Microsoft is getting ready for Xbox’s 15th anniversary on November 15th and the company has begun asking fans to share some of their favorite Xbox gaming memories in 10-15 second videos on Twitter. Here’s the message from a post in the official Xbox discussion forums:
Hey Xbox Gamers, November 15th, 2001 is a day I’ll never forget as a video game fan. It was the launch of the Original Xbox. Now, nearly 15 years later I can’t help but reflect on the amazing memories that I’ll always cherish. From the first time I took control of a Warthog in Halo, to the moment I witnessed the magic of Xbox Live connect me to gamers all over the world, it has been an incredible ride that continues to delight. I remember begging my dad to get me an original Xbox at the age of 10, then getting a part time job just to buy an Xbox 360, followed by standing in the freezing cold awaiting the launch of the Xbox One as an adult. Everyone has a story and what makes Xbox special to everyone, is different.
If you’d like to share with us your thoughts on the 15th Anniversary of Xbox, we’d love to see it. Here’s how you can: Tweet out a 10-15 second video wishing Xbox a Happy 15th Anniversary and/or what makes Xbox special to you using the hashtag #XboxAmbassadors. We know Xbox wouldn’t be where it is today without this community so we can’t wait to hear from you!
It’s unclear exactly how the videos will be used by Microsoft beyond the occasional retweet but more will likely become apparent next week as larger announcements are made concerning the console franchise’s milestone.
The original Xbox console launched in North America on November 15th 2001 while its successor, the Xbox 360, arrived four years later on May 12th 2005. Microsoft’s current console, the Xbox One, premiered in North America on November 22nd 2013, almost three years ago. The Xbox One has been doing very well and has recently outsold Sony’s rival PlayStation 4 console in several regions.
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