Xbox Live *supposedly* at Target now

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  1. Paul_Fisher

    Paul_Fisher Screenwriter

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    I've been reading on the xbox forums that quite a few people have actually already bought xbox live at Target for $29.99. I went to a Target on my lunch break but they don't have it in. Has anybody else tried to look at Target yet?
     
  2. Mike__D

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    This must be a rumor. I also just read it on i-club.com. How could they sell it this early and at $20 less than it's supposed to be?
    Mike D
     
  3. Paul_Fisher

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    I don't know, but we need some HTF confirmation. If anyone can find XBL at a Target, please post.
     
  4. Mike__D

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    I don't know if I want know... I prepurchased mine in full at my local EB [​IMG] Plus I need time to buy and setup the Linksys Router/Firewall...
    Mike D.
     
  5. Mike__D

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    Damn! Guy on i-club just picked it up!!

    Mike D.
     
  6. Edan W

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    There are guys over on the TXB forums who have picked up the Live kit at Target as well...though reportedly they can't play the demo versions of MotoGP and Whacked with the beta testers.
     
  7. Joel Mack

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    That would be because the retail versions of Live are pointing at servers that aren't up yet, and won't be until the 15th...
     
  8. Kelley_B

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    Joel is right, retail servers won't but up until the 15th, until then its only Beta.
     
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    Retail 'Whacked' and retail Sega Sports servers are up and you can play.

    No other release version servers seem to be up yet (including demo version 'Whacked').
     
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    29.99?? Wow! What a deal!
     
  11. JayV

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    So is this confirmed ($29.99 at Target, available now)?

    -j
     
  12. Rob Lutter

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    I'll check it out tonight or tomorrow [​IMG]
     
  13. GlenHaag

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    I didn't see it at my local Target today. I saw a reciept on one forum site and it was for $49.99

    Who knows?

    Glen
     
  14. JayV

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    TeamXbox thinks its true, but doesn't mention anything about the price (or whether this is just a fluke happening at some stores).
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    I contacted my local Target (Plymouth Meeting, PA) via the telephone device. They do not have it.
    -j
     
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    Hit 2 Targets yesterday, one in the afternoon, one in the evening. No kits here.

    Then stopped at Gamestop on the way home and since the manager wasn't an idiot, I preordered the kit and MechAssault (and got a free 100% cotton XBox polo shirt since they were out of free mech figures).
     
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    2 semi-related questions:

    1) For those of us who are Beta testers, and getting our retail kits on Monday, should we install them immediately or wait for launch (will they be pointed to servers that aren't up yet)?

    2) Likewise, if we get UC on Tuesday, will we be able to use that over Live immediately, or will we have to wait for launch???

    Thanks.
     
  17. Joe Szott

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    Jeff -

    1) The whole reason MS sent it to you early was to beta test their system, so I think you are pretty obligied to at least try to get on the Xbox Live beta server and play.

    2) No idea. Pop it in when you get it and let us know.
     
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    I went by the Huntsville, AL Target to see if it might be a chain-wide event. There were none on the shelves and nobody seemed to even know what it was. Oh well.

    Chad
     
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    I have not been able to find them in Atlanta either, BUT a quite a few people have posted on IGN pictures of the kit and scanned receipts...so its legit, Target has them, but they are 49.99, not 29.99

    ALSO, They are able to login and play, as many as 8 people were confirmed online last night playing Moto GP (on the final release servers). Seems for MotoGP beta players are located elsewhere so that retail bought kits do not see them. the Sega games though, have the beta and retail folks in the same arena. This has all been confirmed by various pics, scans on IGN.
     

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