The Xbox 360 is still awesome in 2019 – Games, Homebrew, Modding and More | MVG

The Xbox 360 is still awesome in 2019 – Games, Homebrew, Modding and More | MVG


[Music] As we approach a new generation of the home console next year with the Xbox Scarlett and PlayStation 5 I like to take a look back at past generations and one system that is still awesome to use all these years later is undoubtedly the Xbox 360 [Xbox 360 startup sound] The Xbox 360 is arguably one of the best video game systems ever created Microsoft learned so much from the original Xbox and went into the seventh generation confident in their abilities to deliver a killer game system. When released in 2005 the Xbox 360 had widescreen HD gaming out of the box and Xbox Live was completely integrated into the dashboard, but maybe they were a little too confident Microsoft’s target was to beat the competition and rush the Xbox 360 to market and while successful the Xbox 360 had its problems with a record number of defective units suffering the red ring of death Initially, this was denied by Microsoft, but ultimately Microsoft confirmed the problem and offered a warranty service for any red ring of death issue The number of defective units is arguable, but was said to be anywhere between 23 and 50 percent depending on the source, but everyone agrees that it was bad business for the giant company. In 2010 Microsoft released the newest slim model systems that was a brand-new design and had its hardware issues fixed Microsoft and the Xbox 360s impact cannot be understated exclusive game franchises such as Gears of War Halo, Fable, Forza, Project Gotham Racing, and more were all very successful The Xbox 360 in general terms ran games better than its competition. Triple-a games such as Mass Effect 2, Red Dead Redemption, Grand Theft Auto 4 and 5. Well, you wanted to play them on the 360 for a better overall experience Xbox Live is the online multiplayer gaming service that was completely integrated into the Xbox 360 dashboard With the free silver and subscription-based gold service The service is still up and running on the Xbox 360 even to this day in 2019 Xbox Live Arcade extended on the original idea to include arcade games as an add-on disk for the original Xbox Came to the Xbox 360 offering a cheap and simple way to download smaller bite-sized game releases from a digital distribution Network and it was an absolute smash hit with over 600 Xbox Live Arcade games released there is something here for everyone The icing on the cake was the backward compatibility of original Xbox titles the emulator known as fusion is the basis for what’s used on the Xbox one X to play backward compatible Xbox 360 and original Xbox games fusion isn’t perfect but supports a list of over 400 original Xbox games with mostly good performance It’s 2019 and the 360 is still very much alive And well Xbox Live is still running games are cheap and some of the best games ever I might add have been released on the Xbox 360 to date But the real reason that I want to talk to you guys about maybe wanting to pick up the 360 in 2019 is the awesome modding capabilities of the system in 2007 an announcement was made on popular modding forum that there was a build of MAME running on the Xbox 360 at the time There was no public way of running unsigned code other than if you were lucky enough to own a development kit But it didn’t take long for public methods to become available The Xbox 360 can be modded with methods known as either j-tagging or reset glitch Hack (RGH) I’ve covered Xbox 360 security and both of these methods before So feel free to check out the links in the description below for more info But essentially modding your Xbox 360 like most consoles Opens up to the system to do so much more than originally intended and in 2019 I recommend anyone who’s considering picking up an Xbox 360 to look into modding the system One of the biggest reasons is to replace the dashboard with a custom one The Xbox 360 has a dashboard that provides a pretty good user experience but it’s not perfect So why would you want to replace the dashboard? Well a custom dashboard offers features that you just won’t find on a regular one For example the ability to rip games from DVD direct to your Xbox 360s hard drive without needing the original game You also get ftp and web server support in order to access the Xbox 360 via networking There’s also custom theme support and the ability to apply different skins Another cool piece of functionality is the ability to download Title updates and apply them programmatically and of course you get the ability to run homebrew and emulators These are just some of the features that you will find and it will really open up the system The dashboard known as aurora is the preferred custom dashboard to use which is still in active development that is based on the earlier Freestyle dash aurora offers all these features and much more if you have a modded Xbox 360 then it’s an absolute must that you would want a custom dashboard installed by default then we move on to the Emulation and homebrew the Xbox 360 has a wide range of emulation options to choose from and that ranges from home Computers such as DOSBox and the Commodore Amiga to 8 and 16-bit consoles like the NES Sega Master System Super NES game boy advance Sega Genesis and more and then we also have arcade emulation such as MAME 0.72 and final burn alpha 360 both emulators are excellent the Xbox 360 also has emulation support for the panasonic 3do Sony