Free Xbox Live!

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  1. Chris Bardon

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    Just found this on gaming age. Apparently, MS is giving you two free months of Xbox live if you buy one of the following games:

    ACCLAIM -- NBA Jam, Burnout 2: Point of Impact (Developer’s Cut), All-Star Baseball 2005 featuring Derek Jeter
    Activision -- Cabela’s Deer Hunt: 2004 Season, Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts
    Atari -- Unreal II: The Awakening, Magic: the Gathering - Battlegrounds, Dead Man's Hand
    Codemasters -- Pro Race Driver PRDXL
    ESPN Videogames -- ESPN NHL Hockey, ESPN NFL Football, ESPN NBA Basketball, ESPN NCAA College Hoops
    Jaleco -- World Championship Pool 2004
    Konami -- Dance Dance Revolution UltraMix
    LucasArts -- Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Knight Academy
    Majesco -- Black 9
    Microsoft Game Studios -- Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge, Counter-Strike Condition Zero, Project Gotham Racing 2, NBA Inside Drive 2004, NFL Fever 2004, NHL Rivals 2004, Top Spin Tennis, Links 2004, Amped 2
    Sega -- Sega GT Online
    Take 2 Interactive -- Conflict: Desert Storm 2 - Back to Baghdad
    Tecmo -- Ninja Gaiden
    Ubi Soft -- Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Island Thunder, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six 3, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, XIII (Thirteen)
    Vivendi Universal Games -- Hunter: The Reckoning Redeemer, S.W.A.T. Global Strike Team

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    This is a great idea on their part-I noticed that they also started updating the dashboard automatically with Live if you're not a subscriber (I'm assuming that KOTOR did that). Might finally check it out if I end up getting Jedi Academy anyway. I wonder if you're only able to claim this once (i.e. if you buy 2 games, can you get 4 free months-probably not).

    The next step though-free content downloads...
     
  2. Jay Mitchosky

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    I haven't checked my dashboard lately to see if it's been updated. Cool program from Microsoft. Better considering they didn't only offer a selection of lacklustre games to try and boost their sales. There's a pile of winners in there.
     
  3. Chris Bardon

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    Now, the only catch is that you'll probably have to sign up with a CC, get the 2 free months, and then cancel before the third month or they'll start billing you. You also lose out on getting the communicator, games, etc from the starter kit. If they play this right, you'll be able to pick up a live starter kit after the two trial months are up so that you can get the first year covered, as well as the communicator and software.

    Either way, there's a couple of games there that I might pick up anyway, so I'll have to give Live a try if I do end up getting Jedi Academy, XIII, or Ninja Gaiden.
     
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    I thought you had to buy the headset seperately? MS just released their official ones for $29.99. IIRC, on the box of Fever, it says "additional purchase necessary" where it offers the free two months.
     
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