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XBOX 360 help

chryssie Avatar
6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
Hey! My 12, soon to be 13 year old son, desperately wants an XBOX 360 for his birthday. I have got him an elite and have got 2 wireless controllers. However, there is such a load of accessories out there, I really don't know what else he'll need. When we got the wii, we kinda had the same problem and bought things like the wii sports controller accessories kit (the bits of crappy plastic which you fix onto the controller to make it resemble a tennis racket etc etc) which has sat in the box after being used about once. I'd rather not make this same type of mistake again, and was wondering if you expert people could tell me what kind of accessories I'll need to get and why. Any help would be greatly appreciated, although really not interested in talking about XBOX vs PS3, this was his choice and I'm happy with it.
Thank you all in advance :)
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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
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#1
a hammer is a good start
sorry could not resist
1 Like #2
nothing else really, except if he wants to go online, then you'll need either a network cable to connect it to your router, or if a cable isn't an option then you'll need the 360 wireless adaptor. and for playing games online he'll need an xbox live gold subscription.

If you want to get him anything else, then maybe a 2100 points card to buy some DLC with.

don't bother with memory cards now, cos the new update let's you save to a usb stick.
1 Like #3
get either an xbox headset with a mic or a turtle beech one from tesco(currently cheapest £16.97 i think)
I would also get a battery and usb cable to charge it back up (£10 approx)

only other things you need are games like modern warfare 2 which is awesome but a MUST is an xbox subsciption put the following with out spaces [url]www.cheapxbox[/url] live codes.com theses e-mail them and are totally reliable
1 Like #4
You will definately need to get him an Xbox Live gold subscription. About £25 for 12 months. Playing online against people is really what gaming is all about these days. I would have loved it if I had the opportunity when I was at school to play with my friends. Instead we just had to play split screen on one tv!

Don't buy any other accessories. You can just use normal rechargeable AA batteries and the headset/mic should come with the console.
banned 1 Like #5
He made a good choice, I agree, Xbox live subscription can be had fairly cheap for a year. Loads of fun, i guess he will want to be playing online.
#6
He's desperate to play online with his mates who have got XBOXs, so a subscription seems to be the way to go! Thank you all for your help so far!
I'm such a stereotypical mum without a clue, but we have a wireless router for our broadband, will the XBOX be able to connect to it or do I need to get an adapter? Also, we have a stand thingy (!?!) for our wii which the wii and controllers sit on. It has a fan to help the wii stay cool and charges the controllers, which is soooo handy as we don't need to keep buying batteries. Do I need an equivalent? Thanks again you lovely people!!!!!!
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yeah maybe a wireless adaptor for online(its an xbox one ) - just watch who he is talking to online i as an adult have been shocked by some of the language that adults use when children are in the same games
maybe some points etc to buy films etc online
remember and get him some games


you can buy a fan but just make sure the xbox is in a position where it gets plent air (i don't have extra fans etc) try keep it off the carpet
banned 1 Like #8
chryssie
He's desperate to play online with his mates who have got XBOXs, so a subscription seems to be the way to go! Thank you all for your help so far!
I'm such a stereotypical mum without a clue, but we have a wireless router for our broadband, will the XBOX be able to connect to it or do I need to get an adapter? Also, we have a stand thingy (!?!) for our wii which the wii and controllers sit on. It has a fan to help the wii stay cool and charges the controllers, which is soooo handy as we don't need to keep buying batteries. Do I need an equivalent? Thanks again you lovely people!!!!!!


For the best connection quality a wired connection is always better than wireless, and cheaper too so any ethernet cable will do just plug it straight into your router from your Xbox. You do not need a fan for the Xbox plus these aren't any good for it as they can actually heat it up instead of cooling it down which can overheat the system which is no good in the long run.
A play and charge kit is essential as you will be spending lots of money replacing batteries all the time, so these do the trick. As others have stated, you can get a mic which he can use to talk to his friends online.
#9
shedboy66
yeah maybe a wireless adaptor for online(its an xbox one ) - just watch who he is talking to online i as an adult have been shocked by some of the language that adults use when children are in the same games
maybe some points etc to buy films etc online
remember and get him some games


you can buy a fan but just make sure the xbox is in a position where it gets plent air (i don't have extra fans etc) try keep it off the carpet


The kids are far worse. He doesn't have to worry about adults!
#10
If you have PayPal, then get the Xbox live subscription (and points) from cheapxboxlivecodes .com

I have personally bought 2 subscriptions and a set of points from them - cheapest of both on the internet and delivery of the code is a scan of the card via email, takes about 10 mins.

:)

As others have said, if he is going to play wirelessly (can play via wire if near router) he will need a wireless adapter or you could invest in some homeplugs. Shop around ;)
#11
sdavi3680
The kids are far worse. He doesn't have to worry about adults!


+1

12 year olds have ultra potty mouths. I have one too, but I generally avoid picking on people (unless they start on me)
#12
if it's a new xbox then it will come with a headset, and also a 1 metre ethernet cable, but that probably isn't long enough. play and charge kits are a good idea, or you can buy a stand that will charge the controllers but you'll still need to buy rechargable battery packs, so the play and charge kits are a better idea.
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chryssie
He's desperate to play online with his mates who have got XBOXs, so a subscription seems to be the way to go! Thank you all for your help so far!
I'm such a stereotypical mum without a clue, but we have a wireless router for our broadband, will the XBOX be able to connect to it or do I need to get an adapter? Also, we have a stand thingy (!?!) for our wii which the wii and controllers sit on. It has a fan to help the wii stay cool and charges the controllers, which is soooo handy as we don't need to keep buying batteries. Do I need an equivalent? Thanks again you lovely people!!!!!!


If you want to connect wireless to your router, there's not a built in connection like there is with the PS3 - you'll need one of these :

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/672753/xbox-360-wireless-n-network-adaptor

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/665936/official-xbox-360-wireless-network-

The black 'N' class one gives better speeds if you have an 'n' class router/hub (eg BT Home Hub2 etc). They just click on the back of the xbox360 with 2 little clips. There may be other options for a wireless connection, but I've got these on my kids ones & they are really easy to set up :)

Regarding batteries I just use Energizer rechargeable ones & have spares in battery charger rather than the proper play & charge kit (as another possible option) but with 2 controllers, a years membership, a headset (you can use parental settings so they can only hear their friends etc) and some MS Points he'll be set up.

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