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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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MS Point scam cost Microsoft over $1 million

That seemingly unintelligible string of numbers and letters attached to MS Point cards and Xbox Live Gold trials has an underlying code, a kind of system in place, a group of hackers found out yesterday. Using old claimed codes, this group was able to come up with an algorithm to generate new, va...

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Deal: Snag 4000 MS Points for $40

Anyone looking to bulk up on MS Points, listen up: Buy.com (via its eBay outlet) is selling 4000 MS Point cards for $40 with free economy shipping. That's $10 off the usual price or, depending on how you look at it, 1000 MS Points for free. Act quickly, they're bound to sell out fast....

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Kmart offering 4000 MS Point card for $40 [update]

Update: Kmart.com stopped the promotion, citing an error in the company's computer system that has since been fixed. Sorry folks! In our never-ending quest to acquire all Microsoft Avatar clothing and props, we relish the moments when Microsoft Point cards are discounted in real-life money. This...

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MS Points now sold in $5 increments

Do you smell that? Can you taste it? That, dear readers, is the sweet taste of freedom. In more exact terms, it's the taste of never being forced to buy extra Microsoft Points again. The problem with Microsoft Points has always been summed up pretty accurately by the age-old hot dogs vs. hot dog bu...

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800 MS point cards now available at retail [update]

Update: Upon further inspection, the pricing for 800 MS point cards looks to be $9.99 making it only $.01 cheaper than 1600 point cards. At retail in the U.S., Microsoft point purchasers only have one buying option and that's a 1600 Microsoft point card for around $19.99. But let's say a customer ...

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Fanswag: Win 1600 MS Point codes and Aces of the Galaxy

Let's face it, stuff on Xbox Live Marketplace can be expensive. Don't worry if your wallet is a little thin these days though, because we've got you covered. We have 19 1600 MS Point download codes, and we're giving them all away to you, our beloved readers. Will be giving away four of those codes...

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This week, Target has 1600 MS points for $15

This week's Target sales paper has a special gift for those who want relatively cheaper Xbox Live content: a 1600 Microsoft Points for $14.99 (plus applicable sales tax), a great price given the currency conversion of $20. So unless your state has a 34% sales tax (which would thus negate the sale),...

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Japan can now buy MSpoints via cell phone

We haven't heard news such as this since the last time Microsoft was showing off the so far poorly executed Live Anywhere. Beginning Monday, the Japanese phone service provider NTT DoCoMo will allow its users to pay for MSpoints or a Gold Subscription right from their phone. Any purchases made via t...

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