PlayStation Nintendo 64 and even the Sega Dreamcast The popular emulation front-end retroarch is also available on the Xbox 360 however sadly the code hasn’t been updated since 2017 there were reports of retroarch coming back But this never seemed to eventuate but there’s also another emulator that comes with the Xbox 360 and that is the fusion Emulation that we talked about earlier fusion supports 400 or so original Xbox games But with a modded version runs many more titles including original Xbox homebrew and emulators that aren’t available for the Xbox 360 for example the sharp x68000 and others Original Xbox backward compatibility is a feature that you get with the Xbox 360 but with a moded system You have the ability to remove the whitelist checks and Launch any original Xbox game with the emulation it’s not perfect by any means but many more titles that were not supported will load and run and Recently there has been a new development with the fusion emulation for years the only available release of the fusion emulator was from 2007 however in 2018 there was a compatibility update This compatibility update was recently released in October and while I’m not sure that it adds anything new to the table It’s great to see compatibility updates still being released for the good ol Xbox 360 in 2019 And of course if anyone has any additional information on this compatibility update, please leave a comment below now one big question that would be asked if you do consider modding your Xbox 360 is will my console get banned Well the reality is it will not if you stay off Xbox Live if you start connecting to Xbox Live with a modded system Then you do run the risk of getting your system Hardware banned which means there’s no easy way of recovering that particular system there are ways to do it but For all intents and purposes your hardware will get banned So my advice to you is if you are looking to get a modded xbox 360 then stay off of Xbox Live So what else? Well, you get the ability to play region free games on the Xbox 360 Now this may not seem like a huge deal but it actually kind of is you see the Xbox 360 had a bit of a following over in Japan and they were exclusive to Japan Xbox 360 bullet-hell shoot them up games that were released by cave you can’t find these games anywhere else and they were only Exclusive to Japan and won’t run on anything other than a Japanese Xbox 360 region-locked games are a pain and a modded xbox Removes this restriction it also removes region locking on backward compatibility titles as well as an added bonus so you no longer need to buy a Japanese region Xbox 360 to play Japanese only titles just Mod your Xbox 360 rip the game to your hard drive and you are good to go Xbox Live Arcade was a great feature of the Xbox 360 and sadly while it’s no longer available on the Xbox 1x you can still purchase and download games for the 360 But of course one side effect of this is that over time many popular games have been delisted from the Xbox Live Arcade either due to License expiration or other reasons one game that comes to mind is the popular Scott Pilgrim vs the world by Ubisoft with a modded xbox 360 Assuming that you can locate a copy of the game online you have the ability to bring this game back Install it and run it with a custom dashboard and enjoy it on your modded system now of course I haven’t talked about things like Xbox Live and running cheats Things like this go against what I believe the system should be used for when you consider a modded system There are many resources out there that tell you how to do things like this, but you won’t find them on this channel but at the end of the day Xbox 360s are cheap to find the games are as well And there are still some amazing titles that you can play for next to nothing With the online services still intact and people still actively supporting and playing xbox 360 The console itself just won’t die that in itself is very cool to see but if you want to go the extra mile and Really want to unlock and tap into some features that were just not possible with a retail system Do yourself a favor and consider modding your Xbox 360 I think you will be very surprised at what it’s capable of So there you have guys what do you think about the Xbox 360 in 2019 if you haven’t used a modded 360 yet Do yourself a favor and look into getting your system modded 360s are so cheap to buy these days and getting a modding service to help you with it or if you are skilled enough you can do it yourself I will leave some links in the description below on some Recommended modding guides that I would recommend to you guys to look at if you are thinking about doing it yourself But of course there’s so many easier ways of getting your 360 modded these days It’s almost a no-brainer to do it and you unlock so much really cool potential and tap into areas of the system that it was Just not really designed for initially but you get access to so many cool things and features and emulators as well as the ability to run region-free games and all sorts of really cool things like custom dashboards it’s an absolute no-brainer in my opinion that you consider picking up a 360 and getting the system modded if it’s something that you’re interested in doing Well guys, we’re going to leave it here for this video. Thank you so much for watching If you like this video you know what to do Leave me a thumbs up as always don’t forget to Like and subscribe and I’ll catch you guys in the next video Bye for now [Music]

