How to Get Free XBox Live Stuff

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How to Get Free XBox Live Stuff
Xbox Live provides a selection of free downloads. (game console image by araraadt from

Xbox Live has an enormous listing of downloadable content for subscribers to watch, play and enjoy. While the vast majority of these games, avatar items, themes, movies and other downloadable content are items the user must pay for, Microsoft hosts a small collection of free downloads. Examples of free content include a preview episode of a hit series, or four-player action on Aegis Wing. Save some money and get quality entertainment from Xbox Live's free downloads.

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    Sign in to the profile connected to Xbox Live.

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    Open the "Game Marketplace" tab and browse through the selection of games. Download free games like "TotemBall", "Game Room" and "Aegis Wing." Search for games you own to see if free themes, gamer pictures, or downloadable content packages are available. All Xbox Live Arcade titles have a free demo on hand.

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    Launch the Avatar Marketplace to look through a huge variety of clothing and props downloadable for your Avatar character. Sometimes Microsoft releases these items for free, so check back weekly for the latest offerings.

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    Enter the Zune Marketplace and browse through thousands of movies, TV shows and music videos. Numerous titles offer a free preview episode for download.

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    Simply select the downloadable item from the menu, select the "free" option and press "Buy" to start downloading your Xbox content.

Tips and warnings

  • Many free deals are only temporary; download them while you have the chance.
  • Revisit the Xbox Live Marketplace often, as Microsoft regularly adds new content.
  • Gold-level subscribers might have access to more free content that Silver-level subscribers.

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