Get Xpert help for your Xbox

New to Xbox LIVE and need to hook up with others for online action? Or perhaps you need help with your new Xbox 360? Blog celebrity and Xbox Xpert Shen Qiaoyun, better known as Sheylara, is now available to help you with your queries.

Exclusive to Singapore, Xbox Xperts is a two-pronged initiative to get existing Xbox users to go online with Xbox LIVE. will provide local-specific content and FAQs, while on the LIVE service, Xperts like Sheylara will help new users get connected with other Singaporeans online as well as help users with their queries.

Since the service was launched on 8 August 2008, Sheylara has been online every Friday and Saturday night, from 8pm to 11pm, helping and linking up Xbox LIVE users. She has also been posting regular updates on the blog, including video reviews of Xbox titles and product giveaways.

In a bid to get more Singaporean on Xbox LIVE, Microsoft is throwing in two free movie tickets for those who sign up for the paid Xbox LIVE Gold service. Even those who simply activate the free one month Gold trial membership bundled with every Xbox 360 will be able to get the free movie tickets, with no money down.

According to Alan Chou, Regional Marketing Manager for Xbox 360, future plans for the Xperts initiative might include an American Idol-style competition to search for the next Xbox Xpert.

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