Gamers in Greece are not able to access the Xbox Live network, but man do they want to.
Good for them, now they can enjoy all the sh!t talking everytime they log in to play COD4.
Same goes for South Africa, and i'm sure plenty of other places.
To be more precice, Greece is not officially supported my Microsoft and we have to log on XBL using foreign country accounts and servers. We also can't buy XBLA games since it won't accept our credit cards and MS doesn't sell the point cards in Greece
So you log in through a uk account ?
UK, Germany, Italy and The Netherlands among other countries.
I thought this would not work because MS checks your IP or anything similar when you sign up. Can you explain me how to do this (it sucks when your not able to download GeOW maps, even if you can buy the game in the country)?
its not that hard actually. you just have to fill in fake info. put ireland for example. check the net for a post code of a city that you want. then, on phone and adress, put anything you wish. then u are online. BUT, certain demos and downloadable content are blocked no matter what. at least, you can download some and you can play online.
Microsoft, needs to get them on so I can kill them online too. The more targets the more fun.
I live in greece ans all that i have to say is that here we are way back in technology.I hate that.But i can't understand sony make a gr psn why microsoft didn't?I am glad that i have ps3 too
Because Greece =/= America, the only region M$ thinks it needs to win.
Na pai na gamithi o Bill Gates, to mounopano!
kala ta les, na pa na gamithei
that's because x360 is non existent in greece. As I have previously said I'm a retailer in Greece and I haven't sold a single unit of x360 in 5 months, and yes that's including the holidays, in contrary to ps3 which is selling like hotcakes. The info that I get from other retailers is the same all over greece...
it actually depends on the store and the area. small stores sell mostly ps3 cause only hardcore gamers visit them. big stores sell mostly Wii. in a recent check, i found out that the sales were sth like 40% wii, 30% 360 and 30% ps3. unfortunatelly, if you take the fact that most video clubs dont bother bringing 360 games for rental, its highly possible that ps3 will win next year. i sincerely hope i could find more 360 games for rental... and i live in Greece's 2nd city god damn it... but even when i was in Athens, i found the same problem.
eisai kai ili8ios kai retailer eimai re blaka kai 8es/nikh menw kai to xbox problepetai na to baleis ston kwlo sou se ligaki. Kai kane mou mia xarh. Pane se ena Seven kai des posa paixnidia gia PS3 exoun gia enoikiash kai gia pwlhsh, poses konsoles kai posa xbox, h an den pisteueis rwta tous, h se kwtsovolo h opou 8eleis paniblaka. Exw ena seven kai metoxes se alla 3 seven (ki an de me pisteueis pali sou lew kati pou den mporousa na to kserw alliws - ta seven kanoun olikh anakainish mesa sto martio) blakomoutro kai makari na poulouse to x360 giati 8a ebgaza kai parapanw lefta ili8ie @skywalker333 ta statistika sou einai la8os. to wii den poulaei toso kala kai iparxei to problham oti h nortec pou exei to nintendo sth ellada den epitrepei thn enoikiash paixnidiwn pou8ena kai kunhgaei san trelh opoion to kanei. To ds poulaei para polu kai to psp htan sold out se olh th 8es/nikh ka8'olh th siarkeia twn giortwn. Oson afora to ps3 kai to x360. Otan prwtobghke to x360 iposthrix8hke apo ta seven me paixnidia gia enoikiash alla kai suskeues gia pwlhsh. Den perpathsan ka8olou. Oi enoikiaseis paixnidiwn patwsan entelws giati den iparxoun arketoi pou na exoun th konsola. Apo to sunolo ths kukloforias den iparxei mhnas pou na mhn exoun mpei mesa kai ta 3 magazia pou eimai metoxos apo ta paixnidia gia to 360. To 30-30-40 pou les aplws den ifistatai. Pane des posa paixnidia gia ps3 gia enoikiash exoun oxi mono ta seven (pou tous teleutaious 4 mhnes exei apofasistei oti den 8a fernoun alla paixnidia gia to 360 gia enoikiash - mono memonwmena opoio magazi 8elei pairnei apo mono tou) alla kai se opoio magazi 8eleis na katalabeis ti ennow. Ta Ps3 fernoun lefta, ta 360 oxi giati uparxei polu kosmos pou exei ps3 kai ligos pou exei 360. Einai 8ema prosforas kai zhthshs aplws kai oxi kapoias nostalgias gia to onoma. An efernan enoikiaseis ta 360 de 8a eferan mesa sto magazi mou - trelos eimai? Tous teleutaious mhnes oi suskeues ps3 pou poulh8hkan apo thn seven ae sto sunolo ths einai se 4pshfia noumera enw ta x360 den exoun kseperasei ta 100. Kai auth th stigmh h seven ae einai o megaluteris retailer se games se olh thn ellada. For those who are don't speek greek. i just explained to my dear friend woorooney where I live, what kind of retailer I am and if he wants he can check it outjust by asking. The simple fact is 1. I never said anything about xbox gamers (a little bit touchy aren't we?) 2. I stated the fact why Live doesn't exist in Greece And the sad fact is that it's not selling here...
