First you'll notice the little things. And we mean that literally. The console itself is smaller – so it'll fit neatly on the shelf. Because Style matters we're busting out the gloss black with chrome accents.
Wi-Fi in the house.
These days, everything is wireless. The new Xbox 360 is the only console with 802.11n Wi-Fi built in. You'll fi nd an unfettered connection to the ever-expanding entertainment possibilities of Xbox LIVE - including a fast and easy way to stream HD films and TV and play games with friends around the world.
Room to grow your entertainment.
While making the outside smaller, we decided to give a pretty serious boost to the inside - from huge to massive in one fell swoop. The built-in 250 GB drive has a ton of room to store films, games, saves, add-ons, photos, music and anything else that you can think of. And it's removable too, just in case you ever want to take it to a friend's house.
More ports, more play.
Connect more accessories and storage solutions with added USB ports. Now with a total of 5 ports, (3 back/2 front) you'll find more places to plug and play. Plus, in addition to the standard HDMI output, we've added an integrated optical audio out port for an easier connection to the booming sound of your A/V receiver.
A touching development.
It might not seem like a big deal, but the cool factor of capacitive touch buttons cannot be over stated. Everyone has grown accustomed to the non-button buttons on fancy smart phones, so we’ve added that functionality to the power and eject buttons.
With the all-new and much quieter Xbox 360, the noise you’ll hear is your own laughing, cheering and playing.
Hold on to your socks.
You’re not ready. Not yet anyway. Kinect is making YOU the controller and it’s going to blow you away. With a dedicated, proprietary port, the Xbox 360 500 GB is built specifi cally to connect seamlessly with the Xbox 360 Kinect Sensor - and will have you up off the sofa and into the world.
- Dressed to impress: Sleek and lean in a gloss black finish, the Xbox 360 500GB comes with an internal, removable hard drive and touch-sensitive buttons for switching on/off and disk ejection.
- The Xbox 360 that you’ve been waiting for: Connect with a faster wireless connection than any other console. Enjoy blazing speeds with built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi while streaming films or playing games on Xbox LIVE. Store more games and entertainment content with 500GB of hard drive space.
- Kinect ready: Kinect will work with every Xbox 360, but the Xbox 360 500GB console is specially designed for the easiest connection to controller-free fun. Just connect the sensor directly to the proprietary port on your console - no extra power supply needed.
- Backwards compatible: Don't worry; you'll still be able to connect the controllers and any other accessories that you already own to Xbox 360 500GB while playing the best blockbuster games like "Halo Reach" and "Fable III". (External Xbox 360 Hard Drives and Xbox 360 Memory Units are not compatible with the new Xbox 360 console.)
With Emotional Intelligence, FIFA 15 XBOX 360 models the emotional state of all 22 players on the pitch, giving fans a chance to experience first-hand the attitudes and personalities of the world’s best football players during a match. FIFA 15 players now have a range of emotions that evolve contextually throughout the game based on interactions with opponents and teammates. Each player has an attitude or feeling towards everyone else on the pitch and will react accordingly during the game’s events – frustration after missed passes, anger with hard tackles, and excitement when chances are taken are just some of the over 600 reaction animations that could tell the story of the game.
In FIFA 15 XBOX 360, Authentic Player Visuals come to life on a Living Pitch where everything is alive and the turf evolves at every step, plant, or slide. For the first time ever, the FIFA development team utilized physically based rendering to bring atmospheres and players to life, further blurring the line between the virtual and real world of football. The new rendering works in combination with a new player model and rigging system to make every athlete look and feel athletic, lean, and true to their natural form. FIFA 15 is played on a Living Pitch where boots and hard slide tackles will leave their mark as each match progresses; players will get mud and dirt on their kits. Other visual details including animated LED ad boards, corner flag and goal frame movement, and realistic atmosphere conditions will keep fans immersed in the game.
Off the ball, Man to Man Battles transforms defending in FIFA 15. Players now use full-body defending to separate their man from the ball, while possession tackles will reward great defending, helping defenders keep the ball close to their feet when a challenge is made. New shoulder barges, shirt pulling, and big fall physics allow fans to feel the battle making dispossessing opponents more rewarding than ever.
Opponents and Teammates in FIFA 15 now make decisions just like real athletes. New to FIFA 15, players now have short, medium, and long term objectives that they decide upon as a team and execute using Team Tactics. If a team is up by a goal, they might park the bus, or if they are down a goal, they might try to get it in the mixer to be more direct in attack and secure a last gasp winner. This, along with other Team Tactics and mentality choices, creates emergent and realistic gameplay moments that become part of every game.
- Models the emotions of all 22 players on the pitch for contextual in-game reactions
- Teams have contextual awareness of the game and dynamically adjust their tactics
- Authentic player visuals, rendering lighting system, and realistic environmental effects
- More responsiveness and control, giving personality to recognised world players
- Improved mechanics for man-to-man battles; correct contacts; and set piece control
Grand Theft Auto V returns to the familiar city of Los Santos, but with all-new lead characters. Building on the gameplay of Grand Theft Auto: Episodes of Liberty City, GTA V offers up multiple playable characters, with three new protagonists to guide around the Lost Santos streets.
First up is Michael, a retired bank robber who was living comfortably off his "earnings" following a deal with the FIB, but forced bank into the game after his wife gets a little to spend-happy. Then there's former military pilot Trevor, now a frequent drug user who does what he needs to scrape a living on the edge of society. Rounding up the trio is Franklin, a hustler who scams kids into buying cars they can't afford and then repossess them.
Michael, Trevor and Franklin each have their own lives, stories and hobbies, but the paths of the three characters will cross throughout the game. You have the chance to switch between them at any off-mission point of the game – and even during the missions they take part in together to keep you close to the action at all times.
A wealth of new missions await in Grand Theft Auto V, offering up a variety of mission styles for both individual and multiple participants. Unlike previous games in the series, complex finale-style missions are peppered throughout the characters' narratives, with heists providing a core part of the gameplay, and a renewed focus on prepping for each crime. And missions get a little more tension, too, with the introduction of a score, another first for the GTA series.
The Los Santos of Grand Theft Auto V is larger than ever before. Combining elements of Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption with classic GTA open-world gameplay, locations within the city and beyond are yours to explore and to make your playground. There's the beachfronts, including the chance to explore the ocean floor along the coastline. Or there's the suburban hills, the wilderness around Mount Chiliad, and a new military base. You can even find yourself in the middle of wine country!
Los Santos isn't the only part of Grand Theft Auto V to get a west-coast facelift, with enhanced gameplay mechanics throughout. Melee combat and shooting controls have been improved, as has the driving mechanic. And with improved driving and a wider area to explore, there are even more vehicles than ever before – the range of cars is joined by BMX and mountain bikes, road motorcycles and dirt bikes, ATVs, jet skis, helicopters and planes.
As if that's not enough, to keep all your characters occupied between heists, the off-mission activities have also been given a boost, with more immersive mini-games and side missions. Yoga, base-jumping, tennis, triathlons and a full 18-hole golf game now make up life in Los Santos in Grand Theft Auto V.
- New characters take the lead, with three playable main characters and their own individual stories
- All-new missions for individual and multiple characters
- A massive open-world to explore, the largest in GTA history
- Enhanced gameplay mechanics
- More vehicles and off-mission activities