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The gamertag is dead, but the tattoo lives on.


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.

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19 thoughts on “The gamertag is dead, but the tattoo lives on.

  1. People are jerks. Glad you came up with a resolution to the problem, albeit a drastic one. Wish it could have turned out differently!

  2. Do you feel any regret for getting the tattoo now that you no longer work there? And if so, is it because of the fact that you’ve left or because you’ve grown out of your gaming lifestyle?

  3. Fucking hackers man, they ruin it for everyone.

    It sucks that you still had to deal with that, even after switching roles. But I guess banning is the best worst-case scenario. I guess.

  4. You will always be on my eternal gamerfriends list.

  5. Some people! Jeeze. But at least if you should ever have the desire to make a new one, you have that opportunity to start over. If not, at least you have the memories. (: (And I hope no one thinks I copied my “twixie” from your “trixie”. I swear, twix has been my nickname for about 8 years).

    😛

  6. They can take the gamertag, but they cant take the legend!

  7. damonfillman on said:

    I’ll miss having your face appear on my dashboard from time to time. Good luck with your future endeavors!

  8. That is indeed sad. I guess it’s human nature, but I will never outgrow the idea that it would be great if people could all play nice 🙂

  9. I always liked you, not sure why you got grief online. I remember you leaving Xbox for a maternity leave, didn’t realize you left for good.

    Sucks about your Gamertag, people can be idiots.

    Best of luck to you,

    Pete

  10. Steve B on said:

    I dunno at first i wasnt really feelin u on xbox I dont know why but now that i dont see ya on there i kinda do miss your videos lol (enough to find this page in a attept to find out what happened to you)…anyways this hacker stuff is pretty obnoxious but i did catch a youtube video the kid posted of a phone convo with u and u told him off pretty hardcore thats pretty funny.

    Anyways glad to see your still around and enjoying life ill keep checkin out ur blog now.

  11. Predator on said:

    Hey triXie. Of course you know who this is. I’m sorry for everything I’ve brought upon you. I was simply trying to reach out to Microsoft / Xbox to show them I can help. Getting ignored constantly was pretty annoying and I only did it to get staff attention. I really didn’t mean for it to get out of hands this much! I’m really sorry!

    Love,
    ~Predator

    • Steve B on said:

      Sad that little kid is still following u online too….This isn’t some joke….you hacked into a personal account and purposely exposed personal information…and bragged about it on youtube…I can only hope you are stupid enough to actually think your talented and move on to something bigger….and get caught and prosecuted and spend some much earned time behind bars…you are a tool and obviously have social issues since harrassing someone like her is your cry out for attention.

    • Predator is Faq on said:

      I Hope Predator Get 1 Million Dollar Fine

  12. Now only if they got rid of that old baddie Major Nelson Xbox would be a better place.

  13. Predator is Faq on said:

    Sad Little Baby is still following u online too….This isn’t some joke….you hacked into a personal account and purposely exposed personal information…and bragged about it on youtube…I can only hope you are stupid enough to actually think your talented and move on to something bigger….and get caught and prosecuted and spend some much earned time behind bars I Hope For Life 40 Plus Years

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