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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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?
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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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Modern Warfare 3 Private Match with more than 9 players

I was trying to play a private match with my clan, but we could not get more than 9 players in the match at once because the Xbox Live lobby would only allow 9 players. Then we were not able to add ...
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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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I can't find any multiplayer games for Modern Warfare 3 on Xbox 360

I completed the campaign in MW3 and it was an awesome experience. Then I head to multiplayer and looked into games that I can play. But unfortunately there are no games to play. The search says "no ...
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Is my Kinect facial recognition data saved on the Xbox live cloud?

One of the new Xbox dashboard features is cloud storage for your Live profile - apparently you can download your profile to another Xbox with your points balance and friends list etc. But exactly what ...
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Can I purchase any Xbox Live Gold membership card for a family member if I don't know which region they're in?

As per the title, my cousin has an unknown region gamertag/account on his Xbox (or at least, I'm not sure about it 100%). I want to get him a 12 month Gold subscription so he can join me in online ...
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Forza 4 XBL membership DLC problem

I wanted to download the November car pack, after getting Forza 4 and XBox live membership for 12 months + 2 bonus months, because it said you will get the 6 or so upcoming DLCs for free. Anyway, I ...
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After unsubscribing, should I still have access to Foxtel on the Xbox 360?

On my Xbox Live account a while back I had Foxtel. I got over it / didn't have time for it after a couple months of paying for this service and I removed it from my account. I haven't been charged ...
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Can I buy the full version of Rayman Origins on XBOX Live?

Recently on XBOX I downloaded the demo for Rayman Origins. The demo is quite good and I enjoyed all of the previous versions (especially Hoodlum Havoc) so I want to buy the full game, however I can't ...
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I purchased “AC:R Embers” from XBox Live. How do I view it?

I purchased the Embers video for Assassin's Creed: Revelations on XBox Live, but I can't find where to view it. Where do I go to see it? I've tried in all the menu options in AC:R and I looked in the ...
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How can I get the Avatar Awards from Xbox Live Destination Arcade?

I've downloaded Destination Arcade, but when I launch it, my only option is to return to the Dashboard. How can I get the Avatar awards from Destination Arcade?
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Having a guest on a local xbox join a party on MW3

If you start playing MW3, you can hit 'A' on a second controller to play with you split screen on live. Also, you can hit 'Y' and invite friends, making a party through some games. Are you able to ...
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I need to test network connection before I can connect to Xbox Live

I recently connected my Xbox 360 to my college campus's wired network, which requires me to use a static IP Address. Since then, almost every time I turn on my Xbox I am not connected to Xbox Live. ...
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Modern Warfare 3 Multiplayer with Guest

I noticed that when playing MW3 on Xbox Live with a guest (someone that doesn't have a gold subscription and is just your "second"), they start at the same level as you with all of your same classes. ...
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Does XBox 360 Live require a broadband connection?

My son wants an XBox 360 and insists it will work online with it's own WiFi and not use my download despite the fact that I have turned off my broadband WiFi. I think it needs an external broadband ...
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What are my options for Xbox Live with a poor Internet connection?

I work on an oil and gas rig and I have a very poor Internet connection. We use satellite Internet provided by a company called DrillCom. When I connect my Xbox with Ethernet to the DrillCom box, it ...
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Is there any way to play Battlefield 3 multiplayer from more than one xbox 360 it's installed on?

Is there anyway to play battlefield 3 from various xbox systems just by recovering your gamertag? I hope so... Currently I am trying to play battlefield 3 on xbox 360 at work. We have in office ...
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Xbox 360 HDD or OS is not working the way its supposed to

So, I was playing Mass Effect 2 and as I was walking the screen just kind of froze, I could still hear sound playing fine so I knew the console didn't freeze. After about 2 minutes of waiting a screen ...
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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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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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How do I log into Call of Duty Live as a guest?

A few weeks ago it worked but lately whenever I try to log into live with a guest, it tells me that it can't connect to the internet, but I can log into live just on my own or with a friend using ...
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How does the ranking system work in Magic: the Gathering DOTP 2012?

