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MS explains why you can't use exact change on XBL

We're going to be honest with you: We hate MS points. It's not because they're inconvenient, if anything, they're too convenient, and far too easy to spend. Whenever we get a mittful of them it's like when we go to another country where the money looks so dissimilar to our own that we just pretend...

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Win free MS points from TheMan661

TheMan661, otherwise known as simply Frank, is offering up 1600 Microsoft Points to a lucky commenter with his Show Me The Money Points Contest. All you have to do is post a comment with either email address in the appropriate (mandatory) field, or if you'd rather have him message you over Xbox...

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Coke runs out of DS, Wii rewards in four days

Coke drinkers love them some Nintendo, it seems. The newest phase of the My Coke Rewards customer loyalty program, which began on April 16, was sold out of all available Nintendo merchandise by April 20, according to the deal-watchers on slickdeals.net. Yes, that means that at least a few people...

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Guitar Hero II song packs now Live, pricey

Good news: Just a week after the release of Guitar Hero II on the 360, a handful of songs from the original Guitar Hero have now become available as DLC on Xbox Live. Crappy news: You can pick up one of the three-song packs for the low, low price of ... $6.25! Hold on, we just choked on our picks....

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Stars, points and conversions

So, you folks over across the Atlantic pond, you have a bit of a step up on us statesiders. You know, except for those exorbitant prices. Anyway, when you purchase wonderful Nintendo products, you may redeem your purchases for "star points", which can then be used to obtain various wallpapers and...

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Wii Points cards are a no-go for Latin America

The good news: Wii channels will be available in Spanish. The better news? The only way to purchase Wii Points in Latin America will be via the Wii Shopping Channel -- they will not be available in stores. However, according to Melissa Wright, Nintendo's Manager of Sales and Marketing for Latin...

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Get MS Points for cheap at Buy.com

Grab 3200 Microsoft Points from Buy.com for only $31.53 (regularly $40) after using the Google Checkout option. It comes out to .98¢ cents a point, which is cheaper than MS's 1.25¢/pt. And every penny counts when you're paying for Lumines (again). [Thanks Fargo]...

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The interactive Wii cost calculator [update 2]

Let's face it: the true "price" of the Wii is nowhere close to two hundred and fifty dollars. It varies wildly from person to person, dependent on launch titles, extra controllers, and virtual console points. That's why some clever folks at N-sider.com have put together a lovely calculator for you,...

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Finding achievement difficulty ratings now effortless

Wondering which achievements are easier than a drunk prom date and, conversely,  which ones will drive you to the bottle? Achieve360points.com has added an achievement difficulty rating to every title in their sizeable database. Games are rated from "effortless" to "near impossible," with...

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And the Xbox Live grand total is...

We've said it before and we'll say it again: Xbox Live has come a long way since the launch of the 360. Content was few and far between back then. But now, with downloads in the millions, it's evident that gamers are hard pressed not to find something worth downloading or buying on the network. For...

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