Xbox LIVE Turns 10 this week

 

In case you missed my Tweet from yesterday: 
 


  If you like the look of that console and want to get one for yourself, you should stop back here Thursday (tomorrow) morning (PT)  where I’ll have complete details on how you can win one for yourself.

Plus, you’ll want to follow me Twitter because I’ve be running a separate contest (to win other stuff) just for my Twitter followers that I’ll kick off Thursday morning.

Just click the ‘Follow’ button above and you’ll be all set.

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  • Andreas

    Ich bin seit der beta 2002 dabei undwürde mich freuen wenn ich so eine Box bekommen würde.

    Ich habe sogar noch die Tasch wo das headset drin war.

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  • http://www.timacheson.com/ Tim Acheson

    Want one!! ;P

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  • http://twitter.com/dibils dibils

    i am guessing no gifts for UK users

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  • http://twitter.com/karlcramer Karl Cramer

    Makes me regret changing my gamertag when the Xbox 360 launched.

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  • Jeff Wilson

    I’ve been a member since 10/05/02 (beta tester). However, I moved and the phone number on file was old. Anyway of getting at least a year of live for free? I can provide proof. Thanks!

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    • http://www.unscripted360.com/ Deacon

      it’s not about a phone call .. they have your address on file .. if you were on the list, you would get it.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/tyler.wiljanen Tyler Wiljanen

    Have been on live since 9/2002. Wondering if all 10 year testers are getting these or not. Would be sweet to have.

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    • http://www.unscripted360.com/ Deacon

      nope not ALL .. just a few.

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    • http://twitter.com/SamLavery4 Sam Lavery

      same here

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  • http://twitter.com/nscottg Nick G

    I remember when I got live, Halo 2 had come out an it and Fusion Frenzy were about the only games utilizing it. *sigh* good times.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/tim.oaks.71 Tim Oaks

    Man I hope I get in on this one. Beta tester and gold ever since!! Any way to see if we’ve been selected?

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  • texasRay

    Live since 8/23/02 here – first round of public testers. Still have the emails for the surveys and such.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3VLAZF3FBRGBRYFGYI24S7SGU Joe. S

    :/ i been with xbox since dawn of time, but lost my gamertag when my first xbox broke. I could not remember the password to the email.😦 w/e cool that MS doing that but really how many people is out there

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  • http://www.facebook.com/tyler.stewart.3386 Tyler Stewart

    Sigh, that sucks I changed accounts back 7 years ago even though ive been a member for a total of 10 years..

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  • therocketman

    Sweet! How about a Seattle meetup for us most loyal members? Say at Red Mill.

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  • http://twitter.com/PIMCO_XBOX PIMCO

    So it looks like from where I’ve read is people actually got a call from MS about a month ago. I however did not get a call

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    • http://twitter.com/AcidReign_Xblv Guy Frick

      Me neither- Would be nice if all beta testers got one instead of “some”. Not really fair actually.

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    • http://www.facebook.com/chris.grub.5 Chris Grub

      Where have you read?

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      • http://twitter.com/PIMCO_XBOX PIMCO

        IGN forums and Joystiq forums

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      • http://www.facebook.com/chris.grub.5 Chris Grub

        Oh okay, but nothing officially.

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      • http://twitter.com/PIMCO_XBOX PIMCO

        Correct. Just what I’ve read. Don’t quote me. Lol

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  • http://twitter.com/rdz_elf Andrew Giusto

    i still have my orange mu,bag and t-shirt from the beta days, i think im at 10 years but not sure since my xbox rrod😦 that console would be awesome.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=785779443 Zack Stein

    I was with Xbox Live in November of 2002. I’ve had several gamertags since then, so I’m sure I’ll get lost in the shuffle. Had Xbox 360 day 1. What I think is a bummer is there are many people who have had to send back an Xbox 360, or get a new one, due to RROD. I actually changed my gamertag and started a new account because I lost a lot of saves etc. Still, no sour grapes. However, I do think this plan has the ability to back fire on folks that have been loyal, spent thousands of dollars, but for one technical reason or another, will not make the cut on this special piece of hardware.

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    • http://www.facebook.com/MEFeliz Manuel Feliz

      I agree. Me I let my original account lapse when I went overseas on military service in March 2005 and didn’t get an Xbox 360 until I returned to the US in 2008. Of course I made a new account after that. And idea I had that maybe shows some merit, and not just because I fit this category, would be to reward random beta testers some how. Of course it would probably only work for those that could still show they have their beta kit.

