Xbox Live ʻPlay To Earnʼ offers start in April – hereʼs what you can get

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Microsoft’s Major Nelson has detailed a new feature called ‘MyPunchcard’, which is set to launch 1 April on Xbox Live for Xbox Live Rewards Members. Not entirely clear on the finer points of the scheme, but the general gist is that you get ‘Play To Earn’ rewards for fulfilling the following criteria:

  • Play 20 hours of any combination of arcade games (Reward: a free avatar item)
  • Purchase any four arcade games for 400 Microsoft Points or more from Xbox LIVE (Reward: a one month Xbox LIVE Gold membership)
  • Spend 3200 Microsoft Points on arcade games (Reward: 800 Microsoft Points)

Anyone who manages to play and purchase enough XBLA games to complete all three criteria will be ‘guaranteed a spot in an upcoming VIP Exclusives’. Again, not 100% (or even 10%) sure what that is, but we’re sure it’ll be something, er, exclusive.

Anyway, here’s a video of what we’ve just been trying to describe:

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