It’s not too late to take advantage of the current XBox LIVE Play & Win contests. Microsoft has two promotions going on: one for Assassin’s Creed: Revelations and one for Halo Anniversary Edition.
In simple terms, download the special gamer pics to register for FREE. Then play the games online A LOT. Play lots and maybe YOU can win!
Here are the specifics:
The Halo Anniversary Play & Win ends December 5th so your best bet is to log 10 hours or more of online multiplayer ASAP. With Play & Win, the winners seem to be random but each hour of online gameplay is another chance to win. Let’s get busy!
What are the current Play & Win prizes, you ask?
You can win one of ten prizes of 10,000 Microsoft Points with Halo Anniversary. With Assassin’s Creed Revelations, you can win premium (read “over-priced”) Turtle Beach gear or 1600 Microsoft Points. I reckon your chances are better with Halo seeing how more people are probably going for the Turtle Beach gear.
Good luck and happy huntin’! 8)
UPDATE: Don’t forget to log onto Assassin’s Creed: Revelations before Monday, December 19th 11:59pm PDT (December 20th 2:59am EDT) to enter a chance to win one of the many prizes up for grabs (estimated value over $4000).
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