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Site Closure Blames Microsoft for Community Love Lost

by William Schwartz

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My GamerCard was a website built and dedicated to the Xbox 360. It was a place where people could grab code to display their achievements anywhere on the web. Morgan, the developer at the site, recently bid farewell to the millions that used the code that he created. The web developer claimed that his hard work was because of his love and support for a company “recognized, embraced, and respected the concept of community involvement”.

Though he believes that somethings have changed at Microsoft, and the Xbox brand.

However, in the past few years, that love for community has been lost by Microsoft. The closure of customer-to-company community-centric interfaces (that weren’t tech support was a huge blow for Xbox fans. Especially those who really felt like they had a connection to the company they were spending their disposable income on. Similarly, the Xbox Community Developer Program – the program that was essentially created forMyGamerCard and a select few similarly broad-minded community projects – stagnated, with extremely few updates or new data features (despite constant requests), and waning communication as Xbox was not allocating any time to the program

You can view the full goodbye message to the community at My Gamer Card

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