Microsoft Block Party Dates and Pricing; Free Points and Gold Membership Access Offer Detailed

Microsoft Block Party Dates and Pricing; Free Points and Gold Membership Access Offer Detailed


Xbox LIVE’s Major Nelson, Larry Hryb, posted on his blog the details of the upcoming Block Party for Xbox LIVE.

Starting on March 3 rd , players can pick up Toy Soldiers for 1200. A week later, Scrap Metal will also be available for 1200 points. Rare’s classic FPS from the 64-bit era, Perfect Dark, will hit on the 17 th for 800 points, and Game Room will launch, for free, on March 24 th , with games costing anywhere from 240 to 400 points.

If you go ahead and pick up every featured title in the Block Party promotion, you’ll be rewarded by Microsoft with 400 points to your account and, if you’re already a LIVE Gold member, you’ll get a free month tacked on to your membership.

Below you’ll find Major Nelson’s posting in its entirety that even includes the terms and conditions for picking up your free MS points.

Blog Post:

Earlier this month at the X10 Media event, we announced the upcoming Xbox LIVE Arcade Block Party* promotion. Today we’re announcing additional promotion details and the release schedule1:

March 3rd: Toy Soldiers -1200 points

March 10: Scrap Metal – 1200 points

March 17: Perfect Dark – 800 points

March 24: Game Room – Free to download. Individual games will cost 240 to 400 points

Plus: When you purchase all three Block Party titles and download the free Game Room app you’ll receive 400 Microsoft Points back to your account**! And if you’re an Xbox LIVE Gold Members you’ll also get an extra month of Gold absolutely free**!

And from Noon ET Friday, March 26, – Noon ET Monday, March 29 Block Party is making it easy for you to play together with an Xbox LIVE Multiplayer Unlock weekend! For this weekend only, we’re unlocking the online multiplayer features of all Block Party titles for Xbox LIVE Silver Members to play for free (games sold separately).

1 – This is the current release schedule for Block Party titles. As with everything game release related, dates are subject to change.

*Depending on your region, you may see this promotion called House party. The above information applies.


Purchase all 3 games: Toy Soldiers, Scrap Metal, Perfect Dark, & download the free Game Room app before March 31, 2010 11:59pm EST, and receive 400 Microsoft Points – FREE! As a bonus, all current Gold members as of April 30, 2010 that fulfill this offer will also receive 1 month of Gold for FREE! Limit one (1) of each gift per person. To qualify for your gift, you must purchase all three (3) games from Xbox LIVE Arcade and download the free Game Room app using your Xbox LIVE account, by March 31, 2010 11:59 EST. To qualify for the bonus month of Gold, you must have a current Gold account (sold separately) as of April 30, 2010. The free Points and 1 month of Gold will automatically be deposited into your Xbox LIVE account after the end of the promotion period. Please allow 4 weeks for delivery – on or around April 30, 2010. Offer available only to legal residents, age 13 plus, of all countries that support Xbox LIVE, while supplies last, is non-transferable, not redeemable for cash, and cannot be combined with any other rebate or offer. Taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the recipient. Broadband internet required for Xbox LIVE; for terms of use and system requirements see www.xbox.com/live .

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