December 2nd 2013 9:47 am PT

Xbox Music’s Cyber Monday Gift: Eminem’s Newest Hit

Cyber Monday may be a day to find great deals online, but there’s no better deal than “free.” Over the past few years, Eminem has been the #1 artist on Xbox Music; so today we invite Windows 8 and Windows Phone users in the US to download Eminem’s newest album, Marshall Mathers LP 2, absolutely free.

Eminem-promo-LIVE
Here’s how:
 
1.       Open Xbox Music on your Windows 8 or Windows Phone device and login with your Microsoft Account.
2.       Search for “Eminem” and click through to his artist page.
3.       Find “The Marshall Mathers LP2 (Deluxe)” album and follow the steps to purchase.
4.       The price has been set to free so you won’t be charged.
 
We’ve also put all of Eminem’s previous albums on sale for just $0.99 each, so today’s a good day to fill in any gaps in your collection.
 
Non-Windows 8 / Windows Phone user aren’t left out – you can stream the entire Eminem catalog free today at music.xbox.com. Have an Xbox Music Pass and an Xbox Live Gold membership?  Stream Eminem’s full catalog right from your console.  

Enjoy your new Cyber Monday shopping soundtrack!
 

Windows, Windows Phone By Jeff Rubenstein

  • Fred

    Hmm… still wants to charge me $16, at least in Canada.

    • evilfangs .

      US only….again.

  • gamer04

    i like the idea of giving a free album, but wish it was for something more general music enthusiasts would love :-p

  • evilfangs .

    US only…typical!!

    • Fred

      Oops… didn’t see the fine print. Oh well, I suppose us Canadians will have to go back listening to the Irish Rovers.

      • roozbeh, again

        Aye mate.

  • Skrilla

    Xbox One owners should be able to download this for free as well worldwide

    • Georgey_Peorgey

      Free album on ‘Xbox Music’. Not available on Xbox.

    • Master Troll

      Then how would they get people to start buying windows phones? The xbox brand is already established and has popularity unlike the windows phone so they don’t need to throw you a bone believe it thats why the free games for gold are all relics…M$ economics 101

  • drnimrod

    The new party system for xbone has already cost me and friends countless and lost hours. We aren’t college kids with nothing but time, but late 30′s professionals who value the little time we have to game effortlessly, like we have done so much with the 360 over the years.

    This is hands down the worst gaming with friends experience we have had in a long time.

    • Skrilla

      Use Skype for party instead

      • drnimrod

        Good suggestion, but are they still banning people for swearing? We might get banned for life if that’s the case…

        • KesMonkey

          Did anyone actually get banned for swearing on Skype? I thought that was just a bullshit story.

          • drnimrod

            No, it wasn’t a bullshit story, the users were apparently getting banned from using services like Skype for using what Microsoft deemed as “excessive profanity” during Upload Studio videos.

          • Bennijin

            Of course they were, games consoles are toys for children(!)

            (The (!) denotes sarcasm, before anyone starts.)

          • HGamer

            People were banned for swearing in video they uploaded to skydrive. MS then explicitly clarified that they DOES NOT monitor skype voice chat.

    • evilfangs .

      I haven’t used it yet, what’s the problem with parties on X1?

      • drnimrod

        Well, I guess I’m used to the 360 and how we did parties there.

        There are times we will have 10 people. A couple playing COD, one or two playing BL2, some playing Magic, etc. If I want to jump in on someone’s game, two steps, I’m in.

        Me and a buddy were trying to co-op Dead Rising 3. We were both playing the game, I wanted to invite him to my story mode.

        On the surface it seems simple and straightforward. Invite him to my party, I then invite party to my game via pause menu. I would get notifications saying he was added to the game. He wouldn’t get anything. We tried different things like quitting all of our running apps on the xbones, him inviting me, etc.

        Two hours later we finally got it working. We both completely unplugged our modems, routers, and xbones. Plugged everything back in. Started the xbone up and went straight to the game/party.

        • https://live.xbox.com/MyXbox/Profile?gamertag=DarkGin87 Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

          “On the 360, there were times we would have 10 people in a party. ” Lies you can only have 8 in party LOL
          anyway
          if you had to turn off modems routers and xbox before it worked then the problems was with your equipment
          Possibly a strict NAT setting( or moderate)
          ive had no problems so far with party or inviting ppl to play

          • drnimrod

            Ok, 8 people, you get the point. It could have been 3 or 4, which most of the time that’s how many we have. Still doesn’t change the fact it worked better before than it does now.

            NAT was not an issue on either of our networks. Mine has always shown as open as has my friends. uPnP on both of our routers has always assigned port 3074 to both of our xbones.

        • Dylan

          Just for comparisons sake, 360 party chat is exactly like the PS4′s.

