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Submitted by SteveQuinn 408d ago | news

Free Xbox One Email Is Legit States Microsoft

Quite a few Xbox account owners have received an email today stating that they have been give, yes given, a free Xbox One console. (Microsoft, Xbox One)

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DeadRabbits  +   408d ago
When you see the word FREE in the same sentence as Micro$oft you can only come to the conclusion it is a scam!
Godmars290   408d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(16)
Strikepackage Bravo  +   408d ago
What? Microsoft gives away more free sh%t than its two biggest rivals Google and Apple combined, wtf are you talking about, even you dont know do you?
NewMonday  +   407d ago
now this is the right way to win people over, not PR and spin.
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darthv72  +   407d ago
i have been using my bing points to try and win an xb1. Must have entered over 20 times. If I did win AND got one of these emails as well, one of them is going on craigs list.
mikeslemonade  +   407d ago
It's not at all a win. Since very few people are getting it and it sounds "too good to be true". When someone here's that on the news they thing it's not true or they put a negative connotation with it typically.

But anyway.. if you get one of these you should resell it for money and get a PS4 instead.
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phallusitator  +   407d ago
I wonder if they count these in their "sold" numbers...
mikeslemonade  +   407d ago
Won't matter because it's a drop in the bucket to them. Unless they give away 50,000 consoles it won't matter. It's not a meaningful number in the law of very large numbers. 39,9950,000 compared to 40,000,000 is not a big difference.
badz149  +   407d ago
FREE? I'd take it! damn lucky bastards!
UltimateMaster  +   407d ago
I keep getting telemarketers telling me that my windows PC doesn't work and that the guy works at Microsoft.
I would not trust any of those emails, or at least be skeptical.

Either way, I guess they can afford giving the console to you for free given they'll resell all of your private data anyways.

Like mikeslemonade said, take it, and then sell it for a PS4.
Convas  +   408d ago
Conclusive proof that no matter what ...

... you're damned if you do, and damned if you don't.
Godmars290  +   408d ago
Like pointing out something for being what it is...
nukeitall  +   407d ago
Only if you are MS!

If you are Sony, then everything is God's gift to man!
rela82me  +   408d ago
Haha, wow... I cannot see how people see this as a NEGATIVE! Microsoft is literally giving you an xbox one ($500 value!) for FREE... Not a game (which they also are), not some DLC (which they also are doing), but the actual friggin console. Beats the free PS+ game rentals by a mile. Please send me this email, I would actually appreciate it unlike some lucky sony fanboy that will do nothing but complain that he got a free console.
Biggest  +   407d ago
What does this have to do with PS+? Are all Xbox Live subscribers getting free Xbones?
pixelsword  +   407d ago
It's NOT a negative; That's good marketing to help spread the word.

I gotta admit, good job, Microsoft.
BattleTorn  +   407d ago
When you see the word Microsoft in a comment spelt Micro$oft you can only come to the conclusion it is a troll.
DeadRabbits  +   407d ago
It's a visual expression of how I and others feel M$ puts the $ ahead of it's Product and Consumer!
BattleTorn  +   407d ago
Correction:

It's a visual expression of how you are incapable of viewing MS unbiasedly.
JeffGUNZ  +   407d ago
@ Deadrabbits. Really? So Sony isn't in the game for money? If you think money is not the most important thing Sony cares about then you are more delusional then you think. Every company everywhere cares about one thing, profit.
XboxFun  +   407d ago
Battletorn, I agree.

$ony gives away free games and N4G bows down in respect. MS gives away free consoles and it's a scam or MS is desperate.

Gotta love the two face nature of this site.
rainslacker  +   407d ago
If people actually got one of these free consoles, I'm sure they would be singing a different tune.

I used to think Windows phone OS was kinda meh, until MS gave me one for free a few years ago. I still don't like MS, mostly due to recent activities, but the WP-OS is pretty good.
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mcstorm  +   407d ago
Rainslacer good to here someone liking windows phone. I have used it from day one and I relly enjoy the os and what Microsoft are doing with it.

