Microsoft is looking to entice new users into the Xbox LIVE world with a new rewards program that can earn you all kinds of goodies.

It's called MyPunchcard, and it is a new rewards program Microsoft is introducing starting April 1, 2013, for all the Xbox LIVE Rewards Members out there.  It is a way for you to earn reward points while doing what you love to do the most – playing games.

For the month of April, the new program will be centered around arcade games tagged with the Play to Earn offers, and it involves blacking out all three Arcade Punchcards which will get successful players a spot in an upcoming VIP Exclusive. Also, by simply playing your favorite arcade games, and adding to your game collection, you will be able to earn rewards.

There are three ways you can win rewards in April:

  • Play 20 hours of any combination of arcade games, receive a free avatar item
  • Purchase any four arcade games for 400 Microsoft Points or more from Xbox LIVE, receive a one month Xbox LIVE Gold membership
  • Spend 3200 Microsoft Points on arcade games, receive 800 Microsoft Points in return.

Some of the games that are a part of the rewards program are:

  • Minecraft
  • Terraria
  • Trials Evolution
  • Counterstrike: GO
  • Castle Crashers
  • The Walking Dead
  • LIMBO

Also, Microsoft will be launching some new games in April that will all be a part of the program, and they are:

  • BattleBlock Theater
  • Double Dragon II
  • Motocross Madness
  • Sacred Citadel
  • God Mode
  • Monaco

Of course you will need to be an Xbox LIVE Rewards member in order to sign up.

via Major Nelson