Gaming: The Fifth Network

The very public, very messy late-night fight between Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien and NBC didn't just offer interesting insight into the inner workings of network television, it reminded everyone that the TV isn't used only for watching shows anymore.

Video games, right behind bad programming and bad decisions, are television networks' biggest threat these days.

And the big three of gaming, Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony, aren't content to usurp the television with just video games, they're starting to replace the need for network television with their own form of programming.

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