Wanna clear somethings up

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Games & Content' started by MahouMaster, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. MahouMaster
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    Well, I finally will be buying a 360 on Thursday; good deal, too: AU$379 for an Arcade with Halo 3, Viva Pinata Party Animals (sadly, not the original) and PGR4 (I freaking love Target!), I'm picking up a controller and charger bundle and GTA IV, too. I want to find out a bit about Live.
    I know that only Gold has online multiplayer, so, what does the Arcade system come with and do any of the games listed include Gold membership. If not, does anyone know where to purchase 12 months cheap?
    Also, does anyone know of any cheap wireless adaptors as the router and modem are about 3 rooms away from where the 360 will be? I have a long ethernet cable but it wouldn't be very practical to stream across the house.
    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. martin88

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    It doesn't come with Xbox Live Gold membership. You have to buy it. Look on eBay for cheaper than official prices.

    You can only use the official Xbox 360 wireless adapter.
     
  3. mb01

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    Well i work at Toys R Us and we have limited edition GTA 4 with 1 month live subscription so you should be ok for a while if you get that. Just picked up my second 360, Halo 3 limited edition system with GTA 4 for $300 AUD. Gotta love staff discount.
     
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    You know that you can have 3 months of free Gold membership with your system, right?
    You can have up to three separate silver accounts upgraded to Gold and play with them online per system.
     
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    If you sign up for Live through the 360 you get 1 month of Gold for free.
     
  6. Bob Loblaw

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    like martin said, there are no options for wireless adapter. only official. which is $100 in the U.S. so probably more in au.

    there are some alternatives if you use a network bridge but compatibility is a huge issue
     
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    You can get 1 month of Gold for free? I just got an Xbox, I didnt know that. How exactly do you sign up?
     
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    Join xbox live and you get the trial automatically.
     
  9. MahouMaster
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    So, third party ones won't work? I'm sure I read that somewhere... Hopefully I did, the adaptor's about AU$180 here. When I try to bridge the network, it crashed the entire internet on my system.

    Also, yay for free gold! That'll keep me busy as I look for a cheap headset and gold membership.
     
  10. Joe88

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    so you will basically have 2 months of gold for free with GTA and the included 1 month free when creating an account

    to get the first one just make an xbox live account (aka: create a gamertag) and you get 1 month
    now you can wait for the current month to run out or just type in the code that came with GTAIV to get another 1 month of gold
     
  11. MahouMaster
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    Great! So, can I get both months registered at the same time or do I have to wait/it'll be only one month, not two?
     
  12. Joe88

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    you can do it at the same time
    just type in the code and it will start the GTAIV 1 month gold, once that runs out it will then revert back to the free 1 month gold that came with creating a gamertag
     
  13. MahouMaster
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    Great! Thanks everyone. I've gone with picking up a 20 metre ehternet cord and putting across the walls to the router. Now, the agonising wait till Thursday, any idea how to pass the time?