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Xbox Live
The Xbox Live logo
Developer Microsoft Corporation
Type Online service
Updated November 17, 2009 (details)
Launched November 2002
Platform Xbox
Xbox 360
Website http://www.xbox.com/live/
.Xbox Live (trademarked as Xbox LIVE[1]) is an online multiplayer gaming and digital media delivery service created and operated by Microsoft Corporation.^ The online community is beyond robust; Microsoft's Xbox Live service has completely revolutionized online gaming.
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Elite: Video Games 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Do all games require xbox live gold for online multilayer?

^ Today's Xbox Live Arcade game is...
  • xbox360: Xbox Live 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.xboxer.tv [Source type: General]

.It is currently the only online gaming service (on consoles) that charges users a fee to play multiplayer gaming.^ MMORPG or Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games are extremely popular in the PC realm, however, in the console world they are few and far between.
  • Best Xbox 360 Games Reviews and Ratings 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.testfreaks.com [Source type: General]

^ Some of the impressive features of this gaming console include a wireless controller, high-definition multimedia interface and a range of user-friendly features.

^ The integrated Xbox Live service allows its users to compete online and download content such as games and movies etc.
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.It was first made available to the Xbox system in 2002. An updated version of the service became available for the Xbox 360 console at that system's launch in 2005. On the Windows platform, the service is named Games for Windows - Live, which makes most aspects of the system available on Windows computers.^ Xbox 360 Premium System .
  • Microsoft Xbox 360 - ProductWiki unbiased product reviews 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.productwiki.com [Source type: General]

^ The update installs on your xbox 360.

^ Xbox 360 Pro 60GB Game Console .
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.Microsoft has announced plans to extend Live to other platforms such as handhelds and mobile phones as part of the Live Anywhere initiative.^ Microsoft acknowledges its new initiative with an entry in its Gamerscore Blog : “As part of our commitment to our members, we do not allow people that we have detected to have modified their console to connect to Live.
  • DailyTech - Modified Xbox 360 Consoles Now Banned From Xbox Live 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

^ Plus Microsoft is ready to release the ultimate evolution of XBOX Live next year called Live anywhere connecting 360's to PC's and to cell phones and share games across all those platforms .
  • Sony's Answer to Xbox Live Revealed: News from 1UP.com 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ If you want to become part of this Extended Warranty Insurance Policy, just call 1-800-4MY-XBOX and tell the person on the phone.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

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Xbox 360 Dashboard
.As Microsoft developed the original Xbox console, online gaming was designated as one of the key pillars for the greater Xbox strategy.^ It is the costliest variation of the gaming console by Microsoft.
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^ Microsoft Xbox 360 Arcade Console .
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^ Compare Microsoft Xbox 360 to other similar Games Consoles » .
  • Microsoft Xbox 360 : Read reviews and compare prices at Ciao.co.uk 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.ciao.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Sega had made an attempt to capitalize on the ever-growing online gaming scene when it launched the Dreamcast video game console in 1999, including online support as standard.^ Backward compatible video game consoles .
  • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ MMORPG or Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games are extremely popular in the PC realm, however, in the console world they are few and far between.
  • Best Xbox 360 Games Reviews and Ratings 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.testfreaks.com [Source type: General]

^ Major features of the console include its Windows Media Center multimedia capabilities, mandatory support of high definition in all games, movie rentals and game downloads from its online marketplace and the ability to watch movies.
  • Xbox 360 - Gaming - Gaming - 1 of 1 - SVP 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.svp.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Nevertheless, due to lack of widespread broadband adoption at the time, the Dreamcast shipped with only a dial-up modem while a later-released broadband adapter was not widely supported or widely available.^ Six games were initially offered in Japan, and eagerly anticipated titles such as Dead or Alive 4 and Enchanted Arms were released only a few weeks later.
  • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Apr 2009 Resident Evil 5 was officially announced on June 2005, but it was shown to the public for the first time only two months later in a CG trailer.
  • Beta & Cancelled xbox 360 Games| Unseen 64: Beta, Unreleased & Unseen Videogames! 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.unseen64.net [Source type: General]

^ You’ll find two main categories: 1-Dial up 2-LAN or High–speed Internet Under Dial up you’ll find your Broadband Connection.
  • IP Address Failed on Xbox 360 Live Test |Xbox 360 Help, Ultimate Solutions for your Xbox 360 problems 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC xbox360help.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

.Downloadable content was available, though limited in size due to the narrowband connection and the size limitations of a memory card.^ This includes, but is not limited to, the availability of all or any portion of the Wii Network Service, Content, Products, Points, and the number of Points required to redeem particular Content or Products.
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  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Elite: Video Games 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Elite Halo 3 Fable 2 Bundle: Video Games 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Rock Band Special Edition: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Arcade Console with Bonus Game: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ To his left is the port for wireless connections, and under this, two slots for memory cards.

^ The Nintendo Wii plays nearly all of the games published for the GameCube, though you need additional accessories (controllers and memory cards) to play them.
  • Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite - Compare prices, reviews, user opinions - Shopper.com 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC shopper.cnet.com [Source type: General]
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.The online features, while praised as innovative, were largely considered a failure, and the Dreamcast's immediate competitor, the PlayStation 2 did not initially ship with built-in network adapters.^ Connect to a large online library of feature films, television shows, music videos, and exclusive game demos and trailers.
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Elite Halo 3 Fable 2 Bundle: Video Games 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ While it didn't last and was not overly popular, the Dreamcast paved the way for such innovations as the Playstation Network, Nintendo's Online System, and the ever popular Xbox Live.

^ Built in wifi -built in internet brower -Blu Ray player -built in Digital Optical for surround sound -Free PlayStation Network -Less then 0.01% failure rate.
  • Xbox 360 Elite bundle now includes better games | Crave - CNET 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: General]

.Microsoft, however, hoped that the Xbox would succeed where the Dreamcast had failed.^ Backward OF XBOX 360: Fortunately, Microsoft confirmed several months ago that the Xbox 360 would be compatible with games for Xbox.

^ However, MechAssault would crash, and then I realized that my Xbox was baking in the entertainment center.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ NO LESS THAN 2 DAYS THE NEW ONE BROKE!!!I call back microsoft on the October the 29th after waiting a couple days hoping it would fix itself.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.The company determined that intense online gaming required the throughput of a broadband connection and the storage space of a hard disk drive, and thus these features would be vital to the new platform.^ Online connection required.
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^ Hard drive recommended, and is required for some features.
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  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Elite: Video Games 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Elite Halo 3 Fable 2 Bundle: Video Games 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Rock Band Special Edition: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Arcade Console with Bonus Game: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ The detachable 20 GB hard drive is not required for standard games.
  • Xbox 360 - Microsoft Wiki 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC microsoft.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.This would allow not only for significant downloadable content, such as new levels, maps, weapons, challenges and characters, to be downloaded quickly and stored, but also would make it possible to standardize bandwidth intensive features such as voice communication.^ A prominent feature of the Xbox 360 is its integrated Xbox Live service that allows players to compete online and download content such as arcade games, game demos, trailers, TV shows, and movies.
  • Xbox 360 - Gaming - Gaming - 1 of 1 - SVP 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.svp.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Permalink Featured Comment See, if Capcom still had the rights to Marvel characters, not only would we get MvC3, but this could be a kick ass Ironman game instead of...idk...a new age Rocket Man or w/e...Still looks cool though, I guess...
  • Xbox 360 Blog - G4tv.com 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC g4tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The integrated Xbox Live service allows its users to compete online and download content such as games and movies etc.
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.Steve Balmer and Bill Gates both had a vision of making premium download content and add-ons that would attract many new customers.^ Bill Gates first one broke .
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Dec 7, 2006 From the Vision camera to the HD-DVD Drive, we take an in-depth look at the unique peripherals and add-ons for the Xbox 360.
  • Xbox 360 Video Game | Reviews, Trailers & Interviews | GameTrailers.com 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.gametrailers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Xbox 360 Video Game | Reviews, Trailers & Interviews | GameTrailers.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gametrailers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ My only feedback is that I liked the older cases which were a single color better then this one, but there are so many new improvements from this model then in the first ones!
  • The Official Blog of Benjamin J Heckendorn 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC benheck.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Based on this reasoning, the console included a standard Ethernet port (10/100) in order to provide connectivity to common broadband networks, but did not include a modem or any dial-up support, and its online service was designed to support broadband users only.^ Major features of the console include its Windows Media Center multimedia capabilities, mandatory support of high definition in all games, movie rentals and game downloads from its online marketplace and the ability to watch movies.
  • Xbox 360 - Gaming - Gaming - 1 of 1 - SVP 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.svp.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Then, at this week's Game Developer Conference in San Francisco, the software giant announced that it would open up its Xbox Live online service to independent game developers so that they can program multiplayer online games for the new Xbox 360 console.
  • Microsoft Xbox 360: News & Videos about Microsoft Xbox 360 - CNN.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: General]

^ Includes wireless controller, Xbox Live headset, standard AV cable, ethernet cable, and Xbox Live Silver membership.
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Critics scoffed at the idea, citing poor broadband adoption at the turn of the century.[3]
.When the Xbox launched on November 15, 2001, the as-yet unnamed online service was destined for a Summer 2002 deployment.^ The integrated Xbox Live service allows its users to compete online and download content such as games and movies etc.
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^ The online community is beyond robust; Microsoft's Xbox Live service has completely revolutionized online gaming.
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Elite: Video Games 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Now the question to the consumer is Free PS3 online or Non Free Xbox Live service?
  • Sony's Answer to Xbox Live Revealed: News from 1UP.com 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[4] .Xbox Live was finally given a name at E3 2002 when the service was unveiled in its entirety.^ E3 2007 Xbox Live Interview .
  • Xbox 360 Video Game | Reviews, Trailers & Interviews | GameTrailers.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gametrailers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Xbox Live is a service that Microsoft owns.
  • DailyTech - Modified Xbox 360 Consoles Now Banned From Xbox Live 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

^ The integrated Xbox Live service allows its users to compete online and download content such as games and movies etc.
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.Sound-dampened booths and broadband-connected Xbox consoles - featuring an early version of Unreal Championship - demonstrated the service on the show floor.^ A prominent feature of the Xbox 360 is its integrated Xbox Live service that allows players to compete online and download content such as arcade games, game demos, trailers, TV shows, and movies.
  • Xbox 360 - Gaming - Gaming - 1 of 1 - SVP 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.svp.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Featuring their touted online play service – Xbox Live and high end graphics, Microsoft was able to gain a sizable market share before Nintendo or Sony released their newest consoles.
  • Best Xbox 360 Games Reviews and Ratings 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.testfreaks.com [Source type: General]

^ Feeding Frenzy Luxor 2 Boom Boom Rocket Pac-Man Championship Edition Uno Go LIVE Xbox 360's built-in Ethernet port allows users to connect their system to the Xbox LIVE service via their broadband connection.
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Arcade Console with Bonus Game: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

.The Epic title was one of the flagship titles for the service, which was slated for a debut on November 15, 2002, marking the anniversary of the Xbox launch.^ That said, I owned an original Xbox on launch and got one of the machines that had a dodgy DVD drive.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ More than 50 titles are available, including classic arcade games and original titles built from the ground up strictly for distribution over the Xbox Live service.
  • Microsoft Xbox 360 (20GB) - Compare prices, reviews, user opinions - Shopper.com 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC shopper.cnet.com [Source type: General]

^ I pre-ordered the original xbox and 3 MS games at launch, so I've supported their console efforts from day one.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.Microsoft announced that 50 Xbox Live titles would be available by the end of 2003.[5] Utilizing the required broadband bandwidth, Xbox Live featured a unified gaming "Friends List", as well as a single identity across all titles (regardless of the publisher), and standardized voice chat and communication; a feature that was still in its infancy.^ Microsoft announces 200 titles for the backward compatibility list.
  • Llamma's Adventures in Xbox 360 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC llamma.com [Source type: General]

^ Well about Free Xbox Live.

^ With xbox live silver, you still get to have a friends list.

.Leading up to the launch, Microsoft enlisted several waves of beta testers to improve the service and receive feature feedback.^ You can expect Sony to copy much of Microsoft's innovations, but they won??t do it any better, and probably won??t come up with any of their own features.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Bill Gates spoke of plans to integrate several Microsoft services into one entity with Live Anywhere .
  • Xbox 360 - Microsoft Wiki 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC microsoft.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ XNA Community is a future feature where Xbox 360 owners can receive community created XNA Creators Club developed games made with Microsoft XNA Game Studio.
  • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

The first wave of beta testers were given Revolt! (which never was released officially) and NFL Fever to beta test. .Once beta testing concluded, Microsoft sent these beta testers a translucent orange memory card, a headset carrying case, and a beta tester tshirt with the slogan "I have great hands". When the service debuted, it lacked much of the functionality that later titles included, but Xbox Live grew and evolved on the Xbox and many aspects of the service were included with the Xbox 360 console out of the box, rather than through a later update.^ The update installs on your xbox 360.

^ Trophies Microsoft Xbox 360 Vs.
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^ The Xbox 360, on the other hand, does not.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.Microsoft's 5000th patent was Live-related and gave Xbox 360 users access to watch other gamers compete against each other over Xbox Live.^ Gamers who have an Xbox 360?
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^ Microsoft Xbox 360 Japanese Ranking ".
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^ Microsoft Xbox 360 (20GB) .
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[6]
.The packaging for playable Xbox Live titles on the original Xbox console featured the trademark gold bar underneath the Xbox header.^ Xbox Live gold is a FEATURE. You do not need it to use your xbox.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Original Xbox Live to close .
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^ Free Xbox Live Gold codes .

.Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell and Brute Force sported a Live "bubble" design, as they only featured downloadable content.^ Tagged: Gaming , Live Marketplace , Xbox 360 , Xbox Live , A list of January 2010's Downloadable Content (DLC) for Guitar hero has been published on the jeuxvideo forums.
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^ It seems silly that they wouldn't enable any webcam to work with the video chat for the Xbox 360, but so far, the Live Vision is the only option.
  • Jake Ludington's Digital Lifestyle: Xbox 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.jakeludington.com [Source type: General]

^ I’m not saying Xbox Live gold is equal to Blu-ray I am saying that they are both features and should be mentioned as such.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

.This was changed later, wherein all Xbox Live titles included the universal gold Live bar.^ Free Xbox Live Gold codes .

^ Do all games require xbox live gold for online multilayer?

^ XBOX live gold membership?
  • Question List - Xbox 360 Answers for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

By the time of the Xbox 360, all titles were required to provide at least a limited form of Xbox Live "awareness".
.On November 15, 2007 Microsoft celebrated Xbox Live's 5th anniversary by offering its then over 8 million subscribers the title Carcassonne free of charge and awarding gamers who had subscribed to Live since its inception 500 free Microsoft Points.^ You can get free xbox live codes.

^ The free xbox live codes that I offer are not trials and are not limited to trials.

^ Well about Free Xbox Live.

.Due to intermittent service interruptions during late December 2007 and early January 2008, Microsoft promised to offer a free Xbox Live Arcade game to all Xbox Live users as compensation, concluding that, Marc Whitten has released an open letter to all Xbox Live members.^ You can get free xbox live codes.

^ The free xbox live codes that I offer are not trials and are not limited to trials.

^ Well about Free Xbox Live.

