Users with Defective Xbox Ones will be Given Free Game

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#1 Edited by CloudStrife213 (423 posts) -

Microsoft is offering a free first-party game to some Xbox One users affected by hardware problems. Microsoft said in a statement, "While a replacement console is on its way, we want to ensure our advance exchange customers can stay in the game. We will provide each of them with a free digital download of one of the launch titles published by Microsoft Studios."

A digital copy of the selectable games -- you'd receive one copy of Forza Motorsport 5,Dead Rising 3, Ryse: Son of Rome, or Zoo Tycoon -- will still play on a machine with a malfunctioning disc drive, of course. In addition, Microsoft is replacing hardware at a faster rate than usual with its advance exchange program; Microsoft is sending replacement units before users mail out their faulty machines for repair.

Source:

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/11/26/users-with-malfunctioning-xbox-ones-compensated-with-free-game?utm_campaign=fbposts&utm_source=facebook

Very classy of Microsoft. On the other end(Playstation), I heard that people who were having problems were only given $10 PSN when asking for it and that they had to wait weeks in order to get their replacement sent if not going to Sony directly.

#2 Posted by psymon100 (6138 posts) -

forward replacement program is baws.

#4 Edited by RedentSC (583 posts) -

That's assuming you can get thought to MS and can afford the 10 hour wait on a premium rate line. And then have $500 to put down in order to get your xbox anytime in the next century.... yes its a nice gesture... but it doesn't fix all this and everything leading up to this through out the year... haha silly lems :)

#5 Posted by danabo (2474 posts) -

@RedentSC said:

That's assuming you can get thought to MS and can afford the 10 hour wait on a premium rate line. And then have $500 to put down in order to get your xbox anytime in the next century.... yes its a nice gesture... but it doesn't fix all this and everything leading up to this through out the year... haha silly lems :)

Chat with Microsoft Support Wait time: Less than 1 minute

http://support.xbox.com/en-US/contact-us?xr=footnav#0:2:10

#6 Edited by anybodykilla15 (114 posts) -

3 free 2 play games and a game that looks like resident evil 4 on playstation 2......

if ms really cared they would give you the option of using the free game token on anything, even for future releases

#7 Posted by RedentSC (583 posts) -

@danabo: However they are only doing replacements to those that call... chat support does not count

#8 Edited by danabo (2474 posts) -
@RedentSC said:

@danabo: However they are only doing replacements to those that call... chat support does not count

If you select warranties and repair and then chat, it's the same thing. They'll even get you a call back at a specified time if you want to talk over the phone.

#9 Posted by EddyG0RD0 (2567 posts) -

i guess ill go buy an XBONE now to get a free game

#10 Posted by XxR3m1xInHDn3D (1967 posts) -

Microsoft have one of the best online supports I've ever used

#11 Edited by CloudStrife213 (423 posts) -

3 free 2 play games and a game that looks like resident evil 4 on playstation 2......

if ms really cared they would give you the option of using the free game token on anything, even for future releases

How is Forza 5, Dead Rising 3, Ryse Son of Rome, and Zoo Tycoon free to play? They retail for $60.

#12 Posted by EddyG0RD0 (2567 posts) -

@anybodykilla15 said:

3 free 2 play games and a game that looks like resident evil 4 on playstation 2......

if ms really cared they would give you the option of using the free game token on anything, even for future releases

How is Forza 5, Dead Rising 3, Ryse Son of Rome, and Zoo Tycoon free to play? They retail for $60.

maybe he meant free 2 pay

#13 Posted by danabo (2474 posts) -

Microsoft have one of the best online supports I've ever used

Indeed, Amazon are a close second imo.

#14 Edited by II_Seraphim_II (20486 posts) -

Microsoft have one of the best online supports I've ever used

Well, they certainly have had a lot of practice.

#15 Posted by XxR3m1xInHDn3D (1967 posts) -

@XxR3m1xInHDn3D said:

Microsoft have one of the best online supports I've ever used

Well, they certainly have had a lot of practice.