          I think the issue with the Xbox One is that it doesn’t differentiate the party and game invites. They’ve been combined.

          • Georgey_Peorgey

            Basically you can’t even be in a party prior to starting a game with someone. If I’m talking to a buddy and we want to jump into a killer instinct game we have to quit the party all together, enter the game, and create a new invite from within the game. It defeats the purpose of the whole system.

          • drnimrod

            Exactly.

            There is no fluidity in the process at all.

      • Georgey_Peorgey

        The party system was great on the 360 because the out-of-game parties and in-game parties worked seamlessly together and you could jump in and out depending if you were playing a ranked game, or just chatting with buddies deciding what to play. Now the in-game parties and regular parties are separated and don’t seem to ‘talk’ to each other. You can’t take your party into games… or not easily at least. It never seems to work. It’s as if they completely forgot to include the single most important feature.

    • Georgey_Peorgey

      I’ve had the same experience with the party system. It was the number one thing that set the 360 apart from Playstation and made it better. They have abandoned all of that and now it is fundamentally a poorly functioning feature. On top of that it is buggy. What a mess. The 360 launch was rough for hardware, but the Xbox One software is truly flawed.

  • Spargo CXVII

    I do Love My Eminem…..Thanks!!!

  • roozbeh, again

    I liked slim shady more

  • roozbeh, again

    I don’t want to waste money here, what is exactly the edit in the slim shady LP?
    They didn’t remove motherf*cker, did they?

  • Realmusik Recordz

    Xbox one is a good system but the 360′s a great system….xbox 360 was more fun and easy to understand…..it keeps u in the mix… for example, major nelson just told us about the free music….the xbox 360 will promote that as a ad on the main page and ext…keepin us in the loop..but the xb1 dashboard seems to get boring. I miss background pics also….i had micheal jackson on 360……good ol days

    • GmailIsDown

      give it some time. it seems the xbox one system was rushed out to catch the holiday shopping season. no external storage support, no way to manage internal hard drive space, no subtitle option in amazon instant video app even though the help says so, etc. it will get better for sure.

      i don’t mind getting a rushed out system as i am glad to get my console as early as possible.

      • Liquidfx Xboxdude

        it would have been great if they would have given some free games. that really made a difference with my ps4. it was a week before I played anything I bought separately. but with x1 I had to pay even more to play ish games, the arcade ones anyway, even though they are not called that anymore.

    • IN_YO_FACE_86

      So are you saying I can’t put my own background on the X1?

  • Liquidfx Xboxdude

    cool but not for me.

  • rhooper

    Xbox should be called USbox.

    • Lucas Sanches Cestari

      EEyup

    • Bennijin

      Xbox One Country

    • Seth Parmer

      Well considering that’s where the Microsoft Headquarters is… Yeah. Plus the UK actually got Forza or FIFA with their Xbox One. People in the US didn’t.

      • Bennijin

        But we did pay more even factoring in VAT.

        • https://live.xbox.com/MyXbox/Profile?gamertag=DarkGin87 Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

          That’s not MS fault though that’s our Government

      • m1nh0ca

        Sony and Nintendo are Japanese… and they seem to care much more about the other countries.

        • EldritchWarlord

          The US is the most lucrative game market, that’s the reason all major video game companies favor the US the most (or at least equally as much as any other place).

          If Europeans all spoke the same language or Japan had about 3 times as many people then that’s where everyone would put their focus.

          • ElektroDragon

            Love your name.

        • Nick Peck

          Then tell your governments to stop putting up blocks on things so there aren’t so many products you guys have to struggle to get. There are reasons things like this happen sadly.

  • BoA Wrath

    Throw Europe a bone Major Nelson… PS4 has outsold xboxone in Uk 250,000 units to xboxones 100,000 in first 48 hours. Live TV doesn’t work so have had to route HDMI direct to TV, the missus was livid. I have to shout at my kinect to get the easiest of commands done, ‘pause’ how hard is it…. It understands ‘play’!

    Concentrate on outside the US more. We pay through the nose for your console then find an array of launch titles loaded with in game purchases.

    If this is MS vision of next gen you can keep it in the US.

    Dissapointed 10 year MS veteran

    Please listen to your user base outside the US and don’t be greedy.

    • Bennijin

      I heard XB1 sold 150,000. Either way it’s not very good. Who would have thought more people would buy a games console than an “all-in-one entertainment system”?

      360′s leading in the UK against the PS3, the ONLY European country it’s leading in I believe despite over a year’s headstart (PS3 was delayed until March 2007) and it recently surpassed the Wii’s UK sales.

      Our reward? An increase on all game prices on XB1 and digital titles on both consoles while US prices remain the same. Yeah cheers.

