Microsoft Stops Carnival Trickery, Sells Online Currency In Regular Increments

Microsoft used to pull the old carnival trick while selling you Microsoft points, having you buy them in 1,000 point ($12.50) increments to buy a game that costs 800 points ($10). You’d end up with some left over, which you’d feel as though you were wasting unless you re-upped and bought more games to reduce your balance to zero. Now that’s changed, Kotaku reports: Microsoft lets you buy them in 400 point increments.

It’s a nice, user-friendly turn worthy of praise — as well as bitching that it took so long to stop with the tomfoolery.

Microsoft Points Now Sold In More Reasonable Batches [Kotaku]