[7] .Increased demand from Xbox 360 purchasers (the largest number of new user sign-ups in the history of Xbox Live) was given as the reason for the downtime.^ A reason for me to buy a Xbox 360.
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^ News, Games and Forums for the Xbox 360 .
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  • News, Games and Forums for the Xbox 360 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.planetxbox360.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox 360 News Archive .
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[8] .On January 18, 2008, Microsoft announced Undertow would be offered free for the week starting January 23 through January 27 as compensation.^ January 9, 2008 12:18 AM Julian said...
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^ Posted: 2005-11-23 17:25:03.54 believe me if it was as bad as people try to make it out then u would hear something from microsoft.
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^ Dionysos Posted: 2005-11-23 17:58:43.027 Microsoft would never say a product of theirs was bad or has glitches.
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[9] .The game was for both Silver and Gold users.^ Xbox Live Gold has the same features as Silver and includes integrated online game playing capabilities outside of third-party subscriptions.
  • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox Live Gold has the same features as Silver, plus online game playing capabilities.
  • Xbox 360 - Microsoft Wiki 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC microsoft.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ These features are available to both silver and gold members on Xbox Live.
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  • Xbox 360 - Microsoft Wiki 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC microsoft.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.On January 6, 2009, Microsoft announced that Xbox Live had now reached 17 million members.^ Xbox Live is a service that Microsoft owns.
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^ According to estimates from the research group Forecasting and Analyzing Digital Entertainment (FADE), Xbox Live Arcade, Microsoft’s hub for downloadable games, brought in $103.4 million for the 2009 fiscal year, marking a 34 percent jump over last year.
  • Xbox 360 Blog - G4tv.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC g4tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Further information: Xbox Live#New Xbox Experience New Xbox 360 Dashboard At E3 2008, at Microsoft's Show, Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg and Marc Whitten announced the new look Xbox 360 called "The New Xbox Experience".
  • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

[10] .On February 5, 2010, Marc Whitten announced that Xbox Live had reached 23 million members.^ Your Xbox LIVE community has grown to 23 million strong.
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^ Tagged: Gaming , Live Marketplace , Xbox 360 , Xbox Live , A list of January 2010's Downloadable Content (DLC) for Guitar hero has been published on the jeuxvideo forums.
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^ Microsoft is well within its legal rights to ban these users from Xbox Live.” Marc Whitten, General Manger of Xbox Live, told VentureBeat that the estimated number of Live members banned was way off and defended his company’s actions: .
  • MSFT Responds to Possible Xbox Live Suit | GamePolitics 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: General]

[11]
.Microsoft’s Entertainment & Devices President Robbie Bach claims that Xbox Live sets the 360 apart from its rivals.^ Microsoft Xbox 360 Japanese Ranking ".
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^ Microsoft Xbox 360 (20GB) .
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^ Microsoft announces first major Xbox 360 Live update ".
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[12] “Xbox .Live is a big differentiator for us,” said Bach to investor.com, “That drives a significant amount of energy around what’s on with Xbox.” Bach cites the exclusive downloadable content for GTA IV as a reason why Microsoft’s online service is superior to its rivals.^ Xbox Live is by far the best online service .
  • Sony's Answer to Xbox Live Revealed: News from 1UP.com 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Robbie Bach, Microsoft's president of the Entertainment and Devices division, spoke to investors recently on the Xbox 360 hardware failures (aka "Red RIng Of Death").
  • Gaming Bits - Xbox 360 Elite "Red Ring Of Death" Proof? 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.gamingbits.com [Source type: General]

^ With this, gamers can chat with friends online, collect achievements and gamerscores, send and receive voice and text messages, and access Xbox LIVE Marketplace content such as game demos, HD movies and TV, as well as the best in downloadable games from Xbox LIVE Arcade.
  • Worst Kept Secret: Microsoft Announces Elite Xbox 360: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[13]
.Xbox Live exclusive servers are based in Seattle, Washington while using some of Microsoft's other servers in Quincy and Yakima, Washington.^ "Can i use any other cameras instead of the Xbox 360 Live Vision camera?
  • Jake Ludington's Digital Lifestyle: Xbox 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.jakeludington.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox Live is a service that Microsoft owns.
  • DailyTech - Modified Xbox 360 Consoles Now Banned From Xbox Live 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox Live What are some other advantages of xbox live?

[14]
.Tuesday November 10, 2009, the release date of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was, according to G4 via the text messaging game update service, the busiest day of Xbox Live.^ The game was released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in November 2008.
  • Beta & Cancelled xbox 360 Games| Unseen 64: Beta, Unreleased & Unseen Videogames! 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.unseen64.net [Source type: General]

^ Today's Xbox Live Arcade game is...
  • xbox360: Xbox Live 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.xboxer.tv [Source type: General]

^ Xbox Live February Xbox 360 Gaming Guide The Top releases for Xbox 360 this February.
  • Microsoft Xbox 360 - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

[citation needed]
.Larry Hyrb, Xbox Live's Major Nelson, announced on his blog on February 5, 2010 that Xbox Live support for the original Xbox would be discontinued on April 15, 2010. This includes online play through backwards compatibility on the Xbox 360 and all downloadable content for original Xbox games.^ Is it backwards compatible with the original Xbox?
  • Llamma's Adventures in Xbox 360 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC llamma.com [Source type: General]

^ Bestselling Xbox 360 Products and Games  .
  • Game Zone : Xbox 360 Faceplates, Skins and Accessories 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Xbox 360 Blog - G4tv.com G4TV .
  • Xbox 360 Blog - G4tv.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC g4tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[15]

Xbox Live features

Comparison of
Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Live Silver
Feature Live Silver Live Gold
Pricing Free Subscription fee
Voice chat Yes Yes
Video chat No Yes
Avatars Yes Yes
Downloadable content Yes1 Yes
Multiplayer gaming No Yes
Parties No Yes
Netflix movie streaming2 No Yes3
Sky Player4 No Yes5
Xbox Live Arcade point results6 Yes Yes6
Facebook7 No Yes
Twitter7 No Yes
last.FM No Yes
Zune8 No Yes
1 vs 1009 No Yes
Miniclip7 No Yes
Gmail9 No Yes

1Some content available one week after Gold subscribers
2Available in US only
3Only available to Netflix members
4Available in UK and Ireland only
5Sky subscription required
6All Xbox Live Arcade games might go to the Xbox Live Arcade
Compilation Disc when winning on videogames.

7Over 18's Only/Parental Permission Required
8Various Rental Fees Apply

9Over 12's Only
.Windows Live Messenger allows users of Xbox Live, PCs (Both on the Windows and Macintosh platforms), and Windows Mobile devices to connect and directly message each other.^ Xbox Live with a dial up connection?
  • Question List - Xbox 360 Answers for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox live connection issues?
  • Question List - Xbox 360 Answers for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox live connection?
  • Question List - Xbox 360 Answers for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

.It is possible to chat with up to six people at one time, while playing games, listening to music, or watching movies.^ Yeah you can listen to music on an Ipod but can you watch movies on your ipod.
  • First Look: PSP and Xbox 360 Interactivity 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.xbox365.com [Source type: General]

^ Its a great game to pick up and play, not just for people who have time and patience to play it.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ It’s not just fun where you logged on and play games but it’s also fun when you just watch a movie on it.

.This complements the existing voice and video chat of Xbox Live.^ I'm glad Xbox Live exists.

^ Connect your headset and you can laugh right into his ear and he'll hear it with the voice communication feature of Xbox live.

^ Xbox Live lets you play online with friends also voice chat with them while they're in a different game, watch movies via NetFlix , etc...
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

.Users will see at a glance if their existing contacts on Windows Live Messenger have Gamertags.^ Users who do move to another Xbox should be able to get back on Xbox Live as Microsoft hasn't yet banned Gamertags -- just placed the ban on individual consoles.
  • DailyTech - Xbox Live Ban Reaches 1 Million, Microsoft Tells Them to Buy a New Console 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

^ Friend Tracker Like Xbox Live allows users to manage their Friend's lists, Xfire also allows users to track friends, seeing what they are playing and what they have been playing (and for how long).
  • Sony's Answer to Xbox Live Revealed: News from 1UP.com 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ I play my xbox and chat to my friends as well on the windows live messenger so i do not have to miss out on the chat sessions I have with a lot of my friends.

.As of the December 4, 2007 dashboard update, Windows Live Messenger on Xbox Live is now available to child accounts if the user is 13 years of age or older.^ Update: It is now easier to get free xbox live gold.

^ Avatar Pets now available on Xbox Live Avatar published by: forahobby .
  • 360-Hq.Com - Xbox 360 Achievements, Xbox360 Trailers, Xbox Live Leaderboards, Custom GamerCards, Cheats, Codes, Screenshots, Videos, Reviews, Homebrew and Modchips for the Xbox 360 Console 3rd wave Patch .torrent 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Xbox Live Account Migration to Xbox 360 ".
  • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.On September 4, 2007, Microsoft launched the Xbox 360 Messenger Kit, a small QWERTY keypad that connects directly into the Xbox 360 controller, either wired or wireless, to support text and instant messaging.^ Xbox 360 Rapid Fire Controller .
  • Cool XBox 360 Games. Find and compare the cheapest XBox 360 Games in the UK 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.cool360games.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ XBOX 360 Wireless Headsets  .
  • Game Zone : Xbox 360 Faceplates, Skins and Accessories 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Xbox 360 Wireless Halo 3 Spartan Controller .
  • Game Zone : Xbox 360 Faceplates, Skins and Accessories 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Current features

.
  • Gamercards displaying the player's gamertag, motto, gamerpic, bio etc.
  • Virtual Avatars representing the player's likeness
  • Game achievements, which are earned during gameplay
  • Gamerscores, which are a total of a player's achievement points
  • Reputation rating which is voted on by other players who decide to either prefer or avoid another player.^ Games like Fallout, GTA4, etc.
    • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

    ^ No mention of gamerscores, achievements, themes, gamerpics, or any player reviews or ratings.
    • Sony's Answer to Xbox Live Revealed: News from 1UP.com 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Magician Awarded for making a match with each color available during the single player game.
    • Xbox 360 Game Achievements 19 September 2009 15:32 UTC www.disobey.com [Source type: General]

    .The reputation defaults to 100% (Five stars) over time after one player has preferred you.
  • Friends list, which is a list of a player's chosen friends, up to 100 friends are allowed.
  • Recent player list, which lists the last 50 players a user has played with
  • Complaint filing system, which allows a user to report another user that has broken the Xbox Live Terms of Use
  • Windows Live messenger integration
  • Access to the Xbox Live Marketplace, offering new game, music and movie content
  • Voice Chat (wireless or wired headset required, two-players only for Silver Members, 3+ for Gold Members)
  • Video Chat (Live Vision camera required, with headset optional for voice chat)
  • Multiplayer gameplay, where a user can link up 4 Xbox's to play together (known as system link), or connect online (requires Gold subscription)
  • Enhanced matchmaking using cumulative gamerscore, reputation, location/language profile, and gamer zone
  • Parental controls, limiting children's exposure to other users ("Family Settings")
  • Inside Xbox is a newsletter about Xbox Live news, events, products, interviews and games that is integrated in the Xbox 360 Dashboard.^ You can get free xbox live codes.

    ^ Can you get radio on xbox 360?
    • Question List - Xbox 360 Answers for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The free xbox live codes that I offer are not trials and are not limited to trials.

    .Content for Inside Xbox is created by the Xbox global marketing team and features streaming video segments "Pick Up and Play", "Major’s Minute" with Larry Hryb and "Game with Fame"
  • Halo Waypoint allows users to track achievement progress of Halo 3, Halo Wars, and Halo 3: ODST, unlock Halo-related Xbox Avatar rewards, and access videos, pictures and interviews from Halo series developers and the gaming community.^ DVDs, but was unable to play any xbox game.
    • Xbox 360 Repair - Do It Yourself 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I would like the xbox to play games and communicate with friends.
    • Win an Xbox 360 Elite Bundle! 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.5minutesformom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ There is no user created content on the Xbox 360.
    • DailyTech - Xbox Live Ban Reaches 1 Million, Microsoft Tells Them to Buy a New Console 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

    .Halo Legends anime episodes and previews will also be streamed through Halo Waypoint.
  • Last.fm allows users to stream their favourite music and search for related artists
  • Social networking sites Facebook and Twitter are accessible over Xbox Live.^ I streamed Live through my laptop.
    • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The console can also display pictures and perform slideshows of photo collections with various transition effects, and supports audio playback, with music player controls accessible through the Xbox 360 Guide button.
    • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It started with amazing multiplayer games, and we've since seen that bet pay off again and again with the launches of Xbox 360, Marketplace, Netflix and powerful social features like Facebook, Twitter and Last.fm.
    • 360-Hq.Com - Xbox 360 Achievements, Xbox360 Trailers, Xbox Live Leaderboards, Custom GamerCards, Cheats, Codes, Screenshots, Videos, Reviews, Homebrew and Modchips for the Xbox 360 Console 3rd wave Patch .torrent 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC 360.xbox-hq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Users between the ages of 13-17 can access the application under parents consent.
  • Zune application allows users to stream movies and TV shows from the Video Marketplace instantly in 1080p HD with 5.1 surround sound
  • Movie Parties allows for movies and TV shows to be viewable with friends over Xbox Live.
  • Sky Player is available in the UK and Ireland, offering live and on-demand tv including Sky News, Sky Sports and the Disney Channel.^ XBox 360 and HD DVD player .
    • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Rock Band Special Edition: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
    • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Arcade Console with Bonus Game: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ This simplified version shows the user's gamercard, Xbox Live messages and friends list.
    • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Under 13 requires parental consent.
    • Amazon.com: Sega Superstars Tennis: Xbox 360: Video Games 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
    • Amazon.com: Timeshift: Xbox 360: Video Games 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
    • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Elite: Video Games 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
    • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Elite Halo 3 Fable 2 Bundle: Video Games 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
    • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Rock Band Special Edition: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
    • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Arcade Console with Bonus Game: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

    [16]
  • .
  • News and More channel streams the latest headlines from MSNBC.com, MSN Autos, The New Yorker and Dilbert (Available in the US only)[citation needed]
  • Netflix application allows members with unlimited rentals to stream any movie or TV show from their Netflix Instant Queue.^ Movies are also available for rental.
    • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

    ^ More news to come as soon as it's available...
    • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    ^ You can even access your Netflix instant Queue to stream movies and TV shows directly to your TV.** Xbox LIVE connects you to your favorite people and now offers more entertainment online than any other device connected to your TV. .
    • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Elite Halo 3 Fable 2 Bundle: Video Games 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

    This feature is only available in the US.