ston kwlo sou 8a valeis esy to ps3 karagiozh.emeis sthn a8hna,kai sto plaisio pou douleyw sto tmhma videogames,exoume ligo megalyterh zhthsh gia 360 apo to ps3,me to wii na prohgeitai.se paixnidia kai periferiaka to 360 omws exei megalh diafora.kati analogo symvainei kai se katasthmata opws ths fnac kai sto public.twra gia 8essalonikh,eilikrina den xerw,mou fainetai omws anedafikh h topo8ethsh sou.oso gia tis enoikiaseis,nai einai alh8eia oti yparxoun perissotera games gia enoikiash gia to ps3,alla esy se ligo 8a mas peis oth sthn ellada den yparxei kaneis pou na exei 360..ayta eixa na sou pw
ξερω πολυ καλα τα στατιστικα των Seven. ΠΟΛΥ καλα (if you get my drift ;). παρακολουθω απο ΠΟΛΥ στενα τι γινεται κ τι ανεβαινει στο προγραμμα παρραγελιων) ). και συμφωνω για την συγκεκριμενη αλυσιδα σε οσα λες. αλλα επειδη ειμαι στον χωρο κ εγω, πριν λιγες μερες διαβαζα τις επ αριθμο πωλησεις σε mediamarkt και public, και βγηκαν τα νουμερα που ειπα. κ το τονιζω, ΕΠ ΑΡΙΘΜΟ μοναδας. επισης, ακομα και στα Seven, παρατηρησα τρομερες διαφορες μεταξυ μαγαζιου, αναλογα με την περιοχη. για παραδειγμα, στο πανοραμα μονο ps3 ενω αμπελοκηπους το 360 κυριαρχει. για τις τελικες πωλησεις παντως, το seven σιγουρα πουλαει κυριως ps3. γιατι? γιατι αυτο προωθει κιολας ρε παιδια. αφισες, παιχνιδια, διαφημισεις, ειδικα πακετα, μεχρι κ stand ειχε/εχει. ουδεποτε εκανε παρομοια διαφημιση για 360 κ wii οποτε ειναι ανουσιο να λεμε οτι δεν πουλησαν αυτα στα seven.
They're probably scared of investing in a country where carrying a Game Boy is still viewed almost as a borderline act of treason.
lol, dont even remind me those days! thank god its all over! they realised it was idiotic and revoked the law.
I have a friend living in Puerto Rico, and he uses a U.S. account to access Xbox Live.
is because Puerto Rico is a US Territory maybe? hmmmm? perhaps?
Why would MS not want to make money in Greece if they are as greedy as everyone says they are. I think it is more likely that Greece has some kind of Socialist anti business laws in place that make a service like XBL not worth the trouble in Greece.
I don't know the procedure of creating XBL servers to support a region but I'm sure it has nothing to do with (socialist!) anti-business laws! I can understand there has to be a development plan, ok, greece was not supposed to be included on the launch as the strategic planning obviously had some other priorities, I can understand that. I can also understand that there has to be an expected minimum income to make any investment for xbl servers in some region. But the thing is, really, we don't care. Microsoft and any other company may plan things as it suits them best, we are here to say we demand the service everybody (well, almost) else has by spending the same (or even less) money while buying xbox360. They have a right to plan things profit-wise or strategic-wise or however they think suits the company better and we have a right - an obligation actually - to say we should be treated equally and enjoy the very same services every other country does. Evenmore, the xbox360 has a significant number of users (few thousand ) that ARE xbox live members (registering as english / irish / us etc citizens) which means there is a strong base of consumers to support such an investment. But that's got nothing to do with the reasoning of the petition anyway.
wtf r u talking about??? maybe u are a redneck capitalist pig but socialism is not bad mate!!! just stop believing all the propaganda that you government is feeding you!! btw we are a capitalistic country so your argument doesn't stand the fact is we need XBOX LIVE and we demand it!
