Microsoft reveals Xbox One Upload Outreach Program

Company launches new effort asking users to submit one-minute video about Xbox One game they like; winners will receive Xbox One, launch games, and one-year Xbox Live subscription.

Today at Gamescom 2013, Microsoft announced the Xbox One Upload Outreach Program, an all-new program aimed at attracting "creative minds" to the platform.

Users interested in participating are asked to create and submit a one-minute video about any Xbox One game they enjoy. This video should be uploaded to a service like YouTube or Vimeo and then sent to uploadvideo@microsoft.com by September 15 at midnight.

Those chosen for the program will receive an Xbox One, a one-year Xbox Live Gold subscription, free Xbox One launch titles, and the opportunity to collaborate with Microsoft's Upload team in the future.

The Xbox One launches in November for $500.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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549 comments
CcYungin
CcYungin

xbox one wont be out, so how can we do this

Carreau13
Carreau13

That picture of the home page is magical. Xbox music and video, which don't belong on the home page. Internet Explorer, because when we want to use the internet we want to feel like were 50. And a whole side bar of ad's taking up a third of your screen.

Aletunda
Aletunda

The ad makes kinect sound reaaally gimicky for me

001011000101101
001011000101101

How come they're having so many competitions and stuff all of the sudden? It's like they haven't really cared for the last four to five years, but now that they need me to buy their new console, I'm super interesting for them. Meh, MS. I'm still really happy about my Xbox 360, but too little too late.

minerl99
minerl99

This is like YouTube and Twitch combined.  I don't have any friends with a camera on the PS4, so I imagine with all the hate towards the Kinect camera by Sony fans, that you won't get to see your friends on the PS4 videos.  Too bad.  Looks like a fun feature.


I can't wait for Twitch as well.  On PC Twitch everyone uses their camera while they play.  That's the way it will be on Xbox One, but again on PS4 you won't have a camera, so Twitch will be like Twitch light.  Not as cool.


I'm very excited for an integrated Kinect.  Every day more benefits for Kinect are being shown.  Later in this generation Sony will realized the PS4 camera should have been included.

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

Time to flex my creativity skills... This should be fun

DeViLzzz
DeViLzzz

Is this for Americans only ?

AncientDozer
AncientDozer

People that scoff at things like this and call this "desperate" are damn fools.

I tell you what, I'm no fan of Apple or Sony but if I had a chance to walk away with normally expensive stuff of theirs for free? I'd jump all over it. Free makes almost anything awesome.

So even if you don't like the Xbox One or Microsoft, to snub your nose at this? I laugh at you.

Hell, don't go for it. Increases my odds of winning if you don't apply.

vegasdan30
vegasdan30

Outreach program?!  You callin us homeless now?! lol

JBStone1981
JBStone1981

I'm actually pretty psyched for this. Just so you guys know, I'm probably gonna win.

Dnice702
Dnice702

so much hate from you guys towards Microsoft . its so easy to get online and hate on a company for making a mistake . you act as Sony has never made a mistake  i can name a couple of the top of made head right now

RobDev
RobDev

i imagine 50% of the videos sent in will be of PS exclusives just to fuck with them!

vegasdan30
vegasdan30

What now we got to make the commercials for you too?! lol

DARKSPACE
DARKSPACE

Yay.. MS to boost up XB1 User Moral..  I say good for you 

furrynic
furrynic

I don't have the $500 Smackers to pay for one. What's to loose with this, I have never won a damn thing in my life, so if i don't win something is ok. The chances of you or me to win something from this crooks are 1 in a billion.

Ravenlore_basic
Ravenlore_basic

Desperate times, call for ...   <.<   >.>      -_-

I can not go on, they are just doing to them selves.    

StonerDemon
StonerDemon

Just how many "programs" has Microsoft announced in the last two weeks? It seems like they're constantly thinking what to do, from day to day, to boost pre orders.

0% planning, 100% improvisation.

At this point, they should give the console for free.

StonerDemon
StonerDemon

Oooh man, I see a lot of joke videos sent to MS very soon...

hadlee73
hadlee73

So the latest tactic is gathering testimonials? They taking a queue from Chinese gold-farming websites now?

cws3e
cws3e

Its really more of a contest than it is an 'outreach'

PlusFour
PlusFour

Reach for the skyyyyyyy.

