Microsoft celebrates 50th anniversary of ‘Star Trek’ with bonus Rewards points. The points can be redeem for Xbox and Windows gift cards, Microsoft Store gift cards, sweepstakes entries and charitable donations, writes Redmond.
“Star Trek” fans celebrating 50 years of the beloved pop cultural phenomenon can now earn bonus points in the Microsoft Rewards program when they buy or rent “Star Trek” movies and series in the Windows Store.
To earn points, just rent or buy any of selected Star Trek titles in Windows 10 Store, and you will be eligible to earn 500 points for movie rentals, 3,000 points for movie purchase and 4,000 points for buying a TV season.
Find out more about this special offer on the Windows Blog and head over to the Windows Store now to see all the “Star Trek” titles available.
Head over to the Windows Store to see all the Star Trek titles available HERE.
The offer is valid for a limited time online in Windows 10 Store and microsoft.com/en-us/store/movies-and-tv in US only.
In other news, New accessories for Xbox One including new controller designs, Special Edition headset, and updated controller bundles were announced.
Coming this fall are the two new Xbox Wireless Controller —first one is a Dawn Shadow Special Edition, that comes in a metallic magenta that fades into a matte black finish.
While the other called blue, is a fan-favorite color from Xbox Design Lab, noted xobx team.
Similar to the controller launched alongside Xbox One S, “these new controllers have new streamlined design, textured grip for enhanced comfort, and Bluetooth technology for gaming on Windows 10 PCs, laptops and tablets,” team said.
Dawn Shadow controller will be available starting October 4 for $69.99 USD in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and other Xbox regions. The blue controller will come to select regions on September 27 for $64.99.
And , the updated Xbox Wireless Controller in black will bundle new features including Wireless Adapter for Windows and a USB Charging Cable.
Finally, Microsoft will be offering the new Xbox Stereo Headset – Special Edition this fall. Microsoft says that the white color will be perfect for matching with the Xbox One S (although not with your new Dawn Shadow controller) and it will be available in late October for $64.99.
Both Wireless Controller in black and PC bundles will arrive in Sep and Oct. in stores worldwide for $59.99.
In addition, new Xbox Stereo Headset –Special Edition avilable this fall — a comfortable lightweight in white color is perfect complement to white Xbox One S, team says.
It’ll available in late Oct. at Microsoft Stores and GameStop in the U.S. for $64.99.
Also, the Xbox team explained regarding the reputation system on Xbox Live.
“Reputation empowers community members to provide feedback with the goal of improving everyone’s experience and giving players the tools to identify those who may be exhibiting poor behavior,” write Xbox team.
Reputation works by keeping track of feedback that gamers receive as they interact with other players and games. As you play online and interact with others, you may accumulate feedback in various ways:
- “Your opponents might report you for being abusive in tone, for example, if you are swearing at them a lot.
- Your teammates might report you for intentionally team-killing.
- A game might report you for habitually quitting matches.
- A gamer might report you for posting an offensive comment on an Activity Feed.
- You might be muted a disproportionate number of times,” wirtes team.
You can learn more about your reputation, head over to Nelson’s post.
You can also access your detailed six-month history here. The reputation history (as seen in the pic below) includes: feedback reported by you about other people, and a high-level breakdown of feedback received by you:
For some time, Xbox One S users when in the instant-on mode facing stalling when loading the dashboard, game list, and store pages.
One of the only fixes until now was to switch over to energy saver, but a coming preview build for Xbox One S should fix the issue, according a reddit user on the Xbox subreddit.
Rest assured, this is was just a software issue and has been fixed in the latest preview build and will likely be available to all users by the next public Xbox update.
Source: I’ve been exchanging emails with Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft.