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Microsoft sending birthday “gifts” to Xbox Live Rewards members, makes heavy use of your printer

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If a NeoGAF user’s post is anything to go on, it seems like Microsoft wants to wish Xbox Live Rewards members a happy birthday by making use of their printers, one sheet at a time.

NeoGAF user Necromancer received a message from the Xbox Live Rewards Squad, wishing the user a very happy birthday. As an interesting “present,” Necromancer got linked to an Xbox Live Rewards birthday “cake,” which is actually several images that, when printed and put together, looks like a birthday cake…except it’s not delicious.

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Of note is Microsoft used to send Xbox Live Rewards members 20 Microsoft Points when it’s their birthday, which amounted to roughly 25 cents.

The P.E. Perspective: Some forum users aren’t extremely happy by this, but I don’t really know what users expected. It’s a nice gesture by the Xbox Live Rewards team, and if people wanted something like free Microsoft Points or something…well, sorry.

Source: NeoGAF

13 comments on “Microsoft sending birthday “gifts” to Xbox Live Rewards members, makes heavy use of your printer

  1. /inb4M$GetsADealGoingOnWithSomePrinterCompaniesSoThisFeatureIsOnlyAvailableOnSelectedPrinters.

    Seriously, M$, this is just a waste of paper and money, lol….

  2. Just received the XBox ‘gift’. first it was the insulting 25 cents that I was supposed to be THRILLED over and now this… It’s like a cheap uncle coming over with an egg and some flour. “Here you go kiddo. Make your OWN f*ckin’ cake! Oh, and populate my Twitter while you’re at it..”

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  5. Well some got their wish no more photos of a birthday cake and no more 25 cents worth of Microsoft points you know what they give you for your birthday now ? NOTHING my birthday was 2 days ago I’ve been a member of live for the last 5 years without a break longer with a few missed months of keeping my membership current, and now the give us Nothing on our birthday ! THANK YOU MICROSOFT for acknowledging my many years of faithful support I’m glad it counts for something.


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