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Xbox 360 users, soon you’ll no longer have to struggle with the awkward math that the Microsoft Points system currently offers. Microsoft recently told tech pub The Verge that it will ditch the system in preparation for its new console release.

Instead of forcing users to convert their real-world cash to the imaginary currency, Microsoft will start using gift cards and vouchers not unlike iTune’s own gift card system. Best of all, each card will use actual currency amounts, so if you buy a card for $5.00, it will be worth $5.00 on Xbox Live.

Users will also be able to directly purchase items by using their debit or credit cards. Furthermore, the new system will not be limited to just Xbox Live. Gift cards can also be used across the board at all of Microsoft’s marketplaces like the Windows Store and the Windows Phone ...

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