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post #11 of 26
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Originally Posted by nbrider88 View Post
I am pretty sure this is true, I have a buddy who said he does this.
That is correct as long as you keep on making a new gamertag you get 1 month free. I don't know why M$ doesn't restrict it to 1 month free for 1 console, the downside is that you loose your gamerscore and have to re-add friends.
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post #12 of 26
I still have 3x 1 month Gold cards from all the repairs hehe.
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post #13 of 26
Just buy a year of gold. It's so worth it. Newegg has it for $39.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16874103030

It used to be $50 a year.
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It used to be that Silver let you play on certain weekends and stuff. Is that not the case anymore?
    
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post #15 of 26
Microsoft wanted me to pay for Live to play Halo 2 on the PC.

I played in some online matches with the Silver level. I think Gold adds friends and match-makers/real servers.
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post #16 of 26
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Originally Posted by Mootsfox View Post
Microsoft wanted me to pay for Live to play Halo 2 on the PC.

I played in some online matches with the Silver level. I think Gold adds friends and match-makers/real servers.
That's the PC Live thing...xbox live makes you pay for online play period.
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post #17 of 26
yeah.. get gold, it's cheap at newegg as posted above... no hassle of re-registering every month
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post #18 of 26
I used to use Xlink Kai before I got a gold account and it worked really well. It's basically just like Live except you play using the tunneling software and you don't have to pay anything.
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post #19 of 26
OK i own a 360 and i have used silver. You can play online with silver i perosnally have you just cannot play ranked matches which allow users to get achievments, sliver players must play social matches. Done and Done
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post #20 of 26
Nope...you can't do crap with silver apparently. Here's some stuff about it

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/live/features/silverage.htm

Xbox Live Silver (free)

Create your gamer profile: Ok, you get a unique ID to identify yourself on the Xbox Live network. Sweet.
Create and maintain a friends list: You can chat with Xbox Live friends just like any Instant messaging program.
Access To Xbox Live Marketplace: You'll be able to download game demos, skins to customize the look of Xbox live, game content, and arcade mini-games. Some downloads will be free (demos, trailers) and others will be premium (arcade games).


Xbox Live Gold (as low as $50/year)

All the Silver level benefits PLUS:

Online gameplay: You can only play games on Xbox Live if you have a Gold membership.
Exclusive Xbox Live Marketplace Content: A few extra downloadable perks for being a gold member.


Those are the basic differences between Silver and Gold.

Bottom line: to play your Xbox 360 games online, you'll have to purchase a Gold membership.

However, for PC Games it's different.

http://www.gamesforwindows.com/en-US...AboutLive.aspx

So basically, if you have an XBox360, you have to have Gold to play correctly.

If you have a PC, you only need Silver because you can play multiplayer with it. You only need to get the gold if you want to play with XBox360 users.
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