Eat this PS3:
Beginning on its first anniversary, November 22, Xbox 360 will become the first gaming console in history to provide HD TV shows and movies directly to gamers in their own living rooms. Xbox 360 gamers will be able to download full-length TV shows to own, and will be able to rent movies via download from the Xbox Live® network, the world leader in online distribution of high-definition gaming and entertainment content.
The initial lineup:
- Robot Chicken and Aqua Teen Hunger Force from The Cartoon Network's Adult Swim.
- CSI, Survivor, and remastered episodes of classic Star Trek from CBS.
- Emmy and Peabody award-winning comedy South Park and Chappelle's Show from COMEDY CENTRAL.
- The Real World and Pimp My Ride from MTV.
- Avatar: The Last Airbender and SpongeBob SquarePants from Nickelodeon.
- Skyland and The Nicktoons Network Animation Festival from Nicktoons Network.
- Mission: Impossible III, Nacho Libre, and Jackass: The Movie from Paramount Pictures.
- Carpocalypse and Raising the Roofs from Spike TV.
- Race Rewind provided by NASCAR.COM.
- Select episodes of the original season of The Ultimate Fighter reality series and UFC: All Access from the UFC.
- Breaking Bonaduce and Hogan Knows Best from VH1.
- The Matrix, Superman Returns, and Batman Forever from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.
I still have 2 concerns:
- Hard drive space. Have I missed something, or is there a larger hard drive on the way?
- Repairs. We have had 2 units die on us and have sent them in to be repaired. When they come back our purchased download games do not work. We had to call Microsoft to get our points back. But at least they gave them back.
I'll probably only use this for rentals. But that is still huge. Hopefully after their library gets stocked better they will offer an all-you-can-watch plan like they do with their music services. Man that could really hurt cable and satellite. And since they are trying to play nice with cable, I don't think we will see this soon.
Here is the official announcement from Microsoft.