On the ranked matches on Xbox live, how is your score determined? I am fairly sure it is a "true skill" ranking, but it doesn't seem to be dependant on number won or any other obivious stat.
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How can I remove an account from Xbox 360?

I have a second-hand Xbox 360 with a huge amount of old accounts. How do I remove them? I do not have Xbox Live.
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How do I save my Xbox Live Profile to a USB drive?

I want to take my profile and save it to a removable USB drive. How do I do this?
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xbox live account unique to console or profile?

Me and my college friend are two noobs which just bought a xbox, before registering on xbox live I wanted to ask this: We made two profiles on console. Now for registering to xbox live, does this ...
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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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What should I do before 'transferring' an Xbox Live account to someone else?

I am selling my Xbox 360 to a friend, and I would like to give him access to the games on my Live account as well, so I just figured I would give him exclusive access to my Xbox Live profile. What ...
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Is it possible to play online with an XBox Live Silver account?

I do not own an XBox, but a friend of mine does. I recently changed my regular on-console gamer profile to an XBox Live Silver profile so that I can use my profile on any XBox. I do want to play ...
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Change my Xbox live Subscription to PayPal

I have added my Paypal account to my Xbox profile, and I want to remove my existing credit card (where my live subscription gets paid) and move the billing onto Paypal. Does anyone know how (even if) ...
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Old Hard Drive on new XBox

My old XBox RRoD'd for the 2nd time. No more repairing it, instead I got a new XBox 360 4GB. I ordered a drive enclosure for my old XBox's 120GB hard drive to fit the form-factor of the new XBox ...
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Other users being able to access DLC that I've purchased using Microsoft Points

If I buy Microsoft Points and buy a map pack, can other users of my xbox use them? I suppose the question is, who can access downloaded purchased content on a console, is it only on the ID that ...
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What are the possible characters on an Xbox code

So, Xbox redeemable codes are 25 character case insensitive strings of letters and numbers. However, it has been suggested that not all letter/number combinations might appear (eg. 0/O). In the ...
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How do I organize information between the two Xbox 360's in the same house?

Through a twist of fate, I have 2 xbox 360's to use in different rooms in my house. Let's call them "original" and "new". The question is: How do I organize information between the 2 consoles? ...
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Up/Downstream Bandwidth Requirements for Xbox Live Multiplayer Games

In terms of upstream and downstream, about how much bandwidth does Xbox Live require for games like Black Ops, while using the VoIP feature with friends?
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Is it possible to see activity statistics on Xbox Live?

I'm debating between the original L4D and L4D2. I like the original better, but I'm worried that I'm going to discover that there aren't any/many games. Is there a way I can see how many people are ...
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Xbox Live Family Pack on multiple consoles

If we have 4 xbox's in our house (three in bedrooms and one in the living room), can we buy an Xbox live Family Pack for 12 months (you get 12 months for 4 accounts) and use one account on each Xbox ...
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Where are Multiplayer Profiles Stored?

Are multiplayer profiles stored locally with my gamer tag on my console? Or are they stored on the games host server? For example if I recovered my gamer tag on another console to play Crysis 2 or ...
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How long is the “temporary” account ban from bungie/Halo Reach?

Neither my friend or I have ever been banned. We got the message on his console that both of our accounts, as well as the console, had been banned from earning credits. It pointed us to view the ...
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Can I play on my Xbox Live account on my mates Xbox?

I'm around at my mates place and its Double XP weekend on COD: Black Ops. Can I play on my Xbox account on his Xbox so I can boost my XP points instead of his?
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XBox 360 randomly not signing in to Xbox LIVE

So occasionally when I turn on my Xbox 360 it will not automatically log in to my Xbox Live account (like it should). It hangs for minutes at time before either finally logging in or telling me that ...
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Convert an XBox Live account to a child account?

So, I gave my autistic cousin an XBox Live card ... I had made sure to go in and change his user profile so there was no correct information in it, but what I didn't know is that he's had a couple ...
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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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Why do I have to recover my gamertag every time I use an xbox?

I go back and forth between playing at my house on my xbox, to a friends house on his. Every time I sign in on one or the other I have to recover my gamertag. Is it not possible to use your xbox live ...
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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 ...