We're excited to announce that we've fully migrated the Xbox Forums to their new home, here on the Microsoft Community forums!
As of today, going to forums.xbox.com will redirect you here to the Xbox area of the Community forums. We've moved all of your existing threads over so you can continue and start conversations with the new forums experience.
We sincerely appreciate the feedback you have provided over this transition and can't wait for you to check out the new Xbox Forums!
Sorry, but you got scammed. Feel free to send in your info, but you'll only spend hours on the phone and learn just this: If you call before the 8-10 weeks is up, the reps tell you that they can't tell you anything about when you might receive it and to
just call after the 10 weeks if you haven't received it. When you call after the 10 weeks are up, they tell you that you should have called more often and that since you didn't you forfeited your right to receive the game. If you keep pressing them, they'll
tell you that the offer is expired and that Microsoft does not have any more copies of any of the games for the promotion. If you ask them for a digital copy of the game, or for a refund of XBox Live, they will refuse. They don't mind spending 3 hours on
the phone over 5 different calls, but they definitely mind living up to their side of the bargain.
I know, I've been through all this. Here's what I finally told the representative, and what I plan to do- I refuse to renew XBox Live from this point on. I refuse to purchase any materials from the XBox Live Marketplace. I will buy all games used from
this point on, because I know how this impacts their profit. And I will blog about this experience in half a dozen places. XBox will lose a couple thousand in revenue just from me, as I have a lot of people on my Christmas list and buy about 20 games a year.
And I'm hoping that others will follow my example, and that such short sighted business practices will be justly rewarded.
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