Xbox 360 Console Tips And Tricks

Playing games on Xbox 360 gaming console is sure an exciting experience, but not knowing how to use your gaming console properly can potentially trigger your worst nightmare. There are a number tips and tricks that users must apply to ensure you play safe while operating their consoles. So, what are those tips and tricks? Let us take a look:

1 – You are a game junky who can not think beyond spending countless hours with your Xbox gaming console. While this gadget pumps up your adrenalin, make sure it needs to be shut down at least every 6 hours to prevent your TV from getting a burnt image. Play safe and shut down your console using Xbox Dashboard.

2 – So, you like rock, eh? Good news for you! Well, now your Xbox 360 can also play music. But, do not expect it to play hard rock numbers as loudly as you would expect from an exclusive music system. If you play music in a game, the sound effects can be reduced to some extent. However, you can manually lower the sound through the Xbox media player once you hit the speaker icon on the guide. Talking about music, you should know that this awesome gaming console can also store music files by ripping music from a CD. You should be glad that it reads a wide range of discs including CD-R and CD-RW formatted discs.

3 – Many prefer playing their Xbox 360 wireless. If you are one of them, make sure you have your batteries charged to enjoy playing for extended period of time. After all, no serious gamer would love to see their controller die before their final boss. Also, if you want to stop worrying about constant battery consumption, investing on a Play & Charge kit is a wise idea.

4 – If playing your Xbox gaming console gives you a high, playing them with your friends offer your excitement a whole new definition. You would have to replace your HDD to take it to your friends` house, be careful while you replace the HDD on the top of your Xbox 360. Just click push the button at the front of the HD and then pull it gently. Similarly, to put it back in, slide in the back end first and then bring it down to its place until it makes a click sound. While doing all these, make sure you do not try too hard to press anything.

5 – It might so happen that your buddies might bother you while you are playing games on your Xbox 360 with a coupe of friends. If their frequent interruptions get on your nerve, get rid of them by changing status with Online Appearance at Personal Options button. Depending on what your mood is, you can choose from `Away’ or `Busy` or even go on the offline mode.

6 – If you are new to the online gaming world, you may have to face difficulty understanding the Xbox points systems. For example, if you want to change your gamertag, you may have to do so at the cost of some Microsoft Points. For your kind information, an MP or Microsoft Point is the currency used with the Xbox Live marketplace, where you can purchase Microsoft Points in 500, 1000, 2000 or 5000 denominations. Remember, you need to shell out 1 USD per 80 Microsoft Points. Hence, make sure you check out the prices and features of any game content.

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