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brsfan22
02-12-2007, 02:16 AM
I was wondering what time you guys are going to look for the registration for the Old Spice Rewards?

Spot2009
02-12-2007, 02:24 AM
Try 3am EST for starters.. I'm not really sure, though, MS will probably open the site late. If not, just do it in the morning.

Software2
02-12-2007, 08:09 AM
I've never known Microsoft to be on time for anything I wanted on live... and of course this is no exception... 8 minutes past midnight (Pacific) and it's still not up.

BACKDRAFT11
02-12-2007, 08:11 AM
Yeah, I know, I've been checking for the past few minutes. Still, nothing.

Software2
02-12-2007, 08:45 AM
Geez... I have to be somewhere in 6 hours and I need sleep! I expected to be done by now :(

Fonkey Monkey
02-12-2007, 08:51 AM
Damn this stuff already started? damn. oh well ill take a free version of contra

BACKDRAFT11
02-12-2007, 08:52 AM
Yeah, me too . . . I want Fuzion Frenzy 2! :(

Fonkey Monkey
02-12-2007, 08:58 AM
yea i did...but hey i dont think id play it after the 1k so i might as well just rent it. i do raelly want contra though.

Smokez
02-12-2007, 09:16 AM
l Keep Checking but Nothing. Hopefully this will be up when i wake up Tomrrow

BLOMBOMB
02-12-2007, 10:06 AM
Wish I'd thought of the fact that maybe it'll be halfway through the start day before it kicks in.. i've stayed up this long waiting though, might as well keep waiting. hehe.

-B

BACKDRAFT11
02-12-2007, 10:13 AM
Forget it, they usually post demos around 2 a.m., I guess Microsoft is worse on the web. I'll just register in the morning, hoping I'm one of the lucky few to raise my Gamerscore so quickly . . . :uzi:

brsfan22
02-12-2007, 12:28 PM
This sucks. I stayed up until 3am to register because I figured it would be on Pacific time and then I come to find out it's not even up.

Krueger
02-12-2007, 12:52 PM
it still isnt up does anyone know when it will be up

Secret Turtle
02-12-2007, 01:53 PM
Wow this stinks, waiting around all morning for this. Probably gonna start at like 11 or 12 AM Est.

Phaethon360
02-12-2007, 02:01 PM
Glad I didn't stay up for this. Maybe it'll be up by the time I get back.

Secret Turtle
02-12-2007, 02:57 PM
I feel bad for some of the people on the xbox forums... alot of them took off from work thinking it would be up first thing in the morning. All for a 50 dollar game. So they gave up a full day of work for a 50 dollar game and a tshirt.

BACKDRAFT11
02-12-2007, 03:41 PM
God, I'm glad I gave up around 2. That's when I heard they posted some of the stuff on the marketplace, but what's with the web, Midnight means February 12th! Ah! Oh well, I'll just have to keep checking until it pops up.

Spot2009
02-12-2007, 03:47 PM
Lol.. It's still not up. Hopefully, it'll pop open later today. I gave up at around 12:30 last night.

Phaethon360
02-12-2007, 04:17 PM
I feel bad for some of the people on the xbox forums... alot of them took off from work thinking it would be up first thing in the morning. All for a 50 dollar game. So they gave up a full day of work for a 50 dollar game and a tshirt.

Wow. That's pretty bad. They really should have done something for the 20,000 gamerscores. Like a free copy of Halo 3 and beta access. You'd seen me at 20k a week ago trying to get in on that action :woop:.

JD Buck
02-12-2007, 05:01 PM
Still nothing at 9:00am PST. It would be cool to get, but I wouldn't miss work over it.

Secret Turtle
02-12-2007, 05:18 PM
Haha this is getting funny. On the xbox forums they are absolutely hammering 1800-4MY-XBOX and all the confused customer helpers (from Bangladash I bet) have no idea whats going on.

