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Xbox Live offers rewards for Gamerscore

Xbox Live Gamerscore is no longer just a measure of hours and effort ceded to the glowing green ring. With Xbox Live Rewards MyAchievements, it's now also a modest customer loyalty program for dedicated players.

The MyAchievements program turns Gamerscore, unlocked through earning achievements in Xbox 360, Games for Windows, or Windows Phone games, into a tiered rewards system. Users must have active Xbox Live Gold memberships and sign up with Xbox Live Rewards to participate in the program.

Those with more than 3,000 points are dubbed Contenders and awarded a gift (with an approximate retail value of $0.25) upon the month of their birth. Champions, who stack up 10,000 or more Gamerscore, are also entitled to a 1 percent rebate on all their Xbox Live Marketplace purchases every month. Those whispered of as Legends stand proud (and probably a little woozy) atop 25,000 or more Gamerscore, and get a 2 percent monthly rebate on all Marketplace transactions.

MyAchievements joins Xbox Live Rewards' other promotional efforts, including Microsoft points in exchange for taking surveys or subscribing to partner programs like Netflix.

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  • SpiritTemple - September 30, 2012 6:46 p.m.

    This ones cute, can we keep her Gamesradar? :)
  • codzprc - September 29, 2012 11:47 a.m.

    Found out I'm Legendary today. Which is odd because I hardly have time to play anymore. And when I do it's usually Mincraft. And all my friends have more points than I do. And I got smoked playing Max Payne 3 online... A fifth grader spit on me yesterday. Yeah. 25,000pts. I sure feel legendary.
  • ultimatepunchrod - September 29, 2012 10:20 a.m.

    Well, maybe if they had done this from the start it may have been okay, but this late into the console cycle (and the fact that a 2% discount is hardly noteworthy to anyone) seems...weird. What's the point of this? Avatar awards would have been a better deal.
  • RadgarLaser2 - September 29, 2012 2:40 a.m.

    Something is very f****** seriously mother f****** wrong when my mom is considered as great of a gamer as I am if based on the MyAchievements program.
  • theflyinfoote - September 28, 2012 10:57 p.m.

    Jeeze what a bunch of babies. At least live didn't get shut down for 3 months. Small price to pay for a strong well supported online community. And 2% back well that's a nice bonus.
  • Divine Paladin - October 1, 2012 12:01 p.m.

    2% back vs. 20% off deals and free full games pretty much weekly. Yeah, that's a nice bonus. They're making you pay $60 a year to pay more money and get literally pennies back. I get a quarter for paying $15 for that new DLC? Huzzah! I love my 360, but Microsoft is so far out of the loop that it's not even funny. At least they allow Silvers to download stuff off of LIVE now (I vaguely remember that I couldn't do that when I was Silver a few years back).
  • Meleedragon27 - September 28, 2012 9:53 p.m.

    Normally, I'd say that the reward is at least something, but I'm honestly not quite sure if this is better than nothing at all. Seriously, all that dedication for a paltry %2 discount? AND I have to be a paid subscriber? Really, I have no words for this, but I will say that it leaves me feeling really insulted for some reason.
  • TerminX - September 28, 2012 6:15 p.m.

    Way to go all out, Microsoft. 2% discount, really? 2% discount IF you've already bought a ton of games and subscribed to their awful service? PSN+ gives me twelve games for free, and it costs less money than a year of XBL. Step it up, Microsoft.
  • LEGOMatrix - September 28, 2012 6:02 p.m.

    Meh. 25k for Legendary status? Legendary, to me, suggests at least a six figure gamerscore, with at least twenty games 1000 pointed. That said, 2% is better than 0%, which is the true alternative, but... meh.
  • StealthV3teran - September 28, 2012 2:36 p.m.

    Bit rubbish really, they could have given out ms points instead maybe not huge amounts but atleast some. Im on 100,581 and i get a 2% rebate on marketplace purchases? i hardly use the marketplace
  • wampastompa - September 28, 2012 2:35 p.m.

    2% back?? Oh my God!!! That totally makes all the money that I've invested into my 100,000+ gamerscore worth it! If you care about gamerscore in the slightest, 25K is a pretty low score, kind of hilarious that they call this 'legendary,' especially when you consider that Stallion83 just went over 750,000. They really couldn't pony up a free 400MS game, or hell, an avatar item even? I got really excited when I first heard that MS was going to be adding achievement rewards, but this is more proof that they care far less about achievements than the people who actively try to gain them.
  • Turtman - September 28, 2012 1:48 p.m.

    PlayStation Plus is better. End of discussion.
  • talleyXIV - September 28, 2012 12:27 p.m.

    A nice way to garner loyalty... 6 years into the console. I actually expected it to be like "Earn achievement points and for doing that many, you get more achievement points!"
  • shawksta - September 28, 2012 12:01 p.m.

    I'll give B for effort Besides people like the gamerscore as a leaderboard thing.
  • robotdickens - September 28, 2012 11:53 a.m.

    Nice! I always said this would be an awesome idea. I wonder what they have for a guy like me with 40,000+? Also is there any news of when this is dropping or for what system?
  • FreezeRay - September 28, 2012 11:44 a.m.

    my first reaction to this was why are the tiers set so low, "Legendary" at 25,000? that seems like a really low amount since there area a lot of people with 50,000+ at this point. also I do agree with most of the people, the rewards are so low that it would have been better for them to not even bother. 2% off on top tier? why not just give out avatar rewards or something that people would actually think are cool, and also don't cost a ton?
  • ParagonT - September 28, 2012 12:41 p.m.

    What I was getting at, until I got jumped on by ten internet trolls that really misses the point and wants to make this about 'us' the 'entitled', not MS's thought process.
  • MasterBP - September 28, 2012 10:50 a.m.

    Wow thanks MS, it's.... fucking nothing. Why even bother? Who is going to spend so much on microsoft points that this will actually make an impact?
  • Zatunks - September 28, 2012 11:21 a.m.

    Tell me about it. I mean, I didn't ask for something like this, but this actually somehow seems worse than doing nothing at all. It's just cheap, and a bit of a slap in the face, if anything. Especially considering that it is, of course, only for those who pay the Xbox Live subscription fee.

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