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WINDOWS LIVE MESSENGER BETA NEWS
Forget about MSN Messenger 8.0! The next version of your favorite instant messenger will bear a brand new name: Windows Live Messenger. The new version won't be offically released until somewhere halfway 2006 and I bet you're expecting it to leak out a lot sooner, like with all previous betas. I can't blame you, really, the news and screenshots we post on WLM 8.0 sure are tempting. But what if I told you you might have a chance to legally download and use the Windows Live Messenger BETA without the need of any patches? What if I told you you can be involved in the development of one of the most popular pieces of software out there, that's going to be used by at least 185 million users worldwide... but by you first? You wouldn't believe me? Two words:
UPDATE: Everyone can access the Windows Live Messenger Beta now. More info here!
Some of our news relating the WLM 8.0 BETA:
- BETA is coming to town (the sequel)
- Updated: Windows Live Messenger 8.0.0365
- Updated Windows Live Messenger 8.0.0363 BETA build
- Windows Live Messenger 8.0.0328 dutch translation
- Windows Live Messenger 8 Beta details
- Windows Live Messenger 8.0.0328
- Windows Live Messenger 8 Downloads
- Exclusive: Windows Live Messenger 8 Screenshots
- Hot: A first look at Windows Live Messenger!
WINDOWS LIVE MESSENGER BETA INVITATIONS
|We have HUNDREDS of invitations left for Windows Live™ Messenger beta. Keep checking this page to win them. (Last updated: January 25th, 19:20 Brussels Time).|
ROUND #12 (Jan 26th) - HUNDRED
LUFTBALLONS LIVE MESSENGER BETA INVITES
Thanks for donating: Disjunto, c2, xPLaR, Ribbons, JeffH, x master r, jonnhy1313, FormulaFreak, Das Yad, Harmon, MasterJackal, commandopoop, TraJiK, max1977, Damir, el puca, Roy758 and DN2004.
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ROUND #11 (Jan 25th) - HUNDRED AGAIN
Thanks for donating: Inky, Huuf, Sr_Colgao, ShArk KiLLeR, Vesh21, Thomas91, Ricci, junkies16, dave, Tazguy65 and Stefon.
ROUND #9 & 10 (Jan 23/24) - SEE FRONT PAGE (Finished)
Thanks for donating: Lyle, GunSmith, Laser_iCE, Mass, giveitdeath, stuartbennett, captain_caveman2k, philb28, sinuz, ben339, Kirsty, DEAN, Trist, Lukes_86, C01eMaN, Jonathan, Rodpheus, m_fergy, Đaedalus, Xiutian, werididiot, blaCkjaCk, Asif Sikander, fredthedeadhead, PovAddict, brianhanson37 and Inky.
ROUND #8 (Jan 22nd) - LAZY SUNDAY'S HUNDRED(Finished)
Thanks for donating: Jad Assaad, noob, sk8michael, Silent Dragon, omarc786, Kris Reynolds, Joachim Depoortere, jalupton, Insanity13, the_underlord, Boudz, x2zen, asinine_rahul, marcin8c, smithfalls, skelliwag, arienh4, Benny, siaustin, uid and renegade revolver.
For Messers in Hawaii & Alaska ;)
ROUND #7 (Jan 21st) - FRONT PAGE AVALANCHE (Finished)
Thanks for donating: ndspspx, rickie, !!james!!, joachim depoortere, jesterz, Alex Dijkstra, omarc786, bosox8814, Zypher, cmeister2, light on light off, TraJiK, pricey, dan, qzheng, Shaun Meadows, Michel, Opperator, Sam Shorty and Beau Giles.
ROUND #6 (Jan 20th) - HUNDRED, GOING ONCE... (Finished)
Thanks for donating: actually_sheep, Silent Dragon, Noob, Reece Cox, liyster, Jonathan, ichigo, mrmt32, WsMaCsL, Fatjoe151, Unclean009, SevanCoder, ch0de, iNFUSiON, Jun, ipab, Sorano, poomthebest, Ben and grutishauser.
ROUND #5 (Jan 19th) -
FIRST SECOND HALF OF 100 (Finished)
Thanks for donating: Huuf (second half).
Thanks for donating: Zorokdays, Ice_cold, Jonathan, xplar, Timothy, Tijgetje, osva, ianjmcd, Craven-Image, jk1992, Matti, deAd and Sypherknife (first half).
ROUND #4 - A RANDOM THIRTY! (Finished)
Thanks for donating: Henrik, theKarn, Brőck, stardust_webdesign and Patrick.
ROUND #3 - THE THIRD... SIX(TYSEVEN)! (Finished)
Thanks for donating: Zero1, Lylesback2, XeroCool, Zelath, Lord d'Eath, Volv, Ivan, Craig_25k, Nehemoth, SSS and Stuartb55.
ROUND #2 - THE SECOND FIVE (Finished)
Thanks to Corey and Tails for donating WLM invites for this round!
Time for a little more creativity! Your mission: fight boredom at family festivities and mess with your Christmas tree or Christmas crib! Send your self-made photo(s) to christmess.be. Bonus points for integrating Mess.be (eg. logo, URL...). The best five win! Sure, this is subjective, but let your imagination run wild and surprise me! Winners will be announced in the course of next week.
ROUND #1 - THE FIRST
FOUR FIVE! (Finished) We've hidden our first four invites throughout Mess.be as some sort of easter eggs (or should I say "christmas balls"?). They are disguised as the green Live Messenger buddy mascotte and have a keyword on them. So look around, click internal links, that kind of stuff. And if you find one, click it, and tell me its keyword via the form (double-check that you enter the correct e-mail address!). The person who sends me a certain keyword FIRST (my server's clock doesn't lie) will get a personal e-mail from me tomorrow. I can safely say "tomorrow" because I'm sure that by then all four keywords will have been found hundreds of times.
The invites for this round were kindly donated by TarTooob, dillapp and Parsifal Yao. THANK YOU!
(If you already donated your invite, be assured that we'll give it away in one of the next giveaways! If you have invites left with no name on them, please donate them here! THANKS)
NOTE: If you win, you won't receive a confirmation e-mail immediately. I have to manually check for the winners. If you're too late, better luck next time! One person can only win ONCE.
UPDATE: All keywords have been found (hundreds of times). The winners
will be announced within 12 hours! have been announced on the front page. They all have been sent their personal invite.
UPDATE #2: Those who have found all four keywords, should try to find out what soulful song they're from. The first who can tell me the correct artist AND song title, gets the closing price: an invite donated by Dan Demaine!
UPDATE #3: There goes the fifth one. Winner on the front page...!