I guess so but at least they give a damn unlike when I got in contact with Sony in the PS2 days and it took them months to actually fix my disc tray

#16 Posted by General_Solo76 (111 posts) -

They should give 'em a free PS4 instead! :D

#17 Posted by II_Seraphim_II (20486 posts) -

@II_Seraphim_II said:

@XxR3m1xInHDn3D said:

Microsoft have one of the best online supports I've ever used

Well, they certainly have had a lot of practice.

I guess so but at least they give a damn unlike when I got in contact with Sony in the PS2 days and it took them months to actually fix my disc tray

Please dont bring up those DRE days. Man, just thinking about it makes me so mad lol. Got 2 PS2s back to back that had the DRE problem...was really annoyed.

#18 Edited by cheesie253 (837 posts) -

@II_Seraphim_II:

Ahh those were the worst days in gaming. I had so many problems with my PSX systems. It was so amazing of a system I stuck with it though.

I like that they are letting you keep the console while a new one ships. I mentioned in another thread that while it wasn't ideal but that playing a downloaded game would at least be an option if your drive crapped out. MS even one upped that idea by shipping the replacement first. Good news for those unlucky ones with the broken drives.

#19 Edited by Halosball (104 posts) -

Wow, I feel bad for the victims of another faulty Microsoft xbox launch.

Really sad news. Get your shit together Micro$oft.

Also, if Microsoft is giving away free games to anyone that has had faulty xbone hardware, that tells you that the problems with xbone hardware are becoming more common.

Games are easy to give away and they are planning to give away a lot of them as a quick "fix"

Microsoft thinks that this can fix the problem and make everything go away. Wrong on all fronts. Typical Microsoft being shady and incompetent.

Just to go off topic for a moment, by all accounts the Xbone is having much bigger hardware problems then the PS4 too.

PS4 failure rate is at 1%

Xbone failure rate is already pushing past 15%

So all the xbots who were jumping on any little negatives they could find with the PS4 and blowing it way out of proportion, even making up lies about PS4s "bricking," its time to eat that karma now.

The issues with the xbone are REAL and widespread.

The xbone is going to get blowback 100x worse now for all the FUD and BS xbot shills and xboner fanboys were trying to spread about the PS4. Well deserved.

Anyway,

I bet Microsoft will give cheap games away for free too.

This is just a sad and desperate attempt from Microsoft to garner "good will" after they fucked up with ANOTHER console launch. Its not going to work.

Its stuff like this, that proves why we need Microsoft to GTFO out of gaming.

Microsoft's blatant anti-consumer history, enforcing xbox live pay wall fees for damn near every app and feature, enforcing a mandatory kinecy spycam, charging MORE for a weaker xbone that puts the focus on TV and snapshot features and not on gamimg, the fact Microsoft already tried to xbone away consumer rights.....I can keep on going on and on....

Microsoft is nothing but a CANCER to the gaming industry

If you are a gamer, there is no ifs and or buts you SHOULD WANT Microsoft xbox to burn to thr ground and should only be supporting the PS4....other wise you arent a real gamer

#20 Edited by Halosball (104 posts) -

Correction: on top of everything else i have already said, Microsoft is actually ONLY giving away ONE free game, thats it, not gameS (plural) like i originally thought

Wow, talk about Microsoft being a bunch of greedy corporate assholes

Its like Microsoft is saying, "people are reporting problems with the xbone, blah lets just throw away a cheap free game at them and that will shut them up"

Fuck you Microsoft. You screwed up. You are responsible for creating ANOTHER faulty launch

God I hope Microsoft burns to the ground for all the anti-consumer BS theyve done and or tried to get away with (further deatailed in last four paragrahs of my last post)

#21 Posted by Jankarcop (8893 posts) -

free 7.0 and 4.0 scoring games.

lol xbox