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    Xbox 360 profiles question(s)

    I've got an Xbox 360 for the kids for Christmas and have a few questions about profiles and downloaded games.

    1. If, for example, I have 3 profiles (mine + 2 children) and I purchase and download a game, will that game become available for all users on the system?

    2. Can I make my profile an admin type account and apply/control the parental controls on the other accounts?

    3. I have a 120GB HD for it. Will this be enough or will it fill up quickly baring in mind they will mostly be playing children's games?

    4. Are there any other gotchas I should be aware of when letting kids on the Xbox 360?

    And I think that's about it. For now
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    1) the game will need a live account to attach too and be logged in, so provided everyone has live, you're set
    2) yes
    3) too small. I filled 120GB with 10 games, including DLC, saves, and that was for myself and the mrs
    4) Xbox parties, they can be rowdy and when kids are involved, become a hot bed of bad language.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    1) the game will need a live account to attach too and be logged in, so provided everyone has live, you're set
    2) yes
    3) too small. I filled 120GB with 10 games, including DLC, saves, and that was for myself and the mrs
    4) Xbox parties, they can be rowdy and when kids are involved, become a hot bed of bad language.
    Does that mean any downloaded game WILL be available to all users on the Xbox then?
    Sorry, just need to be clear on this before I configure more accounts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    4) Xbox parties, they can be rowdy and when kids are involved, become a hot bed of bad language.
    Not to mention the language and abuse they'll encounter if they start playing online multiplayer.

    Playing Halo online was a lesson in Modern swear words as much as it was fun high-octane violence!

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    They will NOT be gaming online!
    (age 7 and 9)

    Primarily they will be playing Minecraft and various Sonic and retro games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Does that mean any downloaded game WILL be available to all users on the Xbox then?
    Sorry, just need to be clear on this before I configure more accounts.
    The game will download to the xbox and you need an account with live signed in to use the game. If you dont want to give gold to your kids, and they want to play the game, your account needs to be logged in, not theirs.

    To play a downloaded game on an xbox, any account that plays it, must have live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    To play a downloaded game on an xbox, any account that plays it, must have live.
    They should be fine with silver though? I don't have gold any more but all my download work fine so long as the machine is connected.

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    the account that buys it is fine, connect another silver account and it wont work. Most games downloads now are saying you need live to work, especially kinect ones and games with gold.

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    So I would be better with one single account all can use if I want them to play all games?

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    pretty much

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    hmmm that is odd as my son was playing a game I downloaded. I have gold and he has silver.

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    As far as I know any account should be able to play a downloaded game on the Xbox it was originally downloaded and purchased on, if you install it on any additional Xbox's you must be signed into the account that purchased it to play.

    Essentially you get one user license and one machine license for each purchase.

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    Now we have Games with Gold im constantly juggling downloads to make space, thinking of getting a 320 GB external from ebay

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    AFAIK (And I've been abusing this system for years)

    The account which buys a game can play it as long as they're online on ANY OTHER console. They don't need to be connected to Live to play on the console it was originally purchased on.
    The accounts that are on the same console can play the game, as the game license is stored on the console. This works offline, though the accounts in use were Xbox Live Golds (though that shouldn't matter)

    This essentially means, you can have Person A buy a game on Person B's console, then go home and download it on theirs, so A+B can both play the game together.

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