KimCheeWarriorX
KimCheeWarriorX

sounds like a nursery full of crying newborn babies in here. the sound is deafening.

Lohdown
Lohdown

How do you make a video about an Xbox Once game you enjoy when the Xbox One and its games haven't been released yet?

TheWillyDog
TheWillyDog

Great way to get lots of market research done for the cost of a console. Clever.

RobDev
RobDev

@minerl99 first of all, you don't have any friends with a PS4 and you still won;t by the time the comp ends so the PS4 camera thing is moot. Secondly PS4 DOES come with a camera you are just not FORCED to buy it.

yearssomuch
yearssomuch

@minerl99 I see what you're saying, but I have a really hard time believing that Sony couldn't integrate the Eye into Twitch, or anything else that the Kinect will do, though you'll see a lot more usage out of Kinect since it's a mandatory piece of hardware.

yearssomuch
yearssomuch

@AncientDozer Seriously, I don't want an X1 until Quantum Break comes out, but if I can potentially win an X1 AND a copy of QB? I'd be soooooo happy.

Dnice702
Dnice702

@JBStone1981  good luck you and the others will make xbox live market places even better

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

@Dnice702 these sony lovers seem to forget sonys unnecessary formats just to milk money out of people. most things on the market used sd cards so sony made memory stick duo  and charged twice the price for it which was the same thing as sd but a different shape. you know because according to sony fanboys sony cares about users. sony cares yeah right no corporation cares.

yearssomuch
yearssomuch

@Dnice702 They've both made mistakes. We're in the console wars right now buddy, blind hate is everywhere.

minerl99
minerl99

@RobDev PS4 doesn't come with a camera, so that won't happen.

yearssomuch
yearssomuch

@TheSkilledOne06 Yeah, and your FFXV avatar doesn't make it incredibly easy to paint you as a Sony fanboy or anything. Nope, not at all.

There's nothing wrong with this, only that someone could potentially get a next-gen console for free. I'm usually disgusted by Microsoft, but there's nothing wrong with this, so stop acting like an idiot.

aovannor
aovannor

@TheSkilledOne06 You mean Microsoft trying to get the consumers to do everything for them so they DON'T have to try very hard?

majere613
majere613

@Lohdown This. Can we get this question asked to the clowns responsible for this promotion?

Wobbletop
Wobbletop

@Lohdown Just thought I'd check that someone else hadn't written exactly this, before I wrote it myself! 

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

@RobDev @minerl99 no ps 4 don't come with the camrea you have to buy it separate  if you want to be able to do everything the ps 4 can do.  when something is packaged together it is not being forced to pay for it. you are getting the thing you are buying with a bonus. think of when the price cuts come for these consoles the xbox one will always be better value just for having more stuff included with it.

blue_shift_91
blue_shift_91

@RobDev @minerl99 

that's the whole point. because the camera is optional instead of integrated, there is really no incentive for devs to support it.

why the hell would devs waste time and resources on an accessory that people wont need to buy? and why would anyone buy a camera accessory that's not well supported?

you see the vicious circle, there? 

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

@RobDev I bet if Sony asked for a 1 minute video where the gamer explain why she/he likes the PS4 or its games,people would make tons of videos...no Kinect,no Eyetoy required.

Algearond
Algearond

@yearssomuch I don't care, while I am getting an X1, I still don't trust M$ enough to allow it to run.

arqe
arqe

@yearssomuch @Dnice702 This isnt about hating as you can see. They say free console they still say Microft sucks. 

This shows their stupidity. /troll

RobDev
RobDev

@minerl99 @RobDev firstly of course it does, what makes you think it doesn't? Secondly the competition ends A MONTH before either console is released so i really don't get your point.

hystavito
hystavito

@Wobbletop @Lohdown Me too, I was going to ask, is this only for people that attended Gamescom or another show and were able to play the games?

RobDev
RobDev

@jtthegame316 @RobDev @minerl99 you are 100% wrong. the kinect isn't free. you are paying for it as part of the $500 price. Yes, you are being forced to buy it.