BACKDRAFT11
02-12-2007, 05:30 PM
Haha this is getting funny. On the xbox forums they are absolutely hammering 1800-4MY-XBOX and all the confused customer helpers (from Bangladash I bet) have no idea whats going on.
LMFAO! God, I wouldn't go that far! Microsoft will post it when it's ready, yet nine and a half hours into February 12th and I haven't heard or seen a peep from them!

Yeah, those helpers from Bangladash, they all sound the frickin' same . . .

BLOMBOMB
02-12-2007, 05:36 PM
This is getting ridiculous. :(

brsfan22
02-12-2007, 05:40 PM
I want to play some of my games but am afraid to unlock achievements because I want the points for the rewards.

Software2
02-12-2007, 05:41 PM
I thought maybe they'd start it when normal business hours begin... nope.

I'd love to see a chart of points unlocked per hour... I'd imagine there's been a huge drop recently.

fire1811
02-12-2007, 06:27 PM
This is lame start it already.

Phaethon360
02-12-2007, 07:09 PM
http://www.xbox.com/en-US/community/news/2007/0205-xboxrewards.htm

* The Old Spice Challenge is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States (includes D.C.) age 13+ who are Xbox Rewards members. Limit one (1) Rewards Package per person. This offer expires on April 12, 2007, while supplies last. For Xbox Program Terms & Conditions, check back here after February 12.

I guess they responded.

fire1811
02-12-2007, 07:12 PM
http://www.xbox.com/en-US/community/news/2007/0205-xboxrewards.htm



I guess they responded.

where do you see that at? Everywhere I see that date it says "On February 12th"

Senshi KZ
02-12-2007, 07:13 PM
On February 12, visit www.xbox.com/rewards for more information and be one of the first to register for Xbox Rewards and the Old Spice Experience Challenge.

fire1811
02-12-2007, 07:14 PM
Nevermind I see it. Thats just for the terms and conditions everything else says On feb 12th

Phaethon360
02-12-2007, 07:16 PM
Don't you normally have to agree to the terms and conditions before they let you enter a contest? That how its worked in every other competition I've entered. You scroll down the lawyer crap, and click yes...blindly

BACKDRAFT11
02-12-2007, 07:19 PM
Wait . . . wait . . . wait! This starts tomorrow, not TODAY . . . The 12th! Are you kidding me!

fire1811
02-12-2007, 07:23 PM
Wait . . . wait . . . wait! This starts tomorrow, not TODAY . . . The 12th! Are you kidding me!

I doubt it. If it does they really need to check their wording in the contest write up.

Phaethon360
02-12-2007, 07:24 PM
Wait . . . wait . . . wait! This starts tomorrow, not TODAY . . . The 12th! Are you kidding me!

What? Today is the 12th.

EDIT: Oh, you were commenting. Yea, no clue whats going on here. But judging from how nothing has come up, I say very late this evening, or middle of tomorrow.

EDIT 2: My post count...212....2-12....2-12-07! BELIEVE :-P!!!

fire1811
02-12-2007, 07:25 PM
What? Today is the 12th.

lol
we are all hoping it starts the 12th:woop:

brsfan22
02-12-2007, 07:44 PM
Someone posted on Gamespot that it was going to start on like the 16th.

BACKDRAFT11
02-12-2007, 07:45 PM
No way. Microsoft said they would give us 60 days, so it has to start today. I also just looked at the page, it clearly says visit xbox.com/rewards on the 12th to register for the challenge . . . This is just pissin' me off.

Phaethon360
02-12-2007, 08:07 PM
Ah well, screw it. I don't care when it comes out. I've waited a week already without gaining points, I'm just gonna earn them. There's still plenty of other games I can play to get 1,500.

psychoweponX
02-12-2007, 08:08 PM
im gonna a few more hours im not giving up

smolotheklown
02-12-2007, 08:11 PM
I figured id try 12 pm est then try 12 pm wst still nothing maybe 6est/3wst? i havent a clue i think they do this so they get the ppl that really want it and not just newbies.

