We're excited to announce that we've fully migrated the Xbox Forums to their new home, here on the Microsoft Community forums!
As of today, going to forums.xbox.com will redirect you here to the Xbox area of the Community forums. We've moved all of your existing threads over so you can continue and start conversations with the new forums experience.
We sincerely appreciate the feedback you have provided over this transition and can't wait for you to check out the new Xbox Forums!
You can create some offline profiles, which will not be connected to Xbox Live in any way, or you can setup some online Xbox Live accounts, which will enable online play and a unique Gamertag
(some games require a XBL account).
Initially, new accounts will be 'Silver' or 'Free' memberships (which have limited features). There is
always the option to upgrade to 'Gold', which enables full access to all of Xbox Live's features. You can also enjoy a month of Gold 'on the house', with the first few accounts that you create on your console. :)