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Old 10-28-2009, 02:13 PM
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Default Is it bad to install and delete games constantly on the xbox 360?

I have a habit now of simply installing the latest game I buy to my 360 so it will be quieter. I am deleting and installing on a constant basis. For example I had Brutal Legend installed, deleted once I got Smackdown 2010 and installed that and now I am ready for Forza 3, Tekken, etc.

Is this bad to do and should I not be installing every game I buy???
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Old 10-28-2009, 02:14 PM
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Old 10-28-2009, 02:20 PM
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yeah i'm hoping it's not bad, i've been doing this a lot
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Old 10-28-2009, 02:35 PM
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yeah i'm hoping it's not bad, i've been doing this a lot
Same here.
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Old 10-28-2009, 02:36 PM
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I've done it that way for quite sometime and never had a problem.
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Old 10-28-2009, 02:42 PM
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Same here.
hey how long does amazon usually take with game trades?

i was considering sending some in
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Old 10-28-2009, 02:44 PM
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With the way the 360 file system is partitioned out it doesn't really matter. There's a temporary game cache that's limited to a separate area of the drive that you can't access. The amount a fragmentation that would happen from installing and deleting game data would be negligible. I kinda wonder about the PS3 though.
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hey how long does amazon usually take with game trades?

i was considering sending some in
Usually about 5-8 days. You're closer to the east coast so it may be a little quicker than that.

Edit - Also, once you select your trade ins and print out the packing slip and UPS label you usually have about 5-7 days to actually mail it out. Keep an eye on the trade-in price before you mail it out because sometimes it can increase. If it does increase, just cancel your trade-in and re-do it with the higher price.
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I do it constantly, as I only have space for one installed game.
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Usually about 5-8 days. You're closer to the east coast so it may be a little quicker than that.

Edit - Also, once you select your trade ins and print out the packing slip and UPS label you usually have about 5-7 days to actually mail it out. Keep an eye on the trade-in price before you mail it out because sometimes it can increase. If it does increase, just cancel your trade-in and re-do it with the higher price.
ok cool, i was considering beating odst and just sending it in, halo mp isn't really doing much for me, it carries a $30 trade value currently

with that and the $20 mw2 credit i'd have left 4 dead 2 paid off
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