XBox Live Launches Bounty Program

Live is offering a generous bounty program to convince Gold Members to recruit Friends.

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Trroy2869d ago (Edited 2869d ago )

Wow. 400 MS points that expire if you don't use them in a few months.

Since basically nothing good costs 400 points on XBL, they're basically giving you a "$5 off your next XBL purchase, if you buy soon" coupon, for recruiting you friends. i.e. you can buy stuff from them, if you go to the trouble of recruiting a pal.

Wow @ the benefits.


How about 3-6 months of Gold for free, MS?

thebudgetgamer2869d ago (Edited 2869d ago )

you could buy an indy game. i made a game with zombies in it is am awesome game for example.

BlackBusterCritic2869d ago

So you want him to spend his M$ points on flash games that are free on PC, but cost money on XBLA?

thebudgetgamer2869d ago

just playing devils advocate.

SixZeroFour2868d ago

refer 2-3 friends then you and your friends can get dlc...or is that on pc for free as well

r1sh122869d ago (Edited 2869d ago )

"promotional Points will expire on June 30, 2012"

Seriously read the article, you will have more time with the points if you do it earlier.
Its not a little time, its like 15 months or so (depending on when you refer friends etc..)
Its not a bad idea, with the number of xbox's sold and the number of people not using xbox live gold its a clever way to expand the network and make money.
You could even 'cheat' the program, if you know youre going to need more than 1 subscription buy that family pack and refer each of the silver gamertags, then use the family gold and make 4 of them gold. Now suddenly you will have like 1600 MS points on 1 account and 400 on each of the others.
Or what ever reward you choose.

Most people buy things that their friends have..
E.g I convinced 2 of my friends 2 buy xbox 360's (they already had ps3's), I also convinced 2 other friends to buy ps3's - Now between 5 of us we can play any exclusive title without any problems.
Its not hard, real gamers will buy both consoles - Saying that I dont have the wii because I go to the gym lool.

Bucky Sligo2869d ago

I get a feeling that no matter what MS do, it won't be enough for you. This is a good deal, you can potentially save a lot of money.

Legion2869d ago (Edited 2869d ago )

Wow... how quick for the bubble boys to jump in and comment.

There are numerous add on packs... and even discounted games that you can purchase for 400 MS points. Not to mention videos and music that can be downloaded.

And it stated "Tokens to download Points will expire on December 31, 2011. Once downloaded, promotional Points will expire on June 30, 2012"... meaning you need to download your tokens into points by Dec 2011 (close to a year) and you don't have to use them until June of 2012. (close to a year and half) So where is this few months coming from?

I'm all for hitting on companies for crappy promotions but don't see this as an issue. Getting points for doing what most people do anyways... which is convince your friends to play the same games you are.

Just too bad that the international community is not getting the benefits. I am assuming the majority of that is due to financial issues in the implementation in other countries of some point?

Vegetom2869d ago

XBL reward program, US only.
XBL bounty program, US only.

MS I'm getting tired of this bullshit.

SixZeroFour2868d ago

yea...even their close neighbors the canadians dont get any love and we are connected to them