Video Game Console Comparison For Christmas

Like every Christmas, this year a new video game console is on the top of many kids wish lists. The question for parents is which console is right for my kids, do you know the answer? I’ll break down some of the major features of each console, the advantages and disadvantages and in the end hopefully give you some of the information you need to make an informed decision.

The Wii has been this years media darling console and with good reason. The Wii has introduced gaming to a whole group of people who wouldn’t look twice a at a video game console before.

I have yet to meet a person who didn’t enjoy playing games on the Nintendo Wii. Sure I’ve met some who say things like “I was expecting better graphics”, but each and every person who has tried our Nintendo Wii has enjoyed the experience. Everyone from my Mother, to my daughter have enjoyed games like bowling, baseball and boxing on the Wii. Even just watching the amusing little Mii’s walk around on screen can be fun.

Pick up the Wii controller and try games like bowling, baseball and see what a difference a motion sensitive controller can make to a game. When bowling, use the motion you would when you bowl, same for golf, baseball and a number of other games. When driving, turn the controller sideways and use it like a steering wheel. It really is quite revolutionary and gives the Wii it’s own flavor.

If you have a teenage boy who likes online gaming, then chances are pretty good he’ll be wanting an Xbox 360. The Halo series is one of the most successful of all time and it’s only available on the Xbox360.

I’ve been very happy with the system, the graphics on our 42″ plasma HDTV are outstanding and it came with a free month of Xbox Live Gold, which I just extended another 13 months for $59. Xbox Live and Halo 3 may be the Xbox 360’s distinguishing features, Xbox Live allows you to download demo’s of games, video clips and of course play multi player games online. There are many other great games for the Xbox like Gears of War and BioShock, in fact as of this Christmas the Xbox 360 probably has the best library of great games of all three systems, with the Wii in second and the PlayStation 3 third.

The Sony PlayStation 3 is the most expensive of the three systems, it was also the last one to hit store shelves. The PlayStation 3 features include the best graphics subsystem of any of the consoles and of course the Blu-Ray DVD player which is built in. If you have a high def TV and want a Blu-Ray player, then the Sony PlayStation 3 is the right choice for you.

The PlayStation 3 was delayed many times and because of that it has the least number of games for it of all three systems, but if the new price reductions of the system are any indication (you can get a 40GB version for $399) then the PlayStation 3 will make up lost ground quickly in 2008. I don’t personally have a PlayStation 3, so can’t really comment on first hand knowledge of the system, but I know that Sony will not give up it’s position as market leading in the video game console wars without a fight.

So, will it be the funky remote, the most games, or the Blu-Ray player and the promise of future dominance? Your decision is not an easy one, but I believe that there are no loosers in this race. All three systems will have an excellent library of games, amazing graphics and sound and none of them are going anywhere for a few years. Choose the fun and cute Wii with it’s revolutionary controller, the sure footed and proven Xbox 360 with it’s library of exciting games (mostly aimed at teens and young men) or the ultra powerful PlayStation 3 with it’s Blu-Ray player.

All three systems have some level of backward compatibility with games from their previous versions (Gamecube for Wii, Xbox for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 2 for PlayStation 3), but don’t buy a new system because it plays your old games, there is no better platform for the games you own now than the system which was meant to play them. Buy your new system to play the new games, the ones which aren’t available on the old systems.

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For Want of Good Customer Service

I have had a lot of game consoles in my day. I remember the Atari system with its joystick with the red button in the corner. Sometimes if you were curious enough, you would take apart that controller and look at how the contacts worked and thought that it was the coolest thing ever. From that time, I have had Nintendos, the Dreamcast, an Xbox, an Xbox360, and both the PlayStation 2 and the PlayStation 3. We have come a long way from the Atari, and technology has become more and more sophisticated, but what hasn’t needed a whole lot of change is good old customer service. The playing field has changed; where the “customer was always right”, and people stood behind their products has changed to maximizing profit margins and having an acceptable amount of failure in a product launch. I hope that in some way, this article will echo the frustration of other Xbox 360 owners who have also encountered the maze of phone prompts, the inept customer service person, the even more inept customer service supervisor and finally the guy who calls you after you send an email to the corporate officers at Microsoft. Here is my story:

Two years ago I was amazed by the Xbox 360. It was the first “next gen” console and I knew that I just would have to have one. It was hard to find, because it was the first year that it was released, but if you looked hard enough, and were willing to pay enough, you could get one. After almost $600, the box arrived on my doorstep. It took me all of about 3 seconds to get it out of the packaging and up on the entertainment system to fire it up. I had a great time with the console….for a while. Rumors began to swirl about how the new Xbox 360s had a tendency to overheat. Then there was talk about how people started getting flashing red lights around the power button. Microsoft had stated that this was an isolated issue, so I wasn’t concerned. Then the freezing began, shortly followed by the red…ring…of…death. I did some research on the Internet and found out that I was not alone in this situation, but I realized that Microsoft was aware of the issue and handling the situations pretty well. I have had a lot of experience with Microsoft products, so I figured everything was well. I called customer support about the situation and sure enough, they were going to fix it. I did have to pay for the shipping, but they would fix it and send it back within 14 days.

