Single mom buying first Xbox for 8 year old boy; please advise!

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  1. Single mom buying first Xbox for 8 year old boy; please advise!


    Hello!

    Any advice appreciated for this mom who has never played a video game since Ms. Pacman in the '80's.

    I want to buy my 8 year old an X box. Trying to figure out difference between Xbox one and Xbox 360?

    He plays hockey, so I want to get the Hockey NHL 18. The description says it uses "Creative Attack controls and an all-new Defensive Skill Stick." but I don't see these accessories listed under the Xbox Accessories.

    Have no idea why there are (3) NHL 18 either - the Young Stars and Young Stars Deluxe- but that's a whole other discussion I guess.

    Any other parts I need to purchase? Best place to purchase?

    Thank you in advance!

    Sara

    :)
     
    ElateBicycle288, Oct 11, 2017
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  2. XxDeluxexX65
    XxDeluxexX65 Guest
    Mom of hacked 12 year old disabled boy

    Hi all i am the mom of a distressed 12 year old boy that on Friday night had his account hacked. He's autistic and attends a special school his Xbox is a great enjoyment for him. Not only did they hack him they went on to spend £400 on my card in minuets.
    Then when we got his account back today they taunted him with messages and voice messages telling him to join the party if he wanted his money back. Im devastated for him and very scared as to how safe he is now at all playing his Xbox.

    On questioning him i believe there were 2 involved 1 talked him into joining the party and the other hacked him a proper little tag team only those 2 and my son was in the party yet only my son got hacked?. Ive never posted on a forum before and I'm unsure
    as to if I'm allowed to post there gamer tags ? If i am can someone let me know I'm more than happy to name and shame them.

    I just don't know what to do about it how i keep him safe now? i feel like just throwing the Xbox out altogether but its the only time he talks and communicates with people is when he has that headset on.

    Thank you all for listening a very worried mom
     
    XxDeluxexX65, Oct 11, 2017
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  3. XxDeluxexX65
    XxDeluxexX65 Guest
    Mom of hacked 12 year old disabled boy

    Hi thanks all for your replies. I don't understand the difference between hacked phished or what term I'm meant to use. All i know is they got in and it wasn't using a password! as he's under 18 the main account is mine he don't even know his password it
    signs him in automatic. Xbox have removed my card details from the account now but the damage is done.

    Im still waiting on the outcome from Microsoft after giving them the profile names and details but heard nothing, at the moment my bank has refunded the £400 that was spent but have warned me without confirmation from Microsoft that money will be removed
    back from my account.

    Could anyone tell me how long it normally takes for them to deal with stuff like this? Also where they will contact me will it be my account or sons? On Xbox or via email?? Just getting worried as not heard anything off them since it was reported on the
    4th September.
     
    XxDeluxexX65, Oct 11, 2017
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  4. M3tal Daz3
    M3tal Daz3 Guest

    Single mom buying first Xbox for 8 year old boy; please advise!

    I would suggest you to check the PEGI ratings of a game before purchasing it for a 8 years old child.

    You don't need other accessories other than a xbox console and the controller and as always the best place to purchase the game is the xbox game store
     
    M3tal Daz3, Oct 11, 2017
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  5. Ohhhh, thank you!! I had no idea about the ratings. Thanks!
     
    ElateBicycle288, Oct 11, 2017
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  6. M3tal Daz3
    M3tal Daz3 Guest
    Glad to help!
     
    M3tal Daz3, Nov 1, 2018
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  7. ElateBicycle288 Win User

    Single mom buying first Xbox for 8 year old boy; please advise!

    Ohhhh, thank you!! I had no idea about the ratings. Thanks!
  8. M3tal Daz3 Win User

    Single mom buying first Xbox for 8 year old boy; please advise!

    I would suggest you to check the PEGI ratings of a game before purchasing it for a 8 years old child.

    You don't need other accessories other than a xbox console and the controller and as always the best place to purchase the game is the xbox game store
  9. M3tal Daz3 Win User

    Single mom buying first Xbox for 8 year old boy; please advise!

    Ohhhh, thank you!! I had no idea about the ratings. Thanks!
    Glad to help!
  10. RedEye Expr3ss Win User

    your opinion please

    Op, try "Breaking Wind" I'm sure someone will buy that. dragons are for 8 year old boys or poor people who shop at target for dragon T-Shirts
  11. XxDeluxexX65 Win User

    Mom of hacked 12 year old disabled boy

    Hi thanks all for your replies. I don't understand the difference between hacked phished or what term I'm meant to use. All i know is they got in and it wasn't using a password! as he's under 18 the main account is mine he don't even know his password it
    signs him in automatic. Xbox have removed my card details from the account now but the damage is done.

    Im still waiting on the outcome from Microsoft after giving them the profile names and details but heard nothing, at the moment my bank has refunded the £400 that was spent but have warned me without confirmation from Microsoft that money will be removed
    back from my account.

    Could anyone tell me how long it normally takes for them to deal with stuff like this? Also where they will contact me will it be my account or sons? On Xbox or via email?? Just getting worried as not heard anything off them since it was reported on the
    4th September.
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