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About Xbox 360
Building on the success of the original Xbox, the Xbox 360 features the Xbox Live service that gives users the ability to compete against others online and download arcade games, demos, and more. It is an online graphical user interface-based application and also grants users access to third-party media streaming applications. The Xbox 360 hard drive was originally available in 20, 60, 120, 250, and 320 GB formats; the earlier models, limited by the smaller hard drives, have been replaced by the default 250 GB hard drive model. Hard drives can also be purchased separately for users who would like to upgrade the available storage space of their existing Xbox 360. A variety of accessories are available for use with the console, including the Xbox 360 Kinect device. Due to the popularity of the nearly controller-free aspect of the Nintendo Wii, Microsoft created its own completely controller-free gaming and entertainment device with the Kinect. It utilizes a camera to track the player’s movements, with voice commands supported when the user is in the Xbox Live menu. The console has many Xbox 360 games that are dedicated to the console, along with other popular titles available on other platforms, such as the PS3. But with a large game library and more content available for download, there is sure to be something in the Xbox 360 community for everyone in your family.