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There are currently more than 400 Xbox games compatibile with the Xbox 360. This list shows every BC game available. Our receommended titles have been listed in bold.
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The Kinect had a great Holiday 2010 launch and a solid first year on the market, but what games stand out as the best heading into Holiday 2011? We have our picks right here.
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.
Finding games for kids that have the right balance of difficulty and fun factor can be a challenge. It is also important to find games that you can play with your kids either in co-op, light hearted competition, or by taking turns and passing the controller back and forth. We have put together our list of recommended kids games on the Xbox 360. We tried to avoid most licensed games because they are generally terrible, and wanted to focus just on good games for the whole family.
Just like the first Xbox, the Xbox 360 has a great lineup of racing games and a controller perfectly crafted for the genre. We list our picks for the Top 10 Xbox 360 Racing Games right here.
Microsoft has revealed the prices and packages that will be available for Xbox Live on the Xbox 360. Find out all of the details right here.
One of the arguments the competition makes against the Xbox 360 is that their online services are free while Xbox Live Gold costs $50. Beyond the “Well, it costs money because it is better” counter-argument, you can also rub their face in the fact that you didn’t actually pay $50 for a year of Live. How, you ask? Find out all of the details on how to get Xbox Live for less right here.
A picture of the component / composite hybrid cable for Xbox 360. This is for the older model Xbox 360, and more than likely if you have a newer model system you'll just use HDMI.
Getting motion sickness while playing video games affects a lot of people, yet it seems almost like a taboo to talk about among gamers because you might not be seen as “hardcore” since you can’t play certain things. I’m here to change that. Gears of War makes me want to puke, and I want everyone to know! In this article, I share some of my personal experiences with what games make me sick, what game mechanics cause the problem, and what you can do if you also suffer from motion sickness.
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.
Addicted to achievements and improving your gamerscore? We have tips and tricks as well as some of the best games - and some to avoid - that will help your score.
The Xbox 360 is backwards compatible with certain original Xbox games. The BC software hasn't been updated for a while, however, there are more than 400 games on the list you can play. Find out how right here.
Hot off the presses directly from Microsoft, these are the official specs for the Xbox 360.
Deciding between an Xbox 360, PS3, or Nintendo Wii is a tough decision. We try to help you out with five reasons why Xbox 360 is great for the whole family.
Sports games give us the opportunity to do things we can't normally do or to take control of our favorite athletes to do things that might not happen in real life. Am I going to drive in the winning run for the Mariners in game 7 of the World Series? No. Are the Vikings going to win the Super Bowl anytime soon? Who knows. But sports games give us the opportunity to make these things come true. We list the best game for each sport right here in our list of the 10 Best Xbox 360 Sports Games.
Strategy games aren't a genre normally associated with consoles, but the Xbox 360 has had a number of great strategy games represented a few different styles. Real-time, turn-based, card based, and more are all present on the Xbox 360. Here are our picks for the Top 10 Xbox 360 Strategy Games.
When you are going to spend your hard earned cash on a new game console, it is usually a good idea to do your homework first so you know exactly what you are getting yourself into. We have a full buyer's guide for the Xbox 360 that should tell you everything you need to know.
The Xbox 360 is capable of playing original Xbox games, but depending on the hard drive you have, it might not always work. We've investigated the issue and figured out the problem. See the details here.
Horror games give us the best scares from horror movies along with the feeling that we are (or at least think we are) in control of the situation. There are a lot of great horror games on the Xbox and these are our picks for the ten best.
There are a lot of great games out there that get overlooked for one reason or another. Whether it is because they are hard to find, got bad reviews, or just came out at a bad time of year, there are a lot of hidden gems out there that deserve to be played. Here is our list, in no particular order, of the ten best Xbox 360 games you probably haven't played.
The Xbox 360 has a solid mix of Western and Japanese-style RPGs (though it is definitely lighter on the JRPGs than the Wii or PS3) that will keep most fans satisfied. Our picks for the best RPGs on Xbox 360 are right here.
The showcase genre on the Xbox 360 is definitely the shooter genre. Whether third-person or first-person, shooters dominate the Xbox Live charts as well as the sales charts for months at a time. It isn't exactly a family friendly genre, however, as 9 of our picks are
There are two versions of Xbox Live on the Xbox 360. This FAQ has details on the Gold level of service.
Activision has officially announced the full track list for Guitar Hero: World Tour. The game is scheduled to be on store shelves on October 26th. It is also noteworthy that this isn’t just a normal Guitar Hero game like we are used to. It will also include drums and vocals as well as a music studio to create your own songs. The instruments from Rock Band 2 will also be fully compatible as well. Rock on! Check out the full song list right here.
