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SIMPLYMIDGET
07-18-2012, 07:57 PM
What exactly is it, or supposed to resemble? What is the origin of this logo, anyone know? Google had no answer.

http://www.gamasutra.com/db_area/images/news2001/34589/microsoft_points.jpg

ChickinOnaChain
07-18-2012, 08:04 PM
I always thought it looked like a button.

warrenpaul
07-18-2012, 08:21 PM
Im a designer myself and the amount of logos you see what have nothing to do with the name is unreal, but if you turn that to the side it looks like an M

LawlCake1214
07-18-2012, 08:27 PM
Wow, I've never really thought about it. Like I've always knew what it looked like, but I never payed attention enough to realize what it's suppose to be in relation to Microsoft Points, lol.

norwegian mafiia
07-18-2012, 08:52 PM
It's an anti-pregnancy pill. Take my word for it!

Majin Dan
07-18-2012, 09:00 PM
Im a designer myself and the amount of logos you see what have nothing to do with the name is unreal, but if you turn that to the side it looks like an M
Or a W? :P

DOOKH8R
07-18-2012, 09:02 PM
Wu-Tang Financial

Gackt
07-18-2012, 09:10 PM
Wu-Tang Financial

This ^^
Found an older thread about it :D
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=299356

Spanish Assault
07-18-2012, 09:14 PM
Wu-Tang Financial
awesome reference....I miss that show.

"You need to diversify you bonds yo bonds n****"

OT: It's what I imagine microsoft points look like in real life....thats why they are so expensive.

warrenpaul
07-18-2012, 09:22 PM
Or a W? :P


o yeah! :p

SIMPLYMIDGET
07-18-2012, 09:22 PM
awesome reference....I miss that show.

"You need to diversify you bonds yo bonds n****"

OT: It's what I imagine microsoft points look like in real life....thats why they are so expensive.


I wonder why blue and not green?

Rapture639
07-18-2012, 10:55 PM
Does anyone know how to type that on the keyboard or is it something you can only type in a message if you're writing it on your Xbox?

SIMPLYMIDGET
07-18-2012, 10:58 PM
Does anyone know how to type that on the keyboard or is it something you can only type in a message if you're writing it on your Xbox?


Pretty sure it's only an Xbox character and not in text format, unless it's a customized font. Could be wrong though.

InsulinShaman
07-18-2012, 11:46 PM
I always thought it looked like a energy sword from halo if you look at it sideways :p

fastNcurious
07-18-2012, 11:53 PM
It's a futuristic, stylized version of someone's idea of a currency symbol. It looks kinda like the cents symbol, and the euro symbol...

Crimson Ridley
07-19-2012, 12:23 AM
To me, it looks like the blue sphere is a world and then the white "band" is going around the world or showing that the world is turning. "Money makes the world go round"?

InfamousVuk
07-19-2012, 04:53 AM
It's an anti-pregnancy pill. Take my word for it!

It's an E pill! sense almost everyone at M$ are tripping most of the time... (I have 2 friends working there...)

Which brings me to the next quote...

It's a futuristic, stylized version of someone's idea of a currency symbol. It looks kinda like the cents symbol, and the euro symbol...

And those E pills will become the global currency in the future.

EmporerDragon
07-19-2012, 05:13 AM
It's a moon, because they're moonbucks.

Spade.
07-19-2012, 05:57 AM
It's a hidden subliminal message.

SicklyPlague
07-19-2012, 06:31 AM
A futuristic version of pacman who had an unfortunate accident and a bit of him had to be removed.

CHIRUNO99
07-19-2012, 06:56 AM
http://www.edb.utexas.edu/petrosino/Legacy_Cycle/ab_mm_ca/images/spaceship.jpg


Microsoft Currency is Spaceships! You pay for games using spaceships!

StayonTarget
07-19-2012, 07:14 AM
I would say nothing. Or it's an inside joke.

DecadentBeaver
07-19-2012, 10:35 AM
I'm lovin the conspiracy theories here lol. Although I have nothin to add that could top some of these ideas loll

Akuza
07-19-2012, 10:39 AM
From what I understand it's Microsofts "currency" sign

Like there's ,€,$, and then specifically for the Xbox, there's the sign above which isn't on any keyboard anywhere...apart from the Xbox controller keyboard!

LankstaTDOT
07-19-2012, 11:01 AM
I see M-I-C-(no R)-O-(no S)-(no F)-(no T). Guess they came up with their own little currency symbol.

Wortsenawl
07-19-2012, 11:16 AM
I always thought it looked like a energy sword from halo if you look at it sideways :p

Me too... in fact, when I first saw it I wondered why they would put Halo weaponary as option to place in messages. Silly me.

XI Catman
07-19-2012, 11:00 PM
Lol Iv never even thought about it

Joel78
07-20-2012, 02:00 AM
Looks a bit like Pacman with a broken jaw.

Thee Elf
07-20-2012, 02:56 AM
I was thinking Pacman in a super suit (blue) with a silver visor and he got an upgrade with an eye in the back of his head hence the visor on the back of this head.

FFFreak1129
07-20-2012, 03:10 AM
I never thought about it. Now that I'm looking at it though the first thing that came to mind was what Chicken on a Chain said. A button.

Burnout x360a
07-20-2012, 08:50 AM
Until this thread I can't say I ever thought about and even now it's whatever.

mrj3d
07-20-2012, 02:04 PM
LOL, never really thought about it. Guess I always just assumed it was MS's currency symbol.

CodeN427
07-20-2012, 03:11 PM
Kinda a currency symbol I think.

xbear352x
07-20-2012, 08:54 PM
It is a weird little symbol.

DragonsGoMOO
07-20-2012, 08:57 PM
It's nothing. It's just something they created so it can become popular, or used in later editions or whatever else they put out.

Chaz Of Sparta
07-21-2012, 09:09 AM
I always thought that it was supposed to resemble an 'M' when you tilted it to the side, but that's probably not right.

KnucklesV6
07-21-2012, 06:17 PM
Always looked like a blue orb type ball to me. Hard to explain.

SIMPLYMIDGET
08-02-2012, 06:38 PM
saw this advertisement, looks like one of those... lol well... butt cushions.

http://i49.tinypic.com/mb0q4y.jpg

CHIRUNO99
08-02-2012, 09:09 PM
I think they're trying to make it be more like a Handegg (American Football) but I'm not sure why the green, looks like a haemorrhoid cushion to me now that you've mentioned cushion.

Spanish Assault
08-02-2012, 11:11 PM
I think they're trying to make it be more like a Handegg (American Football) but I'm not sure why the green, looks like a haemorrhoid cushion to me now that you've mentioned cushion.
not sure who calls the football "handegg" but if you do then you're just silly.

It's not even in an egg shape and it's brown. there are no brown eggs...well there are but who eats brown eggs.

If anything is should be called hand and football....or The Fun Football.