Microsoft celebrates Xbox Live 10 year anniversary with free game

By Shawn Knight
Nov 16, 2012
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  1. It may be hard for some to believe but Microsoft's Xbox Live service just celebrated its 10th anniversary. Microsoft launched the online gaming service on November 15, 2002, exactly one year to the day after the original Xbox first hit...

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  2. Ooh a free game ? Wait no, not a free game, a free limited time trial of a game ? How pathetic. I do not understand Xbox live gold. £35 for nothing.

    I have both consoles. But I play games just fine on ps3 with their free network, and I joined Playstation plus and got many many many FREE games from their money making scheme.

    Thats right its a scam peoples. £35 for gold and £40 for psn+ in a bank account x that by 10million users and you've got plenty of dough gaining interest in case you hit a few snags with ya business models.

    But seriously, a free trial. You can not be serious. Microsoft is tighter than a ducks behind. Ridiculous.
  3. Where do you see the word trial?
  4. I am pretty sure that if you download Wreckateer on those dates, you can play that game forever. In other words, it is indeed free.
  5. Wreckateer is free for life if you downloaded it on the 15th or 16th. It does not become a trial version after the 16th. Uninformed PS3 fanboy.
  6. "Free" as long as you have the Golden XBox Live subscription.:confused:
  7. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 876   +93

    I'd be impressed, if the service was offered free of charge. Or a one time activation fee. But it does not and thus this is just hog wash. Sony did it for free, a company not known for being the richest company in the world, (At the time), and they did it just fine. 10 years later, heres a free game... Thanks, I guess. Going forward I hope this pay service idea goes away, but it only appears to be getting stronger. People are just too willing to give money for something which should be included as part of the console to begin with.
  8. You complain about it being 10 years until a free release, but what about the doritos games and Ageis Wing, and others. People that complain about free stuff piss me off. If you love the PSN that much quit getting on topics about X360 and go play your **** PSN. Get the **** over it.


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