I received my “repaired” Xbox 360 console in the mail about 14 days give or take and was happy to see that everything appeared to work ok. I was excited that I would be able to play some of the new games that were coming out like Halo 3 and Bioshock. But as the year progressed, it seemed that the console was freezing again, and it would come up with ridiculous errors like, “Please enter this CD into an Xbox 360.” I thought I had an Xbox 360. I, of course, went to the internet to find some information, and sure enough, Microsoft had their help section which leaned more towards the error being a problem with the disc than the console. Besides, the problem wasn’t consistent. Little by little though, games wouldn’t load, or would begin to load and then come up with “cannot read” errors and DVDs would freeze. And then the unit would fail to read anything at all. It looked like another call to Microsoft customer support was in order. I called and spoke to the customer service rep who told me that unfortunately they would not be able to repair the console under their warranty, but would be happy to take care of the issue for a mere $100. I thought to myself that I must have heard the representative on the line incorrectly. They wanted to charge me $100 to fix a unit that they had fixed before, within a year of getting it back. The lady kindly stated that they were happy to fix the red light issue, but could only warranty their work for an additional 90 days. After some conversation, with that representative and a supervisor later, I got a clear message that Microsoft was not going to back up their system. After having the conversation with Microsoft, I did some research on the net about the “cannot read error.” In fact it seemed that this issue was just as prevalent as the red ring of death. But having had enough of Microsoft, I decided to give up the fight, and trade in the broken system at a severe discount for a PlayStation 3. One would think that this would be the end of the story, and it would have been until I received a phone call on June 3rd, 2008.

I received a message on my voice mail from Microsoft customer support on June 3rd, asking for an updated address so they could send me a repair box to get my Xbox 360 fixed. I could not help but laugh. Surely I had heard the message incorrectly, but in playing it back again, I had heard correctly. Eight months after my call to customer support, Microsoft was now contacting me to get the console fixed. Being a naturally curious person, I decided to call Microsoft back and inquire into the phone call. Again, I was routed through the maze of customer service options and began speaking with yet another customer service representative. I was getting quick at playing the game and after explaining the situation to her simply asked for the supervisor. I told her that I appreciated her help, but she wasn’t going to be able to handle my situation. Then I spoke to the supervisor. I explained to him everything that I had outlined so far in this article and after I was finished, he told me that he was very sorry about the situation and that IF I STILL HAD MY CONSOLE, HE WOULD BE HAPPY TO TAKE CARE OF ME. It occurred to me how convenient it was for him to say that to me. In fact, I probably wouldn’t have been so bothered by the phone call, if he hadn’t said that. He could have said, “I’m sorry, the person accidentally called you, it was another customer we meant to contact,” or something along that line. Instead, the supervisor made clear the fact that although it was impossible for them to repair the console for free eight months ago, they were more than willing to do it now…after he knows I don’t have the console any longer.

So I told him that I had a pretty clear understanding about how Microsoft does business, and decided to explain the situation to the executives of Microsoft. I found the email addresses of several MS execs on the internet, and decided to email them all. I explained all of the hurdles and hoops I had gone through so far. I told them how disappointed I was in their customer service. I told them that I wouldn’t have gotten rid of the 360 if I had just been taken care of initially. And I told them that I would write an article to all of the gamer sites if I didn’t receive an acceptable resolution to the issue. Sure enough, I received a phone call from another Microsoft customer service representative. He had researched all of my previous tickets and said that he was sorry that they could not help me. They would have been happy to repair the console if I still had it, but since I don’t, there was nothing that they could do. This was essentially what I expected from them, and my perception of their customer service standards did not change. The sad thing is: all of this could have been resolved by simply providing good customer service to begin with. Now, he and I did get in an argument about one thing which I am hoping will help a lot of people who read this. There is an act called the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. This is essentially a “lemon law” for consumer goods. I think that if you read the act, you will find that it holds the manufacturer of a product responsible for a new replacement or full refund if they are unable to repair the product after several attempts. After reading a lot of the posts on various forums, I think that it should be used and advertised.

