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Microsoft to offer Xbox Live Rewards for Achievements

by Ethan Powers on June 20, 2012

In case you needed any extra incentive to earn Xbox Live Achievements, and we’re pretty sure publicly visible bragging rights are more than enough for most, Microsoft has announced via its official Twitter account for the program that come this Fall Xbox Live Rewards will tie-in to your array of Achievements.

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In case you’re unfamiliar with the way in which Xbox Live Rewards work, the program allots gamers MS Points when they participate in activities such as friend referrals and surveys. Renewing your XBL memberships, purchasing items on the Xbox Live Marketplace, and using subscription-based services like Netflix also can net you MS Points to trick out your avatar or shop around on Xbox Live Arcade.

Though Microsoft is currently not going into much detail as to how exactly Achievements will be supported by the program, we’re thinking and hoping that completing in-game challenges will earn us some digital spending money. There’s no better way to justify sitting on the couch for eight straight hours trying to complete a level without dying than to earn just enough Points to buy your Avatar that nifty hat you’ve been eying. To familiarize yourself with all the stuff you can currently do to gain free MS Points, check out the Xbox Live Rewards page.


Source: @XboxLIVErewards via Joystiq

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  • Allen

    You can save the points to buy a high quality game right? That’s actually kind of cool. Still not as good as PS+ huge list of free games but it’s cool. Give ya that.

    • Cool dude

      Atleast youre subtle about it…. :-P

      Anyway, ya im exited with this Achievement-MS point thing.

      Dude, you dont really get free games from Ps+. You call them –free rental games–.

    • Brevs

      The HUGE list of Playstation 2 games. lol

    • Allen

      I didn’t relize that Just Cause 2, LittleBigPlanet 2, Saint’s Row 2 and inFamous 2 were all ps2 titles

  • moyshirow

    I like the idea…..When i first started playing this console i tough achivments would be in game currency

  • Jimmer

    Not a bad idea, Microsoft. I don’t play my 360 much but it will be nice getting some points when I do. And I think when you pay Sony $50 a year and they give you 1000s of dollars worth of stuff in that year, it’s safe to say that some of it’s free. Why would you stop paying them? Don’t forget they just gave us 12 games this months. I downloaded LittleBigPlanet 2, Infamous 2, Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One, Just Cause 2, Lara Croft and thd Guardian of Light, Warhammer 40,000, Zombie Apocalypse: Never Die Alone, Saints Row 2, and Hard Corps Uprising.


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  • Brevs

    @Allen, No but they all have 2 in it. I find that funny. idk why.

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