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  • http://twitter.com/Ganon255 Ganon255

    Been a member since day 1, but I switched in 2005 to a new gamertag, wish I could sync those two up

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=500684400 Sheldon Prescott

    Haven’t missed a Live subscription renewal since 2001. Gonna renew again at the end of this month.

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    • IamSlave

      There wasn’t even an xbox live subscription in 2001…..

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  • http://www.orlandolocal.com William Beem

    Some? I’ve been an XBox Live Gold member since the beta test, but I’ll be shocked if Microsoft even sends me a pencil. To be honest, I’d rather have my Gamertag back (Florida), since someone revoked it for an unknown reason and the support staff weren’t empowered to do anything to help.

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    • http://twitter.com/itswiz Wiz

      I got mine back (CEO)

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      • http://www.orlandolocal.com William Beem

        I’d love to know how. The only answer I get from support is “We can’t.”

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  • http://www.facebook.com/gaspar.ferreiro Gaspar Ferreiro

    Is there any way to know the criteria to score one? I was a beta tester for the original xbox live service (on non 360 system), and i have been a memeber since october 26 2002… basically I was in need to replace my old broken console (secondary unit), so now i dotn know if I should score one in black friday, or wait to see if i get one

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  • http://www.unscripted360.com/ Deacon

    fyi it’s NOT for just having ten years of service.

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    • http://twitter.com/AcidReign_Xblv Guy Frick

      Well then that is bs, I read a guy who only had 8 years got one, how is that the longest… smh

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      • http://www.unscripted360.com/ Deacon

        algorithms man .. algorithms:) i have no clue which algorithms were used to select the few .. but it’s definitely not just about having ten years of service ..

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  • http://twitter.com/Guibs Stephane Guibord

    Like many, I’ve been on board since the original Xbox live Beta on the original Xbox (I too still believe I have my Orange MU around). Wonder how Ms is selecting their “lucky and loyal customers”.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=711871383 Darren Keathley

    I have been a Member since August 23rd 2002, however a few days I was without a gold membership, because I didn’t update my card… I was even in the beta and got the orange memory card. Do I qualify (gamer tag decay33)

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  • http://twitter.com/informer406 Charles Goh

    10-year original beta tester on the first Xbox here. After 7 Xbox 360 non-HDMI consoles, I can still say that I love my Xbox 360! It’s been with me through my dating years, marriage and the birth of my kid!

    informer

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=711871383 Darren Keathley

    Here is the real question, I am sure I qualify, but how do you know if you get one? Does it just show up? What if it is sent to an old address? Do they call you first? What should somebody expect?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/bobby.schreib Bobby Schreib

    was a beta tester starting 9/5/02 (my bday) and have been a paying xbl member ever since. I went through 3 original xboxes and three 360’s. I’ve been stuck using a friends recently. I’ve had the same account for all ten years, and have only changed my gamertag with the paid service, so my account has the 10year plate on my profile. I really wish I would have gotten one of these, I’ve been a diehard xbox user from the beginning and am in need of a new one. alas I heard that those who did get this new special edition xbox, were contacted to confirm their addresses. I didn’t get contacted so I can only assume I’m not getting one… big-time bummer for this guy

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    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=711871383 Darren Keathley

      what is the 10 year plate?

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      • http://www.facebook.com/bobby.schreib Bobby Schreib

        when you look at a profile on the 360, on the top right corner it shows a number signifying how many years youve been on xbl.

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      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=711871383 Darren Keathley

        sweet I have that

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    • http://twitter.com/SamLavery4 Sam Lavery

      same here, i contacted xbox support and they said i qualified and needed to contact major nelson but he’s probably not going to contact back… so sad

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      • http://www.facebook.com/bobby.schreib Bobby Schreib

        wait they did? contact him by email? or were they just referring to try and win it in his contest.

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      • StormRaging

        Support may say you qualify but that’s just because you have been a member long enough to be included in the lottery. My MS billing account shows my start day as 10/17/02 and I was in beta for a few months beforehand but I didn’t get anything either.

        I know I won’t be included, heck I didn’t even get my xbox live is 5 stuff automatically like I was supposed to. I had to call them and make them verify I had been there five years before they gave me my codes.

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      • http://twitter.com/Alienator Alienator

        I know exactly what u mean, i thought they forgot about us beta testers when i did not receive my live is 5 stuff.😦 so sad.. I hope this time I get included.

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