Here are our picks for the top ten Xbox games for kids.
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Xbox Live is Microsoft's online service for the Xbox and Xbox 360. Find out what it is and what it does right here.
The Xbox 360 is nearly 8 years old now, which means it has tons of great games. Our picks for out ten absolute favorites are right here. If you don't already own any of the games on this list, we highly recommend them.
Here are some of the features you can expect with the Xbox 360.
Just like the original Xbox, the 360 can play DVDs. Find out the details right here.
This list covers the best local multiplayer (not Xbox Live) games on the Xbox 360. Both competitive and co-op games are included.
Wondering what the ten best games on Xbox One are currently? Wonder no more, as we share our picks for the best of the best games to play on your shiny Xbox One.
The Action genre, so wonderfully vague in its description that anything from straight hack-and-slash to open world sandbox games can fit into it.
The Xbox 360 has been out for more than four years and has seen hundreds of games released for it in that time. We've played most of those games (90% or so), and like to think that we have a pretty good idea of what games are good, bad, or in between. We're just focused on the good stuff for this feature, though. We now present our Top 100 Xbox 360 Games.
There have been a lot of Star Wars games created over the years and the Xbox has seen more than its fair share of them. This is a list of the eight best Star Wars games on the Xbox.
PC players have been addicted to Minecraft for a couple of years now, but new players starting out on Xbox Live Arcade probably have a lot of questions. We do our best to address common questions and problems new Minecraft players have right here.
Uploading your videogame hijinks is all the rage on YouTube these days and it is actually easier to do than you'd think. We tell you what hardware you need and offer some other tips here.
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.
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.
The Xbox 360 has a wide range of games covering every genre and interest level. We list our picks for the best the Xbox 360 has to offer in the following articles.
The Xbox 360 has a great lineup of fighters both at retail and digitally on Xbox Live Arcade. We have our picks for the ten best right here.
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, and which ones to skip? We have tips on which games to buy, as well as answers to any other Games on Demand questions you might have, right here.
Before Microsoft released official apps for streaming video services, we had to use third party programs like PlayOn to stream video to the Xbox 360. It isn't really relevant anymore (though it does still work), but you can learn all about how PlayOn worked on Xbox 360 right here.
The Xbox Live Arcade is one of the best features of the Xbox 360. Lets take a look at some of the best games available for download right now.
See the full soundtrack listing for Need For Seed Underground 2, including an exclusive song from Snoop Dogg, right here.
See the full soundtrack listing for 2006's Need for Speed: Carbon.
The Xbox 360 has been out for 3 years now, and while there have been a lot of great games released, the 360 has seen its fair share of bad games as well.
If you're considering buying an Xbox One, our full buyer's guide has answers to all of your questions.
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.
Everyone has a list of dream games they hope will someday be announced and released. Here is our list of most wanted Xbox 360 titles we wish would come out, but likely aren't even in the works yet.
Solve software issues (like games or apps crashing or not loading at all) on Xbox One with a full system reboot. We tell you how right here.
The Xbox 360 Games on Demand service isn't exactly popular due to the fact that most things are way too expensive, but it is still possible to find some titles that are worth downloading. We list our picks for the best Games on Demand titles here.
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.
Microsoft is teaming up with Mountain Dew and Doritos to give away thousands of Xbox One systems in Fall 2013. See all of the details here.
The PS4 has more power under the hood than the Xbox One, but it might not matter as much as some gamers want to think. We take a look at the issue here.
Just what is this fancy Xbox thing everyone is talking about? Find out what it is, what makes it so great, where to buy it, and more in this article.
If you have just bought your first Xbox 360 system, there are some things you need to know. These tips and tricks will help you extend the life of your system as well as get the most enjoyment out of it as possible.
The Indie Games (formerly Community Games) section of the Xbox Live Marketplace is overshadowed by the XBLA and rest of Xbox Live, but it has some really great games that you can get for dirt-cheap. We share our picks for the ten best Xbox 360 Indie Games right here. We looked for good gameplay, obviously, but slick graphics and good music and sound also had a big impact on our choices.
People on Xbox Live don't always behave themselves. Whether this is simply because they're ignorant of how they should be acting, or they're actually just jerks is up to debate. Perhaps if everyone read this guide on Xbox Live Etiquette we could all learn to get along better.
We all know at this point that the Xbox 360 isn’t 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 you can extend the life of your system as long as possible. We cover everything you need to know about Xbox 360 breakdowns and repairs right here.
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.
