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Mark your calendars folks; today is the day that Microsoft officially succeeded in its efforts to transform the Xbox 360 from merely a video game system to a bona-fide general purpose living room set-top box. That's because, for the first time ever, Microsoft now says that time spent on general "entertainment" use of Xbox Live has officially surpassed time spent on multiplayer gaming.

The total hours spent on Xbox Live have increased 30 percent year over year, Microsoft said, growing to an incredible 84 hours a month average for Xbox Live Gold members (that average stood at 60 hours last June). Most of that growth came from increased use of entertainment apps such as Netflix, Hulu Plus, ESPN and Zune Marketplace on Xbox Live, which Microsoft says saw more than double the usage over the last year. With today's release of new entertainment apps including Comcast, HBO Go and MLB.tv, that rate of increase seems likely to continue.

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I always did like XBox service better then what the PS3 offered

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Perhaps if they had better games it could change again...


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Perhaps if they had better games less 12 year olds it could change again...
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Perhaps if they had better games less 12 year olds it could change again...
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I suspect you mean if they made games for adults it would be more attractive to other people besides twelve year old children?

I can attest to some truth being in that statement, but overall, a child's attention span is waning, so if the game isn't "good enough", the above poster is correct, the game would cause a loss of interest entirely, by all users...
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I suspect you mean if they made games for adults it would be more attractive to other people besides twelve year old children?
I can attest to some truth being in that statement, but overall, a child's attention span is waning, so if the game isn't "good enough", the above poster is correct, the game would cause a loss of interest entirely, by all users...

I mean that myself and a lot of people I know do not game online on the Xbox as its all children cursing and shouting racist nonsense. Thus why Xbox is used for more entertainment/content streaming apps rather than games.
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I very rarely game on my 360, usually watch movies or play music. IF I do play then it's usually single player.
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Microsoft accomplished in a few years what Sony has spent a lifetime trying to. I guess in the end.. the best always do come out on top.
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true!kinect and xbox 360 really started this thing on a path we hadnt expected!now?wow cant wait to see what next xbox will bring to the customer!
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