Xbox 360 Handbook: The Official User's Guide

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Get the most out of your Xbox 360™!

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> Coverage of every option in every dashboard blade to maximize performance.
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Overview

Get the most out of your Xbox 360™!

In your hands is everything you need to know to turn your premier gaming system into the nexus of your home entertainment system and maximize its gaming potential.

> Coverage of every option in every dashboard blade to maximize performance.
> Detailed instructions to use every multimedia facet, including Windows® Media Center, Windows XP, music, TV shows, etc.
> Learn how to build your own library of music to listen to while you game!
> Coverage on expanding usage beyond the Xbox 360, including Xbox.com, and more details on HD-DVD, Xbox Live® Vision Camera, and the Microsoft® Zune™.
> Information on XNA™ compatibility and use with the Xbox 360. Learn how to turn your Xbox 360 into your very own video game development kit!
> In depth look at the evolution of the Xbox 360 from concept design to bringing it home.
> Foreword from Paolo “WildChicken” Malabuyo, Lead Design Program Manager for the Xbox Platform Experience.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761555421
  • Publisher: Random House Information Group
  • Publication date: 2/27/2007
  • Series: Prima Official Game Guides
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.99 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Table of Contents

00: Foreword

01: Coming Full Circle–The Xbox 360ª
Full Circle; More Than a Game Machine

02: Get Started
Gaming Outside the Box

03: Four Blades, Infinite Possibilities
It’s Not a Dashboard, It’s a Destination

04: Identify Yourself!
Establish Your Online Presence

05: Making Your Mark
Overachieving

06: This Little Gamer Went to Market
The Xbox Live¨ Marketplace; The Departments

07: Arcade Action, Zero Quarters
Plug Into Xbox Live¨ Arcade

08: One Website, Everything You Need
Enhancing Your Xbox 360ª Experience With Xbox.com

09: Lean, Mean, Multimedia Machine
Expanding Your Playground

10: Your System, Your Style
Personalized Gaming

11: Welcome to XNA
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Do-It-Yourself Gaming!; XNA Requirements; Connecting to Your Xbox 360ª with XNA Game Studio Express; Your First Game: Microsoft¨ XNA Game Studio Express in 2-D; Going Beyond–3-D Models; Going Beyond–Making Your Model Move Using Input; Going Beyond–Audio

12: What Is Old Is New Again
Looking Back While Moving Forward; Glossary; Xbox.com’s Glossary of Xbox Live¨ Terms; Take Control

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