It seems like
Microsoft has decided to make a wrong right, and as such, the company is going to give everyone with an Xbox Live account a free Xbox Live Arcade game to make up for the poor Xbox Live service that happened over the Christmas and New Year's period.
In an open letter on the Xbox Live Website, Marc Whitten, the General Manager of Xbox Live, has made an official apology and stated that everyone with an active Xbox Live account, be it silver or gold level (from what we understand), will be getting the opportunity to download a free Xbox Live Arcade game.
It's not clear when this will happen, but the offer is open to users world wide and there should be an announcement made in the next couple of weeks.
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