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Old 07-31-02, 08:11 AM
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Anyone else get the Xbox Live Beta email?

I received the email this morning, off to take the survey!

Everyone dreams of Xbox? Live. A select few get to play early. You, my friend, might be one of them.

Answer the questions in our Beta Survey to find out.


You could face off with gaming's elite. Play or be played. Create your Gamertag and create a rep. So if beta's in your blood, get crackin' on our survey. But act fast − space on the Beta Team is limited.

What can you expect during the Beta Test?
Like any beta, Xbox Live is still in development − we're building a playing field for hundreds, thousands, even millions of gamers. You'll be part of that development, the one to help iron out any snags or tell us which features are the best. You're building Xbox Live right along with us. It's all you.

Good luck. Bragging rights are yours to claim. Now get in the game.

Click here, www.xbox.com/live/beta/-----, to find out your gaming fate and to complete the survey. Or copy and paste the link into your browser.

HOTMAIL users, copy and paste the link below: http://www.xbox.com/live/beta/------

-Xbox Live Beta Selection Team
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Old 07-31-02, 08:42 AM
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Yup, got mine and already did the survey. I hope I get picked.

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Old 07-31-02, 08:52 AM
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Yup. I'm still not sure if my 128k ISDN connection is going to work. There was nothing on the sign up page for ISDN. My pings are usually around 100 ms. When playing Medal of Honor online, my router drops the second channel because it's not needed (meaning that a 64k connection is plenty of bandwidth).

Anyone heard about ISDN's viability for console gaming?
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Old 07-31-02, 08:53 AM
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Yup I've just taken my survey!
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Old 07-31-02, 09:11 AM
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I also got the email.

The "right" answers to those questions seemed pretty easy to figure out.
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Old 07-31-02, 09:18 AM
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Got it and finished the survey.
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Old 07-31-02, 10:04 AM
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Yup took the survey, and I don't think there are right answers. I bet they are going to try to and get people who answered in different ranges not just one "I only play games" category. Remember for this to be successful it has to attract the mainstream audience as well.
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Old 07-31-02, 10:06 AM
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Got the email. Took the survey.
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Old 07-31-02, 10:48 AM
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Thanks for the heads up. My email for the survey got placed in my bulk email (spam) folder. It would have been deleted had I not checked.
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Old 07-31-02, 11:10 AM
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Got it, and filled it out!!!!!!!!

Iwannnnnnnnaaaaaa geeeetttt ittt!
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Old 07-31-02, 11:40 AM
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I found it strange in the small print that you had to pay for the Xbox live kit. They state they'll give you an extra couple of months of online play for free, but nothing other than that. I still took the survey and planned on signing up anyway , but seeing as we're testing it for them, it'd be nice to get a free online game or free whole/partial year
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Old 07-31-02, 02:53 PM
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Also got the email, hope they pick me!

Want to be playing NFL Fever2003 or NFL 2k3 sooooon!

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Old 07-31-02, 04:30 PM
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Did anyone who signed up not get the email or is it only me? Did you guys also register your Xbox on the site as well?
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Old 07-31-02, 04:31 PM
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I got the email and I registered my Xbox at the site. (finally)
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Old 07-31-02, 04:31 PM
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Hey Spanky, are you going to turn them down if they pick you? You seem pretty much opposed to XBL in other threads.
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Old 07-31-02, 05:32 PM
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I also registered my XBox. From the looks of things at the TeamXBox and IGN forums, if you didn't register your Xbox, you won't get the survey email.
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Old 07-31-02, 05:44 PM
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Originally posted by Flay
I also registered my XBox. From the looks of things at the TeamXBox and IGN forums, if you didn't register your Xbox, you won't get the survey email.
:sighs: Thanks Flay. You think if I registered my Xbox now I'd still be SOL at this point?
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Old 07-31-02, 05:49 PM
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Well I just registered it... *crosses fingers*

*softly weeps*

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Old 08-02-02, 03:22 PM
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New info about the Beta from insider sources at Microsoft:
  • The first email was used to gauge who had broadband and survey the different cable operators that would be used for the service. The rest of the questions were just for the marketing dept.
  • They are planning to send out email #2 before August 12th and start taking orders for the beta kit immediately after the email comes out.
  • They are supposed to announce a secret "online only" title in final beta test email or have details on it in the beta test kit.
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Old 08-02-02, 04:02 PM
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anyone have a link to where i can register my xbox?
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Old 08-02-02, 04:03 PM
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Originally posted by boobietheclown
anyone have a link to where i can register my xbox?
http://www.xbox.com/myxbox/accountsummary.htm

If that doesn't work, just go to www.xbox.com and then click on My Xbox at the top right green menu.
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Old 08-02-02, 09:07 PM
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Originally posted by Gallant Pig


http://www.xbox.com/myxbox/accountsummary.htm

If that doesn't work, just go to www.xbox.com and then click on My Xbox at the top right green menu.
Weird, when I checked that site again, my xbox isn't listed as registered. Pretty sure I did that when I bought the extended warranty. I also got the email already.

Might need to do that later.

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Old 08-02-02, 09:25 PM
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The XBox Live forums are up for the start of the Beta. You can't do anything yet in the forums.

Looks like the first games that will be in the Beta are Revolt, NFL Fever 2003, and NFL2K3.

http://www.xbox.com/community/forums...ta/default.asp
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Old 08-03-02, 04:20 PM
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My Xbox isn't registered (I'm about to register though) and I got the email.

I had signed up for the Xbox Live beta.
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