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    Default Microsoft offering free XBLA game due to Live issues [joystiq]

    http://www.joystiq.com/2008/01/04/mi...o-live-issues/

    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.
    Let's hope that it's a new title or that we get to select one, not some predetermined crap-since not everyone will be able to take part if they've already purchased.
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    They should just credit 400 or 800 points to everyone and let us choose. :wishful thinking:

    Seriously if they offer up Joust or Robotron for the two people who don't already have that why bother?

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    I would prefer a credit of points instead of a game, only because I have all the XBLA games.

    Its a very nice gesture by Microsoft though.
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    It's gonna be Frogger, isn't it?

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    I hope they just credit 800 points instead, I already have 12 or 13 XBLA Games, And you could have guessed that I have worms, uno and robotron. I don't have joust, Frogger or pac man though. But I'd rather have a choice of what i want to buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slate View Post
    I hope they just credit 800 points instead, I already have 12 or 13 XBLA Games, And you could have guessed that I have worms, uno and robotron. I don't have joust, Frogger or pac man though. But I'd rather have a choice of what i want to buy.

    ditto, give me points, and let me choose what free game to get, don't screw us into getting some crap we already have, hell points don't really cost M$ anything right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nebagram View Post
    It's gonna be Frogger, isn't it?
    This was my first thought too.
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    My guess it's going to be a game nobody has yet. Something like Aegis Wing where MS doesn't feel that they could make enough money from it so they just give it away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nebagram View Post
    It's gonna be Frogger, isn't it?
    Or Joust.
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    im happy with whatever i get, i only have tmnt and double dragon, so it will work out for me

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    It's going to end up being Space Giraffe... that'll keep the gamers happy and that'll shut Minter up. They're sick of hearing him bitch too.

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    Come on, it's totally going to be Aegis Wing.

    You know it.

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    Looks like I am screwed again. First I couldnt play LIVE and then when it started working my 360 got the RROD. Im guessing I wont get it back in time for the free game. Damn you to hell MS and where the hell is the cardboard coffin already?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie_Says_Relax View Post
    Come on, it's totally going to be Ageis Wing.

    You know it.

    Well that's just silly.

    It's totally going to be Aegis Wing II.

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    Sweet. I was wondering why my stuff wouldn't load on the front page. Until now at least.

    Woo! Free game. Gotta keep this topic up so I can get details on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinnysdad View Post
    Im guessing I wont get it back in time for the free game. Damn you to hell MS and where the hell is the cardboard coffin already?
    This. They should send me something for my multiple consoles' problems over the past couple months. Like, a console that works this time!!! I swear, if they send me another borked console, I'm selling off the console and my entire profile which includes a number of XBLA games.

    And if I miss out on this offer while my console's away, I'm gonna kick Bill Gates in the nuts. Yeah, right in the fucking nuts. And I even offered to send it myself with the replacement's box which I kept and pay for shipping so I can get it back sooner, but they won't accept that. Fucktards.

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    I hope they credit points I can use on DLC for Rock Band

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    Make Rez HD free, and (to me) all will be forgiven.

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    supposedly you will get to choose any XBLA game you want. says my woman that works at xbox live support. atleast thats what the email said that she got.

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