating when I moved the Xbox to another place around 5 metre)and the cables is shorter than PS2's, especially AV cable and power cord, controller's cable is fine.

-In terms of graphics, there's no need to worry about, it has anti-alising, compressed textures, 1920x1280 resolution, and HD-TV support (HD-TV cable required), all these are not supported by the innocent Playstation 2. Many of Xbox games used this advantages and some games are rendered too much until the performance can drop to 10fps, like Star Wars: KOTOR, maybe we also would see this on DOOM III???. -In terms of system layout, it has an Intel 733MHz with added extension, but notice it is a 32-bit processor, while the PS2 uses 128-bit 300MHz processor. The bigger the bits, the longer the instructions the processor can accept at a time, so 128-bit processor is faster than 32-bit processor even when clocked at the same speed. In this case, the PS2 processor clock speed is 1.2GHz when calculating in 32-bit registers, so technically, the PS2 processor is indeed faster than Xbox 733MHz processor. So the Xbox would a suffer a problem processing its own games that need more processing power than PS2, because the Xbox games were made with more polygons and graphics features. Due to this weakness the system suffer, the Xbox will use "virtual memory" as alternative which will at least help the system for faster data loading. But fear not, the Xbox has a VERY SUPPORTIVE, yes, VERY SUPPORTIVE graphic processor, this is the key for Xbox to tear the PS2 apart, a 256-bit custom-made Nvidia chipset that is way much faster than processor itself. -conclusion, well, the Xbox will have a majority of FPS, RPG, Action and Driving genres in its shelf. You are never going to see a classic-RPG like Final Fantasy in Xbox, but Xbox does well in FPS, and Driving games, not to mention Xbox Live support. Xbox Live service is good, now Microsoft has sell the "subcription card" that last for 12-month for Xbox Live account, you are no longer need a credit card. The Xbox is cheaper than PS2 now, more than 400 games from top publishers, a built-in ethernet port and 8Gb harddisk, and a lot better graphics capability against its competitor. So I you are a PC Gamer who played FPS and Driving games the most, this systems is the choice. If you play a platformer or 3rd person non-mature games the most, then GameCube is the answer. If you're RPG/Platformer/3rd person mature/non-mature, then get the PS2. So far, all 3 systems does boost a nearly same amount of Fighting games, but Xbox proved less-attractive in this.

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3 Star Review   By member Theutus - May 4, 2004   

Strengths: On-board HD, Great graphics capabilities, potential selfmade soundtracks.

Weakness: not enough good games. Annual charge for X-Box Live.

Honestly I would rather play on my PC. There are more games and the multiplayer is much better on a PC. I very rarely feel inspired enough to turn my X-Box on. Ninja Gaiden is the only game on the system that really entices me to play it. Halo is ok, there are better squad/FPS games for a PC. Also there is no annual fee to play multiplayer online on a PC (except internet connection)... compaired to the annual fee, special game fees, AND the broadband you have to pay for on XBox. I recommend just building your own PC and going that route, than buying an XBox for the 2 or 3 games worth playing on it.

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4 Star Review   By member durple - Apr 12, 2004   

Strengths: Powerful gaming machine for a good price. Great sound. Great graphics. Excellent machine to modify if you are a little adventurous and like taking things apart and putting them back together

Weakness: Fewer games compared to PS2. Have to pay $30 extra for the DVD playback kit The fan and the drive inside the machine are LOUD. Would have expected quieter operation

After much thought I decided to go with the Xbox even though the PS2 has a more extensive game library. Howewer, the Xbox has more HDTV compatible games. Circuit City advertised the Holiday pack for $149 but when I went there they told me that it was a misprint in their newspaper ad. The manager was nice enough to give me the 2 free games since they had mentioned it in the ad. From a geek's perspective, the Xbox is a more powerful machine than the PS2. Which was the way I looked at it since Once I am done playing games and bored with it (which will happen eventually, since I really am not a big time gamer). I plan on opening up the box and tinkering with it. However if playing games is your thing, the PS2 seems to be the more viable option.

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5 Star Review   By member WhyWouldIStop - Apr 5, 2004   

Strengths: A Great Hard drive. Fun games and addicting. you can Play your own songs while you play a game.

Weakness: You need to buy extra hardware for playing DVDs.

Although not as many games as PS2 the XBox is very fun. Although you need to buy the remote to play DVDs. It has great games and is fun to play.

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4 Star Review   By member alevene - Mar 29, 2004   

Strengths: Nice product, but addictive.

Weakness: Only comes with one controller, connected via cable

An addictive package. Lot's of fun, especially the non-bundled SplinterCell. Get your product reivews by searching for Xbox reviews and buy the highly rated products.

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5 Star Review   By member exclusunny - Mar 4, 2004   

Strengths: GREAT GRAPHICS.BRIGHT FUTURE(I THINK SO)HALO,SOUL CALIBER2.GOOD SCONTROLLER, HARD DISK

Weakness: NOT EVEN A SINGLE

THE BEST THING A GAMER CAN GET.BETTER GRAPHICS COMPARED TO PS2 AND GC.I'M SURPRISED WHY YOU PEOPLE RATE XBOX'S DVD PLAY KIT AS A WEAKNESS?OK IT CAN'T PLAY DVD WITHOUT THE KIT BUT CAN YOU WATCH DVD COMFORTABLY SITTING IN A SOFA WITHOUT DVD REMOTE?OR YOU WILL BE MESSING WITH DUALSHOCKS IN YOUR ROOM AS IN THE CASE OF PS2?XBOX'S DVD REMOTE IS A GEM- FRIENDS. I LOVE EVERY THING OF XBOX, SPECIALLY DEAD OR ALIVE XTREME BEACH VOLLEYBALL. ANYBODY HAVING QUERIES CAN E-MAIL ME AT exclusunny@hotmail.com. WAITING FOR YOUR E-MAILS,MY GAMERS FRIENDS.

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5 Star Review   By member ReKlaTs - Feb 11, 2004   

Strengths: You can modify the heck out of this thing! Several websites tell you how. With mods this box beats all.

Weakness: Small hard drive stock, but easily upgradable with mods!

I chose this gaming system over the others for several reasons: It offers a wide variety of games not just kiddie games though it has those as well. The biggest reason I bought this one though is that it's a COMPUTER. That fact alone makes this one of the most customizable gaming systems in history. I have my xBox loaded with a mod-chip, 160 gig hard drive and I can run all kinds of stuff on it. Not only can I put my DVD movies and games right onto my hard drive so I don't have to swap CD's all the time but I can also play Amiga files, MAME files, Intellivision, Atari, Genisis, Playstation, Nintendo, Nintendo 64, Lynx, LINUX, Windows CE and MORE. If you consider PS2 or Gamecube you need to take another look at this box. Do a web search for XBox Mod or customization or something and learn a bit more about what this bad boy has to offer above and beyond the paltry offering of the others. - Oh and xBox live is probably great but with a modded xBox you can not play xbox live (with the mod enabled) or you'll get banned. Not a problem though as we all play on xBConnect or xBolink or something anyway (and don't have to pay anyone $50/year to do it). Modded xbox's also have no warrantee because you void it when you open the box so don't break it ;)

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4 Star Review   By member jlundq8578 - Jan 17, 2004   

Strengths: Good and growing line of games. POWER not ever seen before in a console. The 10 Gb HD is a little small for my taste and love of music, but it sure beats buying a memory card.

