What’s better than video games? Getting paid to play video games of course! Microsoft has recently announced a new plan to integrate a reward system into Xbox Live; similar to the company’s Bing Rewards Program, gamers will be able to earn credits and then have them translated into currency.

There will be a variety of ways to earn reward credits including renewing your Gold membership (3,000c), monthly surveys (250c each), building up your Gamerscore (unknown), and referring friends to the Rewards System (1,000c). If you have never used the Xbox Store, you will even be credited (1,250c) for your first purchase.

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As of now, we are only aware of one prize - $5 for every 5,000 credits you earn. The money will be issued to your Microsoft account on the 15th or 30th of each month after being claimed.

Are you a part of Bing Rewards – do you love it? What do you think about the new Xbox Live Rewards program?

Source: Xbox; via: The Verge