"live" in london

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  1. BrentC

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    Hi my wife is doing her graduate work in London so we will be living there for a bit. My question is two-fold. first can an american xbox log-on to live in the uk. I do not have an account right now but will have dsl in london. so i could buy the account in either the uk or us.

    second- live's voice chat would be a great way to keep in touch with my friends in the states.I assume there is something in place to keep that from happening. but it would be smashing if that were not so.

    thanks muchly

    ps it just occured to me that if live does have seperate uk servers that they might be a ghost town. so any european xboxer's out there represent! and give me some faith!!!
     
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    You can't log in with a US XB in Europe. Has to be R2 XB and R2 Live disc
     
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    Brent, if you get a local Xbox over there you'll be able to chat with American friends (firsthand knowledge with RTCW, MM3, and I think, with MotoGP).

    MS says XBL 2.0 will include a feature where you can chat from the dashboard.

    -j
     
  5. BrentC

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    thanks one out of two ain't bad. i have enough live pals to justify a new xbox. and i can have live and justify it with the spouse..."we will save so much money" then i will laugh and go back to my ghost recon
     
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    Dumb question, but if he has DSL, what is to stop him from plugging in his US-Region 1 Xbox with a Region 1 game and connecting to Xbox Live in the US from Europe? The only thing I can think of is if there is significant lag due to physical location, but I would think it would work.
     
  7. Jeff Kleist

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    Because the US XBL servers read where he's coming from and say nuh-uh

    Same way Showtime locks out non-US IPs from their website
     
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