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Summer of Arcade may be over, but the great deals on Marketplace just keep coming. During the month of October, spend 2400 Microsoft Points on Arcade games and/or game add-ons and you’ll get 800 Microsoft Points added to your membership as a thank-you gift. Spend your bonus points on anything you want—game add-ons, avatar accessories, or even another Arcade game!

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Put £17 down as the cost presuming you manage to pick up a 2100 point card for £15 somewhere. Meh, you do the maths :p

Small print says it may take Microsoft until the end of November to send you your points.
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#1
Sounds hot to me. Certainly going to get Comic Jumper. Can then effectively buy another 1200 game for 400 points.

Edited By: Klopek on Sep 30, 2010 21:55: Dinosaur Steaks
#2
I'm hoping that some of the deals of the week will be worth jumping on - effectively squeezing the most out of the deal/microsoft!
#3
Microsoft giving anything away for free is a bonus :{
#4
Borderlands DLC, Comic Jumper and Super Meat Boy for me. Nice :-)
suspended#5
when is the bad company new add ons due out??
Also agree good deal but notice how they make it 2400 so you have to buy 2100 plus either 2100 again or 1000 card unless you have points left
#6
Bloody hell! This comes at a great time, given I have 330 points left, and nothing to spend it on.

MW2 Maps and LIMBO, maybe? ;)
#7
Great deal but note that special offer purchases don't count towards the 2400pts
#8
Was thinking of buying Plants vs Zombies so i'm sure I could find another arcade game or two to bring it over 2400 points. Just need to find a good deal on 2100 points!
#9
Peew971
Great deal but note that special offer purchases don't count towards the 2400pts


Where does it say that? I've only read this page and I couldn't see it on that:

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/press/2010/0930-thankyougift.htm
#10
chris3349
when is the bad company new add ons due out??
Also agree good deal but notice how they make it 2400 so you have to buy 2100 plus either 2100 again or 1000 card unless you have points left


You can buy in smaller amounts right off the dashboard.

L4D content is out on the 5th isn't it? :D
#11
im buying LIMBO 2mrw and may get something else also
#12
very clever marketing unless u genuinely where gonna spend close to £20 in one month on the xbox marketplace.
#13
Do you have to spend the points or just buy 2400 points?
#14
he6rt6gr6m
Bloody hell! This comes at a great time, given I have 330 points left, and nothing to spend it on.

MW2 Maps and LIMBO, maybe? ;)


No maybe about it Limbo is fantastic
#15
Duelling Duck
Peew971
Great deal but note that special offer purchases don't count towards the 2400pts
Where does it say that? I've only read this page and I couldn't see it on that:http://www.xbox.com/en-US/press/2010/0930-thankyougift.htm
An Xbox UK rep mentioned it on twitter. This is what the page says: Offer available Worldwide in all Xbox LIVE countries, excluding Japan, Italy, and France, while supplies last, is non-transferable, not redeemable for cash, and cannot be combined with any other offer
#16
Sorry but I think you may be misinterpreting this:
The Details
Purchase at least 2400 Microsoft Points worth of Xbox LIVE Arcade and/or Game add-on content between 12:01 A.M. Eastern Standard Time (EST) October 1 and 11:59 pm EST October 31, 2010 and receive 800 Microsoft Points added automatically to your membership. Limit one gift per person. The free points will be deposited automatically into your Xbox LIVE account after the end of the promotion period. Please allow four weeks for delivery, on or around November 30, 2010.

ie you have to buy the points from the store, negating the bargain : (
#17
Rom
Sorry but I think you may be misinterpreting this:The DetailsPurchase at least 2400 Microsoft Points worth of Xbox LIVE Arcade and/or Game add-on content between 12:01 A.M. Eastern Standard Time (EST) October 1 and 11:59 pm EST October 31, 2010 and receive 800 Microsoft Points added automatically to your membership. Limit one gift per person. The free points will be deposited automatically into your Xbox LIVE account after the end of the promotion period. Please allow four weeks for delivery, on or around November 30, 2010. ie you have to buy the points from the store, negating the bargain : (

It doesn't say you need to buy the points from the store, just spend them - unless I'm missing something oO
#18
"Purchase at least 2400 Microsoft Points worth of Xbox LIVE Arcade and/or Game add-on content"

I'll just probably pick up all of the RDR DLC.