      • Jared

        And no know like Windows 8

    • Master Troll

      You should’ve used logic instead of going on hope…most gamers outside of the states already pressed this issue with the NFL and cable features…you really have no one to blame but yourself at this point…

    • http://www.filmdump.com/ Anthony Smith

      Not to mention the hideous price we’re being charged for Xbox One (and PS4) games here. I’ve seen them as high as £60 which is ridiculous.

    • WARLORD

      MS did throw you a bone you got free games with your xbox one.

    • ImTheMetalLord

      Major Nelson don’t make the laws in the countries that require restrictions and mainly he’s not in charge at Microsoft Xbox. He’s only the face of the company.

      • BoA Wrath

        No I know but he can listen and relay our concerns to the higher ups. £4.49 for a movie rental is also way too steep I could buy it for not much more than that.

        Would just like to see a cut in prices to match the US price paid for items. Even factoring in our VAT its still over priced. Just ends up being a feature I won’t use. Already pay for a LOVEFiLM membership so no need.

    • Dylan

      Sony just announced the number is 2.5 million in the first 2 weeks.

      • ElektroDragon

        Yeah I just bought some Sony stock today.

  • DaWhiteBrotha

    It is not letting me purchase anything from Eminem at all.

    Tried purchasing on my Windows Phone and it keeps giving me an error message.

    Tried to purchase on my Xbox One Day One Edition Console and not letting me purchase there either.

    Wow. I’m a tad upset lets say. Just a tad.

  • ryder4life22187

    Has anyone got this to download. Just tried it on my windows phone and keep getting a something has interupted your download when i try to purchase it.

    • DaWhiteBrotha

      I tired on Windows Phone and Xbox One. Getting nothing. Nothing.

      Wanted that album and was going to pick up couple others too. But can’t as of now. Very disappointed, potential customer here.

      • ryder4life22187

        So much for us getting something the legal way.

        • DaWhiteBrotha

          No joke.

          Totally up voted you just for that comment alone.

  • Bennijin

    Hmm… you can change region on Windows Phone. Has anyone outside the US done this and been able to download it?

    Also yeah US only thanks for nothing.
    If you’d done this in the UK I’d probably have bought all of them.

    • ryder4life22187

      Theres a problem with the downloads anyway so its not worth the trouble. As myself and DaWhiteBrotha aren’t able to download it anyway on our US compatible devices.

  • DaWhiteBrotha

    I called Customer Support. Hopefully they will be able to do something about this issue we are having.
    Honestly it would have impressed me beyond measure if there were people reviewing this discussion and offered to solve our issue without us having to call anyone.

    • ryder4life22187

      I doubt they really care but you never know. Not sure who to call as well but so far it’s false advertising.

  • HGamer

    Let me guess: US only?

  • https://live.xbox.com/MyXbox/Profile?gamertag=DarkGin87 Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

    Why everyone so bent about it anyway lets face it his new stuff is pretty bad since he sold out
    his old stuff is so much better when he didn’t give a F about what he said in the lyrics

    • baconcheeswhiz89

      this cd is actually quite good, his past 3 were horrendous though ill give you that.

      • dibils

        yeah, his best album since encore by miles

  • ae69ae

    My Xbox One Kinect broke [keeps turning on and off] That’s not the main story, I called Microsoft Support and they sent me a new one. All I have to do is send them the broken one back. I love this Xbox One Support policy –Keep this up.

    • Nick Peck

      Yup, I’m waiting for my new Kinect as well lol. Yah the support was quick and painless so thank you for that MS. By the way, how quick did they get you the new one? I did the advanced service to speed it up.

  • Some Guy

    Who likes rap? I thought white people played xbox… oh wait… that wouldn’t explain Grand Theft Auto…

    • Marcus Roof

      wut?

      • Some Guy

        It’s the token black person/drug-addict game. No sane, rational, intelligent person would find themselves playing that series.

  • John Mumpitz

    US ONLY???

    • Some Guy

      Do other countries–intelligent ones that is–enjoy the mindless rubbish that is rap?

      • m1nh0ca

        I guess the matter is not the content (which, yes, is bad)… but being another “present” only for the USA (besides the contests, special offers, special bundles, new content, better support, updates, Bing and Xbox Live Rewards, accurate microsoft points conversion, etc., etc. etc.)

      • ElektroDragon

        Rap is mindless rubbish for the most part, but Eminem and United Colors of Beggatron (UK RAP BTW!) for example are actually excellent.

        • Some Guy

          Bollocks, it’s all the glorification of violence and drug use while subjugating women. Sure, there was decent stuff back when it first started when it was still a political movement and now about “hoes” and money.

