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Xbox 360 FAQs

We cover any and all questions you might have about the Xbox 360.

Earn Gaming Rewards on Raptr.com
Raptr.com lets you earn beta invites and even XBLA games and more just by playing the games you'd normally be playing anyway. Sounds good, right? We have all of the details right here.

Microsoft's 5 Great Successes and 5 Epic Failures With The Xbox 360
We take a look at the Xbox 360's long life up to this point and reveal our picks for the 5 best and 5 worst things that Microsoft brought to the table this generation.

How To Earn Free Microsoft Points
Buying Microsoft Points cards can be expensive, but Microsoft actually has a couple of ways you can earn them for free. You won't get a lot, but a little of something is better than a lot of nothing. Our guide gives all the details here.

How To Not Get Banned From Xbox Live
Xbox Live's code of conduct is pretty clear - don't be a jerk to people and don't do illegal stuff - but people end up getting banned all the time anyway. It isn't hard to avoid a ban, people. Find out here.

Xbox Live Account Security Tips
Find out tips on how to make your Xbox Live account more secure right here. Don't wait for someone to hack you or otherwise get your information, protect yourself now.

Hulu Plus on Xbox 360 FAQ
Hulu Plus is finally available on Xbox 360. We have all of the details on what it is, how it works, and why you should get it right here.

Xbox 360 Games on Demand FAQ
A great feature of the Xbox 360 is that you can purchase full digital version Xbox 360 and original Xbox games on the Xbox Live Marketplace. The only problem is that the prices are usually higher - in some cases much higher - than you would pay for the same game on eBay or at GameStop. How do you know which Games on Demand are worth buying,...

Watch Hulu, YouTube, and More on Xbox 360 With PlayOn
Thanks to a computer program called PlayOn, you can watch Hulu, Netflix, YouTube, and much more on your Xbox 360. It is dead simple to use, functions amazingly well, and turns your Xbox 360 (or Wii or PS3) into an even better media hub than it already is. Find out all of the details in our full PlayOn overview.

Xbox 360 Breakdown and Repair FAQ - RRoD, E74
We all know at this point that the Xbox 360 isnt the most reliable game system ever (though, lets be honest here, the PS3 and Wii have also proven to break down more often than previous gen systems as well ), but all is not lost. Microsoft has a great warranty in place to fix your system if (when) it does break, and with a few helpful tips...

Xbox 360 Indie Games FAQ
You can find a lot of great unique and interesting titles in the Xbox Indie Games section on Xbox Live. We have everything you need to know right here.

Why Won't Original Xbox Games Work On My Xbox 360?
Every once in a while we get a panicked e-mail from a reader who just got an Xbox 360 that won't play original Xbox games. Until now, the solution to this problem hasn't really been clear, but we think we have it figured out. It all has to do with the 360 hard drive and who you buy it from. Find out more here.

1 vs. 100 Xbox Live FAQ
The hot ticket on Xbox Live right now is the debut of Xbox Live Primetime and the massively multiplayer game show, 1 vs. 100. We answer any questions you might have about the show right here.

Microsoft Points to Currency Converter
Microsoft Points used on the Xbox Live Marketplace don't convert to dollars 1-to-1, so it can be kind of confusing to figure out how much you are actually spending. This converter changes MS Points to several currencies from around the world.

Xbox 360 Video Marketplace FAQ
A great feature of the Xbox 360 is that you can download movies and TV shows to your hard drive. It is simple, fairly painless, and a great way to watch movies and TV shows. And many are even available in high-definition. Find out all of the details right here.

What Family Settings Does The Xbox 360 Offer?
When talking about kids and videogames, my philosophy is that it is usually better to play games with your younger kids rather than to just let them loose on their own. I can guarantee that it is going to be more fun for both of you if you can play together. As kids get older, though, you might not always be able to monitor what they are...

What is the Halo 3 Special Edition Xbox 360 System?
To celebrate the launch of Halo 3, Microsoft released a special edition Xbox 360 system. Find out what is different about it from the other Xbox 360 systems right here.

