Games for Windows Live beta signup

Games for Windows Live
The beta invitation emails for the Games for Windows Live (formerly known as Live Anywhere) has been sent out today. The email invites users to sign up and complete a survey to be considered for the Games for Windows Live beta. The email reads as follows,

Are you interested in being part of a select group that is invited to help beta test a new service that lets Windows gamers connect with their friends on the Xbox through the LIVE gaming network? If you are, please read on.

The registration period for this upcoming beta testing opportunity will only be available for a limited time. To be considered you will need to complete the Games for Windows – LIVE Beta application survey.

To fill out the survey:

  1. Go to this page on Microsoft Connect
  2. You will be prompted to login with your Windows Live ID if you haven’t already done so.
  3. If you have not completed the Connect registration form, you will be presented with the Terms of Use agreement then you will navigate to the Connect registration page.
  4. You must agree to the Terms of Use agreement prior to registration.
  5. Once you have completed the Connect registration page, you will navigate to the survey page.
  6. You must complete all of the questions and submit the survey to be considered.

Those who are selected will be contacted with more details in the coming weeks. All eligible beta participants who are approved for the beta will be entered in a drawing(s) for prizes.

The email specifically communicates “If you know of someone else who may be interested in participating please forward this mail to them”, so instead of forwarding the email to everyone I know, and since this is a public URL, I’ll just share it here. This does not guarantee you a position in the beta, but purely for consideration.

This should be a very fun beta program for anyone who gets in. And there are prizes! πŸ™‚

P.S. How confusing is that name? It’s nothing related to Windows Live, its Games for Windows, Live. Not Games, for Windows Live. Marketing is going to have a hard time with that.

9 insightful thoughts

  1. Would one need an Xbox 360 (with/without a Live account) to be even considered to be entered in this beta? I don’t have a 360 but this obviously interests me! πŸ˜›

  2. @Code.Red: There is a question is you own an XBOX or not, but doesn’t ask for your Gamertag. I would assume they would take that into consideration, but I think they will still want testers who don’t own an XBOX.

  3. You don’t need to own an X-Box to enter. I was accepted and don’t own one πŸ™‚

  4. Yep, the survey link is broken, I wonder what caused that. Returns the old faithful 404 Not Found error.

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