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The next Xbox 360 firmware update will push through Microsoft's switch from MS Points to local currency, the company announced earlier today. As a result, Microsoft will also be phasing out its current stable of MS Point gift cards in favor of "Xbox Gift Cards" that, as you might image, fulfill a s...

August 9th 2013 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft Points may no longer be the only form of payment in Windows 8. According to Polygon's experience with Zune Marketplace on a final build of Windows 8, users can pay using actual money rather than being forced to use Microsoft's oft-maligned currency. In Windows 8 preview builds, Microsoft...

October 8th 2012 at 4:40pm 0 Comments
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A rumor making the rounds today is Microsoft will phase out its Microsoft Points currency by year's end, in favor of real currency. According to InsideMobileApps, the change will affect Windows Phone, the Zune Marketplace and Xbox Live.The site claims "a source" provided the information and notes t...

January 24th 2012 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Either there's something wrong with the Xbox Live Rewards program, or it has become very, very rewarding indeed. Reports have been circulating today that Xbox Rewards members have been receiving an extra helping of MS Points in their Xbox Live accounts. Just how big an extra helping? Well, that s...

August 11th 2011 at 7:20pm 0 Comments
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Update: And ... they're sold out! There may be no such thing as free money, but in this age of digital economies we're getting quite accustomed to discounted fake money. Enter Walmart, which is currently selling 1600 MS Point cards -- that's $20 worth -- for $14.96. Thrifty Nerd tells us that you...

January 7th 2011 at 10:03am 0 Comments
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The "Xbox Live Rewards" program tested over a year ago is now a real thing. The website for the US/UK-only loyalty program is now live, and you can sign up and check out the rewards. It's kind of like Club Nintendo, except instead of fans and tote bags, you get Microsoft Points and Microsoft Points...

December 1st 2010 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Just as planned, the new browser-based Games for Windows Marketplace launched today. "Definitely you should show up on day one, because we're going to have a great pre-order on a title you may care about," product manager Peter Orullian teased several weeks ago. Well, we're not seeing "it" aaand .....

November 15th 2010 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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Remember when all the good Xbox Live Arcade Games were just $5? Yeah, well, you're remembering incorrectly. If your miserliness is getting in the way of enjoying all that Xbox Live Marketplace has to offer, Microsoft is making the exorbitant spending a little easier next month. Spend 2400 Microsof...

September 30th 2010 at 10:45pm 0 Comments