Xbox Live Starter Kit
Xbox Live is the first comprehensive, world-class online game service fully dedicated to fast-action, always-connected broadband gaming experiences.
Xbox Live allows gamers to play multiplayer Xbox games with other gamers everywhere on the Internet via a broadband connection. With a built-in hard drive and Ethernet port, the Xbox console was built from the ground up to be an online gaming system so there's no need to buy additional peripherals or upgrade the console.
Xbox Live enables all gamers to find their friends easily; talk to other players during game play through the Xbox Communicator headset; download current statistics, new levels and characters to their Xbox hard drive; and play online.
Xbox Live Key Features:
- Gamertag - Players have a single identity across the entire global gaming service. Similar to one's "handle," gamertags are one's call sign or alias. Players only get one gamertag per account, so their reputation's on the line.
- Friends list - Using the Gamertag's, players will be able to find their friends online and invite them to a game, no matter which Xbox Live game they're playing.
- Xbox Communicator - Voice communication is required to ship with all Xbox Live multiplayer games, enabling teammates and opponents to speak to one another during games. Key elements of this feature exclusive to Xbox include voice masking, global muting and parental control.
- Matchmaking - QuickMatch allows players to enter a multiplay experience with a single button click, and with OptiMatch, an Xbox Live exclusive, players will be able to select games and opponents based on similar skill levels.
- Ability to download content to the Xbox hard disk - Only Xbox enables console players to download and permanently store both free and fee-based content that can include new levels, characters, missions and statistics.
Xbox Live Pricing:
In the United States, the Starter Kit will be available for $49.95. For the estimated retail price of a single game, gamers receive a year's subscription to Xbox Live, an Xbox Communicator headset that plugs into the Xbox controller and facilitates all voice communication with other players, and two pack-in online trial versions of THQ's "MotoGP" and "Whacked!" from Microsoft Game Studios.
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