Although the xbox 360 may not have all of the bells and whistles that go with the PS3, notably the remote play feature available when you pair a PS3 with a sony psp, it has its own wealth of options that add ease of use, features and enjoyment to the console. Some xbox 360 accessories come bundled with the player, but what you get depends on which bundle you purchase. There are some accessories that any gamer would be delighted to have, regardless of what came in the box originally.
Controllers are key to any console, with every gamer having a particular favorite, but a second controller is an absolute necessity for multi-player gaming. Since controllers are supplied one to a bundle, a second wireless controller is a must-have.
Some bundles include a headset, but the included version is not terribly sturdy and cannot deliver high quality audio. Plantronics, a company generally known for its phone accessories, has branched into the field and offers a number of worthwhile options that outperform the bundled headset. Microsoft itself has an upgraded headset a step above the Plantronics offerings. The Microsoft option is wireless, solid and delivers excellent output.
Given the wealth of gaming content on-line, the xbox needs a way to get there, and a wireless network adapter is simple to set up, simple to use, reliable and it means one less wire snaking through the house. Gamers can take advantage of the entire on-line xbox universe, including on-line competition, demos, and game add-ons.
For on-line gaming, though, one other desirable accessory is a Gold Membership in xbox live. Memberships are available for different lengths of time, with discounted pricing at the one-year level.
Specific games can benefit from specific accessories, and nowhere is this more true than in racing games. While it is possible to get into the race with a standard controller, a better option is a console-specific steering wheel, which gives a much more realistic experience in addition to providing a novel and fun way to interact.
When you find yourself running out of batteries in the middle of a fast-paced game, you may find yourself wishing for the Play and Charge Kit from Microsoft. The kit not only charges its included rechargeable battery during play if the player simply plugs in to the console, but it will charge the battery when the console is off until it reaches a full state of charge.
Finally, an accessory that would be any gamer’s dream is a 50 inch plasma tv. While everything goes through the console and input comes from the controller, the content appears on the screen. Big screens that do not suffer from lag or ghosting bring games to a new level, making graphics pop and games more immersive. A 50 inch plasma tv truly shines in this context and is the ultimate accessory that would gladden the heart of any gamer.
Whether you’re looking for a sony psp or you want to know about the latest xbox 360 accessories or even a 50 inch plasma tv; let Paul be your guide!
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