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Cross region Xbox 360 downloads still working

Spencer from Siliconera.com reports:

"One of the concerns about the spring update was Microsoft enforcing restrictions on Xbox Live Marketplace downloads from other regions.

Once I updated my Xbox 360 with the spring dashboard update I logged on with my Japanese gamertag. To my surprise I still have access to content in that region. I was able to download a game trailer and the demo of Double Dragon without any problems.

Since Japan doesn't have a video marketplace I couldn't test that out, but in the music section songs from Robbie Williams were readily available to purchase.

It looks like video game related content has not been affected by the update (for now?), but what about the video marketplace? If you're in Europe, Canada, or anywhere else that isn't the US do you still have access to US Video Marketplace content?"

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shotty3547d ago

Double Dragon is also available worldwide so that wouldnt be restrited. Try downloading some of the Japan exclusive demos and see if that works. I dont think microsoft flicked the switch that stops that yet since people would naturally assume that the update screwed it up, they might wait a week until everyone settles in and busy playing Halo 3 beta until they bring in the new policy.

calderra3547d ago

Microsoft tech help line in that alternate universe:
customer: "THE NEW UPDATE BRICKED MY 360 I CANT DOWNLOAD JAPANESE CONTENT WHY DOES BILL GATES HATE ME WHY IS MICROSOFT SO EVIL REFUND ME MY POINTS YOU KILLED MY CAT I HATE YOU!!!"
tech rep: *cancels account*

Ah, in a more perfect world...

gta_cb3546d ago

hant tried mine yet, but i will do =P