i know think there at least 5000 users the ones that know the is an xbox live because there are thousands more that doesnt know about live in greece...( den eiste kala! akoma kai edo vrikate diafonia anamesa stis 2 konsoles. anti na ipistiriksete merikoi edo to xbox gia na exoume oloi live katheste kai kompleksarete me to ps3! les kai tha epireasete kapion gia ti konsola tha parei!o kathenas exei dikaioma na dialeksi kai kanenas den tha toy pei tipota!!!kai epipleon nomizo oti einai akyro oti to xbox den poulaei stin ellada vasi gegonoton panta! uparxoun kai apodeikseis vevaia...ntropi sas merikoi merikoi!!! XBOX LIVE IN GREECE NOW AND FREE FOR EVERYONE IF ITS POSSIBLE!!!WE HAD ALREADY SPENT TOO MUCH MONEY FOR XBOX...THANKS
re mpoufo vasilisk tin paleueis?..toso vodia eiste oloi sta seven i katexeis ta proteia?...KOPANE...katse me tin friteza tora kai tiganize giati apo paixnidia palia sto TEXAS kai esi re Madbrain asteiempora pes mas ki alla...alla ena ZOON exeis sto avatar pou antiprosopeuei kai to IQ sou...ante kane parea stin Vasilo apo pano kai psise kana loukaniko esi na simplirosete to BBQ Translation in English...I'm just telling my friends Vasilisk and madbrain that they're wrong about their ideas and the XBOX has already sell more consoles than the PS3
Microsoft refuses to cater to European countries, which is why it's no secret that XBOX 360 is considered to be a miserable failure in every country except the blind eyes of the US. $niper
It's just unfair for the Greek guys to pay the same ammount of money as all Europeans, butdo not have the same privileges.
Tha to po pali na to katalavete, NA PAI NA GAMITHI O BILL GATES, einai mounopano, haha!
@woorooney-alou-sparr0w-baphom et as if it's some kind of magic, 3 more accounts were created all at the EXACT SAME time i replied to woorooney and posted at this thread calling me names. The funny thing is I don't even care which one sells the most I just want to make money out of it, if it's the x360 or the ps3 is the same to me... Bravo koutoponhre, ka8usterhmene pwlhth tou plaisiou. Kane kai kana allo account pou 8a emfanistei magika gia prwth fora shmera kai 8a kanei post sto sugkekrimeno thread gia na me briseis kai an ais8an8eis kalutera gia ton eauto sou. Pane aurio sth doulitsa sou, pare ta 700 euroulakia to mhna apo to plaisio kai pane sth mizerh fwlitsa na deis an sou ftanoun na peraseis to mhna kai ase emas tous kaimenous na bgazoume ta fragka mias pou eisai kai eksupno paidi...
nai vre malaka,8a ka8omoun na ftiaxw alla accounts gia na asxolh8w mazi sou karagiozh.oso gia ta evroulakia pou pairnw,ti na kanoume,ayth th douleia exw,enw esy pou den mporeis na poulhseis oute ena 360 edw kai mhnes fantazomai kaneis th douleia sou kala peokrousth.alla ti na perimeneis apo enan vlammeno pou nomizei oti kapoios dhmiourgei multiple accounts gia na asxoleitai mazi sou.siga vre malaka,pou exeis kai metoxes sta seven,mhn sou dinw kai axia
Re trompa megalometoxe twn seven, pare alla 5 na ta kaneis 12... oso diskolo kai an sou einai na to pistepseis kapoioi kanoun mia prospa8eia xwris na perimenoun na bgaloun lefta apo auto, kai to kanoun gia to kalo tis ellinikis gaming koinotitas. Kapoioi omws einai toso malakes pou akoma kai se auti tin periptwsi, bgazoun oti komplex koubalane kai ta kanoun ola min pw ti...me tetoia nootropia, oxi konsoles oute feta den poulas.
komplex karagkizako, giati den eisai tipota allo apo enas karagkiozakos, bgazeis esu kai fanhke apo to gegonos oti ekanes 4 account mono gia na me briseis. Kai to kserw giati se ekana report kai ola ta account exoun to idio IP, periergo e? Alla eipame mexri ekei ftanei o egkefalos sou loipon malaka karagkiozako bare8ika na paizw mazi sou, pane paikse me th mamaka kai to mpampaka sou twra, etsi ki alliws mazi menete ante geia