Microsoft Store site selling Surface Pro 2 with free Xbox controller and two games

While we keep waiting for Microsoft to release an Xbox gaming version of its Surface tablets, the company is now offering a way to buy a new Surface Pro 2 with a free controller and two games. The special promotion is now running exclusively on the Microsoft Store website.

The special gaming themed bundle, which lasts until May 1st or while supplies last, gives buyers a way to get a free Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows when they buy any version of the Surface Pro 2. The bundle also comes with codes for two free games. One is Farming Simulator 2013, where players get to live out their virtual dreams of maintaining a farm. The other is a premium pack for the free-to-play WWII warplane themed online game War Thunder. Combined, the controller and the free games normally would cost $104. The deal is only available in the U.S and Canada.

The special bundle is being offered as a tie-in to Unplugged, a new gaming themed YouTube series that comes from the popular Geek & Sundry channel. Microsoft is sponsoring the series which features players battling each other in League of Legends while using a Surface Pro 2.

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x.iso said,
What's up with the pen on the photo? Isn't it supposed to be Surface Pro (2) exclusive?

Not exactly sure which you mean.

The Stylus(Pen) is a standard Wacom that works on most Wacom based tablets.

The Surface 2 (RT) does not have a Wacom digitizer screen, the Surface Pro does and includes the Stylus.

This offer is about the Surface Pro 2 (as the headline states), so it does include the Stylus.

oh, somehow I missed the "pro" from the title. Thought that games are to be delivered through Windows store.

"...where players get to live out their virtual dreams of maintaining a farm."

lol A good writer and a sense of humor. :)

Microsoft really needs to play up the fact that the Xbox controller works great with the Surface tablets (not just the Pro or 2, but the original RT as well). There's an SNES emulator for RT, and my (wired) Xbox 360 controller works fine with it.

_dandy_ said,
Microsoft really needs to play up the fact that the Xbox controller works great with the Surface tablets (not just the Pro or 2, but the original RT as well). There's an SNES emulator for RT, and my (wired) Xbox 360 controller works fine with it.

Yes they do. In fact, the majority of controllers work on the Surface, not just the XB 360 controllers.

wait a minute, you say that Xbox wireless controller can be used on Surface without Wireless receiver for PC?

UPD: nevermind, in store it says that wireless receiver is also included.

Surprised Spartan Ops isn't one of the games. Granted, smart move but highlights the need for MS to get its XB and 360/XBLA titles onto Windows 8.