XBox live will connect with no issue, and I will being to play. I have no internet issues and even contacted my ISP which tested my connection and said everything was fine. I did this because, in the middle of playing the XBox Live will drop off giving me a warning that nothing will be saved. I lose all that was needed to start the game and achievements during play. This is disconcerting since the only way to retrieve more of this is through playing online uninterrupted or with real money. This problem is new since the new year, but has been occurring often since. I did a network test after a disconnect and it would only fail at the XBox Live check. In about a minute after the disconnect, the connection is restored as if nothing was wrong.