The Gadget Geek's Guide to Your XBox 360

The Gadget Geek's Guide to Your XBox 360

by Jonathan S. Harbour


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Microsoft's Xbox 360 takes high-definition gaming and entertainment to the next level! "The Gadget Geek's Guide to Your Xbox 360" shows readers how to harness the power of the Xbox 360 digital entertainment console. Starting with the basic features, games, and capabilities of the Xbox 360, the book goes on to explore how to add to your hardware, how to hack into popular games, and how to engage in live gaming and connect with the Xbox community. The book features helpful tips, expert advice, interviews with gamers, and more and the author is an experience Xbox enthusiast who brings insight and expert advice to the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781598631739
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 03/03/2006
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Jonathan S. Harbour is a freelance writer, teacher, and indie game developer, whose first experience with a computer was with a cassette-based Commodore PET, and first video game system, an Atari 2600. His active web site at provides an online forum for book support and discussions about topics in game development. He has been involved in two recent indie games: Starflight - The Lost Colony and Aquaphobia: Mutant Brain Sponge Madness. He loves to read comic books and play video games with his four kids, and even after "growing up," he is still an unapologetic Trekkie.

Table of Contents

1. Firing Up Your Xbox 360 2. Xbox 360 Media Player 3. Xbox 360 Games 4. Gadget Geek Gear: Xbox 360 Accessories 5. Connecting Your Xbox 360 to Your Home Network 6. Sharing Media Files over the Network 7. Going Online with Xbox Live 8. Xbox Live Marketplace: Game Demos, Trailers, Themes and Microsoft Points 9. Xbox Live Arcade: Downloading "Casual" Games 10. Xbox Live Community: Ranking, Reputation, Voice Chat, Friend Lists, and Instant Messaging

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