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Real currency Xbox Gift Cards to replace MS Point cards

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...

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Xbox Live Rewards phasing out points next month, transition unveiled in Sept.

Xbox Live Rewards is doing away with Microsoft Points-based bonuses as of August 1, but the service itself is staying put, albeit in a new, as-yet-unannounced form. A Microsoft statement dates the bean-spill on that for September 1. At E3, Microsoft revealed the demise of Xbox Live's space-bucks...

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Banked Microsoft Points will convert to local currency at 'equal or greater' value

The Xbox ecosystem's conversion to local currency will be "equal or greater" than the existing Microsoft Point value currently banked on accounts. "When the transition takes place, the balance of Microsoft Points in an account will be retired and the customer will be given an amount in local...

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Report: Microsoft Points no longer the only way to pay with Windows 8

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...

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Rumor: Microsoft phasing out Microsoft Points

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...

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Xbox Live Rewards glitch awarding extra MS Points

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...

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Amazon now offering Xbox 360 with free $50 credit and 1600 Microsoft Points

Amazon has, once again, sweetened the pot for purchasers of a new Xbox 360. For a limited time, folks who buy a 4GB or 250GB console (or their respective Kinect bundles) not only get a free $50 credit for future purchases, they also get a complimentary 1600 Microsoft Point card....

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Grab 1600 MS Point Cards for 10 percent off, 12-month cards for $40

Whether you need some more Microsoft Space Bucks, or you're looking to renew your vows to the Xbox Live service, there are cheap ways for you to do both today: Amazon's knocked the price of 1600 MS Point cards down 10 percent, while Buy.com has 12-month Gold subscriptions for $40....

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$20 MS Point cards discounted to $15 at Walmart [update: They're gone]

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...

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Xbox Live Rewards program launches

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...

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