Can you run an installed Xbox 360 game off of USB flash drives now?
Since you can use USB Flash Drives for data storage now, is it possible to install a game to one? Or, can you install to HDD and then copy to flash drive?
Unfortunately I'm one of those with an old 20GB HDD...so before I go buying a USB stick or two rather than a bigger HDD, I'd like to know.
I know that you can install a game to a USB drive, since I've (accidentally) done it before. The Xbox allows me to select either the internal hard drive or the attached USB drive, after I select to install the game.
I haven't tried to run a game installed to the USB drive (since I accidentally installed it there), but given that it allows you to install a game to it, I don't see why it wouldn't allow you to do so.
I don't know if you can copy installed games, though. I'd lean towards not, but I haven't tried to do so (and I can't check right now, since I'm at work).
Yes, you can install and run them from the USB device. You can also move them from Hard Drive to USB and vice-versa.
I would imagine it depends on the performance of the USB drive itself. I run all my XBLA games off the USB with no issues, except for Deathspank. Whenever is auto-saves it causes issues with the performance. I've not seen any other XBLA games have issues though. I have not tried a full-size game as my 16gb drive is pretty full.