X-Platform Gaming: Between PC and XBL? Real deal Announcement.

Did anyone see a bulletin on this somewhere. I did, but was in a rush and now
I can't find it. But I 'know' I saw it. I will continue to look for the source or
other indications, but if someone know more, please post.

Well here is the real deal news:

Subject: Games for Windows - Live Beta Announcement and Invitation
Importance: High

"Games for Windows - Live" beta announcement and invitation!
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
https://connect.microsoft.com/Survey...
gramID=1188&SiteID=363
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.
If you know of someone else who may be interested in participating please
forward this mail to them.
If you have any questions please contact [email protected].
Thanks!Microsoft Game Studios Beta Team

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That link isn't doing it for me.

Awesome, thanks for the link

I couldn't register using Firefox but it worked fine in IE

So it looks really good though

Lothar wrote:
I couldn't register using Firefox but it worked fine in IE

Ah yes. I sometimes forget the scourge of MS's IE tendrils.

Registration worked fine in Firefox for me

Thanks for linking it. I imagine the majority of beta testers will be Vista users but hey.. worth a shot anyway.

Ok, I should note my Firefox is running on an Ubuntu server.

Sorry folks. I should of just 'Tiny' that link. I signed up too. We'll see.

wordsmythe wrote:
Ok, I should note my Firefox is running on an Ubuntu server.

I registered fine with Firefox on Ubuntu "Edgy".

Also with Opera on the same.

*Legion* wrote:
wordsmythe wrote:
Ok, I should note my Firefox is running on an Ubuntu server.

I registered fine with Firefox on Ubuntu "Edgy".

Also with Opera on the same.

Maybe it only allows jerks to sign up.

wordsmythe wrote:

Maybe it only allows jerks to sign up.

No, I didn't have any trouble signing up.

Lester_King wrote:
wordsmythe wrote:

Maybe it only allows jerks to sign up.

No, I didn't have any trouble signing up.

That works really well with your avatar and sig.

wordsmythe wrote:
*Legion* wrote:
wordsmythe wrote:
Ok, I should note my Firefox is running on an Ubuntu server.

I registered fine with Firefox on Ubuntu "Edgy".

Also with Opera on the same.

Maybe it only allows jerks to sign up.

Hey now, my wife was the one on Opera! I'm the only jerk in the relationship!

*Legion* wrote:
:( Hey now, my wife was the one on Opera! I'm the only jerk in the relationship!

I don't have Vista and my rig is fairly old, but I got a beta invite to this today. I'm not sure I have the time now with GH2, GR2, GoW etc. etc.

I got an update email, but I never received the welcome one with the code to redeem for the download on the 360. Weird. Not sure I'm going to go and chase down the code for bug bash, but apparently I'm on the 360 side of this testing.

Donan wrote:
I don't have Vista and my rig is fairly old, but I got a beta invite to this today. I'm not sure I have the time now with GH2, GR2, GoW etc. etc.

I've actually found, in my history of beta signups, that I get accepted far more often when my hardware is old or I have some odd pieces that most people don't have.

Anytime when my hardware is relatively high end I seem to get ignored.