Time to beef up your gamerscore — Microsoft have just announced that they will be rewarding gamers based the achievements they’ve unlocked. Gamers must have a Gold Membership and must be enrolled in the Xbox Live Rewards scheme to benefit. There are three levels of awards to unlock based on your gamerscore: Contender (3000-9999), Champion (10000-24999) and Legend (25000+). All three will receive a special gift during their birthday month; however, Champions will also receive a 1% rebate on all Xbox Live Marketplace purchases each month, whilst Legends gain a 2% rebate.

The small print does suggest that the birthday gift has retail value of just 25 cents or 15 pence, but we think it’s a heck of a lot better than the bumps. For more details and to sign up to the scheme head over the Xbox Live Rewards page.