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Buy two XBLA games, get 400 Points

Microsoft gets in the Christmas spirit.

Microsoft is giving away 400 free points when you buy two Xbox Live Arcade games before 20th December.

What's the catch, you ask? Well, the deal only applies with certain games but fear not, they're all various shades of ace. Well, apart from Blacklight. Here's the list:

  • Comic Jumper
  • Super Meat Boy
  • Plants vs. Zombies
  • Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
  • Castlevania Harmony of Despair
  • Hydro Thunder Hurricane
  • Monday Night Combat
  • Blacklight: Tango Down
  • Toy Soldiers
  • Trials HD
  • Shadow Complex
  • Marvel vs Capcom 2
  • Battlefield 1943
  • Deathspank
  • Deathspank 2
  • Sonic 4
  • Costume Quest

To take advantage of the deal, you need to download the Arcade Offer Gamer Picture. Go to Xbox Live Event Registrations on your dashboard, select "Arcade Offer" from the list and select "Download to Xbox 360".

You can also access the gamer pic via the banner ads running on Xbox Live or in the Gamer Picture section of the Xbox Live dash.

After purchasing your desired games, the free points will be either be deposited automatically into your Xbox Live account or sent to your e-mail. Apparently you need to allow four weeks for delivery, on or around 17th January 2011. You'll need to use the points by 30th June 2011.