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Happy Birthday Xbox LIVE
« on: November 15, 2012, 09:20:45 AM »


Wow…how time flies! 10 Years ago today, Xbox LIVE officially launched and today we all celebrate this milestone.  On behalf of everyone here on the Xbox team…thank you for your support over the past ten years. Thank you for believing, like we did, that a premium online service has a place in console gaming. We took a gamble when we launched the original Xbox by including a network port on the back before there was even a service to connect with. No extra network adapter or modem to purchase – you were ready out of the box (and arguably, before we were!)
In November 2002, we launched with games like MechAssault, NFL Fever and of course Ghost Recon and since then we’ve never stopped building the service as your center for always on, always connected gaming and entertainment.

To celebrate, head over to Xbox.com for details on how you can win one of the VERY limited edition Tenth Anniversary consoles* and pick up your free copy of Wreckateer. Plus members can save 50% on Castle Crashers, Battlefeld 1943, Fruit Ninja Kinect, Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved, Bastion, Peggle and Full House Poker. Don’t forget to download the free Gamer picture Your local Xbox.com may also have additional promotions for the anniversary, so be sure to sign in with your account and see what’s up.
*See contest rules for details and restrictions

PLUS: Today only (Thursday, November 15th) I am giving away 10 free One year subscriptions to Xbox LIVE Gold every hour for 10 hours. Starting at 11a ET/8a PT I’ll be looking at Twitter for @replies to @MajorNelson tagged with #XboxLIVEis10 where you tell me your favorite memory, game or experience you had on Xbox LIVE over the past 10-years. If you have room, throw in your Gamertag as well.

Every hour from 10a ET/7a PT until 7p ET/4p PT I’ll be giving away 10 Xbox LIVE One-year Gold Subscriptions. Remember you must be following me so I can DM you a code if you are randomly chosen. The contest is open to my twitter followers in all Xbox LIVE regions. I am not doing the random giveaway at the same time every hour, I’ll be mixing it up a bit to make it interesting. You also don’t have to keep track if you won or not, if you are chosen, I’ll DM you a code. One entry per person please.

[Major Nelson]

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Re: Happy Birthday Xbox LIVE
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2012, 09:34:55 AM »
Nice one Neato, typical that they give us a bloody Kinect game for free instead of something good!   8)


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Re: Happy Birthday Xbox LIVE
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2012, 07:27:22 AM »
Over 4.5 Billion Achievements Have Been Unlocked on Xbox

Since Microsoft launched the Gamerscore system, gamers have earned over 270 billion achievement points and unlocked a whopping 4.5 billion achievements.

That’s according to Microsoft, currently celebrating the 10th birthday of Xbox Live. The platform holder also notes that since Live began in 2002, over 122,265.266 friendships have been made.

Friendships seems like a strong word for adding randoms dudes you met online playing FIFA, doesn’t it?

Anyway, while Microsoft hands out 10th birthday Xbox consoles to select, long-serving Xbox Live subscribers in the US, Europeans are getting... a helmet.

Yup, anniversary branded avatar helmets have been unlocking for some European users, though the exact requirements to earn it have not been revealed yet.

Go on Europe, show other gamers how special you are.



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Re: Happy Birthday Xbox LIVE
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2012, 07:53:13 AM »
I know it's all for free but a helmet doesn't really compare to a console or 12month subs!



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