Microsoft may have abandoned it, but the original Xbox still has some life left. Here are six ways you can maximize your investment.
It's now early 2007, and the truth is inescapable: the era of the original Xbox is over. The signs are everywhere. For one, third-party publishers have virtually abandoned the console. For another, most online gamers have moved on to the Xbox 360. Even Microsoft has stopped manufacturing it. There are practical considerations, too. The Xbox is a massive system and takes up lots of space in your overcrowded entertainment center. And that's space that could be filled by a more worthy high-tech goliath, such as the PlayStation 3.
But what now? Toss your Xbox in the trash? Stuff it in your sock drawer? Donate it to needy Zimbabweans? Gamepro got a better idea. Why not make it the hub of your living room? Or grant it TiVO-like abilities? Or upgrade it to store hundreds of Xbox games, movies, and TV shows? Or maybe you just want to cash in while you still can? This story will give you the full rundown on your Xbox options.