Today marks the tenth anniversary of Xbox LIVE, the online infrastructure that changed the face of gaming in the modern era. Setting the benchmark for all other networks to attempt to outdo, Xbox LIVE’s tenth year is being celebrated with special discounts on the Xbox LIVE Arcade channel and also an entirely free videogame.
The celebrations are highlighted by a discount in the price of several popular titles, including Battlefield 1943, Castle Crashers, Fruit Ninja Kinect, Geometry Wars Retro Evolved 2, Bastion, Peggle and Full House Poker. All of these titles are now reduced from 1,200 Microsoft Points to 600 Microsoft Points for a limited time only. What’s more, all users of the Xbox LIVE service can download the well received Wreckateer for free for a twenty four hour period.
Xbox LIVE set the standard for videogames connectivity over the past decade, with all other online services imitating it’s accomplishments in some way. Here’s hoping that it continues the good work over the next decade, and Electronic Theatre will of course keep you updated.