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Microsoft celebrates Xbox Live's 10 year anniversary with free game, prizes and discounts

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To celebrate the tenth anniversary of Xbox Live, Microsoft is discounting games and giving away limited edition consoles, according to the official anniversary website.

"Thank you for celebrating 10 amazing years of online gaming and entertainment with us on Xbox Live," the website reads. "As a token of our appreciation, you can get great deals on Xbox Live games and enter for a chance to win a custom-designed Xbox Live 10-year anniversary console, as well as tons of other great prizes!"

Until Nov. 22, Iron Galaxy Studios' puzzler, Wreckateer, is a free download, and the following games are discounted 50 percent:

  • Castle Crashers, 600 Microsoft Points
  • Battlefield 1943, 600 Microsoft Points
  • Fruit Ninja Kinect, 400 Microsoft Points
  • Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved, 200 Microsoft Points
  • Bastion, 600 Microsoft Points
  • Peggle, 400 Microsoft Points
  • Full House Poker, 400 Microsoft points

Also until Nov. 22, players who download "a commemorative Xbox Live 10-year gamerpic" are entered for a chance to win a custom Xbox 360 console.

Today until 9 p.m. ET, Major Nelson will be giving away 10 free one year subscriptions to Xbox Live Gold every hour. Potential winners need to @reply the Major with their "favorite memory, game or experience you had on Xbox Live over the past 10-years" and the #XboxLIVEis10 hashtag. Every hour until 7 p.m. ET, he'll also select 10 followers at random to receive one year Gold subscriptions.