Xbox video marketplace updated

28 03 2007

As Microsoft launched a new version of the Xbox 360 today with a larger hard drive (and somehow made the price of the PS3 seem a lot more reasonable), they also gave users more TV and movies to fill it up with. Added to the list of existing 360 content for US users are shows like Dog the Bounty hunter, Criss Angel Mindfreak and Gene Simmons Family Jewels, along with some National Geographic documentaries. Riveting stuff I’m sure you will agree. High-def TV cost $3 an ep, standard definition $2.

I understand it’s very easy for anyone in the world to open a US account, but when are Microsoft UK going to pull their finger out and start offering some sort of programming to UK 360 users? Hell, I would take some old school comedy right now, just to know that deals were being put in place. wait, no I wouldn’t. In fact, I don’t even own a 360, but I do need more High-def content for my LCD, and if it were available in the UK through the 360 I would certainly consider buying one.

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I funded this advert!

25 01 2007

Well my new TV arrived today, a 26″ Sony bravia LCD. But you don’t have Sky HD or Telewest TV Drive, I hear you cry! What’s the point? You are quite right, I won’t be lining the pockets of Rupert Murdoch or Richard Branson to view slightly clearer pictures, but we all know there are other ways to get high definition content. Read more about my HD geekfest after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »





TV from my games console?

22 01 2007

One of the newest ways for people to watch downloaded content on their TV’s is through their shiny new games console. Both Microsoft and Sony have gone to great lengths to get their hardware in your living room, and neither one of them is satisfied with you just using it to play games…

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