Microsoft has today launched the long awaited 'rewards' service that allows users to actually earn Microsoft Points, instead of acquiring them mainly through purchase.
Rumours of such a scheme have been circling since last year, and there was even a trial-run in the US. This latest version will only be operating in the US and the UK for the time being, something with Microsoft spokesman Graeme 'AceyBongo' Boyd confirmed over .
Relaying an official comment from Microsoft, he said: "Xbox LIVE Rewards will launch in the US and UK and we will explore expanding the program over time. We have no further details to share."
Below is a confirmed graphic detailing what actions earn you what points, although it is not known if there will be more added at a later date.
Xbox Live Gold Subscribers can also activate Sky Player using a Sky Subscription to gain a one off 100 Microsoft point bonus, provided you keep the subscription going for at least a month. For further information on all of the possible reward actions, check out Microsoft's official for the service. You can also check out this .
It's also been confirmed that these rewards are not retro-active, meaning that some of the one-bonus rewards will be unavailable to those people who've already done the action required.
The scheme is not automatic either - in order to apply you have to go to and register, and you'll receive an email within 36 hours when it's been confirmed. You must be at least 18-years of age to apply.