Celebrate 10-Years of Xbox with this free Avatar item

Today marks the 10-year Anniversary of Xbox. On this day on 2001, the Xbox was launched with a dozen titles, including Halo: Combat Evolved. It’s been a fantastic 10 years, and to thank you we’ve got a little gift for Xbox LIVE Members: A free prop for your Xbox LIVE Avatar. This free item will be available in all Xbox LIVE regions until this Saturday, so be sure to add it to your Xbox 360 download queue now.

If audio is your thing, I went into the Xbox archives and found this clip from the Original Xbox dashboard. This is the audio effect that was used to transition from one section of the Original Xbox dashboard to the another.

On behalf of everyone at Xbox, thank you for being a part of 10 great years of great gaming.





  • http://twitter.com/GlennZA Glenn Alexander

    Happy Anniversary and well done to everyone back then and everyone now who keeps on shaping our awesome gaming industry!


  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MVDJHJUZREAIKODBPD4AEC4GXE Danh

    Happy birthday Xbox! Thanks for draining away my social life in public.


  • http://twitter.com/NiccciN Nicholas Gamble

    It there any reason why this is not allowed on child or teen accounts?
    Unable to download it for my son 😦


  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Hale/695411475 Robert Hale

    Happy Birthday Xbox! 45,360 gamerscore and going strong!


  • Anonymous

    Happy birthday!! I still have my original copy of the 2001 release of Halo:CE but it is unplayable because of a crack. 😦 I am never going to throw that away. Halo:CEA ❤ And I think the world would like a Halo 2 remake as well 😉 show less


  • http://www.facebook.com/nacoma NaComa Williamson

    Happy Birthday Xbox. I’ve had my live account since the beginning!!


  • http://twitter.com/hugorfg Hugo Rafael

    just in time for the anniversary, my wireless-N adapter just died… oh well, back to the ethernet cable.


  • David Brunton

    The link mentions a Thank you sale we can find on the spotlight channel. The metro interface doens’t have a spoylight channel anymore, so where do we preview guys get it?


    • http://thetjhzone.blogspot.com Tylerh1701

      I assume it will be by the Deals area, or in one of those scrolling tiles.  Also, I’m not home so I can’t say for sure, but it’s probably not posted yet.  Xbox sometimes takes there time with these things.

      Not to mention, in the post right before this one, Major mentioned that the appreciation sale is next week and the 2K sale is this week.  So I’d say just be patient and keep an eye out in case it pops up.  Or check out CAG (cheap *** gamer) they have a thread there that will detail everything on sale.


  • Lee Rayson

    Woot happy birthday Xbox

    also major any chance you can get your anniversary vid on other regions like the UK 🙂


  • Marcio Barboza

    Meus Parabens!!!, muitos anos de vida ao XBOX e eu vou estar junto nesta jornada.

    Congratulations!, Many years of life to the XBOX and I’ll be along on this journey.


  • http://twitter.com/RatBastid John Derrick

    Awesome, Happy B-Day Xbox


  • Gerald Powell

    I still play my original XBOX and I still have the original XBL pass which I never activated. I thought it wouldn’t last long, but I’m so glad I was wrong. I now love my Gold and never let it run out. I still have all of my accessories too. It was all a wedding anniversary gift from my wife.


  • http://twitter.com/ProgramX Nathan J Pledger

    Prop seemingly not available for UK users. Quelle surprise. ‘cos the only country in the world is the US.


    • http://www.facebook.com/Tomsta666 Paul Tomlinson

      I got mine alright. GOD SAVE THE QUEEN


  • http://twitter.com/seekul Luke Es | sE ekuL

    Happy birthday, and thanks for the audio sfx, always enjoyable.


  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marcus-Wagner/100002248306870 Marcus Wagner

    10 anos de vida e nem um jogo gratis, vergonha.


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=506431441 Jason Scarpelli

    Happy 10th Anniversary X-Box!!  🙂


  • http://twitter.com/BigSaltyDookie Corey Conn

    10 great years of gaming!! Can’t wait for the next 10!


  • http://twitter.com/DanceTees Mark Elford

    Happy Birthday Xbox! 😀  its been a great 10 years.
    But wheres the new dash??  😉


  • http://www.facebook.com/Ben.Hovell Ben Hovell

     Happy Birthday Xbox, 
    what would be great would be changing everyones 360 startup screen to the original Xbox just for this week! 


  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Damiano-Bergamaschi/100000621187948 Damiano Bergamaschi

    Tanti auguri!!!!!!!!!


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1524483515 Giuseppe Romeo

    Auguri XBOX!!!!

    Peace, Love and 360


  • http://twitter.com/EpicKxDtoid R. Houston

    Happy Birthday, Xbox.  You gave us Jet Set Radio Future.


  • http://twitter.com/DarqueDave Dave Woods

    I joined the X-box community 7 years ago, starting with the first system, and never regretted if for a second. The day the X-Box was created is one of the best days in gaming history.


  • http://twitter.com/Skier7667 Roger

    Happy Birthday Xbox!! You’ve changed the world – you’ve enhanced our lives! It’s been Awesome!


  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shawn-Caudill/1661971590 Shawn Caudill

    xbox  rocks 


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