Looks like Microsoft is going to do the right thing: as anticipated
, Xbox Live General Manager Marc Whitten states in a letter to customers that, as recompense for nearly two weeks of outages
, the group is offering up a full, free Xbox Live Arcade title free of charge. Sounds like it won't be until the next couple of weeks before the offer is active, but it will indeed apply to "all" Xbox Live members, and assuming it's for games worth more than 200 Microsoft points, it will be net positive for Gold users who lost about $1.64 worth of Live service over the last twelve days. Well done Microsoft, we think most will consider the stinging pain eased. Memo posted after the break.Update:
Confirmed by our pal Major Nelson
-- it's Gold AND Silver members. If you have an Xbox Live account, Microsoft just gave you a free game.