A service provided by Microsoft for its Xbox 360 console. It includes both free and paid services such as multiplayer gaming, digital distribution, and social network integration.

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If I change my Xbox gamertag, can someone take the old name?

After paying the $10 to rename your account, does the old gamertag point to the new gamertag, or is the old name released back into the pool for anyone to claim? (Looking for something ...
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Can I transfer my Xbox 360 content licenses to another gamertag/account?

I know that I can transfer licenses between Xbox 360 consoles (say, if replacing a broken console), but is there any way to transfer (permanently move) licenses/ownership from one gamertag to another ...
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How do I figure out how old my XBox Live account is?

Microsoft announced that the oldest Xbox live accounts get Xboxes, I don't think I qualify, but how do I determine how long I've been a member?
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Effect of Xbox player reviews?

What effect does an xbox player review have on the reviewed player - does their rep or gamerscore change? Do they see the submitted review?
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Does the other person know that you have blocked them in xbox live?

I occasionally get abusive messages on xbox, if my opponent deems that I have had a lucky win on Fifa for instance. I tend to just block them, but does the other user know that I have blocked them, or ...
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How do I move save data from the hard disk to the cloud?

In the past I have saved games to the hard disk, but now that the Xbox has the option to save game data to a cloud based service I am considering using this instead, as I would like to ensure that in ...
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Can others see my email address?

After the recent dashboard update, I see that the email address linked to my XBox live account flashes across the top right of my dashboard, alternative with my Online Friends/Messages/Gamerscore and ...
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Regarding Access to XBOX Live and Marketplace with Silver Access

I currently have a silver account for XBOX 360 Live. As well as a few games that are asking for "season passes" for access to their DLC and the like. My question is, do I need to subscribe to the ...
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Purchasing an Xbox live family pack [closed]

Is the only place to purchase a gold family pack through xbox.com? I've looked through multiple sites and see one, three and 12 month subscription cards for an individual gold membership but ...
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What can I do with Xbox Gold?

When I unlock achievements on Xbox LIVE, I get rewarded with Gold. Here is an example of Gold giving achievements in Wordament worth 10-20G: Collectively, from different games, they accumulate on ...
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How can I see who owns a particular Xbox game?

For example, I want to buy Portal 2. When I look up Portal 2 on Steam, it tells me which of my friends already own it, which is tremendously helpful. As far as I can tell, there's no easy way to do ...
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What are the birthday rewards for Xbox Live's “MyAchievements” promotion?

This week, Xbox Live released their promotion thing that turns achievement points into direct benefits per tier. Each tier says you get a "A Special Gift* during your birthday month." Does anyone have ...
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Can I update offline earned Xbox360 achievements to Live without recovering my gamertag? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I recover my offline lost achievements and saved games? About 4 years ago I connected to Xbox Live for the first time. I attained around 4000G before my family ...
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Must I have an active XBox Live Gold account to get the pre-order bonus for Borderlands 2? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get my preorder bonuses? Do you need to have an active XBox Live Gold account to get the pre-order bonus for Borderlands 2?
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What does the “Mastering X-Y” status mean for Borderlands 2?

When viewing your online friends' statuses, you'll see something like below: Level 10 Assassin Mastering 1-7 What does the "Mastering 1-7" mean?
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How can I change verification email on Xbox Live?

I went to cancel automatic Gold subscription renewal (a sad moment in my life to be sure), and Microsoft emailed me a confirmation code that I had to copy/paste into a form to confirm the ...
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Can XBox Live points be used by any player on same console?

I mistakenly put Xbox Live points on my profile and want my son to be able to use the points. He has Xbox Live Gold, I have Xbox Live free. We are on the same console.
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How can I recover my offline lost achievements and saved games?

Some years ago I logged in XBox Live for first time in my XBox, for some reasons I stopped using it in Live and only played offline. One day I recovered my gamertag in a friend's console, but that was ...
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Lost connection to XBox Live

When I test my internet connection it says that everything is up and running. However, when I go to sign in it says that my XBox Live connection has been lost and asks me if I want to test my ...
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Am I going to lose access to cloud storage when my gold membership expires?

I currently have an Xbox Live gold membership, and I am uploading all my saved games to the Xbox 360 cloud storage. According to this article you need a gold membership to use cloud storage. What I ...
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Can I play GTA IV's multiplayer with a different disc (DLC / original game) than my friend?

Let's say I have GTA IV (the original game) and my friend has a copy of The Ballad of Gay Tony or The Lost and the Damned. Can we play multiplayer together? Or what if I have one of the DLC discs, ...
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Do I have to pay sales taxes on earned Microsoft Live Points?

On http://rewards.xbox.com/earn/ I have many ways to earn points for doing some specific action. When I use these points to purchase an item from XBOX live will I be charged a sales tax? Or are earned ...
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Are Games for Windows Live games registered to a Gamertag, or a Windows Live ID?

My Xbox 360 Gamertag, cptsupermrkt, is registered with/attached to the Windows Live account, myhotmailaccount@hotmail.com. I bought Arkham City on the PC. To even play the game, I must register my ...
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What do percentages mean on a BF3 server description?

I am a bit behind the curve, and just started playing BF3. I played BFBC2, and liked it, and enjoy what I see so far in BF3. The new server setup confuses me though. Since it appears that there are ...
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I have XBOX Live but on MW3 my guest can't play?

I've played Modern Warfare 3 before with a guest and I redeemed my code just an hour before. It just keeps on saying "Can't sign in" and it's really annoying - can anyone help?
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How do I allow family members to purchase their own Microsoft points on my Xbox Live family plan?

