Microsoft Announces Xbox Live Charity Event and Xbox Live on Windows
Article by George Norman
On 16 Sep 2011
Below are a couple of Xbox Live-related news you may want to know about.

The first one is that on Saturday, the 1st of October, the Gaming and Giving for Good (G3) Xbox LIVE charity event will take place. By harnessing the power of millions of members on Xbox live, the event aims to raise money for Extra Life, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals fundraiser.
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is a charity that supports 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada. The event encourages participants to raise money from family and friends for every hour spent playing games online.

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The money the event will raise will go towards supporting research and training, purchasing new equipment, paying for uncompensated care, and generally making the lives of as many children as possible better. Participants who register at Xbox.com/g3 will get a free Xbox LIVE Gold Membership for the weekend; the membership allows them to play online games with friends and family and get exclusive discounts for Xboz Live content.

“We are inspired by the support from the gaming community and how it has rallied around our Extra Life programs to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals,” said John Lauck, president and CEO of the Children’s Miracle Network. “We’re honored and thrilled that Xbox is helping the Extra Life fundraising effort with its G3 event on Xbox LIVE.”

For additional info on the the Gaming and Giving for Good (G3) Xbox LIVE charity event click here.
For additional info on the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals charity click here.

The second news is that Microsoft announced that Xbox Live will be implemented in the upcoming Windows 8 operating system. Xbox Live on Windows will give users access to games, music, movies and TV shows. Microsoft explained that Xbox Live on Windows is part of its commitment to make it easy to access and share all the entertainment users want.



Tags: Microsoft, Xbox Live, Charity, Windows 8
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