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post #1 of 69
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To lucky members for the 10 year anniversary. I'm only 8. Good luck to any older members.

http://www.whosay.com/larry/photos/246558
post #2 of 69
my friend has a friend on her friends list that's one of those 10 year members. amazing.
post #3 of 69
Shyt I'm one of the 10 year members, but I probably wont get it.

I've been a member since the summer of 2002 when the free beta first launched. The service then publicly launched in November 2002. The first XBL game I ever played was with fellow AVS member Anthony1 who I believe is still around. All that said, the reason why I dont think I'll get one is that my xbox live account only shows me as a member since 2005. When I bought the Xbox360 on launch day in Nov 2005, I could not remember my password I used to create my original account "Daekwan". To reset the password, you needed the zip code & the credit card number you used to create the account. I couldnt remember that either.

Meaning I could not recover my gamertag. In a rush, I created a second gamertag "Daekwan17". About 2 years ago.. the original XBL accounts finally expired and I was able to get "Daekwan" back for a $10 gamertag name change fee. I'll speak with MS customer service to see if I still qualify, but the situation is so complicated I dont expect anything. I currently own (3) 360 consoles and would have no need for a 4th one. If anything I'd probably sell it for a few bucks. Either way, the fun/friends/experience I've enjoyed over the past 10 years was well worth the investment. And is what keeps me coming back for more.

Its a bit sentimental.. but I still have the original invite to play NBA2K3 online with Anthony1. Trust me, this was beyond cool when it happened 10 years ago. And its still just as cool now!

Re: NBA2K3
Conversation between Anthony1 and me

Anthony1
Oct 16, 2002 at 2:12 pm
You got the Spurs. I had to give Adebar the Kings.


So you're in and you got the San Antonio Spurs.

I'll keep you updated by your email.
post #4 of 69
I'd be shocked if you got a console since your current account has only even existed since November of 2005.

Good luck though, I hope you get it.
post #5 of 69
Ive been around since the beta as well. I still remember getting the package. Black and orange carrying case and inside was instructions what to do, a headset, a memory card for the xbox, the piece that connected to the controller so the mic could attach and some discs. I think one was to install something into the xbox and the others were games. A motorcycle game and a football game. Cant remember the names though. It has felt a lot longer than 10 years though. Still nothing better than beating someone in person though, the look of disappointment on their faces was great.
Edited by emartins - 11/14/12 at 4:34am
post #6 of 69
Some memories







post #7 of 69
Awesome pics Emartin! I almost forgot how the original dash looked.

I also see that even though the dash has been updated numerous times.. they still use the exact same font!
post #8 of 69
I was a beta tester as well. I had a lot of fun with that RC car game. Simple but fun!

Do we actually have to do anything/register to win?
post #9 of 69
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Originally Posted by JohnnyPraze View Post

To lucky members for the 10 year anniversary. I'm only 8. Good luck to any older members.
http://www.whosay.com/larry/photos/246558

I see a photo of an Xbox console with "X"s on it, but no info about any giveaway. What am I missing? confused.gif
post #10 of 69
As a 9.9? years member (Joined some time in mid to late November 2002) I did qualify for the 5 year anniversary free game. Wish they'd do something like that for the 10 year also with the free 360 as a nice bonus to some lucky ones. To Daekwan I'm sure you've already checked but what "years of service" number is listed in your profile? I know when I dropped my credit card from my account awhile back it changed my "member since" status to the time the payment info changed but my "years of service" number still reflected the full time of my account. Note I haven't checked these is awhile to see if they are still different.
post #11 of 69
I am a 10 year vet as well. hope I get one!
post #12 of 69
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Originally Posted by DaverJ View Post

I see a photo of an Xbox console with "X"s on it, but no info about any giveaway. What am I missing? confused.gif

Finally found out what the deal is.
post #13 of 69
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Originally Posted by DaverJ View Post

Finally found out what the deal is.

