Will the Xbox 360 Have An
by: Jay Turner
The Xbox 360 is promising to be a
phenomenal console. But despite all the bells
and whistles and an improved game selection,
it may still have an achilles heel that keeps
it from grabbing new buyers from Playstation.
Not only will the slick xbox 360 design
build on the grean and black of the original,
you will be able to snap on customizable face
plates for your own look. In answer to the
dismay over the apparent lack of an included
hard drive, it was recently announced at
that attachable hard drives will be available.
No harm done.
The Xbox 360 will include a much hyped
"Ring of Light" and Xbox Guide Button on the
xbox controller. This button will " connect
you to your games, digital media, and the
world of Xbox Live™ ", but I still see the
controller as having a potential deal-killer.
It's about control.
The Xbox 360 controller appears to still
hae the same button configuration at the
previous incarnations. That setup, tho
adequate for many games, doesn't work well
with one of the best selling game franchises
of all time, the madden football series. Altho
the xbox controller's trigger works extremely
well for 1st person shooter games, it lacks 2
additional buttons in the trigger areas, which
means fewer control options.
For instance, Madden football games on the
playstation consoles use the 2nd button for
additional audibles, and quick decision
options during any play. The Xbox 360
controller, lacking those two buttons, means
any Madden player will be limited.
Let's cross our fingers and pray to the
powers that be that the xbox 360 controller is
as versatile as the Sony counterpart.
|About The Author
Jay Turner is certifiable nut case who is obsessed with computer games
and console systems. He runs a blog
dedicated to the as-of-yet unreleased Xbox