Due to power consumption concerns, we can't keep the power strip to which our Xbox 360 is connected switched on continuously. As a result, when we turn it on later, the date and time settings are lost. Can anyone tell me whether this will cause any issues, especially with regard to games handling saved data and Xbox LIVE? Does the console set the date and time automatically when it connects to LIVE?

As a related question, can I set the console so that it prompts to set the date and time whenever this information is lost?

  • Can someone with more rep add the [date-time] tag?
    – bwDraco
    Commented Dec 27, 2011 at 16:06
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    It's possible for me to create a date-time tag, but I don't think we want/need one.
    – Wipqozn
    Commented Dec 27, 2011 at 16:47
  • @Wipqozn I think a calendar tag would be useful.
    – CyberSkull
    Commented Dec 27, 2011 at 21:00

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I don't believe you'll have any issues under normal circumstances. Sometimes save games are tagged with the date and time they were made, so it might be confusing if the date and time are constantly being reset. For instance, many games feature a "load latest save" function, which might be confused if the date and time are not properly set. Otherwise I'm not aware of many things that change due to date and time in the Xbox 360.

A few achievements in games are tied to the current date, the Calendar Man one in Arkham City and a few "play online on this day" achievements in games like Halo 3 (one of the Vidmaster Challenges) and Saint's Row 2 come to mind.

If you're signing into Xbox LIVE, the clock should be set automatically. In fact, Microsoft says that you won't be able to set the clock manually when you're signed in, period.

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