The popularity of optical media these days has everything from movies to video games being located on a disk. Unfortunately, these types of disks can very easily get scratched or even broken. If you have a lot of disks then you may even tend to misplace them. A popular gaming system, the Xbox 360 has many games available and the games are generally not inexpensive. If you would like a way to protect your investment then backing up your games is probably a great option for you.
Many people think that it is illegal to make copies of your Xbox games in order to make backup copies. If you are just copying the game in case the original gets scratched, lost, or stolen you are entirely within your legal rights. The primary reason of making copies of games, for the majority of gamers with an expensive game collection, is to make sure that they protect their investments by keeping their games from getting lost or being damaged. With a backup copy of the game you can still play the game, but keep the original in a safe place.
You will need to purchase a special type of software to burn backup copies of your Xbox 360 games using your computer. The normal software that is on your computer that you can use for burning music or videos to disks will not work for games. Xbox 360 games have built in protection that the software will not be able to sidestep and you will not be able to play the game. You should also make sure that your computer has a DVD burner and not just a burner that is for music or data.
You should steer far away from the free software that you can find everywhere online. This free software can dirty your computer with viruses and other things that will cause you other financial hardships. Good backup 360 games software will only cost about $30. There are several different versions of software available, so be sure that you research which ones are best. You can find information on backing up games on the well known gaming blogs and you should also go to advanced gamers for advice on which one they think is best.
The steps that you will need to perform for backing up your Xbox 360 games is pretty simple once you have the software. Getting the software and making backup copies of the games ends up being far less expensive than having to buy a completely new game so it makes sense to use this method.
Backing up your Xbox games is not just something for the hardcore gamer. Because it is such a simple process and inexpensive this is something that everyone should be doing. Parents, if you are tired of having to buy games again and again for your kids because they are careless with the disks, then this is a wise investment for you to consider. Games can be expensive, but backing them up is not.
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