Alot of people still think of Microsoft as the bulling company and they are wrong as they are no longer the dominant force in the IT world as Apple and Google have now managed to get a grip on some markets which for me is not a bad thing at all as having competition is better than none and having a choice is what technology should be about.

I do think its funny how this site has now become so for Sony and against Microsoft and Nintendo. Sony have made some bad mistake over the last few years and did with the ps3 and the vita. Microsoft and Nintendo have also made mistakes but that is because no company is perfect and never will be.

In the gaming world it should never be about the console power etc it should always be about the games is this is the reason above everything else we buy a console. The fan boys should be talking about what games they are looking forward to playing and the games they have pre ordered rather than I had such a console or company because of something.

We do really live in a sad time where people wan to tell everyone what they have is better than what someone else has and it is really sad imp as we are all different and have choices for a reason.
Pogmathoin  +   407d ago
Got to love you Godmars, you say you always contruct an decent comment, but its always, let me repeat ALWAYS, the same bitter crap. Maybe they will throw in Kate Upton wth the X1, will you still complain? I am sure she is 1080p...
Lord Maim  +   407d ago
They can afford to give away Xbones since they're gouging all their actual customers for $500 a unit.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   407d ago
I just checked my emails and ive been given Killer Instinct for free, apparently.

The email reads: "You're a fan of ours and we're a fan of yours.
Thank you for your dedication to Xbox. We want to show
you our appreciation, so we're giving you: KILLER INSTINCT"

Nice. I guess having over 103k gamerscore and paying for Xbox Live gold since 2009 paid off.
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RedSoakedSponge  +   407d ago
haha seems your in the same position as me! the free game is nice huh? i was unsure about buying killer instinct and now i dont have to worry! :D
GameSpawn  +   407d ago
Legitimacy aside, what is more concerning about this is that Microsoft is so quick to give away Xbox Ones so willy nilly.

I know for a fact that something like this takes away from your pre-order allocations/initial shipment. If it is a small percentage of the initial consoles (0.01% - 0.1%) then who cares.

I don't know how many total consoles are being given away, but if Microsoft has resorted to this because they still have excess even after the pre-orders allocations I would question their stance and success in starting this new generation. Even the crappiest of consoles (or any newsworthy product) should be selling through initial shipments.
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BattleTorn  +   407d ago
You guys have amazing spinning skills.

Could you imagine Xbots saying "Sony giving away free games with PS+ is "concerning" and "what does it say about Sony that they have to give software away so willy nilly"

Xbox fans can now literally say - "Microsoft could give their entire next-gen console away for free, and Playstation fans will still turn it into a negative"
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schubacca  +   407d ago
Dude, they probably gave out 1000 of these systems to loyal individuals that probably already paid for their Day Ones....

As a recipient of a console, I can tell you that I am not complaining.
CrossingEden  +   407d ago
Omfg...... okie dokie gents, please logically explain how this is in anyway shape or form a scam and the repercussions of receiving a free $500 next gen console. Oh wait you can't because you and EVERY OTHER PS4 FANBOY on this site are completely and utterly delusional and will do everything in your (very miniscule) power to try and turn every piece of positive xbox news into a negative because guess what, you have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING better to do and are just trying to compensate for some nonsensical insecurity or problem that you have in real life by accessing the internet on your parent's computer so that you can take your frustrations out on companies, all of this trolling time could be spent doing something productive!!!!
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Mystogan  +   407d ago
You do some research before you start spitting out dumb shit like that. Microsoft always has a tendency to give away free shit at most of their events. Have you forgotten that everybody got a free Xbox 360 slim at E3 2011?.. Also they regularly give away free devices to developers like Surface and Other windows tablets.
AO1JMM  +   407d ago
It is not a scam.
BlueShirt7749  +   407d ago
The horse is dead pal
MrFairness   407d ago | Spam
ziggurcat  +   407d ago
@ holyduck:

"Don't you have to... pay for a PSN subscription to... you know... get the most out of your playstation?"

no. because you don't need a PS+ subscription to access everything that would be behind the XBL pay wall. and if you don't care about multiplayer or aren't concerned about free games/discounts, then there's no need to pay for a PS+ subscription.
tigertom53  +   407d ago
am not sure I have gold from the original xbox and pretty high gamer score and rewards member and have not seen anything from Microsoft.. I dont buy a lot of content so it might because of that...
Sayai jin  +   407d ago
Nice. Would be nice to get one for free. I have two of these pre-ordered.

Off topic, man some of you people are trying to spin this into a negative is utterly ridiculous!
memots  +   407d ago
Free but it's behind a pay wall amiright....
Sayai jin  +   407d ago
@Memots - Did not know any console was behind a pay wall. On XBL is a payed subscription (pay wall), but the console is not. Wow, really. You can play Xbox, 360, and XB1 games without XBL (not MP though)...but I am figuring you already know that.
memots  +   406d ago
i was being sarcastic Sayai jin.

I felt burn with my 360, Explaining to my wife she could not use netflix on it and she had to move the ps3 to our bedroom when she needed netflix, I have not used my 360 much , Forza horizon is the last game i used it for. Without gold there is no point in even having one if you have both.
schubacca  +   407d ago
@Deadrabbits: I got a free X-1. If that is your definition of scam, then yes.... I got scammed.... I wish that Sony would scam me also :P
WeAreLegion  +   408d ago
Free e-mails? Sweet.
mark134uk  +   407d ago
very desperate from ms to get the spy machine into your home
Mystogan  +   407d ago
Jealousy is a cruel thing.
MatrixxGT  +   407d ago
Yeah. I came here and saw MS having free email on xbox one, over 1000* wth? Hasnt email always been mostly free. Lol.

I know I wont get an email. Stopped paying for live years ago.
Stick89   408d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(2)
Voozi   408d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(2)
LoTuZ  +   408d ago
This is cool!
kB0  +   408d ago
WOW...I doubt I'll get this email, I'd love to cancel my Xbox one preorder and save 500$ LOL!

Is Titanfall a launch title? I haven't preordered any games for the one, and only KZ for ps4.

LOL at free emails.
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Crazay  +   407d ago
no - Titan Fall comes out in the spring
TruthfullySO  +   408d ago
Probably the only way I would get one anytime soon.

And the odds, are against me
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Bolts-N-Rays1109  +   408d ago
Man, how do you get on that list?
Dread  +   408d ago
Two ways according to Ms:

1. High gamer score

2. Gold member for many years.

and FYI I got mine a few mins ago!!!!!!

day one
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CarnageXB  +   408d ago
Ive had gold for almost 8 years. Still nothing.
Bolts-N-Rays1109  +   407d ago
What's your gamescore and Gold tenure?
MELMAN26  +   407d ago
@carnage

Yeah I am so tempted to call them.
LOGICWINS  +   407d ago
Congratulations. Very excited for you. Your loyalty to the Xbox brand has paid off.
CarnageXB  +   407d ago
@MELMAN26 if you do, leave a comment below telling us what they said.
TRD4L1fe  +   407d ago
what's your gamerscore and tenure? im curious to see if i stand a chance at getting a email fromn them
Crazay  +   407d ago
Ya I'd also like to know your tenure and GS. I have 7 systems at my place, was a day one subscriber to XBL with the original Xbox, was a day one purchaser of the original Xbox and my total tenure is shy of 9yrs now with a GS of 74K.
MRMagoo123  +   407d ago
Its nothing to do with how long you have had gold for or GS , there was one person that have had gold for a year and won one.
MELMAN26  +   407d ago
@carnage

Sooo...I said screw it and I called. I told her that I knew what they were giving away xb1's and KI characters and I wanted to know what the criteria was to be selected.

