Xbox Live

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Xbox Live
Developer Microsoft
Type Online service
Launch date November 15, 2002
Last Updated October 16, 2012 (details)
Platform Xbox (2002–2010)
Xbox 360
Windows XP to Windows 7 (as Games for Windows – Live)
Windows 8 onwards (full integration)
Windows Phone
Members 40 million[1]

Xbox Live (trademarked as Xbox LIVE[2])is the online gaming service created by Microsoft for the Xbox and Xbox 360. It costs about $50 USD per year (in America) and has over 10 million subscribers as of 2008. [3] There are two versions of Xbox Live; Gold and Silver. Silver is free, allows an online 'friends list' and downloads, but does not allow users to play games against other people online. Gold is the same as Silver, but with the addition of online gaming and cost $50/£40 a year. Subscribers can pay with a credit card or by special cards which are bought in shops and the codes entered in online.

Microsoft Points[change | edit source]

Microsoft Points or MS points are the currency of Xbox Live. With the points, users can buy many things ranging from game trailers, to game demos and full HD movies. Microsoft points can be bought from shops or online in the same way as an Xbox Live Gold subscription.

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Other websites[change | edit source]

The Unofficial Guide To Live, The most popular independent Xbox Live support website for all things Xbox Live (NAT, IP Address Failed, Wireless...)