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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-25-2009, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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Question about Xbox Live!

My boys wanted a wireless adapter for Christmas, so I got them one so they could play Xbox Live!.

Do I have to set up 2 seperate accounts, or can they play multiplayer online with just one account?

How does this crap work.

At least I didn't have to come in here for help to get it set up, I was able to muddle through it on their own....
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-25-2009, 07:15 PM
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yes you can have up to 4 account signed in on the same xbox at 1 time. you just have to sign each one in. as for playing online that's up to the game. you can on have 4 different accounts on halo 3 but there is no online multi for call of duty for more than 1 account.


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With one account, they have to play split screen and one has to sign in as a guest of the original gamertag.
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With one account, they have to play split screen and one has to sign in as a guest of the original gamertag.
nope wrong. you can have up to 4 different xbox live gold accounts signed in at 1 time playing a game. ive done it. it is split screen but you can do it.


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nope wrong. you can have up to 4 different xbox live gold accounts signed in at 1 time playing a game. ive done it. it is split screen but you can do it.
I stand corrected. What he said.
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Ok, so I will need to have 2 accounts, with 2 usernames, correct?
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Ok, so I will need to have 2 accounts, with 2 usernames, correct?
yes, and I believe you will need a seperate email address per acct.


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You will need a subscription on each user if that's what you're asking. Like, you can't buy one $50 subscription, and it work with every user on the xbox. They'll have to use the profile with the subscription.

Be prepared for your kids to hear a LOT of cussing.
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You will need a subscription on each user if that's what you're asking. Like, you can't buy one $50 subscription, and it work with every user on the xbox. They'll have to use the profile with the subscription.

Be prepared for your kids to hear a LOT of cussing.
Ok, thanks for the input guys. I think I understand that I'll need two subscriptions.

I'm not so worried about the 14 yoa hearing cussing. He's played hockey and football so I'm sure there's not much he hasn't heard.

My 11 yoa on the other hand is pretty naieve.
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Ok, thanks for the input guys. I think I understand that I'll need two subscriptions.

I'm not so worried about the 14 yoa hearing cussing. He's played hockey and football so I'm sure there's not much he hasn't heard.

My 11 yoa on the other hand is pretty naieve.
Tell them they can mute anyone they don't want to hear. I have to do that when all the white kids are "Nigga this and nigga I shots him nigga."

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Tell them they can mute anyone they don't want to hear. I have to do that when all the white kids are "Nigga this and nigga I shots him nigga."
I hate that I can't stay in party chat in MW2 for anything but Ground War, really. I have to mute everyone when I play deathmatch
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I hate that I can't stay in party chat in MW2 for anything but Ground War, really. I have to mute everyone when I play deathmatch
I usually just wear my headphones around my neck with the sound off just because it seems the majority of xbox live users are immature d-bags.
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I usually just wear my headphones around my neck with the sound off just because it seems the majority of xbox live users are immature d-bags.
Probably because most of them are teenagers. A couple of weekends ago when my roommates kid was over, he was playing (10 year old...maybe 11) and some guy told a joke over the TV during the match.

"What's the difference between your grandma and a baby?"

Your grandma didn't cry when I fucked her.

I'll admit I laughed, but then again, it's not my kid.
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Depends on the game really. Halo3 was kind of ridiculous with the shit talking.

I don't hear much trash in COD, but they should still have a parental setting to always turn off group chat unless in a direct party.
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Just FYI. Sears has a 12 month Xbox Live account on sale for $20. It was listed in Sundays ad.




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Just FYI. Sears has a 12 month Xbox Live account on sale for $20. It was listed in Sundays ad.
I just checked since mine expires mid January, but only saw a 3 month. Above it, it said 12 month financing, so maybe that's where the 12 came from?
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I just checked since mine expires mid January, but only saw a 3 month. Above it, it said 12 month financing, so maybe that's where the 12 came from?
Weird. It was on the website yesterday and I found out about it on the deals website I go to. Now it's not showing there and the online ad is not showing it either yet I swore it was in the newspaper ad yesterday. Guess I'll check that again when I get home tonight.




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Weird. It was on the website yesterday and I found out about it on the deals website I go to. Now it's not showing there and the online ad is not showing it either yet I swore it was in the newspaper ad yesterday. Guess I'll check that again when I get home tonight.
I'll keep looking too, if it is legit that's a hell of a deal!
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Skidmark is selling a wireless adaptor for $60 in the classifieds.
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Skidmark is selling a wireless adaptor for $60 in the classifieds.
I already got one, thanks.
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Can I set up another gamertag using my same account? That way I can have one for each kid?
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You will need a subscription on each user if that's what you're asking. Like, you can't buy one $50 subscription, and it work with every user on the xbox. They'll have to use the profile with the subscription.

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Can I set up another gamertag using my same account? That way I can have one for each kid?

I guess this is my answer? How do I do it?
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each gamertag requires a different email address. You can pay for them with the same credit card. You need two accounts (two gamertags).

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each gamertag requires a different email address. You can pay for them with the same credit card. You need two accounts (two gamertags).
What a PITA. Thanks
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