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Reticulating Splines ... forever?

Issues with downloading the Minecraft update to XBox 360. Please help so my child doesn't disown me forever. [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Jun 21, 2014 - 7 answers

Help: XBox 360 no longer connects to XBL via Apple Airport Extreme

I know there is a ton of links about this online, I checked many, many of them and I have exhausted everything I can think of. Most info is old or based on older Airport Utility software, or using a Windows machine with the Airport, etc. The crazy part is that until a few days ago, I was able to connect easily. In fact, the Airport connected to Xbox and XB Live right out of the box. [more inside]
posted by jeff-o-matic on Mar 18, 2014 - 1 answer

Seeking pretty, engaging games with no violence.

Need non-violent game recommendations. Have Xbox 360 (never used), a badass PC, and iPad. Like pretty, detailed environments, exploration, puzzles/deduction, mystery, adventure. Dislike all but the most very mild violence, and also not very good with things that are time-sensitive (like having to do things very, very quickly or have a good reaction time to succeed). Many years ago in the mid-late '90s I enjoyed Myst/Riven, The 7th Guest, Zork Nemesis, the X-Files game, the Titanic game, and a couple other exploring worlds/figuring things out things that I can't remember the names of. [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit on Aug 16, 2013 - 48 answers

Help me decide what to play next!

For years, I've lived by an absolutely inflexible rule: I will play only one console video game at a time until I beat it. I'm about to finish Deus Ex: Human Revolution on the 360, and my next game will be either Skyrim or Batman: Arkham City. Each is well-reviewed--which one should I play first? Heavy weight is given to freedom/non-linear gameplay and short load times. Again, this is on the 360. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jul 5, 2013 - 22 answers

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

What storage devices does the Xbox360 support?

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

Saved the galaxy a third time. What now?

Finished ME3. What should I play now? [more inside]
posted by TheWhiteSkull on Aug 8, 2012 - 18 answers

What's the state of the art in fun, inclusive party gaming?

What's the latest and greatest in party-style competitive or cooperative (ideally four player or even more) videogames? Our current selection is a little bit long in the tooth and I'm wondering if there's something I should be purchasing or downloading to freshen things up for this weekend. [more inside]
posted by Joey Bagels on Jun 27, 2012 - 23 answers

Help me get my Xbox360 onto the American internet!

How can I make my Xbox 360 play nice with a VPN? Oh, and to further complicate matters, I want this to happen so that I can access Amazon OnDemand... From Canada. More inside... [more inside]
posted by smitt on Jun 1, 2012 - 6 answers

RROD soon?

Playing multiplayer Battlefield 3 on the weekend on an Xbox. My Xbox was juttery and slow. Not laggy from a poor internet connection, the problem seemed to originate on the Xbox itself. Animated loading screens were stuttery. Walking in the game felt like traipsing through mud. My only solution was new batteries in the controller, to no avail. Anyone else have a suggestion?
posted by Keith Talent on May 22, 2012 - 8 answers

Need a good couch co-op game

I need suggestions for good couch co-op games to play with my wife on our Xbox 360. She has been playing the hell outta Skyrim and has finally gotten the handle on using a controller for 1st person control. Was thinking Portal 2 but I need some more suggestions [more inside]
posted by ShawnString on Apr 17, 2012 - 17 answers

Game recommendations for Xbox 360 over System Link?

Game recommendations for Xbox 360 over System Link? [more inside]
posted by elsietheeel on Mar 30, 2012 - 9 answers

Casual Xbox360 games to play with my girlfriend?

Looking for Xbox360 casual game recommendations [more inside]
posted by sah on Mar 10, 2012 - 12 answers

360 game visual tearing on new TV- is it the game, the TV or something else?

I got a new LCD TV, and it's 1080p and 120 Hz (previous was 1080i and 60 Hz). It generally looks great, but playing some Xbox 360 games, there's a noticeable amount of tearing I never saw on my old TV. Is this the game, the console, some setting, the TV itself or something else entirely? [more inside]
posted by Nelsormensch on Feb 6, 2012 - 17 answers

overlooked games on the 360

What are some hidden xbox 360 games? [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight on Jan 7, 2012 - 44 answers

Help me find high-quality image files of Xbox360 achievement icons.

