How to Avoid the Problem of Unexpected Lottery Machine System Errors – Buy Your Tickets Early

There was a time when I had a set of lottery numbers that I played for each and every Lotto 649 draw. They were my own personal lucky numbers and I never missed a draw – Except once. I missed one draw. It wasn’t my fault, thought, that I missed the draw. It was close to the draw deadline time and I went to the store to buy my ticket.

However, there was an unexpected lottery machine system error and the retailer was unable to print out my ticket. I didn’t know if it was just his machine that had the unexpected error or if it was the entire system. However, because it was close to the draw deadline, I wasn’t able to go see if the lottery terminals in other stores were working. It was too late and I didn’t get my ticket.

Luckily, my numbers weren’t drawn that day, so I didn’t lose anything. But What would have happened if it was that very draw that my numbers came up on and I didn’t have a ticket. How would that have made me feel? I guess it would have been a sad day, but I don’t know for sure because it didn’t happen.

You wouldn’t want this type of situation to happen to you would you? How can you avoid this type of problem? Easy, you could do what I have been doing since my brush with the unexpected lottery machine system error – Buy your tickets way ahead of time. When you buy your tickets ahead of time, you avoid any unforeseen problems.

If there does happen to be a problem with the lottery machine, you would still have time to buy your tickets at a later time. Also, you could consider a lottery subscription service where you pre-pay for your tickets, usually one year’s worth, and your numbers get played automatically for every draw. Either way, you will avoid unexpected problems.

The HQ Trivia Phenomenon

Live event trivia is a new gaming niche that has developed within the Apple iOS and Google Play App communities. The digital age has created this unique opportunity to combine trivia, pop culture and reality television into one nice bundle and for fans of these genres, we are better off, as a result.

HQ Trivia is a live game show that streams twice daily on your mobile device. The developers of this game are from the makers of Vine and it shows in their creativity.

Imagine a game show that is live and combines the excitement of predecessors like Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? and Jeopardy! with the old school feels of Trivial Pursuit.

One of the newer niches to develop within the last 12 months, the popularity arc has been nothing short of amazing. The concept for HQ Trivia is simple, yet addictive. Twice daily, a live host runs a feed. A series of twelve to fifteen questions are asked.

As a contestant, you have to answer each multiple choice question correctly. A wrong answer will eliminate you from the game. A correct answer advances you to the next question and fewer other contestants. At the end of the round, the contestants who have successfully answered all of the questions correctly get to split the money that’s in the jackpot.

Winnings have ranged from $0.25 to $6,500 USD. The number of contestants that play each game have a part to play in the amount of money available in the total jackpot. The number of remaining contestants, at the end of the round, will factor into the total winnings.

After you have downloaded the mobile app to your device, you’ll want to adjust the settings so that you can receive notifications. A few minutes before every round, you’ll receive a text message reminding you that the game is about to begin.

Playing this game for several months now, I can tell you that there is no legitimate way to “hack” or work around the game. Each question plays out in less than a minute, so there is no time to Google for answers or any of that other nonsense.

However, the best way to improve your testing ability and improve your chances of success would be to study the way the questions have been asked and answered in the past.

Harkening back to my college days, I can remember going to the Math Lab at Oklahoma State University and looking over old exams from my professors. This was important because it helped me understand the style of the exam, as well as commonalities within the multiple choice answers. Sure, I might have still flunked out of that Business Calculus course, but I was still able to learn, based on older exams.

I have a lot of free time on my hands these days. Mobile apps have been a way for me to keep my mind sharp, as my body mends from a cardiac arrest. If you happen to already be playing HQ Trivia, I highly recommend checking out sites that help you learn faster.

Winning Lotto Strategies Review – Are These Lotto Strategies Scams?

Are there really lottery strategies that can provide an edge to players? I must say that I never saw the game of lotto that way until I started hearing about some winners claiming that they had a systematic way of picking their numbers. Being curious to explore this further, I eventually purchased a guide online called Winning Lotto Strategies.

The author claims to have cracked a number selection system that has helped produced more lottery winners on a consistent basis. It sounded really exciting to me and made me want to look into it further.

1. Some Facts about Lotto Winnings

After reading the guide, I began to learn that the consistent lottery winners had a systematic way of selecting their numbers based on facts and percentages. For example, it is said that about 20% of lottery players pick their own numbers whereas the other 80% use the quick pick.

But the percentage of winners are not split in the same percentage. There are roughly about the same number of winners in the group who pick their own numbers as there are in the group who use quick pick. This statistic shows that the people who are using a system to pick their numbers have a much better chance of winning.

