via The Verge.Microsoft has started to remove its Points payments system as the default way to pay for music downloads and movie rentals or purchases in Windows 8. The recent change affects the way Windows 8 users will pay for digital content in the operating system. Previously, in Windows 8 betas, Microsoft used its Points system for all Video purchases and rentals.
The controversial currency for Xbox Live and the Zune Marketplace has been widely used across the Xbox 360 to purchase Xbox Live Arcade games, gamertag pictures, and other downloadable content. The system means users have to purchase bundles of points that equate to 80 Microsoft Points for every $1. In our own testing in the final copy of Windows 8, we are now able to pay for music or purchase and rent movies in the Xbox Video store by using a credit card. You're still able to use Microsoft Points, but the store defaults to credit card transactions. A welcome change from the confusion of having to convert Microsoft Points to currency in order to assess the true cost of a rental or purchase.
We have reached out to Microsoft for comment on the change and we'll update you accordingly. Xbox 360 consoles appear to still be using the Microsoft Points system for now, but the change on the Windows 8 side will likely make its way to the Xbox with a dashboard update due later this month.
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About time they thought about dropping their 'currency' in favour of real money. It was needless.
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I "get" the reasons why they did it....so that a product in the US that cost 800 ms points would also cost 800 ms points in say Europe. But that was more for ease of advertising and simplicity for them. I would rather have the amount in currency as well.
I hate the point system. Just a rip off scam by MS so that you have to buy more points than you actually need in order to purchase the item that youre buying.
ROFL, The Verge are the only ones who gave Fora Horizon 6/10.
I don't think any should believe a word they say frankly.
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Sites like polygon, simply review the odd big title. Which means their scale isnt even remotly indicitive.
Is RE6 really a 4.5/10 game? I hadnt read anywhere else it was that bad.
That would indicate almost unplayable.
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Microsoft has started to remove its Points payments system as the default way to pay for music downloads and movie rentals or purchases in Windows 8.
The article does not talk about the points system for X360 being phased out......although we can speculate that it might follow suit.
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I've only ever known Edge to give out low scores. With IGN, I just feel like they post a controversial article to garner more hits and they're used to it. I never really paid attention to their reviews.
This is getting off-topic though. Sorry.Thanks to Kwes for the signature!
I just feel when you limit your reviwing to big games, your not really getting the big picture.
If you like, I think Polygon review games out of 10, but compared to other sites, they are really reviewing games on a 1-10 which would sit probably somehwere betwen 6-10 on a normal scale, if that makes sense.
But yeah weve strayed.
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