1. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    The popular word game Wordament is getting a bump up to Live status.


    Just Sharing. :)
    02-22-2012 03:35 AM
  2. msmusicmaker's Avatar
    Thanks for letting us know! I was wondering when it would get xbox live

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    02-22-2012 04:17 AM
  3. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    I like Wordament msmusicmaker, I'm quite into the word games. :)
    02-22-2012 04:27 AM
  4. coffeemike's Avatar
    Okay, the new guy question - I've been on WP for a week and a half now, and had assumed that XBL wasn't a status but something more fundamental in the game - is it a badge on a title and not a functional difference?
    02-22-2012 09:07 AM
  5. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    The XBox360 console runs on the XBox Live service for online game playing.

    Each member who uses the service has a Gamertag (mine is The Wee Bear)

    Completing certain tasks in games earns you achievements which in turn awards you your gamerscore coffeemike. :)

    There'a also lots of streaming radio and video services on it as well.

    Your avatar that you see on your WP runs from the service too.

    It's Microsoft's online gaming service, Sony has it's own equivalent, the Playstation Network.


    Hope that makes some sense. :D
    Last edited by TheWeeBear; 02-22-2012 at 09:21 AM.
    02-22-2012 09:10 AM
  6. coffeemike's Avatar
    Thanks! It does - long story, but my son has had his gamertag for years, and piggybacked on my then-MS Passport. Now that I'm on WP, we're moving his gamertag off so I can claim my own.

    So, for a WP game to get XBL status, it may or may not support online play, and achievements are integrated into XBL? Cool!
    02-22-2012 09:21 AM
  7. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Yes exactly, games that have XBL status come with Achievements (Gamerscore) and the ability to play with others on the XBL service.

    There isn't currently much online playing with others involving the phone as of yet though.
    02-22-2012 09:24 AM