Weakness: All the stuff you HAVE to buy separately. The thing won't even play DVD's until you shell out $30 for the DVD playback kit! And what's with the "pay for play" online. Doesn't Micro$oft get enough $.

Coolest of all the gaming systems out there. Let's just hope when #2 comes out, you don't get stuck buying a lot of extra stuff to make it do what you want it to.

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5 Star Review   By member hejazian - Jan 3, 2004   

Strengths: A powerful gaming computer with incredible graphics for less than $180. Constant stream of new titles. Good "classic" title now selling for half the original price or less. Can also play DVDs.

Weakness: Only comes with one controller. Included games (Tetris World and Star Wars: Attack of the Clones) pretty much worthless.Small built-in 10 gigabyte hard drive.

The other gaming consoles don't even come close to the power of this amazing gaming console from Microsoft; especially now that they are selling for $179.99. The PS2 may have more titles but the number of Xbox titles is growing exponentially. And you can also play your DVDs in this console (you can add an IR receiver/remote for $29.99 if you must absolutely have a remote control.

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5 Star Review   By member DrunkenTiger - Dec 15, 2003   

Strengths: Just about everything. HDTV support, DSL/cable support, 5.1 surround sound support, all built in. Works AWSOMEly on home entertainment systems.

Weakness: It's big, that's it. AND NO, the controller is NOT uncomfortable, unless your hands are the size of a 10 year olds. And the CONTROLLER S (small) is available, ps2 size. Learn before you smack talk.

All these people sound like a bunch of ps2 fanboys to me. Let me tell you the truth. (Note: I own all 3 systems) 1.) 2 Words, Xbox Live. THEE best experience you'll ever have on a console, anywhere. Xbox live is revolutionary and pulls off what the dreamcast attempted to pull off with 100x the sucess. Live is seamless and intense, WAY better than ps2's online services, which vary with each game. Xbox live is a single service, 50 bux a YEAR, which is dirt cheap for the amount of fun it provides. Voice communication with every player is just insanely cool. 2.) Game selection is huge and growing everyday with exclusives alone like: Fable, Halo (2), Sudeki, True Fantasy Live Online, Project Gotham Racing (2), online sports games, Splinter Cell: [Pandora Tomorrow] (don't even bother playing this on ps2, it's a disgrace), Rainbow Six 3, Crimson Skies, DOA Online, Ninja Gaiden, Otogi:Myth of Demons, RalliSport Challenge 2, Counter-Strike, Ghost Recons, Armed and Dangerous, Unreal 2: The Awakening, R: Racing Evolution, Full Spectrum Warrior, and Knights of the Old Republic jus to name a few. I honestly play my xbox waaaay more than I play my ps2 or Gamecube now. It's just way more fun. While I do love my ps2, it's showing it's age while xbox is flourishing where ps2 once was. And well, we don't have to mention GC, nintendo is just in deep trouble right now. Xbox and Xbox Live are awsome. And I'm not being biased at all, this is my honest observation. Xbox is it.

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5 Star Review   By member felm182 - Dec 12, 2003   

Strengths: EVERYTHING...THE BES BEST BEST GRAPHICS IN VIDEO GAMES HISTORY....NOW IT HAS A LOT OF GOOD GAMES AND OF COURSE...XBOX LIVE, THE BEST ONLINE SYSTEM

Weakness: JUST BIG...BUT THE GRAPHICS ARE BIGGER

FINALLY SOMEONE MADE SOMETHING....I WAS GETTING BORED PLAYING PLAYSTATION 1.... GAMECUBE--THIS IS A GOOD SYSTEM....FOR KIDS...IT HASN'T GOOD MATURE GAMES AND THERE IS NOT ENOUGH GAMES AND THE GRAPHICS ARE NOT SO GOOD AS PLAYSTATION 2 AND THE XBOX!! GRADE---** XBOX--THE BEST SYSTEM EVER..BEST GRAPHICS EVER(WITH NIVDIA...AND THE BEST INTEL 733Mhz PROCESSOR...COMPARING WITH THE POOR 300 Mhz PLAYSTATION 2 PROCESSOR)...AND THE GAMES ARE GOING TO BE THE BEST GAMES EVER.... GRADE---***** PLAYSTATION 2--SECOND BEST GAME SYSTEM..OK IT HAS GOOD GRAPHICS BUT THE XBOX GRAPHICS ARE MUCH MUCH BETTER..AND IT HAS MORE GAMES THAN XBOX ...JUST FOR NOW...AND U HAVE TO BUY A LOT OF THINGS LIKE THE MEMORY CARD... GRDAE---***

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5 Star Review   By member Scrozz - Dec 1, 2003   

Strengths: The best graphics of any console. Also has a growing number of great games.

Weakness: The game library isn't as big a ps 2 but that's been out a little over year before the XBox.

This is the choose for home entertainment. It has a built in 10gb hard drive which means that you can turn this baby into your personal jukebox. Along with that, a lot of games allow you to use your music in the XBox in games, like Amped, Progect Gotham Racing, and True Crime: Streets of L.A., to name a few.

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5 Star Review   By member metalbmxer - Nov 19, 2003   

Strengths: Great library, now more bargain games and quality titles good controller(regular version), great graphics, awesome play experience

The xbox rules. I love it and have had mine for about two years now. It is cheaper than it used to be plus comes with bundled games to make it a better deal. The games rule like Splinter Cell, Halo, and Rallisport Challenge to name a few of the 18 I have. You don't need the xbox live service to make your system worthwhile. I have never used it--I have enough fun playing by myself or with three other friends. Bottom line: Buy XBOX!

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3 Star Review   By member bruinfan - Nov 8, 2003   

Strengths: Great graphics, descent control.

Weakness: Too many "M" rated games, controller is too big and bulky.

I would say this game needs improvement, starting with the addition of more "E" or "T" rated games. The game also needs to make the controller a little bit smaller, for younger hands.

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2 Star Review   By member anesthetik - Sep 12, 2003   

Strengths: Nice graphics. Great game selection. Plays DVDs with add on.

Weakness: The standard controller is bulky and not ergonomic. Game system is as big as a VCR.

My roommate owns this system and I wasn't too thrilled. I really like the games, especially in the vampire/hunter genre. However, I don't think that I'd make the investment. The games are expensive and I loathe the controller (for a time I thought of solving that with an xbox to Playstation 2 converter). As limited as a console is already on gameplay, the xbox just disappointed me with the controller. Console systems are only valuable with certain types of gameplay, like with fighter games. For everything else, the PC handles a lot better with a keyboard and mouse, like 1st and 3rd person shooters or Command and Conquerish games.

