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 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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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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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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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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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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2 Xbox Live accounts signed into 1 console?

I have an XBL account, have for awhile. When my nephew comes over he is always playing on my account but he has his own account at his house on his xbox. Is there a way for him to sign into his ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Swapping XBox Live GamerTags

I have a GamerTag on XBox Live that I want to change. The name I want to change it to is currently held by another account I own. What's the best way to go about doing this? Do I have to change the ...
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Are achievements available for PC version of LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga?

I am looking to find out if there are Xbox Live (or Games for Windows Live) achievements for the PC version of LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga. Specifically, I'm interested in buying a copy of this ...
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If I play Left 4 Dead 2 through Steam, will I still get Live achievements for it?

Since Steam has it's own achievements for the game, do they replace the Live ones or can I earn both?