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Can I install an XBox 360 Arcade Demo from a disc to my hard drive?

The Xbox 360 Arcade game Alan Wake's American Nightmare just went on sale, so I purchased it. I have very limited bandwidth on my Internet plan, though. I do have a demo of the game that came with an Official XBox 360 Magazine coverdisc. Usually, when I have a demo of a game all I need to do to unlock the full game is pay for it, without any additional download. There doesn't seem to be any way to install the demo from the disc to my Xbox's hard drive, though. I do have enough space. Is there any way I can install the game demo from the disc to the harddrive? I haven't modded my Xbox in any way.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants on May 25, 2013 - 5 answers

Xbox RPGs

Recommend some XBox 360 games for me. I have enjoyed: Morrowind, Oblivion, Skyrim, Fallout 3 and NV, Dragonage O and 2, Fable 1, 2, and 3, Bioshock 2, Portal 1 and 2. [more inside]
posted by arcticwoman on Nov 29, 2012 - 41 answers

What storage devices does the Xbox360 support?

Xbox 360 4G storage upgrade options? [more inside]
posted by Kyol on Nov 14, 2012 - 4 answers

All he wants for Xmas is a DS

For the last two years my (now) 6.5 year old has been begging for a Nintendo DS. I've resisted this long but with the holidays around the corner I'm starting to bend. However, as I look at the options I'm torn. I play casual games but have never been a gamer. What should I buy, if anything? [more inside]
posted by Cuke on Oct 14, 2012 - 20 answers

How do I use "New Game Plus" in Arkham City

How do I use "New Game plus" in Batman: Arkham City? [more inside]
posted by TigerCrane on Sep 10, 2012 - 3 answers

Internet Browsing on PS3

Since the Xbox 360 doesn't have a browser I am unable to connect to Xbox Live on a public internet connection because the 360 cannot give me access to the user agreement (if anyone knows a way around that, I'd like to know). Does anyone know if the PS3 has a browser capable of going on a public wifi and agreeing to the user agreement? I ask this because I am considering purchasing one for the library I work at. This will allow me to download updates for our games.
posted by zzazazz on Feb 24, 2012 - 3 answers

Used Xbox 360 games...which can I buy used without also needing to buy a new reg code?

I'm thinking about buying a few used Xbox 360 games online. Does anyone know of a definitive resource that can tell me which games/publishers are likely to require me to buy an additional registration code in order to access full online functionality? [more inside]
posted by uk_giffo on Jan 27, 2012 - 12 answers

Xbox 360, Elite, Arcade, Wha?

Xbox 360, Elite, Falcon, Arcade, wha? [more inside]
posted by musofire on Jun 20, 2011 - 12 answers

XBOX 360 setup help followup

I'm still trying to connect my upcoming XBOX 360 to my computer monitor. The monitor has only VGA and DVI-D inputs and no audio output, however, so I'm having issues tracking down what needs to be done. Currently I'm fairly sure I've got what I need for video, but I still need help figuring out how to connect audio. [more inside]
posted by flatluigi on Feb 10, 2011 - 14 answers

XBOX 360 setup help: Using a monitor & getting audio

I'm getting an XBOX 360 shortly, but I have a few questions about setting it up. For one, my television is very bad, so I'd like to use my computer monitor for it - should picking up a VGA cable be fine? Secondly, I'm not sure how the XBOX's audio ports are set up - can I just plug my headset with a standard headphone and microphone plug into it, or do I need adapters? [more inside]
posted by flatluigi on Feb 3, 2011 - 11 answers

Give me a game!

I'm looking for some PC game recommendations. I guess I'll settle for X Box 360 and PS3 recommendations as well. I know a variation on this question has been asked many times before, but I have a fairly specific requirements. [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Nov 18, 2010 - 39 answers

You Youngsters And Your Technology!

I've only ever played PC games, but keep hearing about these new-fangled doohickeys called "consoles"........ [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Nov 4, 2010 - 22 answers

Looking for humorous artillery in the xbox vs PS wars.

I'm particularly looking for a one liner that did the rounds a month or two back that said something to the effect of "my playstation won't power up while the [xbox] green light is showing", but any clever "My console > your console" will do.
posted by kreestar on Jun 5, 2010 - 3 answers

And therein lies the game

I grow weary of hard games and/or games that require massive investment of time and energy for any payoff. Please recommend easy, casual video games for me. [more inside]
posted by AugieAugustus on Mar 29, 2010 - 26 answers

Adventure games for the 360?

I'm looking for some games with the classic point & click adventure flavor... for the Xbox 360. [more inside]
posted by sonofslim on Feb 28, 2010 - 7 answers

Xbox 360 games for the retired and slightly arthritic?

Inexplicably, my sixty-six year old father has just bought an Xbox 360. What games could I buy for it that my parents would enjoy? [more inside]
posted by Acarpous on Nov 30, 2009 - 22 answers

Immersive Xbox environments

Gamers: I am an Xbox newbie. Please recommend first-person games with excellently-achieved immersive environments. [more inside]
posted by Hugobaron on Nov 1, 2009 - 31 answers

think outside the xbox?

recommend an xbox game for me! [more inside]
posted by thinkingwoman on Aug 28, 2009 - 23 answers

Search for Xbox Live gamers via email address

Is there a way to search for xbox live friends by email, the way there is for everything else on the internet these days? [more inside]
posted by billtron on Jul 24, 2009 - 2 answers

Hello Cleveland! Are you ready to rock? And by rock, I mean click really loudly.

