The Xbox 360, Now A True Cable Box Killer

tech crunch writes:

Microsoft just threw down at E3 2012. After exciting the crowd with Halo and Gears of War titles, the company unveiled new additions to the 360′s vast media offering. Don’t be distracted by the video game trailers: this is Redmond’s biggest news of the show. In fact the new offering could lead to a rival of the cord cutting movement.

The Xbox 360 has nearly always had an impressive suite of media streaming options with Netflix and others. For most households, though, the offering was never enough to replace cable. In fact, it was more of a supplement. But today’s announcement brings a host of new options, stations, and apps to the Xbox 360.

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PaPa-Slam3392d ago

That's where they should be focusing now, if the thinks keep on going the same way, the gamers will be left with no choice but to look the other way.

SKUD3392d ago

The fact that you still need a cable subscription kills the whole Idea for there big media pitches. They've got a very long way to go before its even a possible option to replace a cable box for an xbox on that entertainment front.

If anything happens to the box or remote I can just go down and get a free replacement throughout the life of the service. Will MS offer something like that?. Doubt it.