2. How to Use The Winning Lotto Strategies Guide to Increase Your Chances of Winning

Inside the guide, you will learn the history of how numbers have been drawn in the game of lottery, and how you can use some of these number patterns to maximize your chances of winning the big prize. After using the number system in the guide myself for a few months, I have not hit the big prize but I have had winnings of close to $10,000 once.

It certainly seems to make a lot of sense to follow the facts and a system when playing the lotto. I would encourage you to learn more about the number system instead of picking numbers randomly if you want to give yourselves a better chance of winning.

Modded PS3 Controllers: Get Really Good Really Fast

Like most people out there, video gaming is a privilege and a hobby, not a profession. This was all fine and dandy in the world of retro gaming, but what about now in the world of online multiplayer gaming? As a casual gamer, you have no interest in getting destroyed online when going against guys who game 18 hours per day. You just want to go online and get you fair share of kills and headshots.

So before you go out and drop out of school or quit your job, custom modded controllers are just the solution to even the playing field with these hardcore gamers. Modded controllers quickly and easily convert your single-shot and semi-automatic weapons to fire like that of a fully-automatic weapon. Guns that would require a separate trigger pull for each bullet fired now are able to continually rapid fire by simply holding down the trigger.

Modded PS3 Controllers

Like most casual gamers out there, you’ve most likely gone out and Googled controller mods to determine out what all the hype is about. No doubt you’ve then stepped into a complicated world of different types of mods and modes and add-ons that was just way too complicated for you to wrap your head around. Well rest assured, we’re about to clear up this whole complicated world and get you back to gaming and most importantly winning, fast.

When talking about controller mods, it all comes down to the rapid fire. Gamers want to be able to destroy the competition by holding down the trigger and emptying an entire magazine into an unsuspecting enemy. With a high quality rapid fire controller mod, you will be able to take on those enemies armed with an Uzi style sub-machine gun even if you’re only sporting an M1911 pistol.

How Do I Know Which PS3 Rapid Fire Controller is Right for Me.

Features to look for in a high quality PS3 controller mod include ease of installation, simplicity of operation and a high degree of compatibility with current and future game titles. The number of modes a PS3 controller mod offers is not necessarily important because many vendors over state mode numbers to begin with but what is important are the following modes:

Dual Rapid Fire

When you simply want to mash all enemies, this mode allows for dual rapid fire for your Akimbo or dual wielding guns.

Sniper Double Tap

Executes a double-tap when using your sniper rifles. Meaning you can put 2 rounds on target lightning fast and without muzzle flip

Jitter Rapid Fire

Designed specifically for burst-fire weapons such as the M16 or FAMAS to convert them to fully-automatic weapons with one pull of the trigger.

Fast Reload

Quite simply decreases the amount of time it takes to reload a weapon magazine by upwards of 50%.

Dropshot Rapid Fire

When in this mode, simply press and hold the trigger to drop to the prone position while maintaining rapid fire. Releasing the trigger returns user to standing.

User Programmable

Allows the user to customize the shots fired per second giving you complete control.

How it Works

When you get to the heart of the matter, it is actually quite simple, PS3 modded controllers have the ability to fire weapons faster than you or anyone else’s trigger finger can fire that same weapon. The beauty of high quality rapid fire mods is that you still get to use the same controller and button configuration you’ve grown used to and love.


And there you have it, you are ready to venture into the world of PS3 rapid fire controller mods armed with the knowledge to make a purchase to best suit your needs. Keep in mind, PS3 modded controllers are completely legal and in use by 100s of thousands of gamers so don’t get left behind.

Football Betting Systems – A New Season Approaches

Football betting has become the leading gambling activity in UK bookmakers. As a result numerous football betting systems have appeared on the market. As with all sports betting, there is an element of risk, but using a football betting system can have huge merits.

Football betting always only involves 3 outcomes, Home win, Draw, away win. Therefore you have a 33.33% chance of being correct before you start. By using some research and the correct football betting system you can make yourself a decent living with the volume of football that is played now.

The first element to make money, and this for me goes for all sports betting, is to stop doing accumulators. An accumulator is a bet on three or four teams sometimes more and as each wins your bet rides on and can result in a huge payout. Obviously as you football bet rides on the more chance you have of hitting a loser and the whole bet is lost. I can never understand people who place this type of sports bet. Why watch three teams win only to lose it all when the fourth team loses.