Upcoming features

.
  • Game Room is a virtual space, offering an initial library of 30 original arcade and console classics including Centipede, Asteroids Deluxe, and Super Cobra, displayed in their original cabinet designs.^ Six games were initially offered in Japan, and eagerly anticipated titles such as Dead or Alive 4 and Enchanted Arms were released only a few weeks later.
    • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Xbox 360 Elite has enough space for a whole library of Xbox LIVE Arcade games as well as downloadable high-definition TV shows, movies, music, and all the other content available from Xbox LIVE Marketplace.
    • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Elite Halo 3 Fable 2 Bundle: Video Games 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Xbox 360 Arcade Console with Bonus Game Xbox 360 Console 2008 .
    • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Arcade Console with Bonus Game: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

    .Purchased arcade titles are playable via Xbox Live and Games for Windows Live.^ Today's Xbox Live Arcade game is...
    • xbox360: Xbox Live 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.xboxer.tv [Source type: General]

    ^ Xbox Live Arcade to launch Nov.
    • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Top Xbox Live Games of 2006 ".
    • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

    [17] .Game Room will be an Xbox 360 application with games sold separately for 240 Microsoft Points.^ Posted in Game Decision 2008 Microsoft Xbox 360 .
    • Xbox Live Partners with Rock the Vote | GamePolitics 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.gamepolitics.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Complete Xbox 360 Games List .
    • GameTab - The Game Reviews & News Compilation Site. 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gametab.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Xbox 360 :: Game only .
    • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Rock Band Special Edition: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

    .You can also buy a 'credit' to have a single go for 40 Microsoft Points.^ Whatever you do, don't go buy an xbox 360, or this could happen to you to.
    • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Honestly, if your hyped about the PS3 good for you, go buy one and keep your fucking comments to yourselves.
    • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Neon360 Posted: 2005-11-23 15:13:40.527 Like someone else said you are going to have bad apples...
    • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    Online leaderboards and achievements will be supported.

User information

Gamertag

.A Gamertag is the universal name for a player's username on Microsoft's Xbox Live.^ The only loss for Microsoft here is the revenue from Xbox Live subscriptions.
  • DailyTech - Xbox Live Ban Reaches 1 Million, Microsoft Tells Them to Buy a New Console 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

^ The online community is beyond robust; Microsoft's Xbox Live service has completely revolutionized online gaming.
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Elite: Video Games 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Monday, 8 10 2007 » Microsoft Responds To August NPD Numbers on Thursday, 13 09 2007 » First Xbox Community Pics Available On Xbox Live!
  • First Look: PSP and Xbox 360 Interactivity 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.xbox365.com [Source type: General]

.A Gamertag used online must be unique and can be up to 15 characters in length, including numbers, letters, and spaces.^ He continues, "When a Gamertag comes up as violating our policies for online behavior, the person who owns that Gamertag is punished by being banned from the service.
  • DailyTech - Xbox Live Ban Reaches 1 Million, Microsoft Tells Them to Buy a New Console 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

.Gamertags can be changed using a premium service on the Xbox 360 console (for a price of 800 Microsoft Points), the system supports 8 Xbox Live-enabled profiles per memory unit and 32 profiles on the hard drive.^ A Xbox 360 with no hard drive?
  • Question List - Xbox 360 Answers for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

^ Is the price of xbox live different?
  • Question List - Xbox 360 Answers for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

^ Microsoft Xbox 360 Japanese Ranking ".
  • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

[18]
.A player's Gamertag account status can be checked using a variety of online tools, which is useful especially when looking for a new gamertag, or confirming that a Gamertag exists.^ Until Pc game developers start to use pixel shader 3.0 and other new GFX developments on their games as a norm, nothing on the PC will look as good as the Xbox.
  • Pc Vs Xbox 360 - Video 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.metacafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There will probably be new mods soon that are much safer (or at least can be used off-line, and removed while online).
  • DailyTech - Xbox Live Ban Reaches 1 Million, Microsoft Tells Them to Buy a New Console 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

^ MS makes a boat load of money from selling 500,000+ units + $25 million dollars for the players re-buying a new XboxLive account...
  • DailyTech - Xbox Live Ban Reaches 1 Million, Microsoft Tells Them to Buy a New Console 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

.Using a valid Gamertag, any player can be located and messaged from within Live.^ Microsoft Points redemption codes are valid for use on purchases from LIVE Marketplace, Zune™ Marketplace and Game for Windows®-LIVE. Arcade title redemption codes are valid for use on LIVE Marketplace only.
  • Amazon.com: Sega Superstars Tennis: Xbox 360: Video Games 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Timeshift: Xbox 360: Video Games 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Elite: Video Games 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Elite Halo 3 Fable 2 Bundle: Video Games 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Rock Band Special Edition: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ LIVE Gold Subscription redemption codes are only valid for use on Xbox 360® and are not required to shop LIVE Marketplace.
  • Amazon.com: Sega Superstars Tennis: Xbox 360: Video Games 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Timeshift: Xbox 360: Video Games 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Elite: Video Games 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Elite Halo 3 Fable 2 Bundle: Video Games 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Rock Band Special Edition: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Free xbox live can also be used to message your friends.

.There are also several websites which allow users of Gamertags to upload photos and information about themselves.^ But now run along and do your job, there are some true negative information about M$ out here that you need to defend.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Note that I have photos of the instruments on my website and am happy to answer any other questions you guys have about this game.
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Rock Band Special Edition: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

.Gamertags can be used in a variety of places, including the original Xbox, the Xbox 360, Games for Windows - Live, Zune, and XNA Creators Club.^ Xbox 360 Games: 1341 .
  • 360-Hq.Com - Xbox 360 Achievements, Xbox360 Trailers, Xbox Live Leaderboards, Custom GamerCards, Cheats, Codes, Screenshots, Videos, Reviews, Homebrew and Modchips for the Xbox 360 Console 3rd wave Patch .torrent 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bestselling Xbox 360 Products and Games  .
  • Game Zone : Xbox 360 Faceplates, Skins and Accessories 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ XBox 360 game Burnout Paradise.
  • Confirmed: Obama Is Campaigning on Xbox 360! – GigaOM 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC gigaom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Gamertags also contain avatar images (or "gamer pictures"), often associated with certain games or game characters.^ These include Maps, game add ons and gamer pictures.

^ I'm just very adept at containing my enthusiasm, especially when it comes to games that are associated with PlayStations.
  • xbox360: Xbox Live 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.xboxer.tv [Source type: General]

.Individual gamerpics cost between 15 and 20 Microsoft Points, but they are usually bundled into packs; packs of four or five gamerpics usually cost 80 Microsoft Points, while packs of ten typically cost 150. "Personal" pictures (which are only shown when friends view a profile) can be taken with an Xbox live vision camera.^ The only loss for Microsoft here is the revenue from Xbox Live subscriptions.
  • DailyTech - Xbox Live Ban Reaches 1 Million, Microsoft Tells Them to Buy a New Console 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

^ Merging profile from HDD to an Xbox Live profile?
  • Question List - Xbox 360 Answers for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

^ I also had to work in an Xbox Live Vision camera , which the customer requested.
  • The Official Blog of Benjamin J Heckendorn 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC benheck.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

It is also possible to take "Public" pictures (which are shown to all that view a profile, unless the user has a different "personal" picture set) can be taken of avatars while using the avatar editor

Gamerscore

.The Gamerscore (G) is a measure that corresponds to the number of Achievement points accumulated by a user with an Xbox Live profile.^ Xbox LIVE 4200 Points Card .
  • Cool XBox 360 Games. Find and compare the cheapest XBox 360 Games in the UK 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.cool360games.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Xbox Achievements Active Users: 119 .
  • Xbox 360 Achievements Database, Achievements Full List, User Comments & Guides, Xbox 360 Games, Xbox 360 Cheats and Xbox 360 Reviews at 360-Hq.Com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Xbox LIVE 2100 Points Card .
  • Cool XBox 360 Games. Find and compare the cheapest XBox 360 Games in the UK 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.cool360games.co.uk [Source type: General]

.These Achievement points are awarded for the completion of game-specific challenges, such as beating a level or amassing a specified number of wins against other players in Xbox Live matches.^ I have a friend Completed a level with at least 1 other player.
  • Xbox 360 Game Achievements 19 September 2009 15:32 UTC www.disobey.com [Source type: General]

^ You can log onto xbox live and match up against other players and play against them.

^ UNO Shark Win ten 4-player games of UNO, in any mode, on Xbox Live.
  • Xbox 360 Game Achievements 19 September 2009 15:32 UTC www.disobey.com [Source type: General]

Initially, retail Xbox 360 games offered up to 1,000G spread over a variable number of Achievements, while each Xbox Live Arcade title contained 12 achievements totaling 200G.
.On February 1, 2007, Microsoft announced on their Gamerscore Blog some new policies that developers must follow related to Gamerscore and Achievements in future releases.^ Posted: 2007-03-28 09:07:07.883 I bought my 360 in December of last year and I am disappointed that Microsoft would release this.
  • Worst Kept Secret: Microsoft Announces Elite Xbox 360: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ John_Gamer Posted: 2007-06-27 21:42:27.713 IMPORTANT: Microsoft now has a NEW Insurance Policy Extended Warranty in place for the Xbox 360.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ At E3 2007 , Microsoft announced that Disney movies would be coming to Xbox 360 Live Marketplace.
  • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

[19] .All regular disc-based games must have 1,000 Gamerscore points in the base game - the title can ship with fewer than 1,000 points, but anything added later must be free.^ Perhaps in the future we’ll see ad-supported games heavily discounted and ad-free versions at the regular price.
  • Confirmed: Obama Is Campaigning on Xbox 360! – GigaOM 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC gigaom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ December 11th, 2009 I have 47 Disc-based PS3 and 22 PSN games.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite – Which console should you buy this Christmas? - GAMER.BLORGE 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC gamer.blorge.com [Source type: General]

^ According to Talking Points Memo and GigaOm, advertisers can buy space on the billboards in the game — and yes, that’s an official ad paid for [...
  • Confirmed: Obama Is Campaigning on Xbox 360! – GigaOM 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC gigaom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Game developers also now have the option of adding up to 250 points via downloadable content every quarter after the first year of release (for a total of 1,750 points).^ The integrated Xbox Live service allows its users to compete online and download content such as games and movies etc.
  • Free Xbox 360 Elite - Free Xbox 360 Elite with Contract Phones - Cheap Phones With Free Gifts in UK 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.freecontractmobilephone.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ And if $50 a year for Live is that much of a burden for a service that works amazingly well; you likely shouldn't be spending money on games in the first place.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Your ability to recover damages or losses from us is limited: you may recover only direct damages, up to the total amount you have ever paid for Points.
  • Amazon.com: Sega Superstars Tennis: Xbox 360: Video Games 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Timeshift: Xbox 360: Video Games 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Elite: Video Games 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Elite Halo 3 Fable 2 Bundle: Video Games 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Rock Band Special Edition: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Arcade Console with Bonus Game: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

.Xbox Live Arcade titles must have 200 Gamerscore and may add up to 50 points via downloadable content (for a total of 250 points).^ Xbox Live Arcade (50) .
  • DailyGamesNews.com: Artist Microwaves Xbox 360 Elite Console 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC dailygamesnews.com [Source type: General]

^ Hooking up to free Xbox live is free.

^ Xbox LIVE 4200 Points Card .
  • Cool XBox 360 Games. Find and compare the cheapest XBox 360 Games in the UK 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.cool360games.co.uk [Source type: General]

[20]
.On May 26, 2007, Halo 2 was the first Games for Windows game to feature Achievements, which counted towards a player's Gamerscore.^ They've been pushing it since launch that it's got build-in Blu-ray player; they should've been touting it's other features since the focus has been "it's a gaming machine" for the past year.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ X Posted: 2007-06-26 20:39:11.84 first, my heart goes out to Justin, and all those that have had similar issues.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Senninha Posted: 2007-06-26 18:41:50.063 I bought my first Xbox 360 in March of '06.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

On March 25, 2008, Microsoft cracked down on "Gamerscore cheaters" (those who used external tools to artificially inflate their Gamerscore), and reduced their Gamerscores to zero without the option to recover the scores that had been "earned", and branded the player by denoting on their Gamertag that they were a "Cheater".[21]

Gamercard

.The Gamercard is an information panel used to summarize one's user profile on Microsoft's Xbox Live.^ Further information: Xbox Live#New Xbox Experience New Xbox 360 Dashboard At E3 2008, at Microsoft's Show, Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg and Marc Whitten announced the new look Xbox 360 called "The New Xbox Experience".
  • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Perhaps I'm not as informed as i hope to on Xbox Live, as I last used it with my normal Xbox 4 years ago.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Xbox Live gold is a FEATURE. You do not need it to use your xbox.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

The pieces of information on a Gamercard include:
.
  • Gamertag (in front a silver or gold bar)(active gold members who have had Xbox Live for less than a year feature small bubbles.Anything a year or over will feature the number of years.^ Xbox Live gold is a FEATURE. You do not need it to use your xbox.
    • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

    ^ And this is less than a few a years away.
    • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

    ^ Free Xbox Live Gold codes .

    )
  • Gamer picture (avatar)
  • Reputation
  • Gamerscore
  • Gamer Zone
  • Recent games played
.A player's Gamercard can be viewed via the Xbox 360 Dashboard, or online through Xbox.com.^ XBox 360 and HD DVD player .
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Rock Band Special Edition: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Arcade Console with Bonus Game: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ View All Xbox 360 Games .
  • Xbox 360 Achievements Database, Achievements Full List, User Comments & Guides, Xbox 360 Games, Xbox 360 Cheats and Xbox 360 Reviews at 360-Hq.Com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ View All Xbox 360 Trailers .
  • Xbox 360 Achievements Database, Achievements Full List, User Comments & Guides, Xbox 360 Games, Xbox 360 Cheats and Xbox 360 Reviews at 360-Hq.Com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The top bar that displays the Gamertag is shown in front of either a silver or gold bar which designates if the gamer has an Xbox Live Silver or Gold subscription.^ One-month subscription to Xbox LIVE Gold.
  • Worst Kept Secret: Microsoft Announces Elite Xbox 360: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Free Xbox Live Gold codes .

^ XBOX live gold membership?
  • Question List - Xbox 360 Answers for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

.If the gamer is part of the Xbox 360 Launch Team, the top bar will also have additional text stating "Launch Team" in the background.^ Gamer Graffix Xbox 360 Skins  .
  • Game Zone : Xbox 360 Faceplates, Skins and Accessories 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Shortages spoil Xbox 360 launch ".
  • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ A newbie gamer gets an Xbox 360...
  • Amazon.com: Timeshift: Xbox 360: Video Games 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

.Third party sites allow users to post a rendered version of their Gamercard as a small Flash applet or JPEG image on any website or Internet forum.^ Links to Third Party Websites TomTom is not responsible for the content of any third-party websites or services, any links contained in third-party websites or services, or any changes or updates to third-party websites or services.
  • Amazon.com: Sega Superstars Tennis: Xbox 360: Video Games 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Timeshift: Xbox 360: Video Games 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Elite: Video Games 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Elite Halo 3 Fable 2 Bundle: Video Games 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Rock Band Special Edition: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Arcade Console with Bonus Game: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ The official copyright notices and specific license conditions of these Third Party Materials are to be found in or via our website www.tomtom.com/legal.
  • Amazon.com: Sega Superstars Tennis: Xbox 360: Video Games 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Timeshift: Xbox 360: Video Games 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Elite: Video Games 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Elite Halo 3 Fable 2 Bundle: Video Games 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Rock Band Special Edition: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Arcade Console with Bonus Game: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ We may also allow third parties to directly provide Third-Party Data to you through the Wii Network Service.
  • Amazon.com: Sega Superstars Tennis: Xbox 360: Video Games 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Timeshift: Xbox 360: Video Games 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Elite: Video Games 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Elite Halo 3 Fable 2 Bundle: Video Games 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Rock Band Special Edition: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Arcade Console with Bonus Game: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

.Similarly, Mac OS X users can download widgets that display their Xbox Live Gamercard within Mac OS X's Dashboard.^ Tagged: Gaming , Live Marketplace , Xbox 360 , Xbox Live , A list of January 2010's Downloadable Content (DLC) for Guitar hero has been published on the jeuxvideo forums.
  • 360-Hq.Com - Xbox 360 Achievements, Xbox360 Trailers, Xbox Live Leaderboards, Custom GamerCards, Cheats, Codes, Screenshots, Videos, Reviews, Homebrew and Modchips for the Xbox 360 Console 3rd wave Patch .torrent 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Microsoft is well within its legal rights to ban these users from Xbox Live.” Marc Whitten, General Manger of Xbox Live, told VentureBeat that the estimated number of Live members banned was way off and defended his company’s actions: .
  • MSFT Responds to Possible Xbox Live Suit | GamePolitics 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ This "shit" has just "got real" thanks to a demo of Resident Evil 5 appearing today for download via Xbox Live.
  • xbox360: Xbox Live 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.xboxer.tv [Source type: General]

These can be downloaded onto any Mac with OS X 10.4 or higher via Apple's widget download page.
.There are four Gamer Zones; Recreation is for casual gamers, Family is for family-friendly gamers (without profanity, etc.^ One way to help with this particular problem is ban them from family friendly zones/groups or even create a poor sport zone and force them to play with their own kind.
  • DailyTech - Xbox Live Ban Reaches 1 Million, Microsoft Tells Them to Buy a New Console 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

^ By Manch on 11/17/09 , Rating: 2 By Manch on 11/17/2009 10:58:29 PM , Rating: 2 Live has gamer zones that you can join like family, casual, hardcore.
  • DailyTech - Xbox Live Ban Reaches 1 Million, Microsoft Tells Them to Buy a New Console 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

), .Pro is for competitive gamers who enjoy a challenge, and Underground is for no-holds-barred gaming where anything goes (as long as it does not violate the Xbox Live Terms of Use).^ I'm glad I don't use Xbox Live.
  • MSFT Responds to Possible Xbox Live Suit | GamePolitics 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ Today's Xbox Live Arcade game is...
  • xbox360: Xbox Live 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.xboxer.tv [Source type: General]

^ Xbox live isn't just playing a game with other gamers.

