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Linking 360 arcade games

Arcade game was bought on old gamertag, since then i have got a new console, same hard drive, and a different gamertag. cant play the game only on old deleted gamertag. how do i play it on my existing gamertag?

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Re: linking 360 arcade games

You need to recover your old gamertag through the xbox dashboard call 1-800-4myxbox for further assisitance

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