Microsoft giving Xbox Live users free Microsoft Points on their birthday, provoking ire


bristhday-badge-card_concepts03As part of a Microsoft’s MyAchievements program Microsoft is sending gamers 20 free Microsoft Points on their birthday.

The free gift is however not being well received, due to the paltry amount (20 Microsoft points is only worth around $0.25) and due to the numerous conditions attached.

Only gamers with Gamerscore over 3000 qualify for the gift, and users will have to wait till the 15th of the month to actually receive the Points.

Users with a Gamerscore above 10,000 get a rebate of one percent for every Xbox LIVE purchase and gamers with a Gamerscore above 25,000 will be a two percent rebate credited to their Xbox account.

To add insult to injury, there is nothing in the Xbox store which can be purchased for only 20 Microsoft Points.

This may be a promotion Microsoft may want to rethink. Maybe an “It’s my Birthday!” Avatar Prop would be a better idea?

Via  NeoGAF and

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