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- Give your favorite games new life with add-ons such as levels, characters and props.
- Instantly download HD movies, TV shows and Xbox Live Arcade games .
- Download full-fledged Xbox 360 Games on Demand and pick up and play Xbox Live Arcade games.
- 400-Microsoft Points to redeem on Xbox Live
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Product DescriptionEverything you need to jump into fun with Xbox LIVE®!
Take your Xbox 360® online for games, HD movies and more
Xbox LIVE is the online service for your Xbox 360. Use Microsoft® Points to rent and buy HD movies or download full Xbox 360 games*. Keep games fresh with new map packs, new songs and workouts. With a Gold membership, play Kinect™ and controller games with friends no matter where they are. Instantly watch HD movies, TV shows and sports, and with Kinect, your voice is the remote control**.
TV is more amazing with Xbox LIVE. There's a huge variety of entertainment to choose from on Xbox LIVE, no matter whether you're in the mood for movies, TV shows or music. Use your voice and Kinect Voice Search, powered by Bing, to discover entertainment options that interest you–just say what you want to watch and Xbox finds it. From popular HD movies and TV shows to the hottest music, you get it all on Xbox LIVE.
What's in the BoxThe Xbox LIVE 12-Month Gold Starter Kit contains all the essentials for your Xbox LIVE experience.
- 12-Month Gold membership: Xbox LIVE Gold is the online subscription for your Xbox 360. Play Kinect™ and controller games online with friends no matter where they are. Instantly watch HD movies, TV shows and sports, and with Kinect, control it with your voice or the wave of your hand**.
- Xbox 360® Chatpad: Xbox 360 Chatpad: Send text messages to friends on Xbox 360 and easily enter game codes. Plus, update your status with Facebook right on your TV.
- Xbox 360 Headset: Chat with friends on Xbox LIVE while playing together online or send voice messages to friends right on Xbox 360.
- 400 Microsoft® Point: Use Microsoft Points to rent and buy HD movies or download full Xbox 360 games. Keep games fresh with new map packs, new songs and workouts.
Xbox LIVE Code RedemptionNOT AN XBOX LIVE MEMBER YET? Follow these steps first before redeeming code:
- Connect your Xbox 360 to a broadband Internet connection.
- Press the silver/green Xbox Guide Button on the controller.
- Select Create Profile & follow instructions to create profile name & avatar.
- Select Join Xbox Live & follow instructions to setup your Xbox Live account.
- Sign in to your Xbox LIVE account.
- Press the silver/green Xbox Guide Button on the controller
- Navigate to Marketplace tab.
- Select Redeem Code & enter code.
* Broadband Internet, Kinect Sensor and console, games, add-ons and media content all sold separately.
**Additional subscriptions (sold separately) required for some Gold features (such as Netflix and Hulu Plus™). ESPN3 affiliated broadband provider required for ESPN on Xbox LIVE. See xbox.com/live. UFC and YouTube coming fall 2011. Not all Xbox LIVE functionality is Kinect enabled.
Top Customer Reviews
While I would like to give this Item a five star rating (for myself, it is a solid 4.5 stars) at best I can give it is a 3 for reasons stated in the descriptions of the items.
For those that want to know more about the individual items and the package itself please read on...
This bundle of item is only as useful as you make it. For myself, It is a great value but for you it may not be. It really depends on your online play style and what you do with it.
As an online gamer I enjoy talking to other players, and I am fairly active on my messaging. Not only that, but I do play online quite regularly, I buy games online, as well as additional content. For me, there is nothing in this bundle that I do not use, so the value is definitely there when compared to buying them separately (all prices are new products, not used).
1 year XBOX live subscription: $60 retail/$40-$50 online XBOX Live Chat Pad: $30 Retail/$20-25 Online XBOX Live Microphone: $20 Retail/$15 Online 400 Microsoft Points: $5 retail/$5 Online
As you can see, at best you are saving $55 off of retail, at worst about $20. And this is where the subjective part comes in. This is only a value if you actually take advantage of everything this has to offer. I can assure you that many people online don't. For those that do, if you can get it for less then $70 (I picked it up at $60) I would highly recommend it.Read more ›
-Points, simply enter the code written on the piece of paper, done!
-Xbox live membership, see prior
-Add your chat pad, just plug it into your controller, done!
-Headset, just plug it into your chat pad or controller, done!
I love the chat pad, it even has a backlit keyboard. No going letter by letter any more. The headset works perfectly, it is not a heavy gaming headset, just a speaker and a mic boom, but all you need. It is nice that it has an on/off switch through. Best of all, I bought this just for the xbox live membership, so the other 3 items were basically free, but all of good quality and things I would have needed to get anyway.
The Chat Pad makes sending messages and entering info into the XBox a whole lot easier than the plinka, plinka, plinka, click method of the controller alone. However, the ChatPad does add weight, and changes the feel of the controller, making the Controller pad a little more awkward to use, and increasing fatigue during long gaming sessions.
The headset is a flimsy wired unpowered monaural (one ear) headset mic, which plugs into the hand Controller. The headset is fine for in-game chat, but not sound output; you will want a serious headset if you want sound and chat in the same product. One thing I noticed, is when you connect the ChatPad to the controller and then plug in the headset the connection is sometimes unreliable. Also the cord often gets in the way and I am always yanking the headset pin out of the jack, or off of my head.
Overall I would highly recommend this product.
Useful if heavy ChatPad
12 Month XBox Gold Live Account
400 Microsoft Points
Cheap Monaural headset, with annoyingly short cable, not always reliable connecting through the ChatPad.
ChatPad ads extra weight to the controller making it awkward and increasing fatigue over prolonged use.
-Little known fact, the chat pad works in the Netflix search field ;)
I was buying this more for the membership, XBL points, and headset and didn't really care about the chat pad, but now that I have it, I don't know how I ever lived without it. It doesn't add much weight to the gamepad, but it adds some length. It looks a little funny at first, but I was pleasantly surprised to find it was rather comfortable in the hands.
-The headset is similar to the ones that come with the xbox (might be the same as the ones that come with the new model xboxes) It's kinda cheap, but not terrible, and it gets the job done.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Amazing! So much fun! The team behind is really responsive, congrats!Published 1 month ago by Sarah Baeutis1tae
Can't find the gold member ship code and these accessories don't not fit for Xbox one is for Xbox 360 a waste of moneyPublished 3 months ago by L Hargrove
Haven't used yet, but arrived perfectly on time! Has retail price of about $75 marked on package so you definitely save money and get more for your money as well. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Leanna
Such a great bondle; one year of Xbox live gold, Aeesome headset, and a cool keyboard. humongous bundle for a sweet low price.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
only reason I bought this was for the xbox live and the microsoft points and it didn't have any of it in it in the box. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Austin Warner
Very disappointed this item came and only had keypad and headset. It clearly says start up kit and includes 400 points and 12 months live gold. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer