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Promotion Rewards Halloween-themed Purchases with Microsoft Points
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Microsoft has launched a new Halloween promotion, rewarding users for buying spooky Xbox Live content with bonus Microsoft Points.

Available to members of the Xbox Live Rewards scheme, the promotion awards 300 MSP to all those that purchase 2000 MSP-worth of horror-themed games, add-ons, avatar items and movies.

If it’s horror-themed then it’s in, meaning that titles like Left 4 Dead 2, Resident Evil 5, The Walking Dead and their associated content are all eligible. You can find a full list of XBL’s horror movies through this link here.

The re-funded 300 MSP points earned by participating member will be popped back in your account by November 15th, says Microsoft. Xbox LIVE Rewards members in the UK, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, and Spain are eligible.

If you’re not a member of the Xbox Live Rewards program, you probably should be. You can sign up here, provided you’re a Xbox Live Gold Member. The program also rewards users for earning achievements. Which is right up our street.


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Comment #1 by Facial La Fleur
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 @ 04:08:15 AM
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Or just spend 1700 points and be in exactly the same spot.

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Comment #2 by Floodclaw
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 @ 04:15:30 AM
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I'd rather just spend the points on something else.

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Comment #3 by SilvereX
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 @ 04:16:29 AM
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Nah I'm pretty happy with my 2% rebate, eh?

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Comment #4 by Bum Commando
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 @ 04:59:14 AM
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Microsoft is being really dodgy about the game titles that apply for the promotion. If you head to the forums some people are compiling a list with quite a few confirmed titles that apply for the promotion.

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Comment #5 by the action frampton
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 @ 05:05:02 AM
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@1 you realise that 2000 MSP buys you more stuff than 1700, right?

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Comment #6 by t800_courtney
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 @ 05:21:34 AM
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How about microsoft hop onto the playstation network and just have a look at what you get being a playstation plus member. Then go make some more appealing promotions.

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Comment #7 by merc mcguirk
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 @ 05:53:07 AM
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Half asleep, I thought it said the points would be "pooped" back into your account. Correct it for the sake of comedy, Lee?

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Comment #8 by neo consumer
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 @ 06:16:35 AM
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Excellent article, and only 17 days after we already knew. Bravo.

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Comment #9 by IEvil IMonkey
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 @ 06:21:41 AM
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@8 Was just about to say the same thing

This promo is for the whole Oct so why report it 1/2 way through the month?

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Comment #10 by Raging Bullgod
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 @ 06:43:41 AM
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Sucky part of all this is that the amount you have to spend in the first place is getting higher and higher while the refund is staying about the same.

The superhero deal a couple of months back was the best you spend 800 or more and get back 300. Got the harley's revenge with that one.

MS really needs to look at what PSN+ and Steam does. Better deals, massive sales and not just the same 5 brands over and over.

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Comment #11 by PE37
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 @ 07:11:19 AM
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Just a quick warning regarding this offer:

I'm signed up for XBLR (have been since the start) & last week got Walking Dead ep4 & Resi 4 - purchases totalling 2180msp & havent had any points put back into my account yet.

Walking Dead is named as eligible (as is Resi 5) and when I did a search of marketplace for "horror" it brought up Resi 4 so surely it is also eligible for the promotion.

I have posted on the xbl forum regarding this but so far no answer from anyone.

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Comment #12 by hawkai
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 @ 07:25:50 AM
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Reread the article, it clearly states the points will put back in by nov 15 not
Instantly. Just an fyi its the same for all xbl promos

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Comment #13 by Slayinfool
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 @ 07:32:34 AM
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"Xbox Live Rewards scheme" or "Xbox Live Rewards scam"

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Comment #14 by the action frampton
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 @ 08:11:50 AM
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@6 maybe they tried and it was 'down for maintenance' like it usually is.

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Comment #15 by AirborneRichard
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 @ 08:14:16 AM
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When those guys at Microsoft realize us gamers actualy just want to buy stuff of their marketplace because we want it instead just trowing our precious MSP out on some stuff we don,t need? To be totaly honest the large amounth of arcade games they put out there just isn,t worth the amount of MSP (some do) And as long they charge us actualy more for their games on demand then we would pay in a gamestore (used) If anyone at Microsoft can give me a proper answer why on gods earth games on demand cost more on there then a full retail copy with dvd cover,booklet and disk at any given shop then i would be truly excited, but sinds they can,t and i not see the point why i pay like 29 euro,s for an old game on demand while in the gamestore the same game i can get for 10 euro. Last but not least, and i,m sure anyone in europe will agree here, if anyone ever took a look the american dashboard and marketplace, they will instant notice they get alot more stuff then us, what basicly comes to the point that we pay the same but get less. Nice going MS ;)

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Comment #16 by marzipanninja
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 @ 08:19:26 AM
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My favourite PSN deal was the one where they lost my credit card details but gave me Infamous and LBP for free.