Like I said, I am the happy owner of a Playstation 3. Would I turn down a Xbox 360 if Microsoft offered it. Are you kidding me? I would take it in a heartbeat, because I still like the games. My hope is that this covers the frustration many owners are feeling, and I have provided a resour
ce to help.

David Bolton
Ex-Xbox 360 Owner and Proud Nintendo Wii and Playstation 3 Owner

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Treat the Gamer Inside You With 2100 Points

The new world of gaming has reached a new level with Xbox. This machine unleashes the demon out of you and you are hooked to this. The fact is, there is a big and ever growing community of gamers around the globe who are making the business finding new avenues. 2100 MS points are one of the avenues that gamers need to go regularly to keep their interests and passion going.

Xbox LIVE Marketplace is a digital download centre that is freely accessible to anyone with a high speed broadband. There you will find a huge collection of games available for free. Other entertainment content such as movie trailers and music videos are also available for free. To access the premium segment and download game content, you need to have Xbox 2100 MS points. The system of points is a recent development in games content.

Under this new stored-value system, you will have to collect or purchase a number of points, 2100 MS points in this case, and then redeem those points for online content. You can take it as virtual money to buy your games. Depending upon the number of points, you will be able to download content ranging from gamer pictures and themes to full game download.

An average Xbox Live Arcade game will cost you around 800 points, but with those points you may not be able to get the games that you want to play desperately. Getting Xbox Live 2100 MS points will enable you to download retro classics, quirky independent titles and even breakout hits on your Xbox 360. Go to Xbox Live marketplace and expand your existing games by downloading the brand new ones.

There are many websites that offer you 2100 Ms Points. The process is easy and transparent, yet you should go for a trusted resource. When you decide on your purchase and place an order, the automated system will instantly email your points code that you can redeem on your Xbox 360 console. In no time, you’ll be downloading

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Xbox 360 Red Ring of Death Fix – Does the Fix Actually Work to Get Your Console Working Again?

One of the most common problems which occur in Xbox 360 consoles is the red ring of death or otherwise known as red ring of death. Because there are so many videos posted on how you can fix this problem, you may even wonder if they actually work. To be honest, most of these fixes don’t work.

There are several reasons why. These fixes have been created by gamers. Maybe there are some who have really have the best intentions, but for sure, they definitely are not the experts. Luckily, there is one fix which actually works. But before that, there are some things which you will need to avoid.

These are the fixes which will tell you to freeze your console, penny tricks, towel tricks, and even submerging the Xbox 360 in vinegar which has been diluted! Obviously, they do not work and can sometimes cause more permanent damage. Since most issues have been caused by overheating, the above mentioned tricks are will not work.

If you really want to fix your console, you will have to go directly to the problem source. In addition, if your warranty is over, you should not send your Xbox 360 to Microsoft so they can repair it. They will only charge you almost $140 for repairing it as well as an additional $50 charge for shipment. You will also have to endure 2 whole months without your console since this is the normal waiting period.

There are several other ways you can get this fixed. You can either fix it yourself or call someone to fix it. If you decide to fix it yourself this is what you need to do.

The main cause of this issue is overheating. This is usually caused by the X-clamps that are mounted on the bottom of the main board flexing and allowing the heatsink on the graphics processor to move, allowing it to overheat.

You need to remove these clamps and refix them. To do this you will need to remove the glue and paste then undo them. A lot of people have found problems removing this glue and one of the best ways to do this is with “glue be gone”. Once you have done this you will need to refix the clamps, you may need to put washers between the clamps and the board and once this is done the console should work.

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Can You Repair the Red Ring of Death Yourself?

The Xbox 360 has a major design flaw. If a unit is allowed to overheat, this will cause the motherboard to flex and warp. This, in turn, will cause other components to come loose. This issue is referred to as the Three Red Lights error or the Red Ring of Death. It will cause the unit to malfunction and not be able to play.

When this happens, you have two choices: you can send the unit off to Microsoft and have them repair it or you can repair the Red Ring of Death yourself. In order to make the right choice, you need to take several things into consideration.

Sending your unit off to Microsoft will take a great deal of time. It is normal to wait anywhere from 8 to 10 weeks for your Xbox 360 to return from Microsoft after you send it to be repaired. This is, of course, assuming that it can be repaired by Microsoft. It is not unheard of for someone to send their unit off to Microsoft and find out a month or so later that Microsoft cannot repair the unit at all. If this is the case, then you will have waited a month or two and you still do not have your Xbox 360 back.

