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Xbox Live Silver?

#1WickedEmpathy06Posted 7/7/2011 10:18:19 AM
My friend just got an xbox 360 and doesnt have enough money to get xbox live yet, I was wondering if xbox live silver is still available and if it is, what are its restrictions?
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#2HajimeNoIppoPosted 7/7/2011 10:24:44 AM
Yes its still available.

Gold only demo's. No online Play. Streaming Video Applications(Zetflix, Zune)
#3TheMuffinPosted 7/7/2011 10:24:51 AM
Silver is always available.

You cannot access the following:
Netflix
Hulu
Online Multiplayer
Demos (delayed for a week for silver members)
I believe Facebook, LastFM and the like are also blocked
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#4Carribean_CoolPosted 7/7/2011 10:25:30 AM
so i guess silver is pretty pointless huh?
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#5DahlVaughnniPosted 7/7/2011 10:25:52 AM
It's always available.

You can't play multiplayer games, you can't use facebook on the xbox, and you can't get access to the Deal of the Week (this week was Torchlight for 33% off).

You can still chat with people, add them, voice chat, view others achievements, download demos, videos, arcade and indie games, etc. Basically everything except actually playing multiplayer games. I've had silver for 5 years now and never looked back.
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#6merschdawgPosted 7/7/2011 10:26:20 AM
Is party chat for gold only too?
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#7BingSanpaoPosted 7/7/2011 10:27:53 AM
Party chat is gold only.

Adverts are available for all users, however.
#8bluehat94Posted 7/7/2011 10:28:12 AM
as sson a you sign into xbox live you have silver, with silver you can buy xbla games, but you cant play any games online or stream movies via netflix or hulu, there are also some things that only gold memberships can get
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#9RenamonPosted 7/7/2011 10:29:53 AM
Why the hell would Silver not be available anymore? XD
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#10Super CreaturesPosted 7/7/2011 10:30:48 AM
Just a note, if he is getting a new 360, the first 3 Live accounts made on it will automatically receive a 1-month Gold subscription.
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