Neowin News Feed for: Points Neowin News Feed for: Points en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Microsoft Rewards reportedly coming to France on June 12 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Following its UK launch, it appears that Microsoft is gearing up to introduce its Rewards program in France. The service rewards users for utilizing Microsoft&#039;s services and purchasing its products. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Thu, 08 Jun 2017 06:06:01 +0000 Microsoft rebrands Bing Rewards, major changes in tow <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has rebranded Bing Rewards to &quot;Microsoft Rewards&quot;, and has made major changes as well, including the introduction of new methods to earn redeemable credit - now known as &quot;points&quot;. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Wed, 17 Aug 2016 10:50:01 +0000 RIP Microsoft Points? MS announces move to 'real money' for Xbox One [Update] <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/2047505134xbox-live-2013-icon-green.png" alt="" /></div>Microsoft says purchases on its Xbox One will ditch the confusing Microsoft Points system in favour of payments in local currency, although it&#039;s not clear if this will extend to purchases on Xbox 360. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Mon, 10 Jun 2013 18:03:47 +0000 Microsoft Points system unfair to Japan, says XBLA dev <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1123078094xboxarcade_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Japanese game developer Hiroyuki Maruyama has complained about the method Microsoft uses for developer payouts through XBLA, claiming it&#039;s unfair and off-putting to Japanese Xbox 360 developers <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tim Schiesser) Thu, 24 Jan 2013 08:53:24 +0000 Non-US customers paying up to 25% more for Microsoft Points <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src=" Points Adjusted_thumb.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft Points are a necessary purchase for anyone wishing to purchase content within Microsoft&rsquo;s Xbox, Zune, and Windows marketplaces. Prices remain constant, and the points were originally launched around the world at prices comparative to... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brody McKee) Sun, 01 Aug 2010 03:10:52 +0000 Microsoft: Pac-Man: Championship Edition is worth 800 points <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Aaron Greenberg, group product manager for Xbox 360 and Xbox Live has spoken out amid complaints from some users, explaining why Pac-Man: Championship Edition costs 800 Microsoft Points, unlike most 'retro' titles which are half... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Todd Tanner) Tue, 12 Jun 2007 18:01:39 +0000 New Gears of War maps coming Thursday - for 800 MS points <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Remember that story about the new Gears of War content Epic was creating? How Epic wanted to give the content away for free, and Microsoft was preventing them because they wanted to charge for it?... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Todd Tanner) Tue, 01 May 2007 16:19:05 +0000 Google patent points to voice search <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A recently published patent provides further evidence that Google is developing a voice-activated search engine. Patent No. 7027987, of which Google is the assignee, concerns &quot;a voice interface for search engines. Through the use of... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Stanclift) Thu, 13 Apr 2006 13:11:03 +0000 Video Game Report Card points fingers at game industry <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>National Institute on Media and the Family says game ratings are ineffective; ESRB begs to differ. For the ninth year in a row, the National Institute on Media and the Family released... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 24 Nov 2004 17:30:12 +0000 Experiment points to new spin on storage <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In an experiment that could bring the computing world closer to an advanced method of data storage, a team of scientists successfully reproduced an image that was digitally encoded and momentarily stored within a liquid... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Tue, 03 Dec 2002 11:18:45 +0000