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Microsoft Points Trouble: Microsoft doesn't like money.

pursuing MS points. That's how my day has passed.

As well known, I finally got my own 360 and I am over the top happy about it. So, the next step is to connect to Xbox Live and enjoy all the content that MS offers.
It is well known that, despite the rest of the Europe, Greece does not have official support of XBL. Even tough its sales are great, Microsoft decided that we have to cheat the system, saying that we are in UK.
Not only that, but also the debit and credit card assigned to Greek Banks can not buy anything.

Frustrating to say the least, is the purchase of MS points. Since I can't add points through the marketplace at the Dashboard, I have to go through the Internet and try to find someone who sells prepaid cards so I can finally buy Braid and other goodies.

I first tried Google. It was amazing how many frauds there are. 2 out of 3 results were about "free MS points and how to get them". It looks like there are a lot of stupid guys that believe in this crap.

I Found www.gamepointsnow.com. It looked promising and I gave it a try, but it was out of stock.

I just couldn't buy anything on Ebay because my paypal account is a mess

Other online stores sell only US codes.

How am i supposed to get those fucking MS points? Any recommendations?
I got so dizzy that i'll go to get some sleep after i finish this post.

oh btw Here's a petition on bringing XBL in Greece. I am not an activist junkie or sth but someone has to do something about it...
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About Mariolandone of us since 7:35 PM on 02.04.2008

Hey! I'm a 24 years old man and I'm living in Greece. Video games aren't banned in Greece.

Here's another update to my blog description.
Hi, I'm Marioland and I'm a gamer for a long long time. Greece sucks in general. I'm still practically unemployed. We have a VAT rate at 24% for everything except milk and the cost of living vs the salaries are so unequal, that it is needed to have two jobs in order to run your own house. We are the generation that grew up and stays in parents' basements.

My angst for the lame gamers in Greece is now silenced. Everybody plays as they want. I don't care. I have enough friends to play with so, random matches are a stranger to me.

Younger gamers still can't afford to READ the solution for a game. Let alone play it themselves.

And, yeah. Somehow I feel happy. Also, I kinda like gaming on iDevices, as long as it's not an iPhone.

I am growing old to the gaming journalism, but I still count my self as a newcomer. I contribute to a greek gaming site called Game 2.0 where I post news, reviews and editorials. It's all in Greek so, it will be kinda Greek to you.
I still believe that gaming journalism is a harsh place. Everything you do gets a lot of negative attention (that's kinda good in a cynical point of view). But, now I know more of the people in other sites, I could see that some of them are actually good people.

Anyways, I own a DSi, a PSP, an Xbox 360, a Wii and an iPod Touch 4G 32GB. Feel free to ask me for friendship on these platforms. It would be nice to get my ass handed to me by someone from Dtoid.

Keep Gaming!

Update kinda lame. But I had fun changing it!
Xbox LIVE:leeonardo
Mii code:Marioland


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