.However, in practice these gamer zones are displayed only on the Gamercard of the player, and don't tend to affect the gameplay experience or the matching of players in online games.^ Unless of course you are old school and only play Single Player games, then it's a great choice.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Magician Awarded for making a match with each color available during the single player game.
  • Xbox 360 Game Achievements 19 September 2009 15:32 UTC www.disobey.com [Source type: General]

^ Posted: 2007-03-29 01:28:28.9 My PS3 is only $20 and I get free online gaming.
  • Worst Kept Secret: Microsoft Announces Elite Xbox 360: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

TrueSkill

.TrueSkill[22] is a ranking and matchmaking system premiering in the Xbox 360 live services.^ Microsoft Xbox 360 Japanese Ranking ".
  • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox 360 System Halo Edition .

^ Xbox 360 System Elite 120GB .

.Developed at Microsoft Research Cambridge (England), the TrueSkill ranking system is now used in over 150 titles for the Xbox 360[citation needed].^ Microsoft Xbox 360 Japanese Ranking ".
  • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox 360 Game Reviews: 150 .
  • 360-Hq.Com - Xbox 360 Achievements, Xbox360 Trailers, Xbox Live Leaderboards, Custom GamerCards, Cheats, Codes, Screenshots, Videos, Reviews, Homebrew and Modchips for the Xbox 360 Console 3rd wave Patch .torrent 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC 360.xbox-hq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Xbox 360 Achievements Database, Achievements Full List, User Comments & Guides, Xbox 360 Games, Xbox 360 Cheats and Xbox 360 Reviews at 360-Hq.Com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Microsoft Unveils Xbox 360 Elite ".
  • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.It uses a mathematical model of uncertainty to address weaknesses in existing ranking systems such as Elo.^ Calculation errors may occur when using navigation systems such as those caused by local environmental conditions and/or incomplete or incorrect data.
  • Amazon.com: Sega Superstars Tennis: Xbox 360: Video Games 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Timeshift: Xbox 360: Video Games 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Elite: Video Games 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Elite Halo 3 Fable 2 Bundle: Video Games 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Rock Band Special Edition: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Arcade Console with Bonus Game: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

.For example, a new player joining million-player leagues can be ranked correctly in fewer than 20 games.^ What this conjures up is the millions of comments from Console fan-boys who claimed the console was better than PC and that it was PC users who were causing the market to switch to console only games.
  • DailyTech - Xbox Live Ban Reaches 1 Million, Microsoft Tells Them to Buy a New Console 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

^ The only thing I hate on the new xbox experience is how some people join parties to talk while they game, so not everyone can communicate.

^ MS makes a boat load of money from selling 500,000+ units + $25 million dollars for the players re-buying a new XboxLive account...
  • DailyTech - Xbox Live Ban Reaches 1 Million, Microsoft Tells Them to Buy a New Console 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

.It can predict the probability of each game outcome, which enhances competitive matchmaking, making it possible to assemble skill-balanced teams from a group of players with different abilities.^ Being able to populate an NBA or NHL team entirely with human players is something that isn't possible on any system outside of the PlayStation line, and the PS3 will keep with this trend.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Yes, it's possible to make a legal backup copy of a game, movie, whatever the heck you want, but to do it legally, you need written permission.
  • DailyTech - Xbox Live Ban Reaches 1 Million, Microsoft Tells Them to Buy a New Console 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

^ One day we will probably be able to download HD movies and games and eliminate DVD players all together, its a dying technology.
  • Xbox 360 Elite: Microsoft's plans, Sony's response 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC blog.seattlepi.com [Source type: General]

When matchmaking, the system attempts to match individuals based on their estimated skill level. .If two individuals are competing head-to-head and have the same estimated skill level with low estimate uncertainty, they should each have roughly a 50% chance of winning a match.^ Thats a Sony fanboy for you they see that Microsoft has a chance at winning this round and try to screw with it.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Lemmie guess, they are probably the type to pay $1500 for a 50″ LCD/low-end plasma.
  • HOW TO: Cheap Wireless For Your Xbox 360 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.geeksaresexy.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If they look the same for you, maybe you should get your eyes checked.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

In this way, the system attempts to make every match as competitive as possible.
.In order to prevent abuse of the system, the majority of ranked games have relatively limited options for matchmaking.^ I'll have all the systems, I don't want to limit my gaming enjoyment.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Not having a true multiplayer mode for the majority of the games has left designers not including the options in some games.

.By design, players cannot easily play with their friends in ranked games.^ Plays DVD's but cannot read games.
  • Xbox 360 Repair - Do It Yourself 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He had the dvd player dongle attached, and when we put a game in it would tell us we needed to put it in an xbox to play it.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ I would like the xbox to play games and communicate with friends.
  • Win an Xbox 360 Elite Bundle! 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.5minutesformom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.However, these countermeasures have failed due to techniques such as alternate account(s) and system flaws where each system has its own individual trueskill rating.^ They are modifying THEIR OWN OPERATING SYSTEM, of which you have ZERO ownership, in such a way as to remove access to certain features.
  • DailyTech - Xbox Live Ban Reaches 1 Million, Microsoft Tells Them to Buy a New Console 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

^ A Live Silver account does not generally support multiplayer gaming; however, some games that have rather limited online functions already, (such as Viva Pinata ) or games that feature their own subscription service (eg.
  • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Living in The Bahamas makes it such a pain to get any sort of games or consoles due to the high duty rates on such types of electronics.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

.To provide less competitive games, the system supports unranked Player Matches, which allow individuals of any skill level to be paired (often including "guests" on an account).^ Reason #6: Seven-Player Wireless Support While being able to play with six of your buddies offline in addition to playing with a single system will only be appealing for a small number of genres, it can be especially important for sports games in particular.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Now when we want to play online, console, by default, we match with players from our profile, with similar skills and accomplishments.

^ In comparing it to the free services the other gaming systems provide, people make the argument that there shouldn’t be a charge for the same service Xbox charges for.

Such matches do not contribute to the TrueSkill rating.

New Xbox Experience

. At E3 2008, Microsoft announced that all Xbox 360 owners would receive a new dashboard update, titled New Xbox Experience (NXE), on November 19, 2008[23] that has added many new features.^ Xbox 360 Achievements Achievements: 19,348 .
  • 360-Hq.Com - Xbox 360 Achievements, Xbox360 Trailers, Xbox Live Leaderboards, Custom GamerCards, Cheats, Codes, Screenshots, Videos, Reviews, Homebrew and Modchips for the Xbox 360 Console 3rd wave Patch .torrent 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The update installs on your xbox 360.

^ Featured Xbox 360 Screenshots .
  • 360-Hq.Com - Xbox 360 Achievements, Xbox360 Trailers, Xbox Live Leaderboards, Custom GamerCards, Cheats, Codes, Screenshots, Videos, Reviews, Homebrew and Modchips for the Xbox 360 Console 3rd wave Patch .torrent 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Though the new interface is generally downloaded when a new Xbox is connected to Xbox Live, some games, including Fight Night Round 4, will also update it.^ Xbox Live with a dial up connection?
  • Question List - Xbox 360 Answers for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox live connection?
  • Question List - Xbox 360 Answers for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox live connection issues?
  • Question List - Xbox 360 Answers for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

.One feature is the ability to watch standard quality and 720p streaming movies and TV shows from Netflix, through the Xbox 360. This feature is exclusive to Xbox Live Gold members in the USA with Netflix Unlimited.^ Movies that aren’t that expensive at all and TV shows are also available on xbox live.

^ Xbox Live gold is a FEATURE. You do not need it to use your xbox.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Movies and TV on your Xbox 360 in Europe ".
  • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.Recently added, users are able to watch Netflix titles with their friends in a party with up to 8 players.^ Recently, the press that has picked up on the fact that Obama had bought an ad in a video game.
  • Confirmed: Obama Is Campaigning on Xbox 360! – GigaOM 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC gigaom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I'm not sure where this all started, but I remember seeing friend after friend and stranger after stranger (on the recent players list) donating their quote to the cause.

^ Multiple madcap mini-games will keep the party rolling and up to four friends can challenge each other in tournaments, exhibitions, and unlockable special events.
  • Amazon.com: Sega Superstars Tennis: Xbox 360: Video Games 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

.Xbox Live members have the ability to view over 12,000 movies and episodes.^ Xbox 360 Live 12 Month Gold Card plus 1 Month Bonus .
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Elite Halo 3 Fable 2 Bundle: Video Games 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Posted: 2006-09-12 10:14:10.827 Sony is going to have a long road to go if they're going to catch up with Xbox Live.
  • Sony's Answer to Xbox Live Revealed: News from 1UP.com 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ At E3 2007 , Microsoft announced that Disney movies would be coming to Xbox 360 Live Marketplace.
  • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.Users can browse for titles based on their interests and Netflix ratings with the Xbox interface.^ They get a SP3 out into the hands of a user, which increases their install base, which means they can potentially sell more game titles.
  • DailyTech - Xbox Live Ban Reaches 1 Million, Microsoft Tells Them to Buy a New Console 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

^ See also: Xbox 360 System Software The Xbox 360's original graphical user interface is the Xbox 360 Dashboard ; a tabbed interface that features five "Blades" (formerly four blades), and was designed by AKQA .
  • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.Users no longer need to visit the website to choose the content to watch.^ As an adult, I no longer need my mother's permission to play video games with a friend (now I only seek my wife's approval!

[24][25] .When a player parties up with a group, they also have the ability to join games together, chat together or view a slideshow of photos.^ It's easy to join friends games and party up and such.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ They've been pushing it since launch that it's got build-in Blu-ray player; they should've been touting it's other features since the focus has been "it's a gaming machine" for the past year.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ I understand your point of view when it comes to photo realistic games.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite – Which console should you buy this Christmas? - GAMER.BLORGE 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC gamer.blorge.com [Source type: General]

.Another feature gives players the ability to create Avatars.^ You can have your own personal touches by creating your avatar, which by the way, the avatar feature only being implemented a couple of months ago.

.Players are able to customize avatars by changing body shape, facial features, hair and clothes, as well as new clothing being released from time to time.^ It's rolling out new team rotas for Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 at the end of Feb, which will update the game with all the player changes that have happened since the marginally disappointing football game released last Autumn.
  • xbox360: Xbox Live 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.xboxer.tv [Source type: General]

^ Well, I can't say this was the best timing to release the 360, I mean the week of Thanksgiving and tommorow being the biggest christmas shopping day of the year, why not?
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ That right there is a photo of the screen, showing my Avatar wearing a new set of clothes.
  • xbox360: Xbox Live 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.xboxer.tv [Source type: General]

[26] .Xbox Live requires that users select an avatar.^ Do all games require xbox live gold for online multilayer?

^ Users who do move to another Xbox should be able to get back on Xbox Live as Microsoft hasn't yet banned Gamertags -- just placed the ban on individual consoles.
  • DailyTech - Xbox Live Ban Reaches 1 Million, Microsoft Tells Them to Buy a New Console 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

^ LIVE Gold Subscription redemption codes are only valid for use on Xbox 360® and are not required to shop LIVE Marketplace.
  • Amazon.com: Timeshift: Xbox 360: Video Games 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Elite: Video Games 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Elite Halo 3 Fable 2 Bundle: Video Games 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Rock Band Special Edition: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

[23] .Another feature is the ability to install an entire game disc onto the Xbox 360's hard drive, which decreases loading times, and significantly reduces noise due to the game being read from the hard drive and not the louder disc drive (similar to the PS2 HD LOADER Feature).^ A Xbox 360 with no hard drive?
  • Question List - Xbox 360 Answers for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

^ The update installs on your xbox 360.

^ XBox 360 and HD DVD player .
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Rock Band Special Edition: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Arcade Console with Bonus Game: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

.For most games this feature also reduces the amount of time spent reading the disc, therefore helping to extend the life-span of the optical drive mechanism.^ When i put a game in my 360 it say to play the disc please put it in a xbox 360 so im like WTF you are a xbox 360 can u offer any help?
  • Xbox 360 Repair - Do It Yourself 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I exchanged the disc for a new 3 times on when the error message comes up the game still plays bhind the message i dont know what to do please help it also only happens to gears of war 2 .
  • Xbox 360 Repair - Do It Yourself 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ One Example: Helps me from pirating a copy of Splinter Cell 3: Chaos Theory on the PC, when I can play it on the 360 (no games on demand for me, original disc, hehe).
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

[27]
.During the Press Conference at E3, Microsoft announced Xbox Live Primetime, a series of scheduled programs where Xbox Live members can play against each other.^ I play against others and will I get patches / updates...
  • Sony's Answer to Xbox Live Revealed: News from 1UP.com 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox live isn't just playing a game with other gamers.

^ Xbox Live What are some other advantages of xbox live?

The first announced game is an adaptation of the Endemol game show 1 vs. 100 in which one Xbox Live member will play against 100 other members with a live host and prizes awarded.[28] .This service is currently in an open beta in Canada and the United States.^ The Wii Network Service is licensed to you for use on your Wii Console only in the United States, Canada, or Latin America.
  • Amazon.com: Sega Superstars Tennis: Xbox 360: Video Games 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Timeshift: Xbox 360: Video Games 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Elite: Video Games 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Rock Band Special Edition: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Main article: Xbox 360 launch The Xbox 360 was released on November 22, 2005, in the United States and Canada; December 2, 2005, in Europe and December 10, 2005, in Japan.
  • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

[29]
The Xbox Guide has also been redesigned. .Players are not only able to view their friends and messages, but are able to access their game library.^ Unless of course you are old school and only play Single Player games, then it's a great choice.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ All sorts of support for everything, cross-game voice chat, and IMO a much better interface for handling friends/messages.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ I only keep about 15 actual friends on the slate, but I have access to so many more.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

.If a user has installed any game onto their Xbox 360 Hard drive, they are able to immediately start the game from the guide, whether they are in a game or in the dashboard.^ The update installs on your xbox 360.

