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Microsoft plans to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Xbox Live by giving away free games and MS points to the service’s gamers. Xbox_live_MS_points2 Gamers can buy Xbox Live MS points from shops The company said that Xbox Live’s 8m worldwide members will be able to download a free Xbox Live Arcade game. The giveaway starts …


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  1. Matthew LaShure

    Pizza and Mountain Dew

    Ahh... the only thing left to truly veg us. The Pizza and Mountain Dew delivey button... One click and life is simple...

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Gates Halo

    Oh Yes You can!

    If you have a media centre you can order pizza through the web!

  3. Sampler

    Don't these machines have rudimentary online services?

    Both dominoes and pizza hut take orders online, dominoes you can even text - or was the last statement meant to be ironic?

  4. Nick
    Gates Halo


    Well, I was about to buy some points to go and download the full version of Worms off the Arcade! Looks like I've just saved myself a fiver (or whatever it costs for XBLA games these days). Guess I can order Pizza with the money to celebrate! :)

    Thanks Uncie Bill!

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Pizza Compliant Console

    I guess that would be the wii then.

    I'll have to buy one now :)

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    This is great news for Xbox owners like me.

    Now I really can't wait to get my Xbox back from being repaired for the second time in 5 months.


  7. Steven Foster


    Nice little gesture there, although I'm more interested in what this latest update will contain.

    *crosses fingers for DivX support*

  8. Anonymous Coward

    Oooh, how generous

    A free game worth a fiver for those of you we've been ripping off for the past year making you pay for online games! LOL, suckers.

    Sony rules :o)

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Thumb Down

    Pff Yanks

    Since When was 1600 Ms points £10 in the uk?

    £13.60 more like

    get your facts straight

    esp being this is a uk website

  10. Adrian Jackson
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    *Any* free game?

    My understanding was that the offer was a free copy of Carcassonne - which while it's an outstanding game is also one that I already own.

  11. Iain

    Yes, it's Carcassonne

    which is a bit of a pity, since I've already bought that.

    Still, at least there will be some fresh newbies to beat in multiplayer.

  12. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    Lighting Blue Touch paper...

    Have to say, although i have both a 360 & PS3, I did notice that you couldn't download games directly from the 360 store... Bit odd, as the PS3 can.. (WarHawk) and I was assuming that with all of the usage the 360 Store has been getting, that this would have been a feature from the off..

    Think someone somewhere on El Reg mentioned that Microsoft are always chasing the inovative tail of Sony...not 100% true, butt rue in some respects, and this looks to be the case here.

  13. Iain

    Come again?

    Where exactly did you notice that you couldn't download games directly from the 360 store? You've been able to since the 22nd of November 2005 - it _was_ a feature from the off; Geometry Wars was an instant classic.

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