Free Xbox Live Arcade game announced - heads up
Free Xbox Live Arcade game announced - heads up

Free Xbox Live Arcade game announced - heads up

Not entirely sure on the date, but thought I'd give you all a heads up so keep your eyes peeled on Live over the next few weeks.

"Dear Xbox LIVE Members:

During this past holiday season you helped us break a number of Xbox LIVE records. This included our largest sign-up of new members to Xbox LIVE in our 5 year history and just yesterday you broke the record for the single biggest day of concurrent members ever on the service.

As a result of this massive increase in usage we know that some of you experienced intermittent Xbox LIVE issues over the holiday break. While the service was not completely offline at any given time, we are disappointed in our performance. I would like to take this moment to thank you each and every one of you for your patience and understanding as our team has worked around the clock to return the service to a stable state.

At the same time we would like to offer a token of our appreciation to all of you in celebration of record success for the service. And as a thank you for your loyalty during this holiday period, we will be offering all of our Xbox LIVE members around the world access to a full Xbox LIVE Arcade game that will be available to download free of charge. In the coming weeks we will be sharing the specific details of this offer with you.

Thank you again for helping make Xbox LIVE everything that it is today!


Marc Whitten

General Manager, Xbox LIVE

Gamertag: Notwen"


shame for those of us that are banned

Great news. I hope it will be one of the decent games but whatever it is its FREE!

the last free game was good it was carcassone

I had already paid for that one though which was a shame

why did you get banned fom xbox live? how do you get banned it?
i need to know someone help?:?

Mod your DVD firmware and you'll get banned.

Original Poster


i need to know someone help?:?

haha. Is your child an addict?

Sounds good. Did you get this emailed to your Live account? Just wondering where I should look when they release the free download details.

Original Poster

It was announced on the xbox website.

I'll keep my eyes peeled and post in this thread when it's out.


shame for those of us that are banned

and if you was banned prob did not have any issues with live :-D

has anyone got that thing on there screen. in accordance with xbox live policy the gamertag etc etc wont work, change it. so when i change it says it again. so i think im banned yet ive only just started live. anyone no wats happening

from digitialspy.co.uk

Following Microsoft's ][COLOR=#1515aa]promise[/COLOR] of a free Xbox Live game as a 'thank you' for users' loyalty, the firm has confirmed that the title will be become available this Wednesday.

Aquatic shooter Undertow, which normally sells for 800 Microsoft points, will be made available free of charge to all members worldwide.

However, Microsoft has yet to confirm whether it intends to refund points to Xbox Live members who have already purchased the game.

During the Christmas period, Xbox Live users complained of not being able to access the service, but Microsoft, which claims the problems were caused by an increase in the number of gamers joining Xbox Live, decided not to compensate users, but to 'thank' them by issuing a free game.
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