Some Xbox Live users getting free 10th anniversary Xbox 360 consoles

While the original Xbox console from Microsoft was launched in 2001, it took Microsoft a year to get its Xbox Live online gaming service up and running. This month is the 10th anniversary of Xbox Live (the actual date is on November 15th) and to celebrate, Microsoft is apparently making a big effort to say, "Thank you" to a lucky few people who have used Xbox Live for the past decade.

Kotaku reports that one of its readers received a package, without warning, from Microsoft this week. To his surprise, it contained a custom Xbox 360 console, with a gray and green color scheme and a grey-silver Xbox 360 controller.  It also has a special logo on the side with the Xbox Live theme and the words, "A Decade of Entertainment." A poster on Reddit says he received the same package.

Microsoft did not publicize this very special gesture ahead of time but the company's Larry Hryb has confirmed that Microsoft is indeed sending out these packages out on his Twitter account, although it's not clear how many people will be lucky enough to get one. He also said that Microsoft will be offering a way for anyone to win one of these custom Xbox 360 consoles later this week.

Source: Kotaku | Image via Kotaku

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Well, we still don't have XBL, and we're in the EU. MS doesn't sell X360 officially here. Sucks big time. So to all you whiners, be happy that you don't have to fake your country and shut up.

I should get it, as I have been paying for gold for several years, but haven't logged on to play online for over 2 years.

brent3000 said,
I do home this comes to AUS Signed up since it was first offered in AUS Just abit off 10 years

haha yeah I think we've had it for 9 years so we aint get nothing

I actually had a very early account that likely would have been part of this. Problem is there was a short-term billing issue (when I moved) that locked out my original account...thus the tenure on it was screwed.

I missed out on the LIVEIS5 and now LIVEIS10 stuff. *sighs*

Oh well.

Microsoft does something awesome for all customers who have unlocked achievement X.

Everyone at X-1 immediately starts whining.

Joshie said,
Microsoft does something awesome for all customers who have unlocked achievement X.

Everyone at X-1 immediately starts whining.


It's natural, just don't listen to the complaints.
I know I'd complain, too, but not in a very serious way.

GS:ios

Joshie said,
Microsoft does something awesome for all customers who have unlocked achievement X.

Everyone at X-1 immediately starts whining.

I think we got your butthurt trolling the last 3 posts you typed this. Your posts are literally on top of each other saying the same thing. Buy some tissue, sit in the corner and move on.

Milamber said,
what about those who have been with Live as long as its been in their Country? Not everyone lives in the US

Look, I realize you guys have some sort of spidey sense whenever anything happens in the US only, but use your brain:

This is a 10 year anniversary surprise. If Live hasn't been around in your country as long as it's been around in the US, then it isn't celebrating its 10 year anniversary in your country yet, now is it? Why don't you go be anal now, look up when Live launched in your locale, and mark your calendar for whatever day is 10 years later. Come back and whine then.

Joshie said,

Look, I realize you guys have some sort of spidey sense whenever anything happens in the US only, but use your brain:

This is a 10 year anniversary surprise. If Live hasn't been around in your country as long as it's been around in the US, then it isn't celebrating its 10 year anniversary in your country yet, now is it? Why don't you go be anal now, look up when Live launched in your locale, and mark your calendar for whatever day is 10 years later. Come back and whine then.

Why be so snide?

GS:ios

Didn't these same people get stuff back during the 5 year anniv of XBL too? Geez! Thanks Microsoft for not giving a damn about people who have been with you for "only" 9 years.

Nogib said,
Didn't these same people get stuff back during the 5 year anniv of XBL too? Geez! Thanks Microsoft for not giving a damn about people who have been with you for "only" 9 years.

So you're saying you have an entitlement complex.

Your logic is stupid. If they had done it for everyone over even 3 years, a guy like you would be whining that he's being mistreated for being a user for "only" 2 years 11 months.

The only way to make whiners happy is to never reward anyone ever.

Mainer82 said,
I too would love to have this! I was an original beta tester for Xbox Live on the original Xbox.

Me too! I still have the kit they sent too...

wow.. would love one of these to show up on my doorstep.. I have had my xbox live membership since its been around.. I remember awhile back they gave people the Founding 5 gamerpics..

Two words . . . ME WANT ... !


(I'll bet it's only got the 4GB onboard storage, and no hard drive though!)