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3 Star Review   By member Widowmaker_X - Aug 12, 2003   

Strengths: uhh..... some games are um nice.:)

Weakness: Giant controls, few games, most games have poor graphics. Boring, even people who fight and scream "XBOX YEAH, IM NOT WORTHY' say it gets boring easily.:)

Don't get the wrong idea, it is ok, but only if you own a PS2 as well. If got some Xtra spendin' $MONEY$ go buy it, but look into the PS2 first. I mean PS2 has more games and some of the really great games are on both consoles, but it depends on your use. If you have a lot of partys and many siblings that will play with, sure get Xbox. But other than that its rather worthless. Most of the "ONLY ON XBOX" games are coming out on PC anyway. So I believe (and thousands of others) know PS2 is the way to go.

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5 Star Review   By member Obsidain - Aug 6, 2003   

Strengths: Best graphics out of all the systems, some really good games, best online program, and a hardrive.

Weakness: You have to buy a $30 kit to play DVDs. A few really crappy games

Xbox had a bad start with only a few of games worth buying at the premere of the system. Even though thouse few games were extreamly good, it got alot of bad reviews. The system is starting show how good it can become with some great games coming out soon. It seams that that mostly pretty much everybody said it was good exsept the people who had it stop working. I never had this happen to me or my friends but its happening to some people. The people who say it sucks are people who never owned it. If they never owned a Xbox they shouldn't have the right say it sucks. This system could take over very qickly if game developers could realize its a good platform for playing games. I think the system has the most potential and that is why i give it a perfect rating.

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5 Star Review   By member Bay Area Deals - Aug 6, 2003   

Strengths: Good graphics, Dolby Digital 5.1 sound, quality of controller

Weakness: Loud when running, physically quite large, need to purchase separate hookup for digital audio and S-video.

Xbox or PS2 that was the question... I ended up going with the Xbox because of the superior graphics and the hope that some of the popular PS2 titles like The Getaway and GTA will become available on the Xbox. The standard S controller is good and I also bought a wireless controller, which works well. The quality of the graphics and clarity of the sound is excellent although it is a pity that I had to pay $20 for the privilege of hooking up via S-video and optical digital audio.

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5 Star Review   By member RearMan - Jul 19, 2003   

Strengths: most important 2 me is the endless memory.there are many more:xbox live,4 controller ports,execellent graphics,quality engineering,and the microsoft name.PURE BRILLIANCE!!!

Weakness: big controllers.....to bad they solved that when they made the type-s controllers.did sony ever fix their crapy memory system or console quality............NNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

do u smell somethin caus i do,ooo its just my xbox chillen downstairs.do u know why it smells, caus its the sh*t.the only thing ps2 has on xbox is the dvd capabilities.but if u buy the dvd kit its 30$ and 4 a ps2 a memory card its 30$ so it comes out even.am i missing anything ooooooo yyyaaaa if u want 4 players on a ps2 u have 2 buy a 20-30$ multi-tap.ps2's a rip-off and it MAJORLY SUKZ!!!!oooooo yyyyaaaaa 1 more thing everybody says that ps2 has more games, they do, but half of them suk,and not only that but grand theft auto 3 and vice city r its best games and they r coming out 4 xbox.so over all, all i have 2 say is BUY XBOX or SUFFER WITH PS2!!!!!!

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5 Star Review   By member BeechBabe - Jul 14, 2003   

Strengths: Great graphics, games, controls fit hands very well. HAS NEVER BROKEN DOWN IN THREE YEARS!! Controls come in different sizes for small or large hands! I could go on forever...

Weakness: THERE ARE NONE! ALL YOU PPL SAY, OH BOO HOO, MY X-BOX BROKE DOWN IN 2 WEEKS...WELL THAT HAPPENS WHEN U DROP IT!!! 3 YEARS!! 3 YEARS! 3 YEARS! HELLO PEOPLE, OBVIOUSLY YOUR TAKING POOR CARE OF IT!

X-BOX is the best game system out there! I have played the other ones, PS 2, Gamecube, they all have extremely poor graphics, small controllers that make your hands sore, bad games, and technical problems!! Glitches all over in games that haven't been properly checked before being placed on the market! X-BOX IS DEFINATELY THE WAY TO GO!!!! DON'T BUY USED ONES, AND TAKE GOOD CARE, AND THEY'LL LAST A LIFE TIME, TRUST ME!!

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4 Star Review   By member hylonomus - Jul 2, 2003   

Strengths: very powerful, awsome hardware, good games, comfortable controller "s", superior online capabilitys, biult in hardrive.

Weakness: some heating issues. original controller too big. small variaty in good games. not dvd ready. few good online games.

this is the best of the 3 consols. i dont know why ps2 doen'nt just roll over and die allready. it is good if you cant afford a pc but want quality gaming before you get the money to upgrade. it does have some of the same issues that plague pcs, freezing/crashes, overheating. but is the definitive chice for the hardcore gamer or the low budget gamer who cant afford a $4000 pc.

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5 Star Review   By member Snstersquirrel - Jun 22, 2003   

Strengths: This is by far the best game system out there!! Graphics are out of this world

Weakness: Needs an up grade soon. None

I dont know wht people out there say that, oh mine broke and after so many weaks it was hell. Thats a bunch of crap. I have had mine for over a year and I have never had one problem. Its called taking care of your stuff. One, dont leave it running on the carpet floor....There is this thing called dust. And two clean it......thrid, dont throw it around. I cant see why magicaly theirs breaks. Dont listen to that stuff. By this system........and yes.. I own a PS2 and a gamecube......so I know my systems. And somebody was talking about games only on XOBX......Lets just say HALO and HALO 2, there is enought reason to by the XBOX alone!!!

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1 Star Review   By member spiderman_rey_05 - Jun 10, 2003   

Strengths: no strenghts

Weakness: X-BOX console

The first time i heard about X-BOX I thought it would be the best VIDEO GAME CONSOLE, But then it juss didn't satisfied me at all. It broke about in 2 weeks. So for me X-box is not a strong system....buy ps2...or...gamecube!

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1 Star Review   By member xboxSUX - Jun 6, 2003   

Strengths: Nice graphics......

Weakness: well just like fishhoppa, from CA said, ive had to replace my x-box about 2 times alredy. I have tried to call the help line but they dont help much,yell at you and try to get you to pay ALOT for fix.

If your looking for a system the x-box just didint make it for me. I tried to cope with the crashing and the replacing but i just couldent. If your looking for a system that is not gonna break and crash, get a game cube. But the PS2 does have the better games, and has ok grapics. AND MY GOD THAIS CONTROLLER. What have they done the thing is like a brick. I cant count how many times ive died because i cant hit a button fast anuf lol. so to bill gates: IF I EVER FIND YOU ONE THE STREET BOY IM GONNA GIVE YOU A TALKING ABOUT YOUR X-BOX. ive had the same problems as fishhoppa, from CA so go read his review also.

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5 Star Review   By member aceybabe - Jun 4, 2003   

Strengths: The most power of all the consoles and the best games. its also the youngest console so it has a longer shelf life the cube has already failed and the ps2 looks verry old and underpowered.

