A look at Stay in the Light, from one-man studio Sunside Games. Designed specifically for NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics cards.
Stay in the Light – Indie Horror Powered by Ray-Tracing
198X is endearing, and how it presents a compilation of sorts of an era is something that leaves a positive if not lasting impression.
198X Review - Coming of Age in the Arcade Era
We sit down with Blizzard to discuss the creation of its visually striking new zones – Nazjatar and Mechagon.
From Concept to Screen – World of Warcraft's Rise of Azshara
Techland's next parkour leap into Dying Light takes 'post-apocalyptia' to a new level as we explore...
Dying Light 2 - Renaissance Mad Max
Post by Dan @ 11:14am 27/08/13 | 1 Comments
The promised Xbox 360 system software update that finally implements the long expected removal of the Microsoft Points virtual currency from the system's digital marketplace has now gone live on Xbox Live, with all prices now listed in the user's local currency.

Polygon reports that the update is live in North America, and we've checked this out locally ourselves and can confirm it's now in place for Australian customers as well.

The Microsoft Points system had somewhat obscured regional price disparity on the system, as games and downloadable content were advertised at the same MS Points value in all territories, but the amount of local currency required to by an ammount of points diverged from the true exchange rate.

The new system in affect now is much more transparent, and functionally similar to Steam or PSN, and product pricing appears to be set by the game's publisher.

Comparing the US dollar versus Australian dollar pricing on several items reveals that a disparate markup is applied to many items, such as Activision's Call of Duty: Black Ops II Season Pass DLC package (US$49.99 versus AU$69.95), and Overkill's Payday 2 (US$34.99 versus AU$59.99) however others are actually equivalent.

Ubisoft's Flashback revamp can be had for US$9.99 on the US Xbox Live Marketplace, and it's only AU$9.95 locally, and Starbreeze's recently released Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is US$14.99 versus AU$14.95. Both of these had previously been priced at a single MS Points value globally, so are in affect cheaper now for Australians than they were yesterday.

You can compare more products yourself via marketplace.xbox.com/en-US and marketplace.xbox.com/en-AU .



microsoft pointsmicrosoftxboxxbox livexbox 360





Latest Comments
ThunderBunny
Posted 12:04pm 27/8/13
Just when you thought there was a push to reform global pricing differences for digital content. I dont understand how publishers can determine price variations when theyre not the ones actually selling the product. Am i missing something?
Commenting has been locked for this item.