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Xbox LIVE is Microsoft's online multiplayer subscription service used to play supported games via internet, using the Xboxes as servers for multiplayer matches, instead of a dedicated server system. Xbox LIVE subscriptions run for about $50.00 (US) and $60.00 (Canada) a year. In Britain, a standard subscription costs about £35 a year. In Australia, subscriptions are approximately $90.00 (AUS) for both Xbox and Xbox 360, and in New Zealand, 80-90 NZD, depending on the retailer. Normally it is about $5 a month in Canada and the USA.

Originally released in November 2002, one year after the original release of the Xbox, Xbox LIVE was originally made popular by such games as Rainbow Six 3 and MechAssault. Over one million new users created accounts when Halo 2 was released, and it became the mainstay of Xbox LIVE, even with the onset of the Xbox 360. Usually, the maximum number of players is 16 or less for original Xbox games. On February 5, 2010, Microsoft announced that Xbox LIVE on original Xbox games will be shut off starting April 15, 2010.

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Special Features

Besides multiplayer, Xbox LIVE can be used for downloading content such as new levels and maps. This feature is much more versatile on the Xbox 360 (you can download non-gaming files), because of Microsoft's push to make it a multimedia machine. All of Halo 2's Multiplayer Map Packs Maps can be downloaded for free. It is, unlike Playstation 2's online, just being multiplayer and nothing more, but you can download maps, missions, vehicles, weapons and more. Gamerpoints are achieved by unlocking "Achievements", which are awarded for accomplishments in any 360 game.

Statistics

As of June 2006, players had spent over 2.3 billion hours, playing over Xbox LIVE, a major portion of that time was spent on Halo 2, by far the most popular title on Xbox LIVE with over 710 million hours, spent on it alone, adding up to over five hundred million games. There were over six million unique players who used Xbox LIVE[1]. By May 2007, that number rose to five million Halo 2 players, on Xbox live, with 700 million total games of Halo 2 played on Xbox live (not including guests)[2]. By the beginning of 2008, Microsoft announced that they had over eleven million unique subscribers on Xbox LIVE.

Sources

  1. http://www.itwire.com.au/content/view/10249/532/
  2. Bungie News: 5-9-2007

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Lostpedia

Up to date as of February 07, 2010
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From Lostpedia

Xbox Live is an online Internet-based gaming and content delivery service operated by Microsoft. It operates on the Xbox and Xbox 360, one of the platforms on which the video game Lost: Via Domus operates. In January 2008, ABC and Disney announced that video content in standard and high definition will be available for purchase on Xbox Live, including ABC television shows such as Lost, with new episodes becoming available the day after broadcast. As of the date of the Season 4 premiere, January 31, 2008, every episode from the first three seasons is available for download in standard definition or 720p HDTV.

Oceanic sweepstakes

An Oceanic banner on Xbox.com

In a cross-promotion between ABC and Xbox, it was announced on February 1, 2008 that Oceanic Airlines is teaming up with Xbox to give away Xbox 360 consoles and other prizes. [1] Those who wish to participate are directed to Xbox LIVE Marketplace to download a free Oceanic Airlines theme pack. The prize details are listed on Xbox.com as follows:

On or about February 24, nine lucky winners will be chosen from all entries to receive the following prizes:

Six (6) First Prizes: Six winners will score a prize package consisting of the following items:

  • Xbox 360 Pro console
  • 12-month Xbox LIVE Gold subscription
  • 1600 Microsoft Points
  • A special surprise package from ABC and Oceanic Airlines

Three (3) Second Prizes: Three second place prize winners will also receive a special surprise package from ABC and Oceanic Airlines.

See also

  • Lost: Via Domus

External links

ABC TV on Xbox LIVE Marketplace


This article uses material from the "Xbox Live" article on the Lostpedia wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.







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