          • ElektroDragon

            You are making gross stereotypical overgeneralizations that border on racism. You know you’re too extreme when even conservative libertarians like myself call you out for racism. The culture sucks, that is known. So put on some nice baroque classical while reading some Edgar Allen Poe. You’ll feel much better. And you really need to watch 8 Mile if that’s all you think.

          • Some Guy

            I’m a liberal socialist with no hint of racism in me. Doesn’t glorify violence or subjugate women? Um… “97 Bonnie and Clyde” says otherwise.

            C’mon Hai-Hai, we going to the beach
            Grab a couple of toys and let da-da strap you in the car seat
            Oh where’s mama? She’s taking a little nap in the trunk
            Oh that smell? Da-da musta runned over a skunk
            Now I know what you’re thinking – it’s kind of late to go swimming
            But you know your mama, she’s one of those type of women
            That do crazy things, and if she don’t get her way, she’ll throw a fit
            Don’t play with da-da’s toy knife, honey, let go of it (no!)
            And don’t look so upset, why you acting bashful?
            Don’t you wanna help da-da build a sand castle? (yeah!)
            And mama said she wants to show how far she can float
            And don’t worry about that little boo-boo on her throat
            It’s just a little scratch – it don’t hurt, her was eating
            Dinner while you were sweeping and spilled ketchup on her shirt
            Mama’s messy isn’t she? We’ll let her wash off in the water
            And me and you can pway by ourselves, can’t we?

            Besides, anyone who attacks Everlast is an idiot.

          • Jeffery Taylor

            Your last sentence nullifies your argument. Ad-hominem attack because he has beef with someone you like is unnecessary. Misogyny and homophobic remarks are valid criticism of Eminem’s lyrics as well as a lot of other hip-hop, and it is endemic to the genre, but it by no means represents all of it. J-5, Aesop Rock, Talib Kweli, there’s a bunch of stuff that isn’t about clothes and hoes. And he kills Whitey Ford in every verse about him. You can hate Eminem’s music, but you can’t deny he’s been quite charitable with his money (donating $200k to children’s charities is nothing to sneeze at). Besides, they both buried the hatchet, so it’s only fanboys on either side fanning the flames now.

  • MrRadiolips

    They are giving it away for free because it is that horrible.

  • IllIll

    It’s almost like the Xbox One never came out at all.

    • ImTheMetalLord

      SMH…and if they just stopped supporting the 360 then there would be complainers on here because of that. You can’t please all the people all the time. Get over it!

      • IllIll

        It’s just with recent reports of PS4 outselling Wiiu and the Xbox one in the UK, and then the obvious lack of competence in terms of marketing for the new Xbox. The lack of news and updates regarding it is really pathetic. This whole Eminem thing is just a slap in the face. Microsoft needs to get their social media act together. We love our new Xboxes and we want to be bored to death with updates, news and pictures of new games.

  • ZappyKins

    Thanks for the gift.
    It’s a little sad that you can’t tell which album you are getting on WP8 – the edited or explicit as there isn’t enough room to see. And it took me a while to realize to hold down on the album to buy. Would have been nice if they pointed it out.

  • ElektroDragon

    Irrelevant for those who have Xbox Music Pass (Zune Pass), but still a nice gesture. Eminem being # 1 explains all the foul mouths on Xbox Live though. Even in Forza 5 you can hardly go into a single MP match that isn’t laced with vulgarity.

    • Nick Peck

      It doesn’t matter what system or what game you are playing, those “people” will always be there.

  • Marcus Roof

    you’d have to pay me to listen to this punk….

  • billy middleton

    sooo what about the NON AMERICAN users.
    do we get something as compensation like free killer instinct dlc … oh wait they cant due to the usa people moaning about how “unfair” it is that we get one thing and they get everything.
    sorry but in this day and age Eminem is universal which means everyone should get it.
    the rest of the world get a giant middle finger when it comes to free content and to rub salt in the wounds, was it not said that they would stop single nation offers / discounts / exclusives to make it a more fair, rounded ONE system.
    typical lies even if we used a proxy to get the music we still cannot download it due to the nation check ((FYI I had killer instinct ultimate edition delivered today from the usa and OH LOOK REGION LOCKED.
    yeeeah they said the xbox one is region free on ALL ITEMS and oh look its region locked -_-

    • Some Guy

      Quit your complaining, it’s uncouth.

  • Anonymous

    Why dont Xbox owners get to download this for free?
    Should be called Windows Music instead

    • http://www.bazajaytee.com Bazajaytee

      If you claim it on PC it is assigned to your account so you can play it on your Xbox for free.

      That’s how I read it anyway.

  • davenicoll

    Absolute bullsh*t. This is nothing more than a promo. How many Xbox owners actually appreciate Eminems music? What about international users? Like most of the “offers” at the moment, this is absolutely worthless to me.

 

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