Creech
02-12-2007, 08:17 PM
Already the 13th in Malaysia. heh. Of course, I doubt the contest is valid for people in Malaysia...but still, the principle of the thing! Oh, wait...does Mickeysoft HAVE principles? :p

Schloob
02-12-2007, 08:31 PM
Yeah this is only for the U.S., and apparently we finally have official word from Major Nelson that it should be up and running around 3-5PT today.
FINALLY, I hope:)

Butters
02-12-2007, 08:35 PM
well thats good i just got home and its 3:30 EST and still no result so hopefully it will be on in a few hours

BACKDRAFT11
02-12-2007, 08:39 PM
Yeah this is only for the U.S., and apparently we finally have official word from Major Nelson that it should be up and running around 3-5PT today.
FINALLY, I hope:)
Woohoo! Hoorah! Now that's what I wanted to hear! :drunk

smorpheus
02-12-2007, 08:59 PM
Well, I can see being anxious to get on the train for this, but really... Taking a day off from work?! Are people scared they're going to close it down early because too many people sign up?

Secret Turtle
02-12-2007, 09:58 PM
Supposively there's only 70,000 rewards to be sent out. 70,000 out of like 11 million xbox's means better hurry! Also I am a little worried. On the terms and conditions it says you need "A harddrive, gold or silver membership, and SPECIFIC xbox live games"... does that mean we can only get the points on certain games? Tune in for more!

fire1811
02-12-2007, 10:06 PM
Supposively there's only 70,000 rewards to be sent out. 70,000 out of like 11 million xbox's means better hurry! Also I am a little worried. On the terms and conditions it says you need "A harddrive, gold or silver membership, and SPECIFIC xbox live games"... does that mean we can only get the points on certain games? Tune in for more!

not for this contest. Those were for future ones. This contest you have to get 1500 gp with any games. In the future it might specify what you can and cannot play.

brsfan22
02-12-2007, 10:11 PM
I was so bored waiting for this today, I found myself simming all of Franchise mode in Madden today.

smorpheus
02-12-2007, 10:28 PM
Supposively there's only 70,000 rewards to be sent out. 70,000 out of like 11 million xbox's means better hurry! Also I am a little worried. On the terms and conditions it says you need "A harddrive, gold or silver membership, and SPECIFIC xbox live games"... does that mean we can only get the points on certain games? Tune in for more!

Oooh I didn't know that. So is it the first 70,000 to actually achieve the 1500 or the first 70,000 to sign up? I guess signing up doesn't make much sense since not all 70,000 would end up meeting the 1,500 mark. Thank god I saved those NHL games for a rainy day. 1,500 in 4 hours anyone? :)

BACKDRAFT11
02-12-2007, 10:41 PM
Well, the rumor is that there is only 70,000 prize packs available. There might be more, there might be less (oh God, let's hope not), no one really knows for sure. All I know is that if you register ASAP, get the 1,500 GS very quickly (that is, like a few hours or so), you'll almost be guaranteed your prize pack. On the other hand, if you wait until April 12th to get the 1,500 GS or lengthen the 1,500 GS over the 60 days, it is highly unlikely you'll get a prize pack unless there is still an abundant source of the prize packs. Once again, this is just a test for any future Gamerscore Challenges, that's why the rumored number of prize packs is so small, Microsoft is going to see how interested the people are in the challenge. If they like it, then prepare to see more challenges to come. If not, then hooray, here's your prize, keep playing on Xbox Live. Let's hope there's more for us achievement suckers (as in getting every possible achievement out of every game . . . ), and more free games in the future!

Also note the " . . . While supplies last . . . " statement at the bottom of the article. You want a prize, then Git-R-Done!

Software2
02-12-2007, 10:53 PM
Man... I'm freaking out... I've wanted to go get some food all day, but I'm afraid that the moment I do it's going to go up.

brsfan22
02-12-2007, 11:03 PM
It's 6:02 EST and it's still not up. I know Major Nelson said between 3-6pm Pacific but does that mean I have to constantly check the website.

Autoflow
02-12-2007, 11:18 PM
Man i rushed home from work only to be dissappointed. 6:19 now and still not up

fire1811
02-12-2007, 11:21 PM
Man i rushed home from work only to be dissappointed. 6:19 now and still not up

Yep definatly blows.