What I was told is that they only a selected a few costumers (at random) and if you haven't already received the email, then you probably wont. They selected the people that they wanted to give these things to and its done basically.

They cant give this stuff to everybody for free, I commend them for doing this though, it is awesome for the people who got the emails.
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SteveQuinn  +   407d ago
Which is what I said on various sites already...they Microsoft Store employees dont seem to be well informed.
CarnageXB  +   407d ago
Well, thats unfortunate. It would of been nice to of gotten something after being on xbl gold for 8 years. Oh well. Thanks for the response.
LuvBurger  +   408d ago
Oh damn.

Maybe my wife's jewlery will be spared from the pawn shop afterall
MRMagoo123  +   407d ago
If you havent had one by now you havent won.
thrust  +   408d ago
See how the sad ones still try to make this a bad thing, hahaha

life is going to rip them apart when they grow up if this makes them rage!
power091999  +   408d ago
Wow. This is a great promotion for Microsoft. It will help create a buzz right before launch.

I can only afford one console right now, but would be ridiculously happy to get in on this.
rela82me  +   408d ago
Edit wrong comment reply sorry
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christocolus  +   408d ago
awesome news.....i want an email...how do i get one?..
WeAreLegion  +   408d ago
What's your e-mail address?
christocolus  +   407d ago
lmao.....dude are you my fairy god father?.i dont wanna give out my mail adress without some sort of back up plan. for all i know you could be a serial killer..

...lmao..
matrixman92  +   408d ago
ahhhhhh...i got an email from xbox, but they just gave me all characters for killer instinct for free. Damn, what a let down
rela82me  +   408d ago
It is going based of tenure and gamerscore, may I ask what is your gamerscore and tenure? I have launch day tenure and 37,000 gamerscore. I would hope that would qualify me fore SOMETHING.
matrixman92  +   407d ago
i am not near my xbox to check my tenure, but I got it the year gears of war 1 came out lol...and my gamerscore is 101,205
BattleTorn  +   407d ago
I've been a member for 9years, but only have 27,000 Gamerscore.

I'm thinking it may have to do with where you ordered from.

Like those who are getting it may have ordered from the Dashboards.

i know there was a achievement that could only be gotten from ordering from off there
FunkMacNasty  +   407d ago
It qualifies you for 15MS points on your birthday (a whopping 0.25 cents in US currency).. that's all I ever got from MS and I've got a 6 year tenure with XBL... honestly not sure about what my gamerscore is, because I could care less about acheivements and what not..

Sadly... I have no email's from Microsoft wanting to give me a free XB1 :-(
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matrixman92  +   407d ago
I havent done anything with the xbox one...i dont plan on buying one. I havent even played xbox in months
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Visiblemarc  +   408d ago
It's one way to generate hype. If it extends beyond a few thousand units, then it will enter suspicious territory.

The basics of this are simple though. Let word spread about free units being given then for users not excited about buying xb1, an interest builds about maybe getting a free one. The hope being that that eventually "teaches them" they care about the brand and leads to sales.
Crazay  +   408d ago
Goddammit...I never win good things. what a rip
Sci0n  +   408d ago
Wish I got one for free so I could flip it and turn it into a crap load of PS4 games and all the accessories lol.
FrigidDARKNESS  +   408d ago
I would love to get one of these emails.
jamsam360  +   408d ago
Is this just for uk? Or just duration of commitment to xbox live! I got the killer instint e-mail but not this yet fingers crossed!
SteveQuinn  +   408d ago
Jam, im not sure...I did ask them on the phone and they said that all they know is that a number of people who use xbox and its services have been picked. Some got games and others got this. I myself am no one special. I run a gaming news site, I am an ambassador and also help with xbox enforcement but I doubt any of that played a part tbh...its just luck of the draw I guess.
thehitman  +   408d ago
If I got a free xb1 I would e-bay it ASAP.
hellvaguy  +   407d ago
First of all its ebay, not e-bay so I doubt you even know how to sell something on it and just came here to troll.
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smoothop  +   408d ago
I just got this email from MS just free game for me.

