Microsoft has just unveiled a brand new reward scheme for its Xbox 360 owners all around the world. They are offering free MS Points for different types of activity on their consoles, ranging from actually playing games to enjoying entertainment apps or social services.
The Xbox 360 has transcended its gaming role and now offers all sorts of features
, effectively becoming a social and entertainment platform, thanks to recent partnerships with different TV channels
and other such services that can be viewed through special apps made for the console.
In order to motivate people to try all these things out, Microsoft
is holding a special Triple Play promotion throughout April.
Basically, Xbox 360 owners need to play games on their console, consume entertainment, and visit social networks. Once they do enough of these things, they’ll receive 300 MS Points free of charge.
In each category, you need to complete at least one of the following requirements.
Play a Kinect game for two hours
Play online via Xbox Live for ten hours
Spend 800 Points or more on game-related items (Games on Demand, DLC, XBLA, etc.)
Spend 400 Points or more on any film or TV content
Use one of the following apps for ten hours: BBC iPlayer, blinkbox, Crackle, Last.FM, LOVEFiLM, MUZU, Netflix, Sky, VEVO or Zune
Use Facebook on Xbox Live for one hour
Use YouTube on Xbox Live for one hour
Use Video Kinect on Xbox Live for one hour
You can complete more of these requirements but you’ll only get one reward, so don’t expect lots of free MS Points to arrive from Microsoft because of your dedication.
The Triple Play promotion is available throughout the month of April and you can find out some more details about it and its requirements at this link