Microsoft Giving Many Thanks to Xbox One Users


It’s officially been one year since the launch of Microsoft’s Xbox One Console. It was released November 22, 2013, and Microsoft is now thanking their early users who purchased the console, and their rewards vary depending on date of purchase. Xbox One owners (who have all the qualifications listed below) should have received an email by now which thanks them for their purchase of the Xbox One console, as well as details of their accomplishments in the past year. The qualifications include:

  1. Purchased the Xbox One console before October 1, 2014.
  2. Purchased the Xbox One console in one of the 13 launch markets (Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom, United States and New Zealand).
  3. Opted to receive Xbox Marketing emails before Nov 11, 2014.
  4. At least 17 years old.
  5. Have 10+ hours of usage on Xbox One.

If the owners have the following qualifications (not including the previous qualifications), they can receive other art rewards to celebrate the one year anniversary of the console. The qualifications to receive the art rewards are:

  1. Purchased the Xbox One console between November 22, 2013 and November 11, 2014.
  2. Purchased the Xbox One console in one of the 13 launch markets (Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom, United States and New Zealand).
  3. At least 17 years old.
  4. Have 10+ hours of usage on Xbox One.

The art rewards for users who have the above qualifications should receive an email by Friday, November 28, 2014 and the following rewards:

  1. A ‘Year One’ gamer picture.
  2. A special ‘Year One’ Xbox One background.
  3. An exclusive ‘Year One’ Xbox One background.
  4. Background Image for use on Twitter, Desktop, etc.
  5. Free rental of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn.
  6. Free rental of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods movie.
  7. Sampler pack of “Dragon Ball Z” TV episodes for U.S. and Canada users. This is for a limited time.

A third reward that fans receive include a chance to win (by random selection) one of the following:

  • Xbox One Limited Edition Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Bundle
  • Xbox One Special Edition Sunset Overdrive Bundle
  • One month membership for Xbox One-exclusive EA Access service
  • Tiger Shark cash card for Grand Theft Auto V, worth $200,000 in-game GTA Online dollars
  • Forza gift pack with Forza RallyCross hat, Lamborghini Huracán 1/24 scale replica, and Xbox One Controller (launch team edition) signed by Tanner Foust, host of Top Gear America, Global RallyCross champion and professional stunt driver
  • Forza Horizon 2 Limited Edition Casio G-Shock Men’s Black Multi-Function Digital Sports Watch
  • Grand Theft Auto V gift pack with the Los Santos Sheriff Trucker cap, Michael, Franklin and Trevor Posters, and a Grand Theft Auto V sticker pack
  • Xbox Live Gold 12-month membership digital code
  • Killer Instinct Season 1 Combo Breaker Pack, the retail version of Killer Instinct Xbox One’s first season and includes all eight season one characters: Jago, Sabrewulf, Glacius, Thunder, Sadira, Orchid, and Spinal. Also includes Fulgore DLC character.
  • Special limited edition Nissan 370Z, featuring a custom Casio livery for Forza Horizon 2
  • Air Vehicle shortcut for Battlefield 4 for immediate access to all available unlocks for helicopters and jets available in the main Battlefield 4 game
  • Arno’s French Rapier for Assassin’s Creed Unity to improve your combat skills
  • 75 Platinum in Warframe
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Costume Pack for Peggle 2
  • Epic Quest Table in Pinball FX2
  • Dance Central Spotlight (full game token)
  • Project Spark Premium – 15 days: Grants 2x gain of Spark XP, credits, and champion XP, as well as the ability to purchase new token-only content for earned in-game credits


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Yousef Shanawany

Living in the heart of Silicon Valley, Yousef is a tech reviewer and editor and enjoys reading about tech news around the world. As his primary focus is the video game industry, he also loves reading about mobile and tablet news, as well as other new emerging hardware technologies. Yousef graduated from San Jose State University, earning his Bachelors degree in Software Engineering. He spends most of his time reading, gaming, and programming.