Joe Brennan: Hi, I am Joe Brennan from progamer.com and today we are learning how to join Xbox Live. Right now we are going to take a look at some of the other unique feature of the Xbox Live service. So now that we have seen game play there is one more feature of Xbox Live that you should know about before you move on and that is the Xbox Live Marketplace, which is a really great feature that allows you to download videos and movies and music. It's really cool.
It's basically an online store for gaming and for movies. So you can see in the menu here, it's pretty cool. You often see something being advertised or promoted like the new Rock Band downloadable, MTV Pack or the new Guitar Hero pack. So there is one though catch to all of this and that is that you can't actually use money. You have to buy Microsoft points. So let's learn a little bit about Microsoft points. Microsoft points are a little bit like monopoly money. So to get points you have to actually add points in your Xbox Live Marketplace or you can use a prepaid card. You can also use the credit card that you use to sign up for the Xbox Live Service, if that's what you did, instead of a prepaid card.
So, we will go back and let's just take a look at the game store. So you can do everything from game demos to the live arcade or you can just bite off everything and go to the All Games menu and let's look at some of the stuff that's really great. Try and shoot at FIFA World Cup, probably the most popular soccer game in the world right now. Everything is listed alphabetically. Army of Two is a great new game, great for playing online with a partner against other people. You can see that right now the demo is free but to buy certain other scenes, you have to pay up to a 150 Microsoft Points. Microsoft points essentially, the conversion is if you lop off the zero that tells you how many dollars. So for the sexy Alice Murray theme, you are really talking about $15 not a 150 Microsoft Points.
You can even download new movies instead of going to your blockbuster store or waiting for Netflex to send them to you in the mail. So just click the Video Store, select movies, look at the new arrivals -- let's see, Semi Pro, there we go. Does it get any better than that? Will Ferrell. You can look at the preview for free or you can select which version of the movie you will prefer to watch. The standard definition or the high definition and immediately under that you can see just how much it's going to cost you.
If you select the preview it downloads a version of the preview directly to the hard drive of your Xbox 360. So now that you know everything there is to know about joining Xbox Live, it's time to get out there and exert your Xbox dominance online against players around the globe.