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I got it too. Surprisingly



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Mr Puggsly said:
theprof00 said:
soulfly666 said:

I think you have to have 75,000 gamerscore. I heard they are also randomly giving away some XB1 consoles with several games to these people as well.

Unsubstantiated rumors.

What I think is more interesting is that the email says "you're a fan". It could have something to do with a social media applet rather than a score or giveaway.

My activity might have something to do with it. I have a gamerscore over 86K. Maybe it was due to over 20 fighting games being in my Xbox activity.

Surely my Gold membership was a pre-requisite.


You're probably right with the score statement...

Someone on another gaming site I visit said they have 247,000 score and received the same email except stating they will be getting the console and Forza.  No way of knowing if that is true though.  I found this via google too:

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2013/11/06/microsoft-handing-out-free-xbox-ones-copies-of-killer-instinct.aspx



pezus said:
I got it too. Surprisingly

What's your gamerscore and are you a Gold member?



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Mr Puggsly said:
KylieDog said:
soulfly666 said:

I think you have to have 75,000 gamerscore. I heard they are also randomly giving away some XB1 consoles with several games to these people as well.


What a stupid qualifying tool, not only does it reward people who rented games in mass instead of supporting the 360, but for people who did buy lots of games and support 360 but didn't care about achievements it is a kick in the groin.

People who rent or buy used can support MS as well. For example, being a Gold member and digital purchases.

Why don't you ever complain about PS+ being a kick in the groin to people that buy the same games offered "free"?


If they do it with a game that was just released, then almost instantly goes on PS+, like Stealth Inc was recently, I do.  Also if there is a sale with PS+ discounts, then games in the sale go on PS+ the next month without warning.

But PS+ is not a reward or a prize, it is a service.  If someone is worried they may get a duplicate game on PS+ because they own it already they can just not buy games, or not buy PS+, or just accept they may get a dupe once in a while.  

This free MS gift is a reward/prize, and if it uses gamerscore it can very well reward the wrong people.  Kind of like when Sony decided to use trophies as auction points for stuff used in a ps3 advert, rewards renters instead of buyers in most cases, and in case of the first winner (and likely others since sony hid winner names afterwards), rewarded a hacker.



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KylieDog said:


If they do it with a game that was just released, then almost instantly goes on PS+, like Stealth Inc was recently, I do.  Also if there is a sale with PS+ discounts, then games in the sale go on PS+ the next month without warning.

But PS+ is not a reward or a prize, it is a service.  If someone is worried they may get a duplicate game on PS+ because they own it already they can just not buy games, or not buy PS+, or just accept they may get a dupe once in a while.  

This free MS gift is a reward/prize, and if it uses gamerscore it can very well reward the wrong people.  Kind of like when Sony decided to use trophies as auction points for stuff used in a ps3 advert, rewards renters instead of buyers in most cases, and in case of the first winner (and likely others since sony hid winner names afterwards), rewarded a hacker.

I imagine more factors than gamerscore were considered. Personally, I rent a lot of games, I buy used, and on occasion I buy $60 retail games. But my biggest contributions to MS directly are likely my Gold membership and digital purchases.

By the way, I'm not saying PS+ is actually a kick in the groin to anyone. I'm just showing its too easy to put a negative spin on anything.



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TheSting said:
S.T.A.G.E. said:
Nem said:
Oh cmon... can you be this dense?

Heres the story they arent telling you:

1. All characters unlocked are actually just the 2 that are available at launch. Or...
2. You have all characters unlocked for a limited ammount of time. After that you need to pay fot them.

It will be the day when Microsoft offers you something for free.


So....f'n true.

Lol they are giving away free consoles in emails also. Foot meet mouth


I believe I heard about the free consoles. Microsoft sends me emails from time to time. They gave me the code for the free audi in Forza 5.



I doubt his gamerscore had anything to do with it he bought a lot of digital stuff on XBL and he is a gold member that is the reason he got it.



190,000 gamerscore plus 8 years of live service. got email for game today! :)



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I thought this game was free anyway?



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Skeeuk said:
I thought this game was free anyway?

You can play as Jago for free.

They will likely give me a code that unlocks the season 1 characters.



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