As soon as I realised what Gamerscore was, I got hooked. I spent hundreds of pounds buying multiple retail games at the time trying to build up my score as much as possible, but only doing the main story unlocks not really bothering with the achievements that were actual achievements in themselves.
**Thumbs Up**OOhh Friend, Xbox Friend **Thumbs up**
(Those of you from outside the UK may not get this…. just Search Inbetweeners Friend)
On Call of Duty; World at War is where I met my very first Xbox Live Friend Called Dave. We got on great and became really good friends although in recent times it seems to have fizzled out when Dave got rid of his Xbox for various reasons.
I now have a huge amount of Gamers that i play with frequently, the most recent is a fellow Ambassador, XIII Exodus who i met via Test Drive Unlimited 2.
Signing up to Xbox.com Forums
Over time I became more and more passionate about the console and the community that surrounded it. I eventually signed up on the Xbox.com forums, which was quite daunting as I was new to the forums. It was hard to get involved with many conversations as the regulars and cynics were there ready to stomp out that welcome to the forum feeling. Never mind though I kept at it and got more and more involved, and noticed the Xbox Ambassadors. Now I can remember a few but the Ambassadors I remember more than most are XBL Dutch & MakinMagic3 (actually I don’t think Makin was an Ambassador at the time..dam my memory.. never an Animus around when you need one!)
The Passion Continues….
With the sort of unfriendly way I had originally been treated on the OXF (Official Xbox Forums) I thought why not create my own and that way I can be sure that other people like myself could have a place that they would feel welcome and still share the same interests. From that point I have always wanted my own community and created and deleted many in my quest to have a thriving Xbox Community and to join the XCN (Xbox Community Network). Alas I failed as I’m not very techy with all that PHP, HTML, CSS etc, so creating websites without any help meant they were quite limited in their abilities and nowhere near as decent as the current websites in the XCN.
So after failing at a community for a few reasons more than just the fact that I can’t code I then went back to the OXF and posted my way through to normality till I found out about betas!
So I’ve been in a few betas and enjoyed them all, really gutted I missed out on the Kinect beta but never mind there will be others!
Then along came the Xbox Xpert beta, to which I was asked if I had been invited, I hadn’t which surprised the Ambassador that had asked me. He was then courteous enough to extend to me a code, not just any code but one of the original codes that was given to the 1st chosen participants to give out to those they deemed worthy, and then on fromh the beta the Xperts were Merged into the Current Ambassador Program and Voila! I had joined the ranks of the Xbox Live Community Ambassador for the UK!
The Xbox Community Ambassador Program
So for those that don’t know what an Ambassador for Xbox does then please hold on there will soon be a FAQ being posted!
So this takes us up to about where I am today and my brief (Yea right!) outline of how I got here.
So how much more involved do I want to get?
Everyday I log on to twitter and see all these tweets from people employed by Xbox, the people with their finger on the Xbox pulse, the inner circles and the In Crowd. Wishing I was in the heart of it.
I’m looking to get into reviewing and posting up as much current news from the world of Xbox on this blog so i hope you will all stay along for the ride!