Xbox gamers across Europe are set to be rewarded free cash and prizes totalling some 222,618 (330,000 euros) during the first two weeks of March, simply for being an Xbox Live subscriber.

Xbox Live Giveaway

Microsoft will randomly pick 36 gamertags daily between March 1st and 14th on the run-up to Xbox's second anniversary on sale in Europe, with each days main winner getting a cheque for 675, and 35 runner-up gamers getting a black and green Xbox courier bag crammed full of goodies worth 440 including several games, and a limited edition Xbox T-shirt.

To make sure you've got a chance to win it's simply a matter of playing on Xbox Live between March 1st and 14th 2004, and keeping your fingers crossed that you get selected, with winners gamertags due to be announced on the Xbox Live giveaway webpage as they are announced - couldn't be much easier really.

Recent weeks have seen a number of major announcements from Microsoft on the run up to Xbox's 2nd birthday, including a 10,000 student gamer challenge and also the announcement of a Limited Edition Crystal Clear Xbox which is expected to be available by about March 14th.

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