Spot2009
02-12-2007, 11:24 PM
3:25PM PST.. Still nothing. Man, I really wanted to earn those fast 250 from N3, too.

Man.. 70,000 only?? This sucks; I can assure you all that I will only be able to get 700 MAX today (IF I'm super fast).. unless I buy.. arcade games.. BOOO And at that point, I'll be paying more for what I receive!! j/k

Spot2009
02-13-2007, 12:07 AM
It Is Up 111

fire1811
02-13-2007, 12:08 AM
Its up guys
Good luck

BACKDRAFT11
02-13-2007, 12:09 AM
Go, type like a madman . . . GO!!!!!

Good luck everyone, happy achievement sucking! :woop:

fire1811
02-13-2007, 12:10 AM
lol I cant even sign in

Spot2009
02-13-2007, 12:10 AM
Can ANY of you log in to sign up?! It's not working for me; it just says Continue.

BOOO!! :(

graf1k
02-13-2007, 12:15 AM
Yup, stuck at 'Continue' after trying to log in. Nice job, MS. Nice job.

brsfan22
02-13-2007, 12:15 AM
Mine won't log in either. I keep clicking Sign In and it just goes to a blank screen.

fire1811
02-13-2007, 12:17 AM
this blows hard

BACKDRAFT11
02-13-2007, 12:20 AM
Okay, I was about to panic before I saw everyone else stuck at the same screen. First, they struggle to get it on February 12th (8 hours to spare, nice), now it's impossible for everyone to log in, and what next!

brsfan22
02-13-2007, 12:21 AM
My page was witting there so long just saying Continue that I had to refresh because Internet Explorer forgot the info.

brsfan22
02-13-2007, 12:22 AM
Okay, I was about to panic before I saw everyone else stuck at the same screen. First, they struggle to get it on February 12th (8 hours to spare, nice), now it's impossible for everyone to log in, and what next!

I am logged in to Xbox.com but as soon as I go to the rewards page I get signed off and can't log in through there.

fire1811
02-13-2007, 12:23 AM
Whats funny is the start time they listed.

Feb 12th 00:00
YEAH RIGHT

Zhouk
02-13-2007, 12:25 AM
On my mac, the xbox.com/rewards screen doesn't even start up. It just stays as a blank screen

brsfan22
02-13-2007, 12:27 AM
Everyone on Gamespot.com is saying that the server crashed. How can they know or is it obvious?

fire1811
02-13-2007, 12:29 AM
they know just as much as you do right now.

BACKDRAFT11
02-13-2007, 12:30 AM
Well . . . We now have some options:

1. The server crashed.

2. Microsoft screwed up.

3. Everyone's computers refuses to work with what Microsoft has provided us with . . .

4. It's a hoax . . .

Yeah, I know, it sounds really stupid, but I don't know what to say . . . I had to stay up until 2 this morning waiting for this, only to find it didn't come out for another 14 hours, and that the server crashed! Wonderful . . . Just . . . Wonderful.

razzleson
02-13-2007, 12:30 AM
Major Nelson said this in a comment:


The site is coming online...so it may take a few moments to register.

Smokez
02-13-2007, 12:33 AM
The Site works great for me. The problem is i just can log in

fire1811
02-13-2007, 12:34 AM
on a brighter note we do get paperboy this week. Probably 1500 points though.

Software2
02-13-2007, 12:34 AM
This is insane. Every time they have something big and new they can't handle the load. Movies on the marketplace? Yeah... it'll only take 4 days to download. I dread what happens when they finally release a non-retro arcade game. :P

brsfan22
02-13-2007, 12:35 AM
I wasted my entire day on this.

Software2
02-13-2007, 12:36 AM
I wasted my entire day on this.
As did I.

Up for a class action lawsuit? :woop:

BACKDRAFT11
02-13-2007, 12:40 AM
I wasted my entire day on this.
Dude, we all did. As for the lawsuit, Microsoft already has their hands full of it right now, especially with the "bricked" 360. And a crashed server isn't the people's fault, it is their own . . .