Weakness: jap suport was weak but now things are changing a look at xbox exclusives NINJA GAIDEN, BREAKDOWN, DINO CRISIS 3, DEAD OR ALIVE ONLINE and many more prove that

This is without a doubt the best console money can buy forget the other two under powered toys and get your hands on this baby. People tried to hold it back being the new kid on the block but microsoft has swept them aside. The games lineup is now superb and the upcoming lineup is amazing to say the least with games that simply could not be done on the other systems HALO 2, DOOM 3 ,PERFECT DARK ZERO, NINJA GAIDEN, HALF LIFE 2, DEUS EX 2, DINO CRISIS 3 are just a small sample of the greatness of the xbox exclusives to come do yourself a favour buy one NOW! and at the moment the price is fantastic ohh also the big pads are gone forever S controler is superb.

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5 Star Review   By member kiask2343 - Jun 3, 2003   

Strengths: Wow where to began. First off the hardware, you simply cna't beet it in the console world, or any where else for the price. Second off the software.

Weakness: Size and a lck of exclusive games.

In todays industry it is more commen than ever for titles to be released across every platfrom. And given the Xbox's ease of programming and sheer power more often than not we get the best one. As for exclusives yeah there arn't as many as the mighty ps2 but they are many in number. I personally own 14 games and none of which are rated less than silver. and most of which are exclusives. I look foward to the Xbox 2 it will dominate.

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5 Star Review   By member halo2 - May 27, 2003   

Strengths: the xbox is the strengths

Weakness: need more games

this is one of the best sistyom i ever had it kills pis of Sh*t ps2 game cube trys to bet it but game cube is a pis of Sh*t xbox got a hard dive more cpu. the best sistyom ever.

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1 Star Review   By member satt2 - May 23, 2003   

Strengths: Good Graphics, and a hard drive. Thats about it.

Weakness: More than half the people i know, there Xbox has broken. The games suck! only a couple good ones (HAlo, Halo, Halo, Basicly only halo) Prices WAY TO HIGH! Controller a Gaint can't fit there hand on.

Whatever you do i suggest not to get the Xbox system. Its a waste of money! Im telling you, you'll regret it, if you buy it. You should only buy it if you wanna waste time, and money.

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5 Star Review   By member haftaski - May 23, 2003   

Strengths: EXCELLENT graphics and sound quality. I am using Xbox on a 32" HDTV and it is AMAZING! Long cords on the controllers so that you do not need to sit on top of the TV. Speed.

Weakness: Controller is a bit bulky (but, I have tiny hands).

I am thoroughly impressed with this system. I have only had it 2 days - but XBOX totally ROCKS! I don't know why people think that the load time is slow. It seems fine to me. Some of the features seem silly - being able to copy a CD onto the hard drive and play that music while you are playing a game. I can't imagine that there are actually that many people out there who have an X-Box who do not also own a CD player. Just play the CD on the CD player. Others complain that you need tp purchase a DVD remote separately to play the DVD - Personally, Ihave no problem with this, since I already have a DVD player. I like the idea of a built in hard drive (although I have yet to save a game), ready to handle up to FOUR controllers (wihtout having to buy a separate thingmajig) and the fact that it is internet ready. Compared to the PS2, where you have to buy the separate memory cards and connectiong gizmos if you want to play online. Sony always seems to find a way to nickel and dime you to death. The game selection may be a tad limited. However, since I do not plan on spending my entire life playing the Xbox, or my entire bank account on buying every game there is, I will make do with the games that are available. One problem - across the board with all game consoles - is that they only come with ONE game controller. Also- it should come with at least ONE game (which costs them like ZERO to manufacture.) Again - the nickel and diming. It is quite a

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4 Star Review   By member ThaManUv2g3 - May 4, 2003   

Strengths: Got Great Graphics and for now it's the only system with Voice Chat "Standard" Service, Music Ripping.

Weakness: Too Many Bugs, Crashes, and overall design Flaws, have to pay for X-Box Live starter kit and DVD Kit.

This Is a good system, but, it's Microsoft, so the errors get very annoying and it's hard to fit with other electronic equipment unless you have ALOT of space (Reciever, DVD, PS2 GCN, Tape Deck, CD Burner, TiVo, HDTV box) Superior Technology, Mostly Sub-Par games, High Quality games are VERY enjoyable, Not enough... Originality, not enough Exclusives, LAN, DVD, High Res (480p native) Dolby Digital, 2 games free. Now to Address X-Box fanatics (your just fanboys so stop attacking the Cube's fanboys all three systems have em) ALL 3 systems are great, all three will go online, Cube isn't kiddy, and ps2 isn't a piece of Crap. Cube has great Original Games, though some are intended for younger age groups, but so what KIDS LIKE GAMES!!! Get mad at Microsoft for ignoring this audience, Cause Big N Hasn't ignored Adults teens or Kids (hence the term "Family Console"). PS2 while being the weaker of the three Also has voice chat (SOCOM is a good example) and for the rest of this year, it's the only place you can play GTA, and FF (Except for the Cube, but Chronicles is kinda like Mystic Quest, it's not a like Final Fantasy 1,2...6..10, but more of a side FF, oh yeah it's Multiplayer FF!!!) All Three Systems have Pros and Cons Get over it Fanboys (all of you)

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5 Star Review   By member yohon125 - Apr 24, 2003   

Strengths: Fast, Supurb Graphics

Weakness: ummm, none. well, the lack of support from consumers

this system is tha shateezy. there is no denyin. you have the fastest processor, great games like halo, mech assault, project gothem, splinter cell and the list goes on. the controller is the best out there. you can say what you want. the control itself went through exstensive consumer testing and microsoft took the time to come up with a great design. o, and xbox live! what could be better then playing online without the lag. you can talk to people through the headset while you are playin and its frikin crystal clear! unbelievable!

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2 Star Review   By member fishhoppa - Apr 23, 2003   

Strengths: Awesome graphics and speed..especially when compared to my ancient Atari console.

Weakness: DEFINITELY the POOR QUALITY of the console

Finally decided to go purchase my first game system since atari...deliberated for days between Xbox & PS2. XBOX won..So off I went to spend a load on the bundle along with xbox live, splinter cell, ghost recon and blade2... What happens next...well let me TELL YOU. MY BIGGEST COMPLAINT: I'm on my THIRD Xbox unit in 2 months... The 1st unit malfunctioned & started to emit a burning odor after just 31 freaking days! Circuit City exchanged it and off I went to enjoy unit#2. I kid you not when I say 2 weeks later, unit #2 started to make loud noises whenever a game was in play. I immediately called Microsoft Xbox support to complain. They apologized and told me that they would repair it becasue it was under warranty. I declined and went right back to Circuit City. I'm now on unit#3, day 2 ... I'll keep you all posted. The most frustrating things about this has to do with time invested in returing the damn unit and also the LOSS of all saved games on those defective consoles. I lost progress saves for Splinter Cell, Blade2 and Ghost Recon. ...What a rip. Only decent thing is that Circuit City has replaced every screwed up unit without a single hassle. My hats off to them for being so awesome! As for Bill Gates, My hat would be off and wrapped around a flying fist to his face. For all you doubters of my story, I have EVERY single receipt that shows the orig purchase and follow-up exchanges. Purchase with CAUTION.

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5 Star Review   By member turner_2003 - Mar 3, 2003   

Strengths: Splinter cell, Halo, Tony hawks 4, DVD, save music and games onto hard drive, overwhelming power compared to other consoles.