Another consideration is financial. If your unit is not under warranty, then you will need to either pay for the repairs yourself (plus shipping and handling) or you’ll have to pay for a replacement. Keep in mind that even if you are paying for the repairs, it could take Microsoft up to 10 weeks to return your unit to you. If you choose to have Microsoft repair your unit, it can actually cost you more money than buying a new Xbox 360.

There is a solution that will save you both time and money. You can choose to repair your Xbox 360 by yourself. There is a repair guide that will show you step-by-step how to repair the red ring of death. There are several reasons why you could choose to repair your Xbox 360 on your own.

  • Time – when you purchase your repair guide for the Xbox 360, you will have instant access to the guide. This means that you do not have to wait for weeks until you can start playing games again. You can use your guide and be gaming by this time tomorrow.
  • Money – you can receive a copy of the repair guide for a fraction of the cost of a new unit. To be honest, the guide probably costs less than just the shipping cost of the unit to and from Microsoft.
  • Security – when you repair your Xbox 360 yourself, you do not have to worry about your console being lost or damaged during the shipping process to or from Microsoft. It will always be in your sight.

By using a repair guide to fix your Xbox 360 and repair the Red Ring of Death yourself, you will save both time and money.

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Smack Down Vs Raw 2009 – The Xbox 360’s Losing Battle

The SMR series has been running for well over 8 years now and it’s been rehashed so much that it’s starting to get monotonous and I do mean very monotonous while the graphics keep getting revamped. All the modes as well as the game play is still pretty much similar to all the other wrestling games out there today.

With the SMR series crossing over all the consoles such as the Nintendo WII as well as the PS3 there is a general consensus among all gamers that the series has pretty much died out from all the spin offs and other games out there today you cant really put a wrestling game in the market and expect it to do much business.

While most of the rooster keeps getting updated and the manger mood as well the game itself has been revamped and rehashed so many times that its just down right sickening now.

With the likes of Tekken 6 and Soul Caliber entering the Fray of Xbox 360 Fighting games its highly doubtful that games like the Smack Down Vs Raw series are going to do be doing much business for the companies that produce them in the first place, the other thing you need to keep in mind is that beat-em-ups are not much in demand these days, with the advent of such game series as the Halo series as well as the Final Fantasy CC versions of the game coming out the SMR series is slowly dying out.

While some of the mechanics of the game look a little polished most of the game is the same old beat-em-up mix where you grab the other guy throw him out of the ring and beat the living daylights out of him till you can get the three count. The story line is the same the customization options however have been updated a lot and you get to design your own Pyro’s as well as the entrance.At the end of the day it’s about time Yukes and Jacks Pacific hang up their hats on the SMR series.

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What Exactly Are Kinect Games Along With Most Anticipated Game Titles

Below you’ll learn just about all regarding the fresh Microsoft upcoming movement monitoring device for Xbox 360 gaming console named Kinect and even precisely what are Kinect games. Being honest I’m a big enthusiast in relation to video games and gaming console, the Xbox 360 is actually my personally favourite gaming system. With the last E3 meeting Microsoft showed a fresh add-on which will bring out an groundbreaking video gaming best experience towards almost all Xbox 360 system fanatics. Previously named and gossiped as the Project Natal and after this the finalized name of Kinect.

This brand new system is similar to the famous Nintendo Wii system. Kinect is a movements tracking camera that gets located close to ones TV and the main activity on this system is usually to track all of your body moves to help you engage in game titles with out necessity of remote or any remote control. That is a cutting-edge equipment for Xbox 360, until now just Nintendo Wii came up with related system.

Coming out this 2010 summer season Kinect will provide some sort of controlled less video gaming experience to all Xbox game enthusiasts. The nice news is that we will see brand-new kind of Video games developing seriously shortly, predicted close to Nov 2010 that happens to be developed particularly for the Kinect gadget, so you could be the controller on this occasion and you should play that games with all your legs, arms, head, and also other body parts, consequently get completely ready for the particular Kinect Games!

Currently that you just know what is actually Kinect and exactly what Kinect video games, it’s the time I get you familiar with one of the most expected games for that new motions monitoring device intended for Xbox 360 console, below are a few of the best Kinect video games built specifically for Xbox system.

The very first and one of the awaited Xbox 360 game is Kinect Sports. This particular game will give Xbox owners a lot of sports to enjoy right now it reminds me of Wii Sports. Players will enjoy similar type of game play expertise via distinct sports games including; boxing, tennis, volleyball as well as many other different sports activities.

