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Xbox Live Adds PayPal Payment Option

by on May 19, 2011

Today Xbox Live members are now able to use their PayPal accounts to purchase things off the marketplace. There will be following updates in the next couple of weeks to get the feature running smoothly and hopefully adjusting things like security so we don’t end up getting our accounts or money stolen from hackers although I would say that I feel like Xbox Live is pretty secure at the moment but let’s stay cautious. Major Nelson says that it would take days for the feature to make it’s way onto xbox live accounts across the world, so if you’re in europe and you still haven’t gotten the update….just be a little patient and it’ll come around.

The update will also include a cool auto-standby feature that puts your Xbox360 in sleep mode if it’s idle for more than one hour, helping to reduce the consumption of energy. It’s automatically enabled after the update so if you don’t want it on, you can go to your system settings to turn it off.

PayPal functionality will not be available in the following Xbox LIVE regions: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Finland, Greece, Hungary, India, Japan, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan

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