Live support for South Africa.. maybe..

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Eurogamer has put up a list of what is supposed to be in the forthcoming Xbox Live Spring update. The update this year is very minimal and by the look of it there is very little that is really going to be added to the system.

You can browse the whole list through the link at the bottom, however one little item popped up that has my mind spinning…

Apparently the next update is going to include “new payment methods for international users”. So what could that mean?

All internationally supported Live countries except credit cards and allow for points to be purchased in shops. I can’t see them allowing debit cards in some countries and not in the US (everything that says international is outside the US).

So are they going to allow us illegal folks to do a bank transfer or use a paypal derivative legally?

All we have ever really asked for is to be allowed to pay for Live access and points in our own currency, just like the PSN allows…. is this so difficult?

Xbox Live spring update details leaked? News // Xbox 360 /// Eurogamer

Last Updated: May 14, 2008

Gavin Mannion

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  • Lupus

    I can only dream

  • kay

    Podcast support finally! It will be quite a cool way to subscribe to video feeds, once released.

    kay’s last blog post..Donald Knuth Interview

  • Fox1

    Maybe they will dump us on one server for international gamers and charge us in our local currency. πŸ™„

  • Naudran

    I, for one, am not going to hold my breath

  • As much as I want to, I don’t trust the list.

  • I realy hope this is true…

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  • Charl

    So now you can add money to yer illegal account atleast?
    Come now, its high tide this gets fixed :/

  • The thing is – it’s not at all “illegal” to connect from a foreign country, even to subscribe from one. It’s “not supported” and hence on system credit card validation becomes illegal because of the incorrect address. But if you buy a points/subs card legally, technically it’s legit.

  • Jak

    Why is it that just about all your things are about 360 games? No MSG4 or anything.

  • ManesanZA

    True, up until recently it used to be a pain getting gamer points as well

  • LazySAGamer

    What is the appropriate way to handle this?

    Should I defend myself and point out that I posted about MGS4 yesterday and there is another story lined up tomorrow. Not to mention that I am in discussions to create a run up to MGS4…

    Or should I just ignore the comment and let people think I don’t care about what anyone thinks..

    Or say that there have only been three 360 specific posts out of the last 10 today…

    Maybe someone can guide me because people skills are not my strong point

  • Fox1

    Why is every story you posting is about the PS3 :mrgreen:

    Lazy just ignore those kind of comments πŸ˜‰

  • David

    They better do it…

  • bhw

    Some of us do appreciate your stirling efforts lazy. Keep up the good work πŸ˜€

  • Messiah

    hmm, don’t want to nit pick but it is Metal Gear Solid NOT Metal Solid Gear.

  • bhw

    Is’nt MSG4 the new AAA title by Aromat ? πŸ˜‰

  • My site is so gay that I need adverts to keep it alive.

  • LazySAGamer

    Wow that’s mature…

    Thanks for taking the time to reply with the same comment 4 times…

    I did expect more from a local though

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