Gamers have conceived any number of arguments to convince their parents to buy them a computer, but one of the more inveterate tactics is to claim that it will be used purely for educational purposes. Now, gamers could conceivably stick by that claim, as Microsoft today announced plans to give away Xbox 360s to students who purchase a new Windows 7 PC through participating retailers.
Beginning May 22 and continuing until allotted supplies run dry, those who purchase a new PC priced at $700 or more will receive a new 4GB Xbox 360. Participating retailers include Dell.com, HP.com, and the Microsoft Store. Currently, the offer is available only to gamers in the US, but Microsoft plans to open it up to students in Canada and France soon.
To be eligible for the deal, students will need a valid ".edu" e-mail address. They'll also be required to verify their student status. Those without a valid e-mail address can alternatively stop in at a participating retailer with a valid student ID to redeem the offer. For more information, check out Microsoft's official website for the deal.