I'll go in for a share of a million. :woop:

brsfan22
02-13-2007, 12:41 AM
Not worth wasting another day on Microsoft in court.

razzleson
02-13-2007, 12:43 AM
Well, as far as I know, they didn't give a time on when the site would be live. They gave a date, and according to my clock, they still have about seven hours and twenty minutes to work everything out.

If the clock passes midnight, then throw your stones, but until then be patient. They haven't broken their word yet.

brsfan22
02-13-2007, 12:44 AM
Dude, we all did. As for the lawsuit, Microsoft already has their hands full of it right now, especially with the "bricked" 360. And a crashed server isn't the people's fault, it is their own . . .

I'll go in for a share of a million. :woop:

I stayed up until 3am, got up at 7am and checked the site, went back to bed and got up at 11:30am. Sat at my computer simming Madden, checking the site every five minutes. Gave up at 5:30. Had dinner and came back upstairs at 7:09. Checked the page, got excited because it was up, tried to log in, and then got pissed off because I could have done something better with the day.

brsfan22
02-13-2007, 12:45 AM
Well, as far as I know, they didn't give a time on when the site would be live. They gave a date, and according to my clock, they still have about seven hours and twenty minutes to work everything out.

If the clock passes midnight, then throw your stones, but until then be patient. They haven't broken their word yet.

That's if you go by Pacific. In my book, they only have 4 hours and fifteen minutes.

Software2
02-13-2007, 12:48 AM
I can see it now...
Ok, so we're going to launch it at midnight to let everyone have a fair shot at it, right?
-What? Of course not! 10000 points previously earned and 1500 points now is insignificant. We're doing this for the REALLY hardcore people. They'll skip school and work, sitting in front of their computers all day hitting "refresh" over and over. And then we'll take so long that the average joe gets back from work just in time to jump in and play some 2K6 games and steal it from the people that have been trying to get in all day!
Sir! You're brilliant!

brsfan22
02-13-2007, 12:48 AM
I just thought of something, what happens if you just got Xbox Live in August and only about a third of your achievements are time stamped?

Bolt
02-13-2007, 12:49 AM
I got the continue page and then after awhile i got problem loading page message.

Software2
02-13-2007, 12:51 AM
I just thought of something, what happens if you just got Xbox Live in August and only about a third of your achievements are time stamped?
Then I guess you're screwed :eek:

Of course, at this rate you could play through Oblivion and get all those points before the site goes up.

Bolt
02-13-2007, 12:51 AM
I just thought of something, what happens if you just got Xbox Live in August and only about a third of your achievements are time stamped?

me too, they'll probably only count those

The Pants Party
02-13-2007, 12:53 AM
It's a free contest, give them a break. I know you like busting their balls, but it's not easy to get a site up and have millions of people access it at once without something going wrong. Go play some games and check back in a bit.

Also, it says there are only 2,500 of each prize, so you better work quick if you want any shot at all.

BACKDRAFT11
02-13-2007, 12:54 AM
I thought that wasn't supposed to matter! It said it was open to any Xbox Live member, and the gamerscore level depends on where it starts, not whether half of your achievements are timestamped or not. Basically, that means nothing . . . Or so I hope . . . :mad:

brsfan22
02-13-2007, 12:55 AM
Damn it. I don't really want Fusion Frezy, I just wanted to win the competition. I was reading the terms and conditions and it states that an annual gamerscore counts from January 1st to December 31st. Obviously not many have gotten ten thousand in a month and a half. Is it official that they expanded the date range?

Software2
02-13-2007, 12:58 AM
Oh man... if they only count the past month and a half... I am going to be so uber pissed off.

Segnius
02-13-2007, 12:59 AM
I don't know if it's been posted but for anybody who was wondering about the 70,000 limit, it's on the website.

http://xboxrewards.msgamestudios.com/challengesandrewards/Rewards.aspx

Most of them are only 2,500 available , 100 ms points is 6,000, and contra is the only one that is 70,000. There is also a percentage bar showing how many more are available for each reward. Level upgrades and gamer pictures are no limit though.