Weakness: erm? hmm... this is only being picky but i surpose it's a tad big, that's it really!

People usually have problems with the because of the large controller but i don't see what the big deal is i think there's nothing wrong with it!! they're just being little whiny girls! If you buy this console then you should definitely buy 'Splinter Cell' the game is genius, despite what people say i think it's better than Halo. The graphics will have you speechless. Cya kiddies! Buy the damn console.

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5 Star Review   By member kh125 - Feb 20, 2003   

Strengths: Great console. This console is a market controlling console because it has the specs to be so get off it gamecube!

Weakness: DVD kit and some freeze issues.

Great console that has showed me something about video games. Great overall console that has a fast proccesor and great grphics which put it on top. XBOX live is the greatest thing ive ever played with games like Crimson Skies and Rainbow Six 3. Great game selection with over 400+ games and 6 great games comin in SEPTEMBER (Halo2, star wars, Ghost Recon2, Fable and many others!). Great console for avid gamers. If you own your PS2 enjoy it, f you own your Gamecube enjoy it but if your lookin for a new console you should strongly consider them all and there strengths. GET AN XBOX OVER AGMECUBE YOULL BE HAPPIER UNLESS YOUR BIG ON RPG's AND MARIO. go to www.warppipe.com to find out about gamecube online. Go to www.XBOX.com to find out more about my favorite console yet!

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5 Star Review   By member scuba_ - Feb 11, 2003   

Strengths: Awesome graphics, great games, cool features & live is five!

Weakness: Every weakeness has passed and been corrected. Example: the first standard controller replaced by the new standard S controller.

Xbox is the greatest gaming system ever created. The hardware surpasses all its competitiors and the games are the highest standard to ever exist. Xbox will always be remembered as changing gaming and its technology. It's a legend that will never be forgotten by true gamers!

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1 Star Review   By member Eichmann - Feb 6, 2003   

Strengths: Very powerful system with some pretty impressive games

Weakness: Not very reliable and a very short warranty.

When I first got the Xbox I loved it even thought they didn't have a lot of games. Now they have alot of great games but my system continously crashes. Microsoft is aware of the problems with the system but are not very eager to admit or fix the problem (they want $109 to fix). The Xbox comes with a 90 day warranty. I can a buy a used car with 6 month warranty that won't break down. Until Microsoft fixes the system and treats its customers with a little more respect I would have to say that PS2 is the safest bet for anyone buying a video game console. Sorry Billie boy but you've lost another customer:(

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5 Star Review   By member RustyShakelferd - Jan 3, 2003   

Strengths: everything but one

Weakness: Must buy the DVD playback remote. But at least you had a chance for a free one in November

I love the Xbox. Why go out and buy a PS2? play safely on Xbox Live, hook up to four people on one console(not one on PS2).Microsoft says it all. A powerful game system is one of a kind. You can copy your own CDs?! Who wouldn't want that. Buy a CD, copy it, then return it. With games like: Ghost Recon, Splinter Cell, Halo, PGR, and Mech Assault,have tons of fun. I would of punched everyone in the face when they said they rather have a PS2, but instead, I gave them a long speach about Xbox.With a built in hard drive, throw away your PS2. I think about people out there with old systems, when they can buy a new one for just 199 dollars. By the end of 2003, look at all the games for Xbox.

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3 Star Review   By member Camino5451 - Dec 30, 2002   

Strengths: Great Graphics, Built in HardDrive, SplinterCell, Live ,

Weakness: Small selection of Games, Bulky Controllers, I dont know if this is a weakness but Broadband only Online

Ok to address some issues: "Xbox is too big" It IS big. Not overwhelmingly though. "Colors are gay" Umm.. No their not "Need to buy remote for DVD playback" Yeah it DOES suck, when PS2 comes DVD-rdy out of the box, but oh well the remotes dont cost much In reply to xboxrules: "Xbox will put Sony and Nintendo out of business" Sure it will, when Xbox2 comes out. Til then, the PS2 still holds 1st place in console sales. You never know with Nintendo the GC's getting way better "If you have to settle for the PS2, dont" Hey I had to settle for Xbox, as PS2 IS better. Its around a year older and STILL has a lead over the much superior (graphicswise) Xbox. With a better future lineup of games than Xbox. I dont take sides for consoles, I think they're all great and worth getting, but as for the Xbox, its worth getting only AFTER owning a PS2.

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5 Star Review   By member Reaper978 - Dec 27, 2002   

Strengths: Very powerful, 3 times stronger than ps2, the original controller let my fingers fall naturally on the buttons Built in hard drive with 50,000+ blocks of free space! Games look beautiful.

Weakness: Lack of games, but the new line up looks promising. Never scratches cd's or overheats, my room stays cool when it is on. (very small room) Four controller ports.

What's with all this flack on the xbox? Don't listen to all the ps2 groupies' lies. Replies to ps2 groupy complaints about the ultrabox. "The xbox is too big." - Unless you live in a shoebox the size is fine and is big to hold all the cool stuff in it. "The colors are gay." - So, that's why you buy gaming systems? To hang it on the wall? So, the colors are different, probably because microsoft wanted to do something different. I dont know about you but I buy gameing systems to play games, nothing else. "you need a dvd remote to watch movies." - I thought you bought systems to play games, microsoft put the dvd feature in as a bonus and what do they do? flack them. Also the xbox live's broadband only feature means you won't have gay 56kers lagging the game all the time. Games ported to the xbox usually look better and have more features than their ps2 or gcube's counterparts. Loading times are always decreased. GET AN XBOX DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON ANYTHING ELSE!

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5 Star Review   By member Shrimpsandwhich - Dec 27, 2002   

Strengths: Best graphics of any consle.Great sound.Built in ethernet port.Hard drive.733mhzCPU.4 controller slots.

Weakness: Have to buy dvd kit to play dvds.

I love my Xbox and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great gaming experience.The extra cost to buy a kit and play dvds is not a problen becuase I already own a dvd player.The graphics on the Xbox are far better than PS2 and the Xbox is a more up to date machine.Some people might complain that the Xbox is too bulky but what in the hell do you do carry it with you every where you go?The Xbox is the best gaming consle on the market and PS2 sucks.Gamecube is good but PS2 sucks!!!!!!!!Buy an Xbox. Xbox Rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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5 Star Review   By member xboxrules - Dec 16, 2002   

Strengths: Very powerful LIVE, Graphics. I mean come on i dont know what xboxsucks is smokin cuz shi*cube cant even compare to xbox so dont even try

Weakness: Its gonna put sony and Nintendo out of business

So lets see my one friend has GC biggest nerd in the school now. PS2 not bad but dont you read any of the promotional software for this thing. like the 70 reasons why you have to get an XBOX. Cuz there all true. I wont ever buy a PS2 no live no communicator and splinter wich by the way is by far the best game around. SWEET. bottom line dont buy a shi* cube. if you have to settle for a PS2 DON'T.