So I would avoid any system that involves accumulators. Another football betting system to avoid which is doing the rounds on Google is Ubet4me. This football system revolves around you receiving selections and then placing a bet for yourself and a £125 bet for the system seller. So he has your money for the system, then you risk your money placing his bets. Football odds can be fairly small so a few losers and you are chasing losses. This system has been around in horse racing for years.

The best way to win at football is to research individual bets and place your stake down when you have a wealth of favourable information. Each week there are some stand out football bets, and the general public as a whole bet on football with opinion not with the correct research.

I have made a lot of money betting on football that it has enabled me to stop working and do it full time. Football betting changes every season as bookmakers look to eek out more profits. Buying a system and being left to your own devices is next to useless. I personally email every match I trade on to my system buyers. I help them online using messenger services and give them daily support to help them achieve full time incomes from soccer.

If a system is sold to you on a buy it and that’s your lot basis I can guarantee you it does not work. Successful betting on football or any sports betting is about research and well thought out bets. Don’t bet for recreation bet to win. If you want any advice or help please visit the website in my resource box.

PS3 Repair Cost – How Much Does it Cost to Repair Your PS3?

It really sucks that your PS3 is broken. So now you are looking for a PS3 fix. Well the most obvious one is to send your console to Sony. But how much does the PS3 repair cost if you send it to Sony?

If you were to send your console to Sony, you would be charged around $150, unless your PS3 is under warranty. That’s quite steep; especially considering the cost of a new slim is around $300! There are some other disadvantages to sending your console to Sony such as having to wait up to 6 weeks to get your console returned and when you eventually get it back you’ll find that Sony has wiped the hard drive… there goes all your game saves, music, videos etc. There are some advantages to sending your console to Sony:

  • The creator will be repairing your console so they should be able to solve the problem
  • You get a 3 month warranty on the console after repairs

Note: If your PS3 is still under warranty, I would recommend that you send your console to Sony. If you open your PS3 you will void your warranty

The Cheaper PS3 Repair Costs Option

There is a much cheaper PS3 repair cost option: get a good repair guide and fix the PS3 yourself! There are many good repair guides out there that cost under $50 and comes with features like:

  • Step by step instructions
  • Pictures and videos
  • Some sort of support to help you if you get stuck such as email support or a members’ area… or both
  • A money back guarantee so that you can get your money back if it doesn’t work

There are other benefits to having a good repair guide. Some of them have 1 hour fixes and allow you to retain your console’s hard drive contents.

Getting a PS3 repair guide and fixing your console yourself is the cheaper repair cost option, and the fastest option to fix the PS3 for those whose warranty have expired.

A Psychic’s Realistic Slot Machine Strategy

In October of 2006, I visited 2 Illinois casinos and two Indiana casinos.

I am not a high roller. I go to watch on certain days when I feel the vibrations

are high for people to win.

When I am consulting with a client and looking upon which days will be

lucky for them, I always give an additional warning to proceed slowly

when gambling.

I always notice machine patterns of winning and report back to clients so they

can use this information to check against their own personal experiences when


My personal rule of thumb is to always walk the main aisle in a clockwise fashion

and observe all the rows of slot machines. I walk the main aisle where there is

the most floor traffic. In many online casino marketing journals, it is suggested that

the slot machines that tend to trigger the most wins, are easily observed from the

main aisle so that others walking by can easily see the win.

This can encourage people to try the machines in the same area.

Of course, the state gambling association may disagree with this.

Casino’s in most states adhere to strict inspections. Casinos must also publish a certain payout percentage for each dollar numeration of slot machine. I personally interpret this to mean not every machine on the floor has this payout percentage running simultaneously.

I noticed that throughout this month,when observing slot machines, a pattern

of winning emerged based upon how the machines were lined up

on the casino floor.

For example, when I watched four slot machines being played at once, the first slot

machine and the fourth slot machine from the aisle would jackpot*.

When I observed an odd number of machines in a row,

for example, three in a row, the center machine would jackpot*.

* The jackpot would hit when a player had 30 credits or more, and bet the most

amount of lines. (For example: if a quarter

slot machine has a maximum of 9 lines they would bet on all nine lines times x 25

cents per line)

I noticed this occurrence on October 4, 7, 11, 19, and 29.

On October 29, I noticed an interesting winning pattern at an Elgin, Illinois casino.

I watched a row of nine slot machines along the back wall for 4 hours.

The machines were quarter slot machines.

The fourth slot machine hit the jackpot 5 times per hour.

The machine to the fifth had 2 small jackpots per hour, the ninth machine (one the end

closest to the main aisle) would award $300.00 per hour.

