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Xbox Live Microsoft Points

Microsoft announced today at E3 that they’re going to scrap their Microsoft Points system in Xbox Live in favor of a real money system. Under the current currency system, Xbox Live users must buy points to spend on games and other digital items. Under the new system, players will spend real money to buy games, completely forgoing points.

Microsoft will launch the real money system alongside the Xbox One. Although it’s set to completely replace the points system for both the Xbox One and the Xbox 360, they have not yet explained what will happen to Xbox Live users’ existing points after the change.


Joey Williamson
Joey is a summer 2012 graduate of the Studio Art program at Florida State University, where he focused in illustration and sculpture. He's currently employed part-time at Toys"R"Us, sitting on that job to buff up his resume while applying for other jobs more relevant to his degree. Things that you might catch him doing on his time off include frequent trips to the movie theater, throwing down some new sketches for project ideas that will never see the light of day, or crying about having to go to work the next day. To break the lull of his tears, he likes to watch anime and try out new games, particularly MMOs. He's a huge Sailor Moon fanboy, but also gives a 10 out of 10 to shows like Arakawa Under the Bridge, Katanagatari, and Kids on the Slope.