^ Xbox 360 and Xbox Game Guides (Xbox 360) IGN Entertainment Games: IGN .
  • Xbox 360 and Xbox Game Guides (Xbox 360) 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC guides.teamxbox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Xbox 360 120GB Hard Drive .

.Microsoft also confirmed that every new 360 comes with 3 free Xbox Live Gold trial accounts, upon creating a new account the player is allowed to claim a trial period upon refusing to pay for Gold subscription; therefore allowing the user to try online gameplay for that one month trial period, after which the player is required to pay subscription fees to continue matchmaking online.^ You can get free xbox live codes.

^ The free xbox live codes that I offer are not trials and are not limited to trials.

^ The only loss for Microsoft here is the revenue from Xbox Live subscriptions.
  • DailyTech - Xbox Live Ban Reaches 1 Million, Microsoft Tells Them to Buy a New Console 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

[30] Major Nelson also announced that the update supports 16:10 on VGA or HDMI, expanding the choice of resolutions.[31]
.While previous system updates have been stored on internal memory, this is the first update to require a storage device.^ While previous system updates have been stored on internal memory, this will be the first update to require a storage device.
  • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Available memory on compatible Memory Stick® required for PSP system 1000-3000 series.
  • Amazon.com: Sega Superstars Tennis: Xbox 360: Video Games 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Timeshift: Xbox 360: Video Games 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Elite: Video Games 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Elite Halo 3 Fable 2 Bundle: Video Games 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Rock Band Special Edition: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Arcade Console with Bonus Game: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ The update requires at least 128MB free space on either a memory card or a hard drive .
  • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.The update requires at least 128MB free space on either a memory card or a hard drive.^ The update requires at least 128MB free space on either a memory card or a hard drive .
  • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Available hard drive space required for PS3 or PSPgo systems.
  • Amazon.com: Sega Superstars Tennis: Xbox 360: Video Games 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Elite: Video Games 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Arcade Console with Bonus Game: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Firstly, the update offers the ability to install games from the disk to the hard drive, reducing load times and disk drive noise.
  • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

[32] .Microsoft has stated that many Core or Arcade users will not have sufficient space on their limited memory cards for the new update and thus provided them with a free 512MB memory card or a discounted 20GB hard drive for a limited time.^ The update requires at least 128MB free space on either a memory card or a hard drive .
  • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Microsoft has stated that many Core or Arcade users will not have sufficient space on their limited memory cards for the new update thus providing them with a free 512MB memory card or a discounted 20GB hard drive.
  • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Main article: Xbox 360 accessories The Xbox 360 Wireless headset Many accessories are available for the console, including both wired and wireless controllers, faceplates for customization, headsets for chatting, a webcam for video chatting, dance mats and Gamercize for exercise, three sizes of memory cards , and three sizes of hard drives (120GB, 60GB, and 20GB), among other items, all of which are styled to match the console.
  • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

[33][34] .This promotion has since ended and all new arcade units now come with 512MB of internal memory.^ Xbox 360 512MB Memory Unit .
  • Xbox 360 Price List | All 360 Game Prices 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.videogamepricecharts.com [Source type: General]
  • Cool XBox 360 Games. Find and compare the cheapest XBox 360 Games in the UK 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.cool360games.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ All it comes down to now is exclusives.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Mundus August 28, 2009 at 12:37 AM @Covertghost: Same could be said about Xbox 1 and PS2, it all comes down to games in the end.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

[citation needed]
.The NXE was leaked onto Torrent sites and could be installed via a USB drive.^ They can be streamed via network or USB devices (TB External Drives), with no loss of quality.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

Microsoft's Major Nelson stated that unauthorized installation of NXE would result in the users console being banned from Xbox Live until its official release which was on November 19, 2008.[35]

Xbox Live Marketplace and Zune Marketplace

Xbox Live Game Marketplace
.Xbox Live Marketplace is a unified storefront which offers both free and premium content for download including Xbox Live Arcade titles, original Xbox games, Xbox 360 game demos, game expansion material (e.g.^ You can get free xbox live codes.

^ The free xbox live codes that I offer are not trials and are not limited to trials.

^ Well about Free Xbox Live.

extra maps, vehicles, songs), trailers, gamer pictures and themes, television shows, .music videos, movie rentals, and more.^ Music, Movies, TV & More - al.com Site Search Search Local Business Listings .
  • New Xbox Experience is up - Alabama Entertainment | Music, Movies, TV & More - al.com 20 September 2009 18:18 UTC www.al.com [Source type: General]

[36]
.On 17 November 2009, Microsoft released a downloadable Zune application for the Xbox 360. This application turns your Xbox 360 into a Zune device.^ Microsoft Lowers Xbox 360 Price ".
  • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ So when your xbox 360 will not turn on its the optical drive.
  • Xbox 360 Repair - Do It Yourself 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC hubpages.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The update installs on your xbox 360.

.Once you download the Zune application, it takes over the Marketplace menus and sections of the console.^ You can even take your Hard Drive to a friends machine and download content, which when taken back to your modded machine, works just fine.
  • MSFT Responds to Possible Xbox Live Suit | GamePolitics 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ The Xbox spotlight and marketplace menus take prime position, while my own media resides under My XBox-> Video.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ On the game Marketplace you can download many thing related to your games.

.With the addition of the Zune Marketplace to a Xbox 360 console, you are able to purchase movies instead of only being able to rent them.^ Xbox 360 Elite – Which console should you buy this Christmas?” .
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite – Which console should you buy this Christmas? - GAMER.BLORGE 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC gamer.blorge.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox 360 :: Game only .
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Rock Band Special Edition: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Looking for a Different Xbox 360 Console?
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Elite Halo 3 Fable 2 Bundle: Video Games 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Arcade Console with Bonus Game: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

.The Zune Marketplace has a much more extensive content offering compared to the classic Xbox Live Marketplace.^ Xbox live is more than that.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ So much so that he’s launched a couple on Xbox Live.
  • Confirmed: Obama Is Campaigning on Xbox 360! – GigaOM 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC gigaom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What exactly does Xbox Live offer sooo much more?
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

[36]

Video Marketplace

Netflix Instant Queue
.On November 6, 2006, Microsoft announced the Xbox Video Marketplace, an exclusive video store accessible through the console.^ Original Xbox Video Marketplace On November 6, 2006, Microsoft announced the Xbox Video Marketplace, an exclusive video store accessible through the console.
  • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ The console can also display pictures and perform slideshows of photo collections with various transition effects, and supports audio playback, with music player controls accessible through the Xbox 360 Guide button.
  • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox 360 Core (basic): It includes the console without a hard drive and Xbox 360 Wired, in addition to a standard cable connecting audio / video adapter EuroScart.

Launched in the United States.. on .November 22, 2006, the first anniversary of the Xbox 360's launch, the service allows users in the United States to download high-definition and standard-definition television shows for purchase and movies for rental onto an Xbox 360 console for viewing.^ Allows use of video outputs standard and high definition.

^ Xbox 360 512MB Memory Unit .
  • Xbox 360 Price List | All 360 Game Prices 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.videogamepricecharts.com [Source type: General]
  • Cool XBox 360 Games. Find and compare the cheapest XBox 360 Games in the UK 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.cool360games.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Xbox 360 Console Premium 60GB .

.With the exception of short clips, content is not currently available for streaming, and must be downloaded.^ With the exception of short clips, content is not currently available for streaming, and must be downloaded.
  • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Code must be redeemed when the entitlements are available for download.
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Elite Halo 3 Fable 2 Bundle: Video Games 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Rock Band Special Edition: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

.Movies are available for rental from the Video Marketplace..^ Movies are also available for rental.
  • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ On the video marketplace, you can download movies, T-V shows, and other videos.

.They expire in 14 days after download or at the end of the first 24 hours after the movie has begun playing, whichever comes first.^ I spend hours a day playing online.

^ Hand_O_Death August 28, 2009 at 5:36 AM @telekinesis: I used WiFi on my PS3 for a while and saw no differece in speeds for playing games or downloading movies.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ He plays pretty much 24/7, and I play a couple hours every once in awhile.
  • Thursday Giveaway: Xbox 360 Elite | Apartment Therapy Unplggd 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.unplggd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Television episodes can be purchased to own, and are transferable to an unlimited number of consoles.^ Television episodes can be purchased to own, and are transferable to an unlimited number of consoles.
  • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.Downloaded files use 5.1 surround audio and are encoded using VC-1 for video at 720p, with a bitrate of 6.8 Mbit/s.^ Downloaded files use 5.1 surround audio and are encoded using VC-1 for video at 720p, with a bitrate of 6.8 Mbit/s.
  • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Main article: Xbox Live Arcade Original Xbox Live Arcade Xbox Live Arcade is an online service operated by Microsoft that is used to distribute downloadable video games to Xbox and Xbox 360 owners.
  • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ People won't have to use a memory card to transfer the files and then re-download all of their old Arcade titles.
  • Worst Kept Secret: Microsoft Announces Elite Xbox 360: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

[37] Television content is offered from MTV, VH1, Comedy Central, Turner Broadcasting, and CBS; and movie content is Warner Bros., Paramount, and Disney, along with other publishers.[38]

Programs

.The "Game with Fame" initiative has been Microsoft's way to connect Xbox Live members with celebrities and game developers.^ Xbox Live with a dial up connection?
  • Question List - Xbox 360 Answers for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox live connection issues?
  • Question List - Xbox 360 Answers for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

^ Live Playa Won an Xbox Live game.
  • Xbox 360 Game Achievements 19 September 2009 15:32 UTC www.disobey.com [Source type: General]

[39] Notable participants of "Game With Fame" include Shia LaBeouf, Jack Black, Rihanna, Velvet Revolver, Victoria Justice, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Scissor Sisters, Paramore, KoЯn, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Dream Theater and Linkin Park.[40]
."Xbox Ambassadors" are Xbox Live members selected by Microsoft who have proven themselves to be helpful towards others, and are willing to assist new Xbox Live users and answer their questions.^ It seems that Xbox Lives director of programming has the answers to these questions.
  • 360-Hq.Com - Xbox 360 Achievements, Xbox360 Trailers, Xbox Live Leaderboards, Custom GamerCards, Cheats, Codes, Screenshots, Videos, Reviews, Homebrew and Modchips for the Xbox 360 Console 3rd wave Patch .torrent 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Xbox live help?
  • Question List - Xbox 360 Answers for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

^ TRADE-IN towards new XBOX .
  • Worst Kept Secret: Microsoft Announces Elite Xbox 360: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

.As of March 2009, there are ambassadors representing 18 countries in more than 30 languages.^ Bill_Gates Posted: 2007-06-27 12:32:30.953 I thought I'd see more bashing than this from the sony fan boys...
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Anyone can tell by the games I own for PS3 that I really love RPG’s and so far there is alot more RPG’s on 360 than on PS3.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite – Which console should you buy this Christmas? - GAMER.BLORGE 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC gamer.blorge.com [Source type: General]

^ August 28, 2009 at 4:12 AM the PS3 was a better deal than the elite when it was $100 more expensive.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

[41]
.Xbox Rewards was a promotion designed to provide gamers incentives to play on Xbox Live by subsidizing achievement points earned with actual rewards.^ Xbox live isn't just playing a game with other gamers.

^ Access to Xbox Live provides an amazing portal to a wealth of online entertainment that now stretches beyond online gaming.
  • Free Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite Games Console - Best Mobile Phone Deals on Orange, O2, T-Mobile, 3, Vodafone 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.mobiles.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Do you need Xbox Live to play on Scavenger mode and Vs mode on?
  • Question List - Xbox 360 Answers for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

.Gamers were required to register for specific challenges which, if successfully completed, would yield a challenge-specific reward.^ Right now I would say it completely depends on what the individual gamer prefers.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite – Which console should you buy this Christmas? - GAMER.BLORGE 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC gamer.blorge.com [Source type: General]

Facebook, Last.fm, Twitter

.On November 19, 2009, Microsoft updated the Xbox 360 with three brand new updates.^ Xbox 360 Achievements Achievements: 19,348 .
  • 360-Hq.Com - Xbox 360 Achievements, Xbox360 Trailers, Xbox Live Leaderboards, Custom GamerCards, Cheats, Codes, Screenshots, Videos, Reviews, Homebrew and Modchips for the Xbox 360 Console 3rd wave Patch .torrent 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The update installs on your xbox 360.

^ News, Games and Forums for the Xbox 360 .
  • News, Games and Forums for the Xbox 360 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.planetxbox360.com [Source type: General]
  • News, Games and Forums for the Xbox 360 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.planetxbox360.com [Source type: General]
  • News, Games and Forums for the Xbox 360 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.planetxbox360.com [Source type: General]

.Facebook, Twitter, and Last.fm were added with access available to all Xbox Live Gold subscribers.^ Free Xbox Live Gold codes .

^ Do all games require xbox live gold for online multilayer?

^ Get free xbox live gold codes.

.At first these features were only available to adult (18+) accounts, which caused controversy within the Xbox 360 community with many users being under the age of 18. However, Microsoft have since launched these for under-18s, but permission has to be authorized by the parent account (using the parent's password).^ Featured Xbox 360 Screenshots .
  • 360-Hq.Com - Xbox 360 Achievements, Xbox360 Trailers, Xbox Live Leaderboards, Custom GamerCards, Cheats, Codes, Screenshots, Videos, Reviews, Homebrew and Modchips for the Xbox 360 Console 3rd wave Patch .torrent 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Microsoft Xbox 360 Japanese Ranking ".
  • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox 360 :: Game only .
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Rock Band Special Edition: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

Facebook has several features missing from the main web address domain; users are at the present only able to:
  • Update statuses,
  • Comment and Like friends statuses,
  • View their own and friends pictures
There are also some features on the Xbox 360 that are not included in the main website:
-Xbox Live Friend Finder (lets you see which Facebook friends use Xbox Live)
-Facebook Friend Finder (Lets you see which Xbox Live friends use Facebook)

Security

.Microsoft implements a number of different security measures on its Xbox Live service.^ Is the price of xbox live different?
  • Question List - Xbox 360 Answers for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

^ I would love to see some outreach or at least some more inclusion in the marketing as well as availability, or ease thereof, of the Xbox live Gold Service.

^ The only loss for Microsoft here is the revenue from Xbox Live subscriptions.
  • DailyTech - Xbox Live Ban Reaches 1 Million, Microsoft Tells Them to Buy a New Console 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

.One of these takes the form of a proactive security check that assures that only unmodified machines may access their service.^ Then and only then will I get on of these sweet machines.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Children under 18 must have parental consent to establish a PlayStation Network Account and may not be able to access certain content or services.
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Rock Band Special Edition: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Wi-Fi is the only one of the three missing hardware components listed that the 360 can attain and it costs $100 extra (and takes up one of the 360's three USB ports).
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

.On May 17, 2007, Microsoft banned consoles with modified firmware from Xbox Live.^ The banned console will be unable to connect to Xbox Live."
  • DailyTech - Xbox Live Ban Reaches 1 Million, Microsoft Tells Them to Buy a New Console 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

^ The firm called the timing of Microsoft’s ban “convenient,” as it happened just before the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and may ultimately have resulted in an increase in subscriptions to Xbox Live.
  • MSFT Responds to Possible Xbox Live Suit | GamePolitics 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ You may not know how easy it is to get free xbox live codes .

