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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Do you need Xbox Live Gold to play GTA V with Rockstar Social Club?

When I try to take a selfie in GTA V, or look at some leaderboards of some events, I get a warning that "Xbox Live is not available (or not supported) for your account". The strange thing is, I have ...
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Can I still create an account on Xbox Live for the Classic Xbox?

I recently re-purchased an old Xbox and I would like to try out Xbox Live. Can I still create an account for Xbox Live with my classic Xbox? And if so, how do I do it? I remember you used to go to a ...
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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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Entering Xbox Live redeem codes online (rather than on Xbox 360 console)

Is there any way to enter those crazy 25-character alphanumeric Xbox Live redeem codes online instead of via Xbox 360 controller? I have my XBL account linked with a Microsoft Passport account, if ...
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What exactly is stored on the Xbox console, the hard drive, and Xbox Live?

Please be patient with me. I am a Mom, not a gamer. We have an Xbox 360 S with 250 GB that we are having to exchange for a new one. I have several questions. What is the difference between the 360 S ...
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How can I change my Xbox LIVE Gold Family primary account?

The leader of your Xbox LIVE Gold Family pack is the "primary" account, who sets the rights/privileges for the other family user accounts. I want to make another account the primary, but am finding no ...
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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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What happens to Completed Games list when a title is updated with new achievements?

In Xbox Home we can see all our achievements. There is also a screen called "Completed games" that shows all games that we have max. gamerscore, that is, got all achievements. So far, so good. So ...
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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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Not getting Microsoft Points for my birthday month reward

I signed up for Xbox Live Rewards and my birthday is this month. My friend on the first week of his birthday month, got Microsoft Points for however many Gamerscore he has. How do I get my reward and ...
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Can two players without compatibility mod play borderlands 2 together online coop?

Can we both play together without other online players in Borderlands 2 if we both do not have the compatibility pack ?
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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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How do I buy the full version of xBox games?

I wanted to try Forza 4 so I downloaded the demo, but now when I go to the overview screen it only gives me the options "rate", "free demo" and "pin to home". How do I buy the full version?
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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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When can I play on Furbottom's Features in Battleblock Theater?

I started playing Battleblock Theater this weekend and there is a multiplayer mode known as Furbottom's Features which has some special achievements for unlocking achievements and prisoner heads. I ...
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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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Are Xbox Live Arcade different from other downloadable games? Multi-player between the two?

There are games on xbox live both available for download and on arcade (I'm talking Tony Hawks HD, but others exist). The description page is longer and more detailed for the "full game" on my xbox, ...
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Xbox Gamertag Profile on Friend's Console - Can I download my content?

I'm going to be travelling to a friend's this upcoming weekend, and during the time I will likely be using a friend's Xbox. I know that within the past year Microsoft has made the shift to keep ...
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Can't access Xbox LIVE in GTA IV

I have an xbox360 and every time I play Grand Theft Auto IV and the go to multiplayer, it says "your gamer profile does not have the correct permissions to access Xbox LIVE functionality". I have ...
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Can you still play PSO Episode I & II on Xbox?

I heard that you need a Xbox Live account to play Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II on Xbox, even for the offline mode. Unfortunately, the service was shut down for the first Xbox generation ...
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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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Xbox Live Email Extension?

I have an Xbox Live account. When I made it, I don't recall selecting much more than my username. Now I want to login with to a website but I need to know what the standard ending for an Xbox Live ...
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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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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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How do I delete a game from my Xbox Live history?

A comment on this question says you can delete a game from your history if you have no achievements for it. I remember awhile back this was not possible, and many users did not like it because ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...