Downloading Games from disc

whats the point of making the xbox 360 able to download games from disc to HDD and then you still need the disc to play the game? They might as well left it the way it was.

 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 3 Applies to:

It's an anti piracy measure. If it was setup so you didn't need the disc there's very little stopping people from buying games, installing them to the HDD and then returning them to the shop.

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When you install your game from the disc to the hard drive, your console will:

 

1. Run quieter, a problem for older consoles.

2. Games will load faster and eliminate 'texture pop in' which some games display when running from disc.

3. Your DVD drive will last a lot, lot longer. When you install a game it will run from the hard drive saving wear and tear on the DVD laser and motor.

 

 

As the above poster has already said, you still need the disc as it stops piracy. If you were able to play without the disc people would just hire games or borrow them off their friends, got good for the industry.

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