Items tagged with Microsoft Points

When it comes to game currency, the points system sucks, can we all agree on that? Converting dollars into points that are only available in certain increments inherently causes you to overspend, and it does it in a number of ways. For one, you may buy a bigger block than you would otherwise need if you could just pay with real money. It's also easier to spend points from a mental perspective than it is to fork over real currency, which is one of the reasons why casinos like to use poker chips. Xbox 360 gamers know what we're talking about, but thankfully, it appears as though Microsoft is phasing... Read more...
Microsoft has always taken a certain amount of flak over the fact that its XBox Live Marketplace (as well as the Zune and Games for Windows - Live stores) all use Microsoft Points as currency, but the recent actions of one unhappy customer have given the situation a new twist. Last week, Pennsylvania attorney Samuel Lassoff filed a class action lawsuit against Microsoft, claiming that the company's customers had been "exposed to point fraud, following fraud, breach of contract, negligence, unjust enrichment, and unfair business practices on the part of the defendant Microsoft Corporation."... Read more...