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Should I install Xbox 360 games to my hard drive?

Are there any benefits/downsides to installing an Xbox 360 game to my hard drive before playing it?
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Can both the digital and analog output on the Xbox 360 be used at once?

I just bought an xbox 360 slim and plan to use it on a monitor. I know I can use a HDMI to DVI adapter for getting video on my screen, but can I at the same time use an adapter on the analog output to ...
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Installing a hard-disk on Xbox 360 4 GB

I have a spare 250 GB 2.5" hdd (Western Digital Scorpio Black, 7200RPM) and I'm planning to buy a new Xbox. Is it possible to buy a 4GB Xbox (which as far as I understand is provided with a 4GB flash ...
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Using a wireless XBox 360 controller on a PC

Can I use a wireless XBox 360 controller on a PC?
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Could I use a 1/2TB USB 2/3 external HDD with an XBox 360?

I'm considering getting an XBox 360 (plus Kinect). I need storage for other devices as well (movies, PC games, whatever an Ouya might need), so I'm considering getting a big external HDD. Can I store ...
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Can I transfer Mass Effect saved game files from my PC to my Xbox360?

I played Mass Effect 1 & 2 on the PC. Unfortunately, my PC was barely able to run ME2 so I decided to purchase Mass Effect 3 for the Xbox 360. Since I want to carryover the decisions I made in ...
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Is there a way to use console commands in the console version of Skyrim?

I have lost a valuable item, the Vokun Mask: I sold it early on in game not knowing I'd need it later on, and now I want it back. I have literally searched every merchant and cannot find it. I've ...
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Why do console games require a button press before showing the main menu?

I am strictly a PC gamer myself, but I noticed a strange thing. When you start every released-for-console game, like Mass Effect or Borderlands, they ask you to press Enter (or any key, etc.) after ...
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Can I fix the Xbox 360 “Red Ring of Death” myself?

I've heard of kits that can fix your Xbox 360 if you happen to get the Red Ring of Death. Do any of these work, and do they void your warranty? Are there any other noteworthy tips or tricks?
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Should I install the play disc or not?

I hear both sides of the story. "Installing both discs will improve performance" or "Playing from the disc is best". I've come across a few threads that say to install the play disc to a USB drive. ...
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My wife is stuck in a wall, can I save her?

My wife, Lady Gray, is "stuck in a wall" in Fairfax Gardens, our Marital Home. I can't actually see her, but the glowing trail leads me to the guard house (on the left when facing Fairfax manor) when ...
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What are the differences between XBOX 360 Consoles?

How many versions of Xbox 360 consoles exist, and what are the differences between them?
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How can I replace an Xbox 360 DVD drive?

I am not entirely certain of the legality of this situation, and just smack me if it's not, but I have had a problem with my xbox 360's disk drive. After reading a number of guides and such I have ...
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I just bought an Xbox 360 game with wrong region. What should I do?

I just bought a game (Forza 4) for my Xbox 360 (bought in the US). When I tried to play the game, it wouldn't load because of region issue. Is there a legal way to solve this (no crack)?
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How do I replace an XBox 360 DVD drive if the original drive is broken?

I bought a used XBox 360 drive with a broken DVD-drive. When I try to play any game, it says "Play DVD" on the launchboard. When I hit A, it gives me a white error screen (pics to come). The ...
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Can GTA V Online work between Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Can someone on an Xbox 360 play GTA online with people on Xbox One and vice versa? Some guys in a lobby said he was on the 360 playing with me (I have an Xbox one) but I have a feeling he wasn't in ...
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Should I continue one of my Mass Effect playthroughs in Mass Effect 2 or start afresh?

I loved the original Mass Effect. I've played through it multiple times: I have one character at level 60 (canonical, with which I played through thrice), another at level 50-something (female ...
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Mouse and Keyboard for XBox 360?

I know there are third party attachments you can get like the XFPS Sniper or the Mayflash Max. So two questions really. 1: Has Microsoft given a reason why they decided not to allow the use of a ...
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How can I transfer my data to a new xbox 360?

I just bought a new Xbox 360 slim. How can I transfer ALL the data from the old Xbox to the New one? What about downloaded content that I paid for? Can I re-download it?
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How well does XBox live work with mobile broadband connections?

My primary ISP is HughesNet which has horrible ping times that are not conducive at all with online gaming and usually won't even connect. I'm thinking of getting a mobile broadband card (Verizon) ...
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How do XBox Live Achievements Work if You're Offline?

If you're offline when your game would normally assign you an achievement, what happens? Are you notified, and it syncs to your profile later when you are online? Do you just miss out on it?
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Xbox 360 HDMI cable?

Is the Microsoft marketed Xbox 360 cable really any different from the standard HDMI cable? Is there any reason that I need to get the Microsoft cable or can I just get the standard ($3) cable. For ...
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Can an Xbox One player party or voice chat with an Xbox 360 player?

I have an Xbox one and my brother has an Xbox 360. I couldn't figure out how to join his party or invite him to mine, or even initiate a private chat. Is this possible or am I missing something?
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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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Is there a way to merge user profiles on xbox360?

When I first got my 360 I didn't get live, so I made a user profile, that we'll call profile A. On this profile I beat Gears of War 1, and received many achievements and such. Later on I got Xbox ...
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Will an Xbox 360 bought in the US work in India?

