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Deal of the Week: Change your Xbox LIVE Gamertag - 560 MSP

Deal of the Week: Change your Xbox LIVE Gamertag - 560 MSP
Published by: forahobby on Monday, August 01, 2011
Tagged: Gaming, Xbox 360, Xbox Live,

If you've ever wanted to change your Xbox LIVE Gamertag but couldn't afford it, maybe this weeks 30% discount may change your mind.

Lots of Xbox LIVE members change their gamertag every month. Sometimes it's done to reflect a change in occupation or location, and other times it's done to match their new Xbox LIVE avatar. Another reason a lot of people change their Gamertag is to support a website or join a clan.

Whatever the reason, if you've been considering a gamertag change, now is the time to do it. The Deal of the Week, which offers special discounts each week for Gold members, is featuring the gamertag name change for only 560 Microsoft Points, a 30% savings.

How to change your Xbox LIVE gamertag

  • On your console, sign in using the Xbox LIVE gamertag that you want to change.
  • Go to My Xbox, and select your gamertag.
  • Select Change Gamertag.
  • Note the Price of the change, and then select Enter New Gamertag or Get Suggestions to view possible gamertags.
  • Once you enter or select a new gamertag, select Yes, use this gamertag.
Some of our existing HQ gamertags are: HQ Ozzy, HQ Scarface, HQ M0NSTERB0Y, HQ S1MME, HQ Wes213, HQ Sjohn, HQ Utopia, HQ DOA666, HQ Hacker Girl and many more - Add yours now!

When you confirm your new gamertag, the change spreads across Xbox LIVE. You don’t need to tell your friends that you changed your gamertag—their friends list automatically updates.

If you are stuck deciding on your new Xbox LIVE gamertag why not add a HQ in the front of your name with a space, then you can join all of our other Xbox LIVE gamers and clan members right here on 360-HQ, and you'll fit right in! Check out some of our custom gamercards just after the break. (image attached)

Check out our clans area here and don't forget to add your Xbox LIVE tag to our website if you haven't done so already - you can do that here.

If you still want the 360-HQ server to track your achievements, gamerscore and other details please be sure to login to your 360-HQ.COM account and update your gamertag with your new tag once it has been changed.

News-Source: xbox.com
360-HQ Xbox LIVE Clans: here
360-HQ Custom Gamercards: here
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Xbox LIVE Desktop Gadget v0.4 for WINDOWS 7, VISTA and WINDOWS 8

Xbox LIVE Desktop Gadget v0.4 for WINDOWS 7, VISTA and WINDOWS 8
Published by: forahobby on Friday, May 13, 2011
Tagged: Gaming, Xbox 360, Xbox Live,

The latest version of our FREE 360-HQ Xbox LIVE Desktop Gadget is now available for download. Registered 360-HQ.COM members can now make their selection from over 15 different Xbox LIVE gamercard styles to display on their desktop. If you're not already a HQ member sign up for free and get your gamerscore tracked!

The 360-HQ.COM Desktop Gadget for Windows 7, Windows VISTA and WINDOWS 8 allows you to embed one of our custom Xbox LIVE Gamercards directly on your desktop/sidebar. The newest version (v0.5) now features the latest Xbox 360 News.

What's New/Fixed v0.4:
- Windows 8 users must download DesktopGadgets - Latest Xbox 360 News Displays below Gamercard
- Code Base & Javascript library clean
- Multi-Tabbed News Feed Integration Started (not implemented)
- more coming soon

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- https://www.360-hq.com/download-file-378.html

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How to Install:
1. Download the file "360-HQ_Desktop_Gadget_v0.5.zip" to your computer
2. Unzip the Desktop Gadget onto your desktop using winzip or winrar.
3. Double click the .gadget installer to start the install.
4. When the popup occurs you must click "yes" to install
5. Once it has installed and is now displayed on your desktop click on the settings icon (the spanner)
6. Enter your Xbox LIVE gamertag
7. Now choose the style of Xbox LIVE Gamercard to display.
8. Done!

Just remember, if you don't like our desktop gadget you can easily uninstall it at anytime.

Gadgets are still available in Windows 8 but you must first follow Team Window 8's simple tutorial to get them to work. You can view the Windows 8 Gadget tutorial here.

Our new Xbox LIVE Gamercards can be embedded anywhere you like and are updated constantly.

