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There’s a lot of great games to play online when you jump onto your Xbox One (or your older Xbox 360!) But unfortunately there’s no quicker way to chew through your quota than by slamming down a huge game.
Why would you want to slam down a huge game? The prices, for starters! Xbox Live’s Games on Demand are often the same price (or cheaper) than heading to your local store to buy a disc — and you don’t even have to put on pants. During the sales, they get even better.
Plus, if you’re an Xbox Live Gold member, you’ll also get a free game every month! In June it was the brutal Dark Souls, and in July Gotham City Impostors and Battleblock Theatre. That’s a pretty sweet deal.
It’s simple: anything that comes from download.xbox.com is quota-free for you as long as you’re with an iiNet Group ISP. That’s because Xbox Live is one of our official Freezone partners. So any games downloaded as part of your Games on Demand shopping or through the free Games With Gold program are unmetered (that is, it won’t be counted in your monthly quota allowance.)
Please note that this does not include gaming online. The sessions you spend blowing up your friend’s base are not quota-free, only the download of the game itself. (Actual online gaming uses much less quota than downloads, however.)
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But I like to play on PC! Can I still get quota-free downloads?
You’ll be pleased to know that iiNet users also usually get quota-free downloads from the online gaming platform Steam as well!
It’s important to note that we cannot absolutely guarantee that all Steam downloads will be quota free. The reason for this is that Steam chooses its own download servers based on what is nearby and available. What we can say is that if the game you’re downloading is coming off Australia’s only Steam delivery network, built by us right here at iiNet, then it’s quota-free.
There are some programs you can install that will help you ensure Steam only downloads from the download server you authorise, which is a good way of limiting the chance of Steam doing something you don’t want.
Steam Limiter is a good one to try, but be aware these are all unofficial solutions. If you absolutely, desperately cannot afford to use your quota, we suggest buying a data block instead!
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