A couple of Guitar Hero: World Tour (Wii) instrument silencing questions. [more inside]
posted by Rock Steady on Apr 20, 2009 - 4 answers

Xbox to DVI or VGA?

I have an Acer AL2216 W computer monitor with VGA and DVI inputs. I'm thinking about getting an Xbox for things like halo 2 and 3. Is there a way I can feed the xbox video into my monitor and the audio into my computer's speakers (LogiTech LS21)? What would it cost? Such as converting it from a standard video and audio format that you'd plug into your tv to a DVI and 3.5mm female connector. Or HDMI to VGA or DVI and Audio to 3.5mm?
posted by BoldStepDesign on Jan 26, 2009 - 11 answers

I am such a noob

How do I get better at first-person shooters on the Xbox360? [more inside]
posted by MrVisible on Sep 29, 2008 - 22 answers

Gaming for the new oldbie

I'm 40ish. I know nothing about modern gaming. I used to love adventure games back in the 80s like Zak McKraken, KGB and Thermonuclear Wargames. I have some time on my hands and want to take the plunge into the modern world of gaming. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by vizsla on Sep 22, 2008 - 33 answers

Why doesn't my XBox 360 know it's an XBox 360?

Borrowed Call of Duty 4, for the XBox 360, from a friend, and each time I try to play a message appears informing me that I need to insert the disc into an XBox 360, which is where it is. The message is static, and when trying to do anything with the controller, the DVD control overlay appears. What's going on here? Google searches point to some similar experiences, but not much in the way of solutions. The disc has been cleaned several times and while not in perfect shape is certainly not damaged beyond playability.
posted by boombot on Jun 25, 2008 - 13 answers

Noiseless gaming tips

Which second hand Xbox 360 should I buy to minimise noise? [more inside]
posted by phatmonkey on Jun 15, 2008 - 8 answers

X-Box + GTA = ?

Which X-Box should I get? [more inside]
posted by Vindaloo on Apr 29, 2008 - 22 answers

Bully for the 360: How Do I Know It's Patched?

I want to play Bully: Scholarship Edition on my Xbox 360. There was just a patch released for the game, but my console is not hooked up to the internet and never will be. How (and when) can I know that the physical copy of the game I buy is a post-patch version?
posted by BitterOldPunk on Mar 22, 2008 - 16 answers

How do I import a draft class with real names into Madden 2007 on the Xbox 360?

How do I import a draft class with real names into Madden 2007 on the Xbox 360? [more inside]
posted by hcastro on Nov 25, 2007 - 1 answer

Sifting through 360 Models- which ones is best for someone who doesn't care about XB Live?

What's the best XBox 360 model for someone that doesn't care about XBox Live? [more inside]
posted by Nelsormensch on Nov 14, 2007 - 19 answers

Kid-Friendly Video Games

For a school fundraiser, my wife (a teacher at the school) and I are donating a "Video Game Bonanza Night". This will be six elementary school-age children coming over to play videogames on a 50" HDTV and an outside projection system. I have an Xbox, GC, PS2, DC, and the N64, and some kid-friendly games (Super Monkey Ball, Katamari Damacy, DDR). I would like to offer a few others, and need suggestions on good kid-friendly party games.
posted by xorowo on Feb 1, 2005 - 22 answers

Halo Tips

I am going to be participating in a Halo 2 Kill-A-Thon tomorrow night. I do not own an Xbox myself, so i don't get much practice time. I am getting better at Halo, but i still seem to be an easy target for experienced players. Are there some basic techniques that i should know or other tips that will help me be a little more of a threat and less of an easy mark?
posted by mudhouse on Dec 9, 2004 - 19 answers

PS2, GameCube, or XBox?

Well, the time appears to have finally come. With my kids starting to cross over the 10 threshold I am on the verge of caving in on the gaming console issue. As a kid who wanted an Atari 2600 but got a TI-99/4a it took me a while to realize that gaming consoles are now pretty much part of the background recreation matrix/social experience of kids and not an extravagant extra. Anyway, they get good grades and I wound up working for a while as a game programmer and it did not kill me.

So parenting aside, I was wondering if anyone could suggest some good sources of information on the three major platforms (XBox, GameCube, PS2). The kids told me that their friends mostly have PS2s and that they like the GameCube, but I just want to make sure that, say, in February the next generation of platform hardware won't come out and they stop production of titles for what we get. FWIW their tastes are Backyard sports games, Civilization 3, and Hobbit/Harry Potter type games -- but they remind me that playing those and Zaxxon on the family PC do not a gaming system make. Oh, and there any must-have accessories that we should take care of up front? Cheers.
posted by cgk on Dec 6, 2004 - 26 answers

Modded XBox

Recently The Howie linked to a place that sells modded Xboxen. My question is--if I get one of these modded boxes, can I just use it as a turnkey solution for running a little dual-boot computer that can emulate a bunch of game platforms, play my mp3s with a decent interface, and play quicktime movies that I've ripped with a reasonable amount of clarity? (oh yeah, and save xbox games to the HD). Or, is it one of those deals where I *could* do most of that stuff, but I'd spend a heck of a lot of time messing with config files and otherwise slowly morphing into a Eunuchs Guru...

Or would I just be better off getting a cheap little mini-itx computer and putting an lcd monitor on it?
posted by mecran01 on Sep 25, 2004 - 15 answers

Xbox for Xmas

My kids just got an X-box for Christmas. I know nothing about this thing and am not familiar with console games since the PS1. Any ideas about what games are worth buying (cheap is always good, we live in the woods so peer pressure isn't a concern) for a role playing twelve-year old and a fighting fool nine-year old?
posted by cedar on Dec 26, 2003 - 12 answers

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