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Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Modding & Hacking' started by mik06, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. mik06

    mik06 Member

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    ok so i am constantly seeing ppl saying to use newsgroups to get games. i usually use bit torrent. so wots the dif and wots the best ones to use. someone was saying use giganews and newsbinpro. but u have to pay and i dont want to incase i get scammed or is it ok. thanks
     
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    Why people use NGs? #1 reason is speed.

    I download a DVD9 within an hour and 15mins with a 20mbit connection.

    whereas using Bittorrent could take days if not a week to get a game.

    paying $10 a month is small price to pay IMO.
     
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    i think your a little off with your estimation of the length when using a bittorent. i use blackcats, and i can get a 360 game in about 7-8 hours. which is a lot shorter than your days or week estimation. however, if you use something like demonoid, or isohunt to find the game, then i certianly understand how it could take days or weeks to download the game.
     
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    hmm. yer ive seen that blackcats. so if i decide to use newsgroups which one should i use? usenext?
     
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    For torrents it all depends on the number of seeds. Ihave been on places like p. bay and it took a week. but when DLing Guitar Hero it had like 300 seeds and took about 1.5hrs!

    Seems like the newgroup offerings are a bit thin now.

    But I think the great thing about newgroups is - you don't have to worry about share ratio! Plus I believe you are less likely to get targeted by a psp bot and recieve a nasty email from ESA via your isp!
     
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    if you do go with blackcats, its a private tracker, so it takes out the risk of that death email from your ISP, plus just make sure to run PG2 and you should be fine.
     
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    It's rare that anything will beat newsgroups speed, but it's possible especially bigger name new stuff. Newsgroups offerings are never thin. Over 90% you'll see new stuff is on the news groups before a private tracker like blackcats. If you're broke go with torrents. They're free, but having to keep you ratio up is a pain. If you have some money to spare news groups are well worth it.
     
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    That's exactly why I never use BT for games anymore (hell I rarely use BT at all) on public trackers those bastards hit and run leaving without seeds. Private trackers: oftenly invite only, strict rules and ratio to keep up. 3-4gb isos were still ok to keep 1:1, but 7-8gb would means seeding fullspeed for days for people with an average connextion, leaving your internet crippled.

    NG beats BT handsdown and like Memnock says: Newsgroups offerings are never thin. with games people are constantly reposting older games and if not you can easily do a request (don't forget the DVD's and pr0n). NG posting people are lot more friendly and willing to share than those really pesky popup infested Torrentsites.

     
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    The only reason I said thin was my recent search - just now in fact - is not showing to many 360 games. At least on Newzbin. But of course other times there have beeen tons of games.

    But as for Torrents I did get one of theose isp emails from ESA (Entertainment Software Association) for downloading a game from P. Bay. No big deal it was just a warning, but since then I installed safepeer and only use blackcats - so far so good.
     
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    just because its not reported on newzbin does not mean its not on newsgroups they just list a fraction of whats on there
     
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    Not sure where you're looking but all the games, firmwares and what not 360 related are posted to: alt.binaries.games.xbox360
     

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