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!
Conversation between Anthony1 and me
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.