Xbox LIVE Turns 10 on Nov 15; Win Free 1-year Gold Subscription and 10th Anniversary Console

Xbox LIVE turns 10 today, officially launched on November 10, 2002, currently has 40 million members."We took a gamble when we launched the original Xbox by including a network port on the back before there was even a service to connect with. No extra network adapter or modem to purchase - you were ready out […]

Xbox LIVE Turns 10 on November 15

Xbox LIVE turns 10 today, officially launched on November 10, 2002, currently has 40 million members.

"We took a gamble when we launched the original Xbox by including a network port on the back before there was even a service to connect with. No extra network adapter or modem to purchase - you were ready out of the box (and arguably, before we were!)," Microsoft stated.

To celebrate the milestone, Microsoft is offering a chance to win "VERY" limited edition Tenth Anniversary consoles and a free copy of Wreckateer. "Plus members can save 50% on Castle Crashers, Battlefeld 1943, Fruit Ninja Kinect, Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved, Bastion, Peggle and Full House Poker."

Head over to Xbox.com for additional promotions for the anniversary, so be sure to sign in with your account and see what's up and details.

Marc Whitten, Corporate Vice President, Xbox LIVE, is celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Xbox LIVE.

Finally, on today (November 15th) "only", Manjor Nelson is giving away 10 free One year subscriptions to Xbox LIVE Gold every hour for 10 hours.

"Starting at 11a ET/8a PT I'll be looking at Twitter for @replies to @MajorNelson tagged with #XboxLIVEis10 where you tell me your favorite memory, game or experience you had on Xbox LIVE over the past 10-years. If you have room, throw in your Gamertag as well," Nelson blogged.

You can Tweet and enter directly from the box here.