It is now possible to recover gamertags and save data across different Xbox 360s thanks to the arrival of the new cloud storage for the console. 

The decision to go cloud based was announced by Microsoft at this years E3, which also saw a demonstration of the revamped Xbox 360 UI. 

Currently the service only works with select Xbox Live Arcade games, which can be downloaded and saves resumed from any console. This means an end to transporting saves via hard-drives and memory units. It also allows you to easily grab gamertag details when you head round to a friends for a gaming sesh on their console. Microsoft points, friends and achievements are now also stored up in the cloud.

Expect the cloud service to hit the Xbox 360 lineup in its entirety when Microsoft releases the UI update. 

Are you local? Or do you like heading to the cloud?

Hunter Skipworth

The baby of the Lint team, Hunter has been a tech fan since he bought his first MiniDisc..and what a waste of money that was. He began writing about electronics at the age of 16 and hasn't stopped since. Nowadays he fulfils his mobile phone and gaming obsession whilst attempting to distract people from his bizarre name. Regular meetings with the Gladiators crew see Hunter often returning to work battered and bruised. Considers himself a music obsessive, was once the most highly decorated scout in the country. Fan of trousers.