Originally Posted by Durquavian
Couple of things here and with your arguments. First it has always been MS aim to be the "hub of entertainment" having your devices all of them linked. 360 can link to your computer. The TV part is nothing new just growing bigger.
not to mention, the Xbox 360
's name. Why is it 360?
The name Xbox 360 is supposed to reflect that it was designed to be the "center of your entertainment experience", by playing games, connecting to Windows PC's to retrieve media, playing DVD's and the now-defunct HD-DVD. This is coming more into fruition over time as they add integration for things like Netflix, Twitter and ESPN. Therefore, the 360 is referring to 360 degrees of a circle, which correlates to the description of "center of your entertainment experience".
It's a good thing these consoles can do more than just gaming, otherwise, there'd be weeks/months at a time when it'd just sit there never being touched like a big eye sore..7-8 years from now when these consoles are grotesquely outdated, it'll be the "amenities" that tide me over, just as Netflix, Youtube App, System Video Player, the Machinima Apps are doing now.