If you're serious about racing videogames - really serious - there is no better wheel for Xbox 360 than the Fanatec CSR Wheel. It, along with pedals and a shifter set for the full experience, is pretty expensive, but definitely worth it for race fans.
Choosing the right gift for the gamer(s) in your life can be difficult, but with our Xbox 360 Gift Guide, it should be a snap! We’ve listed the absolute best Xbox 360 games in each genre (racing, shooters, action, sports, etc.) so you can be sure to grab the best of the best as well as a list of the best peripherals (controllers, guitars, steering wheels) for those hard to shop for gamers.
Forza Horizon 2 is a hit on XONE, but a huge dud on Xbox 360. See our full review for why this version doesn't add up.
EA has finally revealed the track listing for the Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005) soundtrack. See the full song list here.
Motion gaming is all the rage thanks to the Nintendo Wii, and now Microsoft is throwing it's hat into the motion-controlled ring with Kinect for Xbox 360. We have information on everything you need to know about Kinect here in our Kinect Buyer's Guide.
Play through Mass Effect 3 with only 2 disc swaps on Xbox 360 with the help of this handy guide.
Here is our list of the must-have driving games on Xbox.
Reports of Xbox Live Accounts being hacked, usually associated with FIFA 12, have been going on for months now. We take a look at what is going on, why it is happening, and how you can protect yourself.
Activision has revealed the full soundtrack listing for Tony Hawk's Project 8. See the full track list here.
The glowing green X is an instantly recognizable symbol of the Xbox, so it is no surprise that Microsoft
The save system in the Dead Rising series has delighted some people while bewildering others. It isn't exactly obvious how it is all supposed to work, but our guide should help.
Microsoft Points are the currency of the Xbox Live Marketplace. Find out all of the details right here.
The GOTY Edition of Batman: Arkham City is a lot of things. It is a great package of DLC for a great game. And it has the worst box art we've seen in a long time. It is definitely worth buying, just avert your eyes from the cover lest you go blind. We have all of the info you need right here.
Co-op is hands down the best way to play games and the Xbox has a ton of games both on and offline that let you work cooperatively with your friends. Here are our picks for the ten best co-op games on Xbox.
Seeing multiple versions of the game games on shelves can be confusing, so we take a look at the best (and a few of the worst) re-releases of popular games and tell you which ones are worth a look.
We all know that Xbox Live can be a scary place, but just imagine how different and downright disgusting it can be through the eyes of the fairer sex. Female gamers get singled out and harassed simply because they are girls trying to join the boys club that is Xbox Live, and that just isn’t fair. So we present to you now an article inspired by a reader e-mail (thanks Penny!) – The Xbox Live Survival Guide for Gals.
WWE's announcement of the WWE Network is huge news for wrestling fans, and Xbox owners will be able to experience everything as soon as it launches. We have more details here.
Nier is a game with obvious, easily identifiable problems, but it is also a game that does other things well enough those negatives are forgivable. Sure, the endless backtracking and fetch quests will wear on you after a while, but probably not until you have seen two of the four endings and played for 20-25 hours. Nier is one of those games you know isn't all that good, but you keep playing anyway because it tells a great story and is easy, mindless fun. We liked it. Page 2.
PC players have been addicted to Minecraft for the last couple of years, and now it is console gamers turn to see what the fuss is about with the Xbox Live Arcade version of the game. Find out all of the details right here.
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.
You can change the look of the Xbox 360 to match your own style in a few different ways. Find out how here.
Yet another Kinect exercise game to add to the growing pile. But wait, what's this? It is actually good? And not just good for die-hard UFC fans, either. UFC Personal Trainer is actually a really smart and effective exercise program for everyone. We have all of the details right here.
I've you're looking at buying an Xbox 360 for Christmas 2014, we have everything you need to know right here in this handy guide.
Now that the Xbox One has been officially announced, we try to cover any of the most common and most important questions about the system.
Find out details of the Xbox 360 Core system right here.
The Xbox has a lot of great games, but there are some pretty horrible ones out there as well. These are some of the worst of the worst.
Amazon's trade-in service has been a huge hit over the last few years, but a string of recent changes have left the service a shell of its former self. We loved it 2 1/2 years ago, but in 2013 things aren't so hot
Activision has revealed the full song list for the Tony Hawk's American Wasteland soundtrack and it looks like another classic. Find out all of the details right here.
Activision announced today the official track listing for True Crime: Streets of New York. Find out all of the details right here.
Sleeping Dogs gets the Definitive Edition treatment on Xbox One, but is the upgrade worth it? Find out in our full review.
