By Vamien McKalin | Nov 15, 2012 09:29 AM EST
Some long time Xbox Live subscribers are up for a treat from Microsoft, as the service just hits its tenth birthday. Faithful members of the service who have been around since its debut, will be getting a custom Xbox 360 from Microsoft, free of charge.
Larry Hryb, better known to some as Major Nelson, tweeted the news yesterday saying, "I can confirm we're surprising some of the Xbox Live members that have been with us the longest with one of these." What does he means by "one of these"? Only an Xbox 360 of course.
The gift in the box includes a Microsoft custom wireless controller, and an Xbox 360 console with a logo that depicts the following words: "decade of entertainment." Along with all of that, there is also a little something on the disc tray door that says, "XBL10". This rundown of what gamers should expect to see in the box was posted by Kotaku, who have somehow gotten their hands on an actual Xbox 360 XBL10 console.
The way Microsoft is pushing for the adaptation of Kinect, it is surprising that the popular motion capture device is not a part of the package. So far, that is the only downside of this 10-year Xbox Live gift, otherwise, it is a great custom Xbox 360 for any Xbox Live and Microsoft fan who has been using the service for the past decade.
Microsoft has not disclosed how many long time Xbox Live subscribers are up for getting a new Xbox 360 console. It could possibly boil down to the amount of cash a long-time subscriber has spent on Xbox Live over the years for them to be qualified
All in all, it is good to see Microsoft giving back to gamers. This is far better when compared to the company's attempt at rewarding gamers for unlocking achievements.
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