Gaming consoles are no longer restricted to the young and hardcore. With the latest generation of consoles, more and more people of all ages are starting to become casual gamers. Almost every household now have at least one of the 3rd generation consoles and one of the most common model you will find is the Xbox 360. Though there are many sorts protections implemented on the game discs to last for years to come, sometimes, they do get damaged or scratched when dropped or handled carelessly.
Scratches and dirt on gaming discs usually can’t be fixed. Hence, your Xbox 360 will be unable to load the specific game from the disc. Xbox 360 games, while cheaper than some, are still pretty expensive. You really wouldn’t want to damage any of the game discs you’ve bought. To be prudent and ensure that you don’t lose your gaming discs, the most recommended way to preserve them is by backing up your games.
To be able to backup Xbox 360 games, you will need 3 requirements, a PC, a DVD burner, vacant DVD’s and a specific program. There are many backup software available on the internet and computer stores. Though a large number of them are usually free, some may contain viruses that could damage your computer. It is high advisable for you to read on the software’s reliability, user feedback and reviews before choosing one. One of the most famous and widely in most PC these days is Nero. These programs are very simple and easy to use that you can create your backup in just a few clicks.
One of the major advantages of making backup Xbox 360 games is saving money. By creating copies of the original gaming discs, you are actually eliminating the possibility of having your favorite Xbox games destroyed. As we all know, the gaming discs are very fragile, and all it needs is just one mistake like a drop of liquid, long fingernails or even dropping the game disc could turn it completely dysfunctional. Therefore, if you have backup discs, you could keep on playing the games until your fingers are sore without worrying, when these sorts of situations will happen.
Another benefit of creating backups is for collection. Collecting video games discs or packages (game box) is treated as a hobby, especially when they purchased special limited editions of game boxes. Being one of a kind, you certainly won’t want them to be used and handled by children or friends, who may lost it or break into half. Hence, in order to keep the game in pristine and top notch condition, they just have to create copies of the original gaming disc and play the duplicate instead. The original disc can be safely kept away in its unique edition collector’s box.
Generally, most people think that “backing up” or “copying” games are illegal. However, contrasting to common belief, it is not, as stated on the copyright infringement act, stating that selling copied games is illegal while keeping a backup of games you own is not. It only becomes illegal when money is involved. As long your backup is for personal use, and providing that you actually own a proper copy of it, you have nothing to worry about.