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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 25 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    XBox live service

    Posted
    MegatronG1

    I can't give this 5 stars for value because Playstation online service is free and where I live, when XBL becomes too laggy, it becomes unbearable; but I'll jump over to a Playstation game and have no problems whatsoever. Also, the New Xbox Experience which replaced the way the dashboard used to work is just plain horrible. It used to take 3 seconds to find a new arrival like a demo and start downloading it. Now, you don't get descriptions up front and you only get to pick from about 20 items, 15 to 18 of which are typically the latest rockband/guitar hero/lips tracks that just came out. Anyway, you click on one of the items and wait anywhere from 1 1/2 minutes to 10 minutes for the description to load. then you have to wait for the download option to load. and then you can download it. I LOVED the way XBL worked before the new xbox experience, but now it's just ridiculously laggy and annoying. If I didn't have so many friends I enjoy playing with on XBL I wouldn't mess with it, but paying $50 for this package instead of paying by the month or per 3 months saves a lot of money. It is cool that you get a free game with this package as well as a headset and chatpad. You may think you won't ever use the chatpad, but wait until you get a text msg or have to reply to someone using text. It cuts the down the time of sending a text msg from 1 to 2 minutes to 5 to 20 seconds. And it's always nice to have an extra headset, they break pretty easy, although I recommend the turtle beach headset for any serious gamer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    best package that I've got this Christmas for xbox

    Posted
    dimewolf

    I got this package last December 2009 for only $62.00 I can't believe that the price is so cheap that if you total it all in separate items it will come out about $100 or more including the tax. The package came with the 12-month gold live membership, chat keypad, headset and a game Project Gotham Racing 4. Before I got this product, I went to many Bestbuy stores and in all of the bestbuy stores that I visit, this package is sold out/out of stock. And one employee told me that there were only 18 left at 2 stores near long beach. So I drag myself from Pasadena to this 2 stores near Long Beach and I got this package at Signal Hill. Maybe that time many people did buy this item because it's a holiday season. For me this is one of the best gift that I gave to myself last Christmas.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    How can you beat this?

    Posted
    Quiksilver723

    You get a year of Live plus a headset, keypad and a game. I'd say this is one of the best deals out there for the Xbox. Now the game isn't a must have I'd say, but is fun none the less for me and my son. Also the headset works fine, it's not wireless but not a huge issue for me. About the only thing I have to gripe about a little is the keypad. It takes some getting used to where the keys are and there are TWO shift functions for extra characters and symbols. But the "Q" button is strange because if you press it on one side the key stroke wont register on the Xbox. But if you press it on the other it works ok. Not sure if it's just mine or if it's more common. But I get around it none the less. It also does add weight to the controller altough I leave it on all the time and it doesnt effect my game play. It is nice to have when entering in letters into Xbox instead of using hte controller alone. But despite all of that I still think this pack is a great buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    Posted
    gazman

    This was the best package i have bought to date for the Xbox. You get a $50 12 month live card, a $30 chat pad with headset, and a really lame game (not sure about you but racing games aren't for me). So even without the game you are already saving $10. And if your not currently hooked on to live you haven't really played your games. There's free demos, Netflix, online multiplayer, and tons more. Typing without the chat-pad is so annoying. Even if your not good with the keyboard you are able to type so much faster. Also the headphones can break easily so it comes with an extra one. definently this is a great buy for any Xbox live gamer

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Bundle

    Posted
    sTaYFrEsH2407

    I bought the Xbox Live 12-Month Messenger Gold Pack on sale for $50. Even at $60 I believe that this is a great buy. If you are in need of an Xbox Live Gold Subscription, you should really invest $20 more dollars for this pack. You're getting a Platinum Hits game in Project Gotham Racing 4, a Chat Pad Messenger (that helps drastically in sending messages), and a headset which is basically a necessity for online gaming for just $20 extra. This is a great starter pack for Xbox Live, after buying this you should be set and fine buying just the Xbox Live Subscription cards.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good keypad, but I wouldn't spend $80

    Posted
    Anonymous

    I had been using a USB keyboard but when you wanted to send a simple message it wasn't convenient. This idea is good and it works well in the dark theater room with the back lit keys. The keypad is well engineered. The problem is the headset. The orginal headset wasn't great but they made it worse with the mute switch. The original had the mic mute right at the controller so you could easily mute without taking your hand off of the controller. The new one is wired into the chord so you need to reach over to do it and the switch is not easy. If you mute you mike during game play it doesn't work, for just chatting with friends it's not a big deal. On sale for $29 I am happy, but if I had paid $80 I would be returning it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great deal for everything included