This particular machine had 4 players that each won this amount.

The slot machines 1,2,3,6,7 and 8 had zero payout in a four hour duration.

Before you play any slot machine, it is always a good idea to stand around and watch for the patterns of winning. I would advise to stand there and watch for at least two hours before trying to gamble.

You may be able to observe a winning pattern and even notice the time each win occurs.

If you notice over a two-hour period of time that none of the machines hit any winnings, look elsewhere, chances are, you might also lose your money as well.

I would also like to share with you my personal play strategies on two slot machine games:

American Original

Play only 4 lines at a time and play slowly. You spend less. You will have to sit there 30-40 minutes but it is a better strategy to getting to bonus games that pay the most with this machine. I have noticed this game can go into a bonus round with playing as little as 4 lines. By carefully watching this game it is in my opinion, I did not see an an incentive to play the maximum 25 lines since you do not need to play all of the lines to trigger the bonus game. The bonus game win can give you up to 100 free games. You may want to try using the extra money into the multiplier function than on line betting.

S&H Green Stamps

You are going to realize that you are guaranteed to have a bonus game by the way

this slot game is programmed. Each play gives you the opportunity to collect stamps

once you reach 1000 green stamps. Which on average takes me about 25 minutes to

get to the bonus round.

My personal strategy is betting 25 lines times 1X per play. Until I get up to 800 stamps

then I back up and play anywhere from 10-15 lines times 1X play per line. This gives

me a chance to save money as I get closer to playing the bonus round. Do not stay on

this machine if you are not going to wait it out to collect the stamps to get to the

bonus round.

I have tried playing multiplier lines on this game and have not seen the programmed

incentive for doing this. The bonus round automatically gives the ability to multiply

your winnings so I did not see the need to spend extra money playing line multipliers.

Steelseries 5L Gaming Mouse Pad Review

I was skeptical of the Steelseries 5L when I first read about it. When something is advertised as both a “hard and soft” mouse pad – the best of both worlds – it awakens the skeptic inside of me. After having used it for several months, I am glad that I gave it a chance.

The Steelseries 5L is taller (meaning height off of the desk) than the pads I’m used to, but I didn’t mind. The softness makes it comfortable to rest on. The mouse does glide smoothly over the surface. The smooth surface is great for those who enjoy high-sensitivity gaming, but the surface is controlled enough and large enough that it is also excellent for low-sensitivity purposes. Obviously applying a lot of pressure to the mouse will slow it down.

The Steelseries 5L was definitely able to impress me. You might be wondering how the 5L pulls off the claim that it works like a hard mouse pad, but feels like a soft mouse pad. The 5L is so named for its 5 different layers of material. On the top layer is a hard plastic coating that gives the pad its smoothness. Beneath that is a layer of cloth, which gives it the cloth feel we are used to. The third layer, made of a soft foam, gives the 5L some softness and makes it comfortable to rest one’s hand upon the pad. The fourth layer is like a frame, and holds the mouse pad in shape. The final layer is the base, composed of a rubber that is sure to hold the pad in place.

Please keep in mind that this is a very large pad (15 x 11 x .2 in.) and you should check your desk size before buying it. The only users that won’t enjoy the feeling of the Steelseries 5L are those who have small desks or who want something as smooth as a glass surface or an adonized aluminum surface. The 5L is a smooth pad, but truly hard surfaces are smoother. I am becoming quite fond of the soft, smooth surface.

We were initially concerned about the durability of the 5L. Hard surfaces usually last about three times as long as soft surfaces before showing wear. We wondered how the 5L would fare with its hybrid hard/soft surface. According to long-term users, the 5L’s durability is fantastic. We spoke with many hardcore gamers who had been using the pad for three years, and there were no problems to speak of. Steelseries seems to have done a great job constructing the 5L. There are only a couple pads like the 5L, but the 5L offers the best performance and best durability of them all. After many years of serious 40-hour-per-week usage, the 5L only displays some fraying on the edges and a lightly worn (but still usable by hardcore gamers) surface. Fraying will be more significant if you rub your wrist against the edge of the pad, rather than raising your wrist.

Cleaning the 5L is not as easy as cleaning a hard surface, but you really wouldn’t expect it to be. It’s also not as hard as cleaning a cloth surface. The plastic-covered cloth seems to not absorb liquids like a cloth pad would, so you’re left with a surface that isn’t sticky. Just use a wet cloth to clean up spills, and you’re good to go. One user reported that the pad had no stains or spots after multiple soda spills. Seriously, though, I think something is wrong with you if you spill near your computer multiple times in one month.