Help me find high-quality image files of Xbox360 achievement icons. [more inside]
posted by mean cheez on Dec 22, 2011 - 2 answers

What's Lap Time in Spanish?

Does Forza 4 sold in South America have English Language Support? [more inside]
posted by defcom1 on Dec 1, 2011 - 1 answer

Platforming picks?

Can you recommend some platform games for the Xbox 360? [more inside]
posted by chris88 on Nov 21, 2011 - 14 answers

Can an Xbox 360 or PS3 Play Archived Ripped DVDs

Can an XBox 360 and/or Playstation 3 be made to play archived/ripped DVDs that preserve the menu structure? Is there a guide for doing that somewhere? [more inside]
posted by willnot on Nov 14, 2011 - 4 answers

How can I fix the XBox 360 "open tray" error?

I have the xbox 360 "open tray" error — the DVD drive spins up, reads the disc, and then pretends there's nothing there (going back to "open tray" instead of playing the disc). I ruled out the laser not seeing the disc. How do I fix it? [more inside]
posted by saizai on Oct 22, 2011 - 7 answers

Game Console Emulator Software for PC?

I want to play "Red Dead Redemption." I do NOT want to buy a console to do so. [more inside]
posted by BigLankyBastard on Oct 6, 2011 - 18 answers

Having trouble getting my Macbook to communicate with other devices on my network.

I'm having trouble getting my Macbook to reliably communicate with, well, anything else on my network, and not having a spare router or laptop is not helping the troubleshooting process. [more inside]
posted by Tomorrowful on Sep 20, 2011 - 11 answers

Wondering if Activision are on a mission to destroy my sanity.

How do I connect a wireless guitar to a Xbox 360? [more inside]
posted by malibustacey9999 on Aug 15, 2011 - 3 answers

Please Please Me (By Helping Me Find A Gift)

Looking for the Beatles Rock Band Bundle for Xbox 360 in Southern Ontario (as a gift for a family member & occasional lurker here, so asking as Anonymous). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 10, 2011 - 3 answers

Any good new splitscreen xbox games?

What are some good multiplayer xbox360 games that can be played on one TV screen? Co-op preferred... [more inside]
posted by Silentgoldfish on Mar 21, 2011 - 16 answers

HDMI woes

Can someone tell me what's going on with my HDMI setup? I can't get it to work consistently. Sometimes it works fine, other times it says that nothing's plugged in. Sometimes, the screen goes pink. [more inside]
posted by rebent on Mar 16, 2011 - 5 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

3rd party wifi adapter for xbox?

Can I use a third party wireless adapter for an XBOX360? I've long been frustrated by not having wireless on my xbox. I almost never want to be online with the thing, but when I do, I'd rather not drag a cable through the house. Now I've got a radio labs wireless adapter/antenna booster. I was just looking at the official 360 adapter, and am struck that they're probably very similar. Can I use my third part adapter, or is the 360 software so picky that it's not going to work? Thoughts? I'd rather not pay for this crap, Microsoft has enough of my filthy lucre already.
posted by Stagger Lee on Jan 19, 2011 - 10 answers

XBox security questions

How exactly does XBox account security work? Our 360 was stolen in November. We haven't bought a replacement yet, but we did change the password on the Live account associated with the console immediately. We just noticed that within the last few days, our gamertag has logged on and has been playing games, buying avatar items with points we already had, etc. WTF? [more inside]
posted by kmz on Dec 30, 2010 - 3 answers

Seniors Console Games

Recommendations of recent console games for a library collection that would appeal to seniors. [more inside]
posted by Razzle Bathbone on Dec 18, 2010 - 2 answers

Getting an hdmi switch and secondary monitor to do their darn job, darn it

My iMac won't play nice with my 2:1 hdmi switch and secondary monitor. Seems like there's an AND when there should be an OR. [more inside]
posted by Dandeson Coates, Sec'y on Dec 15, 2010 - 1 answer

Wireless 360 solution on the cheap

Are there any cheap & easy alternatives to the official Microsoft wireless adapter for the original Xbox 360? [more inside]
posted by pilibeen on Dec 1, 2010 - 8 answers

How did they steal that xbox live account?

