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Xbox Live officially launches on Nov. 15, delivering the promise of fast, dependable online gaming to the broadband-enabled masses. Or, at least it'll let thousands of gamers call each other dorks (and--ahem--probably worse) 'til they're blue in the face. Here's a quick rundown of what you'll need to know to dip your toe into Xbox Live.
What You Get
This is what your $49.99 Xbox Live Starter Kit gets you:
* START-UP DISC: Installs the Live software on your Xbox's hard drive.
* XBOX COMMUNICATOR HEADSET: Lets you talk to and hear other players.
* FREE GAME: Beta testers got Acclaim's RC racer Re-Volt. The Starter Kit's game is TBD.
* ONE XBOX LIVE GAMERTAG NAME: Your name in the online world. (Make sure it's …