If you haven't already, when you connect to Xbox Live today, you'll get the console update that finally does away with Microsoft points. I logged in just now and had 680 points turned into $8.50.
Microsoft Points are going away very soon. Like, as soon as the next Xbox 360 system update. You'll be able to turn all your meaningless points into real money whenever that happens.
Xbox Live is doing away with Microsoft Points when the Xbox One launches, Microsoft's Marc Whitten just said at E3. Everything will then be priced in local currency.
So Microsoft is running a new promotion. It's called the "Halo 4 Combat Tour," and its purpose is to encourage you to play lots of Halo and buy lots of Halo-related things.
I hate Microsoft Points. I always have. And not simply because they're essentially a cheap scam to confuse you on how much you're actually paying. It's because this crappy "currency" doesn't act like any normal currency in the real world.
An algorithm that allowed the generation of working Microsoft point codes resulted in the unauthorized acquisition of what some claim could be as high as $1.2 million in virtual currency. Microsoft tells Kotaku that they looking into punishing those that took advantage.
Yeah, you can get 200 free Microsoft Points right now just for using Bing, the company's search engine. Sounds fast and easy, right? Wrong. Well, you must download the "Bing Bar," which only works - surprise! - on Internet Explorer.
Amazon's Xbox Live Store, which had allowed customers to buy Xbox Live Arcade games for their retail price instead of Microsoft Points, is no more. A notice posted on the Amazon site says it's no longer selling the games.
In a game where the enemy grows more powerful with each level, you're destined to die, but survive long enough in Dead Pixel Arcade's Xbox Live Indie game You Will Die and you might posthumously score 10,000 Microsoft points.
At some point over the last couple of days, Microsoft made a small yet significant adjustment to how you buy Microsoft points online. Notice the difference?
EA's running an online holiday special for the Xbox 360 beginning Christmas that takes a quick cost-benefit analysis to figure out, but as it returns you 800 Microsoft Points might be worth considering.
Microsoft wants to pay you $10 for purchasing all five of the games showcased in this year's Summer of Arcade promotion.
Two months ago, we reported that some video content on the Xbox Live Video Marketplace was priced high. 720 points ($9 USD) for a one hour 720p video. That's changed, a little.
Those of you adding Microsoft points to your account for the upcoming releases of Braid and Castle Crashers this month might want to add a few more than the 800 a shot we're used to. According to the official Japanese Xbox 360 blog, August 6th's Braid will be setting gamers back 1200 Microsoft Points ($15), with…