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MyAchievements “birthday gift” is literally 25 cents

Warp Zoned writes:

"When Microsoft revealed the MyAchievements program for Xbox Live Rewards members, they also revealed that members would receive a “birthday gift” worth 25 cents. Many assumed it would be an Avatar accessory like a party hat or something. Not quite. Since my birthday is next week, Microsoft has given me my gift and it’s… drum roll please… 25 cents!"

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DialgaMarine1391d ago ImmatureShowReplies(1)
Muffins12231391d ago

OH BOY 25 CENTS CAN BUY YOU A VIRTUAL GUMBALL FOR YOUR AVATAR.*warning can only be used once*

RickHiggity1390d ago

seems a bit cheap for an avatar item

FarCryLover1821391d ago

25 cents I didn't have before haha.

Hufandpuf1391d ago

I remember when 25 cents could buy you a bag of chips. now it's 35 cents. DAMN YOU ECONOMY!

FarCryLover1821390d ago

Little bags like those are around $1.45 or so.

Blankman851390d ago

0.25 X 40 million xbox live users = $10 million every year to gamers.
25c is peanuts to the individual gamer, but $10 million is alot of money to give away every year.

dazzrazz1390d ago

Actually you are kinda wrong sir ! You have to enroll into rewards program first, you dont get signed up automatically and I'm pretty sure you dont get shit if u silver either

moparful991390d ago

Oh you mean compared to the $60 per year they rape from its users? I'm sorry but they can EASILY afford more then 25 cents per user..

dark-hollow1390d ago (Edited 1390d ago )

They are not entitled to give you money just like how you aren't entitled to buy an XBL subscription.

Zichu1390d ago

If people are still paying $60 for LIVE, then it's their fault for overpaying. You can easily find it way cheaper on Amazon or Ebay...

Anyway, 20 MSP definitely isn't a lot. Pretty sure it takes a couple of seconds to add MSP to someones account and probably doesn't cost them a penny. A lot of the games are overpriced on there marketplace, so they aren't technically losing anything doing this, they are most likely still making a profit.

It's better than getting nothing at all, but they could of done better... Oh well, guess I will have to keep getting 20 for each month, an extra 20 for my birthday and whatever MSP I get back for buying a game, along with any of there reward programs they plan to do.

nukeitall1390d ago (Edited 1390d ago )

Entitlement is a funny thing!

We are entitled to health care, wellfare, unemployment benefits and so on... and now, we are entitled to get a portion of our service fee back!

Nobody has to buy Xbox Live, and MS doesn't have to give you a dime for being a member, but when the offer good will I tend to accept it rather than b*tch and moan like a spoiled immature child!

Also, if you really want some points MS offers Xbox Live Rewards and you can take a survey for a free 20 points every month in addition to whatever promotion they hold. You can also get free points by using Bing Search engine.

moparful991390d ago

It has nothing to do with "feeling entitled" It has everything to do with the fact that a measley 25 cents is good for absolutely NOTHING.. Considering the amount of money their users drop on their products and services giving a quarter back to them is like a slap in the face... Its belies the greed that is rampant in microsoft and one of many reasons they don't get my money..

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