    Posted
    altiar4836

    If you are a first time member to xbox live this the perfect product for you like me. This is a great deal. I got this on sale for twenty dollars off and had another twenty dollars off from my rewards card. I havent played the game yet because i just got the product today and too busy to play. Make sure you have the internet setup becaus ethey were out today and will get it tomorrow. Enoy xbox live. Hope to meet you on live sometime. Favorite game is Call Of Duty 5 World At War. Happy playing. :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    BIG SAVINGS WITH FREE STUFF

    Posted
    Anonymous

    I'm not a math wiz, but the savings alone is worth the 50 bucks, plus you get the added benifits of free stuff. I'm not a texter or will ever become one, however; with the easy use of the messenger I can see why people get so addicted. With the meeseneger attached it dosen't weigh down my controller when i'm gamming. Trash talking has never been more fun with the free headset too. I'm getting married THIS MAY, and even my fiance' coludn't pass this deal up. BUY IT IF YOU CAN FIND IT!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    WORTH the MONEY

    Posted
    jazzyjazz

    IF you add it up you save alot of money 1 year live = 50 dollars txting pad = 20 dollars headset= 20dollars game= 20dollars total= 110 and you only have to pay 70 its really useful and i highly recommend it if you are going to buy x box live because even though txting pad seems useless its something really cool once you have it and the mic is always good to have seeing how they break very 4 months or so and a free game that u can give to someone else for there birthday or something

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great deal... may as well get the chat pad

    Posted
    otisAGAIN

    It's a great deal if you don't already have a chat pad. My only problem is that the chat pad only uses the terrible headset that comes with it. If it had the regular attachment I could use my turtle beach headset, but I have to switch back and forth if I want to use the pad and my non-horrible headset. The game is mostly a waste... I doubt I will ever open it, but if you like racing games I'm sure you would enjoy that as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Alright for the price

    Posted
    gamer211

    Okay i decided to buy this because my subscription for Xbox live ran out. For the extra 20 dollars it was worth it because i needed a new headset. My headset would not work at all not a single sound. Everything else worked fine the Chat pad was great it makes it a lot easier to type messages to your friends and you get a game which makes it well worth it, but it was good buy even though the headset wont work

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Deal for Gold

    Posted
    wildemon

    The key pad is faster than using on screen text entry, the headphone replaces another [they tend to be fragile] and your spouse will love access to Netflix on the Gold membership. Of course it is impossible to finish most Xbox360 games without on-line gaming access. The hardware pieces are essentially free for the Gold Live service. All for the price [$65] of a new game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great buy

    Posted
    Dannnylol

    Got a twelve month pack last year but that one came with the camera which i dont really ever use! But the keypad will probably come in handy from time to time! And my headsets usually last me 2-3 months on average cause i end up breaking them so itll be nice to have an extra one lyin around.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great, Just Perfect!

    Posted
    UNSC2009

    I got this for Christmas, and its just the best gift you can recieve! 12-month live, The headset, the keyboard, great for fast messages, and PGR4, which is a great racing game, good cars and graphics.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Xbox 360 Live variety pack

    Posted
    tonnie

    It is a very good investment for someone who is interested in xbox live. However it took 3 hours to set up my childs xbox online with several calls to the xbox company but after that all the accesories in this set were wonderful and work great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Deal !

    Posted
    ElMexicN81

    Chat Pad gives the controller a bit of an awkward feeling. But it works great.. beats scrolling through the screen pad. Great deal though, didn't need the headset, but you know how easy it is to brake them, spares come in handy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent deal

    Posted
    GamerchickRaven

    If this hadn't been on such a great sale, I would not have picked it up. But now that I have it, the chatpad is awesome! And my brother liked the game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    get more for ur money

    Posted
    yawn

    for the price and what u get, xbox live membership, xbox keyboard, and headset, plus a free game. its worth the price, ur gettin more in this combo deal than u buyin each item individually highly recommend

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great deal

    Posted
    BigPat330

    I love the package, it make my live life much simpler, only thing i really had a problem with is that the game is straight garbage i would not pay for the game if i could avoid it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Online World

    Posted
    Nate180

    Its super sweet. You can get game updates and extras. There are also free game demos which are pretty sweet. I just dont like having to pay every year. Must for Xboxers

    I would recommend this to a friend