How are XBox 360 Live accounts stolen? [more inside]
posted by seanyboy on Sep 10, 2010 - 3 answers

Cheaper Internet?

Can one play Xbox Live over the sprint 4g network? [more inside]
posted by alextprice on Aug 5, 2010 - 3 answers

Help me recover my accidentally Xbox saved games!

Is it possible to recover accidentally deleted Xbox gamer profiles and game saves from a flash drive? [more inside]
posted by mrhaydel on Jul 19, 2010 - 7 answers

help finding (good) xbox 360 multiplayer games!

xbox 360-filter: looking for games that either a) have good 3 (or 4) player co-op or b) have good multiplayer (versus) mode for 3-4 players all on the same xbox [more inside]
posted by knockoutking on Jul 7, 2010 - 15 answers

help me with the final piece of my home theater

I need software recommendations for converting my hard copy DVDs into a full res digital library accessible from the couch and portable on our iPhones. MacMini and/or Xbox360+Windows7 desktop. [more inside]
posted by phritosan on Jun 13, 2010 - 8 answers

Red Dead Redemption: PS3 or Xbox 360?

Red Dead Redemption: The reviews of this game have been so exceptional that I think I might like to get it. However, I own neither an Xbox 360 nor a PlayStation 3 and would like advice about which console to consider buying. (A little more inside.) [more inside]
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Jun 13, 2010 - 33 answers

Recommend nature / geography / anatomy quiz games!

Can you recommend any XBOX 360 (or PC/MAC/Linux for that matter) games that are more quiz / education oriented (not counting Trivial Pursuit). Specifically, I'm thinking of games that involve things like: naming / identifying countries / capitals / rivers / mountains etc; naming / identifying species of animals or plants; anatomy / medicine type stuff; physics simulators like Phun. [more inside]
posted by tkbarbarian on May 7, 2010 - 7 answers

Addict me.

What are the most enthralling, addicting 360 games (aside from Fallout 3 or Modern Warfare 2)? [more inside]
posted by Ouisch on May 2, 2010 - 28 answers

Fallout 3 Add-On Conundrum

How do I play the Fallout 3 Add-On packs now that I've (nearly) reached the end of the game? [more inside]
posted by newfers on Apr 9, 2010 - 9 answers

HELP US COD-MW2 IN AFGHANISTAN!

We're in Afghanistan. We have 8 Xbox 360s, and no internet connection that we can hook our Xbox 360s to. Help us get a multiplayer thing going... [more inside]
posted by Master Gunner on Apr 5, 2010 - 8 answers

360 RIP. Hello PS3?

Xbox 360 vs. PlayStation 3, 2010 Edition. [more inside]
posted by mkultra on Mar 4, 2010 - 18 answers

Ohgodtheressomanyofthem!

Universal remote on a budget. Is. It. Possible? [more inside]
posted by InsanePenguin on Feb 15, 2010 - 17 answers

How to play iTunes video through my XBox 360?

I have an XBox 360, a Macbook with Connect360 and TV shows that I bought from iTunes. How can I make them play nice? [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal on Feb 15, 2010 - 8 answers

What is the best way to view m2ts videos on my Xbox 360 ?

How can I play the M2ts video format on my Xbox 360 ? [more inside]
posted by carefulmonkey on Feb 15, 2010 - 3 answers

Fun multiplayer experience that doesn't feel like I'm playing "handicapped."

Looking for Xbox 360 multiplayer game recommendations. Got Halo 3, but looking for something a little different for a couple reasons... [more inside]
posted by the other side on Jan 1, 2010 - 16 answers

Which games allow you to play on XBL with multiple local participants?

Which Xbox 360 games allow you to connect and play multiplayer online with one Live account, but with multiple local participants playing split-screen? For example, Halo 3 has this feature. Do any other games have this feature - or even allow you to connect and play with two valid Live accounts?
posted by kuperman on Dec 25, 2009 - 10 answers

8-year-old on Xbox Live...friend or folly?

Is xbox live appropriate for an 8-year-old? [more inside]
posted by teg4rvn on Dec 22, 2009 - 33 answers

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