360-HQ currently features the following gamercards: Battlefield 3, Gears of War 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Homefront, The Sims 3, and Rock Band 3 with many more to be added this week. (check out the attached picture)

360-Hq Forums: here
360-Hq Download: 360-HQ Xbox LIVE Desktop Gadget v0.4
360-Hq Custom Gamercards: View All Custom Xbox LIVE Gamercards

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FREE Custom Xbox LIVE Gamercards for Xbox 360 now on 360-HQ.COM!

FREE Custom Xbox LIVE Gamercards for Xbox 360 now on 360-HQ.COM!
Published by: forahobby on Thursday, March 17, 2011
Tagged: Gaming, Xbox 360, Xbox Live,

360-HQ.COM is proud to present the latest addition to our online gaming community, the all new "Xbox LIVE Custom Gamercard" Service. If you're not already a member on the HQ, now is the time to sign-up and grab the gamercard design of your choice.

With the recent unfortunate closure of the overwhelmingly popular mygamercard.net website, and the loss of custom gamercards for everyone to embed, we have finally decided to finish our own custom gamercard system and are now offering a BETA to all registered HQ users. Hopefully our new service should bring a smile to your face, and help fill that void I know you are all feeling.

The new 360-HQ Xbox LIVE Custom Gamercards system (BETA) provides all registered 360-HQ members with custom, one-of-a-kind Xbox 360 gamercards for all sorts of uses. Embed them in your signature, add them to your facebook or even place them on your desktop.

Our current list of Custom Gamercards feature the following games: Battlefield 3, Gears of War 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Homefront, The Sims 3, and Rock Band 3 with many more to be added this week. (check out the attached picture)

Our new database driven gamercard system will soon let all HQ users design and submit their own gamercards for the community.. So, if you're a budding young artist, or even an old one, you can download our sample .PSD photoshop file from the official forum thread/topic here and start designing.

FREE Custom Xbox LIVE Gamercards are available to all registered members on 360-HQ.COM and BBCODE is provided to copy and paste if needed. Gamercards are only currently available in .PNG format.

If you have any suggestions please get involved in our forums. Stay tuned and enjoy!

360-Hq Forums: Custom 360-HQ Xbox LIVE GAMERCARDS - Photoshop PSDs
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Petition To Patch "The Sims 3" for Xbox 360

Petition To Patch "The Sims 3" for Xbox 360
Published by: flower_of_life on Friday, February 11, 2011
Tagged: Gaming, Xbox 360, Xbox Live,

Having problems with your favorite Sims 3 Game not saving and glitching up? Well, a new petition to have The Sims 3 patched on the Xbox 360 is now available for everyone to sign. If you're having similar issues maybe you should sign up.

What makes a game enjoyable and a hit? Great game play, excitement, and it must have a great character! In EA’s Sims 3 it has all these and a character you create so you know you are making a great character.

I, myself, love this game, but, I came across a problem. The inability to save in the later weeks of this game. According to SinZinDettaI have played well over 20 hours and it seems now my saved progress loads however anytime I save after this point it freezes. A couple people on the gamefaq website talked about having the same problem”. Also, according to scorpio111666 who posted in EA forums1 “I'm having the same save issue with Sims3 on my XBox Elite. I already deleted one file and started over from my previously saved file and worked myself all the way back up to where I was before and it froze again when I was saving. … I had put over 80 hours of work into this, so I was definitely MAD. Sims is my favorite game. But hopefully it will be fixed in the next couple weeks like they stated”. These were posted in EA’s forum on 11/19/2010 and 11/26/2010.

It has been almost 4 months since EA stated that they would have this patch for The Sims 3. A couple of people on The Sims 3 page have suggested writing to the BBB (Better Business Bureau). I talked to a representative to see if the glitch was my fault. He said there’d be a patch when I updated my game. There was no patch, but it was a little bit my fault. The rep suggested trying a new save file every time. I did what was suggested and got an extra 8.6 hours of game play. The save file still crashed.

The patch page has been updated on www.ea.com but there is only a patch for the computer version. I am sure most of you have experienced this issue on the Xbox 360 and want it fixed as soon as possible. You can write to the BBB or sign the petition and Like the page on facebook: www.ipetitions.com/petition/fixthesims3now.

Urge your friends and those who have or will play to sign the petition for long and exciting game play. Together we will get The Sims 3 patched and enjoyable once again!