Let’s check out the marketing claims made by Steelseries. Does it feel soft like cloth? Check. Does it offer a smooth surface like a hard pad? Check. Does it hold up like a hard plastic pad? Check. Does it do all of this without any trade offs? Pretty much, check. The price might be the only trade off, but you get what you pay for here. Click through to get the Steelseries 5L or just look at the current price you can get it for. Head back to the mouse pad reviews main page for more mouse pad info. If you think you might want any other soft surface, I think you’re missing out. This is the best “soft” pad out there.

Micon System Review – Is Bryan Micon a Scandal?

Playing online poker for a living is hard. In fact, not losing any money from playing poker is not easy. I have personally lost a lot of money playing poker in the past, so much that I almost gave up on poker, a game that I loved so much. Despite buying into many poker systems written by poker “professionals”, my poker skill always seemed to remain at the same level. I applied the same strategies from these strategy guides but my results were always the same, losing. A few months back, I read about the Micon System on the internet. After reading many positive comments and Bryan Micon, I decided to give the Micon System a try. I will tell you about what you can expect to find in the Micon System, as well as my own experience with it.

The first thing I noticed about the Micon System is that it costs $97. This is a relatively high price to pay for a poker product, since most other poker guides cost less than that. I still bought it due to the large number of positive reviews for it, and the other poker guides were not helping me either. I was more concerned with the quality of the product and content more than its cost. I was also worried that even if Bryan Micon might be a good player, his guide might not be well written for me to improve.

After buying the Micon System, I noticed that it is very different from every other similar poker strategy guides that I have read before. There is actually a lot of information in the guide and plenty of new ideas that will give you plenty to think about. Included in the Micon System is a written guide, along with videos and audio of Bryan Micon himself. I got very excited after reading through the guide and watching the videos. The Micon System is clearly written by a very professional point of view, and immediately got me thinking about many aspects of poker which I had never thought about before.

Section 1 of the Micon System is a very helpful bankroll management section. It teaches every player what correct limits he or she should play at, and how to build your bankroll slowly and consistently.

Section 2 of the Micon System teaches you step-by-step on how to make money from poker cash games. This is a very important section of the Micon System to understand if you plan to make money from playing poker. You will learn many unique strategies like hybrid styling, and learn to play every position in order to have the best chance of winning.

The Sit N Go domination in section 3 of the Micon System teaches you how to win more sit n go tournaments. You will learn exactly when to push the big blind and small blind in every scenario.

In the last section 4, you will receive videos and audio, and be able to watch Bryan Micon’s every move as he wins money playing poker. By watching his videos, I have learnt to handle almost every type of situation I encounter, and come out a winner consistently.

The Micon System is not a very easy guide to understand. If you plan to buy the Micon System, you will need a lot of dedication and effort to fully understand what it teaches. Once I understood the Micon System though, I felt like I had a breakthrough in my poker skill. Nowadays I’m able to make more final tables and win more Sit N Gos using the strategies in the Micon System, and winning more money. If you need professional advice on how to improve on your poker, Bryan Micon is the one to turn to.

Truly 360 Fun – Xbox 360

The gaming bug in me has being awakened by the arrival of Xbox 360, my wife got this console as a prize from a campaign her team won in the office, I always used to skip buying my favourite games on my PC since the gaming  configurations keep going up every time, and I find it useless to keep upgrading my PC ram and processor and graphic card for just gaming, so Xbox 360 came as a blessing for me.

Box Content: Xbox 360 Pro console contains Xbox 360 console, a brick charger, Component HD AV Cable, Ethernet cable, A gaming headset, media remote, one wireless controller, 20 GB HDD, manuals, warranty card, alkaline batteries for remote and wireless controller, I also received two free games along with the console, Viva Pinata and Forza Motor racing 2.

Console Details: Xbox 360 pro console is sleek and can be placed horizontally or vertically, its white in look and has chrome finish on sides, on the front panel you have disc loading tray and two slots for memory units (sold separately), a protected slot having 2 USB ports, on the back you have power connection slot, a Ethernet port, extra USB port, HD AV cable connectivity port, Digital output port (used for digital audio cable).

Configuration: I have a Philips 32TA800 LCD TV which is HD ready, setting up the console is easy and I connected the component HD AV cable to my televisions composite video ports, connected audio output to my Artis S6600 5.1 speakers, I set my TV display to 1080i setting (1920 X 1080 resolution = 2,073,600 pixels) then set the cable option to HDTV mode (it has TV mode as well for playing games on normal televisions), I began my console set up after powering it on, created my Gamer tag (gaming profile), the gaming experience was ‘AWESOME’.