I pay for a family plan and it has my girlfriend and her sister on it. I would like to know if it is possible to allow them to purchase their own Microsoft points that they can use themselves. Right ...
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Why does Reach only let my friends/party members talk to me?

So, I often play Doubles in Reach, and when I do play, I always play with the same friend. When we're sitting in the pre-game lobby, none of the players (other than my friend) have a mic on my ...
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“Recover” broken games on Xbox?

My Xbox 360 lagged, i gave it a little slap which brought the disc out. Now the game, which happens to be fifa 12 is scratched and unplayable. I tried repairing it but failed and made things worse for ...
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Options for playing Xbox Live on a strict public internet connection

I'm going to be working/living a facility with ridiculous internet security for a few months. Does anyone know how I can still play on Xbox Live? Is there a mobile hotspot capable of supporting XBL, ...
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I don't remember my Live ID

I have an old xbox360 and my account is there. I want to download my account on the new black Xbox360. The thing is, I don't remember the email associated with that gamertag. How can I get it?
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Is Xbox Live needed to save progress in Your Shape Fitness Evolved?

I don't have Xbox Live and every time I start the game Your Shape Fitness Evolved it says it can't connect to Xbox, so it can't save. Is there a way to save in Your Shape Fitness Evolved without an ...
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How does Xbox Live Gamertag recovery affect my achievements?

My Xbox 360 broke one day while I was not connected to Xbox Live. I recovered my Gamertag on my friend's Xbox 360 while connected to Xbox Live. I then earned a couple of achievements on his Xbox 360 ...
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Xbox says I have to sign in on Xbox Live but I don't have or want an Xbox Live account

My Xbox 360 says Your console can't conncect to Xbox Live. Do you want to exit the session and test connections?. I don't have Xbox Live and don't want it. I just want to sign in on my profile and ...
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Can I save Kinect game progress without internet?

When my Xbox 360 is not connected to the Internet, for certain Kinect games I am only able to log in using guest mode. Thus I am unable to save game progress. Every time I play again I start from ...
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How can I perform an arbitrary search in the Xbox YouTube app?

Admittedly I haven't played with the Xbox YouTube app much. I looked through various tabs and menus and could not find a way to perform a keyword search. Is there a way?
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So what's the catch with XBox live family memberships?

I was thinking today that my father, my brother, and in fact various family members, all have XBox live accounts. I'm aware there is some type of discount for purchasing a family account, and I'm ...
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Can Mass Effect 2 Saves and DLC be used on multiple Xboxes with the same Live Profile?

I have one XBox 360 in my house, and plan to buy a second console for my office (across the country). I'm playing Mass Effect 2 (using Cloud Storage for Saves). I've bought all of the DLC and thus ...
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Where can I check what Xbox 360 console is linked to my Windows Live account?

A few years ago I set up my Xbox 360 with xbox.com to be able to purchase and download things directly to the console from the website. That console has since red-ringed and was replaced under ...
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Was Dreamfall: The Longest Journey removed from Xbox 360 in UK/EU markets?

I recently bought a new Xbox 360 and recovered my profile. I started downloading games I hadn't finished before I traded my last console. One of them was Dreamfall: The Longest Journey. When I tried ...
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Non Xbox live profiles getting pestered on sign in

I have four profiles set up on my Xbox. Two of them have Xbox live accounts (me and my wife) and they sign on with no problems. The other two are for my children and they do not have Xbox Live ...
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Flaming Ulitmate Sword

I played with a Monk on xbox live that was doing 1.3Million dps with his giant flaming sword at level 12. I am guessing this sword is the result of some quest or premium. The sword essentially ...
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How do I make my account able to download “Mature”-rated games?

I have three accounts on my XBox (now it's two). The problem is the main account that I use is not the one that was made first, so when I go to download "Mature" demos it says that "this account is ...
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What is the format for Xbox LIVE member profile URLs?

Previously, the format was http://live.xbox.com/member/[Gamertag], but this is no longer the case. For example, http://live.xbox.com/member/Xonatron no longer loads.How can I convert old format links ...
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How do you join two Xbox Live accounts? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to merge user profiles on xbox360? I made an Games for Windows Live account a few years ago using my Gmail address. Some time ago I also started playing ...
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What happens when I remove an Xbox Live friend?

I've got some "friends" on my Xbox Live friends list who aren't really that - they're people I rarely play with and who are more "friends of friends." Unfortunately, the friends list pings me every ...
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Display “Name” instead of Gamertag on Xbox dashboard

My dad got an Xbox for Christmas, and set up his local profile as "Dave." He wanted to be able to download some free DLC for Rocksmith, and added a Silver Live account to that profile. However, now ...
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What are the consequences of recovering my gamer tag?

I'd like to track achievements and access cloud saves tied to my Xbox live account. Id like to do this from a friends Xbox. Ive read the best way to do this is to recover the gamer tag. If I recover ...
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When I purchase a game on Xbox Live, will I get a copy on DVD as well?

Will I get the option to order a "hard copy" (DVD) while buying the game on Xbox Live? I've only ever purchased live arcade game, not a game you usually buy in the store. You know, something over ...
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How can I store my saves in the cloud?

Is there a way to enable the cloud storage option for Skyrim saves? Other games ask me where I want my save file.
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If I have Xbox live gold will others on my system be able to play Halo matchmaking?

I have an Xbox live gold account. If I sign in and start a Halo online matchmaking game will my son without a good account be able to join in?