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Can I verify an Xbox 360 game isn't damaged by installing it?

If I buy a used game the first thing I do is install the game onto my hard drive. I figure that this process must read the entire disc and so will verify the disc is not damaged. Does anyone know if ...
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Why can't I play the Xbox Live Arcade games I've bought without an internet connection?

A long time ago, I bought a few games from Xbox Live Arcade (Toy Soldiers and Greed Corporation). We haven't set up our internet connection yet since we moved, but I can still play them unlocked. The ...
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How do I use my iMac as a “monitor” for my Xbox 360 and my Wii?

I ditched cable a long time ago and have been making do with Netflix, Hulu, and iTunes for my television needs. The displays on the new iMacs these days are big enough and high enough quality that I ...
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How do I organize information between the two Xbox 360's in the same house?

Through a twist of fate, I have 2 xbox 360's to use in different rooms in my house. Let's call them "original" and "new". The question is: How do I organize information between the 2 consoles? ...
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Can you run an installed Xbox 360 game off of USB flash drives now?

Since you can use USB Flash Drives for data storage now, is it possible to install a game to one? Or, can you install to HDD and then copy to flash drive? Unfortunately I'm one of those with an old ...
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Tips on Preventing Red Ring of Death

I have an Xbox 360, and hope to have it for a long time. What are some long-term solutions for preventing the famous Red Ring of Death from occuring?
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Can I download games-on-demand from foreign market places?

I'm in Germany and connect to Xbox Live using a German IP, but I've always used a fake address so I can see the UK marketplace. (Disclaimer: This is because the German market place filters out any ...
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Which games on Xbox360 support 3D? [closed]

I know there are 3D games for PC and for PS3, but are there any for Xbox 360? Is there a full list somewhere and what 3d technology do they use (what kind of TV do you need)?
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Key specs of USB Flash Drives used for saving game data

Is there anything special I should look for when purchasing a USB flash drive to store game profile data? For example, when browsing the online stores, there are numerous 16GB flash drives out there ...
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What to do about a scratched copy of Black Ops?

So I bought Black Ops on the midnight release date. It was all working fine then it started freezing up while loading certain maps. I took out the disc and there is a perfect circle around the outer ...
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Refurbishing “loose” Xbox360 Controller

I have several 360 controllers and the analog sticks seem to get loose on me rather quickly. Is there a way to fix this "looseness", perhaps with a refurb kit or some other method? This would ...
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Xbox Gamertag Profile on Friend's Console - Can I download my content?

I'm going to be travelling to a friend's this upcoming weekend, and during the time I will likely be using a friend's Xbox. I know that within the past year Microsoft has made the shift to keep ...
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How do I tell which games have local cooperative multiplayer?

I've always wanted a gaming console. I figured I wanted a PS3 but when I looked into it it seems like Xbox 360 has more games that support couch coop ( = 2 player on the same console) I want to buy ...
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Easiest way to screenshot an XBox 360, Playstation 3, or Wii Game?

What's the easiest way to take a screenshot of an XBox 360 or other console game? Do I really have to buy a video card with HDMI/HDTV support, plug the XBox into that, and do the screen cap on the ...
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Is it possible to play online with an XBox Live Silver account?

I do not own an XBox, but a friend of mine does. I recently changed my regular on-console gamer profile to an XBox Live Silver profile so that I can use my profile on any XBox. I do want to play ...
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Skyrim PS3 vs 360 Load Times

I would like to pick up a copy of Skyrim today but am undecided if I should get it on PS3 or 360. IGN says that the 360 load times are lengthy and frequent and unfortunately their PS3 review is not up ...
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Xbox 360 powers on but does not boot

When I try to start my Xbox 360, I get most of the noise and none of the action. The cooling fans spin up The 1/0-logo in the middle of the led ring is lit, all four parts of the ring are dark. The ...
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What's the best way to beat a lag switcher?

A lag switch is a mechanism that allows inserting delays into the flow of traffic on a network. When used during a video game, it has the effect of having the character appear frozen in the game while ...
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Wulfgar won't teach me Unrelenting Force's final word after Arngeir accepts horn of Jurgen

I am seeing this bug in Skyrim where Wulfgar doesn't respond though you found his horn. ...
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Achievements on Xbox 360 and Games for Windows Live

Say I play a game on the Xbox 360 and earn some achievements. If I later buy the same game through Games for Windows Live (under the same gamertag), will those achievements show up in both places, or ...
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Are items that disappear from Fallout: New Vegas companion inventories lost forever?

Twice now, I've completed a side quest in Fallout: New Vegas, received a unique weapon, given that weapon to one of my companions and then had the weapon disappear completely from the game. Is there a ...
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How do I take video caps of my XBox 360?

Is there a way to record clips of gameplay / dashboard activity on an XBox 360 for games that don't have a record feature?
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Backing up my 360 Save Games to USB stick

I see so many different answers about this I'm not sure which is true, so I'd like to ask: Can I save my Xbox 360 games to a USB drive for safe keeping? I'm selling my Xbox 360 slim and my ...
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What are the differences between the 4GB and the 250 GB versions of the Xbox 360?

Enticed by the Kinect, this will be the family's first step into a dedicated console so we aren't hardcore gamers. My current understanding is the 250 GB of the Xbox 360 version is for quicker ...
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Are all Xbox games compatible with Xbox 360?