Console Navigation: Xbox console has a really cool dashboard which can be customized in terms of colours and you can even keep your preferred images in the dashboard background. It had 5 dashboard blades, Market place, Xbox Live, Games, Media and System these dashboard options are easy to access, you would not require much effort to navigate through them, you also have an option for configuring family settings for games in case you have a child at home and you would not want your child to play certain genre of games.

Console performance: I have begun playing all 6 game titles I have with me ( Viva Pinata, Forza Motorsport racing 2, WWE RAW Vs Smackdown 2008, Army of Two, Marvel Ultimate Alliance, Halo 3), game play clarity on HD mode is ‘Amazing’, I checked the visual quality on normal TV mode, where the video quality takes a slight hit, still playable in case one does not have a HDTV or HD ready TV. I did not experience any game lag during the game play and graphics delivered by the console are top notch and flawless, playing with wireless controller is fun, you just need to pair the wireless controller once to the console and controller buttons and joysticks are easy to use, you wont end up paining your fingers once you are done gaming, with a great audio and visual clarity the game play becomes immersive, you can also play your own soundtrack in the background while playing a game, this feature is game based.

Beyond Gaming: Xbox 360 pro does not just play games, it has windows media center connectivity option to connect your windows based pc to Xbox, you can dump your existing DVD player since you can view your favourite movies on Xbox, with the latest software upgrade for Xbox you can also view DivX files on Xbox, it allows mp3 playback and movie playback from USB devices as well, surprisingly it would not play a VCD, you can connect your mp3 player, or Ipod, digital camera to play music or view photographs on Xbox, it also provides song ripping option in case you want to load tracks to Xbox hard drive from a music CD, with the media remote you can operate multimedia features easily and even record live TV in case your PC is equipped with TV tuner card is connected to a set-top box.

Xbox Live service: Microsoft offers free silver membership to online service for Xbox 360 called Xbox Live, I connected to this service by connecting the console to my laptop by sharing my wi-fi connection through my router in my other room, I got 1 month trial Gold membership of Xbox Live service, this feature allows you to watch new game trailers, download game demos and participate in live gaming events, download Xbox arcade games, you can also share your gamer achievement score which you keep scoring in different games as you unlock various challenges in a game.

Support & Warranty: Xbox 360 console has being criticized to be a noisy console, heating up fast and the most famous RRoD (Red ring of death) problem most consoles have reported to encounter, but I have observed that my console has no problems with regards to over-heating or being too noisy as I have played games at a stretch for 4-5 hours, in terms of warranty Microsoft offers 3 years warranty against RRoD problem with console replacement and 1 year warranty for other issues. You can be a part of buzzing Xbox forums on Xbox website which offer lot’s of tips and tricks to play games from members across the globe, other discussion topics on Xbox.

Why Xbox ?:  Its very difficult to choose between two major gaming consoles Xbox 360 & PS3, Nitendo Wii is still not officially released in India, its available through grey market, PS3 is gaining popularity slowly and has less number of game titles as of now which cost mostly near 3000 bucks and above, while Xbox 360 has impressive line up of gaming titles with backward playing compatibility of few Xbox games, apart from that a windows based PC is bound to connect seamlessly with Xbox compared to a PS3, both PS3 and Xbox 360 have their pros and cons, but I am happy with the performance of Xbox which combines features of a gaming and entertainment device. In India Xbox 360 games are available in a range of Rs 999 to Rs 2510.

Why gaming consoles:  We all like to play games and spending money on a PC to upgrade graphic card, memory and storage turns out to be an expensive affair which is not affordable every time, Sony PS2 is the largest selling console till date and is still alive and kicking with a huge library of game titles and new games still being churned out for this console, it also happens to be the largest sold console in India, so consoles stand to gain a upper hand due to extended shelf life they enjoy, the flip side to console gaming is expensive game titles, unlike cheaper PC games and pirated game CDs available for PCs, Sony PS2 gained popularity in India because PS2 has a slew of pirated games and this console has being cracked long back, whereas Xbox 360 also has being hacked, the hardware has to be modded, but it voids the warranty, PS3 is still not cracked.(I personally would not encourage hacking your console to play pirated games), so with gaming consoles extending their capabilities to become a complete multimedia device, it makes sense to invest in a gaming console.