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Published on November 13th, 2007 | by Daniel David

Microsoft Celebrates Five Years of Xbox Live

On November 15th Xbox Live will turn five years old and you can’t deny the impact it has had on social gaming and helping to revolutionize online gaming as a whole. To celebrate the five year mark Microsoft will offer users a free Xbox Live arcade game, 500 MS points and will offer downloadable Xbox titles called Xbox Originals.

The Xbox Live Arcade game and 500 MS points will be offered to those who joined Live back in 2002. More importantly are downloadable Xbox games. Titles that have been confirmed so far are Halo, Psychonauts, Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge and Fable. These titles should kick off December 4th and run 1200 MS points ($15).

John Schappert, Software and Services Vice President had this to say:

In just five short years, Xbox LIVE has revolutionized the way friends and family have fun in the living room. On its fifth birthday, Xbox LIVE truly is the place for hanging out with friends and enjoying downloadable TV shows, movies, videos, game add-ons and now downloadable Xbox games on demand.

Xbox Live has been great and isn’t slowing down anytime soon. To the list of Xbox Originals I better see Panzer Dragoon Orta sometime in the future, I loved that game.

Source: Gamasutra


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