Staying ahead with the Xbox Gaming Console

The Xbox Gaming Console was the very first console in the whole world to have a built-in hard disk drive. This meant that you could store games that you saved and be able to download from the Xbox live. With this hard disk, you did not need to have separate memory cards. The console also came with added features that allowed the user to rip music from an ordinary audio CD onto the hard drive. After ripping the music onto the hard drive, one could then go head to use this music as soundtrack music to some of the games on the console.
The Xbox Console was also noticeably the very first product in the gaming world that had the very spectacular Dolby Interactive Content-Encoding Technology. This technology enabled Dolby Digital encoding within the game consoles in real time. The earlier consoles only enabled the Dolby Digital 5.1 during the “cut scene” of the non-interactive playback.
Generally speaking, the Xbox Gaming Console is much bigger and much heavier than most of the other consoles. This is mostly because of the fact that the Xbox has a fairly big DVD-ROM drive as well as a 3.5 inch hard drive. The console is designed with consideration for safety features for instance the breakaway cables. These are very useful in times when the console is being dragged away from the area where it has been placed.
The basic controller has two analog sticks, a directional pad that is pressure sensitive as well as two analog triggers. It is fitted with a back button as well as two accessory slots and a start button. There are also 8-bit action buttons which are six in number and they are different in color. The typical Xbox Gaming Console runs on an operating system that was at one time compared to and likened with the Windows 2000 kernel; albeit an improved version.