Due to the region restriction I cannot access Xbox Live on my Xbox, even if I purchased a Gold membership. However it seems that I can purchase games from Xbox Live Marketplace on a PC. I assume this means I can then download them on the PC, and I would like to know if I can transfer them through a flash drive to the 250GB internal HDD of my Xbox 360 console, and then run them from the HDD.

  • How are you downloading the games to your PC? Where are you based?
    – TZHX
    Commented Oct 7, 2013 at 10:04
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    I never tried, but it seems that as long as I was asked for the credit card details, I may be able to buy a game or download a free demo on the PC HDD or on a flash drive connected to it. Then I will try to play the game from the flash drive or transfer it from the stick to the HDD of the 360 console. The region I am in is Romania. It's at least strange, as long as the XBOX consoles are officially sold in this market.
    – Christian
    Commented Oct 7, 2013 at 12:24
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    I can't speak to other regions, but I don't believe downloading them to a PC is ever an option. Also, the portion of a USB drive formatted for the Xbox isn't accessible to browse or copy data to on a PC without likely something that isn't quite legal. Commented Oct 7, 2013 at 13:40
  • Ah, I understand what you were thinking. I've edited that guess into the question to make it clearer what your situation is. Commented Oct 7, 2013 at 19:08

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You have the option of purchasing games for download to an xbox with your profile on it, however, you can NOT download xbox games to the PC and then transfer to your xbox.

Quite the opening for piracy if you could.

I speak from experience in purchasing games online. After buying ANY non-avatar item in the Marketplace you will be presented with a notification stating that your item will be downloaded to your 360 and will appear in your My Games list after it has been downloaded.

It is also entirely possible that the full Xbox Live (Marketplace et al.) is not available in Romania. While it may be a market for Xboxes to exist, governmental issues may be blocking access. If you wish to attempt to play on Xbox Live, Try finding a proxy to run through, I can't go further into detail as I've never had to look that information up. I also don't know international law or the conflicts invited therein.

Source: Purchase of DLC for Might and Magic (Free Game of October 1-14) made message

  • +1! Would be improved 1000% with a freehand circle though.[/deadpan] Commented Oct 7, 2013 at 18:57
  • @SevenSidedDie You mean a circle on the image?
    – Cole Busby
    Commented Oct 7, 2013 at 18:58
  • Around the "Your items will appear in…" part, yes. Arqade has many freehand circle connoisseurs among its users who would approve. (It's a bit of a meme / in-joke.) Also, it would just nicely highlight the relevant part of the image. Commented Oct 7, 2013 at 19:00
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    Not bad, not bad. Not actual freehand, but good line weight, colour saturation, and an pleasing amount of aliasing. ;) Commented Oct 7, 2013 at 19:01
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    @SevenSidedDie ALL THE MSPAINTS!
    – Cole Busby
    Commented Oct 7, 2013 at 19:02

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