@mb: Oh my god this is amazing. I've never heard the force sensitive slot fully explained and it sounds even better than I could have ever imagined. I played the game intensely for 6 months to a year and as far as I knew no one had unlocked a slot when I quit. I still think Star Wars Galaxies was the most fun and interesting MMO I've ever played.
Sounds like good advice to me. My parents have never picked up a controller before, but learned how to use the Xbox one in about 30 minutes. They use it for everything outside of gaming now and love the TV control features. The 4 separate remotes are gone and they can handle to voice stuff well.
It is fine if a third party (Gamestop) wants to do a deal like this. It seems very weird if the vendor themselves does this. Lets imagine the crapstorm that would happen if there was a "Bring your Samsung tablet into the Apple Store and get $100 off a new iPad 3".
It is great Microsoft wants to go toe to toe against Sony because this is what competition is about. Go ahead and offer discounts on your products. It gets weird if they offer discounts for disposing the competition's product because the amount of product in the market is actually being destroyed instead of generated.
We don't have to imagine the crapstorm, this kind of promotion is commonplace. Although Samsung tablets lose nearly 90% of their value within 6 months while iPad's retain 90%, so this specific scenario is less likely.