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This week Family Gamer TV Vanessa looks at Disneyland Adventures, Kinectimals and Dance Central 2 before Andy offers some tips on joining Xbox Live.

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Previously on FGTV...
Pilot Episode: Pestridge Family Start Gaming
Episode 1.1: Pestridge Family Try Kinect
Episode 1.2: Pestridge Family Kinect Favs
Episode 1.3: Pestridge Family Tries PS3
Episode 1.4: Skylanders visit in San Francisco
Episode 1.5: Emmens Dad Kids Starts Gaming
Episode 1.6: Pestridge Mum Talks Kinect
Episode 1.7: Pestridge Super Young Gamers
Episode 1.8: Pestridge Dad uDraw and 3DS
Episode 1.9: Pestridge Mum tries Mario 3DS
Episode 1.10: Pestridge Mum Skylanders
Episode 1.11: Emmens Family Lego Games
Episode 1.12: Your Shape Fitness Part 1
Episode 1.13: Your Shape Fitness Part 2
Episode 1.14: Pestridge Mum Disneyland
Episode 1.15: Emmens Try Forza 4
Episode 1.16: Emmens iPad Gaming
Episode 1.17: Emmens Try 3DS and Mario
Episode 1.18: Guided Tour of the DS
Episode 1.19: Mum's Gaming Reality check
Episode 1.20: Emmens Plays Kinectimals
Episode 1.21: Emmens Try Skylanders
Episode 1.22: Season One Outtakes
Episode 1.23: Emmens try AppMates
Episode 1.24: Hilsons try PS Vita
Episode 1.25: Skylanders Giants
Episode 1.26: Skylanders Giants Devs
Episode 1.27: Kinect Rush Devs
Episode 1.28: Grand Slam Tennis 2
Episode 1.29: Skylanders Giants CEO
Episode 1.30: Hilsons try Runescape
Episode 1.31: Mum talks WiiU and Layton
Episode 1.32: Kinect Rush Gameplay
Episode 1.33: Kinect Star Wars
Episode 1.34: Right to Play Kinect


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This is where we get to answer your questions about family gaming. This week's question is:

How do I join Xbox Live on the Xbox 360?

  1. Before you start
    • Internet Connection. Original Xbox 360's need a wired connection or a wireless access point plugged in to them. The new Slim Xbox 360's have a wireless Internet connection built in.
    • You Windows Live ID. If you have a Zune, Games for Windows, Hotmail or Messenger account, then you already have a Windows Live ID. When you are prompted for an email address, enter your Windows Live ID. If you don't have a Windows Live ID, sign up for a free Windows Live account on your computer or during the sign up process.
    • Silver, Gold or Family Membership. Have your credit card information ready if you decide to purchase an Xbox LIVE Gold or Family Membership.
  2. Join Xbox Live Gold and Silver
    1. Start your Xbox 360 and go to My Xbox and then select your avatar.
    2. Select Join Xbox LIVE.
    3. Follow the on-screen instructions to sign up for Xbox LIVE.
    4. Note Use your real date of birth. The date of birth determines whether an account is a child account or an adult account. Once you create an account, you cannot change the date of birth.
  3. Join Xbox LIVE Family Pack
    1. Start your Xbox 360 and go to My Xbox and then select your avatar.
    2. Select Join Xbox LIVE and pick Family Pack.
    3. Follow the on-screen instructions to sign up for Xbox LIVE.
    4. Note Use your real date of birth. The date of birth determines whether an account is a child account or an adult account. Once you create an account, you cannot change the date of birth.
  4. Switch to Xbox LIVE Family Pack from Xbox LIVE Gold
    1. Start your Xbox 360 and go to My Xbox and then select your avatar.
    2. Select Manage Accounts and then pick Family Pack.
    3. Follow the on-screen instructions to sign up for Xbox LIVE.
    4. Note You will be credited back any remaining months on your Gold subscription on a pro-rata basis.

Appearing in this Episode

Andy Robertson appears in this podcast. "Videogame reviews for the whole family, not just the kids. I dig out videogame experiences to intrigue and interest grownups and children. This is post-hardcore gaming where accessibility, emotion and storytelling are as important as realism, explosions and bravado."


Written by Andy Robertson

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