100 Comments on "The Xbox 360 is still awesome in 2019 – Games, Homebrew, Modding and More | MVG"


  1. I have an XB1 and a PS4 pro; aside from the graphics, they actually provide a LESSER quality gaming experience IMHO. The 360 had system link and plenty of split-screen play opportunities. The updates didn't take forever to download (even with gigabit internet). Microtransactions hadn't yet taken over. You could usually just pop the disk in and start playing. Halo and Gears were worth playing. At least Sony's exclusives are still good. Sadly, this current gen of gaming may be the last I put any time or money into.

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  2. I HATED how I had to argue with PS3 owners that the Xbox 360 is superior. BUT IT IS THE ALMIGHTY PS3 DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH IT COSTS?! IT IS BETTER THAN THE XBOX 360! THE GRAPHICS ARE BETTER! – No, no it is not and that was coming from me as a PC gamer who would eventually purchase a 360 in 2010.

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  3. When the xbox 360 plays ALL og xbox games on it's backwards compatibility list 100% then it'll be the best console ever made.

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  4. I never bought a xbox 1 I still just play 360 . I would feel bad if I just abandoned a perfectly working 13 year old system that and games are 1$ lol

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  5. I have all three x box models the fat the slim and the super slim and all three have red ring of death what a shame

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  6. anybody know if you can go online to sync achievements etc but not PLAY online, with a modded 360?
    basically i just want to play removed games like scott pilgrim and all the other stuff and get achievments and chill.
    If i'm using my only account for xbox 360 and xbox one, will you get banned even if you NEVER play online? i dont even have xbl gold

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  7. i use my xbox 360 even though i have a ps4 pro,i love the batman arkham games, halo upto 3,gears upto 3, and most of the games released in between 2007-2013

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  8. Balls – Xbox 360 used std dvd’s- no built in wifi- no HDMI – clanky tray for loading dvd’s-

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  9. I picked up a 250gb 360 slim off eBay and it worked for 2 weeks before getting the dreaded red dot 😭 RIP, back to my OG fat white one from 2008 still going strong but sounds like a jet engine

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  10. X-crate was and always will be the most bullshit console ever! Well, you cant expect much fun with something that is "Micro" and "soft" XD

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  11. I just rescued a discarded 360 in the electronics recycle bin at work, complete with 2 wireless controllers but missing the hard drive. If I'm wanting to use an older system like this for emulation would it make sense to use a 360 or should I go for a PS3 instead? (been out of the console scene since Playstation 2)

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  12. Trading up to a XBOX 360 from my XBOX was exciting. unfortunately as a Hard core gamer gaming 40+hrs a week I burned up 3 XBOX 360's in the first 6 months. I have NEVER gone back and instead switched to top of the line PC and never looked back

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  13. Shame that the hard mod is so absurdly difficult to do. Almost as hard as it is to find a 360 that isn't completely trashed cosmetically. What mod service won't rip people off?

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  14. Still got my nice sleek 360, the last model they produced, y'know the sleek one. Still going strong. Quiet… much quieter than my PS4 Pro which sounds like an Airbus taking off.

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  15. I wouldn't specifically choose a 360 to play 2D games. IDC about a new dashboard because there were too many dashboard updates as it was. Are there any other reasons u suggest for me to keep my old 360 other than to play my old games that I can't play on my PS4 without repurchasing?

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  16. I only use my 360 yo get 360 gwg but I still play tone 360 games BC on x one but agreed xb360 was awesome console

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  17. hey guys i have a modded xbox it is lt3 modded i bought it for like 70 dollars and i also played gta 5 online on it a couple of time but for hours and they didnt banned my hardware and if you are a pakistani reading this and you want a modded xbox for cheap prices go to this link https://www.daraz.pk/products/xbox-360-lt3-2007-hdmi-with-1-wired-controller-i131158571-s1291065589.html?spm=a2a0e.searchlist.list.1.4acd35d4SGsUPs&search=1

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  18. Really sad that there are no easier ways of modding it. If i had to try my hand at soldering 6 wires, I'm pretty sure the board would be dead before i made it to wire 2.

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  19. Great vid. Will definitely have to grab a second hand 360 to see if I can mod one myself.

    That aside, I still cherish my Elite to this day. I seem to remember it being the only console to have The Witcher 2, but I might be wrong.

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  20. ive had my halo reach edition since about a year after it came out and ive never once had a problem. so many good memories.

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  21. My only problem with the 360 was the overheating. That thing acted like a car with a leaky head gasket.

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  22. so now they are using xbox360's full capacity with moded dashboard and homebrew. I might think about it since I still own Xbox360 slim. It was very interesting information.