Are all Xbox games compatible with Xbox 360? For example, I want to play Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth. Would there be any kind of problem?
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Hardware differences in the 4GB Xbox and 250GB Xbox?

My three-year-old Xbox 360 is having video issues. The cost of a repair is high enough that I'm tempted to just buy a new console and save myself the aggravation. I already have a 120GB drive in my ...
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Guitar Hero game play on Wii versus XBox 360 and Playstation 3

I recently tried Guitar Hero World Tour on an XBox 360 the other day and am considering buying a Guitar Hero game for the Wii, my only console. My question is since the Wii does not match the hardware ...
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How can I connect my Xbox 360 to Xbox Live through my Laptop?

What steps do I need to do in order to connect my Xbox to Xbox Live through my laptop? I can connect them physically, but I also have a wireless adapter (if it's possible to create a bridge using the ...
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Effect of Xbox player reviews?

What effect does an xbox player review have on the reviewed player - does their rep or gamerscore change? Do they see the submitted review?
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Xbox Redeem Codes Recycled?

I just wanted to know how the xbox redeem system works, and if Microsoft recycles previous codes? For the record I'm not trying to scam, I just came across a guy giving out beta codes for Gears3 but ...
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How can I reliably play Fallout 3 DLC without an Internet connection?

I just moved to a new apartment, and I popped Fallout 3 into my 360 before the cable company got around to turning my Internet service on. Before the move, when I did have an Internet connection, I ...
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Are console games locked to a certain region?

I'm going on a vacation from Europe to the US and was planning of bringing along some Xbox360 or PS3 games, but now I'm curious if they will be compatible with my European Xbox. In that past there ...
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Do choices in other episodes of The Walking Dead affect gameplay/story in 400 Days?

Without going into spoilers, can I get confirmation that the choices made in previous episodes of The Walking Dead affect gameply/story in the DLC "400 days"? The FAQ on telltale says that it does: ...
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What are the hardware differences between the Xbox 360 slim and the Xbox 360 E?

What are the hardware differences between the Xbox 360 slim and the Xbox 360 E? Are there any significant improvements or benefits of the Xbox 360 E that one should consider?
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Is this XBOX 360 controller fake? How can I tell? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I identify a counterfeit Xbox 360 controller? Just bought it on ebay from a chinese seller with high rating. The item description said it was GENIUNE. But I'm ...
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Can I play a game installed on my Xbox with another disc?

So I have Skyrim, but part of the disc is scratched and it won't ever get passed the standard Skyrim loading screen when I try to load a saved game. If I was to install it on my Xbox with another disc ...
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What all is included in Red Dead Redemption GOTY edition?

I know that it includes the regular Red Dead Redemption game & the Undead Nightmare DLC, but are all of the other DLC's included also? Is everything included on the disc or do they just include a ...
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How do I partition my HDD for use on an Xbox 360?

I believe the 360 uses the FATX file-system. How would I go about getting software to partition a USB portable hard drive for use on an Xbox? (I don't think Partition Magic supports FATX.)
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How do I save my Xbox Live Profile to a USB drive?

I want to take my profile and save it to a removable USB drive. How do I do this?
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What is the point of installing a game? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should I install Xbox 360 games to my hard drive? When I enter and see a game in the dashboard, I can press Y and see game details for it. There I can choose to install ...
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Can I keep using DLC on a borrowed Xbox 360?

I pre-ordered Fallout: New Vegas from GameStop and got the Classic Pack DLC as a "reward." I own a 360 Arcade and don't have an Xbox Live account. My girlfriend owns a 360 Elite and has a silver Live ...
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Do multiplayer games on the Xbox 360 require a subscription?

I have been looking into the details of the Xbox 360 (I only own old school consoles and the Nintendo Wii) and one of the most touted features of the console is the ability to play online with ...
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Can you get the Minecraft seed on xbox?

I was wondering if/how to get the world seed to create a parallel-world for testing.
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How do I uninstall the second (“play”) disc of GTA V?

I have unknowingly installed the "play" disc of GTA V on my Xbox 360. Although I'm not noticing any lags just yet, I'm worried about the reports of bugs and slower frame rate. Is there a way to delete ...
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XBox 360 has no sound with HDMI cable

I received an xbox for Christmas and I've been trying to connect it. Unfortunately, when I connect it using an HDMI cable, I get picture but no sound. I've made sure my TV is set to "TV Speaker" (it's ...
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How can I access/play Kinect Fun Labs using the current dashboard?

I had Kinect Fun Labs and many of its mini-games installed on my XBox prior to the initial Metro/Tiles dashboard update of around a year ago. Now, after the latest dashboard update the files are still ...
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Is the “Sage” (get all books) achievement broken in AC:R?

I have completed every book quest, renovated every book shop and bought every book they have. I've also gone back to Cappadocia by replaying memory 7-2 and bought all the books there. I still don't ...
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Xbox 360 4 GB Game Compatibility

Is it true that some games will not play on a Xbox 360 4 GB? In particular, I'm wondering about Modern Warfare 2. Since I "know" about computers, my relatives want console recommendations, as if I ...
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How to be sure the GTA V “play disk” isn't installed?

After reading all the problems caused by installing both disks on the Xbox360, I was wondering if I did the installation process as suggested. After installing the first disk I was asked to insert the ...
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Does the XBOX 360 controller have pressure sensitive buttons

I am reliving my childhood today with the fantastic Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, and I have noticed that the buttons on my XBOX 360 controller(unlike the buttons on my old Playstation 2 controller) ...