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Comment #17 by AirborneRichard
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 @ 08:24:29 AM
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#14 To correct you the dude is right about that. As much i,m aware that this is an xbox360 site its no crime to admit PSN actualy awards plus member (whats basicly the same as being a gold member on xbox live) and its true, here you get a shitload of goodies, games and much other stuff and you somehow feel rewarded being a plus member, while on xbox live being a gold member means almost nothing. If gamers enjoy being fooled by those kinda rewards MS is setting us with then so be it, but again there is nothing wrong to have a look on other consoles and see what they reward gamers with joining their plus memberships. So no need to start trolling or being sarcastic that other consoles giving gamers more for the same price ;) Yes you heared that one right! Xbox Gold 12 months 59,99 euro, PSN Plus 12 months 59,99 euro.

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Comment #18 by t800_courtney
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 @ 08:40:24 AM
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Don't think I'm not an xbox guy either people, I own like maybe 8 ps3 games (not including what I got for joining playstation +) compared to over 180 xbox 360 games (not including arcade games)I just dont understand why we don't get rewarded properly and I really think microsoft could learn from sony's deals.

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Comment #19 by xGallade
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 @ 08:47:44 AM
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To put in simpler terms, spend 1,700 Microsoft Points, get nothing back!

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Comment #20 by Nekroflame
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 @ 09:52:28 AM
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We need a list of which games are eligible. I feel Microsoft is being extremely picky.

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Comment #21 by smashingrascal
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 @ 09:54:15 AM
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The only thing i would spend 2000 MP on is the halo 4 season pass but I already pre-ordered a limited edition.

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Comment #22 by PE37
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 @ 10:12:44 AM
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@12 If you read the T&C's of the offer it says points will show as pending within 96 hours - they just wont be paid in till the 15th Nov. Its over a week and there's no sign of them pending on my account at xblr

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Comment #23 by the action frampton
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 @ 10:36:46 AM
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@17 not sure how my comment could be considered 'trolling'. Most times I go to the PS Store it is down for maintenance, and it always lasts way long than they say it will. Prime example it went down at 1pm on Monday and was supposed to be back up by 2am. checked at 4am and still offline. and that was just to update the store. pretty sure I don't get the same thing on xbla.

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Comment #24 by AirborneRichard
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 @ 01:55:59 PM
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@17 i didn,t meant you in particular, just mentioned it to those that start thinking i,m a PS3 guy just happen to jump in here ;) I don,t know about the maintenance stuff, but when i log in its always working, besides if they do that to make PSN more save i have no problem with that. Point is and stays is the fac as a Plus member on PSN gamers actualy do get properly rewarded for signing up for plus, free games, freebies, themes,avatars ect, just to name a few. Not get me wrong here i play only on my PS3 for those exclusive ones like Uncharted and games like that, so i,m def more of a regular xbox360 user. But still can,t deny the fact when i get on PSN i think wow they get all that and what do we get for being gold member? In short, not much realy. I know the its always been an inside battle between PSN and xbox live users but a fact is a fact as an MS gold member we get shafted most of the times, even with those fancy dashboard updates they trow on every now and then.

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Comment #25 by AirborneRichard
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 @ 01:57:16 PM
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meant @23 ;)

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Comment #26 by ViNyLek
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 @ 03:58:24 PM
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LOL @6 & #8 Well I already knew about over a week ago, but peeps running this site would rather play games than report on them (wouldn't we all LOL). And I also do agree that PSN is spoiling me senseless. I pick up maybe 25% of games they have for free and it's still enough to beat my Gold subscription which in my eyes is only ability to play with buddies online...

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Comment #27 by Immortalbenny
Thursday, October 18, 2012 @ 10:40:15 AM
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pffff Im getting sick of this reward program they brought it out in all major countys in europe but still not in the Netherlands. by the time we get it im gonna be 50 goddam years old.

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Comment #28 by Restricted-Access
Thursday, October 18, 2012 @ 11:16:54 AM
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Seems like a LOT to spend for what you get back. If you buy me a bag of cookies... I'll give you 3 cookies back! I remember when the Xbox Rewards program was ACTUALLY generous!!

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