I acquired the gamertag trixie360 in October 2005 – just before the launch of the Xbox 360. At the Zero Hour launch event I had it tattooed on my ankle. A gamertat, if you will.
My gamerscore never breached the 10,000 mark, but I had a great time with my trixie360 gamertag, and the tat gave me some hardcore gaming cred even though my skillz were never very 1334. (Except in Zuma Deluxe).
Last spring someone stole my account; the Xbox team got it back. It was stolen 3 more times by someone using social engineering. Finally, I had the Xbox team marry my tag to a corrupt email account and put it on a memory stick. I couldn’t use it, but neither could it be jacked. Or so I thought.
2 months after leaving Microsoft, my account was stolen again. I have no idea how, or why I am still a target. I got a message on Twitter offering to give it back to me before I even knew it was stolen. He wasn’t looking for money in exchange and didn’t claim to have stolen it himself.
So I asked Xbox to permanently ban the trixie360 gamertag. My friends, my gamerscore and my Microsoft Points are gone forever. But no one can steal it.
So trixie360 is dead. But Trixie lives on.