.According to Microsoft, consoles with firmware of unknown origin, quality or intent were banned permanently from Xbox Live.^ The banned console will be unable to connect to Xbox Live."
  • DailyTech - Xbox Live Ban Reaches 1 Million, Microsoft Tells Them to Buy a New Console 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

^ ORIGINAL STORY : Microsoft's Xbox Live has existed since 2002.
  • Sony's Answer to Xbox Live Revealed: News from 1UP.com 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ XNA Community will be a channel for console videogame delivery over Xbox Live that can be free of royalties, paid-software development kits, publishers or licenses.
  • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.A Microsoft representative indicated that the action was taken to assure "the integrity of the service and protect our partners and users."^ November 23, 2009 Last week we reported on the story that a U.S. law firm was accepting submissions as part of a precursor to a possible class action lawsuit on behalf of users banned from Microsoft’s Xbox Live service.
  • MSFT Responds to Possible Xbox Live Suit | GamePolitics 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ If legally permitted, we may access, use, and disclose any Third-Party Data in order to protect our rights or property, to protect other users of the Wii Network Service, or to comply with legal requirements such as a lawful subpoena.
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Rock Band Special Edition: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ We try to keep sanctity of life from a safety and anti-cheating perspective and we protect our partners.
  • MSFT Responds to Possible Xbox Live Suit | GamePolitics 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: General]

.Recently, some individuals have bypassed these security checks by using a custom dvd drive firmware (e.g., the iXtreme firmware) which prevents detection of alterations, effectively "stealthing" the modification.^ In addition, I have Microsoft’s HD-DVD drive and could comment at length as to the effectiveness of that device and how it interfaces with this console.
  • Thursday Giveaway: Xbox 360 Elite | Apartment Therapy Unplggd 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.unplggd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We all agree that customer service is good there, and some of them even got refund checks.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ James F. Says: July 12th, 2009 at 9:19 pm im curious, are any of these 360 laptop’s dvd drives flashed so backups can be used?
  • The Official Blog of Benjamin J Heckendorn 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC benheck.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It has been discovered that pretexting has been used to impersonate an Xbox Live user for sabotage.^ I'm glad I don't use Xbox Live.
  • MSFT Responds to Possible Xbox Live Suit | GamePolitics 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ Perhaps I'm not as informed as i hope to on Xbox Live, as I last used it with my normal Xbox 4 years ago.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Xbox Live gold is a FEATURE. You do not need it to use your xbox.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

Microsoft has implemented greater security to decrease the service's susceptibility to social engineering.[42]
In early November 2009 Microsoft banned approximately 1 million consoles with modified firmware from Xbox Live[43]

Controversy

The service has attracted controversy after a woman was suspended from the service for self identifying as a lesbian, and a man was suspended for using his surname "Gaywood" in his Gamertag.[44]
.Users were not allowed to use the string "gay" in a gamertag (even as part of a surname), or to refer to homosexuality in their profile (including self-identifying as such), as the company considered this "content of a sexual nature" or "offensive" to other users and therefore unsuitable for the service.^ Use of the PlayStation®Network is subject to the PlayStation Network Terms of Service and User License Agreement and applicable privacy policy, see www.us.playstation.com/support/useragreements.
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Rock Band Special Edition: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ The Wii Shop allows you to use Points to download a license to use Content or purchase Products (and may also allow you to do such things as download licenses to use certain Content for free, or use your Points to send Content to a friend).
  • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Rock Band Special Edition: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ But the surprises do not end here for Xbox Live, because it introduced a service in which users can buy and sell content created for them.

[45][46][47][48]
In February 2009, Xbox Live Lead Program Manager for Enforcement Stephen Toulouse clarified the service's policy on sexual identification, stating that "Expression of any sexual orientation […] is not allowed in gamertags" but that the company is "examining how we can provide it in a way that won't get misused."[49]
.Changes announced in March 2010 permit Xbox Live members to express sexual orientation in their gamertags and profiles.^ We will contact the Xbox LIVE members directly impacted by this change and if this includes you, I encourage you to check your LIVE messages and associated e-mail account over the coming weeks for more details and opportunities.
  • 360-Hq.Com - Xbox 360 Achievements, Xbox360 Trailers, Xbox Live Leaderboards, Custom GamerCards, Cheats, Codes, Screenshots, Videos, Reviews, Homebrew and Modchips for the Xbox 360 Console 3rd wave Patch .torrent 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC 360.xbox-hq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tagged: Gaming , Live Marketplace , Xbox 360 , Xbox Live , A list of January 2010's Downloadable Content (DLC) for Guitar hero has been published on the jeuxvideo forums.
  • 360-Hq.Com - Xbox 360 Achievements, Xbox360 Trailers, Xbox Live Leaderboards, Custom GamerCards, Cheats, Codes, Screenshots, Videos, Reviews, Homebrew and Modchips for the Xbox 360 Console 3rd wave Patch .torrent 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There was a free xbox live weekend on May 3rd-May 5th that was announced right here on our blog.

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Availability

Xbox Live is currently available in 26 countries and/or territories:[51]
Xbox Live availability in the world
.Users from the non-XBL countries (especially Brazil, Greece, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Russia and South Africa) are constantly appealing to Microsoft for bringing the service to them as well.^ The other gaming services are horrid and weak as well as ill prepared to handle the girth of members that XBL does.

^ Well look at them now....Everybody is having problems and it brings a bad effect on microsoft.
  • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ Microsoft has also announced that its Microsoft TV service will add IPTV functionality to the console, giving users the ability to stream 2 simultaneous HD and 2 simultaneous SD channels.
  • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.In April 2009 President of Microsoft Steve Ballmer promised that XBL will be available in Poland but he did not specify the final deadline.^ Reply brian Tuesday, September 22 2009 it did work, never before has a president had so much awareness among the young generation .
  • Confirmed: Obama Is Campaigning on Xbox 360! – GigaOM 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC gigaom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[52] .In March 2010, after We want Xbox Live in Poland campaign, Microsofts representative said that more information about availability of XBL in this country will be announced at E3 in Los Angeles.^ Well about Free Xbox Live.

^ Xbox live countries?
  • Question List - Xbox 360 Answers for Xbox 360 - GameFAQs 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gamefaqs.com [Source type: General]

^ For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.
  • 360-Hq.Com - Xbox 360 Achievements, Xbox360 Trailers, Xbox Live Leaderboards, Custom GamerCards, Cheats, Codes, Screenshots, Videos, Reviews, Homebrew and Modchips for the Xbox 360 Console 3rd wave Patch .torrent 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Live Anywhere

.Live Anywhere is an initiative by Microsoft to bring the Live online gaming and entertainment network to a wide variety of platforms and devices, including Xbox, Xbox 360, Windows PCs (XP, Vista & 7), Windows Mobile and Java-based phones, Zune, and more.^ Xbox 360 Games: 1341 .
  • 360-Hq.Com - Xbox 360 Achievements, Xbox360 Trailers, Xbox Live Leaderboards, Custom GamerCards, Cheats, Codes, Screenshots, Videos, Reviews, Homebrew and Modchips for the Xbox 360 Console 3rd wave Patch .torrent 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Xbox live is more than that.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Microsoft Unveils Xbox 360 Elite ".
  • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

[53] .The concept service for mobile devices has been demonstrated at E3 and the Consumer Electronics Show on a Motorola Q mobile phone.^ ComiCon International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) E3 Expo Game Developers Conference (GDC) GCDC (Leipzeig) GenCon NY ComicCon Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) QuakeCon Tokyo Game Show Video Games Live VGXPO .
  • Xbox Live Partners with Rock the Vote | GamePolitics 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.gamepolitics.com [Source type: General]
  • MSFT Responds to Possible Xbox Live Suit | GamePolitics 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC gamepolitics.com [Source type: General]

[54]
.Microsoft's Chris Early clarified that Live Anywhere is a long-term project expected to be rolled out over several years.^ Previous years during December, Xbox Live would go out, which is bad news for xbox live gold subscribers.

^ Plus Microsoft is ready to release the ultimate evolution of XBOX Live next year called Live anywhere connecting 360's to PC's and to cell phones and share games across all those platforms .
  • Sony's Answer to Xbox Live Revealed: News from 1UP.com 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ It won't be long before a new firmware mod comes out that avoids detection yet again allowing pirates to play games on live for as much as another year before they're banned again.
  • DailyTech - Xbox Live Ban Reaches 1 Million, Microsoft Tells Them to Buy a New Console 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

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Popular culture

.
  • The popular web comic Penny Arcade makes frequent references to Xbox gamer culture.^ Halo 3 Bungie's popular first-person shooter makes its debut on the Xbox 360 with Halo 3.
    • 360-Hq.Com - Xbox 360 Achievements, Xbox360 Trailers, Xbox Live Leaderboards, Custom GamerCards, Cheats, Codes, Screenshots, Videos, Reviews, Homebrew and Modchips for the Xbox 360 Console 3rd wave Patch .torrent 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • 360-Hq.Com - Xbox 360 Achievements, Xbox360 Trailers, Xbox Live Leaderboards, Custom GamerCards, Cheats, Codes, Screenshots, Videos, Reviews, Homebrew and Modchips for the Xbox 360 Console 3rd wave Patch .torrent 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC 360.xbox-hq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Xbox 360 Achievements Database, Achievements Full List, User Comments & Guides, Xbox 360 Games, Xbox 360 Cheats and Xbox 360 Reviews at 360-Hq.Com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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  • .
  • The EX Box Boys, a cult gamer band from Seattle, sing almost solely about the Xbox console and Xbox games.^ Normally only sold as a part of a bundle with a new Xbox 360 gaming console, interested gamers will have the option to buy the larger hard drive as a stand-alone accessory.
    • 360-Hq.Com - Xbox 360 Achievements, Xbox360 Trailers, Xbox Live Leaderboards, Custom GamerCards, Cheats, Codes, Screenshots, Videos, Reviews, Homebrew and Modchips for the Xbox 360 Console 3rd wave Patch .torrent 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC 360.xbox-hq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ December 11th, 2009 Oldshoocl: “Any one who says U2 ain’t the best looking console game ever is a proven fan boy and is ignorant to anything non xbox.
    • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite – Which console should you buy this Christmas? - GAMER.BLORGE 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC gamer.blorge.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Gamers with console problems who call 1-800-4MY-XBOX and wind up needing repairs or a replacement 360 will have a prepaid shipping box overnighted to them.
    • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    .Despite looking for an official sponsorship, Microsoft has refused to let them use the name "The Xbox Boys."^ Despite the visual evidence , Microsoft refused to confirm their existence.
    • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    ^ They take a pc client and use it for their rip off of XBOX Live and think that this will be able to defeate Microsoft and XBL .
    • Sony's Answer to Xbox Live Revealed: News from 1UP.com 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Main article: Xbox Live Arcade Original Xbox Live Arcade Xbox Live Arcade is an online service operated by Microsoft that is used to distribute downloadable video games to Xbox and Xbox 360 owners.
    • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

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External links


Gaming

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

.From Wikia Gaming, your source for walkthroughs, games, guides, and more!^ Additionally, the more you participate, the higher your chances are for winning sweepstakes prizes at the middle and end of the game’s “season.” .
  • Xbox Live Primetime '1 vs 100 Live' Beta Impressions - G4tv.com 17 September 2009 3:03 UTC g4tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Check out our Holiday Gift Guide, create a wishlist of your most-wanted games, and share it with your friends and family!
  • Microsoft Xbox 360 Specs - Xbox 360 Pics - Xbox 360 News - Xbox 360 Games 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Xbox Modding Zone - [ Details ] ( ) Your source for modding supplies, tools, and repair parts for Xbox, Xbox 360, and more!
  • Xbox 360 - Xbox News, Games, Cheats, Trailers, Community 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC xbox360.top100arena.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Xbox Live is a subscription-based online gaming service for Microsoft's Xbox and Xbox 360 video game consoles.^ Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite (120...
  • Xbox 360 Elite 120 GB Black - Video Game Consoles - Shopping.com 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.shopping.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite (120 GB) Black Console - Buy Microsoft , Video Game Consoles, Video Games at Shopping.com Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC au.shopping.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The only loss for Microsoft here is the revenue from Xbox Live subscriptions.
  • DailyTech - Xbox Live Ban Reaches 1 Million, Microsoft Tells Them to Buy a New Console 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox 360 Games: 1341 .
  • 360-Hq.Com - Xbox 360 Achievements, Xbox360 Trailers, Xbox Live Leaderboards, Custom GamerCards, Cheats, Codes, Screenshots, Videos, Reviews, Homebrew and Modchips for the Xbox 360 Console 3rd wave Patch .torrent 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It went online on November 15, 2002 and allows players to play games with or against other Xbox Live players from around the world.^ I love Xbox Live and what it has done for online gaming, but this is just outrageous.
  • Xbox 360 Spring 2007 Dashboard update hands-on -- Engadget 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.engadget.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Do all games require xbox live gold for online multilayer?

^ I've played games on Xbox live that were smother than butter.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

.As of November 2007, the service has over eight million registered users in 25 countries.^ Xbox Live Hits 6 Million Users Microsoft has announced that there are now 6 million people subscribed to its Xbox Live service.
  • techPowerUp! :: News Posts matching 'Xbox Live' 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.techpowerup.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ November 25, 2007 6:11 PM xbox 360 help blog said...
  • IP Address Failed on Xbox 360 Live Test |Xbox 360 Help, Ultimate Solutions for your Xbox 360 problems 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC xbox360help.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ November 25, 2007 6:19 PM xbox 360 help blog said...
  • IP Address Failed on Xbox 360 Live Test |Xbox 360 Help, Ultimate Solutions for your Xbox 360 problems 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC xbox360help.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

It also made voice chatting during gameplay popular.

Contents

Features

Xbox Live Starter Kit
.On the original Xbox, Live's two driving features were voice communications (through a headset bundled in the starter pack or available separately) and a game-independent "friends list" of online associates.^ As promised, Community Games will be available to all of the 10+ million Xbox LIVE users!
  • Gamasutra - Features - Sponsored Feature: Xbox Live Community Games 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.gamasutra.com [Source type: General]

^ I went through 5 original Xboxes.
  • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ With xbox live silver, you still get to have a friends list.

.How the friends list was displayed depended on the individual title, and only games with a multiplayer component or those which were "Live Aware" displayed that list or messages.^ All of those are great multiplayer games.

