Microsoft kicks off Xbox LIVE Pilot Program

Microsoft has officially kicked off its Xbox LIVE Rewards program, sending out email invites to gamers to join the Xbox Live Rewards pilot program. The program will be managed by a group, aptly named “Xbox Live Rewards Squad“.

According to the Rewards Squad page on,
For the next six months, the Rewards Squad will hook you up with Microsoft Points just for doing the stuff Xbox LIVE members do all the time. You’ll score points not only for renewing your Gold subscriptions; you’ll get a reward on what you spend on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace. The best part is, the more you spend, the more you get, and for each month you stay on Gold, the higher your monthly reward up to 5% of your Marketplace spend.

The Pilot program has three categories: Gray, Green and Orange