|Launch date||November 15, 2002|
|Last Updated||October 16, 2012 (details)|
Windows XP to Windows 7 (as Games for Windows – Live)
Windows 8 onwards (full integration)
Xbox Live (trademarked as Xbox LIVE)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.  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]
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.
- "CES: Microsoft Reveals Xbox 360 Sales To Date - Xbox360 News at IGN". IGN. January 10, 2012. http://uk.xbox360.ign.com/articles/121/1216177p1.html. Retrieved February 9, 2012.
- "Microsoft Trademarks". 2007-12-13. http://www.microsoft.com/library/toolbar/3.0/trademarks/en-us.mspx. Retrieved 2008-07-27.
- "Xbox Live - 10 million gold subscribers". http://kotaku.com/341399/xbox-live-10-million-gold-subscribers.
Other websites [change]
The Unofficial Guide To Live, The most popular independent Xbox Live support website for all things Xbox Live (NAT, IP Address Failed, Wireless...)