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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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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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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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Transferring all DLC to new Xbox 360 — “download all”?

I just had to replace a RROD'ed Xbox 360. This means I have no access to any of the content on the other machine since it won't boot! I would just pop the old hard drive into the new console, but ...
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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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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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Will the airport's X-ray scanner damage my Xbox 360?

I'm considering bringing my Xbox 360 on a trip I'm taking, but I'm worried that the airport security scanner will damage the hard drive inside. Is this a valid concern?
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Can I merge two separate Xbox LIVE Gold accounts under one XBL Gold Family Pack?

Microsoft's Xbox LIVE Gold Family Pack offers four Xbox LIVE Gold accounts for $100. Can I take two separate Xbox LIVE Gold accounts and make them both part of the same Xbox LIVE Gold Family Pack ...
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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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What do the Xbox 360 achievement points (or “gamerscore”) do?

So, I have been playing Xbox 360 for a while now, and have collected quite a few points towards my Gamerscore. It seems like each player has their own points, and they are cumulative across all games. ...
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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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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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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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How do I cancel Xbox LIVE automatic renewal online?

Is there a way to discontinue your Xbox Live automatic monthly/annual renewal (and credit card charge) over the Web/Internet?
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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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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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My xbox 360 does not keep my netflix account login information

Some steps I've taken: Opened up port 443 on my router for my 360. Deleted the Netflix app, then clear my Xbox system cache. Some people have suggested that my Xbox could be associated with a ...
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After beating the Portal 2 single player campaign, how do I listen to the ending song again?

Is there a way to listen to the ending song again after I have beat the game? Other than the obvious way of beating it again.
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In Mass Effect 3, I did not get a choice of game mode; is it because I imported a ME2 character?

I just started a new game in Mass Effect 3, on the Xbox 360, by importing my existing ME2 character. I have just witnessed the attack on the council at the very start, and now just got to the point ...
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How do I copy an Xbox 360 game to the HDD?

How do I copy Xbox 360 games to the HDD? I would like my games to load faster with little to no lag.
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Achievements I should know before I start Final Fantasy XIII

I recently picked up Final Fantasy XIII for the 360 and I wanted to know if there are any achievements I should know about a head of time so I don't screw up and have to play through again.
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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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What exactly is stored on the Xbox console, the hard drive, and Xbox Live?

Please be patient with me. I am a Mom, not a gamer. We have an Xbox 360 S with 250 GB that we are having to exchange for a new one. I have several questions. What is the difference between the 360 S ...
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How to stack soul gems in my inventory to make the list smaller?

I understand that some soul gems don't stack because of the size of the soul. You can't have a grand soul gem (petty) combine with a grand soul gem (grand). But sometimes my inventory has identical ...
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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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Can I disallow purchases on my Xbox 360 even when I have points available?

On my Xbox 360 I have my account sign on automatically so that others in the household can watch Netflix. But I've noticed that now my account has 0 points because my 3 year old has purchased random ...
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How to configure my Xbox 360 to *always* use the hard drive for saving

I find it annoying that I have to select my hard drive every single time I fire up a game when it asks me where to save (and load) games to (and from). Is there a way to preconfigure that I don't ...
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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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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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Any way to get a clean Reputation on XBL?

I've been on Xbox Live for a couple of years. I mainly play fighting games online. I'm competent but not really amazing at the ones I play. I don't use the microphone, and I only send insulting ...
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How do I delete a game from my Xbox Live history?

A comment on this question says you can delete a game from your history if you have no achievements for it. I remember awhile back this was not possible, and many users did not like it because ...
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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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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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Why has Microsoft not allowed browsing for the 360?

I have always wondered why there is no browser on the 360. Sony has enabled internet browsing on the PS3, yet Microsoft hasn't. Are there any specific reasons for this?
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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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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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Is there a technique to knocking down doors?

In Dead Island, there is an achievement called Knock, Knock which is completed by breaching a locked door on the first attempt. The meter in the game is incomprehensible to me and I've never been ...
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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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Is there any way to play Battlefield 3 multiplayer from more than one xbox 360 it's installed on?

Is there anyway to play battlefield 3 from various xbox systems just by recovering your gamertag? I hope so... Currently I am trying to play battlefield 3 on xbox 360 at work. We have in office ...
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What time was my Xbox 360 switched on?

Last night, somebody stole one of my Xbox 360 wireless controllers, switching my Xbox on in the process. It would be helpful to know what time my Xbox was switched on, as that would tell me (and the ...
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Can I use a USB hub to plug in a lot of USB drives with profile and save game data in the Xbox 360?

The Xbox 360 was made compatible with USB drives as storage in the spring. To get past limited USB ports in Xbox 360s, would it be possible to hook up a USB hub and make use of many USB drives. This ...
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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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Does the Xbox 360's 'Auto Shut Off' Feature Wait for Downloads to Finish?

I think the title is pretty self-explanatory. The newest version of Xbox 360 firmware comes with a feature that automatically shuts down your Xbox after a period of inactivity, which you can set ...
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Button combination for bypassing Xbox 360 disc autoplay

Is there anything similar to holding Shift in Windows for temporary disabling the inserted disc autoplay?
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How to save a game so all profiles can load it?

My sons have been playing Lego Star Wars TCS. We started the game under my profile and that's where the game is saved. But in order to load it, it must be loaded from the controller that is signed ...
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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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Is it possible to jump longer in Limbo?

I've just started to play Limbo, and I wonder if there is a key combination to jump longer rather than the usual jump with a single key stroke.
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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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How can I access Tonilia after the final quest without the Thieves' Guild armor?

Okay. I don't give a skeever tail about having the item, but I do care about finishing the quest. I hadn't bothered to do the Thieves' Guild quests for quite a while after initially joining (and ...