Microsoft offers (little) Xbox perks
Microsoft has just introduced a new scheme intended to keep Xbox 360 owners glued to their consoles -- keep playing long enough and the company will give you some little perks, in a promotion the company is launching with Old Spice.
Basically, an Xbox 360 owner's "gamerscore" keeps rough track of how far they've gotten in various games-- play a game and thoroughly explore every possible nook and cranny and it'll cough up 1,000 points, though getting all those points in one game title usually involves some serious dedication. I've played a few dozen games on the system and racked up just south of 5,000 points over the last year. Score another 1,500 "gamerscore" points during this promotion's two-month period (it kicks off Feb. 12), and I'd be eligible to win, among other similar perks, 100 Microsoft points- that's the official currency Microsoft uses to sell video content for the Xbox 360 or songs at the company's Zune marketplace store.
I said "little" perks, right? This all sounded vaguely exciting to me till I looked up what I can get for the 100 Microsoft points. Turns out I'd get about one song at the Zune markeplace, which sells songs for 79 points apiece-- or, about a buck.
So popular is the "gamerscore" feature as a bragging-rights sort of thing that it has even given rise to a side business of online services that will raise your score for you. At levelmy360.com, one such service, the site offers to raise a player's score 1,500 points for a whopping $120 (or, about 120 songs on Zune marketplace...).
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