posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 03:25 PM
I managed a video games store for 12 years so I will see if I can help. To play online with the 360 you need a subscription to the Xbox live service.
I think it is $60 a year or you can get a 3 month subscription if you do not want the full year. You can pay for this by either buying a game time
card at your local video game store or you can use your credit card online. This will only allow you to play online with other people through your
Now you say he is seeing a game he would like to get, Red Dead Redemption. I haven’t used Xbox live in some time but most games you buy on Xbox
live are add-ons to the full game. This means you must own the full game already to buy the add-on. They may have started selling full games but I
am not 100% sure and from my experience 99% are just add-ons to the games.
Lastly, Red Dead redemption is a mature title. It is made by Rockstar games the same company that makes Grand Theft Auto. Make sure you are ok with
your child playing a mature game because I am pretty sure Red Dead has drugs, alcohol, bad language and nudity.
Hope this helps.