This is a problem I have been running into a lot lately. It wasn’t until I put about a hour into Bioshock 2 and found out I couldn’t SAVE, that I got frustrated enough to want to fix it. Let me reiterate that. I bought a game, but couldn’t save my progress until I was signed into my Windows Live ID. This DRM shit is getting out of hand.
So the problem is this: 80048821
Basically Windows Live doesn’t recognize your username, or your password is wrong so it’s unable to authenticate.
Surfing the Google will point you at a variety of culprits. The most common is to open a list of ports on your router. Others have you check your version of Games for Windows, reinstall the game, or even hack some registry files.
Your password IS wrong! Apparently passwords with special characters trip up the whole system and you can’t log in EVEN if your password is correctly inputted. It’s recommended to use alpha-numeric characters only and stick to 6-10 characters.
Do I even have to point out the irony of Microsoft requiring a simplified password for it’s online environment to access it’s own game system on it’s own OS?