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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

An Early Father's Day Present?

Have you ever heard the story of the dog who purchased 5000 MS Points on his owner's Xbox Live account? Well, I don't have a dog...but I do have a couple boys at home. And Sunday afternoon, I made the "mistake" of leaving an Xbox 360 controller in the hands of my 4-year old son while putting my 3-year old down for his afternoon nap. Can you guess what happened while I was gone?

I came back to the room to find that my son had opened the Torchlight advertisement panel on my 360 dashboard. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary so I took the controller from my son and launched Doritos Crash Course for him. As the game loaded, I asked him what he'd done while I was gone and got the standard "I don't know...?" answer.

It wasn't until last night that I noticed something...off. I was browsing some Marketplace content and took a quick look at my MS Point balance. 110 points. Wait - didn't I have more than that? I figured I was mistaken since I'd just purchased Beyond Good & Evil HD and probably lost track of my total somewhere along the way.

Earlier today, just for fun, I thought I'd check my download history on Xbox.com. Right at the top of my recent purchase list sat Torchlight. My son had, in fact, purchased the game for me while I was out of the room.

Am I mad? Of course not! I really wanted to buy and play Torchlight. I was just holding off for a bit since I had so many other games to play. I feel like I was just given an unexpected (and totally awesome) present! I can't wait to play the game tonight!