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5 Star Review   By member tennisguy63 - Dec 3, 2002   

Strengths: Everything. Everlasting-Fun Games, controller size and layout, multiplayer link play

Weakness: not a lot of games

Whoever said the controller is too big for the xbox must use a gc. Have you ever felt one of those controllers? They would be too small for my baby sister to use!!! The gc has a lot af good games, but I really dont like the layout of the controller. It's hard to play games like THPS. GET AN XBOX INSTEAD OF A GC. NOW!!

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5 Star Review   By member Cashidler - Nov 26, 2002   

Strengths: Perfect.The best thing since Sliced bread

Weakness: American Made. Oddly people dont think AMERICANS can make the best. Well guess what we can. hahahahahahahahah

Buy an xbox. Better yet, help a friend get one. System link parties is well worth the money. Also online gamers, I have to say since playing computer gaming online and xbox live, I would goto xbox for online gaming, undoubtly the best. Voice in ALL games. One Gametag for all games! One subscribtion for ALL game. Hahahahah ps2 hasnt got a chance, what you hear from the ps2 owners is a load of cr@p.

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5 Star Review   By member jnbg00147 - Nov 3, 2002   

Strengths: everything

This is the greatest system of all time. Everyting about it is good and there is nothing bad about this system. Halo is the best. It is a system for all ages. nobody can not like it execpt for jealous people.

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4 Star Review   By member KableDJ - Oct 21, 2002   

Strengths: Fast loading, awsome graphics, solid platform. Plus the cd ripping function is a big bonus. And a hard drive to boot.

Weakness: Blah Blah Blah...games..its been said before. But the lineup looks very impressive. (Plus I don't have 100's of dollar to plunk on games..so development has paced with my wallet well).

First: Whats with all the XBOX bashing? Can't there be many good systems in the world? Every system has pros and cons. Second: I have owned my box for about a year now, and have had no unusual problems that people have listed(frozen games, overheating ect.) Third: Who cares if you need a remote to play dvd's? Are you bying the system to watch "Bridges of Madison County" or to play games. Fourth: My XBOX has brought me oodles of pleasure, and I can not wait till it goes "Live". I am a pc user who knows how bad windows can be, and was pleasently surprised with the smooth operation of the XBOX. Fifth: "The XBOX has ugly colors and is too big." Who cares about the colors..sorry it does not come in pastel colors. Too big? What you live in a shoe box? Plan on taking it on a bike ride? Or out for ice cream? In closing, I would like to advise people who are considering buying and XBOX console, to pay no mind to the XBOX bashing, and check out the facts. Talk to friends, go play it in the store. I urge you to get an XBOX if you want to have a good solid system with many pros and very few cons.

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5 Star Review   By member beerman1 - Oct 16, 2002   

Strengths: Great graphics and the new price rocks!

Weakness: Less games than PS2.

I received my XBOX about a week ago. Wow, this thing is great. I love the graphics it has. Only downside is the game selection (ps2 has more). Great purchase as the new lower price.

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5 Star Review   By member thedemolisher - Oct 13, 2002   

Strengths: Its the most powerfull console on the market and has excellent graphics capibility

Weakness: There are less titles and the controller is huge

ITS THE BEST!!!!!! NO OTHER CONSOLE CAN BEAT IT. Im owner of both ps2 and xbox, so i like them both. Ps2: Its graphics are a bit less realistic then xbox but titles are good. Its moslty hit for the GTA games. Xbox: Good graphics + good proccessor of 733 mhz but less titles

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1 Star Review   By member pipolono - Sep 30, 2002   

Strengths: It's powerfull...

Weakness: a lot, controller size,price/quality,games(a lot of anoying stupid ones),scatches cd's,Ps2 and gamecube have better games and are more original,x-box steels all pc games away(most games better on pc)

First it was fun, I played for ours ,than my friends heard en called me names, they said that the x-box is stupid and all the guys who have it are lozers.... and after a week or two I discovered that the x-box really isn't fun. My friends with cubes and Ps2 get all the attention and all the Nerds have x-boxes. So may the machine burn in hell(I try to sell it on Ibazar.com,(for 120 dollars)interested? mail me at xirelax@hotmail.com) Ps:x-box is for Nerds and I don't wanna be one of them!!

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5 Star Review   By member boohooblah - Sep 29, 2002   

Strengths: 10X more powerful than any other console system. Unbelieveable XBox LIVE gaming. ALL broadband makes ALL the difference.

I can't imagine anyone wanting a playstation 2 or a kidcube while the XBox is priced so well. For $200 (or less) you get a TRUE next generation game console. Don't forget it has an ethernet port and hard drive and DVD player too... ALL included FREE. I preordered my XBox and picked it up on November 15, 2001... and I've loved it every minute since then.

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5 Star Review   By member DragonXVI - Sep 21, 2002   

Strengths: Power wise, it blows the other consoles out the water with a healthy processor speed of 733 MHz (To the PS2's 295MHz and Gamecube's 405Mhz). Hard Drive eliminates any need for additional memory cards

Weakness: The current range of games is, as always with new consoles, limited. However, fall 2002-2003 sees some excellent titles which look absolutly stunning (Blinx, Panzer Dragoon Orta, Splinter Cell).

The XBOX is really a console for a slightly older audience than that of the GC and PS2. Its hefty (But far from unusable) controller is a good example of this. With current releases such as Halo and Jet Set Radio Future and Wreckless show off in early stages, what the Box is capable of. The Hard Drive gives way to handy features - Never losing nor messing around with memory cards, and the ability to copy CD tracks onto the drive for use in certain games. Then of course, comes the Dolby Digital 5.1 support which grants a gaming experience like no other in terms of immersion and quality. Granted, it's far from the most popular console, and is more suited to hardcore fans (Due to the abundance of SEGA titles) than casual gamers, but the XBOX delivers a clear, high quality gaming experience you could only really achieve with a high-end PC. And comparing the prices and the fact Halo (Which sets a whole new standard for console FPSs) isn't available on PC yet, and Halo 2 is in developmet... The Xbox is an obvious choice for those who seek the best gaming experience out there. Add the promise of Xbox live, which promises of being an incredibly straight forward, easy to operate method of online gaming and with the Xbox's broadband support, should see a rise in non-PC Online play not seen by rival consoles. You'll just have to get past its Western association and ignore the baseless notion that Microsoft is the bane of existence. Be serious.

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1 Star Review   By member xboxsucks - Sep 9, 2002   

Strengths: that it is (well they say it is) the most powerfull console...

Weakness: well,price/quality,size,design,the games you can buy a ps2 and have ten times as much fun(same games),the games are completely not original (nintendo games are),graphics are sometimes worse than ps2..

