news\ Nov 6, 2013 at 12:37 pm

It's true. Microsoft really is giving away free Xbox One consoles

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No, that email you received from Xbox@engage.xbox.com promising you a free Xbox One and a crap ton of games is not a scam.

Some Xbox account owners are reporting receiving an email stating they've been given a free Xbox One, 12 months of Xbox LIVE Gold, 12 months of Xbox Music, Ryse: Son of Rome, Dead Rising 3, Forza 5, and Zoo Tycoon for free.  Yes, for free.

The email consists of a picture showing off all of the goodies along with a message that reads: "Consider yourself gifted. All free. All yours."

Obviously the first thought is scam, but Microsoft's official Xbox Twitter account confirmed that the email is legit.

Microsoft is clearly in the giving mood as it's also being reported that the company is also giving loyal Xbox supporters a free copy of Killer Instinct along with all of its characters unlocked on the Xbox One.

The exact qualifications that determine who gets these free offers are still a mystery, but Microsoft claims they considered a "variety of things" like Gamerscore, LIVE tenure, and other factors. Well, consider me jealous.

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