Xbox 360 now offering rewards based on Gamerscore

Microsoft has offered Xbox 360 gamers a way to show off their prowess with the Gamescore feature, whichs shows a player's overall score based on the Xbox Live Achievements he or she accululates in Xbox 360 games. Until today, a high Gamerscore was simply a cool thing to show off to your friends.

Now Microsoft has confirmed that getting a high Xbox 360 Gamerscore can also generate some real rewards. The company has launched a new program called MyAchievements which will give Xbox 360 gamers even more of an incentive to play and get a higher score.

Everyone who gets a Gamerscore of 3,000 and above and is a member of MyAchievements will receive some kind of special "gift" for their birthday. The fine print says the gift will be priced around 25 cents so we suspect that it's some kind of Xbox Live avatar gift item. People who reach the 10,000 Gamerscore level will receive a one percent refund on any Xbox Live Marketplace purchase every month.

For the truly dedicated Xbox 360 gamer, Microsoft will offer a two percent monthly Xbox Live Marketplace rebate if they reach the 25,000 Gamerscore level. While the rewards may be pretty small, it's still better than nothing and it's possible that Microsoft might add to the MyAchievements program in the months ahead.

Source: Xbox.com | Image via Microsoft

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Tha Bloo Monkee said,
Well now the lamerscore will mean a little more than just the size of your Xbox e-penis.

Boohoo, Sony fanboy much?

Amazing the people who will look a gift horse in the mouth..

Luckily for me I'm already at the cusp of the 25000 mark, maybe they will add a 40k+ level, then I could dig out all my old games I didn't get a lot of points from and max them out.

Insulting and taking the ****.

I expect no less, they have your money already. Microsoft don't need to offer anything, this is just a worthless token gesture. They are laughing all the way to the bank. People still pay for P2P gaming, they can't believe their luck.

If your not happy don't suck it up and pay anyway, money is the only thing companies understand.

So like are they gonna refund cash or points, because some games make me spend points and some make me spend cash. Seems like the system is going to get even more awkward.

25 cents equates to 20 Microsoft points...my guess is they'll just add that to your Rewards pool like they do when you fill out a survey...lame!!!

bragic said,
25 cents equates to 20 Microsoft points...my guess is they'll just add that to your Rewards pool like they do when you fill out a survey...lame!!!

Your guess is 100% correct, they just gave me 20 MS points as a birthday gift, I was hugely disappointed, sure they don't have to give you anything, but it's the thought that counts, in this case the lack of thought is a little insulting, at least give a worthless birthday specific avatar item.

They could have done something pretty good if they put some thought into it, not just a lame MS point token gesture.

Go figure, people will still complain when MS will give gamers a incentive when they didn't need to. Please take it for what it is people.

witbyt said,
Go figure, people will still complain when MS will give gamers a incentive when they didn't need to. Please take it for what it is people.

Sure, but if it was like, 10,000 gamerpoints = free arcade game, people would actually care to get more gamerpoints, which requires buying games, which makes MS more money...

Charisma said,
Yay, just what we need, more people worrying more about gamerscore than actually just playing for the fun of gaming.

1-2% on marketplace purchases surely won't make me worry at all and the gift might be just some DLC crap anyway nobody wants (think fancy dresses for your avatar... *yawn*)

GS:mac

Glassed Silver said,

1-2% on marketplace purchases surely won't make me worry at all and the gift might be just some DLC crap anyway nobody wants (think fancy dresses for your avatar... *yawn*)

GS:mac


Aye but it's the principle -.- ah well.

Charisma said,
Yay, just what we need, more people worrying more about gamerscore than actually just playing for the fun of gaming.

Considering how short games are due to complexity and 3D effects, I think Gamerscore adds a nice touch of replay value to each game...

And of course, for bragging rights

Jose_49 said,

Considering how short games are due to complexity and 3D effects, I think Gamerscore adds a nice touch of replay value to each game...

And of course, for bragging rights


I can sign that, but I would adore devs put a lot more effort into the core of their games again.

Maybe even instead of creating 10 similar free to plays, create 2-3 instead and one SOLID game.
Even better if your F2Ps are solid, too, but one of the core concepts of F2P seems to be to annoy the crap out of players.
Some games do it right though *cough* TF2 *cough*

GS:mac

ThunderBuddy said,

It says birthday month so I'm assuming that you would still get the reward up till the end of the month
So this weekend? Fun

Rudy said,
So this weekend? Fun

As said in the article it will most likely be an avatar or something like that so you would only need to log in within that month to unlock it, I doubt it will be something that you will only get for said month.

ThunderBuddy said,

It says birthday month so I'm assuming that you would still get the reward up till the end of the month

From the site;

"We want to make sure you get rewarded! You must qualify for CONTENDER, CHAMPION or LEGEND status by the first of your birthday month to get your special Birthday Gift! Missed it? You can still qualify for the other Rewards as a CHAMPION or LEGEND every month. It's that easy! "

Key sentence "by the first of your birthday month"

ThunderBuddy said,

It says birthday month so I'm assuming that you would still get the reward up till the end of the month

From the site;

"We want to make sure you get rewarded! You must qualify for CONTENDER, CHAMPION or LEGEND status by the first of your birthday month to get your special Birthday Gift! Missed it? You can still qualify for the other Rewards as a CHAMPION or LEGEND every month. It's that easy! "

Key sentence "by the first of your birthday month"

ThunderBuddy said,

It says birthday month so I'm assuming that you would still get the reward up till the end of the month

From the site;

"We want to make sure you get rewarded! You must qualify for CONTENDER, CHAMPION or LEGEND status by the first of your birthday month to get your special Birthday Gift! Missed it? You can still qualify for the other Rewards as a CHAMPION or LEGEND every month. It's that easy! "

Key sentence "by the first of your birthday month"

ThunderBuddy said,

It says birthday month so I'm assuming that you would still get the reward up till the end of the month

From the site;

"We want to make sure you get rewarded! You must qualify for CONTENDER, CHAMPION or LEGEND status by the first of your birthday month to get your special Birthday Gift! Missed it? You can still qualify for the other Rewards as a CHAMPION or LEGEND every month. It's that easy! "

Key sentence "by the first of your birthday month"

Munroe said,

From the site;

"We want to make sure you get rewarded! You must qualify for CONTENDER, CHAMPION or LEGEND status by the first of your birthday month to get your special Birthday Gift! Missed it? You can still qualify for the other Rewards as a CHAMPION or LEGEND every month. It's that easy! "

Key sentence "by the first of your birthday month"


Well than as Glassed Silver said "You wait a year"

Sorry about the large amount of posts, the site annoyed me as it wouldn't post my message, then all of a sudden it decides to post all attempts