^ Only full live arcade games and retail games should be displayed.
  • Gamerscore Blog : Addicted to Achievements? 17 September 2009 3:03 UTC gamerscoreblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Developer support (with plenty of Microsoft backup) has ensured that the majority of Live titles feature solid game modes, ranks and leaderboard systems.
  • Xbox Feature: What Xbox Live Did For Us - ComputerAndVideoGames.com 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.computerandvideogames.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Some games supported downloads, in two forms: patches, which addressed bugs in the game; and downloadable content, which could take the form of a new track for Project Gotham Racing 2, as an example.^ Some are completely new games!
  • Xbox 360 Blog - G4tv.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC g4tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Project Gotham Racing 3 takes advantage of a great new feature, Spectator Mode.
  • Xbox 360 Console - The Comprehensive Review - Microsoft Xbox 360 Pro (60 GB) Console - Epinions.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.epinions.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox 360 Hard Drive (20GB) (included with System) - Save games and music, plus download new Xbox Live content.
  • Xbox 360 Arcade 20 September 2009 12:47 UTC www.pccounter.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Downloadable content, in many cases, cost money, which was charged to the credit card used to register for Live.^ The service allows members to send money without sharing financial information, with the flexibility to pay using their account balances, bank accounts or credit cards.
  • Find xbox 360 on eBay International Market, with worldwide deals on items in all your top categories 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC global.ebay.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ Xbox 360 Hard Drive (20GB) (included with System) - Save games and music, plus download new Xbox Live content.
  • Xbox 360 Arcade 20 September 2009 12:47 UTC www.pccounter.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If the content is the same, then it costs nearly nothing to port download to discs, and it remains profitable, so blu ray will continue to live until someone creates something far better.
  • Xbox Live gets 1080p Zune video store, Netflix browsing, Twitter and Facebook integration -- Engadget HD 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC hd.engadget.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Live Aware games, those which did not have a multiplayer component but still supported viewing the friends list and messages, were a later addition to the system.^ With xbox live silver, you still get to have a friends list.

^ All of those are great multiplayer games.

^ Xbox 360 Hard Drive (20GB) (included with System) - Save games and music, plus download new Xbox Live content.
  • Xbox 360 Arcade 20 September 2009 12:47 UTC www.pccounter.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.With the release of the Xbox 360, Xbox Live received a major overhaul.^ Xbox Live Will the Xbox 360 be affordable?
  • Microsoft Xbox 360 - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

^ XBOX 360 Jungleflasher 1.69beta Released .
  • MODS FOR XBOX 360 PS3 COMPARISON CHART • • ( Mod Chip ) - WWW.BLADE.CC - Xbox 360 Mods • Xbox 360 Elite Mods Xbox 360 Mod Chips Xbox 360 Firmware Xbox360 Mod 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.modchip-wizard.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox 360 Live Vision Camera .

.Through the new Xbox Guide feature, which overlays a blade on part of the screen when the Guide button is pressed on the controller, the friends list and messages are always available, even if the game being played does not support any sort of online play.^ News, Games and Forums for the Xbox 360 .
  • News, Games and Forums for the Xbox 360 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.planetxbox360.com [Source type: General]
  • News, Games and Forums for the Xbox 360 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.planetxbox360.com [Source type: General]
  • News, Games and Forums for the Xbox 360 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.planetxbox360.com [Source type: General]

^ So even if the game works it will not work online.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Submit New Xbox 360 Guide .
  • Yaris Xbox Live Arcade Game is Free for US and Canada - Xbox 360 News : Daily Xbox360 News & Rumors 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This in effect makes every game Live Aware.^ With Mass Effect 2 nearly upon us, you’ll want to make sure to get all you can out of the original Mass Effect game.
  • The Xbox LIVE Community Team talks Games...and stuff 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC blogs.msdn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Why don’t you just include the prices of every game available while you’re at it - that would make just as much sense.
  • Top 5 Reasons The Xbox 360 Elite Is Better Than The PS3 ~ Game Invasion 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.lockergnome.com [Source type: General]

^ It lists the billions (about 50) of changes to the game that have just "gone live" via a required downloadable patch, changes which will make the game better.
  • xbox360: Xbox Live 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.xboxer.tv [Source type: General]

.Additional features added include video chat (with the purchase of the Xbox Live Vision camera); the Xbox Live Marketplace, which provides both free and paid game downloads, trailers, movie rentals, and TV show purchases; and Gamercards, which provide an at-a-glance view of a user and their in-game accomplishments.^ You can get free xbox live codes.

^ Movies that aren’t that expensive at all and TV shows are also available on xbox live.

^ Well about Free Xbox Live.

Centralization

Xbox Live headset
.Unlike other online multiplayer systems (including those used on the PC, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation 3), Xbox Live is highly centralized.^ We have all the other gaming systems but we do not have an xbox.
  • Win an Xbox 360 Elite Bundle! 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.5minutesformom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "Can i use any other cameras instead of the Xbox 360 Live Vision camera?
  • Jake Ludington's Digital Lifestyle: Xbox 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.jakeludington.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox Live, as said earlier, is unlike other systems because of the fee to play online.

.This means that while game companies supply the networking code and gameplay, Microsoft provides the server bandwidth and user front-end; this, in turn, removes much of the financial burden from game developers, adding incentive to add multiplayer modes to games.^ Compared with the Xbox 360 Elite this means the Arcade can't store much data on the console itself such as music, video, or game data which results in slower game loads.
  • Xbox 360 - Deals, coupons, cheap prices, sales, and discounts. 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC dealzon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ XBC PRO gives you the ability to boot people from your server, make clans, talk in color in the chatroom and so much you can do that a regular user cant do.
  • Want a Free 12-Month Xbox Live Gold Subscription? ~ Chris Pirillo 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC chris.pirillo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Developer support (with plenty of Microsoft backup) has ensured that the majority of Live titles feature solid game modes, ranks and leaderboard systems.
  • Xbox Feature: What Xbox Live Did For Us - ComputerAndVideoGames.com 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.computerandvideogames.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This system simplifies paying for online services, since users must only make one payment, directly to Microsoft, for online play across almost all Xbox and Xbox 360 games (with the notable exception of MMORPGs; see below).^ Xbox 360 Premium System .
  • Xbox 360 - Microsoft Wiki 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC microsoft.wikia.com [Source type: General]
  • Microsoft Xbox 360 - ProductWiki unbiased product reviews 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.productwiki.com [Source type: General]

^ Format sales drop across the board in the U.S with the exception of the Xbox 360...

^ Xbox 360 Games: 1341 .
  • 360-Hq.Com - Xbox 360 Achievements, Xbox360 Trailers, Xbox Live Leaderboards, Custom GamerCards, Cheats, Codes, Screenshots, Videos, Reviews, Homebrew and Modchips for the Xbox 360 Console 3rd wave Patch .torrent 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This centralization also allows for features such as a username (known as a gamertag on Live) that is consistent across all games, and one friends list with the ability to send cross-game invites.^ Cross-game invites.
  • Gamasutra - Features - Sponsored Feature: Xbox Live Community Games 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.gamasutra.com [Source type: General]

^ With this, gamers can chat with friends online, collect achievements and gamerscores, send and receive voice and text messages, and access Xbox LIVE Marketplace content such as game demos, HD movies and TV, as well as the best in downloadable games from Xbox LIVE Arcade.
  • Worst Kept Secret: Microsoft Announces Elite Xbox 360: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

^ The new Dashboard will feature Netflix streaming, Live Party Support (across every game [up to 8 players]), private chats with more people (rather than a 1 on 1 chat), and much more.
  • GameSpotting! » Xbox360 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC gamespotting.net [Source type: General]

Centralization does have its downsides, however. .On the PC, for example, few games charge a separate fee to play online.^ Incredible storytelling, great characters, and exciting battles are just a few of the things that make this fantasy role-playing game so great.
  • Microsoft Xbox 360 Specs - Xbox 360 Pics - Xbox 360 News - Xbox 360 Games 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Perfect Dark Zero , for example can handle 32 players, more than all but a few Xbox1 games.
  • Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite - Compare prices, reviews, user opinions - Shopper.com 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC shopper.cnet.com [Source type: General]
  • Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite - Compare prices, reviews, user opinions - Shopper.com 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC ipaq-cnet.com.com [Source type: General]

^ But I have a few friends that still can't play certain Xbox games on their 360s, and that absolutely kills BC for them.
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

.Players pay monthly fees for most MMORPGs, even on PC, but for those MMOs available on Live (currently Phantasy Star Online and Final Fantasy XI), this translates to paying that fee in addition to the Live subscription fee.^ Final Fantasy is the Star Wars of videogames .
  • Destructoid - Xbox 360 getting a price drop next week 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.destructoid.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Or are some of those available on PC as well?
  • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

^ You said you are paying for 3 Live subscriptions.
  • Controller-Chewing Dog Spends Money on Xbox Live 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.switched.com [Source type: General]

.The centralized requirement of Xbox Live was also a reason why Electronic Arts was initially reluctant to support the service.^ Xbox Live is a service that Microsoft owns.
  • DailyTech - Modified Xbox 360 Consoles Now Banned From Xbox Live 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

^ The integrated Xbox Live service allows its users to compete online and download content such as games and movies etc.
  • Free Xbox 360 Elite - Free Xbox 360 Elite with Contract Phones - Cheap Phones With Free Gifts in UK 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.freecontractmobilephone.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Show off your skills with the Xbox live service and compete with various gamers across the world.

.However, following concessions from Microsoft in which EA was granted permission to use their own servers for hosting the actual games, E3 2004 saw the major announcement that EA would soon release its first title to support Xbox Live, Burnout 3.^ XBox 360 game Burnout Paradise.
  • Confirmed: Obama Is Campaigning on Xbox 360! – GigaOM 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC gigaom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ E3 2007 Xbox Live Interview .
  • Xbox 360 Video Game | Reviews, Trailers & Interviews | GameTrailers.com 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.gametrailers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Xbox 360 Video Game | Reviews, Trailers & Interviews | GameTrailers.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gametrailers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I remember the first time I saw this game was during this last E3.
  • Keen and Graev’s Gaming Blog » Xbox 360 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.keenandgraev.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

History

.
  • November 15, 2001: Microsoft releases the original Xbox with an Ethernet port.^ Update : Thur., November 12, 2009, 2:30 p.m.: In recently released statements Microsoft says the ban is permanent and suggests owners of modded Xbox 360's buy a new console.
    • DailyTech - Xbox Live Ban Reaches 1 Million, Microsoft Tells Them to Buy a New Console 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Microsoft XBOX 360 Elite 120GB HDD w/HDMI Port +2 GAMEs Watch this item .
    • Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite System - 120 GB Black: items on eBay.com 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC catalog.ebay.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ While we’re at it, why not have Microsoft refund you the money you paid for the original Xbox too?
    • New Xbox 360 "Elite" Revision Causes Absurd Fan Revolt - Blogcritics Gaming 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC blogcritics.org [Source type: General]

    .At the time, its' only use is for linking systems across a local area network (LAN) for gameplay.
  • May 2002: At E3, the service's official name is unveiled and show-goers are able to test it out using Epic Games' Unreal Championship.
  • November 15, 2002: Following extensive beta testing, the Xbox Live service is launched.^ I keep failing at xbox live test.
    • Xbox Live or NAT Failed on Xbox 360 Live Test |Xbox 360 Help, Ultimate Solutions for your Xbox 360 problems 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC xbox360help.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

    ^ E3 2007 Xbox Live Interview .
    • Xbox 360 Video Game | Reviews, Trailers & Interviews | GameTrailers.com 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.gametrailers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Xbox 360 Video Game | Reviews, Trailers & Interviews | GameTrailers.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gametrailers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You can play system link games.

    .Initial games to support Live include Unreal, MechAssault, NBA 2K3, NFL 2K3, Ghost Recon, and Whacked!.
  • March 22, 2004: At the Game Developers Conference, Microsoft announces plans to make newer versions of Windows support Xbox Live, thereby opening the service to computer gamers.
  • May 10, 2004: In a joint presentation with Microsoft at E3, EA announces support for Xbox Live, initially with the release of Burnout 3.^ Controller for Windows - Game pad - PC, Microsoft Xbox 360 .
    • Microsoft Xbox 360 : Read reviews and compare prices at Ciao.co.uk 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.ciao.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ E3 2007 Xbox Live Interview .
    • Xbox 360 Video Game | Reviews, Trailers & Interviews | GameTrailers.com 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.gametrailers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Xbox 360 Video Game | Reviews, Trailers & Interviews | GameTrailers.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gametrailers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Microsoft has announced the pricing details for its Xbox Live subscription service.
    • Xbox Live details: Silver, Gold, Premium Gold features and pricing - XB360info.com 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.xb360info.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Previously, EA had only supported the PlayStation 2's online capabilities, which were decentralized—a major sticking point with EA. In fact, EA became the first publisher to be given permission to run their own game servers, hooked up to Live's front-end.^ Hooking up to free Xbox live is free.

    ^ (I've had it running since I first hooked it up as a stress test)..
    • Xbox Feature: Why buy an Xbox 360 Elite? - ComputerAndVideoGames.com 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.computerandvideogames.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Excellent online gaming support with Xbox Live!
    • Microsoft Xbox 360 - ProductWiki unbiased product reviews 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.productwiki.com [Source type: General]

    .For some gamers, however, EA's variance has not been a good thing, with many complaining of subpar performance from EA's servers versus other Microsoft-hosted Live-enabled games, particularly in Europe.
  • July 8, 2004: Microsoft announces that Live subscriptions have topped one million, reaching the mark faster even than AOL.
  • November 4, 2004: Microsoft launches the Xbox Live Arcade.^ Xbox Live Arcade (50) .
    • DailyGamesNews.com: Artist Microwaves Xbox 360 Elite Console 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC dailygamesnews.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Xbox live subscription for 3 months for the original xbox?
    • Xbox Live details: Silver, Gold, Premium Gold features and pricing - XB360info.com 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.xb360info.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ LIVE is much more than gaming.
    • Tech Tracks | Xbox Live holiday outages prompts class action lawsuit | Seattle Times Newspaper Blog 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC blog.seattletimes.nwsource.com [Source type: General]

    Comprised of casual games, the Arcade was enabled by an installation disk that came bundled with Ms. Pac Man. .Additional games could be downloaded for a fee.^ I am really looking forward to new song downloads too, and imagine that could make this game last years and years and be just as much fun.
    • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Rock Band Special Edition: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Holding back content that could have been on the game in the first place or it is on the game and you have to pay and download a key to open it is the problem I have and many other people are not happy about.
    • Gamerscore Blog : Addicted to Achievements? 17 September 2009 3:03 UTC gamerscoreblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Xbox LIVE® System Requirements with Xbox 360® system: In available games, LIVE Gold subscription required for online multiplayer; some LIVE services and downloads may require additional hardware and/or fees.
    • Amazon.com: Sega Superstars Tennis: Xbox 360: Video Games 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
    • Amazon.com: Timeshift: Xbox 360: Video Games 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
    • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Elite: Video Games 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
    • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Elite Halo 3 Fable 2 Bundle: Video Games 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
    • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Rock Band Special Edition: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
    • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Arcade Console with Bonus Game: Video Games 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

    .Titles included PopCap Games' Zuma and Midway's arcade classic Joust.
  • November 9, 2004: Xbox Live's "killer app" arrives in the form of Halo 2, a game which set entertainment industry sales records and, as of October 2006, has seen over four billion multiplayer Live matches played.^ I just can't believe the "arcade" version of the XBOX360 can't play XBOX Live "Arcade" games.
    • Gamasutra - News - Microsoft Lowers Xbox 360 Elite Price, Cuts Pro Model 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.gamasutra.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Enjoy multiplayer gaming or play classic arcade games.
    • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Elite Halo 3 Fable 2 Bundle: Video Games 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I've played games on Xbox live that were smother than butter.
    • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

