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Cancel Xbox account - how?

Postby soopytwist » Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:37 pm

How do I get rid of my Xbox account? I've not had an Xbox 360 for a long time now and though it's linked to my GFWL account that's fucked up anyway so I would rather start a new GFWL account if I have to (GTA IV for example).

When I say get rid I mean everything, gamertag, game points, anything and everything I don't care for any of that shit anymore I just want it gone.

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Re: Cancel Xbox account - how?

Postby Ekona » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:00 pm

Basically, you can't. It stays on the servers indefinitely, as it's linked to your Live ID.

Just don't log in under that name?
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Re: Cancel Xbox account - how?

Postby RB » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:01 pm

Just make sure you aren't set to auto renew your subscription and abandon it.
Or this
http://support.xbox.com/en-GB/billing-a ... ft-account
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Re: Cancel Xbox account - how?

Postby soopytwist » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:19 pm

Ok. One thing though, removing it will prevent me from loading save games from Fallout 3 right? I don't know if I'll ever want to return to my old saves but if I did and I've closed my GFWL account I won't be able to load my saves anymore, correct?

This is why Steam is king, GFWL has always been crap.

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Re: Cancel Xbox account - how?

Postby kingweed » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:00 pm

Steam is shit and annoying.

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Re: Cancel Xbox account - how?

Postby soopytwist » Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:25 pm

Still miles better than GFWL, kingweed. Better than Origin as well...and Uplay.

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Re: Cancel Xbox account - how?

Postby soopytwist » Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:26 pm

RB wrote:Just make sure you aren't set to auto renew your subscription and abandon it.
Or this
http://support.xbox.com/en-GB/billing-a ... ft-account

Thanks, I did this. When I thought it about I don't really want my old saves from Fallout 3 anyway.

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Re: Cancel Xbox account - how?

Postby soopytwist » Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:50 pm

Right, now how the fuck do I create a new one? I've gone into GTA IV (without Social Club because that shit doesn't work anymore) and deleted the old profile. How do I create a new account because all I get is an Xbox account window which then tells me to sign up for account.live.com. I don't want a fucking Microsoft account or an Xbox Live account I just want to play the fucking game online as a new person.

EDIT

Actually, canceling the account didn't work. I thought it had but there's a message that says:
Can't close account - You need to cancel any paid services or Microsoft Points account associated with your Microsoft account.

I don't have any paid services or MS points. This is apparently a well known problem or rather Microsoft terrorism. I've read some very amusing and absusive forums posts about this.
I give up. I've uninstalled GTAIV despite it having been on my HDD for ages. Any GFWL games can fuck off.

I take it the Steam version of GTAIV doesn't use GFWL? I'll buy it again on Steam if it doesn't.

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Re: Cancel Xbox account - how?

Postby RB » Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:34 pm

I bought a Red Faction on stream and it still used GFWL
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Re: Cancel Xbox account - how?

Postby Ekona » Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:15 pm

Is it not a bit like forums? If you want to stop using it, just stop using it.
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Re: Cancel Xbox account - how?

Postby kingweed » Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:17 pm

soopytwist wrote:Still miles better than GFWL, kingweed. Better than Origin as well...and Uplay.


Id just rather put the cd in and load up the game without having to sign into stupid steam.

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Re: Cancel Xbox account - how?

Postby Jezreel » Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:26 pm

Steam is ace, stop being a little pussy


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