How do you change your xbox account so you could play any rating of game?

This topic is locked from further discussion.

Avatar image for wwe_xbox360
#1 Posted by wwe_xbox360 (498 posts) -
topic..pleaz help
Avatar image for CrimsonpugTwo
#2 Posted by CrimsonpugTwo (2220 posts) -

You have to have your XboxLive account registered with the fact that you are 18 to download M demos. BUT it has to be YOUR credit card to change that info, and the credit card keeps track of your age. If its a parents credit card I don't think they'll let you change your age.

On the 360 itself there is a setting in the System tab on the last blade that will allow you to deactivate any parental blocks on M or T rated games. However, if your parents DID set the blocks chances are pretty high that there is a password that only they know that will be needed to deactivate the settings. Hope that helps.

Avatar image for Charlie_Weasley
#3 Posted by Charlie_Weasley (214 posts) -

You have to have your XboxLive account registered with the fact that you are 18 to download M demos. BUT it has to be YOUR credit card to change that info, and the credit card keeps track of your age. If its a parents credit card I don't think they'll let you change your age.

On the 360 itself there is a setting in the System tab on the last blade that will allow you to deactivate any parental blocks on M or T rated games. However, if your parents DID set the blocks chances are pretty high that there is a password that only they know that will be needed to deactivate the settings. Hope that helps.

CrimsonpugTwo

Not necessarily, I used my credit card and I'm nowhere near 18, so it's not the card that keeps track. All it is, is someone set it to not allow M games, so if TC can go in there and reset it he'll be fien.

Avatar image for CrimsonpugTwo
#4 Posted by CrimsonpugTwo (2220 posts) -
[QUOTE="CrimsonpugTwo"]

You have to have your XboxLive account registered with the fact that you are 18 to download M demos. BUT it has to be YOUR credit card to change that info, and the credit card keeps track of your age. If its a parents credit card I don't think they'll let you change your age.

On the 360 itself there is a setting in the System tab on the last blade that will allow you to deactivate any parental blocks on M or T rated games. However, if your parents DID set the blocks chances are pretty high that there is a password that only they know that will be needed to deactivate the settings. Hope that helps.

Charlie_Weasley

Not necessarily, I used my credit card and I'm nowhere near 18, so it's not the card that keeps track. All it is, is someone set it to not allow M games, so if TC can go in there and reset it he'll be fien.

Well see the problem with that is that "legally" a person under 18 is not permitted to have their own credit card. This is because the fact that people under the age of adulthood are not legally allowed to enter into binding contracts. It makes ownership of a card null and void. Its the same reason as why BMG Music clubs and otherplaces that let you buy 10 CDs for a dollar, if you agree to buy 7 more at full price, cannot legally go after a kid who is 17 or less for ordering those CDs and refusing to pay the company what it owed them. You can't make a binding contract.

So. If the card is registered to you, through a check account or a paygo system, the card automatically registers you as an adult. So if you signed up for your XBL account with your own name and card, XBL just assumes you are 18.

But if a parent had to enter their information, and said during the sign up that the account was for a third party. Then yes, that would make the person unable to alter the account unless they were the authorized card holder. It sucks, but its true.

I too would assume that the parents just set the parental controls, but since the vast majority of parents don't even know that there IS a parental block, I'd just go for the credit card angle. Either way the kid is screwed, cause he needs the password anyways.

Unless the parents never set one when they locked it, but it DOES ask you if you want to enter one when you're doing it....

Avatar image for SilentSniper308
#5 Posted by SilentSniper308 (25 posts) -
I have this same problem. i did some research online and if you dont put your age to above 18 when you make your account, your screwed and cant change it until you purchase a new account. I personally think this is completely rediculous because I now cant test the game myself. I also bought a year of xbox live a week before i found this out.
Avatar image for jcopp72
#6 Posted by jcopp72 (5370 posts) -
is this the XBOX forum?