Are there any issues with an Xbox 360 sent from the US to India? I'm selling mine on eBay and I'm wondering if the guy will be able to play the games I'm sending along, and would he be able to play ...
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Help with sound for a Xbox 360 w/ HDMI cable

I just got the new "kinect ready" 4GB Xbox 360 and I have it hooked up to my computer monitor via an HDMI cable (no actual TV). However my monitor has no built in speakers, hence no sound. Looking at ...
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Which console to buy for Rock Band 3

I do not currently own any consoles, but Rock Band 3 looks so appealing for me that I am considering buying a console solely for that game. Discounting Nintendo DS, the game supports PlayStation 3, ...
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Can I use the Xbox 360 Headset for game sounds instead of voice chat?

I recently picked up a cheap-o Xbox 360 wired headset (one that plugs into the wireless XBox 360 controller I use). I'm not an Xbox Live Gold member, and so I don't need chat features or anything - ...
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Is possible to use 2 Xbox 360 wireless controllers in PC, using just one receiver?

Recently, I bought an Xbox 360 wireless controller for PC, which comes with the USB receiver... I want to play ''Rayman Origins'' in co-op with my girlfriend, and I want to know if it is a good idea ...
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Can you take screenshots of XBox 360 games?

The question's probably enough -- but can you take (in-software/hardware) screen shots of arbitrary XBox 360 games, and if so, how? Also, if you can, how would you get the image off the 360 and onto, ...
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Fastest ways to level multiple skills in Skyrim

I am really wondering on just the fastest ways to level up the skills (Conjuration, Destruction, Smithing, Enchanting, etc). So instead of asking about a single skill I was wondering if we could all ...
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Is there any way to fix an Xbox 360 that intermittently won't read discs?

My old Xbox 360 often times (but not always) won't read a disc. If I keep ejecting/inserting it will finally work. Is there anything I can do short of sending it back to the factory? It's not under ...
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Can I get back my saved data?

I have got really far in my second profile in Skyrim, level 41. It took a long time to get back to that level, because I had got a game-breaking bug on my last profile and I erased it by accident as ...
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360 controller battery doesn't hold charge after unplugging Play & Charge Kit

Several of my Xbox 360 Plug & Charge Kits aren't holding charges anymore—they will turn on and connect if linked with the wire/cord/cable, but will turn off once the cord is unplugged. This ...
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Does GTA V Online Network Merge Xbox 360 and PS3 players?

Can GTA V Online Network Merge Xbox 360 and PS3 players, or is it two individual networks? (Can crews cross platform)
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How can I identify a counterfeit Xbox 360 controller?

I recently bought a Wired Xbox 360 controller from Ebay, and I'm trying to figure out whether it's counterfeit. It's two-tone black and gray, which according to Wikipedia means it's probably the ...
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Can I connect a wireless Xbox 360 controller to PC with a play & charge cable?

I have a wireless Xbox 360 controller with its USB charger. Can I use it as a wired controller to play on my PC without buying the wireless receiver for Windows? And if so, where can I find the ...
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Skyrim Very Long Load Times!

So I was looking forward to wasting more of my life playing this game until the load times increased dramatically and the in-game lag also increased. The load time when the game is first loaded is ...
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Will my Xbox 360 from the UK work when I move to Australia?

I own (and love) an Xbox 360 and nearly 50 games which I play regularly and I have a Live gold membership. I will soon be emigrating to Australia and was wondering will I be able to take my 360 and ...
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Why don't files from Xbox 360 show up when USB drive is plugged into computer?

I'm using a Lexar JumpDrive S73 32GB USB flash drive. I've configured it on my Xbox 360 and got a message saying it's compatible and meets the standards, but when I plug in it in my computer no files ...
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How do I associate my Xbox 360 copy of Mass Effect 3 with my EA/Origin account?

Mass Effect 3 on Xbox logs into Origin every time I start the game up, but I never actually gave it my Origin credentials, and (understandably) it does not seem to be associated with my Origin ...
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Unable to start the dragon-slaying quest in Whiterun

When you go to Whiterun in the beginning of the game to speak to the jarl who starts the quest to slay your first dragon, the quest won't start and the jarl is always in the same place every time I go ...
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I don't remember my Live ID

I have an old xbox360 and my account is there. I want to download my account on the new black Xbox360. The thing is, I don't remember the email associated with that gamertag. How can I get it?
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Will installing a game on Xbox allow me to bypass a location at which the disc becomes unreadable?

I purchased "Batman: Arkham City" 7 days ago, and I was playing and it began saying "Disc Unreadable". I proceeded to inspect the disc and noticed a sort of blur in the disc so it doesn't look the ...
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How can I know if a game from an NTSC region can be run on a PAL console? [duplicate]

On a PAL xbox system - I can run some NTSC games. Is there a way to know which NTSC game will run on the PAL console just by its cover?
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How to play a region locked xbox 360 game and use my region's account on it?

So I realized that their have been a lot of xbox 360 games made in Europe & Japan that haven't made it to the US. I found out though that setting up a PAL or NTSC-J xbox 360 to play these games ...
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How much hard disk space should be needed for Xbox 360?

I want to get a 360 and don't know wether to get the bigger (250GB), newer, more expensive Elite, or get one of the older, smaller (120GB), last gen ones. I know the arcade is going to be too small to ...
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How do I tell if I have the Dawnguard DLC on Xbox 360?

I'm not sure if I do or do not have the Dawnguard DLC. A lot of people say you have to be in Skyrim to see if you do; is there way I can find out if I have Dawnguard?
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Gta 5 social club

I used to play gta 5 online on my ps3 but it ended up breaking and I can't use it anymore I purchased the game for xbox 360 and started playing the game all over again and some of you know how hard ...