Is It Worth It To Upgrade To An HDTV?
An HDTV isn’t required to enjoy an Xbox 360 or PS3, but it does make a pretty big difference in the experience these systems offer and is a worthwhile purchase for a number of other reasons besides just gaming. Find out all about it right here.

What Is The Xbox 360 HD DVD Drive?
The next-gen DVD format wars are upon us and Microsoft has chosen to side with HD DVD against Sony's Blu-ray format. For $199.99 you can get an HD DVD drive add-on for your Xbox 360, but what all can it do? Find out right here.

How To Transfer Data To A New Xbox 360 Hard Drive
Whether you buy a new Xbox 360 system or just a bigger hard drive, you'll need to transfer your data from the old HDD to the new HDD. Our FAQ tells you exactly how it works.

What Is The Xbox 360 Elite System?
Microsoft has announced a new version of the Xbox 360 system. What does the Elite have that the Premium and Core don't? Find out right here.

Xbox 360 Wireless Networking Info
Learn about solutions for wireless networking on older model Xbox 360 systems.

Xbox 360 Backward Compatibility List
There are currently more than 200 Xbox games compatibile with the Xbox 360. This list shows every BC game available. Our receommended titles have been listed in bold.

How to Connect An Xbox 360 to Your TV
If you need help connecting your older model Xbox 360 to your HDTV, these step-by-step instructions will help you out.

How Can I Customize My Xbox 360?
Learn how to customize the look of your Xbox 360 console here.

Can I Watch DVDs on Xbox 360?
Just like the original Xbox, the 360 can play DVDs. Find out the details right here.

Where Can I Buy An Xbox 360?
The Xbox 360 has been pretty hard to find but this FAQ should point you in the right direction.

Can I Play Xbox Games on Xbox 360?
The Xbox 360 is backwards compatable with certain original Xbox games. Read on for details.

What is the Xbox 360 Premium System?
The Xbox 360 Premium system is $400 and includes a hard drive among other extra features. Find out the details here.

What is the Xbox 360 Core System?
Find out details of the Xbox 360 Core system right here.

What is a Gamerscore?
Achievements and the associated points that make up your gamerscore are some of the coolest things that make the Xbox 360 special. Click here for all of the details.

What Are Achievements?
Achievements are special awards you get for meeting certain conditions in the Xbxo 360 games you play. Find out all about them right here.

What is a Gamer Profile?
Your gamer profile is your personlized ID on Xbox Live. Find out all about it right here.

What Are Microsoft Points?
Microsoft Points are the currency of the Xbox Live Marketplace. Find out all of the details right here.

What is the Xbox Live Marketplace?
One of the best new features of the Xbox 360 is the Xbox Live Marketplace. Find out all of the details right here.

What is the Xbox Live Arcade?
The Xbox Live Arcade is a special feature of the Xbox 360 that allows you to download games to your Xbox 360. Find out all of the details here.

What is Xbox Live Silver?
If you don't want to pay for Xbox Live you aren't completely missing out. The free Xbox Live Silver service still has a lot to offer. Find out all about it right here.

What Is Xbox Live Gold?
There are two versions of Xbox Live on the Xbox 360. This FAQ has details on the Gold level of service.

What Is Xbox Live?
Xbox Live is Microsoft's online service for the Xbox and Xbox 360. Find out what it is and what it does right here.

What Are The Specs Of The Xbox 360?
Just how powerful is the Xbox 360? Take a look at the official specs to find out.

What Is The Xbox 360?
See our What is the Xbox 360? FAQ for a quick overview of what the Xbox 360 offers.

Xbox 360 Slim System FAQ
Microsoft surprised everyone at its E3 2010 media briefing by announcing that not only was a redesigned Xbox 360 system in the works, but it would be available in stores that same week. We finally got our hands on one, and have all the details on the Xbox 360 Slim right here.

Xbox 360 Slim System Review and Buyer's Guide
We already covered the nitty gritty details of the new Xbox 360 Slim in our FAQ. In this article we answer the last, and toughest, question - Should you buy one?

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