360-Hq Games Database: The Sims 3
360-Hq Forums: Sign a petition to help with Sims 3 Saving/Freezing issue
The Sims 3 Petition: www.ipetitions.com/petition/fixthesims3now/
EA Forums: forum.ea.com

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Game Hunters First impressions: 'Sims 3' on consoles

Game Hunters First impressions: 'Sims 3' on consoles
Published by: forahobby on Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Tagged: Gaming, Xbox 360, Xbox Live,

Mark from "Game Hunters" shares his first impressions of the soon to be smash hit, "Sims 3" for Consoles.

One of the highest-rated computer games in recent memory is making its way to consoles. Electronic Arts' The Sims 3 will be available on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii on October 26.

Can EA take a "lean in" experience, where you micromanage the lives of little people, and make it appeal to a more "lean back" gamer? From what we've seen at a recent press event in New York City, they've figured out how to do it.

First off, The Sims 3 for consoles has everything the PC version has, says EA, but with tweaked controls, a better suited user interface and fun extras such as karma powers and a reward system.

If you've ever played the computer version, you're well aware of how the game mechanics work: you take care of the needs and desires of your customizable Sims, mingle with the neighbors, excel in your career and decorate your home with unlockable items.

The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions, which mark the first time The Sims has appeared on next-generation consoles, also lets you exchange items with friends over the Internet, while the Nintendo Wii game has its own unique town and careers, a 4-player minigame, and the ability to swim in the ocean or go windsurfing.

One of the coolest new features of The Sims 3 on consoles is "karma powers," where you can cast a spell, of sorts, to help your sim out in a number of ways. For example, does a pretty Sim like someone other than your own Sim? Use "Cosmic Curse" to the take out the competition by giving her suitor some serious flatulence. Is your Sim feeling down and needs a "Best Day Ever"? Everything will go right for your Sim as they go to work and get a promotion, and then come home to find an attractive neighbor at their doorstep. Each power only lasts a couple of hours, so be selective when and how you use it.

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The Sims 3 Revealed for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, and DS

The Sims 3 Revealed for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, and DS
Published by: forahobby on Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tagged: Gaming, Live Marketplace, Xbox 360, Xbox Live,

Surprise, The Sims 3 will soon shed its PC exclusivity by gracing not one, not two, but all three of the major consoles and a handheld to boot.

Publisher Electronic Arts just revealed that The Sims 3 (PCW Score: 4.5 out of 5) is in the mixer for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, and Nintendo DS. It's been secretly churning for some time too, apparently, since EA says it'll be available for those four already this fall.

Worried it won't transition comfortably from keyboard-mouse to couch-and-gamepad? Stay skeptical, but EA claims it "tailored each platform [version] of The Sims 3 with exclusive features to allow for even more control, creativity, and connectivity." (I know, a little silly with the alliterative sunshine...and we're not even to the part where they trot out shelf-syntax like "rich," "immersive," and "seamlessly integrated.")

New to the console versions, "Karma Powers" let you fiddle more directly with your Sims' well-being, and EA says you can employ them to help your Sim "get lucky," offer them an "instant beauty" makeover, or slap them down with an "epic fail." It sounds like the powers have flip-sides, too, and EA says using them "may have unexpected results and karma may come back to bite."

Of the lot, it looks like the Wii and DS versions are the ones to beat. The PS3 and Xbox 360 ports will share the PC version's option to share custom content with others. They'll also include an option to automatically annoy--I mean "notify" Facebook friends of your in-game achievements.

But it's the Wii and DS that have with the coolest-sounding new content.

For instance, the Wii gets a brand new beach town, with "unique residents, traits, careers and lifetime wishes." You'll be able to square off with friends in a new "Life Moments" mode (no explanation how it works) to earn rewards. And it sounds like EA's added exclusive "adventure quests" designed to flesh out each area and break up stretches of needs-juggling monotony.

The DS version, by comparison, gets a "never before seen" feature where players can use the device's stylus to "build their Sims' homes with tools, draw walls and floors, and customize virtually everything from décor objects, textures, and more." The Create-a-Sim aspect's also reportedly been finessed to play to the DS's strengths, allowing you to literally sculpt your Sims' attributes and wardrobe. And while I'm not sure what this next bit means exactly, you can "for the first time ever on the Nintendo DS...enjoy a complete life simulation." I'll just read that as "notably less emasculated" overall gameplay than previous handheld ports.

Conspicuously absent from the lineup of supported devices? Sony's PlayStation Portable, whose monthly unit sales are in the toilet. That's a shame, considering how well the PSP version of The Sims 2 sold (tepid critical reaction notwithstanding) when it shipped back in December 2005.

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