Spot2009
02-13-2007, 01:01 AM
Yeah.. it's lame.. The first 2,500 people to get the stuff will probably occur w/in a few hours of the challenge. It's pretty janky.

BACKDRAFT11
02-13-2007, 01:02 AM
Oh . . . $%&@!!!!!

Just how many people are ranting about this, that might just encourage me . . . To be one of the lucky 2,500 to complete it . . . Damn. :mad:

Spot2009
02-13-2007, 01:04 AM
There are A LOT of users on xbox.com ranting right now.. This is absolute crap. I might just not go for the challenge, then. Seriously, WTF MS? 200 points for the first 2,500? Wow. Should have been 1,000 points.

brsfan22
02-13-2007, 01:04 AM
I was finally able to enter my password but then it just went back to blank.

Software2
02-13-2007, 01:05 AM
What's going to happen is that some lucky people will manage to get through somehow, and they'll get all 1500 points. Meanwhile, the overwhelming majority of people will be stuck here clicking refresh.

fire1811
02-13-2007, 01:08 AM
This is seriously starting to be not worth my time.

The Pants Party
02-13-2007, 01:11 AM
Clicking refresh constantly will just make it take longer, as it puts more pressure on their servers.

Bolt
02-13-2007, 01:12 AM
ITS WORKING, I GOT IT TO WORK!!!

I'LL start anew thread in a second!

Spot2009
02-13-2007, 01:13 AM
To get the rewards, I'm going to need to buy Pacman, Ms. Pacman, Galaga, and New Rally X, and Rootbeer Tapper. Then do Cloning Clyde and N3.

That's $25 spent right there.. Wow? And I'm not even going to get 200 on any of them today unless I try REALLY hard. So that's AROUND 1000 points. Where am I going to get 500 points? This isn't worth the money. It's a ploy to get us to purchase XBLA games.

Software2
02-13-2007, 01:14 AM
This is seriously starting to be not worth my time.
Yes... one down, 10,999,999 to go.

Although if I had known this was going to eat my entire day, I wouldn't have done it either... but I've gone this far... And at any moment the server could start working!

Let's play a drinking game! For every time you hit refresh, take a shot! :drunk

Software2
02-13-2007, 01:16 AM
ITS WORKING, I GOT IT TO WORK!!!

I'LL start anew thread in a second!
Damn you! (post a screenshot so I can dream what it'd be like to fill in my info before the rewards are gone)

Spot2009
02-13-2007, 01:16 AM
What if 2,500 people already slipped in and got the points? That would be pretty dumb..

BACKDRAFT11
02-13-2007, 01:17 AM
I want that thread, I want that thread . . . Every second I have to wait is the ever growing anger of me not being able to see the rewards! :mad:

brsfan22
02-13-2007, 01:17 AM
I got in. Sign out of xbox.com and then go to the rewards page. Click sign in there and on the left it will say register. Fill out the info and your golden.

Bolt
02-13-2007, 01:19 AM
i posted it

brsfan22
02-13-2007, 01:19 AM
I am Zone 3 by the way.

Bolt
02-13-2007, 01:22 AM
I got in. Sign out of xbox.com and then go to the rewards page. Click sign in there and on the left it will say register. Fill out the info and your golden.

yup. thats how its done.

Smokez
02-13-2007, 01:34 AM
Everytime i sign out of xbox.com i get signed in auto. Bc l use MSN exploer and it signs my email into every site i use

The Pants Party
02-13-2007, 05:24 AM
http://www.thezissousociety.org/oldspice.jpg

Well, I was able to sign up, blew through 3/5 (700) in NHL 2K6 and 5/5 (1000) in College Hoops 2K6 and then hit the magic button... I have not been able to load the "My Xbox Rewards" page, so I do not know if I was one of the first 2,500 yet. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

brsfan22
02-13-2007, 10:25 PM
You are so lucky that you were able to get through. I finished the challenge but my webpage is messed up.