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Old 11-04-2009, 02:46 PM
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If I take my friend's hard drive, with a bunch of XBL arcade games, and plug it into my 360, will I be able to play said games? If so, will there be any restrictions?

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Old 11-04-2009, 02:52 PM
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I think since its a different console, you would have to play those arcade games from your friends profile; alternatively you can go through some sort of process I have never done to transfer ownership to the new console, but then your friend is SOL for all his downloaded content I believe unless he plays logged in from his own home.

Can someone else confirm that?
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Old 11-04-2009, 02:53 PM
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Playing as his profile is no problem (he will be there). Has anyone here done this?
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Old 11-04-2009, 02:57 PM
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I think you will have to be connected to XBL and you will have to be signed in under his profile. I know my friend did this with his brother's HDD and I'm pretty sure that was the only catch.
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Old 11-04-2009, 03:10 PM
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Ah, have to be connected to XBL... that could be a problem. OK.
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Old 11-04-2009, 03:26 PM
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If I take my friend's hard drive, with a bunch of XBL arcade games, and plug it into my 360, will I be able to play said games? If so, will there be any restrictions?

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And this is different than used copies / rentals / giving a game to a brother-in-law how???

Anyhow, funny side apart, the answer is yes if your friend logs in to XBL as himself of if he transfers the digital rights to your machine (which can only be done once a year).

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Old 11-04-2009, 03:29 PM
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It uses the consoles serial # when you DL it, as well as the profile used.
Anytime on XBL you'd be fine. But without it, it will only show up as a demo.
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Old 11-04-2009, 03:34 PM
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XBL content is accessible:

(a) by all profiles on the console it was downloaded on
(b) any console by the profile that downloaded it
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No, you must be signed into xbox live.
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Old 11-04-2009, 05:30 PM
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And this is different than used copies / rentals / giving a game to a brother-in-law how???
Because it's his own bachelor party, because I don't want him to haul his 360 for his own party (I'd rather do that myself), and because I therefore wanted him to bring his hard drive only, for convenience. He has a lot more arcade games than me.

Also, because it's temporary -- literally for 2 days.

Also, I never in any way said rentals are bad or that sporadic loans are bad. Now, only playing loaned games or playing loaned games 50% of the time, I would frown on that. I'd rather reward the developers.

I hope this addresses your concerns.

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the answer is yes if your friend logs in to XBL as himself of if he transfers the digital rights to your machine (which can only be done once a year).
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