Loud Mouthed Gamers: Microsoft and the National Football League have issued a press release announcing a partnership that is making the Xbox 360 the official console of the NFL.
wow,congrats to microsoft.
Big move from MS and I'm glad it's teaching youth to stay active and live healthy. Obesity is a big problem these days.
Yeah, it's a great partnership and tie-in for Microsoft and Kinect.
*Obesity is a big problem these days.* Blame that on the good for nothing parents nowadays. I mean come on how hard is it to get up for an hour or so and just go outside and play sports with your friends.Hell when i was little i would spend most of my time outside specially during the weekdays then on the weekends i would just game for half a day then go to the skate park or play some sports.
"Blame that on the good for nothing parents nowadays." Nah, blame it on really good games that you cant tear yourself away from the screen. I like to think I am good for something as a parent. I taught my son to play so now he earns my achievements for me. Does that count as child labor?
Xbox is slowly taking over now.
you're damn right it is ;)
Not really. An American organization teaming up with an American company. NFL is huge on staying 'American' since most of their employees are union. This is just a natural progression considering a very large portion of people who watch or attend NFL games also play games. Essentially, this is just an expansion to the ESPN feature already available on the 360. What would be awesome is if you didn't need to pay a monthly fee to Microsoft to access these features. As it is, this is the only reason I never use them since I can't justify paying for access to online features I can already get on the Web without an additional cost and considering I don't game online on my 360. Edit: Expected lots of disagrees, but I can guarantee that the NFL is motivated to stay 'American' considering my wife's insurance company, which is also staffed by union employees, used to handle the NFL insurance. NFL goes union where they can when they can. They stick American even more often. It wouldn't make sense for them to team up with Japanese companies on this. Probably the exact same with Japanese TV companies/sports programs being extremely unlikely to work with Microsoft on this sort of deal when there are local alternatives available.
Xbox is HUGE in America and Europe. It will stay on shelves for 5 more years at least. Xbox 360 will probably have sold close to a hundred million by the time they pull it
"Microsoft has already donated three Xbox 360′s to a local elementary school in Snohomish, Wash. as part of a visit by the Seattle Seahawks." Wow, don't go crazy now, that's like $600-$900 right there! Hope nobody at MS had to take a pay cut.
It's an elementary school hosting a visit not a gaming convention like COD elite where they provided hundreds of consoles.
Donated xboxes to a school? Wow.
The best American sport is now in league with the best American console. Congratulations!
Yes, the NFL, a group of grown men playing a schoolyard game and getting paid millions for it. The same men who, in a bad economical climate, went on strike in an attempt to get even more money for playing said schoolyard game. I remember hearing people say, "I'm done with the NFL, this is messed up that they're striking right now," but now those same people are saying, "Wow, the NFL's back, I'm gonna go buy my (insert team name here) stuff!" I'm all for fighting childhood obesity, and bravo to Microsoft for playing a part in that (with the obvious planting of their brand in the minds of future consumers) but I'm still not watching the NFL.
What is the value of being the 'official console?' I guess well see Madden ads stating that this holiday - but that's about it. They still can't make NFL video games (only EA can) and they're not the console with sunday ticket.
for the guy saying "sony falling" They are partners with the world cup and the champions league...
Xbox players are really jocks then.
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