It's true. Microsoft really is giving away free Xbox One consoles
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.
@SingingTurnip If you’ve received an email from Xbox@engage.xbox.com, it is legit. You should also see a message on your Xbox 360.— Xbox (@Xbox) November 6, 2013
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.