Microsoft announces Upload Outreach Program, offering Xbox One consoles and games to streamers

Friday, 23rd August 2013 15:35 GMT By Dave Owen

It would seem that Microsoft recognises the importance of YouTubers in the gaming market, as it announces the Upload Outreach Program. This will see a free console, free games, and a year of Xbox Live Gold go to 20 aspiring streamers.

Calling it a ‘program’ seems a little off, as it’s really more of a competition. If you want to win all you need do is create a one-minute video about an Xbox 360 or Xbox One game you love. Then, keeping with the point of the competition, you put it online and send the link to Microsoft. Full details and the necessary information can be found on the official site.

The closing date is September 15. There are 20 console bundles to be won, each worth approximately £1322. Nice.

It’s a savvy move from Microsoft as the influence of streamers only continues to grow. This is set to carry on into the next generation as both Xbox One and PS4 will let you record gameplay clips and upload them to the ‘net, or stream gameplay live through the Twitch app.

Thanks, Eurogamer.



  1. Tech-N9ne

    ^ LOL. This site has more than its fair share of crazies.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Lengendaryboss


    #2 1 year ago
  3. MFBB

    #2 yeah I really wonder why the owners/staff/writers/admins whoever dont give a shit about all the trolls/insulting/harassing… there are sure more than enough fans of the site who would moderate it for free.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Elvis71

    its kinda depressing that these trolls are not banned for their obvious insulting/rassism etc.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. polygem

    oh, beautiful. the green and the black. love it. great brand design.

    #1 shut the fuck up

    (i have been linked to this via the ‘mods’ thread :)

    #5 1 year ago
  6. ps3fanboy

    they had a program at Auschwitz too.. it didn’t end very well for the people that joined it… just saying.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. sebastien rivas

    mehh rhooo in the meantime PS4 is not doing anything comparable anyway! (yet)

    Any of you entered or is interested in this competition?

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Lengendaryboss

    Edit: double comment.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Lengendaryboss

    I’m sorry but What The Fuck? these comments are way past unacceptable and borderline offensive.

    Waiting for a site redesign is doing more damage suffering through these comments.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. sebastien rivas


    mehhh please shut up as the opposite is even more true!
    How come japan does not sell more Xbox 360? are they racist or anti-American?
    So please, choose a console, enjoy, but in the meantime just shut up. you don’t make sense, you don’t work for any of those 2 company so really, what is it to you that one does this or that. Again, shut up and enjoy gaming or bring more constructive comments or criticisms.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Ireland Michael

    @12 Indeed. Holy shit. All at the same time too. It’s literally just the same handful of people swamping every single post.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. sebastien rivas


    I believe you are a moderator on the forum, am I right?
    Can VG247 appoint you to moderate the site threads as well? you will have lots of work but it is also in dire need

    #12 1 year ago
  13. ps3fanboy

    oh… holy macaroni, the Lengendaryblabberchump is here too. he is borderline offensive spam. i demand the a site redesign before everything goes to hell!!!1

    #13 1 year ago
  14. PS4FANB0Y

    @15 – U-R-A-Pee-Pee

    #14 1 year ago
  15. ps3fanboy

    Irani = legendaryblabberchumps second troll account… im waiting for a site redesign so we can finally get rid of this troll.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. monkeygourmet


    That’s ironically true, lol

    #16 1 year ago
  17. Belmont

    These guys push the limits of trolling, It is clearly ugly !

    #17 1 year ago
  18. sebastien rivas


    What you are doing is politic or social politic ideal based on presumption, assumption, idealizing and ideology.
    American may be desinformed, misinformed, and biased informed about lots of subjects but…
    1) It does not mean the rest of the world is truer and more colorful
    2) what you are doing is politic and vote will speak for itself, when number dive and plunge into abyss and/or social uproar/reaction then politics will react because without people there is no government.
    3) This is a gaming site, don’t bring politic on the table.

    Yes MS is bringing a competition to win 20 machines and live gold for a year + games.
    Because they understood something went haywire right before launch and they attempt to come back as best as they can. What is wrong with that?
    Talking about Sony then it appears they will have a good launch, then what os wrong with that as in profiting from MS stumbling on its feet? It is business, I am happy for them to make profit and they each learn something everyday and that is in good relation to gamers’ action/reaction toward their respective product.
    I love MS Xbox but I won’t buy because it is too expensive. There is no ideology behind this but my wallet speaks for me and it stops right there, just like I assume for many others.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. sebastien rivas

    Doing a calculation per currency is an absurdity.
    What you want is what a Toman, a Dollar, a Euro, a Yen can give you.
    Maybe you make 700K Toman a month or 218$ but if your house rent is only 10$ or 32000 Toman then you are better situated than European and American altogether. Same goes for gas, food, movie ticket etc etc…
    I will not state how much we make but basically I cannot afford a Xbox1 because of mortgage, gas price hike, food price hike etc etc.. while income does no go up.
    I am French and I live in the US.
    Lastly, don’t try to turn what is not said. This is not a debate, this is no politic, this is a gaming website.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. wally10975



    #20 1 year ago
  21. Major Mayhem 70

    Wow…. And moving on.

    #21 1 year ago
  22. noamlol2

    oh my god, the amount of trolls on this site

    microsoft may got the better controller,but there is always third party controllers that are far better then the first party

    #22 1 year ago
  23. hosseincode

    IRAN officially apologies for user irani’s nonsense…

    you know, every country has its own assholes

    #23 1 year ago

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