Xbox One
WELCOME TO THE NEW GENERATION

You're a fan of ours and we're a fan of yours.
Thank you for your dedication to Xbox. We want to show
you our appreciation, so we're giving you:

KILLER INSTINCT

We've unlocked all characters so you can hit the ground running.

Watch your inbox on 22 November for instructions on how to claim your free gift.

Don't worry, we'll remind you.

We wouldn't be here without you,
and we know you'll do amazing
things on Xbox One.
Thank you from Xbox Live.
Jump ahead.

Facebook

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ESRB Rating: TEEN (Blood, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, Violence)

Free gift code valid only for the authorized account holder of the gamertag this email is addressed to, and is nontransferable and not redeemable for cash. Limit: 1 per gamertag. Taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the recipient. Subject to Xbox Live system requirements and Terms of Use at www.xbox.com/live.

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Crazay  +   407d ago
where are you and what's your GS/Tenure with XBL?
YodaCracker  +   407d ago
I got this same email for Killer Instinct. I have a tenure of 5 and a Gamerscore of 121,485.
DarthJay  +   407d ago
I got the exact same email and my tenure is five years and GS of 95,000+
Rubberlegs  +   407d ago
I also got the email for free Killer Instinct but no free Xbone. Been a gold member since the 360 launched with a 120k gamescore.
gamer2013  +   407d ago
Just curious, what you're Gamer score?
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SteveQuinn  +   408d ago
I really dont care what the reasons are...free is free.
redcar121  +   408d ago
thank you ms for being loyal to your fans can not wait for ki
GreenRanger  +   408d ago
They're probably only giving them out to certain people, like the ones with the highest gamerscores, or something.
WeAreLegion  +   408d ago
Merry Christmas. I need to add a Santa hat to Nic.
Dread  +   408d ago
yes!

Two ways:

1. high gamer score and 2. many years as a gold member.
SteveQuinn  +   408d ago
My gamerscore is only 19565.
mhunterjr  +   408d ago
Man I would love to get this email. Save me $500 bucks, which I'd spend on an xb1 game and a PS4.

I've been on Xbox live since the month after it was introduced, haven't gotten an email though :(
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Neonridr  +   408d ago
Funny how if Sony was giving away PS4's all we would see is "Wow, good on you Sony, way to pay service to your audience by doing such a great thing". But because it's Microsoft, suddenly it's "well how else do you expect people to own this console", or that they are somehow desperate to gain any attention.

This is a good thing they are doing people, giving away a free item. Regardless if you want an XB1 or not, how can you complain when they are giving something away for nothing??
creeping judas  +   407d ago
Don't forget, "SONY cares for their fans, where as Microshaft doesnt". That has always been my favorite. Since SONY is run by a board of directors who only care about the mighty dollar. Just like MS, just like Apple, Samsung, Ford, GMC,etc.................
itisallaboutps  +   407d ago
Okay this is pretty bad ass. I still don't see why people hate on xbox so bad! I sure won't get one anytime soon but man so much hate
smoothop  +   407d ago
I was going to buy all characters for Killer Instinct and MS have given them to me for free, that's pretty sweet if you ask me.
HugoDrax  +   407d ago
Damn! I would love a free xbox one console, I wonder how they select the gamertags for the promotion? Or is it just a random give away? Either way, this is great news.
CarnageXB  +   407d ago
Ive been though all the beta dashboards, all the public beta games, even some private betas, even the private kinect hardware beta. Not saying I deserve anything, but it'll be cool to get a free xbox one.
Robdeagle  +   407d ago
Also a live rewards VIP member, long tenure, and 75k gamerscore.

I'm right there with ya.
swerve121  +   407d ago
i been there from day 1 also was n all the betas just give me ki 3 n im good
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