is an Xbox 360 live and an Xbox 360 the same thing when you dont have live for your Xbox 360 live
Xbox live us where you pay money to play online with others you must get this in order to like play with friends and meet new people. I have a playstation 3 so I get online play free . Don't waste your money.
You can be able to play the games online due to a recent update of Xbox 360 dashboard. However, there could be some restrictions on which games to play. Contact your service provider for more advice.