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Microsoft Points phase out has begun

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For many Xbox 360 owners who fired up their trusty consoles yesterday, there was an update waiting for them. Microsoft, to the applause of many, has done away with Microsoft …
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Microsoft Points being phased out in favor of local currency
2 years ago

Microsoft Points being phased out in favor of local currency

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Microsoft has announced that the current system of Microsoft Points will be transitioning to local currency sometime in "late 2013." It's not a stretch to imagine that this switch …
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Major changes in store for Xbox Live Rewards
2 years ago

Major changes in store for Xbox Live Rewards

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The Xbox Live Rewards program – Microsoft's loyalty program incentivizing players to interact and make purchases with the service – is undergoing some 'major changes' in the coming months, …
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Microsoft Points set to expire within one year of transition to local currency
2 years ago

Microsoft Points set to expire within one year of transition to local currency

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Ever since the introduction of Microsoft Points, users have complained about its scaling seeming arbitrary and how the conversion rate is meant to make things look cheaper.  …
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Say goodbye to Microsoft Points
2 years ago

Say goodbye to Microsoft Points

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Sure to be a big positive for most, Microsoft officially announced that they will be switching from the Microsoft Point system they currently use, to using your actual local …
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Rumor: Microsoft to ditch Points for real currency gift cards
2 years ago

Rumor: Microsoft to ditch Points for real currency gift cards

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The long-rumored death of Microsoft Points is just around the corner, according to The Verge's sources. Recently, Microsoft has been slowly transitioning away from points across its various stores. …
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Real currency prices on XBLA 'an error'
3 years ago

Real currency prices on XBLA 'an error'

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Fret not, XBLAers – Avatar items listed for sale by actual currency this week don't indicate a move away from MSP, according to a statement put out by Microsoft today. The appearance of dollars and cents (or Euros or yen or what have you) in the Marketplace was a simple glitch, the company says.

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Celebrate the Diamond Jubilee with discounted Microsoft Points (UK only)
3 years ago

Celebrate the Diamond Jubilee with discounted Microsoft Points (UK only)

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Splendid news for those living in Blighty. In celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee (that's this weekend), Microsoft is offering discounted Microsoft Points from its online store. Hooray! Unfortunately, …
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Rumor: Microsoft Points to be phased out by end of year
3 years ago

Rumor: Microsoft Points to be phased out by end of year

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Sources are reporting to Inside Mobile Apps that Microsoft will be discontinuing use of its Microsoft Points currency system used by Xbox Live, Zune marketplace, and the Windows phone. A source with knowledge of the company's decisions are saying that all mobile developers with publishing agreements are being told to plan for the conversion.

This will impact all three platforms where the point system is used although one of the biggest adjustments will be to the Xbox marketplace where some games and extras are denoted in only Microsoft Points. The Zune marketplace and the Windows phone denote purchases in both the point system and regional currency.

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