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Thursday, October 10, 2013

XBOX Live Rewards has gotten worse

Last year when we saw what the birthday reward was from Xbox Live rewards, we laughed. 20 Microsoft points is useless, it can't get any worse, we thought.

Well... It did.

After checking my email and being surprised again. Of course all excitement was gone this time, so the email read:

Over the past year... Blah blah blah...hope you had a great year... Blah blah blah.... Here's a little something to brighten your day, an Xbox Live Rewards birthday cake, just print it out, follow instructions, snap a picture and tweet it to us so we can personally say happy birthday.


For one that's too much damn work for a tweet. Two, isn't a tweet the same as an email, both cold, digital and uncaring. Three, id rather just have the .25 cents monetary value (since MSP is no more) added to my account.

I can do nothing with a tweet, and here we thought 20 Microsoft points was terrible.

At least we still have Games are Old... I mean Games for Gold.

1 comment:

  1. So true, it's infuriating! What kind of thinking is going on at their marketing department to conclude we want to waste time on our birthdays to make free advertising for them!? They're deluded. It's a slap in the face from a company I've invested so much money in and it's the one damn day of the year they should know better and just leave me alone if they don't want to give me anything, pfftt...print out a birthday cake. It goes to show they assume the typical user of their gaming services is a braindead buffon, they really know how to insult the average users intelligence at Microsoft.

    Sony sent me a code last year to download an icon of a b-day cake, they didn't want anything from me in return for it, it goes to show the different mentalities at work in marketing; they'll make the effort to give you something in good faith at their expense, whether or not you will show them support doesn't matter, they were generous enough to put it out there for you. Microsoft on the other hand, expects you to kiss their ass for years, tell all your friends how awesome they are, and then down the track you might get something from them, and when you do, it will be so insignificant you'll wonder why you should even bother making the effort with them as they'll be asking for something in return, not even subtly. Greedy pricks. I'm done. Thanks.

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