    .All Halo 2 games played over Live are also tracked by developer Bungie, who uses the information to create detailed statistics including "kill maps", which are made available on bungie.net.
  • 2005: Microsoft Japan releases a webcam for video chat, with a price tag of 6800 yen.^ He loves all kinds of video games!
    • Win an Xbox 360 Elite Bundle! 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.5minutesformom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Bungie.net Halo 3: ODST, Halo 3, Halo 2 .
    • SUPERGHOST's Haunted House of XBOX - Windows Live 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC sghh.spaces.live.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Aug 11, 08 - 11:54 AM Who is playing video games?
    • Tech Tracks | Xbox Live holiday outages prompts class action lawsuit | Seattle Times Newspaper Blog 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC blog.seattletimes.nwsource.com [Source type: General]

    .Due to slower internet speeds, the camera never made it to the US. (Official Xbox Magazine, March 2005, p.^ Never going to be a new game made Looks ugly and big ProSCORE 27 reviews 73 Microsoft Xbox 360 Hard Drive .
    • Microsoft Xbox 360 - ProductWiki unbiased product reviews 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.productwiki.com [Source type: General]

    ^ ShamanYoh Posted: 2005-11-24 23:13:51.23 Um, I never called you an Xbox hater.
    • Xbox 360 Crashes, Defects Reported: News from 1UP.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    ^ As of this writing, the only camera supported by the Xbox 360 is the official Live Vision camera from Microsoft.
    • Jake Ludington's Digital Lifestyle: Xbox 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.jakeludington.com [Source type: General]

    .26)
  • July 20, 2005: Just over a year after reaching one million, Microsoft announces that Xbox Live has surpassed two million subscribers.
  • November 22, 2005: The Xbox 360 console is released in North America, and with it a host of new Xbox Live features are unleashed.^ Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite (120...
    • Xbox 360 Elite 120 GB Black - - Shopping.com UK 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC uk.shopping.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Microsoft Xbox 360® Mod Chips Features .
    • MODS FOR XBOX 360 PS3 COMPARISON CHART • • ( Mod Chip ) - WWW.BLADE.CC - Xbox 360 Mods • Xbox 360 Elite Mods Xbox 360 Mod Chips Xbox 360 Firmware Xbox360 Mod 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.modchip-wizard.com [Source type: General]

    ^ November 22, 2005 .
    • Xbox 360 - Xbox Wiki 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC xbox.wikia.com [Source type: General]

    .A new, free, Silver membership level is introduced, allowing users to maintain friend lists and send text messages without the yearly fee.^ The service allows members to send money without sharing financial information, with the flexibility to pay using their account balances, bank accounts or credit cards.
    • Find xbox 360 on eBay International Market, with worldwide deals on items in all your top categories 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC global.ebay.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Find xbox 360 elite on eBay International Market, with worldwide deals on items in all your top categories 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC global.ebay.com [Source type: Academic]
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    ^ Dubbed "Friends of Friends (FoF)", the social networking tool will allow gamers to find old friends or meet new ones.
    • techPowerUp! :: News Posts matching 'Xbox Live' 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.techpowerup.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ That offers the ability to create a list of friends, view their gamer cards, and communicate with them outside of a game via voice chat, voice messaging using the headset, video chat using the Xbox Live Vision Camera , and text messaging as well.
    • Microsoft Xbox 360 (20GB) - Compare prices, reviews, user opinions - Shopper.com 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC shopper.cnet.com [Source type: General]

    .However, playing online, voice chat, and voice messages are still restricted to the renamed, paid Gold subscription level.^ PAYING to play online on a gold account?
    • Xbox Live details: Silver, Gold, Premium Gold features and pricing - XB360info.com 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.xb360info.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ All this and I still play online for free.
    • XBOX 360 Elite – The new “Retard Edition” 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.hardcoreware.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Gold membership the be able to play online.
    • Tech Tracks | Xbox Live holiday outages prompts class action lawsuit | Seattle Times Newspaper Blog 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC blog.seattletimes.nwsource.com [Source type: General]

    .System-wide integration of the friends list and messaging through the Xbox Guide, a much improved version of the Xbox Live Arcade, and the debut of the Xbox Live Marketplace are but a few of the new additions.^ Xbox Live Arcade (50) .
    • DailyGamesNews.com: Artist Microwaves Xbox 360 Elite Console 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC dailygamesnews.com [Source type: General]

    ^ With xbox live silver, you still get to have a friends list.

    ^ Xbox Live friends list cap to be raised?
    • Xbox Feature: Why buy an Xbox 360 Elite? - ComputerAndVideoGames.com 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.computerandvideogames.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .With the release of the 360, downloads are now paid for with Microsoft Points, which can be purchased in a pack of 1600 Points for an MSRP of US$19.99 at retailers, or directly through Microsoft in other pack amounts.^ Its suggested retail price is € 19'99.

    ^ With HDMI you also get audio through the same cable, so you can bypass that spiderweb of cables running from your Xbox 360 system to your TV. The downside to this system, however, is that Microsoft chose to go with an older HDMI version than the recently released 1.3 spec.

    ^ Microsoft has also revealed that credit cards will no longer be required to create an Xbox Live account, as Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription cards will be available for purchase via cash or other payment methods at retail outlets.
    • Xbox Live details: Silver, Gold, Premium Gold features and pricing - XB360info.com 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.xb360info.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Some viewed this as the company trying to disguise the cost of downloads, since one point does not equal one cent; most initial Xbox Live Arcade downloads cost 400 Points, which equates to US$5.
  • September 19, 2006: After a longer-than-anticipated wait, the Xbox Live Vision camera is finally released in the US. Initially only supporting video chat, on October 4, 2006, the motion-controlled game Totem Ball is released.
  • November 11, 2006: Gears of War, an exclusive original shooter from Unreal creators Epic Games, is released, and shortly thereafter, Halo 2 is dethroned as the most played Xbox Live game.
  • July 19, 2007: Xbox Live hits another milestone as Microsoft announces the service has reached seven million users.^ I'm trying to point this out since some of the reviews say the opposite.

    ^ The only loss for Microsoft here is the revenue from Xbox Live subscriptions.
    • DailyTech - Xbox Live Ban Reaches 1 Million, Microsoft Tells Them to Buy a New Console 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

    ^ May 11, 2006 All the new Microsoft games and Xbox 360 news.
    • Xbox 360 Video Game | Reviews, Trailers & Interviews | GameTrailers.com 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.gametrailers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Xbox 360 Video Game | Reviews, Trailers & Interviews | GameTrailers.com 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gametrailers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Other new statistics released show that more than two billion hours of gameplay have been logged on the service, and an average of one million text messages are sent between users each day.
  • September 25, 2007: One of the largest entertainment product launches in history occurs as Halo 3 is launched.^ It's more than just the matchmaking service.
    • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

    ^ It requires more ventellation than that one has.
    • Gaming Bits - Xbox 360 Elite "Red Ring Of Death" Proof? 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.gamingbits.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Even then I'm not on it for more than 2 hours at a time.
    • A Tale of 11 Broken Xbox 360s: News from 1UP.com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: General]

    .The game propels sales of the Xbox 360 above the juggernaut of Nintendo's Wii for the first time since the release of the latter, and in just the first week, 40 million hours of online gameplay are logged.
  • November 14, 2007: On the eve of the service's fifth anniversary, Microsoft announces that subscriptions to Xbox Live have exceeded eight million.^ Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite (120...
    • Xbox 360 Elite 120 GB Black - - Shopping.com UK 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC uk.shopping.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The only loss for Microsoft here is the revenue from Xbox Live subscriptions.
    • DailyTech - Xbox Live Ban Reaches 1 Million, Microsoft Tells Them to Buy a New Console 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.dailytech.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The online community is beyond robust; Microsoft's Xbox Live service has completely revolutionized online gaming.
    • Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Elite: Video Games 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

    .However, the company fails to distinguish how many of those are free Silver memberships, of which an unlimited number can be created for free, and how many are paid Gold subscriptions.
  • November 15, 2007: The "Live is 5ive" celebration is unveiled, to mark the end of Live's fifth year of operation.^ Also, they’re are 2 Different Memberships for free Xbox live, the gold and the silver.

    ^ So how many free xbox live codes can you get?

    ^ I also want one free 12 month gold live membership…….
    • Want a Free 12-Month Xbox Live Gold Subscription? ~ Chris Pirillo 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC chris.pirillo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .The Live Arcade game Carcassonne, a strategy game based on the board game of the same name, is given away free for 48 hours, and several new Xbox 360 dashboard themes based on the most popular Xbox Live games are distributed.^ You can get free xbox live codes.

    ^ Well about Free Xbox Live.

    ^ Xbox 360 Games: 1341 .
    • 360-Hq.Com - Xbox 360 Achievements, Xbox360 Trailers, Xbox Live Leaderboards, Custom GamerCards, Cheats, Codes, Screenshots, Videos, Reviews, Homebrew and Modchips for the Xbox 360 Console 3rd wave Patch .torrent 28 January 2010 1:12 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Users who have been active subscribers for all five years are given 500 Microsoft Points (an amount which is derided among much of the community as a pittance, since it is worth approximately US$6.25, averaging out to US$1.05 per year of membership).
  • December 4, 2007: The biannual Xbox 360 dashboard update is released, and with it came the launch of the Xbox Originals program.^ The update installs on your xbox 360.

    ^ Xbox Cheats Active Users: 73 .
    • 360-Hq.Com - Xbox 360 Achievements, Xbox360 Trailers, Xbox Live Leaderboards, Custom GamerCards, Cheats, Codes, Screenshots, Videos, Reviews, Homebrew and Modchips for the Xbox 360 Console 3rd wave Patch .torrent 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC 360.xbox-hq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Xbox 360 Achievements Database, Achievements Full List, User Comments & Guides, Xbox 360 Games, Xbox 360 Cheats and Xbox 360 Reviews at 360-Hq.Com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Xbox Homebrew Active Users: 35 .
    • 360-Hq.Com - Xbox 360 Achievements, Xbox360 Trailers, Xbox Live Leaderboards, Custom GamerCards, Cheats, Codes, Screenshots, Videos, Reviews, Homebrew and Modchips for the Xbox 360 Console 3rd wave Patch .torrent 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC 360.xbox-hq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Xbox 360 Achievements Database, Achievements Full List, User Comments & Guides, Xbox 360 Games, Xbox 360 Cheats and Xbox 360 Reviews at 360-Hq.Com 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.360-hq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    For 1200 Points (US$15), users could pick from an initial assortment of six original Xbox games (including the first Halo and the critically-acclaimed but poorly-selling Psychonauts) and download them straight to the hard drive of the 360.

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.With the launch of Microsoft's next-generation video game console, Xbox 360, Xbox Live will go through a major upgrade.^ Change Drive Xbox 360 General..
  • 360-Hq.Com - Xbox 360 Achievements, Xbox360 Trailers, Xbox Live Leaderboards, Custom GamerCards, Cheats, Codes, Screenshots, Videos, Reviews, Homebrew and Modchips for the Xbox 360 Console 3rd wave Patch .torrent 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC 360.xbox-hq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Xbox 360 Pro 60GB Game Console .
  • Xbox 360 - Deals, coupons, cheap prices, sales, and discounts. 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC dealzon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Trophies Microsoft Xbox 360 Vs.
  • Microsoft Xbox 360 - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 12 September 2009 15:015 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

.The most notable upgrade are two forms of subscriptions called Silver (the default, free service, online game play for weekends only) and Gold (requiring a subscription and featuring online gaming).^ The silver is free because you cannot play people online.

^ Do all games require xbox live gold for online multilayer?

^ It has the most fun online team play ever.

.Note that some of the below details are based on speculation, and remain unconfirmed by Microsoft.^ Microsoft has an old help page, here , detailing some possible freeze fixes.

^ Microsoft Xbox 360 December Update Official Details Revealed As promised, Microsoft is bringing some early gifts to your Xbox 360 just prior to the holiday season.
  • techPowerUp! :: News Posts matching 'Xbox Live' 18 January 2010 13:30 UTC www.techpowerup.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Microsoft has detailed some of the changes it will be making to the Xbox 360 dashboard this autumn...

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  • Universal features (1) also available offline
    • Free Xbox Live weekends
    • Access to MMOs (additional fees may apply)
    • Avatar for your gamer profile (1)
    • Motto for your gamer profile (1)
    • Personalized look for the Xbox system guide (1)
    • Offline achievements (1)
    • Online achievements
    • Access to other players' gamer cards via Live
    • Cumulative gamer score (1)
    • Location/language profile (1)
    • Reputation
    • Recent players list
    • Free and premium download game content
    • Free and premium downloadable movies, music, tv
    • Downloadable demos/trailers
    • Microtransactions
    • Custom playlist in every game (1)
    • Play music from portable devices (1)
    • View images from digital camera (1)
    • Stream media from Windows XP (1)
    • Interactive screen savers (1)
    • Track information for CDs (1)
    • Communicate with voice, video or text
  • Gold Service Features
    • Seamless transition of Xbox Live account from Xbox to Xbox 360
    • Multiplayer online gameplay
    • Enhanced matchmaking using cumulative gamer score, reputation, location/language profile and skill level.
    • Gameplay style profile (casual, competitive, etc.^ You can get free xbox live codes.

      ^ Xbox 360 Media Sharing .
      • Jake Ludington's Digital Lifestyle: Xbox 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.jakeludington.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Xbox Live gold is a FEATURE. You do not need it to use your xbox.
      • PS3 Slim Vs. Xbox 360 Elite: Tale Of The Tape | Kotaku Australia 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.kotaku.com.au [Source type: General]

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.A webcam has been unveiled with the Xbox 360 system, to support the video messaging described above.^ Xbox 360 Premium System .
  • Xbox 360 - Microsoft Wiki 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC microsoft.wikia.com [Source type: General]
  • Microsoft Xbox 360 - ProductWiki unbiased product reviews 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.productwiki.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox 360 Elite System .
  • Microsoft Xbox 360 - ProductWiki unbiased product reviews 9 February 2010 17:20 UTC www.productwiki.com [Source type: General]

^ XBox 360 Systems .
  • XBox 360 Shooters 3 February 2010 18:47 UTC www.gogamer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Unlike the first iteration of Xbox Live, the Live system will be built into the Xbox at a low level; friends lists, messages, and chat will be accessible at all times (during games, movies, music and any other time the Xbox is switched on).^ With xbox live silver, you still get to have a friends list.

^ Xbox Live friends list cap to be raised?
  • Xbox Feature: Why buy an Xbox 360 Elite? - ComputerAndVideoGames.com 9 February 2010 17:37 UTC www.computerandvideogames.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Do all games require xbox live gold for online multilayer?

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This article uses material from the "Xbox Live" article on the Gaming wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Simple English

Xbox Live (trademarked as Xbox LIVE[1])is the online gaming service created by Microsoft for the Xbox and Xbox 360. It costs about $50 USD per year (in America) and has over 10 million subscribers as of 2008. [2] There are two versions of Xbox Live; Gold and Silver. Silver is free, allows an online 'friends list' and downloads, but does not allow users to play games against other people online. Gold is the same as Silver, but with the addition of online gaming and cost $50/£40 a year. Subscribers can pay with a credit card or by special cards which are bought in shops and the codes entered in online.

Microsoft Points

Microsoft Points or MS points are the currency of Xbox Live. With the points, users can buy many things ranging from game trailers, to game demos and full HD movies. Microsoft points can be bought from shops or online in the same way as an Xbox Live Gold subscription.

References

Other websites

The Unofficial Guide To Live , The most popular independent Xbox Live support website for all things Xbox Live (NAT, IP Address Failed, Wireless...)


Citable sentences

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