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Posts Tagged ‘Xbox 360’


Which Cable Do I Need? A Guide for Xbox 360

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Over on our sister site Gamingzap, I’ve written a guide to choosing only the cables you need out of the myriad Xbox 360 cables available: video, audio, network, power — the works.

What It’s All About

I’ll show you how to identify which of the three Xbox 360s you’ve got, then break down the options for getting connected with the best possible video and sound quality.

If you’d like an elucidating look into getting the best possible video and audio quality for your Xbox 360, no matter which Xbox 360, TV or speakers that you’ve got, then please give the guide a read.

Signing Off

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Adapt the Kinect to your original Xbox 360 with the Kinect Adapter

Monday, June 20th, 2011

The Kinect is the ultimate party game for playing with your friends, so there’s nothing worse than realising that your friend’s original Xbox 360 doesn’t have the port to support the Kinect!  Luckily Gaming Zap has the prefect solution to this problem: The Kinect Adapter Power Supply for Original Xbox 360.

Kinect Adapter Power Supply for Original Xbox 360

This Kinect adapter allows you to connect your Kinect to the original Xbox 360, meaning you can play your Kinect on both style Xboxes, something you couldn’t do before as this Kinect adaptor isn’t included in the Kinect Bundle.

Another great feature of the Kinect Adapter is that it doubles up as a secondary, replacement Kinect power supply, meaning there’s no need to panic if you lose or damage your original lead.

Keep the party going, as the Kinect adaptor opens the Kinect up to more players and more possibilities, making it one of the best Kinect accessories around.

Is your living room too small for your Kinect? Problem solved

Friday, June 10th, 2011

The Kinect for Xbox has been around for six months now, but it seems that we’re all still having problems playing it in our small living rooms.  If you’re anything like me you’ve tried moving the coffee table and aiming the sensor so that you can stand in the doorway, but nothing seems to work!  Luckily our sister site Gaming Zap has just the product that can help us all: the Nyko Zoom for Kinect.

Nyko Kinect Zoom Lens

The specially designed optical lenses allow you to play up to 40% closer to the screen than before; meaning no more huddling in doorways and fighting for space; as this allows two people to play in the same space that would previously have only accommodated one.

Even our friends at Joystiq and CNET have been having issues with living room space:

Couch too close to the television? Just move it, the sensor advises. Massive coffee table right where you should be standing? Just slide it out of the way, it suggests. For some of us, this ad-hoc redecorating process is relatively painless. For others a massive, solid wood coffee table isn’t moved so easily.  - Joystiq

I’ve had a rough experience with the Kinect in New York City, mainly because my living room has only about 6 feet between my 32-inch TV and the edge of my sofa. The Kinect requires a good 6 to 10 feet of space between the user and it, according to documentation in the games we received. That’s a huge amount of room in most urban apartments, especially as that space also needs to be open and unobstructed. The Kinect’s setup process suggests you move furniture if necessary, a task that’s impossible for me, and an unkind expectation for most people.  - CNET

The Nyko Zoom simply clips on top of the Kinect sensor, so there’s no additional cables or installation and upgrades required.  The design of the Zoom blends in with the look and feel of the Kinect making it one of the ultimate Kinect accessories available.

Nyko Kinect Zoom Lens