The first days it was fun, but when I ninvited some friends to play a few hours it became so boring,I never played since,and all my friends with game cube's and ps2 have so much fun I was just furious, the x-box had a lot of power but it isn't original enough and now I decided to sell my worsed buy ever and buy a game cube cos that console has games with hart and sole "Zelda,Metroid,star fox,Enternal Darkness and loads more.... and besides the x-box isn't cool and the game cube is(and it is not kiddy: Enternal Darkness,Resident evil..) I just hate this console so much(x-box) that I want to trow it out the window, BUT IT'S FOR SALE NOW ON IBASAR.COM FOR MORE INFO MAIL ME(XIRELAX@HOTMAIL.COM)

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1 Star Review   By member ElectroSphere - Sep 8, 2002   

Strengths: Controllers are deadly weapons.Console can be used to workout your arms.Can also be used to fry egs with the heat ups.Can be seen 215487 miles away with those colors.Most money-burning substance known

Weakness: to much weight to be used as a paper weight.Made by Micro$oft.Games? What games? Steel Batallion... (BUAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!) (could be made 4 PS2 no??) Games crash!!!!! (always Micro$oft) (hehe)

I'm such a fool. I BOUGHT IT!!!!!!!!! Damn! Short review of XIT-BOX : It blows hard, it sucks harder. Buy a PS2 instead! I teel you! Graphics? The same. Controllers? much more ergonomic. Hard Drive? no one but, why do you need one to store files of about 100kb???? DVD's? Don't need a remote in PS2 (optional). Sound? You should listen to a PS2 soundcard man... Processor? 300 MHZ?????????? PS2? ROTFL PS2 has a 600 mhz processor, and believe me, games do not crash like in XIT-BOX. Have higher frame rates too!!!!!!!! Games? lets compare, X-BOX: Steel Batallion (only good one i seen) and ... (end of list); PS2: Wipeout Fusion, FFX, Dead Or Alive 2 (X-Box version the same, with worst graphics though), Ace Combat 4, WORMS BLAST!!!!!, Gran Turismo 3 (need more?) X-BOX is not a good product, too expensive, and it lacks a whole lot of features. If i knew this before, i wouldn't even looked at the package of it... Should not be named a games console.

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5 Star Review   By member nosautem - Aug 20, 2002   

Strengths: Most powerful gaming console on the markey. Very Ergonomic controller (The original one.)

Weakness: Currently, few good titles on the market, but by this christmas, there should be over 300.

This system has been criticized for being large and ugly. But who cares, it packs a lot of power. Unless you are going to hang it on the wall, who cares what it looks like. The graphics are amazing. This can be seen especially in games like DOA 3 and Project Gotham racing. It's very beautiful to see hair and clothes swaying as the character moves, or the see that metal really shimmers as it's supposed to. The controller has been criticized for being too large. I love the controller. It's very ergonomic, reducing wrist strain. The buttons are positioned in such a way that the fingers and wrist naturally fall on them. The vibration feedback is awesome. It adds realism to the game. The detail and the interactivity in the levels are amazing. Shadows are where they are supposed to be, spent shells fall like they should. People may say the games do not need this. Who needs all this detail? However, I saw, can you imagine the game without this? It's the little detail that adds realism. The detail which we don't consciously pay attention to is picked up by the subconscious and gives realism. The X-Box is certainly good at this. It gives developers the freedom to add all these details. Some say that there are not a lot of good games out for the X Box. That will soon change with games like splinter cell, and load of over 200 games by the end of this year. I might be biased though. The best way to decide is to go to a store and play demos and make up your own mind.

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4 Star Review   By member maverick0516 - Jul 30, 2002   

Strengths: Hands down - the best hardware out there + a hard drive. Who needs a stinking memory card? :)

Weakness: No DVD playback capability out of box. Requires a remote. Not enough great titles out there.

I'm an owner of both PS2 and XBOX - so no biased opinions here. Just the plain facts. PLAYSTAION 2: Forget the console - talk about games! Consoles rely on games for their longevity. Right now, PS2 offers way more better games than XBOX. It's not who's got the better hardware it's about who's got the games to make you happy. (Remember Saturn vs. Playstation?) I'm not saying XBOX has no FUN titles - it's just that they don't have a lot of them.... and XBOX owners knows this. The PS2 will keep on producing great titles because, in part, of the success of PSone. They have a lot of third-party (game developer) support already in place. On the graphics side - the XBOX has better graphics but not by much! It's little things here and there but not a whole lot of difference. XBOX: Wow! Great looking games! I'm addicted to HALO! Plus, no more stinking memory cards - comes with a huge HD. More great titles to come - I can't wait! :) This unit has the best potential out there - based on hardware specs. Only time will tell. I just hope they bring out more qulity games out there. Well, I guess my review seems like it's biased... :( But it's the truth - only if XBOX has more FUN games, I would definately recommended it to those that can't decide between XBOX and PS2. But right now, I have to give the recommendation to PS2, simply because of the game library and nothing else. But hey, if you have the money, buy them BOTH! They're both excellent consoles.

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2 Star Review   By member clummzy - Jul 23, 2002   

Strengths: Graphics,Speed, Squaresoft is making RPG's for XBOX like FF series but XBOX version.

Weakness: Heats up which make games slow, DVD remote rq to watch DVD's, No Fun Games.

XBox basically is a PC. It has Hard-drive ,Geforce video card, and it supported by windows CE. Games runs good but after a while it heats up it get slooooooow~. Until xbox re design the console and make some new game it will not make it. So if your More into Games I would buy PS2.If your buying xbox I would buy the insurance from the retail stores for 3 years. If it brakes or dont work after 1 year? Just take it back to retail store you bought the insurance from then they will give you new one. if you dont buy the insurance you have to send it to MS and wait for years to come back. And all thsoe Shipping charges !!! BUY THE INSURANCE ITS WORTH YOUR MONEY !!!!

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5 Star Review   By member thejester - Jul 9, 2002   

Strengths: Awesome graphics/sound. HUGE Hard Drive. The most comfortable controllers I've ever used. The ability to save music files for play during games is cool.

Weakness: It is a bit bulky.

Definatly the best game system I've ever played, although it does need more titles, but they are on the way so be patient, but until then the games out now rock like Halo, one of the best shooters I have played in a while. I think it is deffinatly worth the $199.

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5 Star Review   By member david_landry - Jun 10, 2002   

Strengths: It speaks for itself.If you do not own one get one.You will not regret it.

Weakness: NONE..........DUH.............TAKE THE DIAPER OFF AND GET AN XBOX>>

The only reason the PS2 as not fell off yet is because Grand theft auto 3.The XBOX may only have 70+ games, But halo, D.O.A.3, rally sport challenge, morrowind elder scrolls 3, and i can name more mature games for it,But I'll leave that up to you.

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3 Star Review   By member XBoxAddict1750 - Jun 7, 2002   

Strengths: The already built-in 50,000+ blocks hard drive, the advanced graphics and Pentium 3 Processor, comfortable controllers.

Weakness: System is WAY TOO BIG, Memory cards are pointless unless you trade save games with a friend, some games don't take advantage of the graphics or speed of the X-Box, the DVD-Remote (Which is REQUIRED).

I own an X-Box and it amazed me the first time I heard it on the TV. Same price as the PS2 and better graphics and the hard drive, I knew I had to get this great system. I looks like Microsoft spent too much time making the system then thinking of the line-up of games they had for it. The majority of the games on X-Box are very unpopular and very boring. Of course there is Halo and Dead or Alive 3, but 2 games just isn't enough. What happened Microsoft?!

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1 Star Review   By member playstation2 - May 26, 2002   

Strengths: NONE!!!!!!!!OH!PERHAPS THE WAIGHT,HA HA HA!THE PROCESSOR MIGHT BE THE FASTER BUT IT IS A COMPUTER TYPE PROCESSOR THAT MEANS IT IS MUCH WEAKER THAN THE EMOTION ENGINE!!!!!!!!!

