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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