Table of contents for The Xbox 360 pocket guide : all the secrets of the Xbox 360, pocket sized / Bart G. Farkas.


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introduction   ..  ...... ........ .  .. ....   .          x
Chapter 1: The Xbox 360        .....          .            1
A Brief History of the Xbox ...................................2
The Guts and the Glory: What's Inside the Xbox 360o ......... 5
Xbox 36o Arcade........................... .............7
Xbox360................................... 8
Xbox  36o  Elite  .............................. ...........  8
What Makes the 36o So Great?................... ........... 9
The gam  es................................. ........... 1o
The interface............................... ............11
Online play ................................ ............14
Chapter 2: The 36o: Out of the Box               .        17
Inside the Box................................... 18
The Xbox 36o Arcade console............................ 18
The  Xbox  360  consol  ...................... .. .......... 20
Halo 3 and Simpsons Movie special edition Xbox 360s ..21
The Xbox 36o Elite console .............................22
Setting Up Your Xbox.......................... ............23
A quick look at the Xbox ............................... 24
Making the connections ................................ 26
Video/display connections....................... 30
Internet connection ........................ ........... 35
W ireless Internet connection............. ............37
Connecting a wireless controller ....................37
Headset connection...................  ............ 40
Chapter 3: Gaming with the Xbox ...... 41
The Top Five Games ..............            .............. 43
Halo  3 .................................... 44
Halo accessories...........................         . 45
BioShock ..........................   .................... 48
MaddenNFL o8......................................... 49
Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion............................... 50o
Forza Motorsport 2.................................... 51
Gaming Outside the Box ..........................           52
Guitar Hero 2 ........................................... 53
Dance Dance Revolution Universe.................... 55
Other Great Games.......................         ........   57
The Orange Box...................................... 57
Gears of W ar ..................... ....................  58
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter ....... 58
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords................ 59
Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation....................... 59
Flatout: Ultimate Carnage........................... 6o
NHL o8 ................................. ...............60
NBA Street Homecourt .....................   ............. 6
Battlestations: M idway.................... ..............61
NBA Live o8 ............................... .............. 62
Tony Hawk's Proving Ground ............    ............. 62
A noncomprehensive list............................... 63
Sports................................ .............. 63
Action/arcade ........................ ..............64
Shooters ................................ ............. 64
Role-playing games (RPG) ............. ............. 65
Racing games ..............        ............... 65
Simulations ........................... ..............66
Strategy games ....................................66
Chapter 4: Xbox Live ....                                   67
What Exactly Is Xbox Live? ..................... ............ 69
Xbox Live pricing................         ............. 70
Silver membership ...................... ............ 70
Gold  membership ........................ ............. 71
Xbox Live Marketplace......................  ............71
Live Gaming with Xbox Live ................................ 72
Voice communication via a headset ..................74
Connecting the headset............      ........... 74
Communication with Xbox Live .............................75
Sending messages...................         .........   76
Meeting players ...................................... 77
Chatting or sending IMs.......................... 77
Xbox Live Terms and Lingo......      .......... ............ 78
Xbox Live Marketplace ...............       ............79
Windows Live Messenger on the Xbox 360 ............. 79
Gamertag .......................      ...................... 79
Gam  erscore  .....................   ...................... 79
Gamercard..................  ... ........................ So
TrueSkill................................. ............. So
Xbox Live Vision....................................... 8o
Xbox Live Arcade ......................... ............. 81
Setting up an Xbox Live Account ............................ 81
Chapter 5: Backward Compatibility
(Xbox Games)                       .....                   87
Xbox Game Compatibility ..............        ........... 88
Updates................................... ............ o90
Automatic updates ...........        .   ............. 91
Updatingfrom a CD or DVD .......................... 91
Practical problems..................................... 94
So which games work? ....................   ............94
The "wait and see" approach .......................... 95
Chapter 6: Shopping with the Xbox 360             ..     . 97
Marketplace Home...........................   ............g 98
Gam  es .................................... ............99
Media and Entertainment ......................1...o02
GameDemos............................     ............10o5
Game Videos.............................  ............ o6
Themes and Gamrner Pictures ............... ............ 107
Featured Downloads ................................... o107
Microsoft Points........................................... iog
Adding Microsoft Points...............      ............ 110o
Chapter 7: Xbox Accessories. .... ...........             113
Microsoft Accessories...................................... 114
Wireless controller................................... 114
Custom wireless controllers ......................... 115
Wireless racing wheel ...................... ............ 16
Wireless headset...............           ............. 116
Halo 3 wireless headset .................. ...........117
Wireless networking adapter .........................117
Xbox 360 headset.........................  ............ 118
Faceplates................................. ............ 19
Memory unit (64 MB) ...................... ............. 19
Memory unit (512 MB) ..................... ............119
Hard drive (20 GB)........................ ............120
Hard drive (12o GB).............    ................ 120
HDDVDplayer............................   ............. 121
Universal remote........................  .............121
Component AV cable ............        .............122
Quick Charge Kit......................... .............. 122
M essenger Kit  ........................... ............... 122
Xbox Live Vision (camera).......................... 123
Third-Party Accessories ...........  ..    ................ 123
Mad Catz NFL controllers .............................. 124
Charge Station ........................... ............ 124
Air Cooler ................................. .............125
Ear Force X3 wireless headphones ...................... 125
Xbox 360 Harmony remote............................126
MC2 racing wheel.............     ................ 126
Xbox 360 Garners Screen..................  ............127
Guitar Hero wireless controller ........................ 128
Chapter 8:The 36o As a Media Center .......... lag29
The Xbox As a DVD Player .................... ............ 130
HD  DVD  ................................ ............... 132
The 360 As a Picture Viewer.............................. 134
Com puter................................. .............. 135
Digital Camera............................ ............. 137
Current Disc.............................. ............ 138
Portable Device......................................139
The 360 As an Audio Player..................  ............14o
The Xbox 360 As a Video Player........................... 143
Console (hard-drive) videos............................ 143
Windows Media Center .............          .......... 145
Appendix A: Microsoft's Official List of
Backward-Compatible Xbox Games .............. 147
Appendix B: Xbox Resources .............             .   157
In d e x   ....... .. . .. ...........     . .......   .  159



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Video games Equipment and supplies, Xbox 360 (Video game console)