Weakness: IT SUCKS, PS2 IS FAAAAAAAAR BETTER!!!!!!!!!IT OVERHEATS IT HUGE AND CAN BE CARRIED THE GAMES S@#$%

IT IS A WASTE OF MONEY CAUSE IT'LL FAIL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.BUY A PS2 AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON X-BOX OR GAMECUBE.

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5 Star Review   By member mnabi - May 25, 2002   

Strengths: Everything: Strong console specs translate into the best game graphics on the planet. I've had 6 months experience with this console and know what I'm talking about.

Weakness: What weakness? By far the most powerful console on the market. The availability of great games is growing fast not to mention the existing list of fantastic games like HALO, DEAD OR ALIVE 3, etc...

I've read dumb reviews of diehard PS2 or other console fans that ignore the facts and write crap out of ignorance and blind loyalty to their consoles. Ultimately The best platform is clearly the one with the strongest potential in terms of console specs and game graphics and that is XBOX. It's not about loyalty, it's about quality.

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1 Star Review   By member sergioPS2yeah - May 23, 2002   

Strengths: there is nothing good about this system just a waste of money($300 + Taxes + controler to play dvd's + over heats + it's freaking huge + gay colors = SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Weakness: Everything and it's american made sooner or later it's going to F@%& UP

xbox thinks they won when they couldn't outsell gamecube and xbox wasn't even close to PS2!!! X-BOX SUCKS!!!!!!! PS2 WILL ALWAYS BE NUMBER 1, F^#@ X-BOX!

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5 Star Review   By member maco4 - May 21, 2002   

Strengths: This system has plenty of muscle in all catagorys. It is a unbeatable foe against that crappy PS2 and cute POS GameCube. Wats there not to like about Microsofts big boxed wonder? ;-)

Weakness: Are you kidding me?! The Box has everything The PS2 and GameCube lacks (everything).

Sure X-Box may not have near as many games as the PS2. But since the 2 billion dollars dedicated to the future of the X-Box at E3, the future of console gaming is inevitable. It looks like Sony's consoles are going to go the way of Dreamcast....Oh no. ;-) As for Game Cube, that is a system for kids. There is nothing to worry about.

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5 Star Review   By member antiGAMECUBE - May 19, 2002   

Strengths: It has good games, Good graphics capabilities, Good procesing capabilities, Good Movie theater support from componet packs.

Weakness: DVD play back kit.

THis console is good, worth your money, and doesnt get old, it has good graphics, good sound (DTS) and has network play, soon to have internet.

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5 Star Review   By member sw33tjimmy - May 16, 2002   

Strengths: Hands down, the most powerful console available. It also includes a Hard Drive, DD 5.1 sound, and an ethernet port for online play.

Weakness: Bulky; about the size of a standard DVD player. The controllers, too, are a bit large, but aftermarket controllers can be purchased if this is a problem. a separate remote is required for DVD playback

The Microsoft Xbox has impressed me since I tore the shrinkwrap off of it. It was a snap to hook up to my TV's AV jacks and treated me to a fully 3D GUI once it booted up. After telling it what timezone I lived in, language i spoke, etc, I could then go through and check out all the options available within the box itself. The spacious hard drive included with the xbox allows for game and music saving. Pop in your favorite CD and record it onto the xbox's hard disk so that you can listen to that song in-game. Or, listen to your cd music while watching some nice visual geiss-like-plugin on your TV screen. This works great at parties. The online feature for the Xbox has not yet been officially launched, but with the help of a computer, and gamespy, you can actually get through this problem and play certain multiplayer titles over the Internet (Halo, at this point). Another bonus that this ethernet port gives you is the ability to link numerous xbox's together and play with multiple TV screens. This is very nice if you don't wanna have to share a screen with someone. With a fair library of games in the Xbox's first 6 months of life (70 titles), and a LOT of excellent looking titles on the way (lookup Splinter Cell), Microsoft's powerhouse is a force to be reconed with. Especially considering that it is the same price as other 'next gen' consoles that are a year-and-a-half older (and technologically inferior).

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5 Star Review   By member icedemon - Mar 27, 2002   

Strengths: everything

Weakness: only the controler but thats okay if u get a matcatz

great. but the controler is larg for adaults and teens not for children like the gamecube,great. but the controler is larg for adaults and teens not for children like the gamecube,

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5 Star Review   By member INUTDRIVER - Mar 25, 2002   

Strengths: PLAYING GAMES ON THE XBOX ARE 100 TIMES BETTER THE GRAPHICS ARE EXCELLENT ALONG WITH THE FACT THESE SYSTEMS COME WITH A BIULT IN ETHERNET CARD, AND HARD DRIVE

Weakness: THE ONLY WEAKNESS THAT I THINK IS THAT YOU MUST BUY A DVD KIT FOR THE X-BOX IN ORDER TO WATCH DVD MOVIES BUT THAT IS OK

MY SUMMARY OF X-BOX IS THAT IF YOU GO WITH ANOTHER VIDIOGAME SYSTEM YOU MADE THE WRONG CHOICE LIKE I SAID X-BOX YOU CAN ALLSO DOWNLOAD A MUSIC CD ON TO THE HARD DRIVE YOU CAN,T DO THAT WITH THE OTHER SYSTEM

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5 Star Review   By member asdfghjkldhgdg - Mar 24, 2002   

Strengths: This has great Graphics and good audio, can play on a network or Online, has good games, and its worth the Money.

Weakness: Need DVD kit for DVD play pack, and not enough games at start, but there are alot more now.

I think that everyone should get a X-Box because u can hook up your x-box to a movie theater with Dolby Digital audio and 1080i graphics.

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1 Star Review   By member Gunde - Mar 23, 2002   

Strengths: None! Well it is perfect sized to throw out the window!

Weakness: Too many to be listed here! The games are too few and it is WAAAAAAAAAAY too expensive! Don't buy it PLZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!

Buy a Gamecube instead! This is much too expensive!!!!!!!!!!!!! And it has NO GOOD GAMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well BUY A GAMECUBE. XBOX SUCKZ Buy a Gamecube instead! This is much too expensive!!!!!!!!!!!!! And it has NO GOOD GAMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well BUY A GAMECUBE. XBOX SUCKZ

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5 Star Review   By member capncas - Feb 21, 2002   

Strengths: The system is awesome. XBOX looks and feels like a precision gaming device. And feels quite durable.

Weakness: To enable the DVD playback functions.

It is worth more than the $299 I paid for it. Much better machine than PS2. The sound quality (5.1) and graphic detail rivals all other game systems in existence. The Connectivity possibilities are virtually endless so future additions to XBOX are a reality.

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5 Star Review   By member BillBonka - Feb 21, 2002   

Strengths: It is the fastest and best all around system ever!

Weakness: Needs more games, but that is already happening

Well, the system is large, but it's not like I carry it around with me, so I don't mind that. The controller is fairly large, but it has a nice feel. The graphics are the best, I would recommend this system to anyone.

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