New Zombie contet coming!
#19
Just so you know, Rock Band (or other music game) DLC counts as "game add-on content" and so qualifies for this promotion.
#20
Been looking for an excuse to buy Limbo. Looks like I'll be getting it this month :D

Heated.
#21
Awesome stuff, I bought 2100 points yesterday to add to my current 340 so I can buy Sonic 4.1 in a couple of weeks, leaving me just enough for Limbo

Nearly bought Limbo last night as well, wouldve been so p'd off
#22
Sonic 4 HD out on the 13th as well, that's 1200 points I'll most certainly be spending.
#23
do games-on-demand count towards this when you buy them with points?
#24
Anyone got Plants vs Zombies, any good?
#25
GQ Man
Anyone got Plants vs Zombies, any good?


I'm going to... I have it on my iPad and iPhone 4 and it's honestly one of the most addictive and fun games i've ever played. Downloaded the trial for the 360 and it's just as fun but add's stuff like co-op. It's a bit strange at first controlling it with a joypad rather than a touch screen, but you get used to it.

I truthfully don't think it's worth the 1200 points but as i'm such a massive fan of it... I can somewhat justify the cost.
#26
How is this hot? Its a total scam. Make people pay extra another way and get something 'free' IF you pay a lot first...
#27
shadowdogg, it's not a scam... IF you spend 2400 points you'll get 800 back. How's that a scam?

It's like the free delivery offers where you need to spend £25 or more. Is it a scam just because you need to spend more to get the offer? Absolutely not!

I'm looking very soon at purchasing Plants vs Zombies (1200 points) and i'm seriously considering Limbo too. Last week if I purchased both of these, I would have been 2400 points down and 2 games up. If I purchase these during October with this promo, i'll only be 1600 points down (effectively) and 2 games up... So it's pretty much working out at 800 points per game.

How is that not hot?!
#28
woohoomoo
shadowdogg, it's not a scam... IF you spend 2400 points you'll get 800 back. How's that a scam?!


Because they only just increased the cost of XBL gold perhaps?
#29
Still not sure how this would make it a scam from MS, especially when most serious players either have years of Live backed up already or already jumped on the early dashboard deal.

Essentially you are getting 33% 'pointback' on a 2400 point spend in October. If you don't see yourself spending that much, then great, but I think most people could easily use an excuse to pick up a couple of those 1200 games they had been waiting to drop anyway.
#30
shadowdogg
woohoomoo
shadowdogg, it's not a scam... IF you spend 2400 points you'll get 800 back. How's that a scam?!


Because they only just increased the cost of XBL gold perhaps?


First of all, this deal if for points... so why bring the cost of XBL Gold into this?

Secondly... The cost of Gold in the UK has only increase on a monthly basis - not if you buy annually (like 99% of folk do), but again I go back to my first point. So what if Live costs more now?

THIS DEAL IS FOR 800 POINTS REFUNDED AFTER A 2400 POINT SPEND. Please focus on that and not the fact monthly gold costs more, that the sky is blue, that it's raining outside or your 3yr old pet goldfish died.
#31
Great deal, gives me a chance to pick up Lara Croft and the upcoming Comic Jumper at the magic 800 points mark.

And shadow, please stop trolling Xbox threads. Kthxbye.
#32
Does anyone know if Bungie Pro counts towards the 2400 points needed?
#33
If it's listed under a game add on, I'd imagine so. One thing I can't work out is whether Game Room games would count - the game packs they come in are free, so I don't know if MS could track that at all!
#34
Wheres the cheapest place to get points from at the moment, i normally only get them when they can be had to 15 quid or less.
#35
Think my rebate just came through, didnt get an email or any notification, just showed my points total as being 800 more than it was previously.

Cheers again for the heads up
#36
Nice one :) Just checked my balance, and I'm still at the same amount, but I guess at least they are coming now :)

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