This is the quick, visual, one-stop tutorial for everyone who wants to get maximum fun and entertainment out of their Xbox 360, Xbox Live, and Kinect controller. Gaming experts Christina and Bill Loguidice cover everything Xbox has to offer, uncovering cool features and tools most users won't ever discover on their own. You learn how to get started with Xbox 360; fast-network your Xbox 360s; run the media content in your Windows PCs; personalize your Xbox experiences; find great stuff on Microsoft's Game, Video, and Music Marketplaces; get acquainted with your Xbox friends and communities; get to know the Kinect controller and Hub; and find great Kinect games and get better at playing them. This book's concise, step-by-step instructions link to callouts on Xbox screen captures that show you exactly what to do. Tips and Notes help you discover powerful new techniques and shortcuts, and Help features guide you past common problems. This book is designed for all 50,000,000 Xbox 360 owners: from those who've just purchased their first system, to those diving headfirst into Kinect gaming, to millions of Xbox Live subscribers who want to get even more out of Microsoft's online services.
Bill Loguidice is a top business, technology, staffing, and creative professional, a noted videogame historian and subject matter expert, and a critically acclaimed author. Bill is also the cofounder and managing director for the online publication, Armchair Arcade, one of PC Magazineís Top 100 Websites. As a leading videogame and computer historian and collector, Bill personally owns and maintains more than 400 different systems from the 1970s to the present day, including a large volume of associated software, accessories, and literature. It is from these great resources and his sincere passion for the topic that Bill is often called upon to provide subject matter expertise to both public and private media interests.
Bill has coauthored numerous books, including Vintage Games: An Insider Look at the History of Grand Theft Auto, Super Mario, and the Most Influential Games of All Time; Wii Fitness for Dummies; and Motorola ATRIX for Dummies. He is also a writer and producer on the feature film documentary from Lux Digital Pictures, Gameplay: The Story of the Videogame Revolution. Bill's website is www.armchairarcade.com.
Christina Torster Loguidice is a scientific, technical, and medical editor and writer. Over her publishing career, she has overseen numerous peer-reviewed medical journals and healthcare technology magazines, including Surgical Rounds, Cardiology Review, Resident & Staff Physician, Oncology Net Guide, and OncNurse. Christina is currently the editorial director of Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging, which is a monthly peer-reviewed clinical journal that reaches healthcare professionals caring for individuals residing in long-term care facilities. She reports from several medical conventions annually.
Christina has always had a keen interest in technology and fitness and nutrition, and is the coauthor of Wii Fitness for Dummies. She enjoys working out in her home gym with her husband and using the virtual gyms afforded by various gaming platforms. Christina also holds an AFTA personal trainer certification.