Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Making Backups Of XBox 360 Games

By Chris Robertson

If you have a Microsoft XBox 360 chances are you're a happy camper. Sleeker and more powerful than the original XBox, the 360 is a competent gaming console that can soak up your spare time and then some with scores of mostly very good (and some excellent) games. People may forever argue the relative merits of the XBox 360 versus the Sony PlayStation 3 or the Nintendo Wii, but it's really a moot point. If you have a 360 you've invested in XBox 360 games, watch XBox 360 movies, and most likely have a subscription to XBox Live. And you certainly enjoy the XBox 360 games download capabilities made possible through speedy broadband connections.

Unfortunately, there's a bit of a discrepancy between the wonderful XBox hardware, the blindingly fast Internet connections, and then fact that the XBox is a very closed system. There are some good reasons for that. Unlike regular PCs, game consoles are totally and completely standardized. You can't add more RAM, change the drive, or upgrade the processor. You also can't mess with the system software other than installing the necessary XBox 360 firmware or system upgrades. That's because console hardware and software must be completely standard in order to optimally and reliably run games. The complete standardization also makes it possible for consoles to remain unchanged for several years. Games get better as developers learn how to squeeze the last bit of power out of a console, but other than that, every single game made for a particular console will always run on that console. No upgrades needed, ever.

The bad part about all this is that even though the XBox 360 is a computer, it's a totally locked computer and you can't even make backups of the very games you own. That's not good. I've had enough hard disks crash on me and enough CDs and DVDs become unreadable that I've become pretty paranoid. In my work I'd never rely on a piece of software that I cannot back up. Yet, that's exactly the situation gamers are in. They can't back up their own games. If a game DVD goes bad - and that can easily happen given how much use they get - you're simply out of luck. No one is going to give you a new DVD. You have to buy your own XBox software all over again. No XBox backup for you. That's not a good situation.

So what's the solution? There really isn't a clean one. Microsoft knows its software and hardware, and they decided to not allow backups of their game DVDs. To keep people from doing backups of their DVDs, the game files are encrypted and the XBox will only run special XBox 360 media. Does that mean those who are determined to protect their investment via backups are simply out of luck? No, there are ways to get into the XBox 360 so you can do backups. In fact, there's a whole community out there dedicated to XBox modifications and the ability to download XBox 360 games, XBox 360 movies, XBox 360 firmware, and Xbox software. It may very well be worth your while to check it out. Repair Your Xbox 360 Games Now
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How to Copy Xbox 360 Games and Save Serious Money!

By Jason W Miller

In 2001, the software giant, Microsoft jumped into the gaming industry and launched Xbox, their first gaming console. In 2005, they released the advanced version of the Xbox, called Xbox 360 which provides much better storage, audio and video capabilities than the original Xbox. Since then Xbox 360 has become very popular with kids and adults alike. They also have an excellent selection of games available for Xbox 360 and every gaming fan wants to get hold of most of the Xbox 360 games for their gaming adventure.

The problem though is that the Xbox 360 games are expensive and could cost you a lot of money if you want to play most of their games. Each game disc costs more than $50 and they are very sensitive as well. The life span of the gaming discs is not that excellent. Excessive playing of the game or slight rough handling of the gaming disc will damage the game and it will become unplayable on your console. If you really liked that game and want to continue playing it then you will have to spend anther $50 or more to buy that game again. You see how all this cost can add up for your entire game library.

An obvious solution to save repeated cost on the same game disc is to copy your original game disc, play the backup copy of your game and keep the original game disc at safe place. This way you will always have the original disc if something happens to the backup copy. You buy the Xbox 360 game once and never spend another dime on the same game again. Having the original disc kept aside safely, you will be preserving your entire gaming library not only for yourself but for your kids as well when they grow up.

Now the question is how to copy Xbox 360 games that you can play on your console. You may already have tried this using regular CD / DVD copying software like Nero but then found out that you can't play them on the console. This is because the Xbox 360 games have special encryption code that these softwares can't decode and therefore the Xbox 360 console can't play the games that are copied using regular disc copying software.

You may also have heard advice of modifying your Xbox 360 by installing some sort of modchip or change the BIOS of the XBOX so that it no longer checks for the encryption code on the games. Problem with methods like these is that they are too complicated for the normal user, may not work at the end and surely they will void warranty on your gaming console. You must stay away from these techniques.

Luckily, there are now specialized softwares available on the Internet that can break the encryption technology on the Xbox 360 games and make copies of the original disc in a way that the copied disc is as good in quality as the original disc and can be played on the console with no additional procedures required. These software make whole game copying process so simple that anyone who can work on computer can also copy the games. They can also copy the game discs quickly; in as little as 20 minutes.

There are several of these softwares advertised on the web. Some are really good and do fabulous job of copying the Xbox 360 games but others are just the bogus hype. At the end of this article we have provided link to the incredible new software that will not only make working copies of the Xbox games but also works for all other major gaming consoles like, Wii, Playstation 3, Paystation 2, Gamecube, PSP and more. The software makes working copies of all types of games in 3 simple and quick steps. It comes with easy to follow written and video instructions on how to copy games.Repair Xbox 360  Games Now

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