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How to Copy Xbox 360 Games and Save Serious Money!

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.

This invaluable software costs almost half a single Xbox 360 game but can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars on your gaming expense. It’s a no brainer to own this software and start saving today.

Make Copies of Video Games and Save the Original

I remember when I was little and I was first introduced to a computer. Later that year, Santa Clause brought me a CD with one hundred games. Simple games with bad graphics, but oh how much I loved them. From brick breaker to ace shooter, and from bowling to pool, that CD seemed to have it all. Until the day my CD-ROM would not open anymore. How terrified I was when I had to unscrew the CD-ROM and try to pull it out manually. Unfortunately I succeeded in breaking it into two pieces.

I was young then but I still remember how much that episode hurt. The computer lost meaning for me without those games. What was the point of turning on the computer when I couldn’t play Pac Man or shoot down space invaders? I did not remember the name of the CD and since I still don’t have close relations with Santa Clause, the chances of ever tracking it down are very dim.

The morale of the story is that this personal nightmare maybe could not have been avoided. The CD-ROM got stuck and maybe that was meant to happen. Maybe there was no way the CD would have come out ‘alive’. But one thing could have changed the whole aftermath, another CD. A copy of the original, so that even though the first one broke, I still had the back up. Since then I grew up and also got smarter. I make copies of all my favorite games and I play them, while keeping the original safe, just in case something goes wrong.

Online Gaming and Your Child – Protecting Your Child While Having Fun

Kids love playing online and it’s totally pointless to argue with them if they would be allowed to play or not. If you insist that they should not play because of the many dangers of online gaming like identity theft and the possibility of being infected with malware and viruses, think again. There is always something that you can do to create a fun and safe gaming experience for your child that is both fun, friendly and educational while being age-appropriate.

Of course, everything starts with educating yourself about the gaming world. You have to learn how to access the gaming community as well as their rules, the significance of game ratings, and how privacy settings and safety tools can help your child play safely.

Of course, it would also be beneficial if you would know the basic difference between online gaming and online gambling. This is something that you have to teach your kids so that they will never engage themselves into something that they may regret in the future. Here are some of the basics that you might consider to help protect your child as they play and compete games online:

1. As previously mentioned, you have to first educate yourself. Read about online gaming and how other parents feel about this stuff. There are a lot of online forums that you can join online where you can ask related advice from other parents who have children who play games online too. They may be able to provide you with some tips and advices on which games are safe for your kids and which are not.
You also have to get yourself familiar with the game that your child plays. Visit the site and investigate further. View their game ratings from other online gaming review sites and read as well the site’s end-user agreements, privacy policies or terms of acceptable use.

2. You have to establish rules clearly before you allow your child to play online. These rules can include how much time they can spend playing online, with whom they can play, and what other things they can do on the computer besides gaming. This should be something that is set clear before your child goes to play online and you have to be vigilant and determined to maintain this set of rules.

3. When your child starts playing, you have to closely monitor their game and chat messages. If, at any point in the game, your child felt uncomfortable because another player used foul language at them, then encourage your child to tell you so. You also have to educate your child that they should not share their personal information to anyone that they play with online because there can be hackers and identity theft criminals out there who pose as players to get access to their victim’s information.

4. Help your child choose an appropriate screen name that he will use for the game. The name that they will use can include your child’s nickname or any other name that does not give out too much personal information. Avoid using names with number prefixes since more often than not, kids use their birthdays as the prefix.