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RumorTT: Microsoft to do away with Points in Windows 8, uses currency instead

Rumor: Microsoft to do away with Points in Windows 8, Xbox likely to follow.
By: Trace Hagan | Operating Systems News | Posted: Oct 8, 2012 5:32 pm

Windows 8 is bring with it significant changes to the Windows operating system. No more desktop, tablet-friendly, and Xbox Live integration, to name a few. Today, it is being reported that Windows 8 will be doing away with Microsoft Points, the virtual currency that has been the bane of every gamers' existence.




This isn't the first rumor where Microsoft has been said to be doing away with points. A month or two ago, a picture slipped online showing that Xbox has switched away from using Points. Microsoft later said that that was a mistake and did not signal that the system would be moving away from the virtual currency.


If Windows 8 does move away from Points, which it likely will, Xbox should quickly follow since Windows 8 will be using Xbox Live accounts to do transactions. It would be stupid to either have two separate accounts or for Microsoft to show the balance one way on one system and in another currency on the other.


What are your thoughts on Microsoft Points?


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