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Microsoft Doing Away with XBox Points

Written by Jeremy Shane on Friday, May 17 2013 and posted in News with Benefits

Microsoft Doing Away with XBox Points

Microsoft plans to do away with its virtual currency and make use of actual money.

Source: The Verge

Changes are coming for XBox, a new dashboard update will be entering beta in the summer, probably to begin preperation for the transition to their next gen console, and their points system is being ended for XBox Live.

Microsoft already began moving away from virtual currency with the rollout of Windows 8 and that will continue into the Live service as they replace it with a gift card system.  Normal transactions using credit and debit cards will also be supported, but they also plan to offer a gift card voucher similar to Apple's ITunes that will use dollar values.

The new cards will also work across Microsoft's other marketplaces like the Windows Store and Phone Store.  More information should follow at E3 next month.


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About the Author - Jeremy Shane

Jeremy was born in a small mountain village of a strange foreign land called Weystvurginea.  Banishment for liberal views saw him spend years wondering the east coast until he decided to bike to California.  When he saw how long a trip it was, he drove instead.  Now he's living it up in a low humidity climate, sometimes working on his photography and when not, he writes for us covering books (by way of his blog: Reading Realms), gaming, tv, movies, comics, conventions in the SoCal area, and creates a weekly webcomic: A Journey Through Skyrim.  If you look for him offline, start in the L.A. area; online start at: for his profile and all the social networks he's on... or just follow him on twitter, he seems to be on there a lot: @jeremyshane.


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