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Old 03-31-11, 04:31 PM   #2551
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re: The official Xbox 360 thread - the console of choice on nuclear submarines

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Is that so? I don't remember that being an option ~3 years ago when I did it. Very nice!
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Old 03-31-11, 04:43 PM   #2552
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re: The official Xbox 360 thread - the console of choice on nuclear submarines

Do I need that official cable thingy or will any USB male-to-male transfer cable work as long as I have two working 360s?

BTW : Thanks for the info everyone. I didn't really want to hijack this thread a' la Scott, but there's so much confusing info on this topic on the internet with all the changes to the 360 memory systems over the years, and I appreciate the knowledge.
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Old 03-31-11, 04:52 PM   #2553
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re: The official Xbox 360 thread - the console of choice on nuclear submarines

Just don't be surprised when Pinata pops over to your fancy Doctoring forums and starts talking circumcision.
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Old 03-31-11, 04:54 PM   #2554
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re: The official Xbox 360 thread - the console of choice on nuclear submarines

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Is that so? I don't remember that being an option ~3 years ago when I did it. Very nice!
I remember using it when I got the 250GB drive from woot in November(?) of last year. I used the disc utility to move everything over from the 120 to the 250, but then wanted to copy all my RB songs back onto the 120 for the other room. I started going through the music store, and it was obviously taking forever with all the content I have. I decided to check if I could just use it as a USB drive, and it worked like a charm.
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Old 03-31-11, 05:32 PM   #2555
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Is it boxed up by your decision or by a fault of Microsoft's hardware?
My decision... doing some remodeling and it was just in the way.
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Old 03-31-11, 05:57 PM   #2556
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re: The official Xbox 360 thread - the console of choice on nuclear submarines

Is there a way of telling if automatic renewal is on or off on your 360 account for XBL? I thought I saw an option before, but I couldn't find it when I just entered my renewal code for my prepaid card.
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Old 03-31-11, 06:01 PM   #2557
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Is there a way of telling if automatic renewal is on or off on your 360 account for XBL? I thought I saw an option before, but I couldn't find it when I just entered my renewal code for my prepaid card.
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Old 03-31-11, 07:03 PM   #2558
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re: The official Xbox 360 thread - the console of choice on nuclear submarines

So the only way to check is by calling now? That sucks.
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Old 03-31-11, 09:11 PM   #2559
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re: The official Xbox 360 thread - the console of choice on nuclear submarines

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Is it boxed up by your decision or by a fault of Microsoft's hardware?
I'll take this and run with it - what if it is a fault of Microsoft's in-warranty hardware? I shipped off my broken power supply on March 7 and still don't have a new one. After more than 2 weeks of apparently not having any in stock -- yes, that's correct, Microsoft was out of power cables for 2+ weeks with no way of obtaining more -- they shipped a replacement. It was finally delivered this Monday, yay! Except it was delivered to my old address, despite my double and triple efforts to notify them to NOT send it there, so someone else has it now. The case has been in a state of "escalated" for the past 2 days, and I'm awaiting an urgent phone call from a Senior Cords and Bricks Specialist (I made that title up).

Long story short, I'm wondering if I'm justified in asking them for some kind of compensation for my month's worth of useless Gold membership, or at least the $10 it originally cost to ship the thing back to them.
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Old 03-31-11, 10:15 PM   #2560
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I'll take this and run with it - what if it is a fault of Microsoft's in-warranty hardware? I shipped off my broken power supply on March 7 and still don't have a new one. After more than 2 weeks of apparently not having any in stock -- yes, that's correct, Microsoft was out of power cables for 2+ weeks with no way of obtaining more -- they shipped a replacement. It was finally delivered this Monday, yay! Except it was delivered to my old address, despite my double and triple efforts to notify them to NOT send it there, so someone else has it now. The case has been in a state of "escalated" for the past 2 days, and I'm awaiting an urgent phone call from a Senior Cords and Bricks Specialist (I made that title up).

