Gamers with October birthdays found a surprise waiting for them from Microsoft – a whopping 20 Microsoft points.
When Microsoft first announced the Xbox Live Rewards program it sounded exciting and interesting. Then we saw it. A one percent discount for some and a two percent discount for others isn't exactly a mindblowing bonus. But we all kind of held out hope for something cool from the promised birthday gift – maybe a chunk of points or a free Avatar item? No such luck.
Instead, Microsoft shelled out 20 points. That's enough to buy 1/4 of the lowest priced Indie games or the real world equivalent of a quarter. Honestly, this promotion may be hurting Microsoft more than it's helping.