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Xbox Live Turns Five

14 Nov, 2007 By: Chris Tribbey


Xbox Live celebrates its fifth anniversary Nov. 15 with the announcement it has reached more than 8 million members.

To celebrate the anniversary, Microsoft has an Xbox Live Arcade game available free to members for download all day Nov. 16. And every member who has been with the service since 2002 receives 500 points to spend on downloads.

Also, Microsoft announced beginning Dec. 4 there will be a system update for Live members, which includes the ability for members to download-to-own a number of original Xbox games, including Halo, Fable and others.

“In just five short years, Xbox Live has revolutionized the way friends and family have fun in the living room,” said John Schappert, corporate VP of Live software and services for Microsoft.

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