Long story short, I'm wondering if I'm justified in asking them for some kind of compensation for my month's worth of useless Gold membership, or at least the $10 it originally cost to ship the thing back to them.
When I had to ship in my xbox, they gave me a month free of gold to compensate for not having access to my account. I say go ahead and ask. Surprised they haven't offered already.
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Old 04-01-11, 08:46 AM   #2561
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re: The official Xbox 360 thread - the console of choice on nuclear submarines

Looks like the XBox Rewards program has 5% back on all April purchases as well. I wonder if this is going to become a permanent thing? It's not much, but at least it's something.
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Old 04-01-11, 02:27 PM   #2562
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re: The official Xbox 360 thread - the console of choice on nuclear submarines

Anybody get the Xbox Live trivia game sweepstakes email? Play daily until May 15th. Each day are instant winners with 1000 points. Easy trivia questions that have no time limit.

http://rewards.xbox.com/gamer-iq/
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Old 04-01-11, 02:47 PM   #2563
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re: The official Xbox 360 thread - the console of choice on nuclear submarines

Didn't get it. Thanks for the link.

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Old 04-01-11, 02:52 PM   #2564
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re: The official Xbox 360 thread - the console of choice on nuclear submarines

I'm getting tired of not getting those emails. I even changed my email address. Been checking spam folders and everything. I seem to get all other xbox-related emails.

Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 04-01-11, 03:13 PM   #2565
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re: The official Xbox 360 thread - the console of choice on nuclear submarines

I didn't think they were easy questions, but all of mine were related to Halo and Call of Duty and I've never played those games. Thanks for posting it - I'll keep trying at least.
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Old 04-01-11, 03:49 PM   #2566
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re: The official Xbox 360 thread - the console of choice on nuclear submarines

I never played those games either, but I said they were easy because the answers to all the questions for Halo Reach and MW2 were basically in the first two paragraphs of their respective Wiki pages.
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Old 04-02-11, 11:49 AM   #2567
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Anybody get the Xbox Live trivia game sweepstakes email? Play daily until May 15th. Each day are instant winners with 1000 points. Easy trivia questions that have no time limit.

http://rewards.xbox.com/gamer-iq/
Answers for today, at least for the questions that I remember:

Which game has the experimental Soviet gas: CoD Black Ops
Final boss on Gears: General RAAM
Which difficulty was added to Gears 2: Normal
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Old 04-02-11, 12:36 PM   #2568
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Thanks for all those answers! And the reminder to play!
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Old 04-02-11, 12:39 PM   #2569
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re: The official Xbox 360 thread - the console of choice on nuclear submarines

I got the first two but missed the last two.
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Old 04-02-11, 12:57 PM   #2570
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re: The official Xbox 360 thread - the console of choice on nuclear submarines

I played the trivia thing last night, and then again this morning and it was the same questions both times.
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Old 04-02-11, 01:12 PM   #2571
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re: The official Xbox 360 thread - the console of choice on nuclear submarines

Thanks for the answers. I would have missed the first one, I'm sure.
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Old 04-02-11, 01:26 PM   #2572
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With no time limit, it's pretty easy just to google/wiki the anwers if you don't know them. I've only played the first Gears and the first Halo out of the games listed.
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Old 04-02-11, 01:30 PM   #2573
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With no time limit, it's pretty easy just to google/wiki the anwers if you don't know them. I've only played the first Gears and the first Halo out of the games listed.
I think you get fewer points if you are slow. The first day, I got all the questions right but only got 35 out of 40.
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Old 04-02-11, 01:49 PM   #2574
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I think you get fewer points if you are slow. The first day, I got all the questions right but only got 35 out of 40.
Does the person with the highest score for the day automatically win the 1000 points, or is it random?

All I know is that every time I answered a question, I got one "sweepstakes" entry, whatever that means.
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Old 04-02-11, 02:00 PM   #2575
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I think the instant win isn't related to the sweepstakes entries. Those are for the grand/first/second/etc prizes after the fact.

I don't know what determines the instant winners, but it's a slightly different system than Pepsi had two years ago.
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