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gamevet 11-16-2012 10:51 PM

Microsoft is gifting free custom Xbox 360s to Xbox veterans.
 
http://kotaku.com/5960013/microsoft-...-free-xbox-360

Quote:

A few hours ago, Microsoft's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb tweeted the following: Microsoft sending Xbox LIVE veterans a custom, free Xbox 360!




Sounded largely unexciting, but then we got an email from a reader around the same time with these images, of a console his friend just got in the mail, emblazoned with Xbox Live 10th birthday graphics.

In addition to a special box and colour scheme, there's a custom controller, "decade of entertainment" logo on the side of the console, as well as a cool little touch on the disc tray door, with a special "XBL10" plate.

We're told he didn't order it, didn't enter a competition and doesn't work in the games business. The only reason they can think of is that his ten-year anniversary of being an Xbox Live member just rolled around.

We've contacted Microsoft to see what's up with this, because boy, if everyone who's been on Xbox Live for ten years is getting one of these, that's a pretty sweet deal, even if there won't be many around at the moment (the service only debuted in October 2002). I'll update if we hear back.

UPDATE - Microsoft has now confirmed that these consoles are going out to "Xbox LIVE members that have been with us the longest". The official console shot can be found up top.
I was so close. I didn't get my Xbox until around 2003. :(

Li-Ion 11-17-2012 07:13 AM

Re: Microsoft is gifting free custom Xbox 360s to Xbox veterans.
 
Well, I got my Xbox earlier this year so no chance for me ;)

gamevet 11-18-2012 12:35 PM

Re: Microsoft is gifting free custom Xbox 360s to Xbox veterans.
 
I did receive a helmet for my Avatar, for the 8 years of Live subs.

Pedro 11-21-2012 02:17 PM

Re: Microsoft is gifting free custom Xbox 360s to Xbox veterans.
 
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Originally Posted by Li-Ion (Post 203243)
Well, I got my Xbox earlier this year so no chance for me ;)

You bought an Xbox? What was the reasoning there? (Not dissing xbox, but I know you have a PC and a PS3 already).

I didn't know you liked Halo so much. :p

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Originally Posted by gamevet (Post 203271)
I did receive a helmet for my Avatar, for the 8 years of Live subs.

:D

Li-Ion 11-21-2012 02:27 PM

Re: Microsoft is gifting free custom Xbox 360s to Xbox veterans.
 
I bought the Xbox for stuff like deadly premonition, trials or project sylpheed, but I wouldn't have gotten it if it wouldn't have been dirt cheap at german amazon a couple of months ago. However, since it's gathering a lot of dust I wonder if dirt cheap wasn't too expensive still ;) What I use most is the Xbox 360 pad that came with it... for my PC.

gamevet 11-22-2012 11:24 AM

Re: Microsoft is gifting free custom Xbox 360s to Xbox veterans.
 
I use the 360 pad with my PC as well.

Do you like pinball Li-Ion? Pinball FX2 and Pinballarcade are excellent and dirt cheap on LIVE.


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