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360 question about the option to download a game from the disc
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Sep 23, 2009, 11:56 PM
 
What is the point? The disc is still needed and I haven't noticed any increase in load times. Would someone care to explain this to me?
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Sep 24, 2009, 03:52 AM
 
Less noise, less use of the optical drive, less chance of RROD.

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Sep 24, 2009, 04:02 AM
 
Does it protect your games from that thing the Xbox does where it rapes your discs if you so much as sneeze in its general direction?
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Sep 24, 2009, 09:21 AM
 
Originally Posted by Rumor View Post
What is the point? The disc is still needed and I haven't noticed any increase in load times. Would someone care to explain this to me?
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Sep 24, 2009, 12:48 PM
 
I'm of the opinion that the noise reduction is a little overrated, but I will admit when I picked up Arkham Aslylum, the spinning of the disc caught my ear. This is somewhat confusing, thought, since the two games I was playing before that, COD & Orange BOX, are also not installed, yet never caused my 360 to be really loud.

I would say the load time reduction is worth it, though.
     
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Sep 25, 2009, 03:14 AM
 
For a test I decided to install Batman, and I have to say that the jet didn't take off once. Perhaps I will do so with all the games I play.
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Sep 25, 2009, 03:42 AM
 
Do you guys have your Xbox on its side or flat? I have it on its side and IIRC before CoD4 was installed to the hard drive it was the loudest DVD that I had.
     
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Sep 25, 2009, 11:12 AM
 
Mine's flat, not stood up, because there's not that much space inside the desk, and I heard bad things about scratching discs when its upright.

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