Microsoft Announces Triple Play Promotion

By Michelle Balsan, 4 years ago
Microsoft has revealed that they will be running a promotion throughout the month of April that could see you walking away 300 MSP richer. The promotion, titled "Triple Play", wants gamers to take advantage of the multitude of things the Xbox can do. We all know and love it for the games, but they've been hard at work rounding out the entertainment and social features on the console. What better way to make us take advantage of these things than to offer something for free, right?

How do you get in on this promotion? Microsoft has set certain gaming, entertainment, and social milestones that you have to reach before the month is out. Satisfying at least one requirement from each of the three categories nets you the points.

For the gaming aspect, you have to do one of the following:
Play any Kinect game for 2 hours or more during the month of April. Game titles are seen here.

OR

Experience multi-player gaming on Xbox LIVE for 10 hours or more during the month of April.

OR

Spend 800 Microsoft Points or more on game-related items in the Xbox LIVE Marketplace during the month of April (qualifying items include the following: Games on Demand, Game Add-Ons, or Arcade game titles).
For entertainment, MS wants you to experience one of the following:
Spend 400 Microsoft Points or more on any movie or television content in the Xbox LIVE Marketplace during the month of April.

OR

Use any of these entertainment apps for 10 hours or more during the month of April:

US
Crackle
EPIX
ESPN on Xbox LIVE
HBO GO
Hulu Plus
iHeartRadio
Last.FM
MSN with MSNBC.com
Netflix
Syfy
TMZ
UFC® on Xbox LIVE
VEVO
VUDU Movies
Zune

UK
BBC iPlayer
blinkbox
Crackle
Last.FM
LOVEFiLM
MUZU.TV
Netflix
Sky
VEVO
Zune
Finally, this is what you need to do to satisfy the social aspect:
Use Facebook through your Xbox LIVE account for 1 hour or more during the month of April.

OR

Watch YouTube through your Xbox LIVE account for 1 hour or more during the month of April.

OR

Connect over Video Kinect for 1 hour or more during the month of April.
As the program is being run through Xbox LIVE Rewards, you can expect these point to be deposited into your account some time in mid-May.

Thanks to all the community members who sent this one in!
Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.
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N0T PENNYS B0AT
TrueAchievements NewshoundTrueAchievements News Assistant Manager7,711 posts
Last post: Today at 17:48
Posted on 02 April 12 at 16:33
1. When I saw this in the queue, I had hoped you'd include the South Park gnomes reference, so for that I thank you.

2. I pretty much do these things already, just don't do the social stuff on Xbox. I'll just have to watch some of my concert videos on Youtube for a while.
Lamboliochen
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Lamboliochen
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Last post: 26 Feb at 12:07
Posted on 02 April 12 at 16:36
i should be able to do all of that easily apart from the social aspect of it may have to waych many funny cat videos on youtube

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Posted on 02 April 12 at 16:36
Looks like a pretty painless way to get some free Points.
NawtyCawty
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NawtyCawty
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Last post: Yesterday at 08:38
Posted on 02 April 12 at 16:36, Edited on 02 April 12 at 16:39 by NawtyCawty
So you have to spend 400 MSP to get 300 back. hardly a wonderful deal.
And I'm surprised they even bother to promote actually playing games on the 360 anymore what with all the useless social apps and other such crap cluttering it up. Just...make...it...faster...please.
GrahamOfTheDead
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Last post: 21 May 13 at 19:00
Posted on 02 April 12 at 16:38
For those of us in the UK, you can use one of these apps towards the 10 hours.....

BBC iPlayer
blinkbox
Crackle
Last.FM
LOVEFiLM
MUZU.TV
Netflix
Sky
VEVO
Zune
www,gamerscoreaddicts.net
TheDancingClown
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Last post: 10 Jun at 14:05
Posted on 02 April 12 at 16:39
Can't decide whether Microsoft are tight or TA contributors are extraordinarily generous. Microsoft give away 300mp, and TA gives away Live Subscription, 800mp and other prizes.

Actually I have decided.
DavieMarshall
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DavieMarshall
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Last post: 09 May 13 at 09:31
Posted on 02 April 12 at 16:40
This sounds very complicated. I'm niftynot going to be chasing this.
TA Social Manager | @DavieMarshall
Snow Brigade
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Snow Brigade
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Last post: 23 Jun at 16:18
Posted on 02 April 12 at 16:40
Already imagining the "boosting recommendations" from people for this. I play a lot of online multiplayer and will bank this in 1 month easy w/o trying. I'm just glad I'll know why 300 points will appear in my balance in May. Thanks for the heads up TA.
Waiting for a new "Manhunt" to be made for 360
Nighthawk205
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Last post: 20 Apr 13 at 04:07
Posted on 02 April 12 at 16:40
Are these things that you can do by just having the app or game running and then walk away for a few hours? In other words, can I log into the Facebook or YouTube app and just leave it there on the front page and walk away or watch tv or something like that for an hour?
DavieMarshall
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DavieMarshall
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Last post: 09 May 13 at 09:31
Posted on 02 April 12 at 16:40
Niftynot!? Silly tablet...
TA Social Manager | @DavieMarshall
N0T PENNYS B0AT
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Last post: Today at 17:48
Posted on 02 April 12 at 16:41, Edited on 02 April 12 at 16:41 by N0T PENNYS B0AT
DavieMarshall said:This sounds very complicated. I'm niftynot going to be chasing this."niftynot"?

EDIT: Oh okay, thought that was more slang. hahaha
Matrarch
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Last post: 01 May at 21:19
Posted on 02 April 12 at 16:43
GrahamOfTheDead said:For those of us in the UK, you can use one of these apps towards the 10 hours.....

BBC iPlayer
blinkbox
Crackle
Last.FM
LOVEFiLM
MUZU.TV
Netflix
Sky
VEVO
Zune
Added to the article. Thanks!
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Posted on 02 April 12 at 16:48
Here's a 10 hour youtube video for you boosters out there: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHy7DGLTt8g

I think that you can watch a TV series like LOST and it will autoplay the next episode automatically, too.
N0T PENNYS B0AT
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Last post: Today at 17:48
Posted on 02 April 12 at 16:49
N0RVY said:Here's a 10 hour youtube video for you boosters out there: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHy7DGLTt8g

I think that you can watch a TV series like LOST and it will autoplay the next episode automatically, too.
Never heard of it.
Tardii
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Last post: 17 Sep 15 at 16:14
Posted on 02 April 12 at 16:49
Is PC multiplayer included?
http://xbldb.com
Nighthawk205
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Nighthawk205
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Last post: 20 Apr 13 at 04:07
Posted on 02 April 12 at 16:53
N0RVY said:Here's a 10 hour youtube video for you boosters out there: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHy7DGLTt8g

I think that you can watch a TV series like LOST and it will autoplay the next episode automatically, too.
Silly Norvy... You only need an hour for YouTube. Although for Netflix on 10 hours, you CAN set it to autoplay so it may be easiest to boost by watching a TV series.
Manifest95
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Last post: 22 Mar 15 at 18:39
Posted on 02 April 12 at 16:54
So do you have to complete EACh aspect? Because 2 hours of Kinect and 10 hours of Netflix are my normal anyway, but I dont use any of those social apps.
Rockox
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Last post: 20 Aug 14 at 19:03
Posted on 02 April 12 at 16:54
N0T PENNYS B0AT said:Never heard of it.Hahaha!
HUstlinonradio
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Last post: Today at 15:29
Posted on 02 April 12 at 16:55
Just rubberband when you go to work one day
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