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Microsoft Announces Pre-Order Rewards for Xbox Live Rewards Members

by Eric Frederiksen | October 14, 2014October 14, 2014 6:30 pm PST

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If you’re planning to pre-order games this season and are still deciding who to go with, Microsoft has announced a pretty persuasive offer via their online store.

If you pre-order any of the games available this holiday season from the Microsoft store – using the same email as your Xbox Live Rewards account – you’ll get 15,000 rewards credits. Now replace that comma with a period – that’s $15.00 even. Microsoft doesn’t use its old points format anymore, but they do offer rewards for money spent on Xbox Live.

This doesn’t apply to just one game, either – the announcement says that the “offer is valid on up to three game titles,” meaning you could rake in $45 for something you were going to do anyway. To make sure you’re not tempted to stray elsewhere, this deal also includes free shipping and release date delivery.

For the Xbox One exclusive titles, Microsoft has also announced some exclusive content. Sunset Overdrive pre-orders will get melee weapons called Acordes de la Muerte (Chords of Death) and The Hangover. Pre-orders for Halo: The Master Chief Collection will come with a license plate frame that says “My other car is a Warthog,” a window decal, and an in-game benefit in the form of a bonus skull. Like other skulls in the Halo games, this unlocks a new features that changes up some element of the game. This one in particular is the Boom skull, and it unlocks double explosion effects in Halo 2: Anniversary.

The pre-order offer isn’t limited to just Microsoft’s exclusive titles, either, but any Xbox One or Xbox 360 titles pre-ordered through the Microsoft Store this holiday season. Pre-ordering is always buyer beware, but this is one of the most appealing pre-order bonuses we’ve seen yet.

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Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...