With a new mainline release of Guitar Hero comes a new plastic guitar to play with. We have always preferred the Guitar Hero guitars over the Rock Band guitars, so it is something to look forward to every year when we get to add a new plastic axe to the collection. For Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, the guitar got a major redesign to allow for more user customization, but it comes at the cost of some functionality. It is still a decent guitar, but far from our favorite.
Microsoft has announced a new version of the Xbox 360 system. What does the Elite have that the Pro and Arcade don't? Find out right here.
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.
As amazing as it sounds, there is actually something more awful and insulting in the Mass Effect universe
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Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures is a surprisingly solid 3D platformer based on the kids CG animated TV show of the same name. We have all of the details here.
Killer Instinct Season 2 adds a ton of new content as well as key changes to the existing game to make it even better. Our review has more.
FIFA 14 and Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 are so evenly matched this year that we didn't feel separate reviews would do the games justice. We had to directly compare them.
Who would have thought that a coaching simulator would be the next big thing in sports. Europe has been going crazy over this type of game for years and now EA has finally come up with one for the US. NFL Head Coach takes the franchise mode from Madden but kicks it up a few notches so you have an insane level of control over every aspect of your team. You only get to sit back and watch the on-field action, however, which proves to be another weak point of an interesting, but flawed, game.
See the full track listing for Karaoke Revolution on the original Xbox right here.
Find out details about the Xbox 360 hardware and what all you can do in the dashboard right here.
The surprise hit of the Xbox Live Indie Games section just might make you a bit uncomfortable, but you'll have a blast playing it. See our full review of Mount Your Friends here.
We weren't fans of the last Rapala game, Rapala Fishing Frenzy 2009, but we were hopeful that the new Rapala Pro Bass Fishing would somehow be good. Activision's hunting games have greatly improved the last couple of years, after all, so we hoped that trend would carry over to fishing as well. The good news is that it is much better than Fishing Frenzy 2009. The bad news is that it still isn't very good, and not even a specialized fishing pole motion controller can save it.
The Xbox 360 is a great choice for streaming movies and TV shows from Netflix in full HD. Find out all of the details here.
Xbox Live is getting some major improvements on Xbox One thanks to Microsoft's heavy investment in cloud computing. See how Xbox Live will improve on Xbox One here.
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Minecraft comes to Xbox One bigger and better than ever (at least, for a console version). See our full review here.
THQ's experiment in releasing budget priced games and supplementing them with paid DLC kicks off with MX vs. ATV Alive. We have all of the details here.
Microsoft has revealed some of the changes and improvements coming to the controller and Kinect for Xbox One. Controlling your games has never worked this well.
Konami has made a lot of Xbox fans very happy today with the announcement that Metal Gear Solid and Zone of the Enders are coming to Xbox 360 in new HD collections. We have all of the details right here.
The hidden gem of the Xbox One launch is the arcade golf game, Powerstar Golf. It hearkens back to oldschool arcade-style golf, and is a ton of fun to play. See our review for more.
With the new Kinect required to be connected to your always online Xbox One system, there has been some worry about what information Microsoft might be recording. Microsoft has cleared up its policies (basically, don't worry) and we have our analysis of it all here.
Kinect finally has a killer app that isn't a dancing or sports game. The Gunstringer is the best game on Kinect yet. Find out all of the details here in our full review.
Xbox Live on Xbox 360 is something special and we have all of the official details straight from Microsoft right here.
Dead Space is one of the surprise hits of 2008. It matches amazing presentation with a great story and solid gameplay to produce an incredibly fun, engrossing, and surprisingly accessible survival horror experience. For genre veterans it doesn’t present anything exactly new, but Dead Space does everything with a level of polish that few other survival horror games can match. Dead Space is a thoroughly enjoyable horror game that is highly recommended. Find out all of the details right here.
Forza 2 is a huge game that can be a bit overwhelming for people, but with a few easy tips and tricks to guide you along, it can be a very satisfying and rewarding experience for anyone. We take a look at custom paintjobs, tuning, upgrading your car, driving styles, using assists, and auction house etiquette right here. These are just general tips and don’t go too in depth, but they should be able to help you.
Xbox Backward Compatibility on Xbox 360 never really panned out the way everyone wanted. Even today the best advice for playing OG Xbox games to just hang on to your old system, because BC on the Xbox 360 isn't so hot. See all of the details here.
The biggest complaint about Kinect is that you have to have so much room in your house to use it. Nyko has come up with a solution in the form of lenses that snap onto Kinect and make it zoom in on you. Does it work? We have all of the details right here.
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.
EA and PopCap turn Plants vs. Zombies into a third-person-shooter in Garden Warfare with mostly successful results. Our review has more.
