The next Xbox 360 update will finally officially kill Microsoft Points dead. All your points will be converted over to an amount of currency equal to or greater than your points. Any Microsoft Points Cards will still be valid too (and transferred to real dollars). [Microsoft]
According to The Verge, Xbox Points are finally going to die. Rumor is that Microsoft will move to a gift card system not unlike iTunes. The system's said to work across Windows Store, Windows Phone Store, and Xbox, with a launch as soon as E3. We'll see.
Microsoft Points are the worst. You're already trying to spend money—why do you need to send your cash to a halfway house of misleading round numbers and uneven transactions? You shouldn't. And thankfully, it seems that Microsoft finally agrees, and is doing away with Microsoft Points.
Microsoft points are the digital currency you use to buy Xbox and Zune content, and you can buy cards that are pre-loaded with points to enter in to your account. Problem? Just like with the iTunes gift cards, somebody discovered the algorithm Microsoft uses to generate valid codes, and loosed it onto the internet.
One of the most annoying aspects of the Xbox 360 Marketplace is Microsoft Points, a fake currency used to buy games and add-ons that obscures how much real money you're spending. But that may be on the way out.
Here's an interesting fact about Microsoft Points-the fake currency used in the Xbox 360 and Zune Marketplaces-that we just learned yesterday: points expire. If you've got promotional, contest, or giveaway points from Microsoft for doing something or other, you should check out their billing site. These actually…
Good news procrastinators and slackasses! Have you still not bought The Orange Box or another appropriately awesome game for your best bud with an Xbox 360? No worries, just give them a shitload of Microsoft Points from the comfort of your lonely computer chair. As of yesterday, you can gift points from the Microsoft…