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Xbox 360 friends internet

(22 Posts)
0x530x610x750x630x79 Tue 05-May-15 20:10:28

Does my son need a gold account to play with his friends

0x530x610x750x630x79 Tue 05-May-15 20:11:35

Sorry, as the £6 a month is a huge chunk of his pocket money.

He can already text chat, the game is terraria.

CapnMurica Thu 07-May-15 20:33:42

I think you can send messages via the xbox but not chat in games. Get him to have a try.

0x530x610x750x630x79 Fri 08-May-15 09:13:30

he has worked out how to chat, i was just wondering if there were any other services available, but we are letting him spend it, I am sure he will get bored of having very little money soon

Kerberos Tue 19-May-15 23:13:30

Rather than £6 a month consider getting him an annual membership as it's only £30 a year.

0x530x610x750x630x79 Wed 20-May-15 11:20:49

that is a major difference isn't it.
I could still charge him the £6 a month until it is paid off.

gamerchick Wed 20-May-15 11:25:21

Well it depends on how much he's into it.

Live gold is a priority luxury in my house but i wouldn't buy it monthly through Xbox. Never ever hook up a card for your kid to his live account. Go to a shop and spend 18 quid for 3 months and put the code in for him to try out.

0x530x610x750x630x79 Wed 20-May-15 11:32:40

oh i hadn't thought about game time cards.

gamerchick Wed 20-May-15 11:35:27

It's the same thing but in bulk and works out cheaper in the long run.

Of course it means the temptation isn't there to spend money on a card that's been hooked up.

Kerberos Wed 20-May-15 22:11:19

This is what we have for DD:

www.amazon.co.uk/Xbox-Live-Gold-Month-Membership/dp/B00FXJV03E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1432156200&sr=8-1&keywords=xbox+live+gold+membership+12+months

No credit card needed for Xbox and its £35 for the year.

Cassie258 Wed 20-May-15 22:14:56

I always get DP a years membership for Christmas. Perhaps you could get him to pay until his birthday?

Yes I did mean DP, not DS. Haha

0x530x610x750x630x79 Thu 21-May-15 10:12:23

do i have to police it like facebook? will he get friend requests from complete strangers?

gamerchick Thu 21-May-15 10:44:27

No it's not like Facebook and very easy to keep an eye and ear on.

WindMeUpAndLetMeGo Thu 21-May-15 10:49:34

Yes you will get friend requests from randoms, we have a rule that they are only allowed to add RL friends and family.

springalong Thu 21-May-15 10:58:15

following with total interest as I am useless at stuff like this and DS is getting to that stage.....

roseteapot101 Thu 21-May-15 11:09:05

Just make sure you know whos he talking too there are some very strange people online

and say to him dont add strangers as friends just people you have met in person and tell him to tell you if he has any concerns at all about people you will always help

ICallHimGerald Thu 21-May-15 11:10:53

I got our membership cheaper via a 3rd party. We used cdkeys

Kerberos Thu 21-May-15 14:33:19

You can set his account so that you must approve all of his friends. This is how DDs is set up. She has to ask us to put a password in before she can accept a new friend request.

Ataraxy Thu 21-May-15 15:01:06

I've just bought xbox gold for £25 so do a google search. My dcs can now invite their friends onto their minecraft game to play with them. Which is what they wanted it for really.

Ataraxy Thu 21-May-15 15:08:14

Oh it was cdkeys I got it from too.

WindMeUpAndLetMeGo Thu 21-May-15 20:52:47

I got mine from Cdkeys too, if you "like" their FB page you get a 5% discount code.

0x530x610x750x630x79 Fri 22-May-15 09:43:04

Thanks kerberos, i now know you are not just the dog but also the network stuff (other peoples problems as far as I am concerned)

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