Xbox Live is a service provided by Microsoft for its Xbox 360 console. Originally created for the Xbox in 2002, it includes both free and paid services such as multiplayer gaming, voice/video chat, digital distribution of both full games and downloadable content, and social network integration with sites such as Twitter and Facebook.
You should add the
xbox-live tag to a question if you have a question about any of the services that Xbox Live offers, such as Gold memberships, voice chat problems, update issues, etc. If you have a question about a game offered on Xbox Live Arcade, please use the
xbox-live-arcade tag instead.