Ink Splitters said: HolyHalfDead said: Ink Splitters said: GT3OptionFan said:
Heads up, Trine 4 is FREE for GWG via the South Korea Microsoft site:
Thanks for the heads-up. Be aware you might get banned if you get it on your main GT. Use a secondary profile and set the GT as your home console
So you are suggesting paying for a second XBL Gold sub just for this? And when that sub runs out you will lose access.
Xbox One is region free. If you commit fraud on your main or secondary account you will get banned. But this is not fraud.
I’m saying this because one of my friend got banned for getting a GWG game from Japan, at least that is what I have been told. If you want to risk it more power to you. Xbox One is not region free, I know it because i launched most (CN) games
I appreciate the warning, and everyone should form their own opinion of risk vs reward.
I usually say "Xbox One is region free (except China)" and the one time I don't I get pulled up on it
I live in NZ, but I have bought many of my XB1 GwG from the US web site over the years, because I hadn't realised the region wasn't set to NZ as I followed a link on TA or Major Nelson's blog.
Nobody can say it is 100% safe. If they got an Xbox 360 GwG by using a VPN to hide their IP address, and also created a fake Japan payment method with a fake billing address, now that is more of a grey area.
But Microsoft have always been ok with people legitimately buying content from other regions. Otherwise half the population of the US who bought an NTSC-J Xbox 360 to play Japanese games would have been banned.
Besides, Microsoft never tell you why you have been banned. So unless getting that GwG from Japan was the only thing they did in the past few months, there is no way to be sure that was the reason.
But of course your friend could be telling the truth, and losing access to $1,000+ of content purchased on your account is harsh punishment indeed for grabbing a free game from a region, whether by mistake or deliberately. If Microsoft didn't want you to do it they should have prevented it, same way they prevented it (for 3 months at a time) for Xbox 360.
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