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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Change Windows Live ID associated to your gamertag

Do you have a gamertag and want to change the Windows Live ID associated to your gamertag?
If so follow the below steps:

  • Go to your Gamercard on the Xbox Live area of the dashboard, then select Account Management.
  • In the Account Management list, select Windows Live ID.
  • Choose Change Windows Live ID.
  • You will get this message:
    "Do you have another existing Windows Live ID to associate your Xbox Live account with?" So select Yes, I do
  • Then enter the password for the Windows Live ID that is currently associated with your Gamertag, and click Sign in.
  • Now enter the new e-mail address and the password for the new Windows Live ID that you want to associate with your gamertag, and select Sign in.
  • You'll get this message:
    "Do you want to change the Windows Live ID associated with your Xbox Live account?" So select Yes, change.
  • You'll get this message:
    “We have completed the Windows Live ID change to your Xbox Live account. You will be required to use your new Windows Live ID when you log on to Xbox Live or”
  • Just select "Update Contact Information" if you have to update your contact information.
  • Select Done.

Note: You can only change your Windows Live ID once in a 30 day period

Now you'll Xbox Live account is associated to the new windows Live ID

Mass Effect downloadable new pack

On March 10th 2008 Mass Effect new downloadable pack “Bring Down the Sky” is available on Xbox Live Marketplace.

Only for 400 MS points and you begin to explore a new world aboard the starship Normandy. This uncharted territory is no holiday destination however; it’s the Asgard system which is currently plagued by ferocious Batarians.
Deep inside Asgard there lies a human colony world called Terra Nova.

The content pack “Bring Down the Sky” is so named because a group of extremist Batarians have hijacked an asteroid station and have set it on a collision course with Terra Nova.
Thus the lives of millions of innocent civilians are in grave danger, and Commander Shepard has less than two hours to interject.
“Bring Down the Sky” is the first in a series of planned downloadable content for Mass Effect.

It adds like 90 minutes of exhilarating new sequences that benefit from the award-winning features of this action role-playing game – intelligent dialogue, tactical battles, and spectacular visuals to depict each scenario.

After completing “Bring Down the Sky” you will earn an Achievement of 50 score points.
What do you think? Does it worth??!!!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Forza Motorsport 2 Downloadable Content Pack

March the 19th : A new content pack is now available for Forza Motorsport 2.

For only 400 MS points you can download 13 of the most desirable road cars ever created, including the Audi S5, Lamborghini Murcielago LP640, BMW E92 M3 and Porsche GT2.

For drivers who prefer muddy conditions the new Peugeot 207 Super 2000 is nothing short of a rally dream. And, of course, no Forza download pack would be complete without some classic performance rides such as the ’89 Ferrari F40 and ’71 BMW 3.0 CSL.
Every one of the new cars can be tuned, painted and, most importantly, raced. Thanks to Forza 2’s damage and wear physics as well as advanced tire and suspension models that respond to heat and pressure changes, the game continues to offer the most realistic racing simulator on the market.

The latest batch of new cars can be raced on all of the game’s 47+ ribbons across 14 tracks, including licensed circuits such as:
  • Mugello

  • Suzuka

  • Road America

  • Sebring.

And for those of you wanting to express your inner artist, there’s the chance to fully customize and design the livery of each one before sharing or selling them at the in-game auction market.

Below are the cars available in the downloadable pack:

  • Audi S5

  • Audi TT Coupe S-Line

  • BMW 3.0 CSL E09

  • BMW E92 M3

  • Ferrari F40 Competizione

  • Ferrari F50 GT

  • Ferrari 430 Scuderia

  • Lamborghini Murcielago LP640

  • Maserati GranTurismo

  • Maserati MC12 Corsa

  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR

  • Porsche 911 GT2 (997)

  • The Peugeot #1 Peugeot 207 Super 2000 (Xbox liveried 2007 IRC championship winner).

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Microsoft lowers Xbox 360 prices

On Friday the 14th of March: Microsoft lowered Xbox 360 Retail Prices to be:
  • £159.99 for the definitive high-definition gaming and entertainment console.
  • The entry level “Xbox 360 Arcade” console gets a new ERP of £159.99, shaving £40 off the original ERP.
  • “Xbox 360”, with a 20GB hard drive and one wireless controller gets an ERP of £199.99, a saving of £50.

  • “Xbox 360 Elite”, with its massive 120GB hard drive ideal to store bucket-loads of media content downloaded from Xbox LIVE Marketplace as well as your own music, will have an ERP of £259.99, saving you £40 off the original ERP.

Whichever you choose, Xbox 360 can easily adapt to suit your entertainment needs. There’s something on Xbox 360 to suit everyone at home, even if they’d sometimes rather watch a movie (on DVD or via the Xbox Live Video store) than playing the latest games.

But when it comes to games Xbox 360 really is king, with over 150 3+ rated games to suit younger players and up, and unparalleled parental control allowing families to keep watch over everything else.

The very best games are all available on Xbox 360, with over 1000 to choose from by the end of the year. Fable2, Too Human and Rock Band are due in 2008, and don’t forget that Grant Theft Auto IV will have exclusive downloadable episodes on Xbox Live.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

ICS with Windows Vista

How to share internet connection on your Windows Vista PC with your Xbox 360 console
To set-up ICS on Vista follow these steps:-
  • Connect to the internet normally on your PC.
  • Connect your Xbox 360 to your PC using an Ethernet cable.
  • Click Start then Network then the Sharing Center Button.
  • Now click Manage Network Connections. Make sure you identify which of the connections is your internet connection. If you are using a USB modem to connect to the Internet it will be under the "Dial-up" section.
  • If you have more that one Local Area Connection you must first know which one is the connection to your Xbox 360, try unplugging the Ethernet cable connected to your Xbox 360 from the PC side and observe which Local Area Connection have the unplugged sign on it (A red X will appear on the connection) so that's the connection to your Xbox 360, now reconnect the cable and right click on the connection to make sure the connection is enabled.
  • Now you know which is your Internet connection and which is your Xbox to PC connection (Local Area Connection), right click on your Internet connectin and click Properties.
  • Go to the Sharing tab.
  • Then tick the "Allow other network users to connect through this computers Internet connection" and "Establish a dial-up connection whenever a computer on my network attempts to access the Internet" boxes.
  • If you have more than one connection you'll have to choose the one you need to share the Internet connection to through a drop down list that will appear here, just select your Xbox to PC connection that we identified before, if you only have one Local Area connection there will be no drop down list so just go on with the next step normally.
  • Click OK then right click on your Internet connection and select Disconnect then right click again and select Reconnect.
  • Now the Dial-up connection will be Connected, Shared.
  • Right click on your Xbox 360 to PC connection and select Status/Details.
  • Go to IPv4 IP Address, it should be ( If not, there is something wrong with the settings you've done so you'll have to start the steps again and follow it more carefully.
  • Go on your Xbox 360 to "System" then "Network Settings", and make sure that all the settings are set to Automatic if not put it all to automatic
Now Connect to Xbox Live and Enjoyyy.....