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Zune Marketplace closing with Microsoft Points conversion

The Zune Marketplace will close its virtual doors whenever Microsoft decides to flip the switch and convert from MS Points to local currency, which could be as soon as Thursday, August 22 according to the Zune Marketplace FAQ. The Zune Marketplace's movie and television rental/purchasing functio...

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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 s...

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EVE Online players can use in-game currency to pay for real-life graphics cards

Play vidyagames, get real stuff for vidyagames: That's how the EVE Online PLEX-for-graphics-cards thing works. Good night, everyone! OK, fine, in more detail this time: CCP Games, the developer behind EVE Online, has struck a deal with Nvidia for players to use in-game currency -- PLEX -- to purcha...

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It's-a Mario World: Coin Heaven

One of the first things we do Friday morning is pull out our huge Mario-themed dartboard from under the bed, blindfold ourselves, take a small sip of OJ, spin 2.5 times, then wildly toss sharp darts at what we hope is not anything expensive. When that whole process is finished, usually we have lan...

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Strong yen prompts Sony to lower production costs

While it's true that news involving global financial markets is about as exciting as an English Patient theme park ride, we managed to make it all the way through a recent Reuters article detailing ... something about dollars and yens. Oh, right. At a Taipei News conference, Sony laid out its strate...

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Bad at math? Use this MS Points converter

Been duped into forking over 200 "Microsoft Points" for some fancy horse armor, only to have your waning, embarrassingly poor math skills catch up with your error after the fact? "2.50? 2.50?! I coulda bought a bunch of gamertag pictures for that!" You're right dear reader, although we'd question t...

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