Microsoft is now accepting applications for Xbox Liveâ€™s major 2013 update, which will see MS points scrapped. Major Nelson announced the beta trial on his blog, and confirmed that participants will be able to buy products over Xbox Live using real currency, rather than Microsoft Points. Microsoft will post a beta FAQ later today, but for now you can register for a place in the limited beta trial by hitting the Xbox Beta Program tile on the 360â€²s dash today. The tile will appear across 41 territories at some point today, excluding Japan. Keep checking back if it hasnâ€™t emerged in your area yet. Source Major Nelson.