Xbox LIVE is ten years old today, win a limited edition console with Major Nelson to celebrate!

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Can you believe that it was ten years ago today that Microsoft first launched Xbox LIVE? Or at least something of a prototypical version of what we now know it as… it was unrecognisable compared to what it is today!

XBLA Banner Logo

This online service has grown from strength to strength ever since those very early and embryonic days, now representing one of the absolute best online entertainment technologies with digital content ranging from online gaming, game and add-on downloads, to TV, music, social features and now internet browsing… and more!

To celebrate the big anniversary, Microsoft is sending out very sleek, very limited edition Xbox 360 consoles to those gamers who have been using Xbox LIVE for the longest, from way back in the original Xbox days – here’s what it looks like:

Limited Edition Xbox LIVE Xbox 360

Very nice! But you don’t have to be a long-running Xbox LIVE fan to get your hands on one – Xbox frontman Major Nelson is going to be giving one of these away on his blog! Check his blog throughout today for details on how to snag it.

Happy anniversary Xbox LIVE!

What have been some of your favourite memories of using Xbox LIVE? What’s been your favourite feature over the years?

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