Tag Archives: microsoft points
Mon, Sep 23, 2013 | 12:26 BST
Following Microsoft’s decision to bin its points-based currency system, Amazon has published product listings for pre-paid cards for Microsoft formats, complete with real-currency denominations.
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 | 14:02 BST
Microsoft has begun rolling out a new Xbox 360 system update that sees the company’s Microsoft Points currency come to an end.
Mon, Aug 12, 2013 | 05:47 BST
Microsoft has announced that it will discontinue Microsoft Points with the next Xbox 360 system update.
Thu, Jul 11, 2013 | 14:18 BST
Microsoft has confirmed that its old format of Xbox Live Rewards will be shelved next month to make way for a new scheme, which is set to be revealed on September 1.
Wed, Jul 10, 2013 | 22:38 BST
Xbox Live products will increase in price after Microsoft drops its points-based payment system in favour of real currency, according to sources involved in the company’s latest Xbox Live beta.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 | 13:08 BST
Microsoft will begin phasing out its MS Points system later this year in favour of real currency, and the company has published a handy guide to let us know just how it’s all going to play out. The changes will impact both Xbox One and Xbox 360.
Mon, Jun 10, 2013 | 20:47 BST
Xbox One will no longer use points. This was rumored a while back, sort of confirmed, but make 100% clear today. So now you know. When we know more about this we will update you as to what the specifics are.
Wed, May 15, 2013 | 13:41 BST
Microsoft will announce Microsoft Points will be culled with the release of its next Xbox console, according to a report.
Mon, Oct 08, 2012 | 12:08 BST
Microsoft is doing away with MS Points on Windows 8 and potentially Xbox 360 in favour of real currency, a new report has suggested.
Thu, Aug 09, 2012 | 10:32 BST
Xbox Live started displaying real money prices last night, but Microsoft has confirmed that this was a glitch and it intends to stick with Microsoft Points going forward.
Tue, Jan 24, 2012 | 09:24 GMT
Tue, Jul 26, 2011 | 20:53 BST
It’s time for your second round of Tuesday shorts. Enjoy.
Mon, Oct 25, 2010 | 14:32 BST
Welcome to the first in a brand new totally original weekly feature for VG247. Each week I’m going to be bringing you a selection of the finest gaming discounts various retailers are offering as they fight for access to your wallets. For regularly updated video game deals, head to SavyGamer.co.uk.
Get this week’s selection after the break.
Tue, Jan 26, 2010 | 17:14 GMT
A class action lawsuit against Microsoft has been filed in Philadelphia over the MS Points system used in Games For Windows Live Marketplace.
Apparently, excess points left over after purchasing items cannot be used.
Tue, Nov 03, 2009 | 09:50 GMT
Microsoft’s come clean about its rewards program, as you can see here. Basically, you get MSP for doing anything remotely useful to Microsoft.
Every time you renew your Live sub you get free points. Amazing, right? It’s only in the preview stage as yet, but free is free. No date on it going Live-wide.
Wed, Mar 18, 2009 | 09:23 GMT
According to this CVG story, Coca-Cola’s giving away $37,000 (£25,000) in MS Points on Live this week.
Yep: they’re free.
The partnership will see three million Points given away via a Happiness Factory promotion on Xbox Live.
Apparently you need to register on a Coke Zone site, or something.
More through there.
Fri, Dec 19, 2008 | 14:17 GMT
Don’t want Microsoft’s scheming corporate perverts to get an eyeful of your wallet’s private bits, but can’t afford to fork over $19.99 for a 1600 MS point card in these harsh economic times? Well then, your life is officially complete now that Microsoft has finished working the kinks out of its 800 MS point card.
The Microsoft-powered piece of plastic is currently priced at $9.99 – aka, 800 MS points. It’s also immaculately beautiful, and we have an overwhelming urge to buy a bunch and build a tiny castle out of them.
Thanks, Xbox 360 Fanboy.
Sat, Nov 15, 2008 | 11:08 GMT
Microsoft is giving people the chance of winning 500,000 MS Points with the “Download and Win” competition which runs from 06:01 PST on November 19 – NXE launch day – to 23:59 PST on November 23.
To enter, all you have to do is download some content from the following categories on Xbox Live during the period:
- TV Show
- Full Arcade Game
- Xbox Originals Game
- Game Add-On
- Music Video
The Prizes include:
- One Grand Prize of 500,000 MS Points
- Five 1st Prizes of 50,000 MS Points
- Ten 2nd Prizes of 10,000 MS Points
- Thirty 3rd Prizes of 5,000 MS Points
Judging by the time zones we’re guessing this is US only. We’ll check with MS UK first thing Monday.
By Mike Bowden
Sat, May 24, 2008 | 22:02 BST
According to this Wired report, Microsoft’s is to make Live points available through mobile phones in Japan via provider NTT DoCoMo.
The service is going live on May 26, early next week. Charge for the points is added straight to customers’ phone bills, apparently.