Microsoft are going to be awarding players of their Xbox Live service a number of prizes just for participating in Live supported games.

    If, like more than 100,000 other European gamers, you're addicted to challenging your opponents on Xbox, Live your sleepless nights could soon be rewarded in free cash and great prizes in the Xbox Live Giveaway. From 1 - 14 March 2004, Xbox is giving Xbox Live gamers the chance to win daily cash prizes and limited edition goody bags worth a massive €330,000 (222,618 GBP) .

    How does the Xbox Live Giveaway work?

    It couldn't be easier - for a chance to win, all gamers need to do is play any game on the Xbox Live service between 00.01hrs CET on Monday 1st March and 24.00hrs CET Saturday 14th March. Each day, between 1 and 14 March, 36 Gamertags will be chosen randomly from the Xbox Live service. The daily star prize is a cheque for €1,000 (675 GBP). Thirty five runners up each day will each win a stylish black and green Xbox courier bag - containing ten Xbox Live games including Project Gotham Racing 2 and Topspin, an Xbox Controller 'S' plus a limited edition Xbox T-shirt, for a combined prize value of €650 (440 GBP) per bag.

    Winning Gamertags will be posted regularly on Xbox.com throughout the two week period and winners will also be notified by e-mail. Terms and conditions of the giveaway can be found at the following URL www.xbox.com/en-gb/live/live-giveaway.htm

    Participating countries are: UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland and Finland.

    Microsoft are going to be awarding players of their Xbox Live service a number of prizes just for participating in Live supported games.

    Xbox Live is the only fast-action, always-on broadband gaming service where gamers can simultaneously play, talk and build their legend across games and around the world. It is available in 14 European countries and has more than 100,000 subscribers in Europe and nearly 750,000 gamers around the world regularly experiencing the unique social and gaming thrills that only Xbox Live can offer. Over Christmas the global Xbox Live community logged 4.5 million hours of game play - that's 500,000 hours per day. Xbox Live gamers are also a social bunch - with an average of 11 'friends' in their Friends List.