free-xboxliveOut with the old, and in with the new, or so the saying goes. The thing is, if something is not broken, why bother to introduce a fix? After all, one does not simply reinvent the wheel, but perhaps the folks over at Microsoft might be on to something here this time around. We are referring to whispers that Microsoft could very well ditch the idea of the Xbox Points system for their Xbox 360 console, and the thing to replace the outgoing Points system would be a gift card system. Hmmm, do you think that would work, assuming the rumors would eventually pan out to be true?

What is the deal with gift cards anyways? The Verge reports that these new gift cards will function in the same vein as that of Apple’s iTune cards, where Xbox owners are able to purchase virtual currency in order to buy content. Not only that, credit and debit card transactions will also be supported. At the moment, Microsoft does offer gift cards via actual retailers, although it is whispered that the new system will merge the different marketplaces such as the Windows Store, Windows Phone Store, and Xbox Marketplace into one unified space. Hopefully more will be revealed before the end of the month is over.

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