yeah but noone knows precisely what qualifies you to get one. Whether it's just beta testers or 11/15/2002 people who have been subbed for 10 years tomorrow.
post #14 of 69
We will know tomorrow when they announce the details.
post #15 of 69
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Originally Posted by emartins View Post

We will know tomorrow when they announce the details.
man I hope, not saying I deserve it, but sure would be nice to get something back from a company I've been giving money too since early 90s
post #16 of 69
I had xbox live since day 1 back on Xbox 1, but I couldn't remember my original password after my service ran out and later renewed, so I just made a new one. Same as here, I used to have an account on AVS back in the early 2000s. Both with the same user name too, Nufan. Couldn't remember either password. smile.gif
post #17 of 69
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Originally Posted by Yrd View Post

I had xbox live since day 1 back on Xbox 1, but I couldn't remember my original password after my service ran out and later renewed, so I just made a new one. Same as here, I used to have an account on AVS back in the early 2000s. Both with the same user name too, Nufan. Couldn't remember either password. smile.gif

forgot your password option? lol
post #18 of 69
Also the fact that it was used with an email address I no longer had. Like with an ISP I didn't use anymore. It looks like it was 2006 when I started this new xbox live account, so it was 6 years ago. I'm pretty sure I tried everything to get it. I did still want to use the name at that time. But I like this name more. I'm a big fan of tiny usernames. I also didn't think, hey, 10 years down the line I might get a free xbox.
Edited by Yrd - 11/14/12 at 4:49pm
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post #20 of 69
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Originally Posted by emartins View Post

Here are the details
http://www.xbox.com/en-US/live/anniversary/

that's for the chance for anyone to win, not specific to the tenure people as was said yesterday and day before.
post #21 of 69
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Originally Posted by Threefiddie View Post

that's for the chance for anyone to win, not specific to the tenure people as was said yesterday and day before.

Where was this said? Is it from an official source?
post #22 of 69
larry hyrb the xbl guy for microsoft on twitter and as reported on just about every gaming site. in fact you linked the ign article in a post above that says it lol
post #23 of 69
Don't forget to download the free game Wreckateer offer expires 11/16. I'm not sure but it looks like tenure doesn't come into play this time. Anyone else confirm this?
post #24 of 69
Larry Hyrb from MS said that they will be surprising some members with this xbox. His next tweet said he will post how anyone can win one. So the link is for anyone to win it, just download the gamerpic. The 10 year people I am guessing will get a surprise in the mail if they won. Maybe a confirmation email, who knows.


Here are his tweets

https://twitter.com/majornelson/status/268484136946253825

https://twitter.com/majornelson/status/268484301438476288
post #25 of 69
I just got rewarded an XBL10 Avatar helmet. Notified by email. Not sure if it was through trying to tweet at Major Nelson or maybe that's the reward level I'm on (I've been a member since like 2007, I think?). It'd be nice if they did tiered rewards, but who knows. Anyone else experience this?
post #26 of 69
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Originally Posted by AutoWobble View Post

I just got rewarded an XBL10 Avatar helmet. Notified by email. Not sure if it was through trying to tweet at Major Nelson or maybe that's the reward level I'm on (I've been a member since like 2007, I think?). It'd be nice if they did tiered rewards, but who knows. Anyone else experience this?

I just received this also.

My memories of the beta testing are still with me. Fiddling with the CAT5 cable and setting up my LIVE GamerTag (for some reason they didn't let met register binici, so MeBiNiCi was good enough...)

Anyhow, who still has the kit? I'll post the kit just for kicks later...
post #27 of 69
I've been a continuous XBL member since 11/15/2002 (launch day) and no free console here. I did however receive the email about the free avatar helmet (yippie!).
post #28 of 69
Ye Gods, the helmet is ugly! I suppose it might be okay if your avatar was wearing Halo armor or something. It definitely doesn't go with my avatar's current jeans and Rock Band guitar t-shirt; he ain't gonna wear it. I suppose that I appreciate the gift smile.gif.
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post #30 of 69
I got the free Helmet code as a message on Xbox Live. No e-mail.
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