Xbox 360 users have long been able to purchase Microsoft Points—the virtual currency for games, add-ons, video rentals, and other goodies on the Xbox Live gaming network—using their PayPal accounts, but an upcoming system update will soon allow gamers to access PayPay directly over their consoles without making an extra stop at Xbox.com.
It’s welcome news, especially for anyone who’d rather not plug their credit card number into Xbox Live after last month’s disastrous hack attack on Sony’s PlayStation Network; that said, you’d still need to trust PayPal with your precious digits. Nope, you can’t win.
P.S. The Xbox 360 system update, which should arrive on your console any day now, will also add an power-saving feature that will put your system to sleep after it’s been idle for an hour (and yes, you can disable the auto-sleep feature if you like).