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  23. Please…. can we get out of this bullshit nostalgia horse piss? PLEASE.
    I tell you, I'm 40.
    I started gaming on a ZX Spectrum, then the C64.
    Moved to the NES, Snes, Mega Drive etc.
    Now I still own the old Nintendo consoles, the old Sega ones, through to the Atari Jaguar, Amiga CD32, Mega CD.
    I also own the Phillip's CDi, 3DO…. all the way up to the PS1, 2, 3 and the first Xbox, the 360 and latest consoles.
    Now with a lot of my old consoles, I need old TVs or monitors to game on them with.
    I tell you, nostalgia and memory is WAY better than the actual thing.
    A lot of my old games are fucking garbage.
    If I play on my old 360 and games, on an old TV or my new one, they look blocky, glitchy, drab…. it is just awful.
    If you play select 360 titles on my XB1X through my AOC 4K monitor or LG Oled…. even though they ARE NOT IN 4K, the console and updated hardware makes the games more palatable to play.
    But they are still gash.
    It is like all these people that want the new PS5 or new Xbox to be back compatible…. WHY? Why do you want powerful new technology to play OLD OLD games? Like the developers said, the cost, memory and space it takes in a new console to make the back compat, is colossal!
    Just leave them in the past!

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  24. Anyone else have problems with the YouTube app being TOTAL FUCKING SHIT after Microsoft updated the 360 in late 2019?

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  25. I was in a gameshop today, made me think of buying 2nd hand xbox360 games. I still own one but not have turned it on for almost 3 years, but i just wont say farewell to it.

    One of the best console ever made.

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  26. I'm so confused about whether I should buy PS3 or Xbox 360. Xbox had clearer graphics but PS3 ended up having more games. PS Plus games disappear if your membership lapses, but Xbox games are permanent after you download. What to do? What to do???

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  27. I wish this video had been an actual guide on how to mod it. Based on what I am reading it doesnt look like soft modding is an option.

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  28. Love the 360 and still do but Red Dead Redemption looked and played better on the PS3. Xbox 360 had constant popping-in of objects/textures.

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  29. Sold my ps4 this month. Still have my Xbox 360 for 10 years n running I'd consider selling it too but since it's been JTAG'd I have such a huge library to go through so many hidden gems on this system. I don't think il ever sell it

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  30. idk why this is guy is called modern vintage gamer when he is talking about a kinda old console doesnt really make sense whos with me?

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  31. original 360 sucked with dust and overheated FACT
    new 360 was much better with BIG fan and fatured anti dust DVD drive
    xbone was great had very little problems
    xboxS not sure
    xboxoneX had to pull my apart this week couse thermal paste waz fried and fans were like hoovers lol (after an hours work its fine)

    so not a greart family LoL

    but dam after ps3's total fail i will still be microsoft

    facts here 4 u kidz

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  32. Since the Xbox360 is using an IBM CPU that runs PowerPC intructions would it be worth it to port Dolphin emulator and/or CEMU to it?

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  33. pc is fpr shooting games, one can just not compute without mouse, console good for jumping and racing games

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  34. When using mame 0.72 how do you get back to mame ROMS menu when in a game? When I try. Back + Start it just takes a screen shot.

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  35. "xbox 360 is arguabily one of the best video game systems ever created"
    maybe…
    but i let my 360 to rust when i ascended to the Master Race

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  36. Before working around 5 hours to get an Xbox RGH'ed and get myself banned from XBL (I think that only happens when you pirate, though), I prefer to just use my Wii.

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  37. If you ever get a slam and it gets the red ring of death either something's not plugged in. Right cuz I use a wired remote and I think there's something wrong with this remote order might be a short every time I would have my remote plugged in. And it will not turn on my Xbox it will go ride, but I know it's I know what the problem is. But if your Xbox Slim do goes red That means either something is not plugged in all the way and or something's out of place. All you have to do is just fix the problem. And I'll fix the red ring.

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  38. This is not even everything the Xbox 360 can do I've seen Windows XP and Windows 7 and Ubuntu run on this machine even the Wi-Fi was Beast

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  39. I still play Xbox 360 because it have lots of games to play, Xbox One games take to much time to download and space in the memory

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  40. I`d say the failure rate was 90% plus on the original release.
    I did`nt know anyone`s system that did`nt fail.
    And most took the option to fix it themselves.

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  41. How do you run the Xbox Classic arcade emulators on an Xbox 360?

    Running the .xbe for Final Burn Legends goes to past the Xbox splash screen, then the system resets to the dashboard.

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  42. i bricked my modded 360 whe i went online and then chucked it in the basement when the xbox one came. i wonder if i can fix it.

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  43. sir, I need suggestion from you. If I got 360 slim model with corona motherboard, would the modification be easy on that as you modded your slim model but did tell about the trinity and corona motherboard. please make a video on that . I have seen if we do mod on corona it affect on the dashboard update. Does it happen or not?

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