Sign in to Xbox Live once in 5 years, or else

25 July 2016
Xbox Live once in 5 years

If you've got an Xbox, Microsoft have something they want to tell you.

They've made some changes to their Account service and Skype account, which basically means that you're going to have to sign-in on your Xbox Services at least once in the next 5 years.

If you don't, you'll lose the gamertag which you've got associated with your account.

This might seem arbitrary, but they're doing this to free up user-tags that are basically lying dormant.

In addition to this, Microsoft has also added a bit about terrorism. They're now explicitly prohibiting anyone from posting terrorist content. They've said this in their Code of Conduct section.

You can assume Microsoft weren't pro-terrorism before this, but if people are using their services to talk up nasty stuff, they've got to cover their tracks when it comes to banning people from their tools.

Microsoft say: "In the Payment Terms section, we've clarified that customers agree to keep their account and payment information up to date. We've also clarified procedures for automatic renewal of Services."

"For customers living outside of the United States and China, we've also added that some transactions might require foreign currency conversion or be processed in another country."

"In the Xbox Live and Microsoft Studios Games and Applications section, we've clarified that, if allowed by your Xbox privacy settings, Microsoft can publish your name, gamertag, gamerpic, motto, avatar, and games that you've played in communications to people on your Xbox friends list."

"For customers living in the United States, in the Rewards section, we've added offers that will qualify for points under the Rewards Program. We've also updated eligibility requirements for the Rewards Program and noted that you must log in at least once in a 180-day period to retain your Rewards Program account."

TOPICS:   Games   Technology

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