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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When do games become available on “Games on Demand”?

I want to purchase NFS:Most Wanted through xbox live, however NFS:MW is not available there. When should I expect it to be available on "Games on Demand" ? Do games have a generic time duration before ...
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How do I cancel Xbox LIVE automatic renewal online?

Is there a way to discontinue your Xbox Live automatic monthly/annual renewal (and credit card charge) over the Web/Internet?
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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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xbox360 250gb slim, wont connect to the internet

I am from California, I am visiting family in Connecticut for the holidays. It being a long vacation I decided to bring my xbox, and all works fine with it except it will not connect to the internet, ...
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Can I convert an Xbox LIVE Family Pack back into an individual XBL Gold account?

You can merge two LIVE Gold accounts into one Family Pack easily, but is there a way to dissolve the family and get those months back for an individual/single/solitary account (even if for just one)? ...
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Can everyone in an Xbox Live Family Pack access DLC etc?

I've had an Xbox Live Gold subscription for over 10 years now but, since my partner has recently moved in, I'm looking at alternatives to see how best to share games and content. I have a massive ...
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Missing characters on a xbox live card

My dog destroyed my xbox live card and it's missing 2 characters in it. Is there any way, besides just trial and error, to correctly guess some digits/letters ? I really don't want to go through the ...
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How do I find people who actually want to play Left 4 Dead survival mode on Xbox live

It seems like about 50% of the time I join a random game of Survival mode on XBox Live I end up with a bunch of 12 year olds who think it's funny to just go around and shoot each other. If I really ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to play a Games for Windows Live game and use Xbox Live at the same time?

I bought Dawn of War 2 for the PC I ran into a problem: When I play DoW2 it logs me into my Games for Windows/Xbox "Live" account, the same I use for my Xbox. This is normally just fine, but my wife ...
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What is required to play online on the Xbox 360 version of Borderlands?

I've bought Borderlands and I've been playing it on my own. I'm starting to get interested in playing co-op online, but never done it before so not sure how I go about it. Do I need to do anything ...
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How can I set xbox live to not auto-renew so I don't spend $20 I don't need to? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Discontinue Xbox Live Online Starting 2010-11-01 Xbox Live is going from $50->$60 per year. Amazon sells the 12 month subscriptions for $40, so I don't see a point in ...
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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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Cannot join Xbox Live party, friends cannot join mine

Since I received the Dashboard Preview I have been unable to join Xbox Live parties and nobody can join mine. I'm not 100% sure this coincided with the Preview program, but I think it was around the ...
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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 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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Some questions regarding Xbox Live Service

I recently bought Xbox 360 with Kinect in US and brought it to India and I haven't yet created a Xbox Live account. I have some questions regarding how Xbox Live will work with regards to the ...
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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to recover a gamertag/account from a (fat) Xbox 360 with no hard drive?

When the slim 360's came out, I traded in my white 20gb model without the hard drive. I assumed that all profile/gamertag information was on the hard drive. Fast forward to today and I see that ...
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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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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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Does Xbox hard drive transfer transfers Achievements/Avatar awards?

I can no longer sign in to Xbox Live since the May Update thinks my first gen XBox360 is pirated (its not). Still, its pretty old, loud, the disc tray doesnt open all the time, loud, etc, so I am ...
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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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Xbox 360 de-friending someone

How would I go about doing this? I can't find anything useful in the Xbox 360's wonderfully informative menus.
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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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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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If I shut down my console from in-game, will games saved to Cloud Storage be uploaded?

Fiddling around under Storage settings, I noticed a new Cloud Storage Console Copy listing under System Items on my hard drive. I'm assuming with this, that games stored in the Cloud Storage are ...
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Why were my Microsoft points taken away and my money refunded?

I recently bought 1500 points from Microsoft with my credit card. I had 440 before, so then I was at 1940. I then spent 1600 on some DLC, bringing it down to 340. As usual, there was a charge on my ...
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Xbox Live concern about switching xbox's and having the level of your rank change to the 1st level

I just Bought a new Xbox live card, And i'm going to get a new xbox in February. I am at level 39 in Black Ops and was wondering if i will be on the same level when i get my new xbox.
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Will a Xbox gamertag transfer remove the account entry in billing.microsoft.com?

I have an issue with my Live ID account. It seems that I have a mismatch of countries in https://billing.microsoft.com for my Xbox Live account. So I need to remove my Xbox Live account (from ...