Console Games (Nintendo, Sony etc.) and Arcade Games/Madden NFL 13 and NHL 13 for Xbox 360

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Hi.

Just wanted to know if the xbox 360 games in the States, especially Madden NFL 13 and NHL 13, are region-locked or not. Since they aren't available here in India, i was planning to have them bought and delivered through someone based in the States (My TV runs both PAL and NTSC formats).

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I believe that xbox and its games are region locked everywhere. So only American games will work on an American system. If you bought the xbox in india then only india region locked games will work. If you got the xbox sent to you from america or you bought it in america, then american only games will work. I advise to get a playstation 3 (or 4 since its now available to pre order). Playstation isnt region locked at all. MAdden 13 is a great game, besides the online pass thing which is a pain and I have no clue how NHL 13 is. I'm sure it's a good game as well.

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I can answer any questions about Playstation 2, Playstation 3, Nintendo 64, PSP, Xbox, and Super Nintendo. I've been playing games since 1996 starting with Star Fox 64.

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I still own over 250 games for Playstation 3 and 2 alone. I also have beaten most of these games that were worth beating. The only games I wont know too much about is xbox 360 games because they do not appeal to me especially when it costs money to play online. I'm akways a gamer on a budget, so I get games when they are either used or marked down in price. I played and own all of the best games you can think of, yes including Gears Of war games and Halo games, so I know exactly what I like in games and what I don't like. For example, Gear was fun in horde mode for a little until the automatic covering system was happening too much and it was hard to run for long. The chainsaw was awesome though.

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I've only been through High School. I graduated in 2008. I was enrolled in Devry that year but due to extreme prices, I backed out of it. The course I was going for was game design and programming.

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Even though it's not an actual award, I have 2940 trophies as of May 13, 2012 for Playstation 3.

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