For those lovers connected with voyage there exists yet another Kinect video game name coming out this particular Nov 2010, named Kinect Adventures! That is a game for Xbox console that will 100% lift you up from your couch because you will have to jump, evade along with conduct other movements to be able to play the video game within single mode and even multi player function. That game is very fascinating for moms and also fathers to try out with young children or maybe buddies together with buddies, plenty of fun guaranteed!

Another remarkable video gaming title intended for Kinect is definitely Kinect Joy Ride. It is a racing style of video game for Xbox 360 system which’ll deliver an new technique for actively playing racing video game to Xbox system. You will employ only your hands to control the cart or maybe accomplish air tricks in huge air jumps. Lots of distinct unique worlds in order to contest along with other attributes publishing when finishing various championships.

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How Not to Fix Your Xbox 360 – 3 Red Lights Fix Inside

When an Xbox 360 console breaks down I am sure their owner does so also, simply because they think they need to spend huge amounts of cash or wait several weeks to get their console fixed. This sadly is the case as well if you seek the help from Microsoft or another computer engineer, however this does not have to be the only solution.

I have seen many wacky and wild inventions or remedies online claiming to be able to fix broken Xbox 360 consoles, from reading them it is apart that they will not work and could also cause you, your family and home serious damage. One of the weirdest so called remedies available online right now is to simply wrap your console up in a blanket or towel, and by some magic this supposedly fixes your console.

However I have tried this method just to see what happens. It does not help one bit. This method is very dangerous because it involves making your video game console overheat even more which could result in a fire and possibly injure you or your family. So if you are not an idiot and do not want to kill everyone around you I would recommend a proven method which will allow you to fix your console within an hour.

The best method you could use is to fix the console by yourself, the reason for this is that it is much quicker, it takes less money and it is very safe and easy to do when you have the right tools. If you want to save money and save the console then fix it yourself. This may sound hard but there are many guides available to help you.

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Fix the Overheating Problem

This problem is certainly the main cause of so many Xbox 360 problems. It is as a result of you not being able to get your hands off it (over playing), inadequate ventilation of the Xbox 360 console or excessive dust in the console. To prevent this keep in properly ventilated areas, dust regularly, avoid excessive playing of the games.

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1) Many times this is the most common way of fixing your Xbox 360. By having Microsoft themselves fix it. If your console is still under warranty this is FREE and it would be a good idea to take advantage of this service that is if you don’t mind waiting about four to six weeks to get your console back. If your warranty has expired you would have to pay a large sum to Microsoft to fix the problem and you would have to wait also as long before they get the job done and return your console to you. But if your heart longs for a better option which is also as proficient if not more, then take the next option without thinking.

2) Another common way is fixing the console yourself. This may seem discouraging at first, but many online guides have been created that help you deal with the problem very well without losing so much both in time and in money. The repair guides contain step by step information that guides you through the fixing process. By the time you are done you will be gaming again.

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What to Do When You See the Red Ring Of Death

Does this sound familiar? You’re enjoying a game of black ops and just as your about to earn the achievement for most headshots with a pistol your console dies. The only sign of life is a red glow coming from the front of your console, what bad luck you have the red ring of death. This is what you should do next.

1. Don’t panic. There is no need to go rushing out to buy a new console. The red light of death can be fixed at home. A lot of times it is something straightforward that is causing the rrod. Read through the next steps calmly and they should help you solve fix your red ring of death.

2. Turn the Xbox off at the main power supply. Leave it for a few minutes before turning back on. Sometimes a power surge can knock your console offline and this simple trick will reset the system. You may want to consider investing in a surge protector to help avoid this problem in the future.

3. Take a moment and check all the cables going into your console. Are they securely in place? Are they damaged or worn? When the Xbox cannot detect the a/v cable you can see the red ring of death. If needed you should replace the cable or borrow a friends until you can get a new one.

4. Check your Xbox for signs of overheating. This reason alone causes the red lights on your Xbox to be displayed thousands of times each year. If your console is prone to overheating it may be that where your Xbox is positioned there is not enough air getting to it. It could also be a good idea to purchase an extra fan for it. This will significantly reduce the risk of the red ring of death.

5. Check your warranty if it is still valid then Microsoft will repair your Xbox free of charge. However if it has expired then you could end up paying around $150 for them to do it. Either way you will be without your games console for approximately six weeks.

6. The last thing you may want to try is to fix the console yourself. This is easier than you may think as long as you use an Xbox 360 repair guide. Using such a manual will make the repair process so simple as they use videos along with step by step instructions. Following a guide on how to fix an Xbox will have you back gaming in no time at all.

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