Microsoft is offering a $99 Xbox 360 - but there is a catch. Find out all of the details here in our FAQ.
Another great feature of the Xbox 360 is that you can download game demos to your hard drive through the Xbox Live Marketplace to see if you like the game before you buy it. Here is the full list of game demos available right now.
Achievements are special awards you get for meeting certain conditions in the Xbxo 360 games you play. Find out all about them right here.
Band Hero is a more pop and mainstream rock focused game than the Guitar Hero series has been. That is a bad thing if you like hard rock and metal, but probably a good thing for everyone else in your life. This is an accessible game that will be fun for the whole family. See the full 65 song tracklist right here.
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.
Mad Catz has brought their MC2 wheel to the Xbox 360 and the result is just as good as the MC2 Universal wheel I reviewed back in 2004. It is looking like the Xbox 360 is going to be the king of racing games just like the Xbox was last gen and it is absolutely worth it to have a steering wheel if you are serious about racing. The MC2 360 performs great, is comfortable to use, and won’t put too big of a dent in your wallet. What more could you ask for?
The biggest, baddest, best plastic instrument music game is finally out and we have the full track listing for Guitar Hero: Metallica right here.
As kids get older, you might not always be able to monitor what they are playing and for how long. A guide to the parental control features of the Xbox 360.
The big daddy music game for 2009 is definitely The Beatles: Rock Band. It is going to attract a much wider audience than any music game that has come before, and that is a good thing. With 45 songs on-disc and many more coming as DLC, fans of The Beatles will be very happy. We have the full song list right here.
We aren't living in the stone age anymore, so dump that wired broadband connection and connect your Xbox 360 to Xbox Live wirelessly. There are quite a few different ways to go about it, and we cover them right here.
This year's Tiger Woods PGA Tour isn't just the same game with a 13 instead of a 12 on the box. It is full of new gameplay controls, new features and modes, and even a Kinect mode. Find out all of the details right here.
If you have an Xbox 360 wireless controller, you pretty much need a Play and Charge Kit. Find out what it is, what it does, and why you need it right here in our full review.
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Kinect Sports Rivals is here to justify that $100 mark-up for packing Kinect in with the Xbox One. Maybe. See our full review for more.
Movie games usually are pretty poor, but there were some real winners on the original Xbox. Here are our picks for the best.
The music/rhythm genre bubble burst in 2010. There were just too darn many of them too fast and they were all the same. The genre needed a break. 2011 saw the release of only one new music game (Rocksmith) but at least it was a little different. With all that said, we present our picks for the Top 6 Music / Rhythm Games on Xbox 360.
If you missed 2011's great Mortal Kombat, you can buy the Komplete Edition that comes with all of the DLC plus some other extras. Find out all of the details here.
The Forza series spin off created by Playground Games turned out pretty darn well. Forza Horizon is one of the best open world racers of the generation and a fine addition to your collection if you are a race fan.
High-Definition gaming is here, and it is absolutely beautiful. Going hi-def is kind of expensive, though, so in this list we take a look at the ten games that best show off the capabilities of the Xbox 360 and should help justify that expensive new HDTV to your mom or wife or significant other. This isn’t a list of exclusive games; just the best looking games overall.
We share our tricks and tips on how to be a better Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare player right here.
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.
The latest Splinter Cell takes us (mostly) back to the good ol' days while still remaining accessible. We have our full Splinter Cell: Blacklist review right here.
Invested 100+ hours into the Mass Effect franchise only to be disappointed with the unsatisfying ending of Mass Effect 3? You aren't alone. We talk about it here.
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Playing racing games with a wheel is one of the most exciting and satisfying ways to play games that I can think of. When you play with a high-end wheel like the Fanatec Speedster 3, the experience gets even that much better. This is hands down the best wheel you can get for the Xbox. It is a bit expensive, but the nearly perfect design and performance make the $150 price tag much easier to swallow. Read all about it right here.
NBA 2K15 is another great playing entry in the franchise and it looks gorgeous. Unstable online features sour the experience a bit, but it is still a solid game all around. Our review has more.
Forza Horizon 2 is an extremely polished, feature rich, and crazy fun racer that no Xbox One owner should miss. See our full review for all of the details.
Hardcore gamers have laughed at motion controls even as the Wii and now Kinect is selling like gangbusters, so it is no surprise that most gamers see the Wireless Speed Wheel - Microsoft's version of Wii-style motion controls for racing games - and ignore it. Casual gamers, though, will absolutely love it. The Wireless Speed Wheel works great, feels good, and is worth a look.