Posted on August 12, 2011, Phil Owen Xbox Live Rewards Accidentally Gave Out Tons of Free MS Points
A glitch in the Xbox Live Rewards system handed out a whole pile of free Microsoft points to unwitting Xbox Live members last night. The saga was chronicled on @XboxSupport, who at first said folks would get to keep the points and then announced that the points would be recalled.
Of course, that’s not the end of this story, seeing as some people actually noticed they had extra points in their accounts and spent a lot or all of them. @XboxSupport said they didn’t have any info on what would become of those folks. Probably, though, nothing will happen there. What’s done is done.