2. The 360: Out of the Box

Depending on the version of the Xbox 360 you purchase, the accessories that come with your machine vary considerably. This chapter takes a look at what comes with each particular Xbox 360 configuration, how you set up your 360, and how you navigate the Xbox 360 Dashboard. Fortunately, the Xbox 360s are mostly plug-and-play propositions, so you shouldn’t be too challenged when setting up your system for the first time.

Inside the Box

Before we look at the 360’s interface, let’s see just what one receives when one purchases each of the three Xbox console configurations. The variations aren’t significant on the surface, but the differences can affect what features are available to you for various games and activities. ...

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